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Announcing the Chi Biz Strong Initiative


BACP is pleased to announce that Chicago’s City Council passed the Chi Biz Strong Initiative on June 25, 2021. This bold legislative package contains a number of initiatives to help jumpstart our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and set our businesses, workers and consumers on the path towards a stronger future. 

What this means


Effective January 1, 2022:

  • Contract Requirement for Domestic Workers: Care workers have been hard-hit by the pandemic and face high rates of exploitation. Beginning in 2022, all domestic workers must be provided with a written contract that sets forth their wage and work schedule to ensure accountability, transparency and predictability. More details will be shared as the effective date approaches.

Effective March 1, 2022:

  • Legalized Sidewalk Signs: Currently, A-Frame, T-Frame or other temporary self-supporting sidewalk signs are prohibited. Beginning next March, businesses will for the first time be able to receive a low-fee permit allowing them to advertise their business legally with a sidewalk sign. More information will be shared as the effective date approaches. 

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