July 20, 2020 Update from the Mayor
Illinois reported 965 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the state’s total case number to 161,575. Six more people have died after contracting the virus. The positivity rate for the state’s Northeast region stands at 4.1%. Hickory Hills now has 166 confirmed COVID cases and 5 related deaths.
No Need to Leave Your Home
Homeowners and business people can avoid a trip downtown or to the bank by taking care of their property taxes at cookcountytreasurer.com, including making payments, searching for refunds and verifying tax exemptions. Treasurer Maria Pappas said that “Homeowners and business people can conduct all their business on my website.”
Request Ballot to Vote By Mail
Voters can apply right now online for their vote by mail ballot application. Here is the link to Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough’s website:
Just click the box in the middle right of the screen and fill out the online application.
Online application has several advantages:
1. Voters can supply their email address and they will receive an email as soon as their registration is accepted so they know they are on the list.
2. Voters will receive an email when their ballot is mailed from the Clerk’s Office alerting them that the ballot will be arriving in the mail.
3. Once a voter returns their completed ballot, they will receive another email confirming that the ballot has been received by the Cook County Clerk.
All voters who voted in any election since November, 2018 will also receive a vote by mail application through the mail which will be sent out by August 1, 2020. They can return the postage paid application by mail instead of filing over the internet.
All early ballots will be sent out by mail beginning September 24, 2020.
Early ballots can be returned postage paid to the Cook County Clerk. Additionally, the Cook County Clerk will have over 50 drop box sites throughout Cook County where voters can submit their ballots by placing them in a secured drop box.
Because you want to see a dog eating a burrito on his human’s lap, who is also eating a burrito. pic.twitter.com/h6UCBMT5Bb
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) July 19, 2020
Ultimate Slip and Slide
When you’ve seen evething today…
Here’s an elephant sliding a hill.. 😅 pic.twitter.com/qw6aUe2KCP
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) July 13, 2020
Rest In Peace Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis
“Be kind, be hopeful, be optimistic, never get down. It's all gonna be okay, all gonna be alright. We're one people, we're one family. We all live in the same house, not just the American house but the world house. I wish you well.”
-John Lewis pic.twitter.com/voMvCdg6kj
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) July 20, 2020
Have a great Tuesday!