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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Live Updates

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UPDATE - June 10, 2020

Village Hall Reopening Monday, June 15

Beginning Monday, June 15, 2020, Village Hall will be open to the public during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM). The police department lobby will remain closed, but police administration is available during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM) via the phone box located next to the police department front doors.

To protect the safety and wellbeing of our residents, visitors and staff, guests entering Village Hall will be required to follow CDC social distancing and face covering guidelines. Safety measures have also been implemented to limit the direct contact between visitors and Village Hall staff, and public areas are being regularly and thoroughly sanitized. Signage will be posted throughout the common areas of the building to provide additional guidance.

Residents are encouraged to visit Village Hall only for essential business that must be transacted in person. Many services continue to be available via the Village website or over the phone, and payments are also accepted via mail or in the dropbox located outside of Village Hall (24555 S. Navajo Drive). There is also a designated permit dropbox located in the Village Hall lobby that can be utilized in lieu of the front counter for building permits and plans.

Click here to use our online portal system to pay for fines, permits and bills.

To apply for business licenses or utility & refuse services, please click here

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving our residents in person once again. Please call 815-467-6644 for any questions.

UPDATE - May 29, 2020

Phase 3 Reopening Guidelines for Businesses

To prepare businesses and employers to implement the new safety guidelines and to bring many residents back to work, the State of Illinois has developed a business toolkit complete with signage, training checklists, and other resources to ensure businesses and activities are conducted in accordance with the latest and greatest public health recommendations.

For industry definitions and guidelines, please see our COVID-19 Resources for Local Businesses page.

Village Hall Reopening Update

As a reminder, Village Hall is still closed to the public as we finalize preparations regarding social distancing measures and safety precautions for residents and visitors wishing to visit Village Hall. At this time, we plan to reopen to the public on Monday, June 15. We will share further details as that date draws nearer.

The Village of Channahon continues to provide essential services, police protection and public works operations for our residents, and administrative staff will continue to be available by phone at 815-467-6644 or directly via email. Please visit the Staff Directory page for contact information. Daily updates and information related to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be posted at the top of our website and shared via our social media outlets.

Three Rivers Public Library District Curbside Pickup Service

Beginning June 1, 2020, both locations of the Three Rivers Public Library will offer curbside pickup service. All pickups must be prearranged and are limited to Three Rivers materials only at this time. Three Rivers cardholders may place holds through the online system or call the library M-Sat 10-2 to place requests. A specific time and day for pickup will be arranged. Neither library location is open to the public at this time. For more information, please visit the library’s website.

When You Can Be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19

When you can be around others (end home isolation) depends on different factors for different situations. Find the CDC’s recommendations for your situation here.

Reminder: Waste Management Sticker Credits

From Tuesday, April 28th through Friday, June 19th, the Village of Channahon will issue a credit on current residents’ utility account for any unused Waste Management sticker(s). Cash will not be given for unused Waste Management sticker(s). Currently, the Village Hall lobby is not open to the public. Unused Waste Management stickers can be mailed to the Village of Channahon, Finance Department, Attention: Melissa at 24555 S. Navajo Drive or an envelope can be placed in the payment drop box located at the same address. The Village requests that in addition to the unused Waste Management stickers, the resident also provide the following information in the envelope:

  • First and Last Name
  • Channahon Property Address
  • Phone Number
  • Utility Billing Account Number

A resident account will receive a credit of $1.75 per unused Waste Management sticker(s) returned to the Village by Friday, June 19th. Any unused Waste Management sticker(s) turned in after Friday, June 19th will not be accepted for a credit. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Village at 815.467.6644.

Reminder: Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Cancelled

Due to COVID-19, the Village of Channahon has cancelled the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale. We anticipate holding the Fall Village Wide Garage Sale as planned in September. More details will be shared in the months ahead.

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UPDATE - May 18, 2020

Channahon Township Mobile Food Pantry

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, Channahon Township is hosting a Mobile Food Pantry in partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Food is free to low-income families in need and will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis, while supplies last. 

  • Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.

  • Location: Channahon Township (25355 S. Center Street)

  • Details: Please enter by the big flag pole.

For more information, please contact Channahon Township at (815) 467-2569.

GetHired IL

To connect those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 with employers that are currently hiring, the State of Illinois has created the GetHired IL website. The website provides a place for both job seekers and employers to register, and additional information about upcoming virtual job fairs.

Contact Tracing Comes to Will County

The Will County Health Department has announced they have begun a process of "Contact Tracing" in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This process is being conducted by members of the WCHD staff and entirely handled by phone.

WHAT IS CONTACT TRACING?

Contact tracing is a process designed to halt the chain of transmission of an infectious disease - like the coronavirus - and slow community spread.

When someone tests positive for coronavirus they become a "case." Public health workers then reach out to the case, first of all to make sure they have what they need and that they are self-isolating, and then to figure out who they had contact with who may be at risk of infection, too.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

If you test positive for the coronavirus, you can expect a call from WCHD staff. They will ask you where you have been and attempt to identify anyone you may have been in contact with who could be at risk. They will then try to find ways to contact each of those people to inform them.

If you have potentially been in contact with a known person who has coronavirus, you will likely get a call. The caller will give guidance on what they recommend based on your contact with the infected person. This guidance may vary depending on how high risk the contact was. If you were very close to a coughing person for an hour, you may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. If you were just in the same room as someone who was mildly symptomatic for 20 minutes, you might just be asked to self-monitor for symptoms.

WHAT SHOULD I LOOK OUT FOR?

The call from health officials should be brief and to the point. They are concerned about your well-being and that of the community. When you receive a call from Will County Health Department, it will likely show Ella Ave on your caller ID. It may also come from another number as staff members may be working remotely with cell phones.

There should not be questions beyond what people you may have been in contact with or your general health and potential symptoms. Any invasive personal questions requesting unusually specific information (for example social security numbers or financial information) are not part of the contact tracing process. Do not give out social security numbers, credit card numbers, bank account information or any other compromising personal information.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I FEEL I’M BEING SCAMMED?

Unfortunately, dishonest people will try to exploit anything they can. It is possible someone will try to contact you to get information from you that will allow them to commit crimes such as identity theft or fraud. Do not give out any information you are uncomfortable with. If you feel uneasy, try to ask for the caller’s name and organization they are with. This will not only help you to identify if the person is an actual official, it may also help the police in finding and stopping the person.

Remember, this is all being done by telephone. If anyone visits your home and identifies themselves as a member of the Will County Health Department and claims to be conducting contact tracing, do not allow them in. Call the police and report the person immediately.

If you wish, you can always take the caller’s name and telephone number and call the Will County Health Department at 815-727-8481 or 815-740-4427 to verify the validity of the caller.

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UPDATE - May 11, 2020

Vehicle Registration, ID Replacement and Other Secretary of State Services

The Illinois Secretary of State is encouraging residents to utilize its online portal, CyberDriveIllinois.com, for the following services:

  • Renewing a vehicle registration

  • Obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or ID card

  • Renewing a driver’s license with the Safe Driver Renewal program

For more information, and for other resources for residents related to COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 Resources for Residents page.  

Unemployment Assistance

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has issued the following guidelines to applicants applying for unemployment benefits:

ONLINE APPLICATIONS (https://bit.ly/2WPCn0q

  • If your last name begins with letters A THROUGH M, file your claim on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • If your last name begins with letters N THROUGH Z, file your claim on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

  • If you missed your application window above, file your claim on Saturdays.

PHONE APPLICATIONS ((800) 244-5631)

  • If your last name begins with letters A THROUGH M, call between 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • If your last name begins with letters N THROUGH Z, call between 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

  • If you missed your call window above, call on Fridays (7 a.m. - 6 p.m.) or Saturdays (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.). 

Channahon Township Mobile Food Pantry

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, Channahon Township is hosting a Mobile Food Pantry in partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Food is free to low-income families in need and will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis, while supplies last. 

  • Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.

  • Location: Channahon Township (25355 S. Center Street)

  • Details: Please enter by the big flag pole.

For more information, please contact Channahon Township at (815) 467-2569.

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UPDATE - May 5, 2020

Village Hall Closure

With the extension of Illinois’ Stay at Home Order through the end of May, Village Hall will remain closed to the public as well. The Village of Channahon will continue to provide essential services, police protection, and public works operations for our residents and administrative staff will continue to be available via phone at 815-467-6644 or directly via email. Please visit the Staff Directory for staff contact information. Daily updates and information related to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be posted at the top of the webpage and shared via our social media outlets.

Pink Heals Annual Walk

As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in line with the direction from the Governor and health experts, Pink Heals has decided to make its Annual Walk a Virtual Walk on Father’s Day (June 21, 2020). The annual Mother’s Day Walk is Pink Heals’ biggest fundraiser of the year and to cancel it completely would prevent them from helping those who are battling at their most difficult time. If you’d like to participate in the Virtual Walk, you can register at this link.

Participants are encouraged to walk with their families - in your backyard, around the neighborhood or wherever else you can walk while practicing safe social distancing - and send in photos and videos to Pink Heals so that they can put together a video of Pink Heals Virtual Walk 2020. 

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UPDATE - April 29, 2020

Resources for Residents

A number of programs and resources have been established to offer assistance to residents during this challenging time. To help our residents better navigate the options available to them, the Village of Channahon has established a dedicated page on our website (link) listing the various programs and resources. The Village will continue to monitor changes or additions to these programs and update residents as frequently as possible. 

Resources for Local Businesses

The Village of Channahon has created a dedicated page on our website (link) listing the various programs and resources available to assist local businesses in a number of ways.

Channahon Park District Update

The Bluffs (Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club) opens May 1! Call 815-467-7888 to book a tee time. Visit www.HeritageBluffs.com for a list of modifications required by Governor Pritzker on the Park District’s COVID page. 

With the shelter in place extended to May 30, all facilities (except The Bluffs) remain closed. Playgrounds and basketball courts also remain closed as directed by Governor Pritzker. Open space in parks and trails are still open as numerous studies have found that there are physical and mental health benefits to spending time outdoors in green spaces. There are signs posted in the Park District’s trails and parks with tips on practicing social distancing. For more information, including program and activities cancellations and refund information, visit the Park District’s website at www.ChannahonPark.org.

Checking on Neighbors During COVID-19

In our community, there are many people who live alone. With the current Stay at Home Order, you may not have seen your neighbor for a while. They may be communicating with their family by phone, but it is unknown if this is true. Please check on your neighbors by giving them a call to make sure they are safe. If you cannot make contact with them, contact the police department to request a wellness check for them.

Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Order, the Village of Channahon has decided to cancel the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale. We anticipate holding the Fall Village Wide Garage Sale as planned in September. More details will be shared in the months ahead.

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UPDATE - April 23, 2020

Stay At Home Order Modifications & Extension

Governor Pritzker extended the Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois until May 31, 2020. Modifications to the current order were also announced, including the list below. Please refer to today’s press release (link) from the Governor’s Office regarding the modifications to the executive order. 

  • OUTDOOR RECREATION: State parks will begin a phased re-opening under guidance from the Department of Natural Resources. Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two people will be permitted. A list of parks that will be open on May 1 and additional guidelines can be found on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website. Golf will be permitted under strict safety guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and when ensuring that social distancing is followed.

  • NEW ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES: Greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries may re-open as essential businesses. These stores must follow social distancing requirements and must require that employees and customers wear a face covering. Animal grooming services may also re-open.

  • NON-ESSENTIAL RETAIL: Retail stores not designated as non-essential businesses and operations may re-open to fulfill telephone and online orders through pick-up outside the store and delivery.

  • FACE COVERINGS: Beginning on May 1, individuals will be required to wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place where they can’t maintain a six-foot social distance. Face-coverings will be required in public indoor spaces, such as stores. This new requirement applies to all individuals over the age of two who are able to medically tolerate a face-covering or a mask.

  • ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND MANUFACTURING: Essential businesses and manufacturers will be required to provide face-coverings to all employees who are not able to maintain six-feet of social distancing, as well as follow new requirements that maximize social distancing and prioritize the well-being of employees and customers. This will include occupancy limits for essential businesses and precautions such as staggering shifts and operating only essential lines for manufacturers.

  • SCHOOLS:  Educational institutions may allow and establish procedures for pick-up of necessary supplies or student belongings. Dormitory move-outs must follow public health guidelines, including social distancing.

Resources for Local Businesses

The Village of Channahon has created a dedicated page on our website (link) listing the various programs and resources that have been established to assist local businesses in various ways. 

Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Order, the Village of Channahon has decided to cancel the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale. We anticipate holding the Fall Village Wide Garage Sale as planned in September. More details will be shared in the months ahead.

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UPDATE - April 21, 2020

Stay At Home Order Extended

Governor Pritzker extended the Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois until April 30, 2020. 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please see the State’s Coronavirus response website (link).

The Governor’s Office is continually updating their COVID-19 resources, including daily COVID-19 FAQs (link). To assist their efforts, the Governor’s Office is collecting and responding to questions regarding the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. They have created an email address, Gov.COVID19stakeholder@illinois.gov, where citizens may send questions, comments and recommendations. The Governor’s staff compiles all inquiries and responds with answers.

Resources for Local Businesses

The Village of Channahon has created a dedicated page on our website (link) listing the various programs and resources that have been established to assist local businesses in various ways.

Parks - What’s Open & What’s Closed

The Channahon Park District has closed all facilities, playgrounds and basketball courts as directed by the Governors Shelter in Place Executive Order through April 30th. Open space in parks and trails are still open as numerous studies have found that there are physical and mental health benefits to spending time outdoors in green spaces. There are signs posted in the Park District’s trails and parks with tips on practicing social distancing. For more information, including program and activities information, visit the Park District’s website at www.ChannahonPark.org.

Managing Stress & Anxiety During COVID-19 

Feelings of stress, anxiety, grief and worry are all natural reactions during this unprecedented time. In an effort to help people navigate these feelings, the CDC has compiled a list of tools and resources. For more information, visit the CDC’s website (link).

Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Rescheduled

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Order, the Village of Channahon has decided to postpone the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale for April 30, May 1 and 2.  We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our residents and community very seriously and are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The new dates will be June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.  These dates are subject to change with the ongoing events, so please check our website for the latest updates and information.  

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies.

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UPDATE - April 16, 2020

Stay At Home Order Extended

Governor Pritzker extended the Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois until April 30, 2020. 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please see the State’s Coronavirus response website (link).

The Governor’s Office is continually updating their COVID-19 resources, including daily COVID-19 FAQs (link). To assist their efforts, the Governor’s Office is collecting and responding to questions regarding the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. They have created an email address, Gov.COVID19stakeholder@illinois.gov, where citizens may send questions, comments and recommendations. The Governor’s staff compiles all inquiries and responds with answers.

Resources for Local Businesses

The Village of Channahon has created a dedicated page on our website (link) listing the various programs and resources that have been established to assist local businesses in various ways.

Parks - What’s Open & What’s Closed

The Channahon Park District has closed all facilities, playgrounds and basketball courts as directed by the Governors Shelter in Place Executive Order through April 30th. Open space in parks and trails are still open as numerous studies have found that there are physical and mental health benefits to spending time outdoors in green spaces. There are signs posted in the Park District’s trails and parks with tips on practicing social distancing. For more information, including program and activities information, visit the Park District’s website at www.ChannahonPark.org.

Do Your Part

Coronavirus: Rumors vs. Facts

In an effort to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts related to COVID-19, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed a robust list of FAQs surrounding the pandemic. For more information, please visit FEMA’s Coronavirus Rumor Control website (link)

Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Rescheduled

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Order, the Village of Channahon has decided to postpone the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale for April 30, May 1 and 2.  We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our residents and community very seriously and are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The new dates will be June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.  These dates are subject to change with the ongoing events, so please check our website for the latest updates and information.  

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies.

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UPDATE - April 15, 2020

Stay At Home Order Extended

Governor Pritzker extended the Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois until April 30, 2020. 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please see the State’s Coronavirus response website (link).

The Governor’s Office is continually updating their COVID-19 resources, including daily COVID-19 FAQs (link). To assist their efforts, the Governor’s Office is collecting and responding to questions regarding the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. They have created an email address, Gov.COVID19stakeholder@illinois.gov, where citizens may send questions, comments and recommendations. The Governor’s staff compiles all inquiries and responds with answers.

Parks - What’s Open & What’s Closed

The Channahon Park District has closed all facilities, playgrounds and basketball courts as directed by the Governors Shelter in Place Executive Order through April 30th. Open space in parks and trails are still open as numerous studies have found that there are physical and mental health benefits to spending time outdoors in green spaces. There are signs posted in the Park District’s trails and parks with tips on practicing social distancing. For more information, including program and activities information, visit the Park District’s website at www.ChannahonPark.org.

Do Your Part

Coronavirus: Rumors vs. Facts

In an effort to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts related to COVID-19, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed a robust list of FAQs surrounding the pandemic. For more information, please visit FEMA’s Coronavirus Rumor Control website (link)

Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Rescheduled

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Order, the Village of Channahon has decided to postpone the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale for April 30, May 1 and 2.  We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our residents and community very seriously and are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The new dates will be June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.  These dates are subject to change with the ongoing events, so please check our website for the latest updates and information.  

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies.

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UPDATE - April 14, 2020

Stay At Home Order Extended

Governor Pritzker extended the Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois until April 30, 2020. 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please see the State’s Coronavirus response website (link).

The Governor’s Office is continually updating their COVID-19 resources, including daily COVID-19 FAQs (link). To assist their efforts, the Governor’s Office is collecting and responding to questions regarding the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. They have created an email address, Gov.COVID19stakeholder@illinois.gov, where citizens may send questions, comments and recommendations. The Governor’s staff compiles all inquiries and responds with answers.

Coronavirus: Rumors vs. Facts

In an effort to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts related to COVID-19, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed a robust list of FAQs surrounding the pandemic. For more information, please visit FEMA’s Coronavirus Rumor Control website (link)

Parks - What’s Open & What’s Closed

The Channahon Park District has closed all facilities and playgrounds as directed by the Governors Shelter in Place Executive Order.  All playgrounds are posted "PLAYGROUND CLOSED" per executive order and the Park District is in the process of updating signage to reflect the extended Stay in Place order till April 30th.  In addition, all basketball hoops have been covered by plywood to prevent basketball play, as the sport cannot comply to "social distancing" recommendations.  However, parks have remained opened to allow access to trail systems so residents can walk, as walking has been identified as an acceptable activity because social distancing recommendations can easily be practiced. Signage regarding the need to practice social distancing will be added to parks in the very near future.

ComEd’s Commitment to Residents

ComEd is taking steps to help ensure its residential customers have access to electric service during this critical time. If customers are currently unable to travel to a walk-in location to make a payment, please be aware that ComEd is not disconnecting service for non-payment and is waiving all new late payment charges through May 1, 2020, or until the end of the governor’s state of emergency declaration, whichever is later. ComEd also offers mail and electronic payment options and is working with customers who contact them to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options to address their specific needs. Residents are encouraged to conduct regular business with ComEd 24/7 using ComEd.com or through the ComEd mobile app. For more information, please visit ComEd’s Supporting Our Communities website (link).

Solicitor Permit Notice

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Channahon has temporarily suspended issuing solicitor permits. As such, there currently are not any solicitors, salespeople or others authorized by the Village to go door-to-door to residents during this time. All solicitors, during -the Stay at Home order, should immediately be reported to the Channahon Police- non-emergency number at 815-467-2112. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Channahon Police Department via their Online Reporting Portal (link)

Coronavirus Face Covering Dos & Don’ts

The CDC has compiled a comprehensive guide to covering your face. For FAQs on cloth face coverings, please visit the CDC’s website (link).

Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Rescheduled

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Order, the Village of Channahon has decided to postpone the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale for April 30, May 1 and 2.  We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our residents and community very seriously and are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The new dates will be June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.  These dates are subject to change with the ongoing events, so please check our website for the latest updates and information.  

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies.


UPDATE - April 13, 2020

Stay At Home Order Extended

Governor Pritzker extended the Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois until April 30, 2020. 

For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please see these FAQs from the Governor’s office (link). 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please see the State’s Coronavirus response website (link).

Parks - What’s Open & What’s Closed

The Channahon Park District has closed all facilities and playgrounds as directed by the Governors Shelter in Place Executive Order.  All playgrounds are posted "PLAYGROUND CLOSED" per executive order and the Park District is in the process of updating signage to reflect the extended Stay in Place order till April 30th.  In addition, all basketball hoops have been covered by plywood to prevent basketball play, as the sport cannot comply to "social distancing" recommendations.  However, parks have remained opened to allow access to trail systems so residents can walk, as walking has been identified as an acceptable activity because social distancing recommendations can easily be practiced. Signage regarding the need to practice social distancing will be added to parks in the very near future.

ComEd’s Commitment to Residents

ComEd is taking steps to help ensure its residential customers have access to electric service during this critical time. If customers are currently unable to travel to a walk-in location to make a payment, please be aware that ComEd is not disconnecting service for non-payment and is waiving all new late payment charges through May 1, 2020, or until the end of the governor’s state of emergency declaration, whichever is later. ComEd also offers mail and electronic payment options and is working with customers who contact them to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options to address their specific needs. Residents are encouraged to conduct regular business with ComEd 24/7 using ComEd.com or through the ComEd mobile app. For more information, please visit ComEd’s Supporting Our Communities website (link).

Solicitor Permit Notice

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Channahon has temporarily suspended issuing solicitor permits. As such, there currently are not any solicitors, salespeople or others authorized by the Village to go door-to-door to residents during this time. All solicitors, during -the Stay at Home order, should immediately be reported to the Channahon Police- non-emergency number at 815-467-2112. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Channahon Police Department via their Online Reporting Portal (link)

Coronavirus Face Covering Dos & Don’ts

The CDC has compiled a comprehensive guide to covering your face. For FAQs on cloth face coverings, please visit the CDC’s website (link).

Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Rescheduled

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Order, the Village of Channahon has decided to postpone the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale for April 30, May 1 and 2.  We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our residents and community very seriously and are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The new dates will be June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.  These dates are subject to change with the ongoing events, so please check our website for the latest updates and information.  

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies.

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UPDATE - April 9, 2020

Stay At Home Order Extended

Governor Pritzker extended the Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois until April 30, 2020. 

For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please see these FAQs from the Governor’s office (link). 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please see the State’s Coronavirus response website (link).

Parks - What’s Open & What’s Closed

The Channahon Park District has closed all facilities and playgrounds as directed by the Governors Shelter in Place Executive Order.  All playgrounds are posted "PLAYGROUND CLOSED" per executive order and the Park District is in the process of updating signage to reflect the extended Stay in Place order till April 30th.  In addition, all basketball hoops have been covered by plywood to prevent basketball play, as the sport cannot comply to "social distancing" recommendations.  However, parks have remained opened to allow access to trail systems so residents can walk, as walking has been identified as an acceptable activity because social distancing recommendations can easily be practiced. Signage regarding the need to practice social distancing will be added to parks in the very near future.

ComEd’s Commitment to Residents

ComEd is taking steps to help ensure its residential customers have access to electric service during this critical time. If customers are currently unable to travel to a walk-in location to make a payment, please be aware that ComEd is not disconnecting service for non-payment and is waiving all new late payment charges through May 1, 2020, or until the end of the governor’s state of emergency declaration, whichever is later. ComEd also offers mail and electronic payment options and is working with customers who contact them to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options to address their specific needs. Residents are encouraged to conduct regular business with ComEd 24/7 using ComEd.com or through the ComEd mobile app. For more information, please visit ComEd’s Supporting Our Communities website (link).

Solicitor Permit Notice

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Channahon has temporarily suspended issuing solicitor permits. As such, there currently are not any solicitors, salespeople or others authorized by the Village to go door-to-door to residents during this time. All solicitors, during -the Stay at Home order, should immediately be reported to the Channahon Police- non-emergency number at 815-467-2112. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Channahon Police Department via their Online Reporting Portal (link)

Coronavirus Face Covering Dos & Don’ts

The CDC has compiled a comprehensive guide to covering your face. For FAQs on cloth face coverings, please visit the CDC’s website (link).

2020 Census - Be Counted!

While Channahon now has a 62.5% response rate for the 2020 Census, there are still many people who have not yet responded. Conducted only once every 10 years, the census provides crucial insights for local governments, businesses, and nonprofits to make planning and investment decisions across our nation. 

However, COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge to getting a complete count. The Census Bureau has suspended all field operation at least until April 15, including in-person census takers. Now, more than ever, it is important that residents respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail.

Learn more about the importance of the census and options for responding at the Census’ website (link)

COVID-19 Cyber Scams on the Rise

Hackers and cyber criminals are taking advantage of the current COVID-19 pandemic to target individuals, small and medium businesses, and large organizations with COVID-19 related scams and phishing emails. Many of these scams are designed to obtain personal information or credentials, or to get the recipient to unknowingly download malicious malware to their device. For more detailed information, please see this alert (link) from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Emergency Childcare Options for Essential Workers

Governor Pritzker has ordered that, effective April 1st, all essential workers in health care, human services, essential government services & essential infrastructure now qualify for Illinois’ Child Care Assistance Program, meaning the state will cover most, if not all, of the cost of care.

That includes everyone from nurses and doctors to support staff in hospitals to grocery store clerks and food producers.

Locally, several childcare facilities are operating under the Emergency Child Care permit. If you are an essential worker in need of childcare services during this time, please contact one of the following locations:

  • Families of Faith Daycare - 815-823-5208

  • Little Learners Children’s Academy - 815-466-8008

  • Kidz Korner - 815-467-7400

To search the full list of childcare facilities operating under the Emergency Child Care permit, please visit the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development website (link).

Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Rescheduled

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Order, the Village of Channahon has decided to postpone the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale for April 30, May 1 and 2.  We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our residents and community very seriously and are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The new dates will be June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.  These dates are subject to change with the ongoing events, so please check our website for the latest updates and information.  

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies.

Employment Opportunities

Many companies are still in need of workers to help with the rush during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following local companies are currently hiring:

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UPDATE - April 8, 2020

Stay At Home Order Extended

Governor Pritzker extended the Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois until April 30, 2020. 

For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please see these FAQs from the Governor’s office (link). 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please see the State’s Coronavirus response website (link).

Coronavirus Community Resource Guide

Illinois’ 14th Congressional District Representative Lauren Underwood has developed a comprehensive Coronavirus Community Resource Guide. The guide has a surplus of information for both residents and businesses, including a breakdown of the Stay at Home Order, financial resources, contact information and much more. You can view the Coronavirus Community Resource Guide in its entirety here (link).

Parks - What’s Open & What’s Closed

The Channahon Park District has closed all facilities and playgrounds as directed by the Governors Shelter in Place Executive Order.  All playgrounds are posted "PLAYGROUND CLOSED" per executive order and the Park District is in the process of updating signage to reflect the extended Stay in Place order till April 30th.  In addition, all basketball hoops have been covered by plywood to prevent basketball play, as the sport cannot comply to "social distancing" recommendations.  However, parks have remained opened to allow access to trail systems so residents can walk, as walking has been identified as an acceptable activity because social distancing recommendations can easily be practiced. Signage regarding the need to practice social distancing will be added to parks in the very near future.

Solicitor Permit Notice

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Channahon has temporarily suspended issuing solicitor permits. As such, there currently are not any solicitors, salespeople or others authorized by the Village to go door-to-door to residents during this time. All solicitors, during -the Stay at Home order, should immediately be reported to the Channahon Police- non-emergency number at 815-467-2112. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Channahon Police Department via their Online Reporting Portal (link)

Coronavirus Face Covering Dos & Don’ts

The CDC has compiled a comprehensive guide to covering your face. For FAQs on cloth face coverings, please visit the CDC’s website (link).

2020 Census - Be Counted!

While Channahon now has a 62.5% response rate for the 2020 Census, there are still many people who have not yet responded. Conducted only once every 10 years, the census provides crucial insights for local governments, businesses, and nonprofits to make planning and investment decisions across our nation. 

However, COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge to getting a complete count. The Census Bureau has suspended all field operation at least until April 15, including in-person census takers. Now, more than ever, it is important that residents respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail.

Learn more about the importance of the census and options for responding at the Census’ website (link)

COVID-19 Cyber Scams on the Rise

Hackers and cyber criminals are taking advantage of the current COVID-19 pandemic to target individuals, small and medium businesses, and large organizations with COVID-19 related scams and phishing emails. Many of these scams are designed to obtain personal information or credentials, or to get the recipient to unknowingly download malicious malware to their device. For more detailed information, please see this alert (link) from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Emergency Childcare Options for Essential Workers

Governor Pritzker has ordered that, effective April 1st, all essential workers in health care, human services, essential government services & essential infrastructure now qualify for Illinois’ Child Care Assistance Program, meaning the state will cover most, if not all, of the cost of care.

That includes everyone from nurses and doctors to support staff in hospitals to grocery store clerks and food producers.

Locally, several childcare facilities are operating under the Emergency Child Care permit. If you are an essential worker in need of childcare services during this time, please contact one of the following locations:

  • Families of Faith Daycare - 815-823-5208

  • Little Learners Children’s Academy - 815-466-8008

  • Kidz Korner - 815-467-7400

To search the full list of childcare facilities operating under the Emergency Child Care permit, please visit the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development website (link).

Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Rescheduled

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Order, the Village of Channahon has decided to postpone the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale for April 30, May 1 and 2.  We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our residents and community very seriously and are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The new dates will be June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.  These dates are subject to change with the ongoing events, so please check our website for the latest updates and information.  

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies.

Employment Opportunities

Many companies are still in need of workers to help with the rush during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following local companies are currently hiring:


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UPDATE - April 7, 2020

Stay At Home Order Extended

Governor Pritzker extended the Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois until April 30, 2020. 

For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please see these FAQs from the Governor’s office (link). 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please see the State’s Coronavirus response website (link).

Coronavirus Community Resource Guide

Illinois’ 14th Congressional District Representative Lauren Underwood has developed a comprehensive Coronavirus Community Resource Guide. The guide has a surplus of information for both residents and businesses, including a breakdown of the Stay at Home Order, financial resources, contact information and much more. You can view the Coronavirus Community Resource Guide in its entirety here (link).

Parks - What’s Open & What’s Closed

The Channahon Park District has closed all facilities and playgrounds as directed by the Governors Shelter in Place Executive Order.  All playgrounds are posted "PLAYGROUND CLOSED" per executive order and the Park District is in the process of updating signage to reflect the extended Stay in Place order till April 30th.  In addition, all basketball hoops have been covered by plywood to prevent basketball play, as the sport cannot comply to "social distancing" recommendations.  However, parks have remained opened to allow access to trail systems so residents can walk, as walking has been identified as an acceptable activity because social distancing recommendations can easily be practiced. Signage regarding the need to practice social distancing will be added to parks in the very near future.

ComEd Warns Customers About COVID-19-Related Energy Scams

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, ComEd has received reports of scammers, posing as utility representatives, approaching customers who may be self-isolating or having difficulty paying their bills. Please visit ComEd’s website (link) for more information and tips on protecting yourself from scammers. 

Emergency Childcare Options for Essential Workers

Governor Pritzker has ordered that, effective April 1st, all essential workers in health care, human services, essential government services & essential infrastructure now qualify for Illinois’ Child Care Assistance Program, meaning the state will cover most, if not all, of the cost of care.

That includes everyone from nurses and doctors to support staff in hospitals to grocery store clerks and food producers.

Locally, several childcare facilities are operating under the Emergency Child Care permit. If you are an essential worker in need of childcare services during this time, please contact one of the following locations:

  • Families of Faith Daycare - 815-823-5208

  • Little Learners Children’s Academy - 815-466-8008

  • Kidz Korner - 815-467-7400

To search the full list of childcare facilities operating under the Emergency Child Care permit, please visit the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development website (link).

Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Rescheduled

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Order, the Village of Channahon has decided to postpone the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale for April 30, May 1 and 2.  We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our residents and community very seriously and are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The new dates will be June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.  These dates are subject to change with the ongoing events, so please check our website for the latest updates and information.  

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies.

Pink Heals Mother’s Day Walk Rescheduled

With the recent announcement from the Governor with the extension of the “Stay at Home” guidelines, Pink Heals has made the decision to move its 6th Annual Mother’s Day Walk to Father’s Day (June 21st) this year. For questions or for more information, please email angiecaldwell5@gmail.com

Employment Opportunities

Many companies are still in need of workers to help with the rush during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following local companies are currently hiring:

A Reminder from Channahon Public Works

To ensure the proper functioning of Village sewage pumping stations and the waste water treatment plant, PLEASE DO NOT flush disinfectant wipes and paper towels down the toilets, as it will damage our equipment and negatively affect operations. Properly treated waste water is critical to our health. Thank you!

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UPDATE - April 6, 2020

Stay At Home Order Extended

Governor Pritzker extended the Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois until April 30, 2020. 

For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please see these FAQs from the Governor’s office (link). 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please see the State’s Coronavirus response website (link).

Coronavirus Community Resource Guide

Illinois’ 14th Congressional District Representative Lauren Underwood has developed a comprehensive Coronavirus Community Resource Guide. The guide has a surplus of information for both residents and businesses, including a breakdown of the Stay at Home Order, financial resources, contact information and much more. You can view the Coronavirus Community Resource Guide in its entirety here (link).

Parks - What’s Open & What’s Closed

The Channahon Park District has closed all facilities and playgrounds as directed by the Governors Shelter in Place Executive Order.  All playgrounds are posted "PLAYGROUND CLOSED" per executive order and the Park District is in the process of updating signage to reflect the extended Stay in Place order till April 30th.  In addition, all basketball hoops have been covered by plywood to prevent basketball play, as the sport cannot comply to "social distancing" recommendations.  However, parks have remained opened to allow access to trail systems so residents can walk, as walking has been identified as an acceptable activity because social distancing recommendations can easily be practiced. Signage regarding the need to practice social distancing will be added to parks in the very near future.

Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Rescheduled

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Order, the Village of Channahon has decided to postpone the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale for April 30, May 1 and 2.  We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our residents and community very seriously and are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The new dates will be June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.  These dates are subject to change with the ongoing events, so please check our website for the latest updates and information.  

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies.

Pink Heals Mother’s Day Walk Rescheduled

With the recent announcement from the Governor with the extension of the “Stay at Home” guidelines, Pink Heals has made the decision to move its 6th Annual Mother’s Day Walk to Father’s Day (June 21st) this year. For questions or for more information, please email angiecaldwell5@gmail.com

Employment Opportunities

Many companies are still in need of workers to help with the rush during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following local companies are currently hiring:

A Reminder from Channahon Public Works

To ensure the proper functioning of Village sewage pumping stations and the waste water treatment plant, PLEASE DO NOT flush disinfectant wipes and paper towels down the toilets, as it will damage our equipment and negatively affect operations. Properly treated waste water is critical to our health. Thank you!

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity is working with partners to launch emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses, providing $90 million in loans and grants to small businesses throughout the state. These new programs will be available starting Friday, March 27, 2020. For more information, please visit the Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance website (link) and the Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist (link).

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UPDATE - April 3, 2020

Sneezing Safety

Did you know a sneeze travels at the speed of 35 meters per second? That’s roughly 78 miles per hour! Covering your nose with a tissue or your elbow can help stop the spread of a lot of germs - view this video to learn more (link). 

Stay At Home Order Extended

Governor Pritzker extended the Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois until April 30, 2020. 

For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please see these FAQs from the Governor’s office (link). 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please see the State’s Coronavirus response website (link).

To view the April 2, 2020 COVID-19 Q&A session from Governor Pritzker’s office, please click here (link). 

Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Rescheduled

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Order, the Village of Channahon has decided to postpone the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale for April 30, May 1 and 2.  We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our residents and community very seriously and are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The new dates will be June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.  These dates are subject to change with the ongoing events, so please check our website for the latest updates and information.  

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies.

Pink Heals Mother’s Day Walk Rescheduled

With the recent announcement from the Governor with the extension of the “Stay at Home” guidelines, Pink Heals has made the decision to move its 6th Annual Mother’s Day Walk to Father’s Day (June 21st) this year. For questions or for more information, please email angiecaldwell5@gmail.com

Employment Opportunities

Many companies are still in need of workers to help with the rush during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following local companies are currently hiring:

A Reminder from Channahon Public Works

To ensure the proper functioning of Village sewage pumping stations and the waste water treatment plant, PLEASE DO NOT flush disinfectant wipes and paper towels down the toilets, as it will damage our equipment and negatively affect operations. Properly treated waste water is critical to our health. Thank you!

A Reminder Regarding Waste Management Bulk Pickup

The Village has been informed by Waste Management that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bulk service pickup (i.e. large items) will be suspended until further notice. In addition, Waste Management has suspended the handling of incoming residential calls and hopes to re-establish this service in the very near future through a work at home program.

Residents can still utilize the Channahon Township compactor for disposal of bulk items. The compactor is located at 25355 Center Street and operates on Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (year round) and Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. (April-October). For more information, please visit the Township’s website (link).

For information on how to obtain stickers for any extra bags of garbage, please visit the Village’s full post on the situation (link).

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity is working with partners to launch emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses, providing $90 million in loans and grants to small businesses throughout the state. These new programs will be available starting Friday, March 27, 2020. For more information, please visit the Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance website (link) and the Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist (link).

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UPDATE - April 2, 2020

Stay At Home Order Extended

Governor Pritzker extended the Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois until April 30, 2020. 

For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please these FAQs from the Governor’s office (link). 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please see the State’s Coronavirus response website (link). 

Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Rescheduled

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Order, the Village of Channahon has decided to postpone the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale for April 30, May 1 and 2.  We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our residents and community very seriously and are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The new dates will be June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.  These dates are subject to change with the ongoing events, so please check our website for the latest updates and information.  

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies.

Pink Heals Mother’s Day Walk Rescheduled

With the recent announcement from the Governor with the extension of the “Stay at Home” guidelines, Pink Heals has made the decision to move its 6th Annual Mother’s Day Walk to Father’s Day (June 21st) this year. For questions or for more information, please email angiecaldwell5@gmail.com

2020 Census - Be Counted!

As of Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Channahon had a 52.3% response rate to the 2020 Census. That’s 10% higher than the response rate for all of Illinois, and 14% higher than the national response rate!

Still haven’t filled out your 2020 census questionnaire? There’s still time! Visit 2020Census.gov (link) now - it’s quick and simple, and all answers are completely confidential.

COVID-19 & Cybersecurity

Coronavirus has inspired an unprecedented number of online scams targeting people and businesses – and researchers say the wave of attacks is just getting started. For tips on how to protect yourself from COVID-19 scams, visit the National Cyber Security Alliance’s COVID-19 Security Resource Library (link).  

Employment Opportunities

Many companies are still in need of workers to help with the rush during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following local companies are currently hiring:

A Reminder from Channahon Public Works

To ensure the proper functioning of Village sewage pumping stations and the waste water treatment plant, PLEASE DO NOT flush disinfectant wipes and paper towels down the toilets, as it will damage our equipment and negatively affect operations. Properly treated waste water is critical to our health. Thank you!

A Reminder Regarding Waste Management Bulk Pickup

The Village has been informed by Waste Management that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bulk service pickup (i.e. large items) will be suspended until further notice. In addition, Waste Management has suspended the handling of incoming residential calls and hopes to re-establish this service in the very near future through a work at home program.

For more detailed information, including how to obtain stickers for any extra bags of garbage, please visit the Village’s full post on the situation (link).

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity is working with partners to launch emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses, providing $90 million in loans and grants to small businesses throughout the state. These new programs will be available starting Friday, March 27, 2020. For more information, please visit the Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance website (link) and the Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist.

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UPDATE - April 1, 2020

A Message from Mayor Missey Moorman Schumacher

Good afternoon everyone.

By now you’ve likely heard that Governor Pritzker has extended the Stay at Home order for Illinois residents through the end of April. With that in mind, the Village Hall will remain closed to the public as well. The Village of Channahon will continue to provide essential services, police protection, and public works operations for our residents and administrative staff will continue to be available via phone at 815-467-6644 or directly via email. Please visit the Staff Directory (link) for staff contact information. Daily updates and information related to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be posted at the top of the webpage and shared via our social media outlets.

The Governor’s order also applies to state parks and state owned land. The I & M Canal Trail is maintained and operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and as such is included in the Governor’s order closing state owned land to the public. Currently, Village of Channahon multi-use paths remain open as do the Central Park open-air trails and Arroyo Trails of Channahon Park District. If you are using these facilities, please be aware of others that may be in the area and practice social distancing guidelines. Information about getting fresh air and exercise is a positive note, but please remember to practice these responsibly.

On a lighter note, one of my favorite job privileges has always been to visit our young residents in their classrooms. As this spring is shaping up to be vastly different than those past, I won’t be able to visit classrooms, and students are using a variety of remote learning resources instead of attending in classrooms. So, staff and I thought it might be fun to encourage reading and share video storytime with our students. Our first Storytime with Mayor Missey was posted this morning and I hope our students (and adults) enjoy watching it as much as I did making it. Watch for more Storytime with Mayor Missey and other videos to follow as we head into another month of social isolation. 

Stay home. Stay safe.

Spring Village Wide Garage Sales Rescheduled

Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s extension of the Stay at Home Order, the Village of Channahon has decided to postpone the Spring Village Wide Garage Sale for April 30, May 1 and 2.  We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our residents and community very seriously and are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The new dates will be June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.  These dates are subject to change with the ongoing events, so please check our website for the latest updates and information.  

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies.

Channahon Park District

The Channahon Park District will post an update today by 4:00 pm at www.ChannahonPark.org regarding rentals, cancellations, refunds and memberships.

Three Rivers Public Library District

Three Rivers Public Library District will be closed until further notice.  Please check our website (www.trpld.org) for our abundant online resources, to register for a library card online, or to participate in our Spring Reading Program!  

Resources for Residents

If you are having difficulty paying your rent or mortgage due to COVID-19, there are a number of federal, state and local resources in place that may help you. Please visit the Housing Action Illinois website (link) for more information. 

With the COVID-19 pandemic there comes a lot of uncertainty and questions. For tips on how to navigate this time, please see this infographic (link) courtesy of the CDC.

A Reminder from Channahon Public Works

To ensure the proper functioning of Village sewage pumping stations and the waste water treatment plant, PLEASE DO NOT flush disinfectant wipes and paper towels down the toilets, as it will damage our equipment and negatively affect operations. Properly treated waste water is critical to our health. Thank you!

A Reminder Regarding Waste Management Bulk Pickup

The Village has been informed by Waste Management that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bulk service pickup (i.e. large items) will be suspended until further notice. In addition, Waste Management has suspended the handling of incoming residential calls and hopes to re-establish this service in the very near future through a work at home program.

For more detailed information, including how to obtain stickers for any extra bags of garbage, please visit the Village’s full update on the situation (link)

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity is working with partners to launch emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses, providing $90 million in loans and grants to small businesses throughout the state. These new programs will be available starting Friday, March 27, 2020. For more information, please visit the Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance website (link) and the Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist.

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UPDATE - March 31, 2020

Illinois Stay At Home Order Extended to April 30, 2020

This afternoon, Governor Pritzker extended the Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois until April 30, 2020. 

Under Governor Pritzker’s order, all individuals currently living in the State of Illinois are required to stay at home or their place of residence. Individuals may only leave their residence to perform essential activities. If you do need to leave your residence for an essential activity, please exercise proper social distancing of 6 feet at all times.

For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please see these FAQs from the Governor’s office (link)

A message from Mayor Missey Moorman Schumacher:

I’ve been asked whether or not there are cases of coronavirus in Channahon. The truth is, there are cases of coronavirus in every community. With the availability of testing being what it is, it doesn’t matter so much if the number of confirmed cases is 4 or 400 or 4,000; the potential for unconfirmed cases is great. Self-isolation is the key.

We can’t possibly predict who may or may not be carrying the virus and still be asymptomatic. Some people never develop symptoms and yet carry the virus and are contagious. The best advice I’ve heard for remaining safe is to assume that it’s YOU who has coronavirus and isolate yourself so you don’t spread it to others. That’s the best way to stop the spread. 

If you have the ability to stay home, do it!

If you must go out, minimize contact whenever and wherever possible. 

Thank you to all essential workers, the first responders and healthcare workers who are on the front lines.

This will pass.

Stay safe. Be well.

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UPDATE - March 30, 2020

Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order - March 20, 2020

Governor Pritzker has issued a Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois. For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please see these FAQs from the Governor’s office (link). 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please visit the Illinois Coronavirus Resources website (link). 

Village Hall Closure

In order to do our part to limit the exposure of both our employees and our residents, and the spread of the virus, the Village Hall will be closed to the public beginning March 18 through April 6, 2020, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation.

Our staff will continue to serve our residents via email and telephone. Staff and Village Hall contact information may be found on our website at www.channahon.org or by calling 815-467-6644. 

A Reminder from Channahon Public Works

To ensure the proper functioning of Village sewage pumping stations and the waste water treatment plant, PLEASE DO NOT flush disinfectant wipes and paper towels down the toilets, as it will damage our equipment and negatively affect operations. Properly treated waste water is critical to our health. Thank you!

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity is working with partners to launch emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses, providing $90 million in loans and grants to small businesses throughout the state. These new programs will be available starting Friday, March 27, 2020. For more information, please visit the Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance website (link) and the Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist.

CIBC Bank Unsecured Hardship Loan Program

CIBC Bank in Channahon is offering an Unsecured Hardship Loan Program for consumer clients that may be experiencing a hardship as the result of the COVID-19 virus. The details are as follows:

  • Funds for current consumer clients that have been impacted by COVID-19

  • Loan amounts up to $10,000.00 based on credit score

  • Must be employed prior to March 9, 2020

  • Zero percent interest (life of loan)

  • No payments for the first 90 days

  • Maximum of 24 months (from first payment due date)

  • One loan per individual/borrower that meets criteria

  • Must be a consumer deposit or loan client 30 days prior to March 9, 2020

For more information, please contact CIBC Bank at (815) 467-5321.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act on Saturday, March 28, 2020. For a brief overview of the legislation, please Congressman Adam Kinzinger’s (R-IL) website (link). 

Local McDonald’s Offering Free Coffee for Healthcare Workers

Select participating local McDonald’s restaurants are offering free any size hot coffee or hot McCafe beverage to healthcare workers as a token of appreciation during these times. Healthcare workers must show ID to redeem offer. This offer is only available at these participating McDonald’s:

  • 1555 N. Broadway Street, Joliet

  • 2212 S. Essington Road, Joliet

  • 2885 W. Plainfield Road, Joliet

  • 285 W. Front Street, Braidwood

  • 26953 W. Eames Street, Channahon

  • 24061 W. Eames Street, Channahon

  • 2 S. Broadway Street, Coal City

  • 645 N. Independence Boulevard, Romeoville

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UPDATE - March 27, 2020

Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order - March 20, 2020

Governor Pritzker has issued a Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois. For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please see these FAQs from the Governor’s office (link). 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please visit the Illinois Coronavirus Resources website (link).

Village Hall Closure

In order to do our part to limit the exposure of both our employees and our residents, and the spread of the virus, the Village Hall will be closed to the public beginning March 18 through April 6, 2020, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation.

Our staff will continue to serve our residents via email and telephone. Staff and Village Hall contact information may be found on our website at www.channahon.org or by calling 815-467-6644.

A Reminder from Channahon Public Works

To ensure the proper functioning of Village sewage pumping stations and the waste water treatment plant, PLEASE DO NOT flush disinfectant wipes and paper towels down the toilets, as it will damage our equipment and negatively affect operations. Properly treated waste water is critical to our health. Thank you!

Temporary Signage Policy

Effective immediately:

All restrictions, prohibitions, and permitting of temporary signs are hereby suspended for any business that operates a physical location/storefront in the Village of Channahon. The executive orders issued by the Governor of Illinois have impacted the typical operations of many, including restaurants and other businesses that have now adopted curbside pickup and delivery.

Examples include signs that: identify that the business is open, designates curbside pickup locations, and lists hours of operation. This does not apply to the advertising of real estate or homes for sale.

It is the responsibility of the business owner to ensure that any sign displayed is done so in a safe way, which does not block neighboring businesses or obstruct the vision of drivers. If a sign poses a hazard, it may be removed by Village staff.

This will be in effect until such time as the Village deems appropriate or restrictions on business operations are lifted by the Governor of Illinois.

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity is working with partners to launch emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses, providing $90 million in loans and grants to small businesses throughout the state. These new programs will be available starting Friday, March 27, 2020. For more information, please visit the Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance website (link) and the Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist.

Grundy County Joint Public Safety Announcement

With the weekend approaching, we’d like to take this time to re-emphasize the "Stay At Home Order." You already know the general guidelines for the Stay At Home Order - you can go out and get essential groceries, drive thru or pickup food, walk your dog, get gas and attend doctors’ appointments, etc.

Remember - the Stay At Home Order is not an optional choice. This is a mandatory order to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Illinois and protect our friends, neighbors and vulnerable operations. The order is intended to restrict everyone’s movement to only essential outings.

Here are a few suggestions to help us work together to get through COVID-19:

  • If possible, please plan a time to grocery shop when the minimal amount of family members will be required to go out. If you must go out, please gather what you can to limit future trips.
  • Do not congregate in large groups outside.
  • Visiting should not be in person when possible. Consider using other alternatives such as Zoom, Facebook Live, Skype, FaceTime or a good old-fashioned phone call to socialize. Be creative and think outside of the box.

The Stay At Home Order is a necessary action to flatten the curve and stop the spread of this pandemic. Remember this is temporary; the more we buckle down now, the quicker this will all be over.

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UPDATE - March 26, 2020

Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order - March 20, 2020

Governor Pritzker has issued a Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois. For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please see these FAQs from the Governor’s office (link). 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please visit the Illinois Coronavirus Resources website (link).

Village Hall Closure

In order to do our part to limit the exposure of both our employees and our residents, and the spread of the virus, the Village Hall will be closed to the public beginning March 18 through March 31, 2020, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation.

Our staff will continue to serve our residents via email and telephone. Staff and Village Hall contact information may be found on our website at www.channahon.org or by calling 815-467-6644.

A Reminder from Channahon Public Works

To ensure the proper functioning of Village sewage pumping stations and the waste water treatment plant, PLEASE DO NOT flush disinfectant wipes and paper towels down the toilets, as it will damage our equipment and negatively affect operations. Properly treated waste water is critical to our health. Thank you!

Temporary Signage Policy

Effective immediately:

All restrictions, prohibitions, and permitting of temporary signs are hereby suspended for any business that operates a physical location/storefront in the Village of Channahon. The executive orders issued by the Governor of Illinois have impacted the typical operations of many, including restaurants and other businesses that have now adopted curbside pickup and delivery.

Examples include signs that: identify that the business is open, designates curbside pickup locations, and lists hours of operation. This does not apply to the advertising of real estate or homes for sale.

It is the responsibility of the business owner to ensure that any sign displayed is done so in a safe way, which does not block neighboring businesses or obstruct the vision of drivers. If a sign poses a hazard, it may be removed by Village staff.

This will be in effect until such time as the Village deems appropriate or restrictions on business operations are lifted by the Governor of Illinois.

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity is working with partners to launch emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses, providing $90 million in loans and grants to small businesses throughout the state. These new programs will be available starting Friday, March 27, 2020. For more information, please visit the Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance website (link) and the Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist.

Employment Opportunities

During this COVID-19 pandemic, some of our area industries are hiring immediately to handle the unexpected rush to their stores and companies. Below are just a few of the local businesses we know are hiring right now. This is not a comprehensive list, but some that are in urgent need. For more information on local job opportunities, visit Grundy Workforce Services’ Job Board at www.jjc.edu/grundy-workforce-job-board

Grundy County Joint Public Safety Announcement

As we continue to maneuver through COVID-19, we’ve realized there is no playbook for this unprecedented event. Please know that Law Enforcement and Emergency Service officials are working around the clock to plan for what we’ve encountered, and for the unknown. Our commitment to serving Grundy County has not changed.

Here are a few things we are doing to help ensure everyone’s safety:

  • Dispatchers have been directed to ask additional questions to help with pre-screening individuals at risk for COVID-19 infection.
  • Certain law enforcement incident and accident reports may be completed over the phone versus in-person.
  • First responders may arrive wearing personal protective equipment.
  • In order to comply with the 6 ft social distancing guidelines, you may be asked to step outside your home to meet with an officer.

What we won’t be doing:

  • Stopping people at random to question their travel plans.
  • Asking for employment verification identifying you as an essential worker.

We want to assure you, when you call 911 a Dispatcher will answer; the firefighter will arrive to extinguish the fire; the paramedic will come when you have a medical emergency; the police officer will be there to protect you. We will get through this together and we are here for you. #WeMustAllDoOurPart

Call for Medical Supply Donations

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is asking Illinoisans for support in providing our hospitals, Illinois doctors and first responders with items that they are in desperate need of. 

These items include:

  • Masks: N-95, ear loop, or surgical
  • Gowns: Isolation or non-descript
  • Gloves: Nitrile, sterile, or surgical
  • Eye Protection: Face shields and goggles
  • Infection Control Kits
  • Hand Sanitizer: Any size
  • Disinfectant Wipes: Any size
  • Thermometers: Forehead only

All donated items should be in the manufacturer’s original packaging and unopened. For donations of personal protective equipment, please email PPE.donations@illinois.gov

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UPDATE - March 25, 2020

Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order - March 20, 2020

Governor Pritzker has issued a Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois. For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please see these FAQs from the Governor’s office (link). 

In light of this order, the State of Illinois has also provided information and resources on emergency child care options for childcare providers, essential workers and volunteers who want to offer support. For more information, please visit this link: https://bit.ly/2Ujxmxc 

For more information on the State of Illinois’ response to COVID-19 and for resources related to the pandemic, please visit the Illinois Coronavirus Resources website (link).

Village Hall Closure

In order to do our part to limit the exposure of both our employees and our residents, and the spread of the virus, the Village Hall will be closed to the public beginning March 18 through March 31, 2020, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation.

Our staff will continue to serve our residents via email and telephone. Staff and Village Hall contact information may be found on our website at www.channahon.org or by calling 815-467-6644.

Changes from Waste Management Services Due to COVID-19

The Village has been informed by Waste Management that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bulk service pickup (i.e. large items) will be suspended until further notice. In addition, Waste Management has suspended the handling of incoming residential calls and hopes to re-establish this service in the very near future through a work at home program.

For more information, including how to obtain stickers for extra garbage to be disposed of while Village Hall is currently closed to the public, please visit the Village’s full update on the situation (link). 

COVID-19 Impact on Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Illinois small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce is hosting FREE webinars to explain eligibility, filing and use requirements on the following dates: 

  • Thursday, March 26 at 11 a.m. CT
  • Thursday, March 26 at 3 p.m. CT

To register, please visit the registration page (link). 

Employment Opportunities

During this COVID-19 pandemic, some of our area industries are hiring immediately to handle the unexpected rush to their stores and companies. Below are just a few of the local businesses we know are hiring right now. This is not a comprehensive list, but some that are in urgent need. For more information on local job opportunities, visit Grundy Workforce Services’ Job Board at www.jjc.edu/grundy-workforce-job-board

Grundy County Joint Public Safety Announcement

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): What to do when feeling ill

Grundy County First Responders continue to monitor the current pandemic situation. We want everyone to know we are still here to serve you in full force. Together, we hope to share information to help keep you safe and correctly informed during this COVID-19 Pandemic. 

"Information regarding the coronavirus is constantly evolving as more is learned. If you are experiencing symptoms and are looking for information on what to do, local officials encourage you to go to the following links for the most up to date information."

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UPDATE - March 24, 2020

Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order - March 20, 2020

Governor Pritzker has issued a Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois. For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please see these FAQs from the Governor’s office (link). 

Village Hall Closure

In order to do our part to limit the exposure of both our employees and our residents, and the spread of the virus, the Village Hall will be closed to the public beginning March 18 through March 31, 2020, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation.

Our staff will continue to serve our residents via email and telephone. Staff and Village Hall contact information may be found on our website at www.channahon.org or by calling 815-467-6644.

Changes from Waste Management Services Due to COVID-19

The Village has been informed by Waste Management that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bulk service pickup (i.e. large items) will be suspended until further notice. In addition, Waste Management has suspended the handling of incoming residential calls and hopes to re-establish this service in the very near future through a work at home program.

For more information, including how to purchase stickers for extra garbage to be disposed of while Village Hall is currently closed to the public, please visit the Village’s full update on the situation (link). 

COVID-19 Impact on Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Illinois small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce is hosting FREE webinars to explain eligibility, filing and use requirements on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, March 25 at 11 a.m. CT
  • Thursday, March 26 at 11 a.m. CT
  • Thursday, March 26 at 3 p.m. CT

To register, please visit the registration page (link).

ComEd Response to COVID-19

To support all people, including school children, who are now at home during the day, ComEd will work with residents whose service was disconnected prior to the company’s March 13 suspension of service disconnections to have service restored and help ensure access to safe and healthy environments. 

ComEd customers who have had their electric service disconnected for a non-safety issue should contact ComEd at 800-334-7661, Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., so that they can work to try to have power reconnected safely. As part of this process, ComEd Customer Care representatives are ready to work with residents on a case-by-case basis to help them identify assistance programs that can supplement bill payment to help ensure service remains on after this pandemic. ComEd’s highest priority is the safety of its customers, employees and contractors.

Three Rivers Library Closure Extended

In conjunction with Governor Pritzker’s Shelter-at-Home order on March 20, 2020, the library will not reopen until at least April 8th, unless further orders follow.

A Message from IDOT Concerning COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Transportation is taking several steps to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, while keeping our commitment to protect the health and safety of the public and its employees. To learn more about what IDOT is doing, please visit their website (link). 

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UPDATE - March 23, 2020

Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order - March 20, 2020Social distancing example

Governor Pritzker has issued a Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois. For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please see the following FAQs from the Governor’s office (link).

Under Governor Pritzker’s order, all individuals currently living in the State of Illinois are required to stay at home or their place of residence. Individuals may only leave their residence to perform essential activities. If you do need to leave your residence for an essential activity, please exercise proper social distancing of 6 feet at all times.

Village Hall Closure

In order to do our part to limit the exposure of both our employees and our residents, and the spread of the virus, the Village Hall will be closed to the public beginning March 18 through March 31, 2020, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation. 

Our staff will continue to serve our residents via email and telephone. Staff and Village Hall contact information may be found on our website at www.channahon.org or by calling 815-467-6644.

State of the Village 2020

The 2020 State of the Village event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2020, has been cancelled due to the venue, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, closing for the remainder of March and the entirety of April. All tickets have been refunded in full. An announcement will come at a future date regarding rescheduling the event.

COVID-19 Impact on Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Illinois small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

For more information, please visit https://grundychamber.com/sba-loans-information/ 

Resources for Residents

We Care of Grundy County (www.wecareofgrundy.com (link)) continues to provide food and services to those in need as its supplies can be replenished. Visit We Care’s Facebook page for updates and for donation and volunteer needs.

The Community Foundation of Grundy County has reactivated the Grundy County Disaster Fund to accept donations toward the COVID-19 response in Grundy County assisting area nonprofits who are helping families in need at this time. To donate visit www.cfgrundycounty.com. The United Way of Grundy County is a resource of information for local agencies providing numerous types of assistance for families. Call 815-942-4430 or visit www.uwgrundy.org

United Way of Will County is working closely with community leaders, government officials and corporate partnerse to support local agencies that serve residents. To seek assistance, residents can call the 24/7 Helpline at 815-722-3344 or online at www.willfinduhelp.org. A donation to the Will County COVID-19 Response Fund will support the agencies that are ensuring residents can access basic needs in this time of crisis. Please visit https://www.uwwill.org for more information.

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UPDATE - March 20, 2020

A message from Mayor Missey Moorman Schumacher

Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order - March 20, 2020

Governor Pritzker has issued a Stay at Home Order for the State of Illinois. For details on the order, including definitions for essential and nonessential businesses, please visit this page (link).

Village Hall Closure

In order to do our part to limit the exposure of both our employees and our residents, and the spread of the virus, the Village Hall will be closed to the public beginning March 18 through March 31, 2020, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation.

Our staff will continue to serve our residents via email and telephone. Staff and Village Hall contact information may be found on our website at www.channahon.org or by calling 815-467-6644.

State of the Village 2020

The 2020 State of the Village event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2020, has been cancelled due to the venue, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, closing for the remainder of March and the entirety of April. All tickets will be refunded in full. An announcement will come at a future date regarding rescheduling the event.

Channahon Park District

Beginning March 19, 2020, the Channahon Park District has reduced staff monitoring the park district’s main phone (815-467-7275) to Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Please visit the Channahon Park District website (www.channahonpark.org) for a listing of staff direct phone numbers and emails, as well as a list of fun things to do with your family during this time.

COVID-19 Impact on Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Illinois small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

For more information, please visit: https://grundychamber.com/sba-loans-information/

COVID-19 Scams

Both the United States Secret Service and U.S. Homeland Security have issued warnings in recent days regarding Coronavirus phishing scams. Scammers are using some of the following ways to exploit citizens to provide money or personal information in the name of Coronavirus relief:

  • Telescam: request credit card number for vaccine down payment. No vaccine has been approved.
  • COVID-19 apps through Google Play and Apple: some are scams that have the ability to steal information, access the camera and listen in on a device.
  • Door-to-door solicitors asking individuals to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire

For information on how to avoid Coronavirus phishing scams, please see this article from Consumer Reports (link).

United Way of Will County

United Way of Will County is working closely with community leaders, government officials and corporate partners to support local agencies that serve residents.  

  • Resources Available: To seek assistance, residents are encouraged to call the 24/7 Helpline operated by Crisis Line of Will County. Phone: 815-722-3344. Website: www.willfinduhelp.org.
  • Opportunities to Help: United Way of Will County’s Online Volunteer Center (https://uwwill.galaxydigital.com/) is currently equipped with an ongoing list of in-kind donations needed, as well as a link for volunteers to give their time.
  • Local Donation Fund: A donation to the Will County COVID-19 Response Fund will support the agencies that are ensuring our neighbors can access basic needs in this time of crisis. Please visit https://www.uwwill.org for more information.

Will County Coronavirus Hotline

The Will County Health Department has opened a Coronavirus hotline for residents to call with their questions and/or concerns. The hotline is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The number to call is 815-740-8977.

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UPDATE - March 19, 2020

A message from Mayor Missey Moorman Schumacher

 

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UPDATE - March 18, 2020

Village Hall Closure

In order to do our part to limit the exposure of both our employees and our residents, and the spread of the virus, the Village Hall will be closed to the public beginning March 18 through March 31, 2020, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation.

Our staff will continue to serve our residents via email and telephone. Staff and Village Hall contact information may be found on our website at www.channahon.org or by calling 815-467-6644.

State of the Village 2020

The 2020 State of the Village event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2020, has been canceled due to the venue, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, closing for the remainder of March and the entirety of April. All tickets will be refunded in full. An announcement will come at a future date regarding rescheduling the event.

Channahon Township Electronics Recycling

The Channahon Township electronics recycling WILL be taking place this Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 5-7 p.m.

The compactor WILL be open Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

DoorDash

During this period where restaurants have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, DoorDash is eliminating commissions for new restaurant partners that enroll with them during the next 30 days and charging no commission to current partners. Additional commission reductions will be extended to partners if closings are extended. Also, DoorDash has created a priority access program for restaurant workers so they can work as dashers if their regular jobs are suspended.

Last but not least, DoorDash is working with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to deploy dashers however needed, likely to be delivering food to and from the central facility for people in need.

For more information on DoorDash’s efforts to be supportive of the restaurant industry during this time, please visit their website (link).

COVID-19 Scams 

Both the United States Secret Service and U.S. Homeland Security have issued warnings in recent days regarding Coronavirus phishing scams. Scammers are utilizing emails and phone calls to exploit citizens to provide money or personal information in the name of Coronavirus relief. For information on how to avoid Coronavirus phishing scams, please see this article from Consumer Reports (link).

Will County Coronavirus Hotline

The Will County Health Department has opened a Coronavirus hotline for residents to call with their questions and/or concerns. The hotline is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The number to call is 815-740-8977.

COVID-19 Impact on Small Businesses

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is working diligently to secure access to helpful resources for small businesses throughout the State of Illinois at this time.

As part of this process, DCEO needs to collect information from small businesses that will be negatively impacted. This information will assist them in requesting an economic injury disaster declaration from the Small Business Administration.

If you are the owner of a small business, please fill out this form (link) so that the necessary information can be gathered and presented to the Small Business Administration.

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MAYOR’S MESSAGE - March 17, 2020

As you are undoubtedly aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our daily lives. In order to do our part to limit the exposure of both our employees and our residents, and the spread of the virus, the Village Hall will be closed to be public beginning March 18 through March 31, 2020, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation.

Our staff will continue to serve our residents via email and telephone. Staff and Village Hall contact information may be found on our website at www.channahon.org or by calling 815-467-6644.

Please do your part to follow CDC guidelines:

  • Wash your hands
  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Practice social distancing as established by the CDC

Call your neighbors, especially the elderly and infirm. Let’s all take care of each other to protect our families and our community.

Stay safe! Be well.

Mayor Missey Moorman Schumacher

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UPDATE - March 17, 2020

Utility Payments

In light of the issues residents are facing, the Village of Channahon is extending the March 31, 2020 utility bill due date to April 20, 2020 in an effort to assist those residents who may have difficulty making their monthly payment. In response to the recommended social distancing, the Village encourages you to make your utility payment via US mail, online or via the drop box located outside of Village Hall at 24555 S. Navajo Drive.

Closing of Illinois Bars and Restaurants

In response to COVID-19, Governor Pritzker has ordered all bars and restaurants to suspend service and no longer allow on-premises consumption. These establishments are, however, allowed to provide carryout or delivery options if they so wish. Within this executive order, Governor Pritzker has also prohibited all public and private gatherings in the State of Illinois for groups of 50 or more, beginning March 18, 2020. More information on Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order can be found on the Governor’s website (link).

COVID-19 Impact on Small Businesses

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is working diligently to secure access to helpful resources for small businesses throughout the State of Illinois at this time.

As part of this process, DCEO needs to collect information from small businesses that will be negatively impacted. This information will assist them in requesting an economic injury disaster declaration from the Small Business Administration.

If you are the owner of a small business, please fill out this form (link) so that the necessary information can be gathered and presented to the Small Business Administration.

Channahon Park District

Based on the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 and recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health to limit public gatherings, Channahon Park District is closing its facilities Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. This is in addition to canceling and suspending all programs and activities.

Arrowhead Community Center will be open 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 for voting only.

Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club will remain open with limited service. Click here (link) for information on Heritage Bluffs.

You will be refunded or credited for any canceled programs, rentals and events. We will evaluate memberships and based on length of closure determine a manner in which to compensate members.

Channahon Park District customer service staff will be available via phone at 815-467-7275 Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

ComEd Energy Assistance Program

ComEd is taking action to help its customers with payment assistance programs and by imposing a moratorium on service disconnections and waiving late payment charges through at least May 1, as many businesses and institutions are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by taking temporary measures to shut down or limit operations to control the spread of COVID-19. ComEd is also taking steps to expand awareness of the programs in place to help customers through temporary or extended financial hardship and will be working with customers on a case-by-case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options. For more information, please visit ComEd.com/CARE or call 800-334-7661.

Waste Management

Based on available information to date, Waste Management of Illinois, LLC (Waste Management) is maintaining their standard operations, and they are not experiencing service interruptions at this time. However, the COVID-19 situation is evolving daily, and if circumstances change that may impact their ability to provide services as scheduled, they will provide prompt updates to customers and communities.

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UPDATE - March 16, 2020

Although Village Hall is currently OPEN, in light of the ongoing recommendations from the CDC regarding social distancing with COVID-19, we are asking all residents to please refrain from coming into Village Hall unless it is absolutely necessary for you to do so.

Payments

Payments may be made online or via the drop box in our parking lot. Payments WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN-PERSON for the time being. No cash payments will be accepted.

Primary General Election Voting

Voting for the Primary General Election is still scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17) from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. If Village Hall is your designated polling place, you will be able to come in to vote.

Channahon Park District

In an effort to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19, effective today, March 16, 2020, the Channahon Park District has suspended all programs until further notice.

Updates can be found on the Park District’s website (link): https://www.channahonpark.org/coronavirus-information/ 

Emergency Services

WESCOM, our dispatch center, has implemented additional COVID-19 screening questions for certain symptom-specific 9-1-1 calls. Please be patient with dispatchers as they work through the emergency medical dispatch protocols.

Gathering as much information as possible in advance of the arrival to scene allows first responders to take the necessary precautions to reduce their risk of exposure.

At the Village, the safety of our residents, staff and officials is always our highest priority. We will continue to share updates on the situation on our website and social media.

As always, if residents have any questions, we encourage them to reach out to us via phone at (815) 467-6644.

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UPDATE - March 6, 2020: Information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Diseases can make anyone sick, regardless of their race or ethnicity.

People of Asian descent, including Chinese Americans, are not more likely to get COVID-19 than any other American. Help stop fear by letting people know that being of Asian descent does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19.

The risk of getting COVID-19 in the U.S. is currently low.

Some people who have traveled to places where many have gotten sick with COVID-19 may be monitored by health officials to protect their health and the health of other people in the community.

Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.

For up-to-date information, visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease situation summary page (link): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html 

You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms AND have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

For proper handwashing techniques, watch this video (link).

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Posted on: September 4, 2020
ComEd Bill Payment Assistance Program

ComEd Bill Payment Assistance Program

Posted on: August 5, 2020
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Census Takers in Channahon

Posted on: August 5, 2020
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Local Business Spotlight - Pizza Hut

Posted on: July 22, 2020
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Village Hall Reopening to Public

Posted on: June 10, 2020
4th of July Coloring Pages News Flash

4th of July Coloring Pages

Posted on: June 9, 2020
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COVID-19 Resources for Residents

Posted on: April 27, 2020
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Waste Management Sticker Credits

Posted on: April 24, 2020
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Temporary Signage Policy

Posted on: March 26, 2020
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2020 State of the Village Address

Posted on: March 9, 2020
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Yard Waste Sticker Update

Posted on: March 6, 2020
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Local Business Spotlight - The Feed Loft

Posted on: February 25, 2020
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Be Counted in the 2020 Census

Posted on: February 19, 2020
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Local Business Spotlight - Big Fish Grille

Posted on: February 11, 2020
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Refuse Contract Update

Posted on: January 29, 2020
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Keeping Your Home Safe this Winter

Posted on: January 8, 2020
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Re-Imagine Channahon Comprehensive Plan

Posted on: December 19, 2019
Christmas Tree Pickup Dates 2020

Christmas Tree Pickup

Posted on: December 13, 2019
Road Construction Update

Bradley Street Construction Update

Posted on: December 11, 2019
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Channahon Area Toy Drives

Posted on: December 5, 2019
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Paperless Utility Billing Issues - 10/4

Posted on: October 4, 2019
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Channahon Get Ready to Ride!

Posted on: August 20, 2019
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Nicor Gas - Meter Modernization

Posted on: August 19, 2019
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Bike Rentals Now Open in Channahon!

Posted on: August 1, 2019
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Welcome to Channahon Country Blaze!

Posted on: July 10, 2019
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Welcome!

Posted on: July 2, 2019
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Website Personalization Now Available!

Posted on: November 22, 2016
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Website Personalization Now Available!

Posted on: November 22, 2016