May 18, 2021 Update from the Mayor

May 18, 2021 Update from the Mayor

Don’t Miss the Hickory Hills Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale!

Discounted Internet Available To Qualified Through Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new program from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), allows eligible households to receive discounts of up to $50 per month on Internet service.  In addition, some Internet service providers will also provide a one-time $100 discount toward the purchase of a computer, laptop or tablet. 

A household is eligible if one member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135-percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid or the FCC’s Lifeline program;
  • Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
  • Has received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Has experienced a substantial loss of income through job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

Beginning Wednesday, May 12, 2021, eligible households can enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) at Mail-in applications will also be available.  Additional information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit is available at, or by calling 833-511-0311 between 9 am and 9 pm any day of the week.

Hills Chamber Event a Success Despite the Rain

Thanks to the Hills Chamber and our many local businesses who helped make this a great event. 

Pictured above:  Mike Howley, Clerk Dee Catizone, Boomer from Windy City Thunderbolts and Mary Esposito

Pictured above:  Detective David Eenigenburg, Boomer and Officer Michael Franks

Hickory Residents Recycle Nearly 4,000 Pounds of Chemical and Electronic Waste in April

Below is a summary of all the waste that our neighbors recycled through the City’s At Your Door hazardous and electronic waste recycling program that is already part of our monthly Waste Management bill.  Simply call 1-800-449-7587 to schedule your recycling pick up date at no further charge.  Next time you see a neighbor with a TV or computer out at the curb please be sure to let them know that those items can be recycled at no additional charge through this program.

Yoga Dog

Nature: Cape Cod Beach

Have a great rest of the week!

Mayor Mike