The LEAP program will assist in the recovery of the local economy after the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local business can utilize the program to help with the cost of facade improvements or other build-out improvements. Retail and restaurant businesses may be eligible for 50/50 reimbursement of improvements up to $30,000. Other businesses may be eligible for reimbursements up to $20,000.

Along with the reimbursement program, the village board has also committed to covering the cost of a “Silver” membership to the Lake Villa/Lindenhurst/Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for Lindenhurst businesses for the period of a year. Silver memberships provide members with access to professional development seminars, inclusion in the annual community guide and countless other promotional and advertising opportunities.

Those interested in this membership can visit to apply.