August 10, 2021 Update from the Mayor

August 10, 2021 Update from the Mayor

COVID-19 Update

As reported recently in the Chicago Tribune, coronavirus case numbers continue to trend in the wrong direction for Illinois, with the state reporting 2,364 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. That puts the average number of daily cases over the past week to 2,099. A month ago, it was just over 300 hundred cases per day.  Meanwhile, as cases, a majority of which are being fueled by the delta variant, continue to surge across the country, doctors are seeing another trend arise in hospitals: The variant seems to be making unvaccinated young people “sicker, quicker.”  To date, there are 1,420 confirmed (10 additional in the last week alone) cumulative COVID-19 cases in Hickory Hills with 26 related deaths.  The most recent death occurred on 8/9/21 

The Delta variant is now the predominant strain circulating and much more contagious than previous variants.  It is more important than ever to get vaccinated.  The vast majority of current COVID-19  hospitalizations and deaths are of the unvaccinated.   

Mobile Vaccination Clinic to Visit Hickory Hills on August 20, 2021

Vaccine Site Location: Hickory Hills City Hall Parking Lot 8652 W. 95th Street, Hickory Hills

Clinic Schedule: August 20, 2021 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Vaccine Type Johnson and Johnson Single Dose

Site will use its own Vaccine Allocation, and will not affect any allocations in your area  

Message from Green Hills Public Library

Did you know that we’ve restored our full service hours?  We are now open Monday–Friday from 9am–9pm, Saturday 10am–5pm, and Sunday 12–4pm.  We have also reopened study rooms, the Quiet Reading Room, the aquarium, newspapers, and additional seating for our patrons!

In addition to our onsite services, there are plenty of resources available to you online, all of which are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  This includes platforms for downloading ebooks, audiobooks, music, and movies.  You can also find access to live homework help, Consumer Reports online, auto repair, language learning, reading recommendations, and more.  Many of our resources have apps you can download on your mobile device.  Best of all, these resources are free to use. 

Information about our services and resources can be found on our website,, but we’re also here to help you!  When you’re asked to login to any of our resources, all you need to do is enter your Library card number and four-digit PIN number.

If you’re interested in accessing physical materials but can’t make it in to the Library, try out our Doorside Delivery service.  For more information about this free service to our residents, call the Patron Services Department at 708-598-8446 ext. 110.

Congratulations to Eagle Scout Nicholas Sanchez

Congratulations to our Hickory Hills Eagle Scout, Nicholas Sanchez.  Nicholas first started his Eagle Scout project in his sophomore year of high school with the goal of building 4 rolling wardrobe cabinets for the Stagg Marching Chargers. These cabinets can hold up to 100 uniforms in total and will last the Marching Chargers for a long time. All the materials for this project were donated by various people who also happen to be Boy Scouts and know what it takes to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Nicholas is thankful for everyone who donated and believed in him since hard work and dedication are what was needed to achieve the highest rank in Boy Scouts. In the future, Nicholas said that he will do his best to pay it forward to anyone and everyone who needs help.  Nicholas and his rolling wardrobe cabinets pictured below.


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