CHICAGO (CBS)– Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined Jewel-Osco and community partners to announce new support for small businesses in the city.
The Together Now fund, is an effort to rebuild local businesses in Chicago neighborhoods. The fund provides support to nonprofits and small businesses that have been damaged during looting incidents or impacted by the pandemic, Lightfoot said.READ MORE: Black Star Project Marks 25th Anniversary Of Community Service
Lightfoot said Jewel-Osco made a $1 million donation to the Together Now Fund and will allow customers to make donations during checkout at area stores.READ MORE: Police Officer Responding To Shooting, Struck By Bullet Fired By 15-Year-Old Gunshot Victim
Lightfoot said “Chicago businesses will be able to address the critical obstacles” through the fund as the city enters Phase 3.
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Information is available on the Chicago Community Trust website.