The Hickory and Palos Hills communities are standing strong fighting COVID-19. Businesses and residents are helping each other by distributing food to those less fortunate, helping their elderly neighbors with grocery shopping, sending food to the hospital emergency rooms, police/fire departments, nursing homes. Everyone is complying with Governor Pritzker’s social distancing directive all while trying to keep their businesses viable.
Many businesses are working with a skeleton crew and it’s tough. They are worried about how long they can manage and are feeling the financial pinch. There is much concern about the economic impact on their business due to the reduction of consumer demand. Many of our businesses have closed their doors and are working from home while many of our restaurants are open for delivery or curbside pick-up. Most employers have laid people off sending some of them to unemployment. The business community is trying to figure out if any of the stimulus packages will help them since no one has seen any checks and really don’t know what to do. The Hills Chambers of Commerce is working now with the Small Business Association to obtain the information of what the stimulus bills are, how they work, and who you need to contact to obtain the proper forms for filing. With changes happening daily, The Hills Chamber is keeping up-to-date with important links for both the business owners and the community. All these links can be found on our website at thehillschamber.org/covid-19. We also share links on our facebook page at facebook.com/thehillschamberofcommerce.
At this time we are asking that that you support the small business by utilizing their online services, curbside pick-up, take-out/delivery options. Even purchasing a gift card from them for later use is another great way to help out. Give them a smile when they deliver your products and let them know you appreciate them. Pray for our doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and ancillary services that are on the front line caring for the patients. Don’t forget those that are still working hard at the grocery stores and pharmacies, which despite some shortages, they are doing their best to bring food into your homes.
We will get through this. Take precautions. Stay safe. Have faith. Help others who need you. If you have questions or if you are doing something special to help others (or know of someone who is doing something) we would like to hear from you. Please email us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share this on our website.
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Updates from Mayor Mike Howley and other City information can be found here.
Updates from Mayor Gerald Bennett and other City information can be found here.
Effective Thursday, March 19th at 8:30 am, Palos Township will be closing its Administrative Office and Health Service to the public.
Palos Township staff will be available by phone Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at (708) 598-4418. Palos Township Health Service can be reached at (708) 598-2441.
Palos Township lobby will remain open for residents to file their tax appeals. If you have any questions regarding your appeals, you may contact the Assessor's Office at (708) 598-4449.
Hickory Hills Residents: Here you will find updates from Waste Management regarding garbage services.
Palos Hills Residents: Here you will find updates from the City of Palos Hills regarding garbage services.
This is a completed list of Palos Hills (and some Hickory Hills) restaurants that are open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants labeled green are open, yellow opening soon, and red is closed and/or no response when attempting to reach out. Thank you to all those who contributed to put this list together.
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