Kevin Boehm of Boka Restaurant Group vents frustration over PPP rollout

Ji Suk Yi

FILE – In this April 2, 2020 file photo, a notice of closure is posted at The Great Frame Up in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. The government is closing in on the $349 billion lending limit on its Paycheck Protection Program that is sending relief money to the nation’s small businesses. The Small Business Administration says that it has approved more than 1.6 million loans worth more than $339 billion. The program will likely reach its ceiling Thursday, April 16. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

On Thursday morning, the U.S Small Business Administration announced that the Paycheck Protection Program has exhausted the $349 billion dollars allotted for the program and that no new applications will be accepted. Kevin Boehm, Co-Owner of Boka Restaurant Group in Chicago, joined Ji Suk Yi to share his frustrations over the Paycheck Protection Program rollout. To help the Independent Restaurant Coalition, visit

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Born in South Korea, Ji Suk Yi immigrated to the U.S. when she was almost five years old. She had an eclectic childhood— a fusion of Southern and Korean American culture. She’s called Chicago home since 2006. (Click for more.)
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