April 8, 2020 Update from the Mayor
Today, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,529 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 15,078 cases including 462 deaths in 78 counties in Illinois. Hickory Hills remains at 19 documented cases.
Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, stated today that based on scientific data there has been a DECREASE in the rate of COVID case rise. In other words, for the first time in Illinois there is a slower rate of COVID case increase. Ezike and the Governor cautioned that this is no time to relax and said that everyone needs to continue hand washing, practice social distancing and continue wearing a mask in certain situations in public.
The Governor’s Office is continually updating their COVID-19 resources. Linked here is the most recent edition of their Daily COVID-19 FAQs.
1st Police Officer Squad Car Birthday Surprise!
None other than Chief Hobart helped celebrate our first squad car birthday visit with 6 year old Kasimir who had to cancel his party due to COVID. Chief Hobart even gave Kasimir and his sister some birthday goodies. Pardon the lack of social distancing in video as Chief Hobart was just going to leave the treat bag on the porch step but in his excitement, Kasimir walked outside.
We have had a great response to this program and already have a number of others already scheduled!
Finally, in 2018 CBS Sunday morning interviewed John Prine about his musical career. Great story about the legendary singer/songwriter who was in the midst of a career resurgence when COVID took him.
It might not seem like it quite yet, but COVID will lose.