Fire, flood, earthquake, tornado, snow, ice—every area has its
vulnerabilities. Knowing which hazards could affect your community
enables you to prepare in specific ways to lessen and manage the risks
to yourself and your family, your assistants or co-workers, your art and
your workplace. Here's a preparedness checklist.
An important tool for revitalizing Chicago's neighborhood businesses -- including arts and creative businesses -- is the Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) program. SBIF uses local Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenues to help
owners or tenants of commercial and industrial properties within
specific TIF districts to repair or remodel their facilities.