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Cook County Health Vaccination Program

Vaccinations at the new Cook County mass vaccination site in Des Plaines, as well as other Cook County Health sites, are by appointment only. Appointments for Des Plaines will be released at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 4 and begin tomorrow or Saturday. Appointments can be made through or by calling the hotline at (833) 308-1988 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday – Friday. Please be patient. We anticipate vaccine supply to increase in the coming weeks.

Cook County is currently in Phase 1b which includes individuals 65 and over and frontline essential workers.

Read the full release about the state-supported mass vaccination site.

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April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election

The Cook County Clerk's Office is the chief election authority for more than 120 towns and villages in suburban Cook County. Their website is the perfect place to find key dates and deadlines for the upcoming Consolidated Election, information on how to register to vote, the ways voter ballots can be cast, the most current mail ballot FAQs, and polling places throughout the county. Please visit the Cook County Clerk's website at for more information.

The list of for Des Plaines candidates is posted here.

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2021 Budget Overview

Got two minutes? Get a quick overview of where City funds come from, how they are spent and see how the City is managing a balanced budget despite the COVID-19 pandemic with this video.

We continue to focus on long-term financial stability with minimal tax increases to residents. Our emphasis is keeping City services affordable for taxpayers.

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Update on New Refuse, Recycling and Yard-Waste Hauler


The City’s new waste and recycling hauler, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), will begin providing service March 1.

LRS will continue delivering carts as quickly as possible over the next few days. Drivers will be collecting all loose bags and servicing personal carts until all carts are delivered.

There have been a few isolated customers that requested a larger recycling cart and have not received them yet. These customers at a minimum will receive the default 65 gallon recycling cart and will receive the larger cart within the next two weeks.

For more information, Find out more information on our Public Works Page and the LRS City of Des Plaines Waste, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Program website at

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