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In-person service at the clerk’s office at Forest Park’s village hall is temporarily closed beginning Nov. 9, with only phone and online service available, after one employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and several others are on quarantine awaiting test results.

No counter service is available at this time.

Village Administer Tim Gillian said he will reopen counter service to residents after employee test results are available and following all protocols recommended by public health organizations.

The zoning department, housed in the basement of village hall, and the police department, accessible from the village hall lobby, are still open.

The website for the village is forestpark.net, and online services and announcements are available there. Phone service is available at 708-366-2323.

In addition to staff potentially being infected, Mayor Rory Hoskins announced during the Nov. 9 village council meeting that he’d developed a fever the day before and was staying out of village hall until he is tested and receives results.