COVID-19 Updates for the City of La Salle
Phase 4 Restoring Illinois Guidelines effective 6/26
Complete details on Phase 4: https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/businessguidelines4/phase4overview.pdf
- Additional outdoor dining and drinking seating on city-owned property remains in effect, but a registration form must be filled out by calling 815-488-4442 (or visiting the weblink below) if city property or right-of-way will be utilized.
- La Salle's Trick-or-Treating will be on Saturday, 10/31 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Please remember to wear facial coverings, maintain social distancing guidelines, and inspect candy before consuming. If you choose to participate be sure your exterior lights or porch light are on.
2020 Temporary Outdoor Seating Expansion Permit Application and 2020 Temporary City Property Usage Application for use of city alleyways, parking space(s), or sidewalks.
Water bills should be paid online, by mail to 745 2nd St, La Salle, IL 61301 or by using the drop box located between City Hall and Eureka Savings Bank.
- Pay your water bill online
- Late fees resumed on July 2.
- Those experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can call City Hall and set up a payment plan. For this assistance, contact Finance Director John Duncan at 779-201-5347 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Hall is reopened to the public
For questions call (815) 223-3755 and when prompted, enter these extensions:
- Water Billing Questions x5032
- City Clerk/FOIA Requests (City Clerk Carrie Brown) x5028
- Permits, Mayor’s Office, Light Displays, City Events x5026
- Building Inspector/Fire Chief (Andy Bacidore) x5020
- Police Chief (Rob Uranich) x5001
- Public Works (Jeff Bumgarner) x5022
- City Engineer (Brian Brown) x5019
- Parks & Recreation (Lynda Kasik) x5023
- Economic Dev, business incentives, grants & new business (Leah Inman) x5021
Lawn Waste and Garbage Service Updates
- Yard waste collection returned to Mondays as of 6/1. Bulk pickup is also continuing.
- Branches can be dropped off at the city's drop-off area near Oakwood Cemetery, follow the signs for the Cemetery and turn right at the top of the hill.
- Branch pick-up requests should call 815-223-3755 to schedule.
- All garbage should be placed in garbage bags, then into your normal cans.
- Recyclable items can remain loose.
- No changes to the normal garbage pickup schedule at this time.
Closures due to COVID-19
- ALL City parks are completely open
- Garage sales are permitted in La Salle
- The La Salle Farmers Market began on Tuesday, 7/7 at Hegeler Park from 3-6pm and continue every Tuesday through the end of September
Prevent the spread of COVID-19 and Statewide Information
- The State of Illinois COVID-19 Information Website
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Illinois Department of Public Health
- Governor Pritzker's Executive Orders to date
- If you are feeling sick you may call a local hospital hotline to speak with a nurse:
- St. Margaret's Health (815) 663-2167
- IVCH (815) 780-3425
- Link to the Illinois Department of Employment Security
Business Incentives (Grants and Financial Assistance)
- Federally Funded - CARES Act Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses. Additional funding has been added during a 2nd round.
- Contact your bank and/or accountant for assistance with this program.
- A complete guide to the CARES Act
- State Funded Programs
- Small Business Emergency Loan Fund
- Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program (DSBSP)
- $25,000 maximum grant for businesses with 50 or fewer employees, at least one full-time employee other than the owner, the business must have been under the same ownership since 1/1/17, plus some additional requirements.
- Contact La Salle's Economic Development Director Leah Inman for assistance with this grant, (815) 488-4442 or email her.
- For additional business incentives, visit the Development page
Assistance for eligible Illinois residents
Effective immediately, eligible Illinois residents and families can apply to receive assistance with food, rent, utilities, temporary shelter, medicine, and other essential household services. To learn more about these expanded offerings and to fill out new remote applications made live today, visit www.helpillinoisfamilies.com
Residents who believe they may be eligible are encouraged to visit the website and follow easy steps to apply immediately. The State is reminding applicants of the following documentation required for applying, depending on the type of assistance being sought:
- Proof of employment (paystubs) for the head of the household for the last 30 days.
- Copy of current heat and electric bills issued within the last 30 days (if they pay for their energy directly).
- Copy of their rental agreement (if they are renting) showing that utilities are not included, the monthly rental amount and landlord contact information.
- Proof of Social Security numbers for all household members.
Assistance for Senior Citizens
Funding is available to assist with things such as grocery and medical delivery, assistance with setting up resources such as in-home care, meal delivery, emergency response systems, caregiver support, etc. Help is provided over the phone during the pandemic.
Older adults or caregivers can call Alternatives for You at 309-277-0167 or visit their website at www.alternativesforyou.org. See additional program details listed in the files on the right side of this webpage.