October 16, 2020 Update from the Mayor
On Thursday, Illinois officials announced 4,015 new known COVID cases, the highest number of new cases in a single day since the pandemic began. The state also reported 53 more fatalities, the most deaths in a day since late June. There are now 370 cumulative cases in Hickory Hills with 7 related deaths.
ComEd Bill Assistance Program
Com Ed understands many may be experiencing financial hardship as a result of the ongoing pandemic. There are bill assistance options available to help those struggling with past due balances. Please contact Com Ed at 1-800-334-7661, M-F, 7am – 7pm to learn more about the programs listed below:
For more information on the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program and to enroll, visit ComEd.com/HomeSavings for residential customers and ComEd.com/BizSavings for business customers.
Hickory Hills 2020 Trick or Treating Guidelines
Trick-or-Treating hours this year are Saturday, October 31st from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
If you will be passing out candy, PLEASE PUT UP THE GHOST SIGN EITHER IN YOUR WINDOW OR FRONT DOOR Click on GHOST WELCOME
If you DO NOT want to participate in passing out candy, please put the attached the following in your window or front door CLICK on trick or treating
The CDC released alternative ways to participate in Halloween to protect communities from COVID-19. Consistent with that list and IDPH Guidelines, the City suggests that residents consider modifying trick-or-treating by providing individually wrapped treats placed on a clean surface (folding table), picked up by families at a safe distance, like at the edge of a driveway or yard.
Trick or Treaters
- If you’re sick, stay home.
- Trick or treat with immediate family only.
- Remain 6 feet away from anyone you don’t live with.
- Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and your nose (wear a face mask under other costume masks).
- Sanitize hands frequently while out trick-or-treating, especially before eating treats.
Parents & Guardians
- If you are sick, stay home.
- Talk with your children about safety and social distancing guidelines and expectations.
- Monitor your children to make sure they are following the guidelines throughout the night.
- Help young trick-or-treaters stay on the right side of the walkway to be sure they’re leaving distance between them and people walking the other direction.
- Carry a flashlight at night and be sure children have reflective clothing.
- Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and your nose.
- Wash your hands as soon as you return home. Make sure children are sanitizing their hands frequently throughout the night. • Inspect your children’s candy for anything out of the ordinary before they eat it.
- Do not hand out candy if you are sick.
- Wear a face mask covering BOTH your nose and your mouth.
- Consider marking 6-foot lines on the sidewalk in front of your home and leading to your driveway/front door to help small visitors know how far apart they should stand.
- Place a distribution table or some other barrier between yourself and visiting trick-or-treaters to ensure they remain 6 feet away.
- Distribute candy on a disinfected table or use some other method to eliminate direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
- Wash or sanitize your hands often throughout the night.
- If you do not wish to participate in Trick-or-Treating, please place a note near the front stoop/ entryway for visitors to see.
Trick-Or-Treat 2020 Guidelines For the City of Hickory Hills
We All Could Use More Mr. Rogers
I think a lot about what Mr. Rogers said and did when he accepted his Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 Emmys: pic.twitter.com/d4H25Ud7C2
— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) October 16, 2020
Cool Halloween Display
UPSTATE NEW YORK:
For Halloween a guy built an articulating arm controlled by 1 HP motors that move around a gigantic inflatable spider in his yard.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) October 13, 2020
Have a great weekend!