Illinois is the center of America's center. Home state of Lincoln, home to vast agriculture, birthplace of the Blues Brothers and boasting Chicago, Illinois has long held its head up high. Businesses in Illinois will find only moderate state business license requirements. However, many cities and towns in Illinois have more depthful business licenses that can make setting up a business and maintaining compliance a substantial job.
In Illinois, bakeries are typically regulated by county and city environmental health authorities. However, the licenses and permits required vary widely. In some places, licenses specific to bakeries apply, while in others bakeries are treated like other retail food establishments. However, in all cases, bakeries and other food sellers must have one or even several food safety licenses.