Chicago’s ‘Non-Essential’ Businesses Struggle To Hold On During COVID-19 Era

A closed business in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., is a sign of the enormous impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public health and the economy. An unprecedented crisis, met with an unprecedented government response, has the ability to transform the country’s politics.
A closed business in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., is a sign of the enormous impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public health and the economy. An unprecedented crisis, met with an unprecedented government response, has the ability to transform the country's politics.
A closed business in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., is a sign of the enormous impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public health and the economy. An unprecedented crisis, met with an unprecedented government response, has the ability to transform the country’s politics.
A closed business in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., is a sign of the enormous impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public health and the economy. An unprecedented crisis, met with an unprecedented government response, has the ability to transform the country's politics.

Chicago’s ‘Non-Essential’ Businesses Struggle To Hold On During COVID-19 Era

Reset takes a look at the challenges small businesses are facing right now — particularly those deemed “non-essential” under Illinois’ stay-at-home order.

GUEST: Amy Hermalik, associate director of the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School

Javier Ramirez, co-owner of Madison Street Books