• Oct 30, 2020, 16:10 PM

A Message from Mayor Kristina Kovarik - Region 9 Restore Illinois Mitigations & Enforcement

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health have placed Region 9—Lake and McHenry Counties—under Tier 1 mitigations beginning 12:01am on Saturday, October 31, 2020.  These mitigations will affect bar and restaurant operations, as well as meetings, social events and gatherings.

Our restaurant community has gone to great measures to ensure the safety of all patrons and strictly adhere to the guidelines in Restore Illinois. I am proud of the resilience the Gurnee restaurant community has shown in the face of new adversity and their willingness to go above and beyond safety measures. I encourage residents to adopt a Gurnee restaurant for take-out or delivery at least once per week.

The area of enforcement is a frequent question asked by our restaurants and residents. Gurnee does not have enforcement authority as it relates to these measures.  Complaints should be forwarded to the appropriate enforcement agencies which are the Lake County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health.  As we have done in the past, the Village of Gurnee will continue to work to educate businesses by visiting and providing a copy of the Tier 1 enhanced mitigation requirements. 

These are trying times for all as we work together to keep our community safe and our vibrant restaurant community thriving.

A clip from our earlier Zoom call with Gurnee restaurants where I highlight the Village of Gurnee’s approach to enforcement can be found here:


Mayor Kristina M. Kovarik
Village of Gurnee