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Cook County channels another $1 million in stimulus funds to help small businesses

Ollie Williams, co-owner of D.A.’s Deli & Dining in Calumet City, believes he operates the only soul food restaurant with a drive-thru in the south suburbs.

Unable to offer indoor dining to customers, Williams has adapted by offering delivery services and allowing customers to order online or via apps on mobile devices. Grant funds and professional business counseling from the Southland Development Authority has made the difference, he said.

The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development announced Thursday a $1 million grant to the Southland Development Authority as part of the county’s COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Assistance program… Please click here to read Ted Slowik’s column in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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