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Important Links

Whether you are an established business here in Chicago or are looking to start a business, there's a lot of help out there. One of the most helpful sources is the City of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. From business license application or renewal to business workshops, the BACP is there to help. Visit them at their website to see what they have to offer.

Find available commercial real estate, view incentive programs in a particular area, read about community areas and more with the Site Selector from World Business Chicago.

Looking for free legal assistance for your small business? Attend one of these Free Legal Clinics offered by The Law Project and the City of Chicago's Neighborhood Business Development Centers.

The Law Project of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights provides free legal assistance, education and training to community based nonprofit organizations, low/moderate income entrepreneurs and low-income first time homebuyers. To learn more about The Law Project or apply for legal assistance, visit their website or contact them at or 312-939-3638.

Local Ward Offices

Contact your Alderman

26th Ward, Roberto Maldonado
29th Ward, Chris Taliaferro
30th Ward, Ariel Reboyras
31st Ward, Milly Santiago
35th Ward, Carlos Rosa
36th Ward, Gilbert Villegas
37th Ward, Emma Mitts

Government Websites

City of Chicago

City of Chicago
311 Services online (or call 311)
Chicago City Clerk
Chicago Department of Housing & Economic Development
Chicago Park District
Chicago Police Department
Chicago Public Library
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
City Colleges of Chicago
Minimum Wage info
Parking payments

Cook County

Cook County Info Center
CC Clerk
CC Assessor
CC Recorder of Deeds
CC Sheriff
CC States Attorney
CC States Attorney Bad Check Program
CC Treasurer
Forest Preserves of Cook County

State of Illinois

Official State of Illinois site
Business Link to State
IL All Kids Health Care Coverage
IL Attorney General
IL DCEO/Small Business
IL Dept of Employment Security
IL Dept of Healthcare & Family Services
IL Dept of Labor
IL Dept of Public Aid
IL Dept of Revenue
IL Dept of Financial & Professional Regulations
IL House of Democrats
IL Secretary of State
IL Tourism
Home Weatherization Assistance
Low Income Energy Assistance


Federal Govt. Info Center
Business Link to Government
College Grants/Loans
Department of Housing
Do Not Call List
Federal Trade Commission
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Social Security Administration
Veterans Affairs
Volunteer Opportunities
White House
US Government Jobs
US Postal Service

Call NWCCC at 773-558-8743 or email if you have questions about the links listed above.