211 cases reported in Elmhurst as of 5/22/20.
This Memorial Day, the City of Elmhurst will be commemorating fallen veterans in a very special and safe way. 

Many of us look forward to the Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade which includes participation from nearly 100 organizations and countless spectators. For over 100 years, Elmhurst has proudly come together to pay respects and honor for those who have fallen. To continue with our traditions in a safe manner, the City of Elmhurst is planning the “2020 Always Remember Memorial Day Convoy”. 

The convoy will include first responder emergency vehicles and preselected special service and military vehicles only. The route will cover 16 miles of Elmhurst, with vehicles passing through each ward and will start at 10am CST. The route begins and ends at the Elmhurst American Legion (310 W. Butterfield).

We are encouraging interested spectators to participate in a variety of safe ways:

  • Show your support by decorating the front of your home which could include posting your flag and adding a ribbon to your parkway tree.

  • On Memorial Day at 5pm CST, a prerecorded ceremony along with footage from the convoy will be available to watch on Elmhurst TV’s YouTube page.This will also be available to watch on Comcast and AT&T Uverse at a later time.

  • If your home is on the route, please consider parking your car at the end of your driveway and decorating your vehicle. You can turn your flashers on and wave as the convoy goes by.

  • Listen to patriotic music while watching the convoy by tuning in to the Elmhurst College radio station WRSE on 88.7 FM, or stream the station online at www.wrse887fm.com.

The route is within a quarter mile walk from most any home in Elmhurst and will traverse many open public parking spots.  Feel free to take a walk to the route or find a public parking spot on the route to park your vehicle and watch the 2020 Always Remember Memorial Day Convoy. PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRACTICE PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SAFETY MEASURES. Stand at least 6 feet apart from one another and wear face masks. 

Please join us in commemorating this day in a safe and smart manner. 
Restaurants, Retail and Fitness on target to re-open May 29th
City of Elmhurst prepares plans to support re-opening
Governor Pritzker announced on Wednesday, May 20th that Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan will also include the opening of outdoor restaurant dining with certain safety limitations. Fitness providers will be allowed to offer one-on-one training and outdoor fitness classes in groups of up to 10 participants. Retail stores across all segments can open in Phase 3 with state issued guidelines. The state plans to release these guidelines by Friday, May 22 nd . The City of Elmhurst is on target to move from Phase 2 to Phase 3 by May 29 th .

The City of Elmhurst continues to work with local business owners to develop a plan that will be appropriate for Elmhurst. Finalized plans will be issued within the next week, incorporating the guidelines for re-opening as set by the State. Plans include but are not limited to opportunities for fitness providers to use public property and/or to partner with private commercial property owners to hold outdoor fitness classes, expansion of sidewalk cafes (without fencing) for restaurants, and the ability for restaurants to expand seating into private parking lots with review and approval.

Special Flood-Related Refuse Pick Up, Saturday May 23rd
The City will hold a special flood-related refuse pick up on Saturday, May 23rd. Residents can place flood damaged refuse on the curbside with the exception of electronics, hazardous materials, or yard waste.
Elmhurst is updating its Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan with the goal of identifying roadway improvements to make walking and biking easier.

The City is hosting several online opportunities for residents to review and comment on the proposed recommendations:

  • Webinars: Join us for a one-hour webinar on May 27th at Noon or 5:30pm to hear from the project team about the draft recommendations. Register for the 12 pm webinar here, OR register for the 5:30 pm webinar here. Space is limited.

  • StoryMap: Review draft recommendations, maps, and proposed design solutions. Click here to view the draft recommendations on the Story Map.

  • Survey: Provide feedback on what you think about the proposed improvements. Click here to access the survey.

Please remember that this is a working plan and there is plenty of time for public input!
Visit BikeWalkElmhurst.com for more information
Sustainable Elmhurst Tip

The City will be sharing a series of videos on sustainability tips. Assistant City Planner, Emily Egan shares our first tip...

Remember to lose the bag when recycling!
Elmhurst Art Museum shares ways in which you can give back to the community in their latest newsletter... including the launch of their "You Are Beautiful" shop where 10% of proceeds will benefit the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation for all You Are Beautiful products from our store until July 3rd..

Calling ALL Elmhurst Community Members!
Let’s make some NOISE for our 2020 ELMHURST GRADUATES! 
Our graduates deserve a SALUTE like no other this yea r.  

The City of Elmhurst has collaborated with various Elmhurst schools on a plan to honor all 2020 graduates. Here is how you can support our mission in recognizing our community’s graduating class:

  • Residents, business owners and ALL Elmhurst Organizations…. Please DOWNLOAD THIS SIGN and display it proudly in your window.

  • If you are an Elmhurst business or organization, please consider adding THIS JPEG to your website and social pages with a message to our graduates.

Please note: This initiative is to recognize all graduates of 2020, no matter which school they attend! Each individual school will of course have their own special way of recognizing graduates.

All graduates have been faced with a challenging way to celebrate a HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT. We hope that this community wide effort lifts their spirits and shows our pride and support for them.
Reminder! Public comment options for public meetings
City Hall is closed to walk-in service during normal business hours, however City Hall continues to be open during public meetings and for public comment opportunities. There are several ways to provide public comment during these meetings including online and in person. On May 4th, the City added a call-in option for public comment. A list of public commenting options can be found on the City's Agenda Center/Boardocs . If you any questions or require assistance, please contact the City's Deputy Clerk at 630-530-3010.
Illinois Mask Requirements
The State has mandated Illinoisans to wear a face mask or covering shield when leaving your home or reporting for essential operations. This is especially important when people cannot maintain 6-feet of social distancing. Example areas include shopping at essential businesses, picking up food, visiting a health care provider, traveling on public transportation, walking through condo or apartment complex common areas, when interacting with people providing essential services, when feeling sick, coughing, or sneezing. You do not have to wear a masking when running or walking in your neighborhood or when performing outdoor activities on your own property. 
Mayor seeks candidates for Ward 1 & Ward 4 Alderman Seats

Mayor Morley is accepting applications to fill the City’s 1st ward and 4th ward vacant aldermanic seats.

With the advice and consent of the Elmhurst City Council, Mayor Morley will appoint replacements to serve the 1st and 4th wards of Elmhurst until the April 2021 election.

Applications will be accepted through the close of business on May 29th, 2020 .

REMINDER: You must live in the ward that you are applying for and must be a registered voter at this location for a minimum of one year.

#ElmhurstStaysHome Campaign
We’re calling on residents to get creative! Send us your pictures and videos on how you and your families are staying positive and having fun through the State’s "Stay at Home Order". We will collect this content through the month of May, and feature it on our website and social pages. Some of the submissions may also make a debut in the next City of Elmhurst Front Porch Newsletter.

All you have to do is fill out this form! https://www.elmhurst.org/forms.aspx?FID=148
Featured Resident #ElmhurstStaysHome

What are Robin and her family doing to stay positive and have fun through the State’s "Stay at Home Order"?


Thank you for your commitment to loving our community. #ElmhurstStaysHome

Connect with the City of Elmhurst on COVID-19 Updates
Over the next coming weeks, you’ll find timely information and updates on our  City's website   to help you and your family stay safe. We also encourage you to follow the City's  Facebook  and  Twitter pages, and to subscribe to our  Alert Center . We will continue to send  E-Newsletters with updates on the virus as it relates to our community. Please also make sure you are subscribed to receive our  CodeRED Alerts. We will use this method to communicate any information requiring a direct and immediate need to take action for public safety. These notifications will enable us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations.
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