July 30, 2020 Update from the Mayor

July 30, 2020 Update from the Mayor

Illinois announced 1,393 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the7th straight day with more than 1,000 cases.  Hickory Hills now has 183 confirmed COVID cases and 5 related deaths.

A resident asked if it was possible to provide data for suburban cook county since the Governor divided the state into 11 reporting districts/regions.  Unfortunately, I have not yet been able to locate a reliable source for this regional breakdown, but provide a snapshot below of where our neighboring suburbs stand with respect to COVID cases:

Confirmed CasesCOVID Related Deaths
Palos Hills34919
Oak Lawn102893
Willow Springs541
Chicago Ridge27534
Palos Heights28847

As I started writing this evening’s update, I did not intend to focus so much on the continued risks that COVID poses.  However, as Illinois cases begin to increase again, I cannot help but repeat these words of caution.  We should not get eased into complacency by erroneous information that we read or hear about COVID not being very serious.  As I have been writing about throughout, please put your trust in certified and credentialed public health experts who continue to report the facts about the pandemic and precautions that we all need to take every day until there is a vaccine……Wear a mask, socially distance and wash your hands regularly.

Below is a remarkable survival story about two people from the Chicago area who are lucky to be alive thanks to our remarkable medical community.  Prior to contracting COVID, the man from the NW suburbs considered this all a hoax and refused to wear a mask.

Chicago Area Double Lung Transplant Recipients Speak About Reality of COVID


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Happy Friday and Keep Safe!

Mayor Mike