by / Thursday, 19 March 2020 / Published in Press Releases

With the heightened concerns raised by the Center for Disease Control in response to the COVID-19 situation, the Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation office will be closed to the public until further notice. Our staff will continue to monitor our voicemail and email as we work remotely.

We will continue to monitor the situation and share updates as they become available.

Below are some links to help you find information that can help you during this time:

Letter from Michael Cassa, President & CEO, Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation

Governor Pritzker’s Executive Orders:

Restore Illinois: Phase 3 Guideline for Reopening Business

Governor Pritzker Announces Plan to Reopen Illinois

Illinois Essential Businesses and Operations FAQ

Governor Pritzker’s Stay at Home Executive Order (4/30/2020)

Governor Pritzker’s April 30 Disaster Proclamation

State of Illinois

COVID-19 Local Economy Task Force

Emergency Small Business Loan Fund

State of Illinois COVID-19 Response

Illinois Department of Health COVID-19 page

Illinois Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program

Local Government:
Village of Downers Grove
DuPage County
Reinvest DuPage Small Business Relief Grant Program

workNet DuPage


Small Business Administration:

Economic Disaster Loan Program
Paycheck Protection Program
SBA Updates

Small Business Development Center

Free Assistance from the SBDC

Federal Stimulus

Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program

CDC and WHO:
CDC Guidance on Group Gatherings
CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers 
CDC: Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
CDC: COVID-19 Information for Travelers
WHO: Getting Your Workplace Ready For COVID-19

IRS Tax Relief


Restaurant Resources:

Village of Downers Grove Rules for Outdoor Dining
IL Restaurant Assn

Thank you for your understanding and stay well.