April 28, 2020 Update from the Mayor

April 28, 2020 Update from the Mayor

Today, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,219 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 48,102 cases, including 2,125 deaths, in 96 counties in Illinois.  Hickory Hills now has 52 confirmed cases of COVID and 2 related deaths.

According to the Centers for Disease Control  (CDC) the most recent United States statistics are as follows:

TOTAL CASES: 981,246 – 23,371 New Cases today

TOTAL DEATHS: 55,258 – 1,336 New Deaths today

Accepting Food Donations at City Hall


Clerk Dee Catizone and her staff have been filling a little necessities box in front of City Hall. Thanks to all of the wonderful residents who left donations in the back of city hall as we have used those to fill the little necessities box. We have been filling it up every other night and could use some more donations if you are able.

Wisniewski Family Enjoying Beautiful Spring Day 

Joanna and Piotr with sons Gniewko and Mieszko.  The Wisniewski’s recently moved to Hickory Hills from a northern suburb.  Welcome!


COVID Testing at Pillars in LaGrange 

As of Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Pillars Community Health now offers a testing site for coronavirus (COVID-19) in La Grange. If you are experiencing coronavirus or have a confirmed COVID-19 exposure, please call 708-PILLARS (708-745-5277) and follow the prompts. Limited tests are available and an appointment is required. NOTE: You do NOT have to be an existing Health Center patient; testing is available to anyone who needs it on a first-come, first-served basis. Insurance will be billed; if you do not have insurance, please call us to discuss options.


Ronald Reagan

During some city council debates, my dear friend Alderman Tom McAvoy, with a sly grin that I can still picture, would quote the Russian proverb that Ronald Reagan made famous:  “Trust but verify”.   In reading about Reagan I found it interesting that like Harry S. Truman, Reagan kept a small inspirational plaque on his desk.  Reagan’s plaque read,  “There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he does not mind who gets the credit.” So true!


Avoid COVID Scams 

For more details please visit:  https://www.ftc.gov/coronavirus/scams-consumer-advice 

Grizzly Encounter

King of Queens…… Last Slice of Pizza

Happy Hump Day!

Mayor Mike