Welcome to the Township of Lyons
DUE TO THE CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS, A "NO BURN" BAN IS ISSUED FOR THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF LYONS TOWNSHIP.
LYONS TOWNSHIP ASSESSOR BARBARA M. WEYRICK
As of November 28, 2011, The Township of Lyons Assessor Barbara M. Weyrick's office has been moved back to The Township Hall at 6404 Joliet Rd, Countryside. Our phone number is 708-482-8300 and Fax 708-482-1056. Office hours will remain the same: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:00, Saturday and evenings by appointment only.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to stop by, call or email.
VEHICLE STICKERS FOR THE UN-INCORPORATED AREAS OF LYONS TOWNSHIP
2014 COOK COUNTY VEHICLE STICKERS HAVE ARRIVED
Vehicle stickers will be available for sale to the residents beginning June 1, 2014 in the Clerk's office located at 6404 Joliet Rd., Countryside. Click here for more information. President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioners passed an Amendment to the Wheel Tax Ordinance of December 21, 2005 on November 18, 2011 to Increase all Vehicle Stickers. The Late Fee will double after July 1 of each year. Payments accepted are check or money order made payable to "Cook County Collector." No cash, debit or credit cards can be accepted for payment.
Special Board Meeting Wednesday October 22, 2014 6:00 PM at Lyons Township Hall 6404 Joliet Rd. Countryside. Click here for agenda.
GRACE PERIOD AND EARLY VOTING: Grace period and early voting will begin Monday October 20, 2014 through Monday November 3, 2014. Location of early voting is Village of Hodgkins Noel B. Cummings Administration Building. Click here for more information.
COUNTY CARE PROGRAM
Offered through the Cook County Health and Hospital Systems, County Care is an Illinois Medicaid program for adults. Click here for more information (english version) Click here for more information (spanish version)Click here for more information (polish version)
NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?
West Suburban Cook County ACA Coverage Network can help. Click here for more information.Their mission is to help Lyons Township residents enroll in health care coverage, understand how to use health coverage, connect to a medical home and link to additional services.
Office address 23 Calendar Avenue, La Grange IL. 60525
Community Nurse has certified navigators that can help you enroll in many types of coverage plans. To schedule an appointment or for questions, contact Kelly at 708-570-2414. Staff is bi-lingual.
They help individuals and families who may be eligible for public or private insurance plans like Adult Medicaid, CountyCare, Family Care, Moms and Babies, All Kids, or the Insurance Marketplace.
They help small businesses with fewer than 25 employees who may qualify for a federal tax credit which may help offset up to 50% of the cost of premiums.
They help tribal communities such as American Indians and Alaska Natives who are eligible for unique benefits such as reduced or no-cost sharing, Consistent Care, flexible enrollment, and additional help in paying premiums.
The next open enrollment period begins November 15, 2014 and ends February 15, 2015. Many people will need to wait until this period to apply for coverage, but if you have had a Qualifying Life Event like those listed below, you are able to enroll for a Special Enrollment Period. Please know that Special Enrollment Periods only last for 60 days after that event.
- Getting married
- Having, adopting, or placement of a child
- Permanently moving to a new area that offers different health plan options.
- Losing other health coverage (for example due to a job loss, divorce, loss of eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP, expiration of COBRA coverage, or a health plan being decertified.)
NOTE: Voluntarily quitting other health coverage or being terminated for not paying your premiums are not considered loss of coverage. Losing coverage that is not minimum essential coverage is also not considered loss of coverage.
- For people already enrolled in Marketplace coverage, having a change in income or household status that affects eligibility for tax credits or cost-sharing reductions.
GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES
Greater Chicago Food Depository Mobile Food Pantries will be distributing food 12 times from August 2014 to July 2015. Click here for the dates and sites of distributions. All Lyons Township residents are encouraged to attend. We recommend that you bring your own grocery bags.
COAST2COAST RX PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISCOUNT CARD
Allows all Township residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. Even pets and other people living outside the Township are able to take part in the program. The Rx card will be available for residents at participating pharmacies, governmental offices, libraries and the Township General Assistance office. Further information can be found at coast2coastrx website.
Patients have saved over $6,800.00 using the RX card, a savings of 43.7%.
THE COAST2COAST RX CARD IS NOT INSURANCE AND NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE INSURANCE.
METRO-WIDE MAMMOGRAM SCREENING INTIATIVE
NEED HELP WITH HEATING BILLS? YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR LIHEAP. COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY IS SPONSORING AN ENERGY AND INFORMATION FAIR THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2014 10 AM TO 3 PM BIELA CENTER 4545 MIDLOTHIAN TURNPIKE, CRESTWOOD. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND ZONING
The Cook County Department of Building and Zoning would like to reach out to the residents of unincorporated areas of the township in order to assist and educate them regarding permit information and the permitting process. Please visit the Cook County's website for information on Building Permits, Zoning Classifications, Business Occupancy, Certificate of Occupancy, Contractor Registration and Permit Application Form & Tips, as well as the 2001 Cook County Zoning Ordinance. www.cookcountyil.gov/buildingzoning Contact # 312-603-0537
COOK COUNTY RADON AWARENESS PROGRAM
The Cook County Radon Awareness Program is encouraging residents of Cook County to test their home for radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into a house through cracks in the basement floor and walls, around the openings of the sump pump or through crawl spaces. It’s easy to test for radon and it’s simple to fix your home, if necessary. With people spending more time indoors due to the cold weather, now is the ideal time to test.
Cook County Radon Awareness Program would like residents to be aware that Radon Test Kits are available. As a part of our Radon Awareness Program, Cook County and the State of Illinois distribute radon information and detector kits. The kit can be ordered for the low cost of $7 through the Cook County Department of Environmental Control. It can be obtained by mailing a check or money order, along with their return address, to:
Cook County Dept. of Environmental Control
69 West Washington Street, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60602.
The only way to know if you have radon in your home is by testing. Should a home have high radon, the names of licensed mitigators who specialize in radon reduction can be provided.
For questions, residents may call the Radon Awareness Hotline at 708-865-6177 and leave their name, address, and phone number. Additional information is also on our website at http://blog.cookcountyil.gov/sustainability/2013/01/15/elevated-radon-levels-found-in-roughly-1-in-15-homes-nationwide/
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) states that radon is associated with 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year. Almost 50% of the homes in Illinois and nearly 30% of the homes in Cook County that were tested by professionals had radon levels higher than what is recommended by the USEPA, according to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
Recently launched a toll-free hotline to address any questions involving Illinois government and services. 1-855-IL-ASK-US (1-855-452-7587)
Starting June 14, 2013 the Cook County Recorder of Deeds will operate a special VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE on the first floor of the Downtown Chicago Office. This will help ensure veterans receive private and attentive assistance when recording or retrieving DD-214 military discharge records. Click here for more information.