CCLF Joins In Community Recovery Fund Announcement

CCLF is working in partnership with local government to urgently get capital to small businesses and contractor workers through the Cook County Community Recovery Fund. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, CCLF President Calvin L. Holmes, and CCLF Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President of Programs Bob Tucker made the announcement Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

This fund will be administered by CCLF and loans will be distributed by a network of community lenders throughout Cook County—loans of up to $20,000 for small businesses and $10,000 for “gig” workers.

View a clip from the live press conference

Below is a sample of the news coverage for the press conference announcing the Cook County Community Recovery Fund.

The Chicago Tribune: Cook County launches $10 million loan fund to help small businesses, gig workers struggling during coronavirus pandemic

ABC-7 Chicago: Coronavirus Illinois: Zero-interest loans available for suburban Cook County businesses, independent contractors

WGN-TV: Covid-19 Pandemic Updates

CBS-2 Chicago: Cook County To Launch $10 Million Loan Fund For Suburban Small Businesses And Independent Contractors

Cook County Government: President Preckwinkle Launches Fund to Help Small Businesses and Independent Contractors Recover from COVID-19

Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle: Cook County launches fund to help small businesses and independent contractors recover from COVID-19

TBT News: Calvin Holmes’ Message