August 19, 2020 Update from the Mayor

August 19, 2020 Update from the Mayor

Illinois health officials on Tuesday reported 1,740 new known cases of COVID and 27 additional fatalities.  Hickory Hills now has 215 known cases of COVID and 5 related deaths.

How to Vote By Mail for Upcoming Election

Any registered suburban Cook County voter may request a mail ballot using an online application found at the link below.  The Cook County Clerk verifies and then processes your online application and will send a paper ballot to the mailing address designated on your application.  The deadline to apply is five days before an election.  Please see link below:

‘988’ to soon be designated as 3-Digit Number for National Suicide Prevention Hotline

To help combat the rising suicide rate, the FCC recently voted to make it easier for Americans in crisis to obtain assistance from trained counselors.

The rules require all phone service providers to direct all 988 calls to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by July 16, 2022.  During the transition to 988, Americans who need help should continue to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) and through online chats.  Veterans and Service members may reach the Veterans Crisis Line by pressing 1 after dialing, chatting online at, or texting 838255.

Take Note!

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Head Over Heels

Have a great rest of the week!

Mayor Mike