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Posted on: April 11, 2020

Village President - Letter to Residents - April 11, 2020

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On April 1, Governor Pritzker signed a 30 day extension to the stay-at-home and school closure order through the end of the day on Thursday, April 30.  This measure was implemented to help limit further spread of the COVID-19 virus.  The stay at home order means that residents must stay in their homes unless necessary to leave for an essential service, supplies, or work - if your employer provides essential services.  Essential services and supplies include things like healthcare, groceries, medicine and medical supplies, hardware and home maintenance supplies, cleaning supplies, and banking.  If you must leave your home, be sure to use appropriate social distancing measures at all times.

We need everyone to be responsible and do their part to follow the stay-at-home order.  The Village is working closely with local hospitals.  To continue to protect all of our residents - hospital workers and first responders are depending on you to comply with the Governor’s order.  The best way to demonstrate our care and concern for others during this crisis is to keep our distance, and by doing so, keep them safe.

The Village has adjusted some operations in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, however, La Grange’s police, fire, 911, water and sewer system maintenance, water plant operations, refuse service and other critical services are continuing as normal.  The Village’s website is updated regularly with new information on connecting to the Village, our business community, and how to help during this crisis.  Please also contact the Village online, via telephone or e-mail - we are here to serve you.

Other fundamental components of the operation of Village government are also continuing.  A remote Village Board meeting will be held on April 13.  The meeting will include a public hearing regarding the Village’s proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget which became effective on May 1.  Residents may provide comments via e-mail and telephone regarding the proposed Budget in advance of the meeting, and the comments will be read and answered during the meeting.  Residents can tune in to hear the audio of the meeting on social media and cable television, as well as the Village website.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced a new text message program, allowing people to text "COVID" to 312-500-3836 in order to register to receive current information and updates about COVID-19.

We are bound together by our love for La Grange and the strong sense of community we are known for.  I want to thank each of you for your continued support and commitment to retaining connections with all aspects of our community by supporting our businesses, social service agencies, medical professionals, first responders, and each other.

Stay Healthy / Stay Safe / Stay In - 

Mark Kuchler, Village President

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