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City of Des Plaines Operational Updates Regarding COVID-19

As of November 20, 2020 the State of IL will be implementing mitigation requirements to combat the surge of COVID-19 across Illinois. A full list of the requirements is listed here.

City Hall is currently open at this time. However, due to the Coronavirus, we encourage members of the public to postpone visits to City Hall unless it is absolutely necessary.

Planning for emergency situations is a practice that Des Plaines considers essential to its operations and the health of our employees and community-at-large. City-related updates can be found at, or on the City’s Facebook page at Residents and businesses can also sign up to receive important news announcements via email by subscribing to our services at

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2020 Leaf & Branch Collection Information

The City of Des Plaines Public Works Department is dedicated to assisting residents with the highest degree of service during leaf and branch collection season. Information about collection requirements and schedules is located on our interactive Leaf & Branch Collection website and in the 2020 Community Calendar mailed to homes. Please note: The leaf pick up zone numbers are the same as the refuse pick up zone numbers (click here to find your zone). However, the leaf pick up days are different than the refuse pick up days.

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Candidate Filing Information

The first day to circulate petitions for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election is September 22, 2020. The City of Des Plaines will accept nomination papers from candidates for municipal office from December 14, 2020 – December 21, 2020 in the office of the City Clerk, 1420 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016. The City Clerk’s office will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM each day during the filing period. For additional information, contact the City Clerk’s office at 847-391-5311.More candidate information can also be found here.

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City Prepares to Receive CARE Act Funds for Qualifying Households

If you live in Des Plaines and are behind on your utilities, rent, and/or mortgage payments due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the 2020 CARES Act. The City of Des Plaines expects to receive $180,767 of CARE Act funds to assist its low to moderate income residents struggling with basic living expenses. (Please Note: Applicants must reside in incorporated Des Plaines)

If you are a Des Plaines resident who may meet the criteria, please contact one of the following organizations to see if you qualify:

Center of Concern: Call 224.585.0078
Provides rent, mortgage, or utility assistance for up to three months.

Northwest Compass: Call 847.392.2344, EXT. 402
Provides rent assistance for up to three months.

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