The mayor of Elk Grove Village wants the suburb to have its own health department

Contrary to state-mandated mask requirements, the mayor of Elk Grove Village wants to take the health of his community into the hands of the village.

Mayor Craig Johnson proposed plans Thursday for an Elk Grove Village Health Service.

He believes this would allow the village to be more responsive to the unique needs of residents in the future.

“We look at things more locally. We understand how things work. We can see what’s going on,” Mayor Johnson said.

Mayor says when Cook County imposed a vaccination ID requirement to enter certain businesses, part of the Village of Elk Grove had to comply and the rest did not because it located in DuPage County.


“It didn’t make sense. That’s why we feel local, we’re more connected, we handle what’s going on in Elk Grove better, and we think we can deal with it better,” he said. he adds.

Cook County, Chicago, Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie, and Stickney Township have their own state-certified health departments.

It has been more than 50 years since the last one was created.

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