It’s Small Business Week! This week and every week, I encourage you to support local businesses.

While there are many incredible small business in the Northwest suburbs — from restaurants to banks to salons— I’ve listed some of my favorite restaurants below.

Small businesses have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic. Now more than ever, we must do all we can to help our local mom-and-pop shops.

Learn more here about Cook County’s Small Business Assistance program, which can provide support for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out my list below— then support local small businesses in your neighborhood.

Chicago Prime Steakhouse


By Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison (District 15) and U.S. Representative Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove)

Last year, record-breaking rainfall drenched Cook County and Northeastern Illinois. The downpour set off flooding on streets and in houses, leaving several families homeless, stranded, and desperate.

Unfortunately, torrential rain, derechos, and other extreme weather will continue to impact our region as the effects of climate change rapidly become more serious and more severe.

The climate crisis is an urgent and existential threat. This month, the Cook County Board passed a resolution updating its renewable energy goals. The resolution comes after the county launched…


After months of hard work and negotiations, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed the Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance — which I was proud to help write and serve as a chief sponsor— in January.

This is a huge step forward for suburban Cook County renters.

For decades, renters in more than 245,000 households in the suburbs did not have the same protections as tenants in Chicago, Evanston, and Mount Prospect. Now, every renter in Cook County is on the same playing field.

But what does the RTLO mean for you? Here are the highlights.

The RTLO sets uniform rights and responsibilities for tenants and landlords.

When everyone knows the…

Commissioner Kevin Morrison

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