July 9, 2021 Update from the Mayor

July 9, 2021 Update from the Mayor

COVID-19 Update

While many of us get back to living close to normal lives, it is important to still consider safeguards and precautions in certain circumstances since the Delta variant continues to spread.  According to the Chicago Tribune, state health officials yesterday released data showing that more than 500 Illinoisans have been hospitalized from COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated.  Importantly, this number is a small percentage of the 5.9 million people who are fully vaccinated across the state, which is why experts say the chances of one of these so-called breakthrough infections is rare. Official data also shows that most of the cases are among older people and those with underlying conditions.  According to a recent article in the USA Today, approximately 99.2% of recent COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. involved unvaccinated people.  In Hickory Hills there are now 1369 confirmed, cumulative cases of COVID and 25 COVID related deaths.   

Free Native Plant Landscaping Seminar at Green Hills Public Library on Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.

The Sag Moraine Native Plan Community organization will be hosting a free presentation called, Native Plant Walking Tour and Presentation, to better educate the public about the importance of planting native plants.  The event will be held at the  Green Hills Library on Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.

The Sag Moraine Native Plant Community mission is to advocate for the use of native plants in residential, commercial and public landscapes.  This volunteer organization believes that native plants are the foundation of our food chain and must become more widely utilized to improve the ecosystems that sustain life.  The Sag Moraine Native Plant Community strives to provide a fun, friendly and welcoming environment  for all who share their commitment to restoring native plants to the community.  More information is available on its website at   https://sagmoraine.org/

City Triangle Pollinator Habitat –

Speaking of protecting our pollinators, the City’s pollinator garden near the intersection of 92nd and 92nd (yeah, kind of strange), west of 88th Avenue, is coming along quite nicely.  As you may recall, the City received a grant from ComEd to help fund this neighborhood improvement that transformed a bare triangular parcel of grass.  Golden Gate Nursery will be planting pollinator plants and much over the next few weeks and Public Works has placed 3 natural stone benches at the site. The City is just waiting to install a garbage can and signage.  A few finishing touches will complete the project once these items are received.  Below are a few current pictures. 

Spelling Bee Champion


Cannot Beat That Reaction


Be Kind


Have a great weekend

Mayor Mike