Important COVID-19 Community Updates
We appreciate the chance to bring you up to speed on what we are learning from local and regional sources now every Monday, Wednesday and Friday or as necessary.

Please dial 9-1-1 in case of emergencies only and call 847.234.2601 for non-emergencies.

Check the City's website for additional information and continue to send any inquiries to . During this time, residents should stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary to leave the house, continue to practice physical distancing and wash their hands as often as possible.

Many staff members are working remotely and will respond to you at the earliest opportunity.
Tonight's City Council Meeting
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., tonight's meeting is the annual "Change of the Guard", where the City Council will thank First Ward Alderman Prue Beidler and Fourth Ward Alderman Michelle Moreno for their service as they term off. The City will welcome First Ward Alderman Jennifer Karras and Fourth Ward Alderman Eileen Looby Weber.

For public viewing, the meeting will be live-streamed on the City's website and on cable television (Comcast channel 17 and A, T & T U-Verse Channel 99 - scroll to "Lake Forest".) Alternately, you may follow this Zoom link.

Please note that you may provide public comment by calling 847.810.3643 during the meeting.
Lake County to host Virtual Town Hall Meeting this Thursday
Hosted by Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, panelists will discuss the ongoing Lake County Government COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and answer residents' questions.

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020

Time: 7 p.m. 

Participants can ask questions when they register for the event or through the chat feature during the live town hall. Chair Hart will be joined by the following panelists who will provide updates on Lake County's response and are available to answer questions from the community:
  • Mark Pfister, Executive Director, Lake County Health Department
  • Donny Schmit, President, Lake County Municipal League
  • Kevin Considine, President and CEO, Lake County Partners
  • Andrew Tangen, Superintendent, Lake County Veterans Assistance Commission

Lake County staff will also be discussing how the county is partnering with local agencies and non-governmental organizations to assist residents and businesses in need and how the county is planning for the future.

This virtual meeting will be hosted through Zoom. Attendees can view and listen to the meeting through their computer, tablet, or phone. Information on how to access the meeting is sent to the email address provided upon registration. 

If you would like to take part in this event, make sure to   register . Lake County will publish a recording of the virtual town for those who are unable to attend on May 7. We look forward to your participation! 

Working in many roles, the City of Lake Forest's public servants dedicate themselves to serving our community every day (even from home!). As we observe Public Service Recognition Week which is May 3-9, we celebrate and thank our 209 team members who are working together to keep things moving for you during these unprecedented and uncertain times.
May Administrative Hearing Postponed
The Administrative Hearing scheduled for Thursday, May 14 has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 11 . Letters have been mailed to all individuals with pending cases. For more information, please visit the City's website .
Small Business and Non-Profit Business Equip Grants
The Lake County Workforce Development Board recognizes that COVID-19 has put a difficult burden on our business and non-profit community. As a response, the Workforce Board is working with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to provide small businesses and non-profits with reimbursement grants during this health crisis.

These grant funds can help you equip your business with strategies that assist in mitigating layoffs and adhering to "social distancing" provisions established by State and Federal health entities. Allowable strategies and costs include the following:

  • Payment for special cleaning and sanitation services
  • Purchase of software and hardware for remote working
  • Cost of conversion to call center/remote work environments
  • Cross-functional or transitional training
  • Production of essential goods and services needed to support COVID-19 response

For more information, contact Employment Specialist Jeffrey Hubert at .
Don't Forget...
It's Easy!

Do it for Lake Forest!

The Census paper questionnaire was mailed on April 8 to anyone who has not yet responded. Please complete the questionnaire and return it or respond online at or by phone at 844.330.2020.

In the coming months, when it is safe to do so, Census takers will follow up with in-person visits to addresses for which responses have not been received.

Completing the Census questionnaire is easy, secure and important. Thank you for helping Lake Forest and Illinois achieve a Complete Count!
Go Native! Plant & Tree Sale on May 9 and 10
The Annual Plant and Tree Sale, cosponsored by The City of Lake Forest and Lake Forest Open Lands has shifted to a new reality! Native Perennial Garden Kits will be available for pickup on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lake Forest Open Lands, 350 North Waukegan Road.

To place your orders and for more information, visit the Open Lands website .
Lake County Interactive Map
The Lake County Health Department's interactive map shares the number of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 in each municipality. According to the LCHD website, it is best viewed on a computer. You can view the map here .
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