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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Mexican Independence Day Parade!

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La Ciudad de Chicago Heights se complace en anunciar el Desfile del Día de la Independencia de México el sábado 17 de septiembre a la 1:00 PM

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Chicago Heights Officially Opens the Valve for Homewood Water Delivery

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Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez and Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld gathered in Homewood to inaugurate the flow of water to Homewood as well as the Village of Flossmoor.

The 25-year deal between the suburban neighbors will culminate in 100% water delive...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

The Wall That Heals - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremonies

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A candlight vigil was held on Saturday, July 9th and the closing ceremony on Sunday, July 10th.  All of these special events were held throughout the weekend to honor and remember the thousands of brave men and women whose names are etched into t...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Spectacular Independence Day Fireworks Display!

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To view the photos of our Spectacular Independence Day Fireworks Display, please click HERE

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Local Cooling Shelters for Extreme Heat Advisory Days

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The National Weather Service has issued an Extreme Heat Advisory from noon tomorrow (Tuesday, June 14th) through Wednesday, June 15th.

Peak afternoon heat indices are expected to reach between 105 to 109 degrees.

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

The Wall That Heals - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica & Mobile Education Center

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Today, Tuesday, July 5th, the City of Chicago Heights and Flossmoor Fire Departments were on scene to escort the Wall that Heals - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica as it arrived at the Marian C...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Memorial Day Celebration

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View the photos of our Memorial Day Celebration HERE

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Town Hall Meeting

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Flyer - Town Hall Meeting with Cook Co. Board President Preckwinkle - Thursday, June 2, 2022

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Posted on: May 15, 2022

Successful Clean-up Day!

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our Community Clean Up/Recycling & Disposal Drop-off. The event was a huge success due to the hard work of all of our volunteers and city workers. Spring cleaning is always a great way to begin the warm weathe...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Memorial Day Parade!

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Posted on: May 15, 2022

A Beautiful Day to Remember our Beloved Pets

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It was a beautiful afternoon in Meidell Park as many gathered for the Pet Memorial Stone Garden Dedication Ceremony. Thank you to Mayor & Mrs. David A. Gonzalez for donating all of the stones decorated by owners who have lost beloved pets. We would al...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Mayor Gonzalez Welcomes Volunteers on National Rebuilding Day

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On Saturday, April 30th, volunteers gathered in neighborhoods throughout Chicago Heights, completing free home repairs at 16 homes throughout the city. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioner Deborah Sims and Mayor David Gonzalez recogn...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Arbor Day & Pet Memorial Dedication

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Arbor Day Flyer 2022

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

The Help Illinois Families Program is Offering Utility Bill Assistance for Qualified Families

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Governor Pritzker and the IL Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity encourages families to apply for utility bill assistance through the Help Illinois Families Program. Families can visit their website to apply or call the hotline for assistance.

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Community Clean-up Day

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Community Cleanup 2022 - Volunteer Flyer

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Gas Giveaway Locations

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Gas Give-a-way - Thursday, March 24, 2022

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Road Closure Alert

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

New Chicago Heights Parks Chief, Shari Demitrowicz, Starts New Era

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Dr. Demitrowicz, who earned her doctorate in education from the University of Saint Francis in Joliet, will replace interim superintendent David Gonzalez who has held the post since August 2021.

 

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Chicago Heights Fire Department

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Chicago Heights Fire Department Captain Anthony Mascolino has been appointed to the post of Assistant Fire Chief for the department, effective January 20, 2022.

 

Mascolino, who has been with the department since 1998, drew praise from Chi...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

City Council Appoints New Commissioner to Fire & Police Board

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On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, the Chicago Heights City Council unanimously approved the appointment of former Interim Chicago Heights Fire Chief, Tom Kennedy, to the city’s Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.

 

Kennedy, who served as the cit...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Chicago Heights Fire Department

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Press Release - CHFD - Chief Springer Statement - RE House Fire on Aberdeen - 02-15-22

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Chicago Heights Fire Department

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Press Release - CHFD - Chief Springer Statement - RE House Fire on Portland - 02-16-22

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

IDPH & The City of Chicago Heights Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic & Mask Giveaway at City Hall

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First, second and booster shots will be offered. 

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available.

Click link below to schedule an appointment for a vaccine.  Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

UPDATE: Republic Services Cancels Citywide Garbage Pick-up for Thursday

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Republic Services has cancelled citywide garbage pick-up for Thursday, February 3rd due to inclement weather. We will continue to update as we receive information from Republic Services. 

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

City Hall Closed Due to Winter Storm

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City Hall will be closed today, Wednesday, February 2nd due to inclement weather.

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Winter Storm Ahead

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Winter Storm Warning: Parts of Cook County could see up to 12" of snow as a winter storm moves across the area tonight through Thursday. Please be aware of road conditions and if you must drive, plan accordingly.

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Bloom Township Center offering Free Drive-up COVID-19 Testing

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Drive-up testing will be held at the Township Bus Garage located at 425 S. Halsted Street. Please enter at driveway located on Vollmer Road near golf course entrance.  

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Colder Weather Ahead - Local Warming Center Information

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As temperatures continue to drop overnight, please be observant and follow some simple safety guidelines.

--Remember to wear multiple layers of clothing. Hats, scarves, and gloves help to conserve body heat.

--Keep a close eye! Space heaters should be turne...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

IDPH & The City of Chicago Heights Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at City Hall

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First, second and booster shots will be available. 

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available.

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Community Outreach Vaccine Event

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Vaccine Event

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

City Hosts Veterans Day Morning of Reflection

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Pictures courtesy of Mr. Anthony Foushi.

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Leaf Pick-up & Street Sweeping Schedule and Map Now Available

Street Sweeping Schedule available under Public Works!!!

See the street sweeping schedule and map along with the city's supplemental leaf collection program guide and dates:

Vea el horario y mapa de barrido de calles junto con la guía y las fechas del programa suplementario de recogida de hojas de la ciudad:

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Veterans Day - Morning of Reflection

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2021 - Veterans Day Ceremony - Flyer

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Fall Seasonal Reminders!

2021 - Fall Back - Daylight Saving Time Ends - Sunday, 11-07-21

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

ComEd Partners with Federal, State Agencies to Offer Utility Payment Assistance this Fall/Winter

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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal program that can help you stay warm in during winter by providing eligible customers with a one-time payment towards your energy bills. Benefits are available once per program year, Septe...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Student Art Project to Paint Mural

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

The City Launches New Mobile App!

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(iPhones can use QR Code to download) 

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Back to School Health Fair

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Coffee for Champions!

Dunkin Donuts IL Special Olympics COFFEE FOR CHAMPIONS

Formerly known as “Cop on a Rooftop”, this annual fundraising event helps to support local Special Olympics athletes. 

The Chicago Heights Police Department will have officers greeting customers from the Dunkin Donuts located at 120 N. Halsted Str...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Ward 4 hosts "National Night Out" Cycling Event

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National Night Out

 

On Tuesday, August 3rd, Ward 4 Alderman Chris Baikauskas and Park District Commissioner Michele Baikauskas hosted an early evening bike ride in recognition of National Night Out.

 

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Illegal Fireworks

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

City of Chicago Heights News

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The City of Chicago Heights July 3rd Fireworks Display will not be scheduled this year based on CDC guidelines and planning logistics.

 

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Chicago Heights Clean-Up Day

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Chicago Heights Citywide Clean-Up Day, Saturday, May 15, 2021

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Jewel-Osco Hosting a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on May 12th

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Jewel-Osco is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Cornerstone Christian Church on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 from 9 am to 5 pm. Appointments are required. Chicago Heights residents 16 years of age and older can schedule their appointment using the lin...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

COVID-19 Testing Site

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

The City is Going Green!

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The City is going Green!

On March 12th, a notice was mailed to all City residents and businesses at their ComEd billing address announcing the resumption of our Electric Aggregation Program. You don't need to do anything to participate!

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Message from Mayor David Gonzalez & Police Chief Thomas Rogers

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City of Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez and City of Chicago Heights Police Chief Thomas Rogers today announced the passing of Officer Gary Hibbs, a 25-year veteran of the CHPD.

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Free Drive-up COVID-19 Testing

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Cook County COVID-19 RECOVERY Mortgage Assistance Program

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Applications are being accepted now through October 16, 2020, by 4:00 PM:

Cook County COVID-19 RECOVERY Mortgage Assistance Program

Please Note:  This program is only for Suburban Cook County homeowners who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandem...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Mayor Announces Chicago Heights Receives $477,900 Grant for Euclid Avenue Improvement

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The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways last week approved Chicago Heights’ funding application for the Euclid Avenue repairs as part of the County’s 2020 Invest in Cook Program, according to Gonzalez.

 

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

IL. Housing Development Authority launches Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program

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IHDA developed the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (EMA) to support Illinois homeowners unable to pay their mortgages due to a COVID-19 related loss of income. If approved, homeowners will receive a grant for up to $15,000 to cover missed mortgage p...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Important Message from Mayor David Gonzalez

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Letter from Mayor in English & Spanish below.

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Cook County Recovery Initiative Offering Emergency Rental Assistance

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The Cook County Community Recovery Initiative, funded by the Cares Act and administered by the Cook County Housing Authority is also offering an Emergency Rental Assistance Program. 

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

IL. Housing Development Authority Launches Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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The IL. Housing Development Authority (IHDA) launched a new Emergency Rental Assistance program. IHDA will be offering up to $5000 in rental assistance to qualified households.

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS AUGUST 28TH, 2020.

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Mobile Produce Day

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District Notice

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The following notice was received from Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District regarding an increase in their fee.

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Nicor Gas - Scam Awareness

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Nicor has issued recommendations on how to be aware if you encounter an individual pretending to be a Nicor employee.  Please read insert on how to properly identify a Nicor Gas employee and avoid being scammed.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Courtesy Update from the Office of the Mayor:

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This is a courtesy update from the City of Chicago Heights Mayor’s Office:

There is a planned protest march on Friday, June 19th,  that will take place on Route 30 from Chicago Road to Hilltop Avenue. The event will take place between th...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Help for Illinois Families: Relief for Households Across the State

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Help for Illinois Families: Relief for Households Across the State

The Pritzker Administration, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), has launched a new initiative to help Illinois families access and affo...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Cook County Community Recovery Fund Available for Small Businesses & Independent Contractors

Cook County Community Recovery Fund

Loan fund offers one-time, zero-interest loans of up to $20,000 for small businesses and up to $10,000 for independent contractors.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

  

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

Citywide Curfew Lifted

CITYWIDE CURFEW LIFTED

This is an important update on behalf of Mayor David Gonzalez.

The citywide curfew has been lifted effective today, Saturday June 6th. The order regarding liquor sales remains in place and all liquor sales must cease by 9:00 PM. 

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Important Community Notice from Mayor David Gonzalez

Community Alert

"Good afternoon, this is Mayor David Gonzalez.

The Chicago Heights Police Department is actively monitoring reports from law enforcement agencies in surrounding communities regarding potential looting and disturbances in retail areas. 

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City Hall Municipal Building Closed to General Public Through June 6th

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Chicago Heights City Hall will remain closed to the general public through June 6th to complete installation of materials in the building under the Restore Illinois guidelines for public health and safety.

Current public health updates and notices are post...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Memorial Day Observance - National Moment of Remembrance

Moment of Remembrance - Memorial Day 2020

In honor of our Veterans, please pause during the National Moment of Remembrance to pay tribute and remember our Veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. 

National Moment of Remembrance: Monday, May 25th at 3 PM.

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Please Join Us for Another Free Face Mask Giveaway at City Hall

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Please join us for another Free Face Mask Giveaway in the City Hall parking lot on Friday, May 15th from 4 PM to 6 PM. 

Chicago Heights Residents can drive up and get two masks per vehicle, while supplies last. 

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Pace Bus Routes - Service Modifications

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Due to low ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning May 18, 2020, and until further notice, Pace Route 357 will temporarily operate on a modified schedule, and service on Pace Route 372 will be temporarily suspended. These routes operate in the S...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Drive-up Face Mask Giveaway at City Hall

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Important Community Announcement from Mayor David Gonzalez: 

Residents of Chicago Heights, please join us for a Free Face Mask Giveaway this Saturday, May 9th from 10 AM - 1 PM in the Chicago Heights City Hall parking lot.  

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Why Does the 2020 Census Matter?

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The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter th...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Bloom Township Food Pantry Giving Away Free Gallons of Milk

Bloom Township Milk Program

Bloom Township Center will be giving away 500 gallons of milk each week to those in need. 

The distribution will be every Thursday from 12 PM to 3 PM at the Township Food Pantry entrance on the North side of Bloom Township Center located at 425 S....

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Census 2020 - Illinois and Chicago Heights, Count Me In!

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It’s never been so easy to fill out the Census. Fill it out online, over the phone, or by mail - and make a big difference in Illinois and Chicago Heights! Paper copies will arrive soon. Check your mailbox, or visit My2020Census.gov to fill it o...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Gonzalez Announces COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing in Chicago Heights

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Mayor David Gonzalez is pleased to announce that a COVID-19 testing site will be opened in Chicago Heights. It will be operated by Aunt Martha’s Pediatric Health Center, located at 500 Dixie Highway. If a person meets newly expanded testing crit...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Republic Services COVID-19 Update

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Republic Services will resume yard waste and bulk item pickup effective Monday, April 27, 2020.

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

The IL. Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Will Be Hosting Webinar for Small Businesses

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On Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will be hosting a webinar in Spanish about the resources available for small business owners impacted by the coronavirus. To register please clic...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Pace To Implement “Quick Board, Safe Board” Program To Expedite Boarding

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Pace To Implement “Quick Board, Safe Board” Program To Expedite Boarding

Fares will be temporarily waived on fixed route and ADA paratransit service.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 and limit operator-passenger interaction, Pace will...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Governor's Executive Order "Stay at Home" extended through April 30th

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Governor Pritzker announced a statewide “Stay At Home” Executive Order on Friday, March 20, 2020, to maximize containment of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  This Executive Order goes into effect on Saturday, March 21st at 5:00 PM...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Responding to the Census is Easy! Check Out These Different Ways to Respond!

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The 2020 Census is here and a complete and accurate census count will impact funding for the City of Chicago Heights for the next 10 years. Data from the census helps determine where more than $675 billion is spent among the states. Responding is easy! Yo...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Cook County Launches "AlertCook" Text System to Provide Rapid COVID-19 Updates

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AlertCook, Hotline and Email

Sign up for AlertCook, Cook County’s text alert system. Simply text "AlertCook" to 888-777.

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) has opened a new hotline, with live translation services availab...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Visit the City's Public Health Page for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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The City of Chicago Heights is closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Please visit our Public Health page under the "Community" tab for more detailed information provided by the Center for Disease Con...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Metra Rail; Pace Bus Modify Schedules Starting Monday, March 23rd

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Both Metra Rail and Pace Bus will begin operating on temporary, alternate weekday schedules, beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronav...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Census 2020

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Why is the Census important?

  • The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, all residents will be asked to count everyone who lives in their home as of April 1.  ...
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