Restore Illinois: Phase 3 Guidelines for Reopening Business and Returning People to Work Safely
On Tuesday, May 5th, Governor Pritzker released Restore Illinois, a five-phased plan that will reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with marked by distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. The Restore Illinois plan recognizes that the economy will start growing again when consumers feel that it is safe to return to work, shop and dine out, and engage in social and recreational activities. Under the Restore Illinois framework, certain businesses and activities are allowed to resume in Phase 3 with IDPH-approved safety guidance in place. All four regions of Illinois are anticipated to transition to Phase 3 on May 29th.
To prepare businesses and employers to implement the new safety guidelines and to bring many residents back to work, the State of Illinois has developed toolkits complete with signage, training checklists, and other resources to ensure business and activities are conducted in accordance with the latest and greatest public health recommendations.
Phase 3 guidelines span 10 different industry categories. Each set of guidelines includes a common set of guidelines that are expected and encouraged among all employers and activity types, as well as workplace and program-specific guidelines. Click here to review the guidelines by industry.
Additionally, the State of Illinois is providing new guidelines for indoor/outdoor tennis
, as well as revised guidelines for boating and fishing
and for golf
.Jesse White Announces Reopening Plan with Expanded Hours Beginning June 1 & 2 for Driver Services Facilities Will focus on new drivers, expired DL/IDs and vehicle transactions through July 31
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced today his office’s reopening plan - beginning June 1 - with the first two months focused on serving ONLY new drivers, customers with expired driver’s licenses/ID cards and vehicle transactions. Currently there are more than 700,000 expired driver’s licenses/ID cards and 1.9 million expired vehicle registrations. All Secretary of State departments and offices will be open for business on June 1. For details, click here
.At Home and Receiving Solicitations from Energy Suppliers?
Some residents in the Village of La Grange Park may have been targeted with mail solicitations from electric suppliers promoting clean, green or renewable energy programs at rates significantly higher than ComEd’s rates. The notices may make incorrect claims or insinuate they are part of a governmental aggregation program. To be clear, the Village of La Grange Park has been a leader in the Chicago area by introducing a GREEN and RENEWABLE electric aggregation program at zero added cost to the ComEd rate. The Village is in year two of a three-year electric aggregation program with Chicago-based supplier MC Squared Energy Services. You may reach out to MC Squared with questions about the program at 877-622-7697. La Grange Park was ranked #1 in the USA by the EPA, in terms of green power versus total power consumed. Again, at zero cost to residents and the Village! Even more good news for La Grange Park residents and small businesses: The residential and small business ComEd rate will decline effective June 1, 2020 to an annualized rate of 6.913¢ per kWh from its current 7.175¢ per kWh. And in fact, the actual four-month summer base rate is even lower - 6.473¢ per kWh, a precipitous drop that all La Grange Park residents who are in the Village’s program, (and not enrolled in a private contract with another supplier), will enjoy! The Village advises residents to be cautious of all energy supply solicitations. No one from the Village, ComEd, or MC Squared will ever request your account number or contact you to enroll. Residents are encouraged not to reveal their ComEd account number to a solicitor unless they have first read and agreed to all Terms and Conditions. Residents are urged to report misinformation or nefarious supply activity by filing a complaint with the Illinois Commerce Commission at 800-524-0795. La Grange Park is pleased to retain its status as an EPA Green Power Community, at zero added cost to the ComEd rate!News Releases from Illinois.gov
- National Night Out (Postponed from August 4 to October 6)
- Due to social distancing requirements the Village has suspended all garage/yard sales, block parties, craft and plant shows, and sidewalk sales (curbside pickup is allowed) through May 30.
Additional COVID-19 ResourcesEvents surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 have been changing rapidly. The Village is working to keep residents informed of what is happening in our community. Please understand the situation is fluid and policies and procedures may change with little notice.