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COVID-19 Testing in the Village of Forest Park on Sunday, December 6th ~ Walk up only ~

Free COVID-19 Testing will be conducted by Ferrara Candy Company and the IL Dept. of Public Health (DPH) this Sunday, December 6th  (8am to 4pm)

(Walk up only)  – Testing is open to anyone.

Location:  Ferrara Candy Company – 7301 W. Harrison Street

What to bring:  Photo ID and insurance information preferred but not required.

Click on picture or links to view details:   COVID-19 Testing@ Ferrara Candy        IDPH Frequently Asked Questions




Restore IL – Governor Pritzker’s Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations ~Effective November 20th~

Governor Pritzker announcement regarding the State of IL Tier 3 Mitigation Plan.

Click here to view the document details:

“With COVID-19 spread now exponential in every region of the state, our statewide positivity rate at record highs and hospitalizations already surpassing our Spring peak, all 11 regions will move into Tier 3 effective November 20, 2020 at 12:01am. The new mitigation requirements to combat the surge of COVID-19 across Illinois are as follows:

~Retail (including service counters)  ~Personal Care Service   ~Health and Fitness Centers   ~Hotels  ~Manufacturing  ~Bars and Restaurants  ~Meetings, social events and gatherings (including weddings, potlucks, etc.)  ~Office  ~Organized group recreational activities (sports, indoor sports and activity facilities, etc.)  ~Indoor recreation, theaters, cultural Institutions (e.g. casinos, bowling, arcades, movie theaters, museums and zoos)”

Click here to be directed to the State of IL site

Cook County COVID-19 Programs ~Resident Cash Assistance & CEDA Utility Program


Click here to view the Village of Forest Park Cook County COVID-19 Programs document

  • Resident Cash Assistance Program, provides one-time payments of $600.00 to support residents who have experienced an economic hardship related to COVID-19.  The program is open to those whose income is at or below 250% of the federal poverty level prior to March 1, 2020 and experienced further hardship due to the pandemic.  Applications are available online only at:


  • Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA) Program, provides utility payment relief. These utility programs are open to all residents of Cook County. There are on-line applications for separate utilities:   Gas & Electric, Furnace Repair & ReplacementWater Assistance.