May 6, 2020
Dear Village Resident,
Thank you to all of our residents who gave Spring Grove the 4th highest self-response rate in Illinois so far to the Census 2020 with a rate of 83.4% ! Help us reach 100% participation at my2020census.gov or by calling (844) 330-2020. Read how c ensus results will impact our community and shape our future. Thanks again!
COVID-19 Information
Now that face masks or coverings must be worn in indoor public spaces or outdoor public spaces where a six-foot social distance can't be maintained, view an easy way to make a face-mask - no sewing required. The McHenry County Emergency Management Agency sent us this link on how to properly put on and take off a face mask.

If you're having trouble coping with increased stress and anxiety, please reach out for mental health help if you need it. The State of Illinois has created the Call4Calm Text Line - just text TALK to 552020. You will get a text back asking for the town where you live, and you will get a call back from a local counselor.

Northwestern Medicine (formerly Centegra) maintains Crisis Services if you're facing a mental health emergency. It can be reached at 1-800-892-8900. There also is the McHELP app, which can be downloaded free from Apple Store or Google Play, which gives access to information or immediate crisis support via text or voice. If you have questions regarding available mental health and substance abuse resources in McHenry County, please call the McHenry County Mental Health Board at 815-455-2828.

If you need help with food, utilities, rent, unemployment, business assistance or other vital issues, visit McHenry County's resource page to get the help you need. If you are symptom-free, take these steps to stay healthy . If you have developed any of these symptoms consistent with COVID-19, consult your doctor, who will determine whether a test is necessary.

·      Loss or decrease in the sense of smell and taste
·      Fever – temperature of 100 or higher
·      Cough, Congestion or runny nose
·      Sore throat, Shortness of breath or Flu-like body aches

The state of Illinois reported yesterday 2,122 additional cases of COVID-19 and 176 more deaths , bringing the total cases to 65,962 and total deaths to 2,838. This is the largest number of deaths from COVID-19 in a single day. View current stats on McHenry County cases. If you have health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 800-889-3931 or email questions here .
Groot Resuming Bulk Pickups and More on May 11
Groot will begin collecting bulk items, construction and demolition debris, white goods and e-waste effective May 11. All garbage should be bagged and sealed or tied off. Electronic item pickups are done on Mondays and must be scheduled in advance. You are allowed up to six e lectronic items at a time at no additional charge (except for television sets which are $15 each). View more information about appliances, demolition debris, yard waste and more . Call Groot at 800-244-1977 to schedule special pickups.
New Leaf Home Furnishings
New Leaf Home Furnishings is now offering appointments for curbside viewing & drop off service. View available new and consigned furniture and accessories. During these difficult times, spare cash could really help some consignors; so if you've made a purchase in the past month, they thank you! Located at 2449 Pierce Drive #3 . O pen every day from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call them at 815-675-9700 with any questions.
News from Nature's Feed
Nature's Feed continues to offer curbside service and local delivery. Email your order to info@naturesfeed.net and allow at least 2 hours for them to fulfill and contact you for payment. Delivery options are Monday and Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. The pet nail clipping for May has been cancelled. Their hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Located at 2440 Westward Drive. Phone 815-675-2008. Thanks to everyone for your patience and support!.
Mother’s Day Donut sales at Richardson Farm!
Happy Mother’s Day drive-through donut sale will be held again at Richardson Adventure Farm this weekend - Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Yes, they ran short last time but now have plenty of donut mix! Everyone will be able to purchase 1 or 2 dozen donuts both days. Located at 909 English Prairie Road . $14/dozen with $2 from each dozen sold going to Home of the Sparrow and Turning Point, two groups who support women and moms in need. Free dozen to medical staff and first responders.
Photos of the Week

With spring weather, comes outdoor fun! Taylor and Leyton Wicinski enjoyed looking at the fish they caught at Hatchery Park and the Holbein boys fly a kite on a windy March day in Spring Grove Estates! If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email it here .




Flowers for Mother's Day!
Birds of Paradise Flower & Gifts has beautiful fresh arrangements & vases, outdoor blooming baskets & patio planters, just in time for Mother's Day! They are offering curbside pick up and doorstep delivery. Visit their outdoor Curbside Garden Shop on Wednesday May 6 for Mother's Day Specials (all locally grown - all prices include tax). Ten-inch hanging baskets & patio planters are $25, two or more are $20 each. Other sizes are available. Fresh flower arrangements and vases are ready to go. Garden gifts are also available. Open Wednesday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Located at 2404 Spring Ridge Drive Suite K. Call 815-363-8568.
S&R Heating & Cooling
During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, S&R Heating & Cooling is still open for business! They have options to help fight this problem Air Purifiers iWave and UV Lights are both designed to help get rid of viruses, mold, bacteria, and other pathogens. Make the air in your home clean and safe! Let your HVAC System do the work for you, even when you are not home. Purchase either of them now and get a free furnace or A/C clean and check. Call them for details at 815-675-1747!
Nippersink Library News
The library is closed until further notice. Please do not return materials to the outside book drops while they are closed. Due dates have been extended and all overdue fines will be waived for any materials that are due while the building is closed. WiFi is on and accessible from the parking lot. View more information about this and more.
Volunteers Want to Help
A group of volunteers would like to help our seniors, or other high-risk residents, by shopping for their groceries or other necessities. If you, or anyone you know, needs help, please contact them here .
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Essential Businesses
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Thank you for your continued support of Spring Grove essential businesses It is a tough time for our businesses, but with all our help we hope they can make it through. View our business directory and restaurant websites and phone numbers .
ROW Damage Repair
Road right-of-way snowplow damage repair work should begin shortly after May 15. If you have damage that you have not reported, please call 815-675-2121 by May 8 to get on the list for repair.
Blast from the Past
Father Daleiden with his beloved Whippet dog, circa 1935, in front of the priest residence at 2206 Main Street.
Ann Spindler (R) was housekeeper
for the church
Ann Spindler was named on Fr. Daleiden's WWII draft registration card as the person who would know where he lived.
Father Daleiden served as pastor of St. Peter Church from 1933-1960, a time of great turmoil and change. Times were hard during the Great Depression, when the church income dropped by half and expenses were drastically slashed. It wasn't until after World War II that the parish income recovered and saw great growth. He oversaw the remodeling of the church and expansion to include an attached school in 1948.
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