Food Trucks Unfrozen? Illinois Court To Rule On Chicago Ordinance

In the frigid depths of the Midwestern winter, culinary law is heating up. On January 24th, the Illinois Supreme Court decided to hear oral arguments about the constitutionality of Chicago’s restrictions on food trucks. The lawsuit (LMP Service, Inc. v. City of Chicago) was first brought in 2012 and has simmered in the courts in the years since.   [...]

Holly-Day Spirit

Hey y’all, it’s Ian! Since I started as G & G Law’s Executive Legal Assistant, I’ve taken more notice of small businesses and their owners. Interacting with enthusiastic entrepreneurs on the daily will do that, I suppose, and what excites me most about our clients are their stories. Every enterprise is an extension of its founder; knowing the owner’s [...]

2019-01-08T10:13:58+00:00December 20th, 2018|Business Entity Selection/Formation, Employers, Startups|

Progressive Pop-Up Policy Passed by the Polity

Doing business in any city is often a backwards and bureaucratic imbroglio, and Chicago is no exception. But the gales of change are blowing in the Big Windy! Entrepreneurs in Chicago will soon have a new, first-of-its-kind resource to sell their retail and food products to the public. Beginning on Monday, December 3, 2018, small business owners will be [...]

Entrepreneurs Catch A Break: City Offers A Discount On Business Licensing

#ChiSmallBiz   Most businesses in Chicago require a license from the city in order to operate, and the fees associated with this process can be expensive. In an attempt to alleviate this financial burden on entrepreneurs the Small Business Center of Chicago is offering a 2 year Business License for $125 (regularly the price for a 1 year license). [...]

Illinois Reduces LLC Filing Fees – by a lot!

Yesterday, Bruce Rauner signed a law reducing the filing fees for most Illinois Limited Liability Company paperwork. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the law would go into effect immediately, stating “This is a business-friendly law that significantly reduces the cost of forming and maintaining a Limited Liability Company in Illinois”. (Read the full announcement here). This [...]