Community Announcements

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COVID Vaccination Site Opens in Des Plaines

A mass coronavirus vaccination site will open at the former Kmart at 1155 E Oakton St. in Des Plaines.  

The vaccination site will serve Cook County residents in Phase 1A and 1B, which includes health care personnel, residents of long-term care facilities, people older than 75, police, teachers and other essential workers.

The vaccines will be available by appointment only. You can register online at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov or by calling (833) 308-1988

Click here to sign up

Scholarship Opportunity Expires May 1, 2021

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) annually offers scholarships to students in studies and fields related to solid waste management.  In 2021, SWANA will award up to $30,000 in scholarships to deserving students.

The Land of Lincoln Chapter of SWANA will be accepting applications on behalf of interested students for both the Grant H. Flint International Scholarship Program and the Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Scholarship.  Here are the requirements:

Grant H. Flint Scholarship Awards Program (2 categories) 

  • Category 1 awardEligible: high school senior entering junior or four-year college/university – any field of study.

Requirements-

    • Must have a SWANA member as a sponsor.
    • Submit their application to the Chapter where their sponsor is a member
  • Category II awardEligible: university junior or senior studying something that has potential for a career in solid waste management.  Please note that this is not strictly a science and engineering requirement.

Requirements-

    • Must be a SWANA student member or have a SWANA member as a sponsor.
    • Joining as a SWANA student member is free. They are encouraged to join the Chapter where their school or university is located and submit their application to that Chapter.
    • If submitting under the aegis of a sponsoring SWANA member, student should submit to the Chapter where their sponsor is a member.
  • Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers ScholarshipEligible: graduate student studying environmental science, engineering or other field related to solid waste or resource management.

Requirements-

    • Must be a SWANA student member or have a SWANA member as a sponsor.
    • Joining as a SWANA student member is free. They are encouraged to join the Chapter where their school or university is located and submit their application to that Chapter.
    • If submitting under the aegis of a sponsoring SWANA member, student should submit to the Chapter where their sponsor is a member.

Additional information on Student SWANA membership can be found at:  https://swana.org/Membership.aspx.

All applications must be received in their entirety by the Land of Lincoln Chapter no later than May 1, 2021.  They may be submitted electronically to Efasbender@willcountylanduse.com or by mail to:

SWANA Land of Lincoln Chapter

c/o:      Will County

Attn:    Eric Fasbender

58 E. Clinton St. Suite 100

Joliet, IL 60432

The Land of Lincoln Chapter Scholarship Committee will review applications and select one local winner from each scholarship category for consideration by the International Scholarship Committee by June 1, 2021.

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How You Can Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19?

The health and well being of our community is of the upmost importantance. The Village of Rosemont follows the guidance distributed by Governer and the state of Illinois health dpartment.  Below is a link to the Illinois Department of Public Health department with the latest COVID updates.

The Village of Rosemont is encouraging all community members to follow the safety protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health agencies to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

• Wear a face covering or mask when social distancing cannot be maintained, especially in public places
• Maintain 6-foot social distancing from any individual who does not reside in your home
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom, before dining, after shopping, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
• Avoid contact with sick people
• Stay home if you are sick
• Avoid large group gatherings
In addition, if you feel sick with a fever, cough, have difficulty breathing or if you have been in contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider and notify them of your symptoms and any recent travel. Your healthcare provider will determine if you need to be seen in the office and if so, will provide special instructions to prevent exposing others.

The Village of Rosemont will continue to update this COVID-19 webpage as additional information and guidance is obtained by health officials.

ComEd - Payment Assistance for Your Bill

ComEd is increasing financial assistance funding by $9 million to help customers struggling to pay their electric bills.  The package, which the Illinois Commerce Commission unanimously approved, includes $9M for bill credits, enhanced payment arrangement options and special reconnection programs for eligible customers.

Please see the details below of the financial assistance options that can be shared with your constituents.

  • ComEd Bill Payment Assistance Program. Effective today April 1, 2021, ComEd will increase the amount of funds available to provide more one-time bill credits of up to $500, while funds are available. These credits are for eligible residential customers who have outstanding balances or who are looking to reconnect their electric service.
  • More Flexible Payment Arrangements. Through June 30, 2021, ComEd is offering extended payment arrangement plans to eligible households, which allows customers to spread outstanding balances over 18 monthly installments with no money down. Eligible residential customers facing financial hardship who enroll in an 18-month, no money down payment plan will be exempt from disconnection through June 30, 2021. All other eligible residential customers with outstanding balances can enroll in an 18-month payment plan with a 10-percent down payment through June 30, 2021.
  • Service Reconnection Assistance. Through July 10, 2021, eligible households that had electric service disconnected for a non-safety reason in 2021 can have their service reconnected by providing only 25 percent of their outstanding balance. Any remaining outstanding balance will be rolled into an 18-month, no-money-down payment plan.

Additional financial assistance options

The ComEd CARE programs also offer a range of financial-assistance options, while funding is available, to help eligible customers pay their electric bills. There are programs available for residential, small-business customers and nonprofit organizations, as well as activated and deployed members of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard, Reserves and honorably discharged veterans.

Any customer experiencing a hardship or difficulty with their electric bill should call ComEd immediately at 1-800-334-7661 (1-800-EDISON1), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to learn more on how to apply. Information on each of these options, along with eligibility requirements, can be found at www.ComEd.com/PaymentAssistance.

ComEd also offers usage alerts and energy-management tips to help customers manage energy use to save money now and on future electric bills. For information, visit www.ComEd.com/OnlineTools.