COVID-19

The Village of La Grange, along with local, state and federal health partners, are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and are working to minimize impacts on our community. As this situation evolves, the Village will continue to provide essential public services, such as police, fire, and public works. This page is intended to provide up-to-date local information related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), as well as links to state and national resources.

Message from Village President Mark Kuchler

Village Administrative Services

Emergency Services

Stay Informed

State and Federal Resources

Consumer’s Guide to Businesses and Services

Resources for Businesses

Resources for Residents

Volunteering Opportunities / Ways to Help

Message from Village President Mark Kuchler

Village President Mark Kuchler continues to provide regular communication to residents and businesses to keep them informed of evolving information related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Recently, at the March 23, 2020 Village Board meeting (LINK), President Kuchler reiterated the Village’s commitment to working with local, state, and federal partners to closely monitor COVID-19 (coronavirus) and minimize its impacts on our community. President Kuchler’s previously issued letters, and a recent update from AMITA Health Center La Grange, are listed below:

April 01, 2020 - Letter to Residents (LINK)

March 29, 2020 - Letter to Residents (LINK)

March 23, 2020 - AMITA Health Center of La Grange COVID-19 Update to the Village Board (PDF)

March 21, 2020 - Letter to Residents (LINK)

March 18, 2020 - Letter to Restaurant Owners (PDF) 

March 15, 2020 - Letter to Residents (LINK)

Village Administrative Services

For the safety of the public and Village staff, and to help reduce the spread of illness, Village buildings (Village Hall and Public Works) are not accepting walk-in traffic at this time. Village staff is still available to serve the public. Residents and businesses are encouraged to email or call for services. Additionally, drop boxes are available at Village Hall to receive payments and building permit submittals. For more detailed information, see below and this village services flyer (PDF). Emergency services are continuing uninterrupted; in case of emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Water Bills

Residents and businesses may pay water bills online (LINK), by mail to Village hall at 53 S. La Grange Rd., or by depositing in one of three drop boxes located at or near Village Hall. Residents and businesses have until April 15th to pay March water bills with no late fees. Questions can be directed to (708) 579-2301.

Building Permits

The Community  Development  Department  has  instituted a policy  of  very  limited  contact with  the  public  but  is still  processing permit applications, including contractor registrations, plan  review, and some inspections.  The Community Development Department page (LINK) outlines the interim protocols in detail. Additional questions can be directed to permits@villageoflagrange.com (LINK) or (708) 579-2320.

Vehicle Stickers & Parking Decals

Vehicle licenses (stickers) and pet licenses may be paid online (LINK). Online purchases are also available for commuter and LTHS parking decals (LINK)

Emergency Services

Please call 9-1-1 in case of emergency.

 

The Village will continue responding to emergency calls for service.

9-1-1 Dispatchers will ask a series of questions to each caller. Based on CDC guidelines, emergency responders may be wearing protective clothing (IMAGE) (such as a surgical gown or mask) for your protection and theirs.  If the person is able to do so, they may be asked to meet first responders outside their residence after calling 9-1-1. 

For non-emergency calls, the Police Department will initially handle by telephone. Please call (708) 352-2131 or 9-1-1. If an officer is not immediately available, staff will obtain your contact information and an officer will call you back as soon as possible.

In-person services such as fingerprinting, building tours, child seat safety checks, and similar functions are suspended. 

Stay Informed

The Village offers multiple ways to stay informed about COVID-19 and all other Village news.

Rave Alert - Emergency Notification System

The Village is migrating away from the current Code Red emergency notification system, to Rave Alert / Smart911.  Residents and businesses can register (LINK) for the no-cost service that issues emergency notifications via email, text, or voice message on their cell phones.  The previous emergency notification system will no longer be used after May 1, 2020. More information, including a video on how to register, is available on the Emergency Notifications page (LINK).

Village Notifications - Notify Me

By signing up for "Notify Me" (LINK) residents and businesses can receive email or text messages from the Village to stay informed about current news and announcements. Users can select to receive all news, or only certain topics. By signing up for "News Flash" residents will receive regular updates of new information posted to the homepage of the Village website.

Consumer’s Guide to Businesses and Services

Although restaurants are not open for dining-in as directed by Governor Pritzker, our restaurants are open for delivery, carryout, and curb-side pick-up.  Several of our retailers also have online shopping options. More information can be found in this online directory (LINK). The directory also includes information regarding changed schedules and services for community and faith based organizations.

Resources for Businesses

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacts on all businesses and employers. To assist our local businesses, the Village has compiled a list of resources and information (LINK)

Resources for Residents

The Village has compiled resources and information (LINK) for seniors and for residents who may be experiencing financial distress related to COVID-19.

Volunteering Opportunities / Ways to Help

La Grange is a community that supports one another. This page (LINK) includes information on how to assist businesses, health care workers, and others in La Grange and around the state.