Feeling cooped up? We hear you. Itching for a dinner and a movie? Us too. Are your kids or spouse getting to be a bit much? Hopefully not, but hang in there! Weather is expected to warm up later this week. The more we stay at home now, the sooner we can all get back to everyday life. Enjoy our parks and paths, but not the playground. Go for a bike ride, but avoid pickup games. Six feet away to live, work, and play!
Under the Governor's Executive Order, landscaping services and projects fit under an exemption such as construction, agriculture, or public works. Outdoor landscape projects generally provide for social distancing that poses little risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Officials are asking residents to help continue the fight against COVID-19. Learn more about how you can help step up.
Healthcare Workers Needed: If you’re recently retired or recently left the healthcare field, the State needs you. Fees for healthcare license reinstatement are being waived and license issuance is being expedited. Healthcare professionals working in other states (e.g., Wisconsin) are also being called upon. Visit idfpr.com for more information.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations: Healthcare workers are in constant need of PPE. Tattoo parlors, nail salons, and elective surgery centers are some of the businesses that may have additional PPE to donate. Contact PPE.email@example.com if you have donations.
Healthcare Workers: Sign Up for SIREN: State officials urge all doctors and healthcare workers to sign up for State of Illinois Rapid Electronic Notification System (SIREN). SIREN is a secure web-based persistent messaging and alerting system that leverages email, phone, text, pagers and other messaging formats to provide 24/7/365 notification, alerting, and flow of critical information. SIREN is used for targeted alerting based on members professional roles or functions. It is not intended for use as a public warning system at this time, so do not register if you are not a healthcare worker.
Volunteer and Give Back: The state is also asking for volunteers to help in a variety of ways including blood donations, senior assistance, legal advice for low-income residents, and simply checking on your neighbor. Visit serve.illinois.gov for more information.
Vernon Township is seeking food pantry donations and is in need of canned proteins, dry beans, pasta, and rice. Shopping carts are outside the Vernon Township building where donations can be placed. Cash donations are also being accepted - call 847-634-4602
Child Care for Essential Workers: If children can stay home, they should stay home. If this isn't possible, emergency child care centers are being created for groups of 10 or fewer children. Learn more about emergency child care options and how you can help via the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development.
Everyone is encouraged to support local restaurants! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois closed the dine-in portion at all restaurants, but many establishments are continuing to provide delicious food through delivery, drive-thru, catering, and curbside pickup options. With your help, we can support our community culinary partners throughout the community! Restaurants with a valid liquor license can sell packaged alcohol via carryout. They may also deliver packaged alcohol with food delivery.
Waste Management has resumed seasonal residential yard waste collection. Yard waste is collected Wednesday each week and should be placed out at the same time as household waste and recyclables.
Yard waste must be placed in biodegradable brown paper bags or cans clearly marked as landscape waste (max 33 gallons and 50 pounds) for collection. Yard waste placed in plastic bags will not be collected.
Yard waste is serviced on Wednesday each week during the season.
Residents may sign up for seasonal yard waste service or purchase stickers at Walgreens in Lincolnshire (847-913-1627) or Sunset Foods in Lake Forest (847-234-8380). Please call to confirm availability.
This program provides a great option for residents to get rid of leftover leaves from the previous fall season. As a reminder, the Village does not offer leaf-pick-up in the spring.
Please visit the Lincolnshire Wastehauler website or call Waste Management at 800-964-8988 for additional questions or details.
Spring is in the air, and in these times, we all want to get out to enjoy the weather. So do coyotes. Coyotes are an important part of our native ecosystem and are wild animals. You may see more coyote activity and hear more howling now since it is the end of their prime breeding season. Please use caution and follow this Coyote Management Plan the Village developed to help maintain public safety. Human safety is the top priority of this management plan which outlines tactics for safe coexistence with local coyotes.
Water bills were mailed out this week, but you can reduce paper by signing up for paperless bills. You will receive an email each month with a link to your bill. No more bills lost in the mail or missed while you’re out of town. Enrollment is easy and available online. If you simply want to see your bill and history, click HERE for instructions. However, if you do not want to sign up for online billing, pay by mail or drop off payment in the secured drop box outside Village Hall.
1 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069 Phone: 847-883-8600 | Fax: 847-883-8608 Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT