Bensenville’s Music in the Park and LibertyFest Events Cancelled in Cooperation with State’s 5-Phase Plan
With the announcement of Governor Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois” plan to reopen the state, the Village of Bensenville’s Music in the Park summer concert series and the Fourth of July LibertyFest celebrations have been cancelled. These events traditionally bring large crowds to Bensenville and would violate Governor Pritzker’s new“Restore Illinois”plan until the economy is fully reopened. The state is currently in phase 2 of this 5-phase plan.“This was not an easy decision and one that the Village struggled with knowing how popular they are but we also have to follow the direction from the state and put public safety first. Bensenville remains committed to following all state guidelines, working together to combat COVID-19 and keeping our residents safe and healthy,” said Village Manager Evan Summers.Under Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan, gatherings of more than 50 individuals are prohibited until our region reaches Phase 5. Phase 5 requires the availability of a vaccine or highly effective treatment for COVID-19, as well as a sustained elimination of new cases. At this point it is reasonable to assume that accomplishing these tasks will take a significant amount of time.To learn more about the Governor’s plan to reopen Illinois, please visit: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov.