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Suburban Cook County to benefit from emergency relief efforts

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced on Thursday a new effort combining the $377 billion CARES Act, a federal stimulus bill, with a variety of lending resources and technical assistance to ensure suburban business owners, non-profits, and independent contractors are quickly connected to opportunities for emergency relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"With many national efforts underway, small businesses, their employees, social service agencies and gig workers are going to need a clear understanding of how to access services," Preckwinkle said. "Our program provides a strong assistance infrastructure so that suburban Cook County entities . . .

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