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.
Today, Governor JB Pritzker announced, effective Monday, August 30, the entire state will be under an indoor face covering mandate, regardless of vaccination status. This mandate includes all municipal facilities. Executive Order 2021-20 (available via this link) implements the new statewide face covering mandate.
In addition to the face covering requirements, Governor Pritzker announced that all healthcare workers, including nursing home employees, all Pre-K-12 teachers and staff, as well as higher education personnel and students will be required to be fully vaccinated or submit to, at a minimum, weekly COVID-19 testing.
Click here for FULL LIST of Updates.
Building Permits & Inspections
The Building Department is open during its regular hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Masks are required when entering the building. Applications for building permits can be submitted in person, by email, fax, or regular mail. The Village’s permits are available on the Permit Application page. The Village will not require payment of permit fees at time of application unless you are submitting in person. Permit fees will now be able to be paid at time of permit issuance. Village staff will still be conducting inspections, practicing social distancing protocols. The processes for issuing building permits and requesting inspections will continue with no changes. The Village has installed a drop box by the Village’s main entrance that will allow residents/contractors to drop off 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.
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.
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.
The latest news. programs, and resources for businesses can be found on the Business Resource page.
Residents can find information and resources for child care, filing for unemployment, taxes, support services, and volunteer opportunities related to the COVID-19 epidemic on the Resident Resources page.
Links to Government websites with credible information and resources related to the Coronavirus can be found on the Coronavirus Government Resources page.
Information about face-coverings is provided on the Face Mask Page.
Answers to frequently asked questions are provided by various agencies on the Frequently Asked Questions page.