Romeoville Village Board waives business license fees for food establishments

The Romeoville Board of Trustees voted to waive the 2021 business license fee for food establishments, including bars and restaurants, to help the local service industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The village said in a news release this waiver aims to provide support to the industry that has been impacted by the pandemic. Due to the rising COVID-19 cases, state officials announced a ban on indoor service at Will County bars and restaurants last month.

“As a board, we felt this was an appropriate thing to do for the upcoming year,” Mayor John Noak said in the release. “We hope this can provide some additional assistance to our business community.”

The village has also offered support grants for businesses impacted by the pandemic-related restrictions.

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Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet. Originally from Romeoville, Ill., he joined The Herald-News in 2017 and mostly covers Will County government, politics, education and more. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Northwestern University.