April 9, 2020 Update from the Mayor

April 9, 2020 Update from the Mayor

Happy Thursday evening Hickory Hills residents.

Today, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,344 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 16,422 cases including 528 deaths in 81 counties in Illinois. There are still 19 reported cases of COVID19 in Hickory Hills. 

Additional information regarding unemployment insurance, loans and grants, and tax benefits through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  it is available via this link.

Cautionary Tale

The following story is an example of why we cannot let our guard down with social distancing.  One person who attended a birthday and a funeral in Chicago earlier this year likely left 16 people infected with coronavirus, three of whom died, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.

Another Birthday Squad Surprise

Two children shared the birthday limelight at the same residence.   Special tanks to Lieutenant Mark Benaitis, Diane Foxx and Lisa Lorek who helped out the Chief.
birthday squad

The great James Taylor performs Fire and Rain live in 1970

In this together.

Mayor Mike