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Welcome to Logan Square!

The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce is an association of over 150 local businesses including restaurants, retailers, doctors, lawyers, beauty salons, realtors etc. As a delegate agency of the City of Chicago, we help existing business owners achieve success, advocate for community improvements and encourage new businesses to locate in our community. Read more about the Chamber and how to contact us.

Logan Square Chamber Networking With Bernie

Monday, May 8th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Logan Square Library
3030 W Fullerton Av.
Free event, you may bring your own lunch

We have an awesome structured networking forum!
Business building skills & progressing networking are presented.
Leads, Referrals & Power Partners
This allows everyone a chance for great connections.
Excellent transportation & free off street parking.

Our sponsors: Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, Logan Square Library & Networking With Bernie

Register HERE

Street Cleaning Starts April 1st

Chicago's street sweeping season will begin April 3rd and run through mid-November. If a street is scheduled for sweeping, a temporary no parking sign will be posted along the route the day before service to ensure curb-to-curb cleaning. Some arterial streets may already have permanently posted signs that specify a once-per-week period when parking is prohibited due to sweeping.

Residents who need more than one day notice of street sweeping should contact their local ward sanitation office.

City of Chicago Checkout Bag Tax is Effective February 1, 2017

To encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags, the City of Chicago is implementing a $.07 tax on each paper and plastic bag provided by stores to carry out purchased items.

For more information and instructions to retailers click here

Our accountant Nancy McLelland wrote a short blog to help us understand this tax. Please take a moment to read this very useful piece of information by following this link http://www.thedancingaccountant.com/?p=449.

2017 Sidewalk Cafe Season Applications Available

The 2017 Sidewalk Café Season begins on March 1st and ends on December 1st. Sidewalk Café Permits have a 9 month term, and must be applied for, and issued, every year. Businesses with a valid Retail Food Establishment License may apply for a Sidewalk Cafe Permit to serve food outside their restaurant on city sidewalks. Applicants intending to serve liquor at a Sidewalk Cafe must have a valid Liquor License pursuant to Chapter 4-60 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago. Completed applications may be submitted via mail, or in person, to the Small Business Center in City Hall, Room 800, 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60602.

For detailed information and to apply Sidewalk Café Application Information Package.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance From the City

Chicago's 2017 free tax preparation assistance kicks off this month at 19 locations city-wide. This program helps Chicagoans get millions of dollars in income tax refunds. Families earning up to $55,000 or individuals earning up to $30,000 are eligible to take advantage of the City's free and confidential income tax assistance at 19 sites across Chicago. Volunteer tax preparers certified through IRS-approved training will assist them with federal and state income tax returns for the 2016 tax year. Sites will be open between late January and mid-April 2017, but please refer to the links below for specific information on the location and hours of the sites. This year, eligible individuals and families with children could receive up to $6,896 from the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits alone, not including other valuable credits. But many eligible Chicagoans may not claim all the income tax credits they deserve without the help of knowledgeable preparers.

For more information about how to access the free tax assistance program, Chicagoans can: Call the City's 311 helpline, visit the City's tax assistance website at taxprepchicago.org, visit the Center for Economic Progress website at economicprogress.org or call 312-252-0280, visit the Ladder Up website at goladderup.org or call 312-409-4719
Visit the IRS website at irs.gov and type "free tax help" in the search box or call 800-829-1040

New Disability Regulations Take Effect on July 1, 2017

On July 1, 2017, new disability rights regulations passed by the Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR) will go into effect. These regulations will set out what businesses are required to do to satisfy their obligations under the Ordinance to make their goods and services accessible to people with disabilities. Between now and July 1, 2017: Businesses are required to provide the same level of service and access to their facilities and products to people with disabilities as are offered to the rest of the general public, unless it creates an undue hardship, in which case the business must find a way to offer such services in an adequate alternative manner. For some businesses, this will include making physical alterations to their facilities to make them more accessible (e.g. installing ramps, widening doorways).

For more details click here

If you would like to discuss further or have questions, please call CCHR Deputy Commissioner, Matt Lango at 312-744-5620.

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Annual Citywide Clean & Green

Saturday, April 22nd various times
Various Locations

You and your neighbors can make an immediate difference in your community by volunteering for Chicago's citywide day of service. Clean and Green is a great opportunity for residents, school groups and community organizations to team up and beautify areas in their neighborhood. The City will provide the brooms, rakes, shovels and bags needed for clean-up projects.

Call 311 to register. Deadline to register is April 19th.