In Lincoln Park, Shoppers Are Encouraged to Stay at Home – and Shop Local

Posted on April 10, 2020

As we face these unprecedented times it is more important than ever to show support for Illinois’ small businesses. From Chicago to Carbondale and Abingdon to Zion, Illinois chambers are coming together sharing resources, building community, uniting to create ‘IL’ove Local. This week long (April 11- 18) initiative is designed to drive business to our small businesses.


  • Follow social distancing guidelines and stay home as much as possible.
  • Buy Local. Find out if your favorite local store has an online shop or reach out to them to find out how you can purchase now for pick up later.
  • Buy gift cards to use later.
  • Take online virtual classes from your favorite local business.
  • Get takeout/delivery – Tip big.
  • Consider buying lunch/dinner for the first responders, you’ will help your local restaurants and the people who serve us all.
  • Buy gift cards from local businesses for your favorite waiter/waitress/bartender.
  • Like and share your favorite local businesses social media post.
  • Once you’ve purchased a gift card or meal, take a picture of it, share it on your social media and hashtag #IloveIllinois #shopsmall #shopillinois #Illinoisstrong
  • Maintain your memberships.

Click here to start supporting your favorite Lincoln Park businesses!

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