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Impact of coronavirus in southwest suburbs

Stats and Information

Confirmed cases in Will County: 182 | Suburban Cook County: 1,419 | Illinois: 4,596 | Nation: 122,653 | World: 634,835

Cases by age (nationally)**:  85+: 6% | 65-84: 25% | 55-64: 18% | 45-64: 18% | 20-44: 29% | 0-19: 5%

Of 508 Americans hospitalized as of March 16: 85+: 9% | 65-84: 36% | 55-64: 18% | 20-44: 20% | <20: <1%

Deaths from disease in Will County: 4 |Suburban Cook County: 24 | Illinois: 65 | Nation: 2,112 | World: 29,957

Mortality rate by age (nationally)**: 85+: 10-27% | 65-84: 3-11%; |55-64: 1-3% | 20-54: <1% | <20: no fatalities reported

(Information last updated 8:15 p.m. Sunday, March 29, and provided by local, national and global health departments)

**Through March 16 via CDC

Local News

MESSAGE FROM 22CM LEADERSHIP: An Unshakable Commitment To Community

• March 27: School organizes parade for homebound students

• March 27: NL woman making masks for nurses, other essential workers -- Tinley woman, too

• March 27: Open, closed, open, closed: It's been a wild week for area golf courses

• March 27: Local United Way focuses on raising money for those most affected

• March 27: Homer approves small-business aid package

• March 27: Mokena animal shelter remains open with limited hours

• March 26: State reports third COVID-19 death in Will County

• March 26: Frankfort PD adapts to new life with COVID-19

• March 26: New Lenox passes ordinance to provide local-business loans

• March 25: State reports second Will County death related to coronavirus

• March 25: Tinley resident reportedly tests positive; Emergency personnel exposed

• March 25: Suburban native starts shopping-for-seniors effort

• March 25: PHOTOS: See how New Lenox residents are getting through shelter-in-place

• March 25: Small art gallery still welcoming small crowds

• March 25: Community rallies around restaurants

• March 25: Local Dunkin' steps up with free breakfast for kids

• March 25: The Roxy celebrates community despite event cancellations

• March 25: Homer restaurants stick together amid new challenges

• March 24: Church cancels service for first time in history; bounces back with video

• March 24: Residents unit for Mokena Strong to help local business

• March 24: Patriot hears from residents making most of isolation

• March 24: Inside a small, local food pantry

• March 24: Virtual programs remain active for Mokena cancer support center

• March 24: Frankfort woman on U.S. football team returns home after being stuck in Honduras

• March 24: Gabby A. Books talks novels and with authors on revamped YouTube channel

• March 24: Matt's Old Mokena: Drawing comparisons between 1918 and 2020

• March 23: Two Orland Parkers test positive for COVID-19

• March 23: Porters soccer players maintain fitness in hopes of spring season

• March 23: Churches turn to tech in Mokena

• March 22: Three new Orland Park measures hope to aid residents, businesses

• March 22: Tinley restaurants seek support during ever-changing coronavirus concerns

• March 22: Chamber seeks community's help in supporting local businesses

• March 21: Homer Glen neighborhood unites for shamrock hunt

• March 21: Tinley church connects to parishioners online

• March 21: Sandburg HS employee has coronavirus; Last in school on March 10 

• March 21: Behind the screens: What's eLearning and how it's done 

• March 20: Lend a hand, get a pie: Joey's donates nearly 500 pizzas to people helping

• March 20: Facebook group features children reading to seniors online

• March 20: Tinley residents team with Village for volunteer force

• March 20: Restaurants get creative following ban of dine-in service

• March 20: Police chief warns residents about scammers with "at-home testing"

• March 20: Together We Cope halts food, clothing donations; Seeks financial support

• March 20: Homer Glen man tests postive for coronavirus

• March 20: Orland Township closes facilities following events shutdown

• March 20: 'We're trying To stay optimistic': Athletes wait and hope for a spring season

• March 20: Orland Park to provide daily communication regarding COVID-19

• March 20: Mokena volleyball team reaches state before tourney canceled

• March 19: State reports first Will Count death from coronavirus; 10 total cases in county

• March 19: Orland Square mall shuts down through March 29

• March 18: Health dept. has identified eight confirmed Will County cases

• March 18: Mokena medical group offers drive-up testing

• March 18: Silver Cross treating confirmed case of coronavirus, have tested 30 patients

• March 18: Everything you need to know about Orland library's changes

• March 18: District 92 notifies community of possible exposure; no symptms or positive tests reported

• March 18: Mokena village buildings remain open, but officials amend protocol

• March 18: Orland authorizes more emergency powers 

• March 17: LTHS musicians' return to Carnegie Hall canceled while students were set to depart

• March 17: Tinley's VFW post adjusts upcoming events

• March 16: LWSRA participant who attended three March events tests positive for coronavirus

• March 16: 54-year-old man is first confirmed case reported in Will County

• March 16: Tinley Village Hall to close after Tuesday, March 17 meeting

• March 16: Breakdown of closures, changes in Frankfort

• March 16: Lockport library shuts down

• March 13: Catholic churches cancel Mass; Parkview goes online

• March 13: Tinley says its 'well-prepared,' closes senior center 

• March 13: Homer mayor addresses community

• March 13: Tinley park district suspends programming

• March 13: Host of Orland Park events canceled

• March 13: Local Schools — Orland D135 | Tinley Park | Sandburg/Andrew HS | New Lenox | Lincoln-Way HS

• March 13: Rundown of Mokena closures, postponements

• March 13: Homer closures, impact related to coronavirus spread

• March 13: Lockport schools and organizations shut down

• March 13: New Lenox library remains open, but programming shut down

• March 13: Reptile expo — last for Jim Nesci's creatures — canceled

• March 13: AHAI cancels hockey postseason after LW reaches final four

• March 12: Orland Township postpones events

• March 12: Debut combined-chamber expo canceled 

• March 12: Orland D135 postpones all-school assemblies, plans for possible eLearning

• March 12: Popular Tinley Park Brew & Vine event postponed

• March 12: Providence halts student trip to NYC

• March 12: Number of Mokena events canceled until further notice

• March 12: Will County Clerk relocates polling places 

• March 12: Sandburg, Andrew pull teams from LW Special Games 

• March 12: Mayor's Senior Coffee postponed 'out of abundance of caution'

• March 11: Parents not allowed at Special Games

• March 11: LW D210 cancels senior citizen breakfast

• March 9: Orland D135 student asked to stay home after trip to 'high-risk' country 

Family Resources

GIVE OR RECEIVE HELP

• Food Pantries: Fairmont (Lockport) | Frankfort Township | Lockport Fish Food Pantry | New Lenox Township | Orland Township (Orland Park) | St. Jude Catholic Church (New Lenox) | Tinley Park | Together We Cope (Tinley Park) 

• Foster/Donate Thru Animal Shelters: Cache Creek Rescue (Frankfort) | NAWS (Mokena) | PAWS (Tinley Park) TLC (Homer Glen)

• Local COVID-19 information: Frankfort | Homer Glen | Lockport | Mokena | New Lenox | Orland Park | Tinley Park

• Illinois unemployment form

LEARNING AT HOME

• Info to sign up for Mathnasium@Home (Video promotion)

• Educational relief packs by grade

• Imagineering In A Box: Disney 32-video learning program

FUN AT HOME

• Make Your Own: Playdough Bunny Slime | Tin Can Windsocks | Marble Run | Clothespin Catapult Lunch sack kites

• Disney-movie activities

• Listen to Olaf read a children's book every day

• Movement and Mindfulness videos

TALKING CORONAVIRUS AT HOME

• Comics to explain COVID-19 to children

• Talking to your kids abour the coronavirus

• Speaking out against racism related to the coronavirus

• Coronavirus lesson plan (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

MEDICAL RESOURCES 

• Sign up for Cook County mobile alert system

• Illinois COVID-19 hotline (open 24/7): (800) 889-3931

• Medical Authorities: World Health Organization | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | Illinois Department of Public Health | Cook County Department of Public Health | Will County Health Department