WBEZ on IJ Clinic's New Website, Shop in Place Chicago

Forget Amazon. This Website Allows Chicagoans To Shop Local During The Shutdown.

The coronavirus pandemic isn’t just threatening the health of individuals, it’s pummeling small businesses, as state and local officials have ordered non-essential businesses to close and told people to stay at home as much as possible.

Now there’s a new effort to connect Chicago’s neighborhood businesses with Chicagoans who want to “buy local” and support them — a website called Shop in Place Chicago.

The site, launched by the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago’s Law School, describes Chicago’s small, local businesses as “the building blocks of our neighborhoods in Chicago” and urges people to “help support Chicago’s hometown entrepreneurs.”

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