Aurora Eyes $ 2.5M In Coronavirus Aid for Eating places, Bars

AURORA, IL – Aurora Beacon-News reports that Aurora officials are considering a multi-million dollar coronavirus aid package to help the city’s bars and restaurants weather the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Officials also hope to give companies about $ 1 million in relief by avoiding food and beverage taxes for three months. The city could provide an additional $ 250,000 in relief through a year-long hiatus in license fees for companies licensed to consume local liquor, Beacon News reports.

About $ 1 million for the proposed grant program – known as the Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund – would come from a budget surplus, with an additional $ 200,000 added to the fund through savings from job cuts at the town hall, the report said.

In several committees, the city councils forwarded the mayor’s proposals for discussion at the Aurora city council meeting on Tuesday.

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