Hope Covenant Church Information



Friday                   October 4, 2019                Village is first notified that Hope Covenant Church is operating an overnight homeless shelter

Monday               October 7, 2019                Interim Village Manager Thomas Dubelbeis makes phone call and sends follow-up email to Pastor Jon Fogel (PDF)

Tuesday               October 8, 2019                Hope Covenant Church Attorney Jonathan Cole response to Interim Village Manager Thomas Dubelbeis (PDF)

Wednesday         October 9, 2019                Village Attorney letter to Hope Covenant Church Attorney (PDF)

Thursday             October 10, 2019              Hope Covenant Attorney email to Village Attorney (PDF)

Thursday             October 10, 2019              Village Attorney email to Hope Covenant Church Attorney (PDF)

Thursday             October 10, 2019              Hope Covenant Attorney email to Village Attorney (PDF)

Monday               October 14, 2019              Hope Covenant Church Attorney letter to Village Attorney (PDF)

Tuesday               October 15, 2019              Village Attorney letter to Hope Covenant Church Attorney (PDF)

Thursday             October 17, 2019              Village Attorney Email to Hope Covenant Church Attorney regarding inspection scheduling (PDF)

Thursday             October 17, 2019              Hope Covenant Church Attorney email to Village Attorney regarding inspection scheduling (PDF)

Friday                   October 18, 2019              Hope Covenant Church permits Village inspection of the facilities 

Tuesday               October 29, 2019              Village reaches out to International Code Council for use classification clarification (PDF)

Friday                   November 1, 2019           International Code Council confirms Village’s interpretation of use classification (PDF)

Tuesday               November 5, 2019           Village overnights letter to Hope Covenant Church identifying health and safety issues as outlined in the Code (PDF)

Wednesday         November 6, 2019           After confirming letter received by Hope, Beds Plus and its Attorney, Village issues news release (PDF)

Thursday             November 7, 2019           Hope Covenant Church confirms that it will not cease shelter operations while health and safety issues are addressed

Thursday             November 7, 2019           Village files Emergency Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction to protect health and safety (PDF)

Thursday             November 7, 2019           Tina Rounds, Executive Director of Beds Plus, sends email to Mayor Keith Pekau (PDF)

Thursday             November 7, 2019           Hope Covenant Church Attorney email to Village Attorney in response to Village letter (PDF)

Thursday             November 7, 2019           Village Attorney email response to Hope Covenant Church Attorney email  (PDF)

Friday                   November 8, 2019           Circuit Court of Cook County holds emergency hearing on the Motion

Friday                   November 8, 2019           Court orders Hope Covenant Church to provide a plan by Thursday November 14, 2019 to correct life and safety issues

Friday                   November 8, 2019           Mayor Pekau responds to Beds Plus Executive Director Tina Rounds (PDF)

Monday               November 18, 2019         The court has ordered Hope Covenant Church to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors prior to offering shelter on Tuesday,
                                                                          November 19, 2019. A preliminary injunction hearing date is set for December 2, 2019. 

Thursday             November 21, 2019         Village issues statement - Village Update on Hope Covenant Church Code Compliance. (PDF)

Monday               November 25, 2019         The Village of Orland Park has reached a tentative agreement with Hope Covenant Church regarding the outstanding                                                                                                                 safety issues that allow for the continuation of the overnight shelter. (PDF)

Wednesday         November 27, 2019         The Village Board unanimously approves a settlement agreement with Hope Covenant Church regarding the outstanding safety issues                                                                                 that allow for the continuation of the overnight shelter (PDF)




Board Meeting Power Point Presentation 


Monday November 18 - Village Board Meeting: