Suburban restaurants, hotels, breweries receive grants via lottery

  • Dog's Paw Brewing in Elgin is one of the breweries selected via lottery to share in state grant money.

    Dog's Paw Brewing in Elgin is one of the breweries selected via lottery to share in state grant money. Daily Herald file photo

Updated 4/17/2020 5:14 PM

The state of Illinois this week released a list of hospitality industry businesses selected via lottery to share $14.45 million in grants.

The Hospitality Emergency Grant Program was launched on March 23 by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to assist hotels and food and beverage businesses affected almost immediately by the COVID-19 pandemic.


The grants are meant to help cover payroll and rent and train employees shifted into new roles, according to the state's website. The funds were originally budgeted for job training, tourism promotion and other purposes.

Bars, restaurants and hotels with fewer than 50 workers and less than $3 million in revenue in 2019 were eligible to apply during a five-day window that closed April 1. Bars and restaurants were eligible to receive up to $25,000, hotels up to $50,000.

Of the 12,128 completed applications DECO received, more than 700 hospitality industry businesses were awarded grants. Below is a partial list of suburban businesses:

• 601 Bar & Grill, Addison

• Tavern At The Bridge, Algonquin

• Little Bean Coffee Company, Antioch

• The Shedd, Antioch

• Mr. Allison's Restaurant, Arlington Heights

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• Red Roof Inn, Arlington Heights

• China Chef, Aurora

• Hibachi Grill Buffet, Aurora

• O'Malley's Pub and Eatery, Aurora

• Pizza Now, Aurora

• Clarke's Cakes and Pastries, Inc., Barrington

• Crabby Boil, Batavia

• Energy City Brewing, LLC, Batavia

• Bella's Bistro, Bensenville

• Holiday Inn and Suites, Bolingbrook

• Wingstop, Carpentersville

• 750 Cucina Rustica, Cary

• Holiday Inn, Crystal Lake

• Cozzi Corner Hot Dogs & Beef, Downers Grove

• Downers Sand Club Sports Bar & Grill, Downers Grove


• DG Hotels, LLC, Downers Grove

• Black & Gray Brewing Co., East Dundee

• Eddie Gaedel Pub & Grill, Elburn

• Dog's Paw Brewing LLC, Elgin

• Hampton Inn, Elgin

• Colonial Lodge Motel, Elgin

• Sheraton Suites Chicago, Elk Grove Village

• Hacienda de Los Perez Mexican Grill, Gilberts

• Comfort Suites, Grayslake

• Baymont Inn and Suites, Gurnee

• Baby Vegas Cafe LLC, Hoffman Estates

• Koffee Kup Restaurant, Lake Zurich

• Grande Jakes, Lindenhurst

• Comfort Suites, Lombard

• Chataka Masti Indian Grill, Naperville

• Ellie's Deli, Naperville

• The Indian Harvest, Naperville

• Agit Bar & Grill, Niles

• Little Red Schoolhouse, North Aurora

• Dunkin' Donuts, Park Ridge

• Sushi Express, Park Ridge

• Bukanas Sports Bar, Round Lake

• Dairy Queen, Schaumburg

• Comfort Suites O'Hare, Schiller Park

• Lucky Bernie's, Spring Grove

• Subway, Villa Park

• Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Waukegan

• Motel 6, Waukegan

• Om Shivaya, Waukegan

• Taqueria Toluca, Waukegan

• Cairo Ale House, West Chicago

• Dominick's Pizzeria Inc., West Dundee

• Papa John's, West Dundee

• Harbor Brewing Company, Winthrop Harbor

• Light House Pub & Grill Inc., Winthrop Harbor

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