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

LEYDEN TOWNSHIP SENIORS TO RECEIVE FIRST ROUND OF VACCINE

Residents of Leyden Township who are over 65 can attend a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at the West Leyden High School Field House.

Participants can receive the first dose of the vaccine during the clinic and can make an appointment to receive the second dose.

Only seniors over age 65 who live in Leyden Township, which includes Rosemont south of Devon Avenue, were welcome to sign up. Applicants were required to provide a name, date of birth and address. Attendees must bring valid identification to the event.

Leyden Township High School Dist. 212 and Elementary School Dist. 89 partnered with Jewel-Osco to provide the vaccines.

West Leyden High School is located at 1000 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake.

Appointment Sign-Up Information:

If you are interested, please sign-up for an appointment using this link:

https://kordinator.mhealthcoach.net/vcl/1613677953732.  

You will need your name, date of birth, and address. The appointment link will be available on Friday, February 19, 2021, after 12:00 pm.

Appointment Day Information:

Information you will need when you come to the clinic on Thursday, February 25:

  • Drivers license/State id
  • Insurance Information (if available)
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.