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April 9, 2020 Mayor's Address to the City of Des Plaines regarding COVID-19

April 9, 2020 - Mayor Matthew Bogusz is joined by City Manager Michael Bartholomew, Police Chief Bill Kushner, and Fire Chief Dan Anderson in a video answering questions regarding City services and operations in light of the Governor's Executive Order due to COVID-19. We invite you to view this informational video at your convenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Mayor, your Alderman, or call City Hall at 847.391.5300.

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Business Assistance Resources During COVID-19

During this difficult time for most business sectors, the City has created a resource page for local employers and business owners who might benefit from assistance programs such as the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program, US SBA Small Business Loan Program, Illinois State Treasure’s Office Emergency Loan Program, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act - Paycheck Protection Program, just to name a few. For specific details about these and other programs, please visit the City's dedicated website at desplaines.org/businessCOVID19.

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Community Survey for Our Residents: We'd Like Your Feedback

The City of Des Plaines invites its residents to take a short survey about the challenges that low to moderate income households are currently experiencing. The goal is to use the City's annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) in the most responsible and effective way. These funds help providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities throughout the community. The survey takes approximately six minutes to complete, making it easy for our residents to offer personal insights and opinions without taking too much of their time. Click here to get started!

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State of Illinois COVID-19 Website

The State of Illinois offers a robust, comprehensive website that offers the most accurate and current information, such as a map of COVID-19 cases by county, volunteer opportunities, number of persons tested versus number of cases confirmed to be positive, and more. Please visit coronavirus.illinois.gov to view this information.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: City Hall is currently closed to the general public, limiting visitors to all of its facilities at this time. Staffing is down to a minimum, but building permits and exterior inspections can be issued on a limited basis. Permit-related questions can be directed to 847.391.5380. If you believe there's a high-priority, business-related issue that needs to be addressed, please call 847.391.5488 to request an appointment with the appropriate staff member. Read more about other services...

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