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CHICAGO — Many small businesses are struggling, and they are relying on your support to stick around.
That’s why Block Club’s reporters reached out to more than 160 small businesses across the city to highlight their work — and encourage shoppers to stop by. We’ve also featured more than 40 nonprofits and more than 20 local holiday markets for you to support.
Keep scrolling to see every neighborhood guide we created, or check out the offerings on this map.
We know this guide is not comprehensive, but we’re a small team. To request your local shop be featured, please fill out the form here. We’ll use your suggestions to create a reader-curated gift guide.
We are also well aware the holidays will be extra difficult for thousands of Chicagoans this year, so we rounded up more than 40 mutual aid efforts and nonprofits helping people now. If you’re able to volunteer or donate, more help is needed. If you are in need, click here for more information.
And if you’re feeling extra generous, please consider supporting our nonprofit newsroom. Here’s a guide to how you can help Block Club — including ways you can help for free!
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