Below are several sites that will guide you through the legal requirements from the State of Illinois and the Federal Government you must abide by. There is not a general business license issued by the City; however, visit the “Allowed Uses” page to see if a special use permit or specific license is needed.
Illinois Business Portal This Illinois Business Portal is Illinois’s official sight for Illinois businesses. Resources include information on licensing, regulations, human resource laws, reporting requirements, occupational safety and more. If you have a law related question this is the sight we recommend you start your search.
Illinois Small Business Guide This Small Business Guide is the Federal government’s official sight to guide businesses through the legal aspects of owning a business. The site covers topic such as business licenses, taxes, workmen’s compensation, employer identification number (EIN) and more. It will help you through the steps of starting a business and serve you well while operating your business.
IRS Tax Information for Businesses This website contains information federal tax information on starting, operating, and closing a business. It also contains information on employer ID numbers, how to appeal a tax dispute, information for self-employed individuals to corporations and more.
See Also: Allowed Uses