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…


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…

Commissioner Kevin Morrison

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