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Welcome New City Leaders

We are excited to welcome our newly elected officials to the City. Mayor Andrew Goczkowski, City Clerk Jessica Mastalski and four alderman --Mark Lysakowski (Ward 1), Sean Oskerka (Ward 3), Carla Brookman (Ward 5) and Patricia Smith (Ward 7). Mayor Goczkowski, Alderman Lysakowski and Alderman Brookman are familiar faces on the City Council, all serving in aldermanic seats previously. Clerk Mastalski, Alderman Oskerka and Alderman Smith are newcomers to elected office.

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Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste collection by Lakeshore Recycling Systems begins on April 5th.

Additional monthly collections by Public Works begin May 3 for zip code 60016 and May 17 for zip code 60018.

Guidelines for collection can be found on page 8 of the Community Calendar desplaines.org/communitycalendar.

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Business Assistance

From COVID-19 relief funds to business assistance grants meant to help expand and improve daily operations and facade improvements, our Economic Development team is here to support businesses in our community.

Our newest offering is U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant using CARES grant funds to provide up to $15,000 for qualifying businesses for COVID relief.

Find out more about the opportunities available on our Business Assistance Grant Page.

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Cook County Health Vaccination Program

Vaccinations appointments at the Cook County mass vaccination site in Des Plaines, as well as other Cook County Health sites can be made through vaccine.cookcountyil.gov or by calling the hotline at (833) 308-1988 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday – Friday. Walk-in appointments may be available at the suburban Cook County facilities.

All state of Illinois residents ages 12 and older are eligible for the vaccine, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Cook County Department of Health (CCDPH) is working to integrate mobile home health care vaccination services to reach home-bound individuals who are unable to go to the CCDPH's COVID-19 vaccination sites to get the vaccine. Submit this online form to get more information.

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