Resources for Residents

Vaccination Information

All Illinois residents 16 years of age and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents may now walk-in to all six Cook County vaccination sites, located in Des Plaines, Forest Park, Matteson, River Grove, Tinley Park, and South Holland. Vaccination sites accept walk-ins from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

Cook County has published a website (LINK), as well as a hotline 833-308-1988, where residents and workers in Cook County can sign up for COVID-19 updates and information. 

For additional information, please see the following links:

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


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 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.

La Grange Library E-Services

The La Grange Library provides an e-library (LINK), offering digital access to books, audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines. The e-library also includes learning apps for students and adults.

La Grange Area Historical Society

The Historical Society is documenting how life in La Grange has been affected by COVID-19 and is collecting information about the personal experiences of individuals and families to preserve the story of this unprecedented time. Residents are asked to fill out a Community COVID-19 Response Form (LINK) and also submit drawings, photos and videos via e mail to lagrangehistory@sbcglobal.net. For more information, visit the historical society’s website (LINK)

Call4Calm - Mental Health Support

The Illinois Department of Human Services has established a mental health support hotline for anyone struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and needing emotional support. To access the service, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link callers to a counselor in their area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.

Resources for Debt Obligations

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation published a guide (LINK) to provide guidance for residents struggling with debt obligations, including rent and mortgage payments as well as loan payments, and more.

Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance Program 

Cook County recently created the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  Applications will remain open until April 2, 2021.  If selected, the program will pay up to 12 months of missed rent and utilities payments, and up to 3 months of future rent payments.