COVID-19

August 27, 2020 Update from the Mayor

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There are now 238 confirmed COVID cases in Hickory Hills with 7 confirmed COVID related deaths.  According to public health records, the two most recent deaths occurred on 8/14 and 8/25.  While some try to talk about COVID as though it was an issue from the past, it is clear that we remain in the midst of this pandemic as nationwide deaths today surpassed 180,000 and locally we continue to see increases in positivity.

On a related matter, I certainly do not know what the future will hold regarding the remainder of the school year, but I wish to commend our local school district on its preparation, organization and no-nonsense safety protocols implemented for the start of the school year.  Unlike some school districts, it is clear that our local district was busy enhancing its online schooling capabilities and developing an in person school schedule that is as safe as possible for students, teachers and staff.  Thank you to all involved and please keep safe.

ComEd Financial Assistance Available 

STAYING SAFE & KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON

As the economy reopens, ComEd understands some of you may continue to experience financial hardship. We can help find a financial assistance solution that’s right for you.

  • ComEd CARE Customer Hardship Grants. Residential customers facing financial hardship may be eligible to receive one-time CARE grants from ComEd to help them get back on their feet.
  • ComEd Bill Payment Assistance Program.  A one-time bill assistance credit of up to $500 is available this year for income eligible households with a past-due balance. Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply at ComEd.com/BillAssistance.
  • Flexible, Extended Payment Arrangements. For a limited time, residential customers may be eligible for a flexible payment arrangement with a down payment on the past-due amount and the accumulated balance spread over up to 18 months. Those facing financial hardship and income eligible households may be eligible for a flexible payment arrangement that spreads past-due balances over a period of up to 24 months with no down payment.

To get complete details please see below

ComEd.com/Support

1-800-EDISON 1 (1-800-334-7661)

  • State and Federal Financial Energy Assistance. Qualifying income eligible households may also benefit from Illinois’ Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) and the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), both of which provide valuable financial assistance to help pay energy bills.      

Please see contact information below:

HelpIllinoisFamilies.com

877-411-WARM

Text Telephone (TTY) is available at 800-785-6055

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Keep safe and please listen to the current advice of public health experts.

Mayor Mike