A Special E-News Message from Village President Catherine M. Adduci

October, 26, 2020

A Special E-News Message from the Village President, Catherine M. Adduci

October 26, 2020

Dear River Forest Residents,

COVID-19 Update

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will take effect in Region 10 (Suburban Cook County, including River Forest) beginning on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

These additional restrictions are being implemented after Region 10 has had eight consecutive days of increases in test positivity and seven days of increased hospital admissions. These sustained increases exceed the thresholds set for establishing mitigation measures under the state's Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan.

Restrictions that will go into effect at 12:01AM on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 for Region 10, including River Forest, are the following:

  • No indoor dining or bar service
  • Outdoor dining and bar service permitted until 11PM
  • Tables must be six feet apart
  • No standing or congregating indoors or outdoors while waiting for a table or exiting
  • Reservations required for each party 
  • No seating of multiple parties at one table
  • In-person gatherings, indoor or outdoor, limited to 25 individuals
  • Indoor gatherings limited to the fewer of 25 individuals or 25% room capacity

These mitigations do not currently apply to schools. For a full list of restrictions and to read the entire press release, click here

According to the CDC, preventative measures - wearing a mask, social distancing and washing your hands - remain the most effective ways that you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 so that River Forest can play, work, learn, live, and shop safely. Our COVID-19 Senior Citizen Response Team is still available, please call 708-613-1642 or email rfseniorhelp@gmail.com.

Project Status Update – Street Patching

Work on the Village’s 2020 Asphalt Street Patching Project that was scheduled for today, Monday, October 26, was canceled due to weather. Work is now rescheduled for Tuesday, October 27, weather permitting. New locations will be milled and filled during this time. All patches that were previously open have now been filled. In the event of inclement weather such as rain, the work may be delayed and rescheduled for a future date accordingly. Please drive carefully and proceed with caution in and around construction zones.

River Forest Supper Club Series 3

I am thrilled to announce that due to the huge success of the One Off Supper Clubs in River Forest, One Off Hospitality Group will be launching a third round of weekly fully prepared family meal subscriptions next month: avec on November 5, Dove’s Luncheonette on November 12, and Publican on November 19. Meal pick-up will be on those dates between 3:30 - 6:30pm at the River Forest train station. Order quickly - quantities are limited. Click here for more information and to purchase a subscription to enjoy meals from these award-winning restaurants!

PS Dinner’s Ready

I am also excited to share with you another way to get prepared meals ...PS Dinner’s Ready- “We take care of cooking, you take care of your family.” Local Chef and River Forest resident Peter Schonman is preparing family style meals that are a nutritious, affordable alternative to cooking at home, that still feel like cooking at home. Visit psdinnersready.com today or call 619-458-4436 to learn more and order. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance. 

Please ask your neighbors to sign up for these Village e-newsletters and alerts at vrf.us/ENews.


Catherine M. Adduci, Village President

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