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City Hall Opens to Public in Limited Capaciity

With the transition to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, the 1st floor of City Hall is open to visitors in a limited capacity. Residents are still strongly encouraged to conduct city-related business online, by email, or by phone, when possible. As a precaution, all visitors are required to wear face coverings and social distance upon entering City Hall. If you feel sick, we kindly ask that you stay home and utilize the City's DP311 Service Request System at desplaines.org/DP311 for questions or concerns .

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Restore Illinois: Phase 4 FAQs for Businesses

With the initiation of Phase 4 under the "Restore Illinois" plan, many industries are able to reopen or expand operations based on their ability to implement and ensure compliance with the safety guidelines. The June 26,2020 Phase 4 announcement marks the opportunity for thousands of businesses and thousands of Illinoisans to return to work. To assist with the 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. (Source: dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois)

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Red, White, and (not so) Blue Decorating Contest

Lately, many of us have been feeling blue, so now’s the time to pick up our spirits, add some red and white to that shade of blue, and celebrate Independence Day! And, while we can’t all be together on Center Street to view our annual 4th of July parade, we can still honor our nation's birthday in a fun and safe way. You are all invited to participate in the Des Plaines Fourth of July “Red, White and (not so) Blue” Community-Wide Decorating Contest! Residents, not-for-profit organizations, and local businesses are encouraged to put a smile on your neighbors’ face by decorating a home or storefront in the spirit of the holiday. Visit desplaines.org/July4 for more information and registration, or call Special Events Coordinator Maureen Stern at 847.391.6122 to register over the phone.

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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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