City of Palos Hills General News items

Halloween 2020

2020-10-02T08:33:04+00:00 October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Events, News|

As announced at the October 1 City Council meeting, trick-or-treating will be taking place on Saturday, October 31, from 3:00-7:00 pm.   Please be safe, social distance and wear a mask!  Thank you for your cooperation! Illinois Department of Public Health Safety Guidelines for Trick-0r-Treating CLICK on trick or treating guidelines If you will be passing out candy, [...]

Message from the Mayor: Updates for 08/18/2020

2020-08-18T15:31:46+00:00 August 18th, 2020|Categories: News|

Dear Residents, I would like to up-date you on the latest COVID 19 IMPACT on the City of Palos Hills. As you recall, on June 28, the State of Illinois opened up more activities in their Phase 4 enactment. Since that time the City of Palos Hills, by way of the Cook County Health Department statistics, [...]

Fraud with Illinois Department of Employment Security

2020-07-21T09:43:12+00:00 July 21st, 2020|Categories: News|

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), unemployment systems across the country are seeing an increase in fraud of unemployment insurance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. If anyone believes that unemployment fraud is being committed, please contact IDES at 1-800-814-0513 or 1-877-566-6230. You can also file a complaint online at

Message from the Mayor: Updates for 06/25/2020

2020-06-25T20:54:17+00:00 June 25th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

Dear Residents, I have posted on the City web site the new State of Illinois Phase 4 guidelines for the re-opening up of more activities, more businesses and social activities. The new phase also allows for more indoor and outdoor activities including recreation, outdoor dining and various social activities. Effective June 26th the playgrounds will be [...]

Message from the Mayor: Updates for 06/23/2020

2020-06-23T16:00:07+00:00 June 23rd, 2020|Categories: News|

Dear Residents, I spoke at the City Council public meeting last Thursday in addressing the national discussion on policing. In that address, I stated, in uncertain terms, that our City will never tolerate discrimination or racism by our Police Department, or by any employee of the City of Palos Hills. Our City is made up of [...]

Reopening Illinois: Phase 4 Guidelines for Reopening Released

2020-06-22T11:27:11+00:00 June 22nd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

To prepare businesses and employers to implement new and updated safety guidelines in Phase 4, the State of Illinois has developed a business toolkit complete with signage, posters, and other resources to ensure business and activities are conducted in accordance with the latest public health recommendations. Phase 4 guidelines include five new industry categories and updated [...]

New Business Interruption Grant Program

2020-06-18T18:34:45+00:00 June 18th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will launch the first round of Business Interruption Grants (BIG) by providing $60 million to businesses experiencing losses or business interruption as a result of COVID-19 related closures. The BIG Program is available for up to 3,500 businesses that experienced a limited ability to operate due to COVID-19 [...]

Message from the Mayor: Updates from 06/08/2020

2020-06-08T13:05:38+00:00 June 8th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

Dear Residents, Effective Monday, June 15th the Palos Hills Administrative Offices will reopen to the public. Residents will be required to wear face masks before entering City Hall and a limited number of people will be allowed in the lobby for the purpose of ‘social distancing’. The Palos Hills Police Department will continue to remain closed [...]

Message from the Mayor: Updates for 06/04/2020

2020-06-04T12:14:47+00:00 June 4th, 2020|Categories: News|

Dear Residents, As an update to the current protests and civil unrest, Police Chief Paul Madigan again repeats another peaceful 24 hours in Palos Hills with no criminal activity related to these events. We continue to have additional police manpower patrol our City and ask you to call 911 to report any suspicious activities. Thank you, [...]