April 17, 2020 Update from the Mayor
Today, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,842 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 27,575 cases, including 1,134 deaths, in 92 counties in Illinois.
Hickory Hills now has 33 confirmed COVID cases. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner there has been 1 COVID related death in Hickory Hills.
For data on COVID-19 deaths by town, please visit the Cook County Medical Examiner’s dashboard
Several residents asked why I do not report positive news on the number of COVID patients that have recovered and have been discharged from the hospital. I would like nothing more than to report such positive outcomes, but as of yet, I have not been able to find an accurate local source for this data. The link below does provide some of this information on a broader scale, though not sure how positive anyone can view the data:
During his daily press briefing today, Governor JB Pritzker announced that in-person learning in pre-k through grade 12 public and private schools would remain closed through the end of the current 2019-2020 academic year. Remote learning plans will remain in effect.
Kind Message Received with Wonderful News
Last night I received a message from a Hickory Hills resident that her son was just released from a hospital after fighting COVID for 2 weeks. We cannot be happier to hear that outcome! In addition, after reading yesterday’s update, the resident said that she ordered Hickory Hills Strong shirts from the Hills Chamber of Commerce via the following website https://thehillschamber.org/ and already has contributed to Elsie’s Food Pantry!
Finally she said that this is a “very nasty disease” and that we need to continue to remind everyone to socially distance and wash our hands.
Zoom meeting gone wrong. Even if you have no idea what Zoom is I think you will enjoy:
Have a great weekend!