On Friday, May 15, the City of Highland Park sent a letter to Governor Pritzker affirming the City's support of the Restore Illinois reopening plan. In the letter, Mayor Rotering reinforced the City's commitment to making decisions informed by public health metrics.
The City's letter was precipitated by the decision of the Northwest Municipal Conference (NWMC), a regional council of 43 area governments of which the City is a member, to seek modifications to the Restore Illinois Plan. NWMC issued a letter on May 15 asking Governor Pritzker to further subdivide the Northeast Region.
The City of Highland Park is deeply committed to the success of our local business community, and understands the gravity of the impact of COVID-19 on our local economy. COVID-19 response measures implemented by the City of Highland Park have been consistently informed by public health metrics and aligned with the scientific recommendations of the Lake County Health Department, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the State of Illinois. While residents and business owners have felt painful consequences as a result of COVID-19 mitigation efforts, these measures have been essential because they have reduced the spread of the virus. The State of Illinois is in the position to begin planning for a reopening because of the sacrifices we all have made to protect our most vulnerable neighbors.
There are many ways to support our local businesses. We encourage you to visit cityhpil.com/restaurantmap to try new restaurants, and to take advantage of curbside pickup and delivery options from local retailers. More information is available at cityhpil.com/covid-19 .
Click here to read the letter released earlier today. Please contact the City Manager's Office at 847.926.1000 or email@example.com with any questions.City Issues Letter Supporting Restore Illinois