Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The Village of Pingree Grove continues to monitor the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and is working closely with local, state and national agencies to follow the recommendations.  Our first priority is the safety of our employees and residents.

Recent Announcements - UPDATED 3/20/2020

  • On 3/20/2020, the Governor signed Executive Order 2020-10 (click link to view Order).  This Order implements a mandatory Stay-At-Home requirement for Illinois residents, and requires the closure of non-essential businesses.  Please review the Order for details on what is, and is not permitted.  In particular, please note:
    • Restaurants and gas stations in the Village will continue operations, as will grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, home improvement stores and a number of other industries.
    • While outdoor exercise and recreation is permitted (while following social distancing requirements), please note that all Village Playgrounds are closed, effective Saturday, 3/21/20 , in compliance with the Governor’s Order.
    • Limits on gatherings of 10 or more, or gatherings involving more than one household have now been imposed.
    • We ask for residents to be reasonable and kind, and to follow the Order voluntarily.
  • On 3/20/2020, the Village President signed an Emergency Order (click link to view Order) which incorporates the findings of the Governor of the State of Illinois in Executive Orders 2020-03 through 2020-10.  In addition, the Order also provided for the following:
    • Confirmation of the suspension of any prior commercial solicitation licenses and prohibiting the issuance of any further commercial solicitation licenses until the termination of the State of Emergency. 
    • Permission for any retail establishment in the Village which maintains a Village-issued liquor license to engage in the package sale of beer and wine (see the Order of the President for details).
  • On 3/18/2020, the Pingree Grove Police Chief issued a Notice (click link to view Notice) regarding the Handling of Calls for Service.  In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.  Other important information regarding emergency calls and non-emergency calls can be found in the Notice.
  • On 3/16/2020, the Pingree Grove Village President and Village Board passed and approved the Declaration of a Local State of Emergency under Ordinance No. 2020-O-08 (click link to view ).
  • On 3/16/2020 Governor Pritzker ordered (click link to view order) all restaurants and bars to be closed for dine-in effective at the close of business on March 16, 2020 through March 30, 2020, in addition to canceling all public events with more than 50 people. See Restaurant & Bar Updates below for local establishments that will be open under the restricted operations.
  • On 3/14/2020, the Village announced the temporary closure of the Municipal Center lobby.  This closure is based upon the recommendation of public health officials.  The Village will be operating and all public services will continue.  However, the building will be closed to the public.  See details below on how to pay your water bill, apply for building permits, or related activities.  You may also call 847/464-5533 or email for more information.
  • On 3/13/2020 Governor Pritzker ordered (click link to view order) the closure of all Illinois public schools (Pre-K-12) beginning on Tuesday, 3/17/2020, with classes scheduled to resume on March 30th. An amendment to the Executive Order was also signed on 3/15/2020.
  • On 3/13/2020 Governor Pritzker ordered  (click link to view order) the cancellation of all public events with more than 1,000 people, in an effort to slow the virus.

Water Billing

We are standing with our residents during these challenging times. The Village will not be imposing late fees or shutting off water during this cycle. However, we request that our residents try to stay current on their utility bills, as the Village relies on that funding in order to continue providing safe water.

Information Provided by the Kane County Health Department

Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Viruses (Click here for Spanish version)

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Village Facilities - UPDATED 3/20/2020

The Municipal Center is operational under a limited schedule, and the lobby is closed at this time.  Please contact us by telephone 847 / 464-5533 or by email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Police Department remains fully operational, but officers will be deferring activities that involve unnecessary personal contact. The Police Station lobby remains open, but we encourage residents to handle non-emergency matters by phone or email. Public Works and utility services will remain fully operational.  See 3/18/2020 Notice from Police Chief under Recent Announcements above.

What can you do to minimize risk?

Nearly all services normally available in-person at the Pingree Grove Municipal Center can be handled electronically, through the US Mail, or through the use of our dropbox. Please note that the dropbox at the Municipal Center is not currently available. A temporary dropbox has been installed in the Police Department lobby vestibule and is available 24/7 (see photo below). 

COVID-19 Temporary Drop Box

  • Water Bill Payments can be paid online by clicking here. You can also pay by cash or check through the use of the temporary dropbox in the lobby vestibule at the Police Department.
    • For cash or check payments using the dropbox, please place your payment in a sealed envelope.
      • Cash payments should only be inserted in the dropbox on normal business days (Monday-Friday from 8am - 4:30 pm).  The dropbox is under 24/7/365 video surveillance and will be emptied several times throughout the day.
  • Building permit information, including our Building Permit Application, is available by clicking here.  Details on submission are listed below.  With either method, you will need to provide all required backup documentation. Please call 847/464-5533, ext. 2 with any questions.
    • To submit a copy electronically, it is recommended that you download the form and save your responses.  Your Application and all required backup documentation can be emailed to
    • To submit a hard copy, you can drop off your Permit Application and backup documentation in a sealed envelope in the temporary dropbox at the Police Department or mail it to the Village at 555 Reinking Road, Pingree Grove, IL 60140.
    • After your permit has been approved, you will be contacted via telephone at the number you provide to provide the balance due for your permit.
      • Payment can be made by cash or check using the Utility Payment Dropbox or online using our online bill pay system, selecting the one-time payment option and Building Permit as the payment type.
      • When your payment has been received, we will forward your permit via email. Black and white copies of the permit will temporarily be allowed, but still must be displayed at the property while work is being performed and until inspections have been completed.  If you are unable to print the copy of your permit, please contact us at 847/464-5533
  • Other Transactions can also be made via mail, telephone or email.  For more information, please contact the Village at 847/464-5533 or email the Village at

Restaurant & Bar Updates - As of 3/16/2020

On March 15, 2020, Governor Pritzker has ordered all restaurants and bars to close for dine-in beginning at the close of business on 3/16/2020 through 3/30/2020. Click here for a list of local establishments that will be operating under the restrictions.

The Village will continue to update this page as information becomes available.