COVID-19

September 17, 2020 Update from the Mayor

MAYOR-Coronavirus

Health officials reported 1,941 new known COVID cases in Illinois and 35 more deaths in Illinois yesterday.  Hickory Hills now has 292 cumulative cases of COVID with 7 COVID related deaths.

Register to Vote and Voting By Mail

Below are links to help you register to vote and vote by mail.

https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/vote-mail

https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/register-vote

Census…..  BE COUNTED!

The George Washington Institute for Public Policy’s report “Counting for Dollars 2020” estimates that the undercount of Illinoisans in the 2010 Census resulted in a loss of $952 per person of federal funding. In 2015 alone, Illinois lost $122 million for every 1 percent of the population not counted in the 2010 Census.  Many residents think census data is only used to determine the number of legislative seats Illinois has in Washington or Springfield. This is only a part of what is determined by census results. Census participation and results also determine the amount of federal money Illinois receives each year to support: • Infrastructure needs, such as road construction and repair; • Schools and school districts in your community; • Hospitals and emergency healthcare centers for the insured and uninsured; • Social services programs that provide assistance for senior citizens, veterans and low-income families; and • Large companies’ and local business enterprises’ decisions to potentially build or expand their corporate offices or factories, bringing employment opportunities to communities.

September is National Suicide Prevention + Action Month

Thanks to the advocacy efforts of  Yorkville Alderman Joel Frieders, for the last two years our City has proudly proclaimed September as National Suicide Prevention and Action Month.  In publicly discussing suicide, our entire community, from our elected and appointed officials, city employees, first responders, and our residents, is reminded of the importance of breaking the silence of stigma surrounding mental health.

We encourage all of you to remember that IT’S OK NOT TO BE OK, and help is available. Please visit https://www.hftd.org/find-help and type in your zip code for a list of vetted social services, including the local mental health resources in our community.

To learn more about NSPAMP, please visit https://www.hftd.org/nspamp 

Amazing Artist

Plot Twist

Ms. Cosgrove

2 Minutes in Nature

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/nature-colorado-rockies-3/

Take care of yourself and be kind to others.

Mayor Mike