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, retail businesses of all sorts including toy stores, clothing shops, photography businesses and general merchandisers need licenses and permits. In most cases, retail businesses take relatively few licenses – however being registered for all state and local taxes is important as is having any needed general business licenses.