Benton is Open for Business
the Following Benton / West City area businesses are providing services either at their location or remotely. Please call to confirm hours and availability.
Restore Illinois Plan
unemployment application information
student lunch info
SBA Disaster Loans
Disaster Loans -The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/under-insured disaster damaged property. SBA disaster loans offer an affordable way for individuals and businesses to recover from declared disasters.
Loans available to Non-Profits-including 501(c)6s
Losses due to COVID-19 Checklist
SCORE: Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub
3 Step Information Sheet
FAQ on Economic Disaster Loans
ILLINOIS 'STAY AT HOME' RESOURCES - On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order prohibits things like visiting the homes of friends and holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential establishments, including most retail, recreation and entertainment businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. For more Information: