COVID exposure shutters Village Hall
The closure begins today, Aug. 14 while the facility is commercially cleaned and disinfected.
A statement by the village, said village officials do not believe any member of the public has been exposed. All village employees who may have been exposed within the building will be evaluated for testing and quarantine.
The statement said that ‘” because the incubation period for COVID-19 onset ranges from two to 14 days”
Village Manager Dane Bragg, says the village is “unsure” as to how long Village Hall will remain closed. “We will resume limited operations as soon as possible, with the goal being to do that early next week,” Bragg says.
He adds that the village has “not implemented any additional procedures. We currently use CDC and OSHA guidelines as well as guidance from our liability insurance carrier and healthcare professionals. We will likely spread out employees (even more than we already have) to minimize risk. The safety protocols we have in place exceed CDC guidelines.”
With the closure, a variety of village services are being reduced, postponed or offered virtually.
According to the statement, any previously scheduled property/building inspections will be postponed until further notice.
Village services will be offered remotely including real estate transfer stamps, which can be obtained by calling 847-459-2500 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as license renewals (except for liquor licenses) that can be completed by visiting vbg.org and clicking ‘How Do I’.
Payments for water/sewer bills can be made online by using this link,, mailed in, or deposited in the drop box located behind Village Hall at 50 Raupp Boulevard
All public safety operations will continue to be offered by the Fire Department, Public Works Department and the Police Department. The filing of non-emergency police reports for incidents that occur within Village limits and have no known suspects can be completed online here.
Plans have not been finalized how Monday’s Village Board meeting will be handled. The village will announce any changes to the Village Board meeting scheduled for Monday night that may be necessitated by the closure of Village Hall. Recent Board meetings had been held at Village Hall and accessible by Zoom.
The posted agenda released on Thursday indicates that “…this meeting will be held in person with capacity limited physical attendance. Those not willing or able to physically attend can still fully participate electronically…” The agenda can be found at at this link.
Residents who have any questions can call 847-459-2500 or email email@example.com. Village staff members will be frequently checking voice mail and will return phone messages or emails as soon as possible.