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The Village of Streamwood is committed to the health, safety and well-being of everyone within our Village, as we continue to manage and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


The Governor has announced that Phase 1b vaccinations will begin on Monday, January 25. Those eligible to receive the vaccines are individuals 65 years or older, and front-line essential workers including law enforcement officers, food and agricultural workers. postal service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those in the educational sector including teachers, support staff and daycare workers.

Over 3.2 million Illinoisans are eligible for Phase 1b, and vaccine supplies remain limited. Walgreens is now online in a limited number of sites. CVS and Jewel-Osco will be coming online early next week and additional pharmacies later next week. Taken together, these pharmacy partners will provide hundreds of sites in every region of the state. More information on the locations will be released in the coming weeks.

The Restore Illinois Plan was devised to provide a system by which to open up businesses and our economy. In July, the Governor announced a new mitigation plan, in the event Illinois experiences spikes in key metrics that would threaten residents' health and safety. On November 20, 2020, the entire state of Illinois was placed into Tier 3 mitigation, due to increased infection and hospitalization rates. The Governor's office announced January 6, 2021 that any region meeting IDPH metrics may move out of Tier 3 mitigation into Tier 2. Cook County (Region 10) was placed into Tier 2 starting January 19. The metrics are trending in the right direction, however, and we hope to move to Tier 1 soon!

Tier 1 mitigation efforts include:

  • Bars/restaurants – may resume indoor dining and service with a capacity limit of 25 people or 25%; outdoor dining is permissible; reservations requried; take out, drive through, or delivery are also allowed

  • Health/fitness centers may operate at 50% capacity; indoor classes are prohibited

  • Video gaming locations may operate at 50% capacity

  • Indoor recreational activities suh as amusement parks and indoor play areas are prohibited, other indoor recreation ay operate ot 50% capacity

  • Outdoor recreation is restricted to 50% capacity or 50 people max

  • Meeting rooms and banquet centers limited to 25 guests or 25% capacity

  • Most retail at 50% capacity; groceries and pharmacies at 50%

For more information, click here.

Face coverings must still be worn at indoor public places, and when outdoors, if 6 feet social distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings are not N95 or surgical masks. Scarves, bandanas, and homemade cloth masks are sufficient. Click here on how to make your own.

All Village events remain canceled at this time.  Village Board meetings, however, continue.
 
Village buildings are opened. Outside meetings or use of Village buildings will be permitted, by reservation.

Many of our services are still available online or by phone. To
help you get the services and assistance you need, please select below:

Building Permits and Inspections
Emergency Services
Refuse and Recycling
Rental Licensing and Inspections
Transfer Stamps
Village Board Meetings
Water Billing
Yardwaste and Branch Pickup
 
Any specific questions, please call (630) 736-3844. For any police related concern or emergency, call 911.
 
Don’t forget to take care of yourselves. Stop a moment and take a deep breath. Focus on what’s important. Don’t dwell on the 24-hour news cycle. Practice social distancing at work, home, and when you are outside. Wash your hands and stay away from others when you're sick. Make taking your temperature part of your daily routine. Self-monitoring your own health is a great way to provide yourself with a little peace of mind.  We’re here to help you through these unprecedented times.

The State of Illinois has its Call4Calm program open. This program allows residents to text TALK to 55220 (for Spanish text HABLAR) to speak to a mental health professional. The service is free and anonymous.

 
Resources for Residents
Many of our government and other partners have additional information and resources to help our residents, including:

  • Resources for Illinois Residents Impacted by COVID-19 from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

  • Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) has a wealth of information on COVID-19.

  • CCDPH also monitors long-term care facilities. To report COVID cases, please call 708-836-8699. To report complaints, please call 800-252-4343.

  • NEW - Cook County has an alert for residents who would like to receive regular updates on when and where they can receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Simply complete a survey here to be registered. Please note that at this time the vaccination supply is limited, and certain populations are prioritized for vaccinations.

  • Information on Internet Services and Student Loan Relief is available here.

  • ComEd is offering assistance for those struggling to pay their utility bills. Click here for details.

  • A guide for consumers struggling with debt during the crisis is also available here.

Many people have also asked us, how can they help?

  • Practice social distancing and wear a face mask!

  • Donate blood.  Our Blood Commission has been holding drives with Vitalant at their Schaumburg Donation Center (211 W Golf Road). Face coverings are required. Please visit them online, or call (877) 258-4825, for an appointment.

  • Donate to the Food Pantry We have a collection bin in front of Village Hall (close to the Veterans Memorial). You can also donate here.

  • Consider Take Out for Dinner!  Restaurants have been hit hard by pandemic. Though some restrictions are being lifted, they still need patrons to survive. Businesses are adapting and providing delivery and curbside pickup as well. In cooperation with #ChicagoNWStrong, consider participating in Take Out Tuesdays (or any day)!

  • Shop Local! Phase 4 has allowed more businesses to open, but restrictions and regulations remain. Small businesses have been greatly impacted by the virus and closure requirements over the past few months. Help support your local business community: get flowers from a local florist; get a book from a local bookshop; schedule that hair appointment! Is your favorite store or business still closed? Consider a gift card! Shopping local will help our business community rebound from the pandemic, too.

Business Information
As more businesses open to the public it is vitally important to ensure social distancing and face coverings are used when conducting business. For details on the state's Phase 4: Revitalization plan, click here.

Many of our government and other partners have additional information and resources to help our business community, including 

  • US Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources –- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs include Paycheck Protection Program; Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance; SBA Debt Relief: SBA Express Bridge Loans; a​nd Guidance for Businesses and Employers.  A Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act with frequently asked questions is included here for reference. 

  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan as part of the Paycheck Protection Program initiative.

  • US SBA COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application -- Federal disaster loans for businesses, private non-profits, homeowners and renters

  • Information and permissions for certain businesses to open and operate is constantly changing. For a complete list and answers to frequently asked questions, click here to check out the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity website.

  • NEW!!  State of Illinois Business Interruption Grants: The Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program is a series of grants totaling over $636 million specifically targeted for small business owners. Grants will be made to shops, restaurants, salons, fitness centers and more to help them stay afloat through this time of crisis and ensure they have the resources to remain viable in the coming months.  Application information is available here. DCEO began accepting applications on September 17.

  • Illinois Restaurant Association – Employee Relief Fund: The Illinois Restaurant Association is offering one-time grants of $500 to support restaurant employees facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are intended to help with basic living expenses. To apply, click here.

  • BMO Harris Bank is offering assistance to support enterpreneurship for Black and Latinx businesses. Click here for details.

  • ComEd Small Business Assistance - ComEd’s Small Business Customer Assistance Program is accepting applications. The Small Business Assistance Program provides eligible small business customers, with a one-time grant up to $1,000 towards a past due balance. Eligible customers may also place a remaining balance into a payment plan of up to six months.  To apply for the Small Business Assistance Program, please call 1-877-426-6331.  More information can be found here.

  • Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund -- Small businesses low interest loans of up to $50,000.  Businesses located outside of the City of Chicago with fewer than 50 workers and less than $3 million in revenue in 2019 will be eligible to apply.  Successful applicants will pay nothing for six months and will then begin making fixed payments at a below market interest rate for the remainder of a five-year loan term. Loan funds must be used for working capital, and at least 50% of loans proceeds must be applied toward payroll or other eligible compensation including salaries, wages, tips, paid leave, and group healthcare benefits. Eligible uses will exclude compensation in excess of $100,000.

  • Illinois Hospitality Emergency Grant Program -- Grant funds are available to support working capital like payroll and rent, as well as job training, retraining, and technology to support shifts in operations, like increased pick-up and delivery. Bars and restaurants that generated between $500K and $1M in revenue in 2019 are eligible for up to $25,000, and bars and restaurants that generated less than $500K in revenue in 2019 are eligible for up to $10,000.  Hotels that generated less than $8M in revenue in 2019 are eligible for up to $50,000.

  • The County still has funds available through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The County is offering assistance on the application process here

  • Elgin Community College has announced the re-opening of its Small Business Development Center to help businesses struggling to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Local restaurants can participate with #ChicagoNWStrong to promote their businesses during the Great Amercian Takeout. To get your business listed, click here and select "Let Us Help You!"

 
Village Services Information
Building Permits, Contractors’ Licenses and Inspections

Building permits and contractors’ licenses are encouraged to be submitted electronically at communitydevelopment@streamwood.org. Applications may also be submitted in person, by fax at (630) 837-5690, by mail, or by utilizing the white drop box located in the Village Hall parking lot. Any electronic submissions, will be returned electronically once approved, if an email is provided, or mailed. Regular inspections are being conducted at this time. Please call (630) 736-3839 if you have any questions or would like to schedule an inspection.
 
Emergency Services
For all emergency services, please dial 911.
 
Refuse and Recycling
Advanced Disposal will collect refuse and recycling as regularly scheduled, and they have resumed bulk item collections. Please leave bulk items out for collection on your regular pickup day.
 
Rental Licensing and Inspections

Residential rental license applications are encouraged to be submitted electronically at communitydevelopment@streamwood.org. Applications may also be submitted in person, by fax at (630) 837-5690, by mail, or by utilizing the white drop box located in the Village Hall parking lot. Once approved, a temporary certificate will be issued electronically, if an email is provided, or mailed. Required inspections are being conducted. Please call (630) 736-3839 if you have any questions or would like to schedule an inspection.
 
Transfer Stamps
If you need to purchase a Transfer Stamp, please call (630) 736-3844 for details. Transfer stamps can be obtained during normal business hours at Village Hall.  
 
Village Board Meetings
The Village Board has resumed their regular meeting scheule. Board meetings are held in the Council Chambers on the first and thrd Thursdays of the month at 7:00 pm..
 
Water Billing
The Water Department will continue to issue bills based on usage. The department has resumed normal billing procedures.
 
To pay your water bill and any other fees, you may do so online, by US mail, or the outside drop box.  Transactions are also being conducted during our normal business hours in Village Hall. To pay online, click here.
 
Yardwaste and Branch Pickup
Advanced Disposal continues its normal yardwaste collection. If you need to obtain a yardwaste sticker, please call (630) 736-3844.
 
Branch pickup ends in October. Please leave branches at the curbside for pickup on the designated day for your neighborhood. Click here for details. Branch pickup will resume in April.