May 28, 2020 Update from the Mayor

May 28, 2020 Update from the Mayor

Today, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,527 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois with 25,993 test specimens reported in the last 24 hours. Currently, IDPH has reported a total of 115,833 cases, including 5,186 deaths, including 104 deaths in the last 24 hours, in Illinois.   There are now 107 confirmed COVID cases in Hickory Hills and 3 deaths.  In response to an inquiry, due to medical privacy laws, we do not receive any more detailed medical information regarding the recovery of COVID positive people, but can only presume that except for the 3 tragic deaths, all have either fully or partially recovered.

Phase 3

All regions of the state will move into Phase 3 (Recovery) of the “Restore Illinois” plan starting tomorrow, Friday, May 29. The Governor announced during his daily press briefing that the same criteria used to determine if a region could move into Phase 3 will also be used to determine if a region can move into Phase 4 (Revitalization). The earliest that a region can move into Phase 4 is Friday, June 26.

Guidance on RV Parks and Campgrounds 

Also yesterday, IDPH released guidelines (available via this link) on private RV parks and campgrounds during Phase 3 of the “Restore Illinois” plan.

Mask Requirements

The Illinois Department of Human Rights has issued a helpful Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, “FAQ for Businesses Concerning Use of Face-Coverings During COVID-19.” That document is available via this link. The Illinois Municipal League (IML) also has a helpful fact sheet regarding face coverings, which is available via this link.

IRS Relief Opportunities

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is providing COVID-19 tax tips to taxpayers to assist them in understanding the relief opportunities available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and other recent legislation. All of the IRS’ tax tips are available via this link.

ComEd Extends Suspension of Disconnections and Waiver of Late and Reconnection Fees

ComEd today announced that it is voluntarily extending the suspension of disconnections and waiving of new late payment and reconnection fees until at least July 1. The news release is attached and at:

Beware of Dog

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When Someone Wearing a Medical Mask Was Cause for Concern

Have a great Friday!


Mayor Mike