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As you are likely aware, a decision will be made soon in the trial of Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, which could potentially lead to civil unrest in the coming days. It is our sincere hope that circumstances surrounding these issues will not lead to unrest, which could put our residents and businesses in harm’s way. However, if the need arises, we are developing detailed plans to keep the Village of South Holland safe. These are just precautionary measures, but we are committed to proactively communicating with you regarding our plans.

If there is unrest in the region, we will close or limit access to various roadways, if necessary, just as we did in the summer of 2020. Many surrounding communities are planning to do the same. Recognizing that this can be an inconvenience, please be assured that your safety is our number one concern. 

If roads leading into South Holland will be closed, we plan to have a checkpoint for residents to re-enter the village on 170th Street at Paxton Ave, heading westbound from Torrence Avenue. There is also a high likelihood that the Illinois State Police will close the 159th Street interchanges on I-80/94 and the Halsted interchanges on I-294, so please plan accordingly.

Consider running your errands, doing your grocery shopping, and filling up your vehicles’ fuel tank sooner than later. If you’re able, you may want to consider staying close to home in the coming days. 

If unrest were to occur, we may need to adjust our response plans as things develop. Our primary means of communicating will be via email and text. Click on the links below to sign up for our email and text notifications:

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Thank you for your patience and cooperation in these matters.

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