Village seeks localized reopening

The Tinley Park Village Board on Tuesday adopted a resolution asking that Gov. J.B. Pritzker allow the Village to implement a localized or EMS-region approach to reopening businesses and resuming civic activity in Tinley Park.

The resolution calls on Gov. Pritzker to modify his "Restore Illinois" plan to base the state's reopening on the 11 Emergency Medical Service regions that normally guide public health work, rather than on the four newly created regions in the existing plan. In addition, the Village would like the plan to have a 14-day timeline period to move on to the next phase rather than the 28-day time period outlined in Gov. Pritzker's plan.

The resolution also urges the Governor to develop workable guidelines and controls to allow restaurants, bars, salons and other businesses to open in Phase Three. After this resolution was approved, the Governor announced that he will allow outdoor dining in Phase Three, and the Village has implemented a plan to do this.

The resolution also urges the Governor to develop reasonable guidelines to allow facilities like childcare providers and entertainment facilities, which are now not scheduled to open until the later phases of the "Restore Illinois" plan, to open earlier.

For more information, please see the full resolution or watch the video of Tuesday’s Village Board meeting.