Village Precautionary Measures

Over the past several weeks, the Village of La Grange Park has continued to monitor the coronavirus situation and review Village emergency plans and procedures to protect the safety and security of our residents and employees. We have been taking extraordinary precautions so that the Village can carry on daily business throughout the pandemic. Out of an abundance of caution for the health of our community, the Village of La Grange Park has taken the following precautions:
  • Closed Village Hall, Police, Fire and Public Works (effective March 20) to walk-in traffic with drop boxes available in the foyer of Village Hall 24 hours day. 
  • Canceled the following events:
    • March Sustainability Commission Meeting
    • March Village Board Meeting
    • Adopt-a-Cop Skating Party (March 21)
    • April Youth Commission Meeting (April 13)
    • April National Drug Take Back Day (April 25)
    • Community Clean-Up Day (May 2)
  • Suspended water meter evaluation and replacement visits.
  • Suspended all residential courtesy leak checks.
  • Instituted special protocols for public safety personnel.
  • Increased communication with residents by providing Daily Briefings via E-Briefs.
  • Undertaken enhanced cleaning and sanitizing measures throughout all employee spaces. 
  • Conducted outreach out to all community partners, including schools, retirement facilities, Park District, Library, etc. 
  • Created a Resources page on the website to direct residents to food, household essentials and takeout options in the community.
  • Initiated a Senior Outreach Program 
  • Conducted outreach to local businesses 
These precautionary measures are not due to any known exposure to COVID-19 at our facilities; they are being implemented to eliminate unnecessary risk to the public and staff. Please be assured that our Police and Fire Departments will remain staffed and ready to protect the community. Residents should not hesitate to call 9-1-1 if there is an emergency.

Lyons Township Area Communications Center (LTACC) Adopts New Protocols

In response to Coronavirus COVID-19, the Villages of La Grange, La Grange Park, and Western Springs, in concert with the Lyons Township Area Communications Center (LTACC), and under the direction of the Emergency Medical Services of Loyola University Health System, have developed a standard set of protocols for patient care, employee safety, and to safeguard public health. 

For the past several weeks, dispatchers have been asking 9-1-1 callers reporting an illness or similar medical condition questions to ascertain if the patient has any flu-like symptoms, has traveled to China in the last 14 days, or has come in contact with someone who has traveled to China in the last 14 days.  Emergency personnel will respond in their usual expedient manner; however, once on the scene will take deliberate actions to evaluate the medical condition of the patient and will limit exposure to a minimum number of emergency personnel.  This means that emergency personnel may be wearing protective clothing, and may place protective clothing or masks on the patient.   

While there are currently no known cases of  Coronavirus in the immediate area, LTACC, along with local hospital networks, are taking actions to reduce the risk and to provide the safest possible environment for residents and emergency response personnel.  To that end, we continue to train our personnel in these protocols, share medical information and updates, and develop contingency plans to assist each participating community, should resources be otherwise committed. 

As the Coronavirus situation evolves, LTACC will continue to work with federal and state agencies, cooperate on an intergovernmental basis, and coordinate with our resource hospital - Loyola Medical Center. 

As always, in the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.