CHICAGO (WLS) — Support for modest firms is coming from the condition of Illinois in the sort of a second spherical of COVID-19 reduction grants.

The grants overall $220 million and people getting ready for new constraints can be to start with in line. Though the grants will not make up for dropped revenue, they may possibly be enough for now.

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Franky’s Purple Hots in Addison is getting completely ready for a point out-requested rollback of functions thanks to an improve in COVID-19 scenarios. The proprietors are seeking to remind shoppers they will be open up for takeout.

“People today sense they are heading to be closed,” owner Maria Spano explained. “They are not likely out to try to eat, which is just not horrible, but for enterprise homeowners like us, it does damage us.”

Maria and Frank Spano mentioned it really is presently been a challenging couple months with at this cafe and yet another in Saint Charles.

“I commenced this 23 many years ago. This is my livelihood,” Frank Spano said. “Now you happen to be selecting on a compact enterprise.”

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With a new round of grant money, Illinois is presenting priority for grants to corporations impacted in the most the latest rollbacks. Applications from Small companies in Will, Kankakee, Kane and DuPage counties will be put in advance of other areas where operations can continue on as typical.

“We try and pace up the procedure and shipping and delivery of bucks directly to those businesses,” Gov. Pritzker mentioned.

The governor emphasized assistance for smaller enterprises with the business enterprise interruption grants at DLV Printing in Chicago, which obtained a grant in the initially spherical. Operator Vernita Johnson says their $20,000 grant authorized her to continue to be in business when her consumers cancelled orders.

“That will likely choose us around for wintertime and hopefully next 12 months we will be back,” Johnson explained.

Back again in Addison, the Spanos welcome the assistance but really don’t assume it to go far.

“It assists. For 1 month. But it’s not a long phrase remedy,” they claimed.

For now, the Spanos are attempting to make confident prospects really feel protected and hope they will appear back for takeout.

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