Important COVID-19 Community Updates
Lake Forest and the entire state has moved into Phase 3 of the Governor's "Restore Illinois Plan". Restaurants, retailers, and other businesses are now able to re-open with certain accommodations and restrictions. Read the details here .

It's up to everyone - business owners, employee, and customers - to ensure that safety guidelines are followed.

See who's open for business! (Courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce website .)

It is important to keep moving forward to reach the final phase of the Plan. During this "Recovery Phase", residents should continue to practice 6-foot physical distancing, wear face coverings when maintaining physical distancing is not possible, and continue to wash your hands and sanitize frequently.

Also, beginning this week, some City buildings will also be opening with limited staffing and safety protocols in place. Other City staff will continue to work remotely. Until further notice, the City encourages residents to continue using online City services as often as possible.
More information will be available next week via E-News, the website and social media.

The City's COVID Updates E-Newsletter is issued every Monday, Wednesday and Friday or as necessary.

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

Check the City's website for additional information and continue to send any inquiries to .
Tonight's Virtual City Council Meeting
From Mayor Pandaleon:

"The City of Lake Forest, like the rest of our country, is very concerned with the civil unrest and looting taking place across America. Over the weekend, there were many social media postings about potential looting in Lake County. Although there have been isolated incidents of unrest in a few jurisdictions, the LFPD reports that things are quiet in our immediate area.
Lake Forest police are very well connected to other law enforcement agencies in the region. In fact, many of our officers serve on regional task forces to bolster the response capabilities of our neighboring communities, and of Lake Forest. They were active in these roles over the weekend. Every department, including ours, has additional officers on duty. Detectives are watching social media, and they are all working together to solve problems as they occur. Please know that the LFPD is fully engaged, and is working closely with their nearby counterparts to keep residents safe."

Tonight's 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 .

View the meeting agenda here . You may provide public comment by calling 847.810.3643 during the meeting.
Tomorrow Evening's COVID-19 Community Forum
"Moving Forward. Together. An Update on COVID-19 and Next Steps with Leaders of the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Communities."

Join Lake Forest Mayor George Pandaleon and Village President Kathy O'Hara with local municipal, medical and education leaders for a live, online community update on Tuesday, June 2 from 7-8 p.m.

You may watch it live on cable television (Comcast Channel 17 and A, T & T U-Verse Channel 99 - scroll to "Lake Forest"). Alternately, you may follow this Zoom webinar link:

The Forum has been created to provide municipal, medical, business and educational updates and a shared vision for the path forward as we emerge from the Stay at Home Order and begin restoring everyday life in our communities.

Residents will have an opportunity to hear the latest from:

  • Thomas McAfee, President, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital and Senior Vice President, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
  • Jeffrey Kopin, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
  • Jason Wicha, Lake Forest City Manager
  • Drew Irvin, Lake Bluff Village Administrator
  • Stephen Schutt, Lake Forest College President
  • Michael Simeck, Superintendent of Lake Forest Schools, Districts 67 and 115
  • Jean Sophie, Superintendent of Lake Bluff School District 65

Due to time constraints, not all questions will be able to be answered, but you will receive an answer via email as soon as possible. The Forum will be recorded and will be available for viewing online and on social media.

Please join us for an super local event with the professionals!
Sanitation/Compost/Recycling Reminder
A reminder that the last day for free curbside service for items intended for the Compost Center was last Thursday, as the Compost/Recycling Center (located on the south side of Rte. 60, west of Waukegan Road) re-opened on Saturday, May 30!

Regular summer hours are Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and pickup dates for sanitation and yard waste with stickers on bags are back in effect.

Call the Hotline for Missed Pickups/Special Pickups, Move-in Pickups/Move-out Pickups: 847-615-4264.
Library Update

The Lake Forest Library is operating virtually for the residents of Lake Forest! The Library is open online and by phone to answer questions, connect residents with resources and support during the pandemic, and  issue library cards .    The library has an expansive collection of eBooks, streaming movies, and online learning tools. The book boxes at the Library and at the Telegraph Road Train Station are open and accepting returns (excluding Takeout Tech and oversize items). With the Curbside Collect service, Library patrons can place holds on physical library materials (books and movies) for pickup at the back dock starting June 3. For details on all of the resources and services available, visit
Don't Forget...
It's as Easy as
It's Important

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!
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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