April 15, 2020 Update from the Mayor

April 15, 2020 Update from the Mayor

Today, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,346 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 24,593 cases, including 948 deaths, in 89 counties in Illinois.

Hickory Hills now has 30 reported cases with 1-4 reported deaths.  I apologize for providing a range on such a vital issue, but this is what the Department of Public Health currently provides.  I will report more accurate information if and when I receive.  Due to medical privacy issues, we are not provided more specific information regarding COVID patients.  

Snow apologies 

I promise not to discuss wintry precipitation again in my reports!

Chamber of Commerce Signs

Phyllis Majka, the President of the Hills Chamber of Commerce reports that the chamber will be placing small signs around town that say “Heroes Live Here, Thank you Healthcare and Essential Workers”.  Could not be more true!  You should start seeing the signs around town this week or next.  Thank you Hills Chamber!!

Reminder About Social Distancing 

We are fortunate that our area parks and forest preserves remain open.  However, please continue to practice social distancing when enjoying these outdoor amenities  Local law enforcement will enforce public health requirements and we would encourage you to call the police non-emergency number at 708/598-1313 should you wish to report any social distancing violations.  Defeating this virus will only work if we all continue working together to help stop the spread of this virus.

Tutorial on Proper Glove Removal

Last week a concerned resident asked me to mention that many people are discarding gloves in the grocery store parking lots.  Thanks for those who voiced their support for proper disposal.  For those of us who choose to wear gloves when shopping, I thought that this quick tutorial on how to properly remove the gloves will preserve your efforts to keep your hands from getting infected.

Great Phone Product

Since we are all on our phones so much these days, I thought this product could really help many of us out.  I could be wrong, but I think it was recently featured on the ABC hit show Shark Tank:

Chicago Roseland’s own Dennis DeYoung recently sang Best of Times:

Keep plugging away One Day At a Time!

Mayor Mike