November 7, 2022 Update from the Mayor

November 7, 2022 Update from the Mayor

Just a reminder that Brush Pick Up Ends November 30

Howl Through the Hills 5k Race and Halloween Party Trunk or Treat Event

The Howl Through the Hills 5k Race was a great success as nearly 200 racers participated on a beautiful fall morning.  Thanks to all of the volunteers and participants who made this such a wonderful community event!  All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Hills Sertoma Club to benefit children and adults with hearing loss.  Race results are below.

Thanks as well to the Hills Chamber and the City of Hickory Hills Community Affairs volunteers for throwing a great Children’s Halloween Party and Trunk or Treat.  We estimated more than 400 children attended the events and we had more than 20 trunk or treaters, including local businesses, city departments (See Clerk Dee Catizone below) and other organizations.  It was by far the most well attended Halloween event in recent memory.   

Elsie’s Pantry Holiday Donation Drive

Elsie’s Pantry is open to people living in Palos Hills, Palos Park, Palos Heights, Hickory Hills, Willow Springs, Justice, Orland Park, and a part of Bridgeview.  Admittance is also based on monthly income level. People living outside these areas may come one time only.  For more information about qualifications, please call Beth Heinrich, Director of the Pantry at 708-598-4435.  

Elsie’s Food Pantry regularly serves 110 families a week.  With the holiday season approaching, Beth, the Pantry Director, said that they would appreciate donations of pasta, mac and cheese, rice, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, toothpaste and tooth brushes, toilet paper, pet foods and treats…..but are pleased with any donation.  The City of Hickory Hills (as well as Byline Bank, the Hills Chamber and Strange Brew Café) has a drop off box in the lobby of City Hall, located at 9652 W. 95th Street.  See below.

Conrady Crossing Guard Maryann Anifer

Unfortunately, it is our understanding that Maryann has had a setback in her recovery and is now back at the hospital where she will undergo another procedure.  Long-time resident Steven Makropoulos was nice enough to set up a Go Fund Me page if anyone is interested in contributing to Maryann.   The link is below. 

Go Fund Me – Crossing Guard Maryann Anifer

Top Goaltender


Have a great week!

Mayor Mike