News and Announcements

Back to Business (B2B) Grants for Creative Arts, Hotels & Restaurants

The Back to Business (B2B) grant program provides recovery grants for businesses in the hardest-hit industries.  Through the state’s B2B and Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Programs, DCEO has provided more than $535 million to more than 15,000 businesses since the start of the pandemic.

Eligible restaurants, hotels and creative arts businesses are eligible to apply for $175 million in available grant funding as part of our efforts to support ongoing recovery in hard-hit industries. All applicants will receive a grant as long as they meet eligibility requirements, submit proper documentation and attestations required by the program. 

The program design for B2B Restaurants, B2B Hotels, and B2B Arts, respectively, are based on legislation which established the Restaurant Employment and Stabilization Grant Program (20 ILCS 605/605-1100), Hotel Jobs Recovery Grant Program (20 ILCS 605/605-1095), and the Illinois Creative Recovery Grant program (30 ILCS 709/40).

Applications will be open between April 5 and May 10, 2023. DCEO encourages applicants to familiarize themselves with program eligibility requirements and reach out to local community navigators with any questions. 


For additional information go to:



Community Navigator Support Information:

Over 100 community navigators are available across the state to provide support and to help navigate the application process. To identify Navigator Support, please view the following:   


Eligibility & Program Information

A brief summary of program information can be found here:

Funding Available $50 million $75 million $50 million 
Award Range $5,000-$50,000 Up to $1,500 per room $5,000-$250,000
Impact of Receiving Prior Award

Ineligible if business received any prior state relief funding (B2B, BIG, RRF) or more than 10K in local funding 

Businesses who received federal funding, including PPP are eligible.

Amount of state or local grants received deducted from overall award amount. Grant based only on 2021 losses for businesses that received prior state relief funding (BIG or B2B)
Spending Guidelines Flexible spending to support losses 80% for payroll related costs; 20% flexible spending  Flexible spending to support losses
Examples of Eligible Businesses (detailed eligibility requirements can be found in the documents below)
  • Restaurants
  • Taverns
  • Bars
  • Caterers
  • Breweries
  • Wineries
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Inns
  • Lodging sites
  • Performing and presenting arts
  • Theaters
  • Museums
  • Cultural heritage organizations
  • Arts education


Upcoming Webinars

In addition to webinars and outreach hosted by community navigators, DCEO will be hosting statewide information kick-off sessions on the dates below:

Statewide DCEO English-Language Webinars:

Spanish-Language Webinar:

  • Subvenciones Back to Business (B2B por sus siglas en inglés) para restaurantes, hoteles, y empresas de artes creativas
    Jueves, 30 de marzo de 11:00 a.m.
    Registrese aqui


The Village of Beach Park 2023 residential Spring Clean-up schedule is as follows:

Saturday May 6: All Beach Park residential areas WEST of Lewis Avenue (including Cambridge Subdivision)
Saturday May 13: All Beach Park residential areas EAST of Lewis Avenue (including Mobile Home Parks)

• Please make sure materials are ready for roadside pickup by 7 a.m. Items must be manageable by two persons and no longer than five feet in length.
• All items that will not be collected are: automotive batteries, oil, liquids, hazardous materials, concrete, yard wastes, insecticides, construction debris in excess of one cubic yard and tires.
• Dumpster for appliances, electronics and tire drop-off will be available at the Public Works Facility on the same Saturday as your Spring Clean-up pick up service from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. ONLY.

All rims must be removed from the tires and a limit of 10 tires per household.


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A paper shredding company will be located at the lower level parking lot at Village Hall at 11270 W. Wadsworth Rd., from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023


For more information, please call (847) 746-1770.

Village of Beach Park Spring Cleanup 2023

Congratulations to Darryl and Lauren of Honey Bay’s BBQ on their official grand opening! The Village of Beach Park and our community welcomes you to Beach Park, Illinois. Be sure to stop by the newest restaurant in town at 39210 N Sheridan Rd. “Honey Bay’s BBQ is bringing the south to your mouth at the heart of Sheridan Rd in Beach Park, Illinois.” 



Hours of Operation

Carry-Out Only

Monday: 11am to 8pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday & Thursday: 11am to 8pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am to 10pm

Soul Food Sunday: 11am to 8pm

The full video of each Beach Park Village Board meeting is posted by 10:00 am the following day. To view the meeting, click on the "Meeting Videos" icon in the center of the home page.

Click below to watch meetings streamed live.
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