Village of Forest Park

Village of Forest Park The official page for the Village of Forest Park, Illinois.

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12/03/2021
Holiday walk

Today is the day! Join Explore Forest Park on their annual Holiday Walk!

The event will go on from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Don't miss Santa and Mrs. Claus at 6:00 pm at the Constitution Court to light the tree! See you at Madison Street.

Due to the late start to the leaf season this year, the Public Works Department is extending its leaf pick-up services u...
12/03/2021

Due to the late start to the leaf season this year, the Public Works Department is extending its leaf pick-up services until Thursday, December 16, 2021.

As a reminder, only clean, unbagged leaves should be left in the street. No yard waste, grass clippings, branches, or sticks.

Due to the late start to the leaf season this year, the Public Works Department is extending its leaf pick-up services until Thursday, December 16, 2021.

As a reminder, only clean, unbagged leaves should be left in the street. No yard waste, grass clippings, branches, or sticks.

On Sunday, November 28th, community members gathered in Constitution Court to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Mayor Ro...
12/02/2021

On Sunday, November 28th, community members gathered in Constitution Court to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Mayor Rory Hoskins, along with Village Commissioners Joe Byrnes, Jessica Voogd, and Maria Maxham, were joined by Rabbi Yitzchok Bergstein of the Chabad Jewish Center OPRF, and Sarah van Loon, Regional Director of the American Jewish Council, in commemorating the first day of Chanukah with the lighting of the Menorah.

The Festival of Lights celebration lasts 8 days, with a candle being lit each day. Attendees joined in song and were then treated to a traditional jelly donut.

Christmas is a joyous season, but it can be challenging for families with limited resources. Every year the Village of F...
12/01/2021

Christmas is a joyous season, but it can be challenging for families with limited resources. Every year the Village of Forest Park strives to help by giving food and toys to families that are less fortunate.

Join us at 7640 Jackson Boulevard on Friday, December 10th from 6 pm to 9 pm. Bring new gifts or gifts cards, and enjoy the appetizers and a cup of cheer.

See you there!

Christmas is a joyous season, but it can be challenging for families with limited resources. Every year the Village of Forest Park strives to help by giving food and toys to families that are less fortunate.

Join us at 7640 Jackson Boulevard on Friday, December 10th from 6 pm to 9 pm. Bring new gifts or gifts cards, and enjoy the appetizers and a cup of cheer.

See you there!

The Proviso Township Handyman Program serves homeowners over the age of 60 and disabled homeowners who are residents of ...
11/30/2021

The Proviso Township Handyman Program serves homeowners over the age of 60 and disabled homeowners who are residents of Proviso Township. Call them at 708-547-4001 to register for the Proviso Handyman Program. You can also click https://bit.ly/3DIB5J3 for more information.

The Proviso Township Handyman Program serves homeowners over the age of 60 and disabled homeowners who are residents of Proviso Township. Call them at 708-547-4001 to register for the Proviso Handyman Program. You can also click https://bit.ly/3DIB5J3 for more information.

Today, on Tuesday, November 30th, people will come together for a special global day of generosity called #GivingTuesday...
11/30/2021

Today, on Tuesday, November 30th, people will come together for a special global day of generosity called #GivingTuesday. In Forest Park, the Food Pantry provides food, household supplies, and support to residents in need. On #GivingTuesday, please help us continue to provide assistance during the holiday season by making a monetary donation to the Forest Park Food Pantry.

Checks should be made payable to the “Forest Park Food Pantry” and sent to:

Forest Park Food Pantry
Howard Mohr Community Center
7640 Jackson Blvd
Forest Park, IL 60130

The Forest Park Food Pantry accepts donations all year long. Food and supply donations can also be dropped off at the above address or in the collection basket located at Ed’s Way. We are also currently developing an online donation portal, which will be available for future online donations.

Thank you for helping the Village of Forest Park make a difference in the lives of our residents.

Today, on Tuesday, November 30th, people will come together for a special global day of generosity called #GivingTuesday. In Forest Park, the Food Pantry provides food, household supplies, and support to residents in need. On #GivingTuesday, please help us continue to provide assistance during the holiday season by making a monetary donation to the Forest Park Food Pantry.

Checks should be made payable to the “Forest Park Food Pantry” and sent to:

Forest Park Food Pantry
Howard Mohr Community Center
7640 Jackson Blvd
Forest Park, IL 60130

The Forest Park Food Pantry accepts donations all year long. Food and supply donations can also be dropped off at the above address or in the collection basket located at Ed’s Way. We are also currently developing an online donation portal, which will be available for future online donations.

Thank you for helping the Village of Forest Park make a difference in the lives of our residents.

Join Explore Forest Park on December 3rd from 6 pm to 9 pm for their annual Holiday Walk!There will be:🎄Horse-drawn carr...
11/29/2021

Join Explore Forest Park on December 3rd from 6 pm to 9 pm for their annual Holiday Walk!

There will be:
🎄Horse-drawn carriage rides
🎄Santa & Mrs. Claus in their sleigh
🎄Live & decorated window displays
🎄Marchant specials
🎄Balloon Twisting & more!

Don't miss this special event at Madison Street!

Join Explore Forest Park on December 3rd from 6 pm to 9 pm for their annual Holiday Walk!

There will be:
🎄Horse-drawn carriage rides
🎄Santa & Mrs. Claus in their sleigh
🎄Live & decorated window displays
🎄Marchant specials
🎄Balloon Twisting & more!

Don't miss this special event at Madison Street!

Missed the latest edition of the Forest Park Senior newsletter? No worries, click the link below to read the newsletter ...
11/28/2021

Missed the latest edition of the Forest Park Senior newsletter?

No worries, click the link below to read the newsletter on the latest news and resources for seniors.

https://bit.ly/2ZGOF0T

Missed the latest edition of the Forest Park Senior newsletter?

No worries, click the link below to read the newsletter on the latest news and resources for seniors.

https://bit.ly/2ZGOF0T

Wishing everyone a joyful Thanksgiving!A reminder that the Village offices are closed today and tomorrow and will re-ope...
11/25/2021

Wishing everyone a joyful Thanksgiving!

A reminder that the Village offices are closed today and tomorrow and will re-open on Monday for normal business hours.

Wishing everyone a joyful Thanksgiving!

A reminder that the Village offices are closed today and tomorrow and will re-open on Monday for normal business hours.

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with us this Sunday! We will be gathering in Constitution Court at 4 PM and hope to see...
11/24/2021

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with us this Sunday! We will be gathering in Constitution Court at 4 PM and hope to see you there!

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with us this Sunday! We will be gathering in Constitution Court at 4 PM and hope to see you there!

The Village hours are in observance of Thanksgiving.
11/24/2021

The Village hours are in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Village hours are in observance of Thanksgiving.

Forest Park Mayor Rory Hoskins joined Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Senate President Don Harmon as a ...
11/23/2021

Forest Park Mayor Rory Hoskins joined Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Senate President Don Harmon as a part of the Rebuild 290 Coalition on Tuesday (11/9), to call for federal funds to speed up the reconstruction of Interstate 290 from Hillside to the Byrne Interchange. The Rebuild 290 Coalition is made up of leaders from government, business, organized labor, public policy and community organizations who recognize the urgent need to reconstruct Interstate 290 and are committed to expediting the process. Reconstruction would add $2.6 billion to Cook County's GDP and increase disadvantaged communities’ access to jobs.

Local mayors, business leaders, organized labor representatives, community organizations and economic policy analysts were on hand to discuss I-290’s current state of disrepair as well as the economic, community and safety benefits of the proposed reconstruction. Also in attendance were: Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners; Jack Lavin, CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce; Robert Reiter, President, Chicago Federation of Labor; Vicki Scaman, Oak Park Village President; William McNary, Executive Director, Citizen Action Illinois; Mary Tyler, Transportation Director, Illinois Economic Policy Institute; Marc Poulos, Executive Director, Indiana-Illinois-Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting.

Forest Park Mayor Rory Hoskins joined Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Senate President Don Harmon as a part of the Rebuild 290 Coalition on Tuesday (11/9), to call for federal funds to speed up the reconstruction of Interstate 290 from Hillside to the Byrne Interchange. The Rebuild 290 Coalition is made up of leaders from government, business, organized labor, public policy and community organizations who recognize the urgent need to reconstruct Interstate 290 and are committed to expediting the process. Reconstruction would add $2.6 billion to Cook County's GDP and increase disadvantaged communities’ access to jobs.

Local mayors, business leaders, organized labor representatives, community organizations and economic policy analysts were on hand to discuss I-290’s current state of disrepair as well as the economic, community and safety benefits of the proposed reconstruction. Also in attendance were: Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners; Jack Lavin, CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce; Robert Reiter, President, Chicago Federation of Labor; Vicki Scaman, Oak Park Village President; William McNary, Executive Director, Citizen Action Illinois; Mary Tyler, Transportation Director, Illinois Economic Policy Institute; Marc Poulos, Executive Director, Indiana-Illinois-Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting.

Welcome to the weekend and the newest edition of the Village of Forest Park's weekly e-newsletter. In this edition, plea...
11/23/2021
Weekly E-Newsletter (11/19)

Welcome to the weekend and the newest edition of the Village of Forest Park's weekly e-newsletter. In this edition, please find information about upcoming vaccination clinics on 11/22, local hiring opportunities as well as friendly reminders, and upcoming events!

Read the full newsletter at the link!

A weekly snapshot of Village news ‌ Week Ending - November 19th, 2021 Welcome to the weekend and the newest edition of the Village of Forest Park's weekly e-newsletter. In this edition, please find in

**Update as of 11/22/21** - Due to the late leaf season, Public Works will extend their leaf pick up services, minimum o...
11/22/2021

**Update as of 11/22/21** - Due to the late leaf season, Public Works will extend their leaf pick up services, minimum one week and up to two weeks into December.

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The Village of Forest Park offers an opportunity for residents to dispose of leaves during the fall season. The Public Works Department Leaf Removal Program spans from October 1st – December 1st each year. There is no added cost for this service.

✅Leaves should be raked curbside into the street gutters and will later be removed by the Village's Public Works Department.
✅The leaf pick-up schedule follows the street sweeper daily schedule, which is available by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3CY20Q2
✅Residents shall rake their leaves curbside a day before their scheduled pickup day.
✅No grass clippings, bags, or tree limbs are allowed.
✅Contractors illegally dumping leaves (from other sites) will be cited.

**Update as of 11/22/21** - Due to the late leaf season, Public Works will extend their leaf pick up services, minimum one week and up to two weeks into December.

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The Village of Forest Park offers an opportunity for residents to dispose of leaves during the fall season. The Public Works Department Leaf Removal Program spans from October 1st – December 1st each year. There is no added cost for this service.

✅Leaves should be raked curbside into the street gutters and will later be removed by the Village's Public Works Department.
✅The leaf pick-up schedule follows the street sweeper daily schedule, which is available by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3CY20Q2
✅Residents shall rake their leaves curbside a day before their scheduled pickup day.
✅No grass clippings, bags, or tree limbs are allowed.
✅Contractors illegally dumping leaves (from other sites) will be cited.

Please seek alternative routes if possible.
11/21/2021

Please seek alternative routes if possible.

Please seek alternative routes if possible.

Many residents might now be able to use their mobile phones to send text messages to 911 during emergencies. The ‘Text-t...
11/19/2021

Many residents might now be able to use their mobile phones to send text messages to 911 during emergencies. The ‘Text-to-911’ service is available to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon customers living in or traveling through the West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center service area, which serves the Villages of Forest Park, Oak Park, and River Forest.

This service is especially beneficial for individuals with speech or hearing impairments. For more information about this service, including how and when it should be used, click here: https://bit.ly/3CesEnY.

Many residents might now be able to use their mobile phones to send text messages to 911 during emergencies. The ‘Text-to-911’ service is available to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon customers living in or traveling through the West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center service area, which serves the Villages of Forest Park, Oak Park, and River Forest.

This service is especially beneficial for individuals with speech or hearing impairments. For more information about this service, including how and when it should be used, click here: https://bit.ly/3CesEnY.

In partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Forest Park School District 91, and the Village of ...
11/18/2021

In partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Forest Park School District 91, and the Village of Forest Park, vaccination clinics will take place on Monday, November 22 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Betsy Ross and Grant-White Schools. The sites will offer vaccines for everyone 5 and older.

Please visit https://bit.ly/FPSD91Vaccines for more information.

In partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Forest Park School District 91, and the Village of Forest Park, vaccination clinics will take place on Monday, November 22 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Betsy Ross and Grant-White Schools. The sites will offer vaccines for everyone 5 and older.

Please visit https://bit.ly/FPSD91Vaccines for more information.

To help customers stay current with their energy bills, and to avoid additional fees, ComEd has two available programs f...
11/18/2021

To help customers stay current with their energy bills, and to avoid additional fees, ComEd has two available programs for those needing assistance.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal program that can help you stay warm during winter by providing eligible customers with a one-time payment towards your energy bills.

The Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) is a choice within Illinois LIHEAP to help manage energy bills year-round.

Applications for LIHEAP and PIPP can be submitted online, by phone, or in-person and are available at your Local Administering Agency. Visit https://bit.ly/3jEML7J for more information

To help customers stay current with their energy bills, and to avoid additional fees, ComEd has two available programs for those needing assistance.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal program that can help you stay warm during winter by providing eligible customers with a one-time payment towards your energy bills.

The Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) is a choice within Illinois LIHEAP to help manage energy bills year-round.

Applications for LIHEAP and PIPP can be submitted online, by phone, or in-person and are available at your Local Administering Agency. Visit https://bit.ly/3jEML7J for more information

The Village of Forest Park and a number of community partners are hiring! Please see the links below for more informatio...
11/18/2021

The Village of Forest Park and a number of community partners are hiring! Please see the links below for more information and to apply!

Forest Park Public Library: https://www.fppl.org/libraryjobs/
Forest Park School District 91: https://www.applitrack.com/forestpark/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=
Village of Forest Park: https://www.forestpark.net/dfp/employment-opportunities/

The Village of Forest Park and a number of community partners are hiring! Please see the links below for more information and to apply!

Forest Park Public Library: https://www.fppl.org/libraryjobs/
Forest Park School District 91: https://www.applitrack.com/forestpark/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=
Village of Forest Park: https://www.forestpark.net/dfp/employment-opportunities/

On Friday, 11/12, Deputy Chief of Police Ken Gross was sworn in as the new Chief of Police and Lieutenant Christopher Ch...
11/16/2021

On Friday, 11/12, Deputy Chief of Police Ken Gross was sworn in as the new Chief of Police and Lieutenant Christopher Chin was sworn in as the Deputy Chief of Police.

The swearing-in took place in the Village Council Chambers with Village officials, Village staff, families and friends on hand to witness the ceremony. Congratulations to Chief Gross and Deputy Chief Chin!

The West Cook County Solid Waste Agency (WCCSWA) wanted to remind everyone that today, Monday, Nov. 15, is America Recyc...
11/15/2021

The West Cook County Solid Waste Agency (WCCSWA) wanted to remind everyone that today, Monday, Nov. 15, is America Recycles Day, a day of national recognition of the importance of our efforts to conserve and respect our resources.

WCCSWA encourages everyone to follow the recycling guidelines that they helped produce at the Illinois Task Force for Recycling and Contamination Reduction. Below is a link to the guidelines that apply throughout the state.

https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/waste-management/Documents/RecyclingGuidelinesHR_Illinois.pdf

The West Cook County Solid Waste Agency (WCCSWA) wanted to remind everyone that today, Monday, Nov. 15, is America Recycles Day, a day of national recognition of the importance of our efforts to conserve and respect our resources.

WCCSWA encourages everyone to follow the recycling guidelines that they helped produce at the Illinois Task Force for Recycling and Contamination Reduction. Below is a link to the guidelines that apply throughout the state.

https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/waste-management/Documents/RecyclingGuidelinesHR_Illinois.pdf

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517 Desplaines Avenue
Forest Park, IL
60130

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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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Located approximately 10 miles west from Chicago’s downtown loop area, Forest Park, Illinois, combines the unlimited resources of an urban setting with a small town sense of community, making it an exceptional place in which to live, work and do business.

Forest Park boasts first class dining at any number of fine eateries and pubs, and plays host to a variety of regionally attended events every year. Having been crowned "The best in neighborhood dining" according to a Chicago Tribune readers poll, and with a variety restaurants to choose from, the culinary community of Forest Park offers something for everyone.

Quality education, affordable homes and a close-knit, active community also make Forest Park the perfect place to raise a family.

Our unique combination of charming small-town life and urban sophistication benefits large and small businesses alike.

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Today is the day! Join Explore Forest Park on their annual Holiday Walk! The event will go on from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Don't miss Santa and Mrs. Claus at 6:00 pm at the Constitution Court to light the tree! See you at Madison Street.
Due to the late start to the leaf season this year, the Public Works Department is extending its leaf pick-up services until Thursday, December 16, 2021. As a reminder, only clean, unbagged leaves should be left in the street. No yard waste, grass clippings, branches, or sticks.
On Sunday, November 28th, community members gathered in Constitution Court to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Mayor Rory Hoskins, along with Village Commissioners Joe Byrnes, Jessica Voogd, and Maria Maxham, were joined by Rabbi Yitzchok Bergstein of the Chabad Jewish Center OPRF, and Sarah van Loon, Regional Director of the American Jewish Council, in commemorating the first day of Chanukah with the lighting of the Menorah. The Festival of Lights celebration lasts 8 days, with a candle being lit each day. Attendees joined in song and were then treated to a traditional jelly donut.
Christmas is a joyous season, but it can be challenging for families with limited resources. Every year the Village of Forest Park strives to help by giving food and toys to families that are less fortunate. Join us at 7640 Jackson Boulevard on Friday, December 10th from 6 pm to 9 pm. Bring new gifts or gifts cards, and enjoy the appetizers and a cup of cheer. See you there!
The Proviso Township Handyman Program serves homeowners over the age of 60 and disabled homeowners who are residents of Proviso Township. Call them at 708-547-4001 to register for the Proviso Handyman Program. You can also click https://bit.ly/3DIB5J3 for more information.
Today, on Tuesday, November 30th, people will come together for a special global day of generosity called #GivingTuesday. In Forest Park, the Food Pantry provides food, household supplies, and support to residents in need. On #GivingTuesday, please help us continue to provide assistance during the holiday season by making a monetary donation to the Forest Park Food Pantry. Checks should be made payable to the “Forest Park Food Pantry” and sent to: Forest Park Food Pantry Howard Mohr Community Center 7640 Jackson Blvd Forest Park, IL 60130 The Forest Park Food Pantry accepts donations all year long. Food and supply donations can also be dropped off at the above address or in the collection basket located at Ed’s Way. We are also currently developing an online donation portal, which will be available for future online donations. Thank you for helping the Village of Forest Park make a difference in the lives of our residents.
Join Explore Forest Park on December 3rd from 6 pm to 9 pm for their annual Holiday Walk! There will be: 🎄Horse-drawn carriage rides 🎄Santa & Mrs. Claus in their sleigh 🎄Live & decorated window displays 🎄Marchant specials 🎄Balloon Twisting & more! Don't miss this special event at Madison Street!
Missed the latest edition of the Forest Park Senior newsletter? No worries, click the link below to read the newsletter on the latest news and resources for seniors. https://bit.ly/2ZGOF0T
Wishing everyone a joyful Thanksgiving! A reminder that the Village offices are closed today and tomorrow and will re-open on Monday for normal business hours.
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with us this Sunday! We will be gathering in Constitution Court at 4 PM and hope to see you there!
The Village hours are in observance of Thanksgiving.
Forest Park Mayor Rory Hoskins joined Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Senate President Don Harmon as a part of the Rebuild 290 Coalition on Tuesday (11/9), to call for federal funds to speed up the reconstruction of Interstate 290 from Hillside to the Byrne Interchange. The Rebuild 290 Coalition is made up of leaders from government, business, organized labor, public policy and community organizations who recognize the urgent need to reconstruct Interstate 290 and are committed to expediting the process. Reconstruction would add $2.6 billion to Cook County's GDP and increase disadvantaged communities’ access to jobs. Local mayors, business leaders, organized labor representatives, community organizations and economic policy analysts were on hand to discuss I-290’s current state of disrepair as well as the economic, community and safety benefits of the proposed reconstruction. Also in attendance were: Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners; Jack Lavin, CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce; Robert Reiter, President, Chicago Federation of Labor; Vicki Scaman, Oak Park Village President; William McNary, Executive Director, Citizen Action Illinois; Mary Tyler, Transportation Director, Illinois Economic Policy Institute; Marc Poulos, Executive Director, Indiana-Illinois-Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting.