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Posted on: March 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Village Hall CLOSING - Special Announcement

In response to rising concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Village of South Chicago Heights Board of Trustees announced that Village Hall, Senior Center and the Public Safety Building will temporarily close to the public beginning March 18, 2020 at 12:00 noon.  The decision was made by Mayor Terry L. Matthews, the Board of Trustees after learning new details from the CDC, the federal government, and state officials on the coronavirus.

South Chicago Heights leaders hope to reopen Village Hall on Monday, April 6, 2020 pending the status of the coronavirus spread.

Your Public Safety personnel, police and fire operations will continue service during this period. Additionally, Public Works crews will remain with a full complement of staff in the field.

Village Hall’s over-the-counter services are impacted the most due to the temporary closure for both our Water and Building Departments.  With counter services temporary closed, alternative methods of servicing the public will increase. This includes the use of email, phone, fax, and the payment drop-box located outside in the parking lot of Village Hall.  For complete details on the impact of the temporary closure and cancellations by village departments, please see below.  In-person service suspended through April 6, 2020 for the following departments:

Administrator - Staff available by email or phone (708) 755-1880.

Clerk’s Office - Available by email or phone (708) 755-1880.

Finance Director -Staff available by email or phone (708) 755-1880.

Water Department - payments can be made online, or by utilizing the drop-box in Village Hall parking lot.

Building & Zoning Department - Building permit and Contractor applications can be submitted by email to or fax (708) 755-1881. Approvals will be mailed.  Delays Expected. 

Public Works - Staff available by email or fax (708) 755-1881.

Fire Department - Staff available by phone (708) 755-9589 or fax (708) 755-7186.

Police Department - Staff available by phone (708) 755-3520 of fax (708) 754-8789.

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