Resources for Residents

Utility Updates

Below are links to several of the local area utilities regarding their response to COVID-19, including provisions for anyone struggling to make utility payments:

Senior Services

Senior Shopping Hours

Trader Joe’s - Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. crew members will maintain an additional line outside the front door for senior customers to ensure those customers in need will have an  expedited entrance to the store.

Walgreens - Every Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. is designated as seniors-only shopping. Additionally, Walgreens provides additional senior discounts through its website (LINK).

Interfaith Community Partners 

Interfaith Community Partners will shop and deliver groceries for anyone age 75 or older; they do not need to be an existing client. They continue to take seniors to medical appointments. Please call 708-354-9328 for more information or visit their website (LINK) to volunteer.

Aging Care Connections

Please visit their website (LINK) for program updates and available services.

Food Services

Children / School Meals

District 102 - Beginning Monday, March 30, School District 102 is offering "grab and go" lunch from Congress Park, Cossitt, Forest Road, or Park Jr. High School between 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. If you are interested, please fill out the District’s online form (LINK).

District 204 - Beginning Monday, March 30, School District 204 is offering "grab and go" lunch from LTHS North Campus (Main Entrance/Clock Tower - Exit #5) and South Campus (Main Entrance/Exit #1) between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Food Pantries

Second Baptist Church, 26 W. Washington Ave. - Mondays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Email (LINK) or call at (708) 354-5907 for more information.

St. Francis Xavier Parish, 124 N. Spring Ave. - Tuesdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Visit their website (LINK) for additional information.

Unemployment Information

Unemployment benefits may be available to some individuals whose unemployment is attributable to COVID-19. IDES recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive as possible. Please visit the Illinois Department of Employment Security’s  website (LINK) to review the information.