May 27, 2020 Update from the Mayor

May 27, 2020 Update from the Mayor

Today, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,111 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois with 17,179 test specimens reported in the last 24 hours. Currently, IDPH has reported a total of 114,306 cases, including 5,083 deaths, in Illinois. 106 confirmed cases in Hickory Hills with 3 related deaths.  In response to a question received, it is the Cook County Department of Public Health policy not to publish the addresses of confirmed COVID positive people.

Today our country reached a grim milestone as more than 100,000 people have now died from COVID.  The below tribute is a reminder why it is wise and socially responsible to wear a mask and maintain a safe distance from others outside of your now established social circles.

No Wipes Down the Pipes

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has increased the demand for household cleaning items, including disinfecting wipes, paper towels and toilet paper. As a result, people have turned to alternatives such as so-called “flushable” wipes and other paper products. This can lead to unnecessary plumbing costs due to clogged pipes at homes and in smaller sewer systems.

In this educational video titled “No Wipes Down the Pipes!,” Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago President Kari K. Steele demonstrates how various products do not break down or dissolve sufficiently in water, and as a result, those materials can clog pipes in homes and cause sewer backups.

Amazing Leap

What True Love Looks Like

Hickory Hills Random Act of Kindness

Below is an e-mail and video link that I received from a friend in town.  Talk about some great kids.  Their parents should be very proud of them.


On Memorial Day, I was out in the yard mowing, edging, etc.  As I walked back in the front door, I found a white envelope lying in the front steps.  When I opened it and saw a Thank-you card, I thought maybe the neighbor was thanking me for extra edging or blowing the clippings out of their driveway?  But this didn’t make sense when I read the inside of the card.


So I went to the security camera out front to see who did it.  Here is the footage:

Nice to see that there are still some good kids running around the neighborhood.

Mayor Mike