June 11, 2020 Update from the Mayor
Those who have been following these updates know that I have been advocating following the guidance of public health officials to protect you and your loved ones from a virus that remains with us. The below link is an interesting article for those interested in reading more about public health experts urging caution as COVID cases begin to rise again in many states.
Experts in several states warn the epidemic is getting worse, not better
Butterfly/Pollinator Plants at 87th and 88th Avenue Planter Boxes
A resident inquired about planting pollinator plants in the proposed planter boxes at the 87th and 88th Avenue intersection. Barb will be happy to find out that the landscaper has plans to include Aster and Catmint plants that are both butterfly friendly plants. We appreciate her suggestions and comments regarding this important issue.
Hickory Hills Park District Playgrounds Remain Closed
The Hickory Hills Park District asked that I remind residents that park district playgrounds, the outdoor fitness station and basketball courts remain closed per the State of Illinois COVID-19 reopening guidelines.
Forever Grateful for Their Sacrifices
Every year in France, there's a ceremony that rarely makes headlines.
Ordinary people & families collect sand from Omaha Beach — where Americans lost 2,400 lives on D-Day.
Then, they use it to fill in the letters on their tombstones of the fallen.🌎❤️🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/Am7B8jEASu
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) June 8, 2020
— BOMBOCLAAT Inc. ● (@Alpha_Taurus_) June 5, 2020
I am no Cubs fans, but how crazy of a prediction was this?
Theo Epstein, the Cubs General Manager, was speaking 6 years ago at a championship rally and told young Ed Howard to keep working hard and he will draft him when he is old enough. Yesterday, the Cubs made Mount Carmel High School Senior Ed Howard their number one draft pick!
Theo literally told Ed Howard to his face he would draft him 6 years ago pic.twitter.com/dS6UdnnRMo
— Barstool Carl (@barstoolcarl) June 11, 2020
Have a great Friday!