Wilmette Approves Additional Business Assistance Program to Support Restaurants

The Wilmette Village Board approved an additional $169,249 economic relief package to support Wilmette restaurants in response to stricter mitigations imposed by the State of Illinois in Region 10 (suburban Cook County). These new restrictions have a significant impact on the restaurant industry, including a ban on indoor dining and reduced capacity and party sizes for outdoor dining. The program is provisional: it will take effect if the current mitigations put in place on Oct. 28 extend beyond four weeks, which would be Nov. 25. The program will provide financial support to restaurants through a municipal sales tax rebate program.

Click here to view the program press release.


Click here to view program rules.


Click here to view the program application.



This post was updated on 11/16/2020.