April 27, 2022 Update from the Mayor

April 27, 2022 Update from the Mayor

COVID Update

According to the most recent public health statistics, Hickory Hills has 3,031 confirmed cumulative cases of COVID-19.   Tragically, 44 Hickory Hills residents have died from COVID.  I wanted to provide the latest statistics because COVID continues to spread throughout the region and our community.  Just over the last 2 weeks I know of 10 people who have contracted COVID.  One, a healthy college student, was seriously ill for nearly a week.  The current strain is extremely contagious and the best way to protect yourself remains getting vaccinated, wearing a mask in crowded public spaces and practicing proper hygiene.  I received my second booster shot the other day from our local Jewel and it could not have been easier.  No appointment is needed and you receive a 10% off coupon on your next purchase.    

Tollway Construction Update

The Illinois Tollway has temporarily closed a portion of Martin Park adjacent to the Central Tri-State (I-294) Tollway through 2023. There will be no disruption to the park walking path or the baseball field during construction.

As part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project, the Illinois Tollway is reconstructing and widening I-294 between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street. Work adjacent to Martin Park will include temporary removal of the noise wall, along with tree removal and earthwork to prepare for roadway construction. Construction fencing will remain in place until work is complete and new noise wall is installed along I-294. 

For more information on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project, please visit the Project Section on the Illinois Tollway’s website at www.illinoistollway.com

Sag Moraine Native Plant Sale

Many varieties of plants, shrubs, and trees native to our area will be available for purchase on June 4, 2022.   

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Tee Ball Days


Have a great rest of the week and please stay safe.

Mayor Mike