COVID-19 - Business Resources

Business Resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Village of Lake Barrington is committed to the continued success of our business community, especially as we all navigate through this public health crisis.  Below are a list of business and industry resources related to COVID-19.  Please contact Lisa C. Pena-Tlapa at (847) 381-6010, Ext. 100 or with inquiries or to add/update resources.

Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Effective Friday, November 20, Governor J. B. Pritzker announced Tier 3 Mitigations will be imposed statewide. See the Restore Illinois Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigation FAQ.  For more information about the Restore Illinois Plan, please see

Friday, January 8, Governor JB Pritzker signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation available via this link) extending the statewide declaration through Saturday, February 6, 2021.  Additionally, Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order 2021-01 ( available via this link) to extend the Tier 3 enhanced mitigations.

Region 9 (Lake and McHenry counties only) Tier 1 enhanced mitigations go into effect on Saturday, October 31.

More information about those mitigation efforts is available via this link, as well as this similar New COVID-19 Mitigation notice from the Lake County Health Department.

Prepare for Phase 4 of Restore Illinois 

The Governor's office has  prepared Phase 4 Guidelines for Reopening:  

ComEd’s Small Business Customer Assistance Program

As of December 16, 2020, ComEd will be accepting applications for assistance that would be applied to a business’ bill in 2021 if all qualifications are met. The Small Business Assistance Program provides eligible small business customers, with a one-time grant up to $2,000 towards a past due balance. Eligible customers may also place a remaining balance into a payment plan of up to six months. 
To apply for the Small Business Assistance Program, please call 1-877-426-6331


More information can be found at

DCEO also has announced the creation of the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program.
Applications for the second round of funding for the BIG program opens on Thursday, September 17.
More information about the program is available via this link.  Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Small Business Grant Program

Specific questions can be addressed through the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity's Business Hotline, available Monday through Friday at:

Effective Aptil 1, 2020 employers must post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises.  All employers covered by the paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (i.e., certain public sector employers and private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees) are required to post this notice.

Given many are working remotely, an employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website.  

Click here to download PDF of PAID LEAVE REQUIREMENTS

See Flyer for details and access the application to apply here


Lake County Partners - Key information and resources for all businesses

BACC - Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce  Back to Business Tool Kit

College of Lake County’s Small Business Development and International Trade Center has resources and support for small businesses.

Additional information and resources for businesses affected by COVID-19 will be posted here as it becomes available.

ComEd has announced a new program to provide bill assistance to small businesses.