COVID-19 Updates and Resources 

The Village of Homer Glen will continue to provide regular updates to our residents and local businesses, as information becomes available.  Village staff is in constant communication with its partner agencies and first responders to make sure necessary information is disseminated. This site will be the primary local source for information. Please follow us on Facebook and our website to stay informed of local happenings and programs that may be able to assist our community during this difficult time. Resources and helpful links are listed below.

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Update 3/21/2020

Executive Order 2020-10 to stay at home in effect starting at 5:00 p.m. Frequently Asked Questions

Update 3/20/2020

  • Media Release 
    A message from Mayor Yukich and the Village Board of Trustees regarding Village Hall closure; Village website and social media posts; Village Board meetings; and small business assistance program.
  • Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order prohibits things like visiting the homes of friends and holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential establishments, including most retail, recreation and entertainment businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. For more information on what this order means for you.

Update 3/19/2020:

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and for the safety of the general public and Village staff, the Village of Homer Glen is encouraging patrons to conduct Village business online or over the telephone. To limit face-to-face interactions, effective Thursday, March 19, services provided at Village Hall will only be available via email, online, fax and/or by telephone until further notice.

Update 3/17/2020: 

Governor JB Pritzker held a conference call with local governments statewide this afternoon. The Governor clarified his Executive Order that all non-essential businesses must limit attendees or visitors to 50 people, or close. This applies to event spaces, banquet halls, bowling alleys, fitness centers, gyms and theaters as well as restaurants and bars. Grocery stores, hospitals, gas stations, banks, shelters and pharmacies are not affected. 

Dine Local!

Please DINE LOCAL! Thank you to all of our local restaurants that have decided to remain open for the public, offering drive-thru, curb-side pick-up, and/or delivery.  In an effort to promote our local businesses, the Village attempted to contact all of our local restaurants to compile a list of those that will still remain open.  We will update this list as additional information is received. 

Restaurant & Bar Restriction Frequently Asked Questions

Village Hall

Village Hall is Closed - At the direction of Governor Pritzker (Executive Order #2020-10) the Village Hall will be closed until April 7. This means Village Hall will not be staffed. All police administration and non-emergency calls should be directed to the Will County Sheriff’s Department at (708) 301-9274. For emergencies, call 9-1-1. The Will County Sheriff’s Department personnel will continue to respond to service calls and patrol the Village of Homer Glen, as they do currently under our existing contract.

Essential employees will continue to monitor our Village Facilities and Parks. Department email boxes will be checked periodically and will be responded to as personnel is available based upon priority. Please note that Village Hall phones will not be answered. Department email boxes are as follows:

village@homerglenil.org

buildingdepartment@homerglenil.org

zoning@homerglenil.org

business@homerglenil.org

developmentservices@homerglenil.org

  • All police administration and non-emergency matters for the Will County Sheriff’s Department should be directed to 708-301-9274.
  • For emergencies, call 9-1-1.

Village Events

  • Adjudication Court: The next Adjudication is scheduled for April 15.
  • Village Meetings: Per the Governor’s Executive Order No. 5, issued on March 16, 2020, the Village Board will conduct necessary Village business remotely for the regularly scheduled board meeting on March 25, 2020. The public agenda packet will be posted on the Village’s website. Public minutes of the meeting will still be taken and shared with the public. The proposed FY21 Village budget will also be posted on the Village website for public review. The Village’s current fiscal year budget expires April 30, 2020.
  • Special Events: Following direction from Governor Pritzker and recommendation from the CDC, the Village has cancelled its Biking in Homer to Celebrate Earth Day event, Stargazing and the State of the Village. 

Resources

Coronavirus Information

Building Permits & Inspections

Applications for building permits can still be submitted by email, fax or regular mail. The Village’s permits are available on the Permit Applications page. At this time, the Village will not require payment of the permit fees at time of application. These fees will now be able to be paid at time of permit issuance. Village staff will still be conducting essential inspections. Nonessential inspections, that require entering our residents’ homes will not be conducted at this time. The determination of essential versus nonessential will be decided by the Village’s Chief Building Official. The processes for issuing building permits and requesting inspections will continue with no changes. Next week, the Village will have installed a drop box by the Village Building Department entrance that will allow residents/contractors to drop off large-format plans and permit applications. All possible efforts will be taken to not disrupt construction in the Village, while still protecting the public and Village staff.

No Door-to-Door Solicitations - There are no solicitation permits issued at this time. 

Utilities and Services

  • AT&T - Offers added relief for customers.
  • Comcast - New policies for the next 60 days including free WiFi hotspots for everyone, no disconnects or late fees, and more.
  • ComEd  - Imposing a moratorium on the service disconnections and waiving new late payment charges through at least May 1.
  • Homewood Disposal - No changes to service.
  • Illinois American Water - In addition to suspending shut-offs, ILAW is suspending late fees until further notice.
  • Nicor Gas - Nicor has suspended service disconnections for non-payment through May 1.