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State of Emergency Declared


A state of emergency was declared on March 17 at an emergency Village Council meeting, reflecting the public health emergency the nation faces, caused by the spread of COVID-19. View the declaration (PDF).

The declaration of a state of emergency allows the Village to:

  • conduct emergency purchasing of goods and services necessary for the preparation for, response to, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,

  • implement emergency staffing protocols and procedures as necessary for the preservation of public health and safety, and for the preservation of the health of Village employees, and

  • cooperate with other government agencies, taking steps to coordinate the Village resources and emergency operation with the State of Illinois, Cook County, and other local governments in and around the Village.

The declaration takes effect immediately, and can be renewed by Village Council on a weekly basis.

The Village will keep you updated on our response to this rapidly evolving situation. As Village Hall and other Village buildings remain closed to the public, you may interact with the Village by following the instructions found here.

Updated information on the spread of COVID-19 and recommended precautions you can take to reduce the spread of the virus can be found on the CDC’s website, the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website, and the City of Chicago’s website.


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