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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Fiorenzo is 2019's Park Forest Business Person of the Year

Business Person of the Year - 2019

Ten years after becoming the first-ever recipient of the Park Forest Business Person of the Year Award, Janet Fiorenzo is now the first ever two-time recipient of the award.Fiorenzo was officially recognized as the 2019 Sam Montella Park Forest Business P...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Legislative Breakfast: The Changing Face of Retail Business

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The Southland Legislative Breakfast will be held on Thursday, December 12 at Freedom Hall located at 410 Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest.

This free event will start at 7:45 a.m. with continental breakfast & networking. A panel discussion will start a...

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Additional information and free registration... Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Jet Foods...We Are Giving Away 500 FREE Turkeys!

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We are so excited to be giving away FREE #Thanksgiving Turkeys to the first 500 people who enter our giveaway. 

All you need to do is:1. Like our post on Facebook. 2. Comment #JetFoodsGiveaway below in the comments.3. Sign up for the give...

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Enter now! Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Grocery store expected to open after new year now hiring

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An estimated 80-plus jobs will be filled in the coming months as a new Park Forest grocer prepares to open just after the new year.Jet Foods, to be located at 120 Orchard Drive, will anchor Orchard Park Plaza which was recently purchased by Freedom Develo...

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Click on the link to apply now! Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: October 30, 2019

JET Foods is Hiring in Park Forest!

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JET Foods will soon be opening at 120 S. Orchard Drive in Park Forest. They are currently accepting applications for full and part time positions.  We are beginning the hiring process! We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic applicants who ...

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Apply here! Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 26, 2019

You Still Have Time...Nominate Your Park Forest Business Person of the Year by Oct. 31

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Park Forest's Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) is seeking nominations for the EDAG 2019 Sam Montella Business Person of the Year. 

The EDAG Sam Montella Business Person of the Year award is an annual award to recognize Park Forest busine...

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Nominate someone now! Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

SUNDAY, Grand Opening...Bounce 2 It Inflatables

Bounce 2 It Inflatables Grand Opening

Make birthday wishes come true with unforgettable celebrations. Customize your package for your child's celebration. Book us for all your party needs including showers, school parties, organization events, soft play, and more! 

Come celebrate thei...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Nominate Your Park Forest Business Person of the Year by Oct. 31

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Park Forest's Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) is seeking nominations for the EDAG 2019 Sam Montella Business Person of the Year. 

The EDAG Sam Montella Business Person of the Year award is an annual award to recognize Park Forest busine...

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Nominate someone now! Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Public hearing on cannabis sales in Park Forest set for Oct. 8 at Freedom Hall

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On January 1, 2020, the State of Illinois will permit licensed businesses to sell, grow, and process adult use recreational cannabis. The Village of Park Forest is currently in the process of determining whether or not to permit these businesses to operat...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Water Bill Buck Buster II Ends Monday ~ Drawing October 4

Water Bill Buck Buster II

Spend $150 from July1 through September 30 in Park Forest and you'll be entered in our raffle for a $200 water bill credit!  There will be three winners!

  • Submit receipts totaling $150 or more dated within this time period from Park Forest business...
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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

ROBO Kids STEM Lab Celebrates Grand Opening

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Please join us as we welcome ROBO Kids STEM Lab to the Village of Park Forest. Their Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, September 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..  Ribbon cutting will start promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Face painting...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: August 7, 2019

2019 Summer Edition of Park Forest Business News

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This newsletter was brought to you by the Village of Park Forest Economic Development & Planning Department.

 This edition includes:

  • Mayor’s Message
  • Park Forest House Rehabbed Through Various Programs
  • Meet & Greet Networking Event in May
  • Popul...
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Click here for the full newsletter. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Park Forest welcomes AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps volunteers

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An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team is again set for service in the Village of Park Forest this summer.The NCCC team this week begins its first of an eight-week stay in Park Forest.“The Village of Park Forest is very happy – and fo...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: July 3, 2019

2019/2020 Shopping & Services Guide is Now Available

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The 2019/2020 Shopping & Services Guide is now available online with active links to business websites. If you're in need of a hard copy, please contact Monica DeLord at (708) 283-5617 or mdelord@vopf.com. Let's Think Local, Buy Local, and Be Local..S...

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Click here to access the Guide.. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: June 3, 2019

June is Resident Appreciation Month

Resident Appreciation Month - June 2019

Several resident appreciation events are slated to take place this month. The events include:• Paint 'n' Sip | June 7 at 7 p.m. | Artistic Flow, 200 Main Street• Community BBQ | June 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. | Village Green, Main Street and Cunningham Drive...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

New Park Forest business helps south suburban home-based food service businesses

Since opening in March, Poppin Plates Culinary Incubator, a new Park Forest business offering memberships and hourly rates for access to a 950-square-foot commercial kitchen, has already gained nine members. The business looks to continue its mis...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

2019 Winter/Spring Edition of Park Forest Business News

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This newsletter was brought to you by the Village of Park Forest Economic Development & Planning Department.

 This edition includes:

  • Mayor’s Farewell Message
  • Washington Named Business Person of the Year
  • January Breakfast Covered MicroFi...
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Click here for the full newsletter. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: October 22, 2018

2018 Fall/Winter Edition of Park Forest Business News

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This newsletter was brought to you by the Village of Park Forest Economic Development & Planning Department.

 This edition includes:

  • Mayor's Message
  • Business Person of the Year Nomination Due
  • Third AmeriCorps NCCC Team
  • Last Drawing for Water Bill ...
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Click here for the full newsletter. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Nominate Your Favorite Business Person of the Year by October 31

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The Park Forest Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) seeks nominees from residents, civic groups, and businesses to recognize a Park Forest business owner who is committed to community service. Do you know a Park Forest business owner who has made a...

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2018 Business Person of the Year Nomination Form Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

October Business Connection: Your Company & Cyber Security

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How to Protect Your Company from Cyber Threats

Don't miss this great informational session! Some of the material covered during this meeting include: overview on cyber history, current threats, wireless security, Endpoint Security, data backup with disaste...

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Additional information and registration... Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: July 11, 2018

2018/2019 Shopping & Services Guide is Now Available

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The 2018/2019 Shopping & Services Guide is now available online with active links to business websites. If you're in need of a hard copy, please contact Monica DeLord at (708) 283-5634 or mdelord@vopf.com. Let's think local, buy local, and be local..s...

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Click here to access the Guide.. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

First Raffle Drawing for Water Bill Buck Buster Program is Friday!

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Spend $150 each quarter in Park Forest and you'll be entered in our quarterly raffle for a $100 water bill credit!  Submit receipts totaling $150 or more dated within each quarter starting in April from Park Forest business(es). Win Village swag ...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Grand Opening Ceremony for Park Forest Foods is Tomorrow

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Plan to attend Park Forest Foods' grand opening ceremony tomorrow, June 27 at 5:00 p.m. that will include a ribbon cutting ceremony.Grand opening specials, sample stations, music with a DJ, and Main Street Nights food specials will be highlighted that day...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

2018 Spring/Summer Edition of Park Forest Business News

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This newsletter was brought to you by the Village of Park Forest Economic Development & Planning Department.

 This edition includes:

  • Mayor's Message
  • Business Signage and the Unified Development Ordinance
  • DownTown Facility Manager Opening
  • Child Ide...
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Click here for the full newsletter. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Park Forest Water Bill Buck Buster Program Starts in April!

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Spend $150 each quarter in Park Forest and you'll be entered in our quarterly raffle for a $100 water bill credit!  Submit receipts totaling $150 or more dated within each quarter starting in April from Park Forest business(es). Win Village swag ...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Park Forest Foods Conducts Hiring Event

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Park Forest Foods, located at 120 S. Orchard Drive in Park Forest, will be conducting a hiring event on Thursday, March 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday, March 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

The grocery store is hiring for all positions...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Village Board adopts Unified Development Ordinance

On December 11, 2017, the Village Board adopted new zoning and subdivision regulations that are now contained.within a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).  Storm water management regulations are forthcoming and should be adopted by Spring 2018. ...

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View UDO Ordinance Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Czupryn is 2017's Park Forest Business Person of the Year

Czupryn is Park Forest's Business Person of the Year for 2017

Ed Czupryn of the Park Forest Currency Exchange is Park Forest’s Business Person of the Year for 2017.

Czupryn was presented the Sam Montella Business Person of the Year Award Monday at Village Hall during Park Forest’s Board of Trustee...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 25, 2017

2017 Fall/Winter Edition of Park Forest Business News

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This newsletter was brought to you by the Village of Park Forest Economic Development & Planning Department.

 This edition includes:

  • Mayor's Message
  • Business Person of the Year Nomination Due October 31
  • Congratulations to 2017 Best of Chicago...
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Click here for the full newsletter. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

October Business Connection: The Power of the Inbox

Park Forest October Business Breakfast Final.jpg TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SUCCESSFUL EMAIL MARKETING This powerful session takes you step-by-step through the process of developing an effective email marketing campaign. From revealing why regular email doesn't work, to insider tips and techniques like autom...Read on... Additional information and registration... Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: August 21, 2017

Nominate Your Favorite Business Person of the Year by October 31

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The Park Forest Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) seeks nominees from residents, civic groups, and businesses to recognize a Park Forest business owner who is committed to community service. Do you know a Park Forest business owner who has made ...Read on...

2017 Business Person of the Year Nomination Form Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Park Forest Summertime Bingo Game Ends July 31

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Have fun while exploring Park Forest this summer!  Complete 5 tasks and/or activities across, down or diagonal (center is free square) for Bingo. Submit completed Bingo card along with proof of completion and you'll be entered for a chance to win...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Show Your Pride with Park Forest Logo Merchandise

Store Flyer 071817.jpg Did you know that the Village of Park Forest has logo merchandise for sale?  All items are at cost plus tax. If interested in ordering any items, please contact Monica DeLord at (708) 283-5617 or mdelord@vopf.com.  All merchandise is ava...Read on... Click here to access the order form.. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 1, 2017

TWO WEEKS LEFT to Play the Park Forest Summertime Bingo Game!

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Have fun while exploring Park Forest this summer!  Complete 5 tasks and/or activities across, down or diagonal (center is free square) for Bingo. Submit completed Bingo card along with proof of completion and you'll be entered for a chance to win...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: June 8, 2017

2017/2018 Shopping & Services Guide is Now Available

Park Forest_2017-18 Guide FINAL Cover 1.jpg The 2017/2018 Shopping & Services Guide is now available online with active links to business websites. If you're in need of a hard copy, please contact Monica DeLord at (708) 283-5617 or mdelord@vopf.com. Let's think local, buy local, and be local.....Read on... Click here to access the Guide.. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Park Forest Business Networking Mix is April 19

Networking pic.jpg There will be several interactive activities including speed networking to help you connect with as many people as possible at the event. Small give-aways will be handed out to activity winners including a $50 VISA Card for the person who brings the most ...Read on... Additional information and registration... Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 6, 2017

2017 Spring Edition of Park Forest Business News

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This newsletter was brought to you by the Village of Park Forest Economic Development & Planning Department.

 This edition includes:

  • Mayor's Message
  • Zoellner Named Economic Development Leader of the Year
  • Women's Empowerment Session Held in Fe...
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Click here for the full newsletter. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: February 10, 2017

Park Forest's Zoellner lands Economic Development Leader of the Year Award

Park Forest Assistant Economic Development Director Sandra Zoellner is the South Suburban Small Business Association’s Economic Development Leader of the Year. Zoellner received the award at the 15th Annual Summit Awards at Idlewild Country Clu...Read on... Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: December 30, 2016

Women's Empowerment Event: GO FOR IT!

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Are you feeling that life is full of opportunities and possibilities, but somehow you can never figure out how to tap into them? If so, then this is the session for you! Learn how to determine your dreams, define your moments to help you achieve your dr...Read on...

Check YouTube for additional details Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Next Quarterly Park Forest Business Connection is January 18

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Please join us for our next quarterly business breakfast to be held on Wednesday, January 18 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The topic "Alternate Funding Sources: Crowdfunding and What's It's All About" will be presented by Elliot Richardson, CEO, ...Read on...

Register here. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 30, 2016

Nominate Your Favorite Business Person of the Year by October 31

The Park Forest Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) seeks nominees from residents, civic groups, and businesses to recognize a Park Forest business owner who is committed to community service. Do you know a Park Forest business owner who has made ...Read on...

2016 Business Person of the Year Nomination Form Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 28, 2016

Next Quarterly Park Forest Business Connection is October 5

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Please join us for our next quarterly business breakfast to be held on Wednesday, October 5 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The topic "Developing the Leader Within You" will be presented by Lee Ann Piano, owner of Fine Tuning For Success.

This...Read on...

Register here. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: July 11, 2016

2016/2017 Shopping & Services Guide is Now Available

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The annual Shopping & Services Guide is available online with active links to business websites. If you're in need of a hard copy, please contact Monica DeLord at (708) 283-5617 or mdelord@vopf.com.

Let's think local, buy local, and be local..shop...Read on...

Click here to access the Guide.. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: February 19, 2016

2016 Spring Edition of Park Forest Business News

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This newsletter was brought to you by the Village of Park Forest Economic Development & Planning Department.

This edition includes:

• Mayor’s Message
• Jones Named 2015 Sam Montella Business Person of the Year• State Senator Hastings...The S...Read on...

Click here for the full newsletter. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: February 17, 2016

Park Forest Business Networking Mix is April 28

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This free event includes a complementary breakfast buffet. There will be several interactive activities including speed networking to help you connect with as many people as possible at the event.

Small give-aways will be handed out to activity winne...Read on...

Additional information and registration... Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: December 17, 2015

Jones receives Sam Montella Business Person of the Year Award

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Yvette Jones is Park Forest’s Business Person of the Year for 2015.

Jones was presented the Sam Montella Business Person of the Year Award at Village Hall during Park Forest’s Board of Trustees meeting on December 14.

The annual award, sponsored b...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: November 16, 2015

Gladstone, Warner named Good Egg Awardees for 2015

The Park Forest Commission on Human Relations is pleased to announce that Georgette Gladstone and Caleb Warner of Park Forest are the recipients of the 2015 Good Egg Award.

Georgette's nominator states that she was both the cheerleader and conscience o...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: October 12, 2015

SouthWorks MakerLab in Park Forest Announces October & November Class Schedule

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SouthWorks MakerLab in Park Forest has announced their October and November class schedule. All classes will be held at 210 Forest Boulevard. The class cost is $10.00.

For registration information and/or general questions, please call (708) 283-5020. ...Read on...

Class Schedule Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: October 1, 2015

Nominate Your Favorite Business Person of the Year by October 30

The Park Forest Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) seeks nominees from residents, civic groups, and businesses to recognize a Park Forest business owner who is committed to community service. Do you know a Park Forest business owner who has made ...Read on...

2015 Business Person of the Year Nomination Form Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 25, 2015

2015 Fall/Winter Edition of Park Forest Business News

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This newsletter was brought to you by the Village of Park Forest Economic Development & Planning Department.

This edition includes:

• Mayor’s Message
• Do You Have a Business Succession Plan in Place?• Business Person of the Year Nomination ...Read on...

Click here for the full newsletter. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 3, 2015

Next Quarterly Park Forest Business Breakfast is September 23

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Please join us for our next quarterly business breakfast to be held on Wednesday, September 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The topic "Creative Marketing Solutions on a Budget" will be presented by Jennifer M. Murray, Murray & Associates, In...Read on...

Additional information and registration... Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 2, 2015

Foster's Kennel Celebrates Grand Opening

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Join us as we celebrate Foster's Kennel grand opening on Saturday, September 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They are located at 2348 Western Avenue in Park Forest. (708) 748-0022.

The ribbon-cutting will take place at 11:45 a.m.

Foster's Kennel is...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: August 31, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Best of Chicago’s Southland

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Eleven of the annual Best in Chicago’s Southland East Region winners were Park Forest businesses! For the last 15 years, the Chicago Tribune (formerly Southtown Star) polls their readers asking them for their favorite places to shop, eat, etc. in 60 diff...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: August 27, 2015

Pass the Word...Manufacturing Employment Event on August 28 in Park Forest

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There will be a manufacturing employment pre-screening event on Friday, August 28 from 11AM to 3PM at Dining on the Green Banquet Hall located at 349 Main Street in DownTown Park Forest.

There are over 80 positions available in the Southland. Please b...Read on...

Event Details Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: August 27, 2015

SouthWorks MakerLab in Park Forest Announces September Class Schedule

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SouthWorks MakerLab in Park Forest has announced their September class schedule. All classes will be held at 210 Forest Boulevard. The class cost is $10.00.

For registration information and/or general questions, please call (708) 283-5020. You can al...Read on...

September Class Schedule Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: August 4, 2015

Park Forest makerlab wins grant for second straight year

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced the 80 winners of the second annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The SouthWorks MakerLab in Park Forest was among the grant recipients for the second year in a row. The recipients repre...Read on...

Click to read the full press release from the SBA! Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: August 27, 2015

2015/2016 Shopping & Services Guide is Now Available

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The annual Shopping & Services Guide is available online with active links to business websites. If you're in need of a hard copy, please contact Monica DeLord at (708) 283-5617 or mdelord@vopf.com.

Let's think local and buy local..shop Park Fores...Read on...

Click here to access the Guide.. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: June 16, 2015

2015 Spring/Summer Edition of Park Forest Business News

This newsletter was brought to you by the Village of Park Forest Economic Development & Planning Department.

This edition includes:

• Mayor’s Message
• Village Earns 3-STAR Community Rating• SouthWorks MakerLab in Park Forest Opens May 6
• ...Read on...

Click here for the full newsletter. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: April 24, 2015

Grand Opening Ceremony for SouthWorks MakerLab on May 6

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The grand opening celebration for SouthWorks MakerLab starts at Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, on Wednesday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m.

The ceremony will start with a screening of Maker: The Movie, followed by comments from Mayor Ostenburg, Mollie Dow...Read on...

Click here to register for event. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 5, 2015

Johny's Restaurant Opens in DownTown Park Forest

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Johny's Restaurant opens their second location in DownTown Park Forest. They're located at 347 Liberty Drive (next to the Theater). (708) 481-1175 Open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Closed Sundays.

Their offerings include gyros...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: February 17, 2015

Black History Month Program, Feb. 21

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The Park Forest Commission on Human Relations presents a Black History Month program celebrating African-American investors on Saturday, Feb. 21, beginning at 2 p.m., at Freedom Hall. A special, live painting by talented artists will be conducted as part...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: January 13, 2015

2015 Winter/Spring Edition of Park Forest Business News

This newsletter was brought to you by the Village of Park Forest Economic Development & Planning Department.

This edition includes:

• Mayor’s Message
• Bree Breedlove Named Business Person of the Year• Advertising Deadline is March 3
• Jan...Read on...

Click here for the full newsletter. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News

News Flash

Posted on: November 22, 2019

Public hearing for proposed property tax levy, Dec. 2

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY FOR THE VILLAGE OF PARK FOREST

I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy for the Village of Park Forest shall be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall, Board Room, 350 Victo...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Village to hold financial update meeting, Nov. 2

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The Park Forest Board of Trustees will meet with village department heads Saturday, Nov. 2, to discuss village finances.The meeting will cover several areas including:

  • Preliminary Fiscal Year 2019 Year End Results
  • Current Year Trends
  • Tax Levy Projections
  • Depa...
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Review the Financial Update information packet now Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Park Forest budget review sessions set for May and June

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The Village of Park Forest has approved the budget review schedule for the proposed 2019-20 budget. Residents are welcome to attend any or all of the upcoming budget review sessions at Village Hall.

Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

Board/Public Introduction of Budge...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Vehicle stickers on sale now, rates increase May 1

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Sales of the Village of Park Forest vehicle sticker begin each year on March 1. The 2019-20 vehicle sticker may be purchased now at Village Hall or online.Vehicle stickers must be purchased and properly displayed on all vehicles registered in the Village ...

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Vehicle sticker and animal registration rates Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Homewood Disposal says no increase to yard waste bags, stickers

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Homewood Disposal recently announced that there will be no increase in the cost of yard waste bags and stickers in 2018. The garbage disposal service says it will experience a three percent increase in the amount they are charged to dump at the compost si...

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Download the Garbage and Recycling Schedule 2018 Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: February 9, 2017

Vehicle stickers on sale March 1

Park Forest vehicle stickers for the 2017-18 year go on sale March 1. Stickers may be purchased at Village Hall or online by visiting villageofparkforest.com. Vehicle stickers must be purchased and properly displayed on all vehicles registered in the Vi...Read on... Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: August 13, 2015

Village lands 19th consecutive Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

The Village of Park Forest was recently notified that its audit – also known as the Certified Annual Financial Report – for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 has been recognized to receive the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the I...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: February 17, 2015

Vehicle stickers go on sale March 1

Park Forest vehicle stickers for the 2015-2016 year go on sale March 1. Vehicle stickers must be displayed prior to May 1 on all vehicles registered with the State of Illinois with a Park Forest address, even if that vehicle is not located in Park Forest....Read on...

Click for complete vehicle sticker information! Village of Park Forest - Finance News

News Flash

Posted on: October 7, 2019

39th Annual Fallen Firefighter Silent Parade, Oct. 10

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The Park Forest Fire Department will be hosting the 39th Annual Silent Parade on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. This parade has been a fixture of Park Forest's Fire Prevention Week for 39 years. The parade is a silent parade as a memorial to fallen firefighters that h...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

GSU STEAM Camp Visit

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Students from Governors State University’s Summer STEAM Camp visited the Park Forest Fire Department for a day of activities tying science and technology to real life experiences in the fire service. They spent a whole day at the fire station co...

To learn more about the GSU STEAM camps.

GSU STEAM Camps Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Home Fire Sprinkler Week

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National Home Fire Sprinkler week is May 19 - 25. Most fires occur in the home and the majority of fire deaths occur in residential fires. Residential fires burn hotter and faster than ever before due to the high amount of plastics and synthetics in every...

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For more information on home fire sprinlers... Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Fire Department Assist Lansing with Technical Rescue Team

On Tuesday, September 11, while the department was preparing for a moment of silence in memory of the 9/11 attacks, a request for the MABAS Division 27 Technical Rescue team was dispatched to assist the Lansing Fire Department. A semi truck had d...

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Technical Response Team Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Structure Fire on Grant Street Provides a Reminder to Have a Plan to Survive

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  On Sunday evening the Park
Forest Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Grant Street. On dutycrews were already committed to responses on double ambulance calls when the
fire occurred. The shift lieutenant, who was the only membe...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Appreciation for Our Administrative Professionals

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Today we recognized our fire department administrative professionals; Administrative Assistant Traci Apt and Office Technician Nicky Hallberg-Stoll. The service and support they provide the department is immensely appreciated. We wanted to take time to sh...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Rich Twp High Schools Forensic Science Classes Watch Live Burns

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On Thursday April 12 the Forensic sciences classes from the Rich Township High Schools participated in a real life experiment at the fire training site. Students from the three schools are enrolled in the Forensic Sciences class. This class gives students...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

2017 Firefighters Awards Ceremony

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On April 7, 2018 at the Annual Awards ceremony Firefighter Tyler Triemstra was recognized as the 2017 Firefighter of the Year.
The fire department held it's annual awards ceremony on Saturday afternoon at Dining on the Green in Downtown Park Forest. Fire...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Briskets for Brody

Briskets for Brody

The Park Forest Fire Department's Deputy Chief Ryan Roberts son Brody was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) last fall. Since then he has been undergoing treatments at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Brody has been there since righ...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: March 16, 2018

B Shift visits Mohawk School

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Today firefighters on B Shift along with Captain Myers visited with some special students at Mohawk School. The second graders in Ms. Werner's resource class had just spent time learning about Firefighters. She said the kids really seemed interested in th...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: March 12, 2018

CPR Classes Offered at the Fire Department

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The Park Forest Fire Department offers American Heart Association CPR classes. We offer both the Basic Heartsaver and the BLS class for healthcare providers. They are offered the third Saturday of each odd month. Registration is easy and can be completed ...

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To Register for a CPR class Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Change Your Clocks Check Your Smoke Alarm

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Saturday night when you think about the time change and you spring ahead remember to take time to test your smoke alarm and check its manufacture date. Replace dead or old batteries or upgrade to a ten year lithium battery and never worry about a battery ...

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For more information on installing smoke alarms... Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: October 9, 2017

National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8 - 14

PFFD Patch - transparent.jpg National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 8 – 14. In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why this year&rsq...Read on... Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8 - 14

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National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 8 – 14. In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why this year&rsquo...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: December 9, 2016

Park Forest first responders mull crisis preparedness with tabletop exercise

A host of area first responders took part in a tabletop exercise at Park Forest’s Freedom Hall Wednesday morning to discuss best practices in response to crisis situations. The three-hour-long meeting led by Deputy Chief Christopher Ma...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15

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“Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” is the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, taking place Oct. 9-15. The focus on smoke alarm replacement is aimed at those who don’t know how old their smoke alarms...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: September 19, 2016

Saving lives in today's home fires

If you are building a new home, have you ever stopped to think about how safe it would be in the event of a fire? If your home doesn't include fire sprinklers, the answer is simple: it's not safe enough.

Due to the construction and open designs of toda...Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Fire Department to take part in Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10) with special events

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Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”

Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide...Read on...

Click for more info on Fire Prevention Week events Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: July 2, 2015

Park Forest Fire Department warns about the dangers of heatstroke

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Heatstroke is the No. 1 killer of children, outside of car crashes. That’s why the Park Forest Fire Department has joined with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to attempt to ...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: July 7, 2014

Park Forest Fire Department to hold car seat check on July 9

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The Park Forest Fire Department will hold a car seat check this Wednesday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free. Click below to download the flier for more details, and be sure to call to schedule your appointment.Read on...

View the flier! Village of Park Forest - Fire News

News Flash

Posted on: October 25, 2019

70 Years of the Park Forest Police Department program, Nov. 10

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On Sunday, Nov. 10, the Park Forest Historical Society will host retired Chief Cliff Butz and current Park Forest Chief of Police Christopher Mannino to discuss 70 Years of the Park Forest Police Department.  Park Forest's Public Safety Departmen...

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Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Park Forest Police set to hire new officers, accepting applications through Oct. 10

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The Park Forest Police Department is looking to add new officers.The 55-member police force with 41 sworn officers began a new recruitment period Monday and will accept applications through Oct. 10.The department is encouraging those in pursuit of an exci...

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Click to download the application packet now Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Take a stand against crime on August 6 for National Night Out

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The Park Forest Police Department invites you to join them, along with 16,000 other communities across the country, in celebrating National Night Out Against Crime on August 6.Organize a gathering on your block, invite your neighbors to take part, and joi...

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Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Parking ticket rate increases to $50

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After nearly 30 years, the $25 parking ticket rate in Park Forest is going up.The move comes after an analysis conducted by Park Forest Police found the village at the bottom of a list that compared fines levied by 12 area municipalities. Eight of the 12 ...

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Read the memo to board members on page 49 Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Police issue community alert following reported paintball attacks

Community Alert

Park Forest Police today released the following community alert after reports of numerous paintball attacks in the Village.In the evening hours of Wednesday, September 26, and the morning hours of Thursday, September 27, there were several incidents in wh...

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Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Park Forest to recognize Officer Tim Jones Monday with honorary street

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The Park Forest Board of Trustees Monday evening will officially designate a section of Lakewood Boulevard, from Forest Boulevard to Orchard Drive, as Honorary Officer Tim Jones Way.

A dedication will take place at 6 p.m. just outside of the Park Forest Po...

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Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Park Forest police officer pens article about career in law enforcement

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Park Forest Police Officer Meghan Vold penned an article for the police news website TenTwoTimes this week detailing why she serves in law enforcement.In the article, Vold shares her love for kids, her belief in empathy and acts of kindness, and her missi...

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Read Officer Vold's essay on TenTwoTimes.com Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: February 19, 2018

Park Forest hosts youth providers summit

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Close to 60 local organizations that provide service to area kids attended a summit Friday in downtown Park Forest at the Dining on the Green banquet hall.Participants included Park Forest staff members, schools, public service agencies, local civic group...

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Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Village welcomes new deputy police chief

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The Park Forest Police Department’s Brian Rzyski, who since October has assumed the role of deputy chief following the promotion of former deputy chief Christopher Mannino to police chief, was officially sworn in Monday evening.Rzyski is in this 18th year...

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Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: April 25, 2017

P.A.A.C. program registering now

The Park Forest Police Department’s summer youth program, celebrating 20 years this year, is registering now. The Police Athletic Activities Center (P.A.A.C.) is an athletic-based summer youth program for ages 10 to 15, beginning held June 10 ...Read on... Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Police Honors Ceremony set for Jan. 14

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The Park Forest Police Department will hold its annual Honors Ceremony on Saturday, January 14 at 9 a.m. at Freedom Hall.

During this ceremony, the Park Forest Police Department will honor and recognize Police Department personnel members along with area r...

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Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: December 9, 2016

Park Forest first responders mull crisis preparedness with tabletop exercise

A host of area first responders took part in a tabletop exercise at Park Forest’s Freedom Hall Wednesday morning to discuss best practices in response to crisis situations.

The three-hour-long meeting led by Deputy Chief Christopher Mann...

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Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Suspect arrested in connection with recent home invasions

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In recent weeks, the Park Forest Police Department have alerted the public to four reports of a male suspect forcing entry into the homes of women there alone, battering and tying them up, and leaving with valuables. Similar incidents were reported on Jac...

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Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: November 17, 2016

Community Alert

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Police in Park Forest are investigating several home invasions that have occurred in recent weeks. The crimes could potentially be linked, police say.

Park Forest Police Chief Pete Green today alerted residents of two more recent incidents via a pre-r...Read on...

View the previous community alert Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: October 28, 2016

Community Alert

On the evening of October 27, 2016 around 6 p.m., a woman was confronted by a man armed with a knife who entered through the unlocked back door of her home in the West Lincolnwood neighborhood. The man tied up and battered the victim and stole items befor...

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Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: May 13, 2016

Police Department's summer youth program registering now, starts June 13

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The Park Forest Police Department's summer youth program is registering now.

The Park Forest Police Department’s Police Athletic Activities Center (P.A.A.C.) is an athletic-based summer youth program for ages 10 to 15, being held this year June 13 to ...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: May 14, 2016

Super Hero Fun Run & Walk to benefit Officer Tim Jones, May 28

Break out your super hero costumes and take part in a run/walk event on Saturday, May 28, inspired by and benefiting Park Forest’s own super hero, Officer Tim Jones. The race begins at 8 a.m. at Park Forest’s Village Hall.

The run is a non-timed, fun ...Read on...

Create your account & register! Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: May 24, 2016

Statement regarding Rich Court incident

The Park Forest Police Department has released the following statement regarding this morning's incident that took place on Rich Court in Park Forest:

Regarding this morning's incident on Rich Court in Park Forest, the FBI has made the following state...Read on...

Read the FBI's press release on the incident Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: April 27, 2016

Drug Take-Back at Park Forest Police Department, April 30

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Drop off your unused medications at the Park Forest Police Department on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for safe disposal. Help prevent medications from being accidental ingested, abuses, and disposed of in unsafe ways.

All medications acc...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: March 19, 2016

Police-involved shooting leaves suspect dead, officer wounded

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On March 19, 2016, at approximately 5:40 a.m., Park Forest Police were on scene at a vacant residence on the 300 block of Neola St. investigating a break-in to the structure and a stolen vehicle found at that location. When it was learned that a person wa...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Community Alert: Police investigating string of robberies along Western Avenue

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The Park Forest Police Department is actively investigating three separate incidents that occurred between January 30 and February 9, 2016 where a lone female resident of a multi-family housing area on the Western Avenue corridor was robbed or attempted t...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: February 9, 2016

Park Forest Police search for bank robbery suspect

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The Park Forest Police Department and the FBI are investigating the robbery of First Midwest Bank located at 2 Main St., Park Forest, on February 8, 2016 at approximately 4 p.m. A black male believed to be in his 20s entered the bank and demanded money a...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: January 19, 2016

Police Dept. Honors Ceremony, Jan. 23

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The Park Forest Police Department will hold its annual Honors Ceremony on Saturday, January 23 at 9 a.m. at Freedom Hall.

During this ceremony, the Park Forest Police Department will honor and recognize Police Department personnel members along with...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: January 8, 2016

Police search for clues in case of woman last seen Jan. 3

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The Park Forest Police Department has concern about the whereabouts of a 31-year-old resident who has not been seen or heard from since late Sunday evening. On January 5, 2016, Brenda Jackson, of the 200 block of Arcadia St. in Park Forest, was reported m...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: January 5, 2016

Join a discussion with Police Chief Pete Green at the Park Forest Public Library, Jan.9

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A new speaker series titled Our Village Circle kicks-off at the Park Forest Public Library this Saturday, January 9 at 1 p.m. This new series features notable names in Park Forest leading conversation over light refreshments. This month’s featured speak...Read on...

Click to download the flyer! Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: December 16, 2015

Community Alert | Residential Break-ins

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In the past five weeks, there have been nine Residential Burglaries reported in the multi-family areas of Park Forest. These incidents occurred throughout the co-operative areas and Central Park Townhomes. Most of these incidents occurred on weekdays, in...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: November 16, 2015

Police taking part in toy drive, donations accepted through Dec. 21

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The Park Forest Police Department is proud to again be taking part in a toy drive to benefit needy children this holiday season through the Toys for Tots charity.

Interested residents should drop off their unwrapped gifts at the Park Forest Police Depa...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: September 23, 2015

Missing Park Forest senior located

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UPDATE: Pauline Patton has been located and is back with her family. (9/24/15)

Police in Park Forest are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing elderly woman. Pauline Patton, 79, walked away from her residence on Antietam Street in...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: September 23, 2015

Police searching for missing senior, asking for public's help

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Police in Park Forest are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing senior woman. Pauline Patton, 79, walked away from her residence on Antietam Street in Park Forest where she resides with her daughter. Patton was last seen on Sept. 22, 2015 a...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: September 14, 2015

Police station to be drop-off site for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Sept. 26

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The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsors National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop-off unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs and/ or other medications at the Park Forest Police Depart...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: September 14, 2015

Police investigating fatal shooting

The Park Forest Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the evening hours of Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

At approximately 9:10 p.m., Park Forest Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Allegheny St. in reference to a sho...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: August 20, 2015

Police investigating report of missing woman

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The Park Forest Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person.

Jerrica Laws, also known as “Ric- Ric”, was last seen walking in the 200 block of Lee Street in Park Forest on Sunday, August 16 at 7 p.m. Laws was reported missing by f...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: June 10, 2015

Two dead, one injured in single-car crash on Algonquin Street

On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a Park Forest Police Officer on patrol observed a vehicle driving southbound on Western Avenue at a high rate of speed. Prior to the officer being able to turn around and stop the speeding vehicle...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: June 8, 2015

Close to 20 vehicles burglarized in recent rash of break-ins

The Park Forest Police Department today issued a community alert after close to 20 vehicles -- mostly unlocked -- were burglarized in town. Residents are encouraged to call 911 if they see or hear anything suspicious and are reminded to always lock their...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: May 13, 2015

Police youth program accepting applications, begins June 15

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The Park Forest Police Athletics and Activities Center (P.A.A.C.) program is a summer youth program supervised by Park Forest Police and adult leaders from the community. The program provides area youth ages 10 to 15 with structured activities that build ...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: March 17, 2015

Park Forest Police plan to conduct roadside safety check Sunday night

The Park Forest Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) in Will County during the hours of 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, until 2 a.m. on Monday, March 23. The RSC will be held along Western Avenue, north of Sycamore Drive.

The Park...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: February 26, 2015

Meet the Park Forest Police Department's new chief and deputy chief

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Pete Green (pictured left), a 25-year veteran of the Park Forest Police Department, was named Park Forest’s new police chief earlier this month. Green succeeds former Police Chief Cliff Butz who retired from the department.

Green holds a masters degr...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News
Posted on: February 6, 2015

Community Alert

The Park Forest Police Department is investigating a suspicious circumstance that occurred this morning, Feb. 6. 2015, at around 7:30 a.m. when a junior high school student walking to school on Wilshire St. near Wilson St. reported that a man in a vehicle...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Police News

News Flash

Posted on: November 15, 2019

Street sweeping begins Nov. 18

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Street sweeping begins Monday, Nov. 18, in Park Forest.  

How Street Sweeping WorksThe street sweeper normally begins in the north part of Park Forest and continues south. The number of streets cleaned each day depends on the amount of leaves and/...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Hydrant flushing, Sept. 16 - Oct. 16

Hydrant Flushing

Park Forest is currently conducting village-wide hydrant flushing. Hydrant flushing began Monday, Sept. 16, and continues through Oct. 16.Flushing takes place weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No flushing is done on weekends. Hydrants are flushed to en...

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View the hydrant flushing map now Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Mandatory boil order lifted, residents may resume normal water usage

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Park  Forest is no longer under a boil order.The boil order, which began Friday afternoon, was lifted Monday at 1:50 p.m. after village water samples taken over the weekend all came back clear.Residents may now resume normal water usage.Village o...

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View Frequently Asked Questions on Boil Orders Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Hydrant flushing begins April 8

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant flushing will be conducted April 8 through May 8. Flushing takes place on weekdays at 8:30 a.m. No flushing is done on weekends. Hydrants are flushed to ensure that water does not stagnate in the system. During flushing, your water may become disc...

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View the hydrant flushing map now Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Park Forest wins best tasting water award in regional competition

Park Forest wins Best Tasting Water in South Suburbs

Park Forest has the best tasting water in Chicago’s south suburbs according to the Illinois Section American Water Works Association (ISAWWA).Taste Contest Chair Chuck Lawrence presented Park Forest's Chief Water Plant Operator David Vavrek with the award...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Board approves electronics recycling agreement with Homewood Disposal

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Park Forest board members on Jan. 16 approved a measure that now allows residents to place electrics at the curb on garbage day for pick-up by Homewood Disposal at no extra charge.To have electronics picked up at your home, residents should review the bel...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Hydrant flushing begins May 1

The Department of Public Works will conduct hydrant flushing from May 1 to May 31, beginning at 9 a.m., weekdays only. No flushing will be done on the weekends. Hydrants are flushed to ensure that water does not stagnate in the system. During flushing, yo...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Resident near S. Orchard and Osage to experience water disruption Tuesday

Residents in the area of South Orchard Drive and Osage Street in Park Forest will be without water service on Tuesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., due to water main replacement. As a result of this temporary disruption in service, residents in the i...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Water service interrupted on Ash Street Monday due to main replacement

Park Forest residents in the Ash Street Cooperatives will be without water service until 5 p.m. as crews install new water main in the area. As a result of this temporary disruption in service, residents in the impacted area may experience water discolor...Read on... Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Precautionary boil advisory issued has now expired

The precautionary boil advisory has been canceled for residents in the impacted areas announced Wednesday. 

For questions, please call 708-503-7702.  Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Update on precautionary boil advisory

A precautionary boil advisory remains in effect for residents near the area of Fir Street and Forest Boulevard, which includes multi-family cooperative units, senior living centers, and downtown businesses. This precautionary boil advisory will remain in...Read on... Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Precautionary boil advisory to be issued for area near Fir and Forest, April 12

The Park Forest Public Works Department is issuing a precautionary boil advisory in the area of Fir Street and Forest Boulevard for Wednesday, April 12, beginning at approximately 1 p.m. and remaining in place through -- at earliest&...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Public Works, construction updates for Week of April 10

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Numerous projects are currently taking place throughout Park Forest. Residents in several areas impacted by construction should be aware of the following:

  • Crews could potentially work on Saturdays but generally do not.  
  • Water service will not be...
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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Construction to prevent parking on several streets beginning April 11

Beginning Tuesday, April 11, and lasting until approximately April 26 (weather dependent) no parking will be allowed on the following roads between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. due to construction: Sherman, Chase, Hamlin, Homan (east of Indiana) Waverly, Suwanee, M...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Temporary water outage on April 3 near Illinois School

On Monday, April 3, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., residents on the following streets may experience a disruption in water service due to water main replacement work happening in their area: Illinois Street (near Illinois School) Sandburg Street (between Il...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Will County Floodplain Mapping Open House, April 27

The Will County Floodplain Mapping Open House is scheduled for the following date, location and times. Thursday, April 27, 2017Joliet Area Historical MuseumCaterpillar Auditorium (lower level)204 North Ottawa StreetJoliet, IL 60432 Official...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Will County Floodplain Mapping Open House, April 27

The Will County Floodplain Mapping Open House is scheduled for the following date, location and times. Thursday, April 27, 2017Joliet Area Historical MuseumCaterpillar Auditorium (lower level)204 North Ottawa StreetJoliet, IL 60432 Official...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Temporary water outage on Friday, March 3

On Friday, March 3, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., residents on the following streets may experience a disruption in water service due to water main replacement work happening in their area:

Apple Lester Road Monee Road Oak Lane Oakwood Onarga Osage Osw...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Final street sweeping of 2016 begins Monday

Street sweeping in Park Forest begins Monday, Nov. 21, and lasts approximately 10 days. The street sweeper normally begins in the north part of Park Forest and continues south. The number of streets cleaned each day depends on the amount of leaves and/o...Read on... Click for more on street sweeping in Park Forest Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: October 14, 2016

Street sweeping begins Monday, Oct. 17

Street sweeping in Park Forest begins Monday, Oct. 17, and lasts approximately 10 days.

The street sweeper normally begins in the north part of Park Forest and continues south. The number of streets cleaned each day depends on the amount of leaves and...Read on...

Click for more on street sweeping in Park Forest Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: October 13, 2016

CodeRed issued for residents near Somonauk Park

A CodeRed alert was issued for a small portion of Park Forest early this afternoon in the area of Central Park Avenue, Nauvoo Street, and Blackhawk Drive near Somonauk Park. The message to residents was as follows:

On Friday, October 14, residents may...Read on...

Not receiving CodeRed alerts? Click to sign-up! Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: April 14, 2015

Hydrant flushing begins April 20

Hydrant flushing begins on April 20 and will continue through Memorial Day.

Flushing begins at 9 a.m., on weekdays only. No flushing will take place on weekends.

Hydrants are flushed to remove rust and sediment from the water system. During hydran...Read on...

View the hydrant flushing progress map! Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: January 5, 2015

Be prepared for the cold

Last Tuesday, the Public Works Department received its first frozen water line report of the season. Public Works was able to thaw the water line and restore service to the resident.

Due to low temperatures, the potential for freezing pipes is there ...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: December 15, 2014

Water Main Project Public Notice

PUBLIC COMMENT NOTICE

IEPA FUNDING OF WATER MAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS

VILLAGE OF PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS

1. Purpose of the Project. The purpose of this Project is to install approximately 22,000 lineal feet of new water main i...Read on...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 10, 2019

Tennis & Health Club Session 3 Tennis Lessons 1/6/20 to 2/29/20

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The Park Forest Tennis & Health Club offers professional tennis instruction for children and adults.  Click on the link below for the current schedule.    Session 3 Tennis Lesson Schedule - January 6, 2020 to Februa...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

January 12th Trip - "The Other Cinderella" & Lunch

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Now in its 43rd year, “The Other Cinderella”, shown at The Black Ensemble Theater, is indeed a Black classic that has been enjoyed by people of all colors, kinds and ages. In this African American rendition of this African fairy tale–Cinderella is from th...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

One Free Ballet Lesson - Ages 7-18 years

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ONE FREE BALLET LESSON!BY MS. CAROL HUTCHINSON

AGES 13-18
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
5 pm-6 pm
Ages 7-12
Saturday, January 11, 2020
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Location:
Village Hall, Lower Level, Room 1
350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL
PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2020De...
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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health New Trips

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health offers trips throughout the year. Click on the link below to view the current trip flyer.November 21, 2019 Trip Flyer

Mailing List - Please call 708-748-2005 to be placed on the mailing and/or emai...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: November 18, 2019

CPR Course Dates

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Why Learn CPR? Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: October 28, 2019

2019 Zombie Apocalypse Cancelled Due to the Weather

The 2019 Zombie Apocalypse Walk has been officially cancelled due to unfortunate weather.

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Free Introductory Ballet Class - Ages 12-18 - Tuesday, October 22nd 5-6 pm

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Free Introductory Ballet Class - Ages 12-18 Tuesday, October 22, 20195:00 pm - 6:00 pmPark Forest Village Hall, Lower Level, Room 1Instructor:  Ms. Carol HutchinsonCall Park Forest Recreation & Parks at 708-748-2005 to register.For m...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: September 10, 2019

2019 Beautification Award Winners Announced

2019 brought about the return of the Park Forest Beautification Awards after being on hiatus from 2014-2018.  Earlier this summer, a request went out to our residents to nominate a home or business that they considered to be outstanding. A search...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Teen Zone Begins September 17, 2019

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Teens 6th grade through 12th grade will be able to enjoy all
the benefits of Teen Zone including sports, games, educational opportunitiesand more. Program meets Tuesday-Friday from 3 pm-6:30 pm. No Teen Zone November
26-29, 2019.

Please register at Tee...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Main Street Music Fest Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:45 am -5:30 pm

Concert is held in conjunction with the 64th Annual Park Forest Art Fair.  For more information visit VOPF.com or tallgrassarts.org.

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

New Recreation & Parks Trips - Register Today!

Chicago History Trip 2019

The Recreation & Parks Department offers trips throughout the year. Please contact the Recreation & Parks Department at 708-748-2005 to be placed on the mailing and/or email list. Trips are also listed on the Village of Park Forest website at http...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: September 5, 2019

The Garden Club of Park Forest hosting "A Walk in the Park" - Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, the Garden Club of Park Forest is hosting "A Walk in the Park" with Rob Gunther, Director of Recreation and Parks. We will meet at noon at the Discovery Center, 30 North Orchard Drive, next to the Aqua Center. Ref...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Beautification Awards Property Nominations Due by Thursday, August 1, 2019

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The Park Forest Beautification Awards Committee makes a return this summer! We need your help to make this shortened season a great, big, beautiful success!  How can you help?Nominate a Property -You can nominate properties that are examples of g...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Status of Sudden Oak Death in Illinois from the IL Dept. of Agriculture

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Park Forest residents may find the following Press Release concerning Sudden Oak Death from the Illinois Department of Agriculture informative. Although called Sudden Oak Death, and primarily a west coast disease, the pathogen has been identified in varie...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Beautification Awards Committee Returns! Seeking Volunteers and Property Nominations

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The Park Forest Beautification Awards Committee makes a return this summer! We need your help to make this shortened season a great, big, beautiful success!  How can you help?Nominate a Property -You can nominate properties that are examples of g...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Great American Campout - Friday, July 26, 2019

2017 Great American Campout Reduced

Great American CampoutCentral Park, Park Forest, ILFriday, July 26, 2019-Saturday, July 27, 2019Registration Deadline: Friday, July 26, 2019

Great American Campout Flyer 2019

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: July 9, 2019

2019 Park Forest Aqua Center Passes - $50 per person starting Sunday, July 14, 2019

Aqua 2019 Reduced

Starting Sunday, July 14, 2019, 2019 Park Forest Aqua Center Season Pass price is $50.00 per person!Purchase online or in-person at the Park Forest Aqua Center starting Sunday, July 14, 2019.   

Park Forest Aqua Center30 North OrchardPark...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Celebrate 4th of July in Park Forest, IL

Celebrate 4th of July in Park Forest, IL!

THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019

For more information contact Recreation & Parks Department at 708-748-2005.4th of July Flyer

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Great American Campout - Rescheduled to Friday, July 26, 2019

2017 Great American Campout Reduced

Great American CampoutCentral Park, Park Forest, ILNew Date: Friday, July 26, 2019-Saturday, July 27, 2019New Registration Deadline: Friday, July 26, 2019

Great American Campout Flyer 2019

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Glow Walk

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Recreation & Parks, Community Health Department Presents…GLOW WALKFRIDAY, JULY 12, 20197 PM TO 9 PMGlow Walk FlyerRSVP WITH RECREATION & PARKS DEPARTMENT 708-748-2005.7 pm - CHECK-IN at Village Hall Foyer, 350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL7-8 pm ...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

2019 Main Street Nights Begins Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Grab a blanket and position yourself in the Park Forest Downtown Village Green (Cunningham and Main Streets) for eight FREE nights of entertainment, rain or shine! Vendors on hand selling food and drinks! The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with an opening ac...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Park Forest Bark District 10 Year Anniversary Event Moved to Downtown Park Forest

Event Location Change:  Due to heavy rainfall and flooding, the 10th Anniversary Dog Park Event has moved to Downtown Park Forest on the Village Green (349 Main St).

Saturday, June 29, 201912:00 pm to 3:00 pmDowntown Park Forest349 Main StreetPark...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Village of Park Forest - Recreation & Parks - Trips!

Check out the new trips offered by Park Forest Recreation & Parks.  Click on the links below or contact the Recreation & Parks Department at 708-748-2005 to be place on the trip mailing list.  Recreation & Parks Trip Flyer

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

New Recreation & Parks Trips!

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Park Forest Recreation & Parks just released their upcoming trips!  Click on the links below for more information or call 708-748-2005.  

Recreation & Parks TripsDiamond Tours (click on links below) New Orleans - March 10...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News

News Flash

Posted on: November 1, 2019

Recycle Holiday Lights and Christmas Trees!

Christmas Tree and Light Recycling

This holiday season, don't let your broken string lights and dead trees go to waste. Drop off holiday lights in the marked bins at Village Hall and the Library from November 26th to January 10th. Christmas trees can be dropped off in the Aqua Center parki...

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Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Pumpkin Smash

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Bring your pumpkins/jack o'lanterns to smash or catapult! Enjoy hot chocolate and s'mores. All pumpkins will be composted on a farm nearby.

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Book Drive Going On Now!

The Village of Park Forest is having a book drive to support it's FREE Pop-Up Bookstore. Please place your used books in the Village Lobby for collection and sorting by the Sustainability Staff Members.

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

FREE Pop-Up Bookstore

Come to get some FREE used books during Recycle Fest on July 27th from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and during Main Street Nights on July 31st from 5 pm - 8 pm and August 7th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

FREE Pop-Up Bookstore Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Park Forest Growing Green Recycle Fest July 27th!

Park Forest's annual recycle event allows residents to recycle televisions (for a fee), document shredding, eyeglasses, books, and much more. See flyer for full details.

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Park Forest Environment Commission presents Earth Week 2019, April 13 - April 22

The Park Forest Environment Commission celebrates Earth Week with the following events: 

April 9 - 30

Recycled Art ExhibitionTuesdays from 10 - 3, Wednesdays from 12 - 4, Fridays from 1:30 - 4, and Saturdays from 1 - 4Being held in conjunction with...

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Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Village adopts new Climate Action and Resilience Plan

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Park Forest is taking action to prepare the community for the future impacts of climate change.Park Forest board members Monday night unanimously approved a Climate Action and Resilience Plan.The new plan builds on Park Forest’s Sustainability Plan adopte...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Park Forest Environment Commission presents Earth Week 2018, April 14-22

Park Forest Earth Week 2018

April 14

Gardening Series: Basic Beginning Gardening 2: What’s the difference between annual/perennial, or raised bed vs.digging in the ground? Also basic tools. 10:30 a.m.Wetland Discovery Center | 30 N. Orchard Drive

Opening of the Earth Week Rec...

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Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Gardening series continues Aug. 12

The Saturday Morning Gardening Series continues Aug. 12 with a session on heirlooms: plants, vegetables, and herbs that have stood the test of time. The session begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Wetlands Discovery Center located inside the Park Forest Aqua Cente...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: April 19, 2017

May 6 recycle events available to Park Forest residents

Two upcoming events offer an opportunity to Park Forest residents looking to dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics. See below for full details on each. 

Will County Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Drop-Off Event On Sat...Read on... Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: December 13, 2016

Deadline for residents to order free rain barrels, Dec. 19

Since Park Forest first alerted residents several months ago to an opportunity to order free rain barrels, close to 350 have placed orders. For residents who have not placed orders but are interested in taking advantage of this free rain barrel program, s...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: October 17, 2016

Final gardening course of the year, Oct. 22

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The Saturday Morning Gardening Series presented by the Park Forest Environment Commission concludes for the season on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Have you ever bought seeds with every intention of planting them and never getting around to it? Have you suffered...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: September 6, 2016

Free one-day gardening course on canning, Sept. 17

The Saturday Morning Gardening Series presented by the Park Forest Environment Commission continues on Saturday, Sept. 17, with a presentation on canning.

Now that you have worked so hard in the garden, the rewards are overflowing your pantry and coun...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: August 10, 2016

Free rain barrels available to Park Forest residents in Cook County

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Free rain barrels are available to Village residents in the Cook County section of Park Forest through the end of 2016. The rain barrel program is a cooperative effort by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and the Village of P...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: July 18, 2016

Growing Green Recycle Fest, July 30

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The Growing Green Recycle Fest, an event for the disposal of televisions, household batteries, used shoes, used eyeglasses, document destruction, and more, is scheduled for Saturday, July 30.

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Free one-day gardening course on container gardening secrets, June 25

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The Saturday Morning Gardening Series presented by the Park Forest Environment Commission continues on Saturday, June 25, with a presentation on container gardening secrets.

Whether you live in an apartment, condo, town home, or a single-family home, ...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: April 12, 2016

Park Forest’s policy for safer, more convenient streets named among the nation’s best

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In 2015, Park Forest, IL made a formal commitment to safer streets that work for everyone by passing a Complete Streets policy. Now, this policy has been named one of the best in the nation from last year.

The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015, an...Read on...

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

Household Hazardous Waste & Motor Oil Collection Event, April 16

Household Hazardous Waste & Motor Oil Collection Event in Frankfort
April 16 | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Open to Will County Residents Only

Lincoln-Way East High School Parking Lot201 Colorado Avenue
Frankfort, IL, 60423-1333815-727-8834

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Posted on: October 16, 2015

Final gardening lecture of season, Oct. 17

Park Forest’s final lecture of the 2015 gardening series happens tomorrow, October 17, with a session on the basics of composting. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Park Forest’s Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive.

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Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: August 13, 2015

Document destruction event, Sept. 12

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The Village of Park Forest will hold a document destruction event on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in DownTown Park Forest at the corner of Main Street and Cunningham Drive. The event is free and limited to Park Forest residents only. ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

Gardening lecture on backyard fruits, August 15

Park Forest’s gardening lecture series continues on Saturday, August 15 with a session on backyard fruits. Dr. James Theuri from the University of Illinois will teach attendees how to successfully raise different fruit varieties in your own backyard.

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

Learn to recycle paints at Farmers' Market, July 25

Learn how to recycle water based/latex paint at the Park Forest Farmers' Market, Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The Park Forest Farmers' Market is located at 271 W. Lakewood Blvd., just across from the Park Forest Police Department.Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

Park Forest lands 3-STAR Community Rating for sustainable practices

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The Village of Park Forest is pleased to announce its new 3-STAR Community Rating for leadership in sustainable practices by STAR Community Rating System (STAR).

The STAR Community Rating System is a robust sustainability rating system for cities, t...Read on...

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Posted on: April 8, 2015

Recycling tour Earth Day celebration, April 22

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The Park Forest Environment Commission invites you to see what happens to your recycled items after they leave the curb. View the recycling process at Homewood Star Disposals state-of-the-art sorting and processing facility in Homewood.

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Village adopts complete streets policy

The Park Forest Board of Trustees adopted the Park Forest Complete Streets Policy on March 23, taking another step toward more sustainable practices.

The Complete Streets movement aims to develop integrated, connected networks of streets that are safe...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: January 2, 2015

Christmas tree disposal at the Aqua Center

If you're looking to dispose of your Christmas tree, the Park Forest Aqua Center is a drop-off site, now through Jan. 31.

The north side of the parking lot of the Aqua Center is sectioned off where residents should look to drop their trees.

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Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: December 12, 2014

Village adopts Bike & Pedestrian Plan

The Park Forest Board of Trustees adopted the proposed Park Forest Bike & Pedestrian Plan at the Dec. 8 Village Board meeting.

A Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Local Technical Assistance grant application was written and awarded f...Read on...

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News Flash

Posted on: December 6, 2019

Fiorenzo is 2019's Park Forest Business Person of the Year

Business Person of the Year - 2019

Ten years after becoming the first-ever recipient of the Park Forest Business Person of the Year Award, Janet Fiorenzo is now the first ever two-time recipient of the award.Fiorenzo was officially recognized as the 2019 Sam Montella Park Forest Business P...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Public hearing for proposed property tax levy, Dec. 2

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY FOR THE VILLAGE OF PARK FOREST

I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy for the Village of Park Forest shall be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall, Board Room, 350 Victo...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Park Forest lands Governor’s Hometown Award for service to veterans

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Park Forest is one of 21 communities in Illinois to receive a 2019 Governor’s Hometown Award.The Governor’s Hometown Awards program gives formal recognition to those who contributed to their community’s quality of life throug...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Street sweeping begins Nov. 18

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Street sweeping begins Monday, Nov. 18, in Park Forest.  

How Street Sweeping WorksThe street sweeper normally begins in the north part of Park Forest and continues south. The number of streets cleaned each day depends on the amount of leaves and/...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Park Forest remembers Steve Campbell

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Former Park Forest trustee Steve Campbell has passed.Campbell was a local businessman who owned Campbell Furniture and Bingo City in the Norwood Square Shopping Center on Western Avenue in Park Forest for several years. Subsequent to that, Campbell served...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Park Forest remembers Harold Brown

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Former Park Forest trustee Harold Brown has passed.

Brown served as village trustee from 2001 to 2006 before relocating to Arizona. Prior to the move, Brown and his wife, Rose Carol, were residents of Park Forest for over 50 years.

In addition to his servic...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

November is Resident Appreciation Month

Resident Appreciation Month

Several resident appreciation events are slated to take place this month. The events include:• Community Raffle | November 1 - 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive• Experience the Flavors of Park Forest food tasting | November 9 from...

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View the Resident Appreciation Month flyer now Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Grocery store expected to open after new year now hiring

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An estimated 80-plus jobs will be filled in the coming months as a new Park Forest grocer prepares to open just after the new year.Jet Foods, to be located at 120 Orchard Drive, will anchor Orchard Park Plaza which was recently purchased by Freedom Develo...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

70 Years of the Park Forest Police Department program, Nov. 10

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On, Sunday Nov. 10, the Park Forest Historical Society will host retired Chief Cliff Butz and current Park Forest Chief of Police Christopher Mannino to discuss 70 Years of the Park Forest Police Department.  Park Forest's Public Safety Departmen...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Village to hold financial update meeting, Nov. 2

Financial Update 19

The Park Forest Board of Trustees will meet with village department heads Saturday, Nov. 2, to discuss village finances.The meeting will cover several areas including:

  • Preliminary Fiscal Year 2019 Year End Results
  • Current Year Trends
  • Tax Levy Projections
  • Depa...
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Read the financial update information packet now Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Village to hold Halloween, fall fest events

Halloween events and Fall Fest

Several events sponsored by the Village of Park Forest are schedule over the final week of October.  View details on each below. 

Please note: Trick or Treating hours in Park Forest this year are from 3 to 8 p.m. 

Haunted House

Oct...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Village seeks applicants for trustee vacancy, application deadline Oct. 25

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The Village of Park Forest Board of Trustees seeks qualified candidates for the position of Trustee to fill a vacancy for an 18 month term.  It is anticipated that the process will unfold to seat the new trustee no later than the Nov. 25, 2019 bo...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Nominate Your Park Forest Business Person of the Year by Oct. 31

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Park Forest's Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) is seeking nominations for the EDAG 2019 Sam Montella Business Person of the Year. 

The EDAG Sam Montella Business Person of the Year award is an annual award to recognize Park Forest busine...

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Nominate someone now! Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Park Forest Complete Count Committee aims to boost census participation, population numbers

Complete Count Kickoff Meeting

Park Forest's newly formed Complete Count Committee met Tuesday evening at Village Hall to lay the groundwork for maximum Park Forest participation in the 2020 Census.The group of nearly 40 Park Forest stakeholders – comprised of village employe...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Public hearing on cannabis sales in Park Forest set for Oct. 8 at Freedom Hall

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On January 1, 2020, the State of Illinois will permit licensed businesses to sell, grow, and process adult use recreational cannabis. The Village of Park Forest is currently in the process of determining whether or not to permit these businesses to operat...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

68th Annual Pancake Day Oct. 5 at Rich East High School

Pancake Day

The Kiwanis Club of Park Forest’s 68th Annual Pancake Day takes place on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rich East High School, 300 Sauk Trail.Pancake Day has been a proud community tradition for decades. Attendees enjoy all-you-can-eat golden ...

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Purchase your tickets online now Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Park Forest teens pursuing careers in fire service awarded scholarships

Fire service scholarships

Three Park Forest teens aspiring to careers in the fire service are the recipients of a new Rich East High School Fire and EMS Scholarship. Marshon Baines, David Palmer, and Kyle Young will each receive a share of $1,700 raised last year as part of a fund...

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View the flyer for Halloween Trivia Night Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Congresswoman Kelly to Host 7th Annual Hiring Event and Job Readiness Bootcamp

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Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host her 7th Annual Hiring Event for residents of the 2nd Congressional District on Friday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Lan-Oak Park District, 2550 178th St., Lansing. More than 50 employers with active job ope...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Hydrant flushing, Sept. 16 - Oct. 16

Hydrant Flushing

Park Forest is currently conducting village-wide hydrant flushing. Hydrant flushing began Monday, Sept. 16, and continues through Oct. 16.Flushing takes place weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No flushing is done on weekends. Hydrants are flushed to en...

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View the hydrant flushing map now Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Park Forest remembers Robert McCray

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A public memorial gathering for Park Forest Trustee Robert McCray has been scheduled for Thursday, September 26, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., at Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street, in Park Forest.McCray, a resident of Park Forest for over 40 years, was first el...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Village-wide Garage Sale, Sept. 21-22

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Park Forest’s Village-wide Garage Sale takes place on September 21 and 22 with over 70 homes participating.

Click on the link below to view a listing. 

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View a list of participating addresses Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Park Forest Art Fair returns for 64th year, features Music Fest and Plaque Dedication

Park Forest Art Fair 2019

The 64th Annual Park Forest Art Fair takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. 

The Park Forest Art Fair is the second oldest juried art fair in the Chicago area. The finest artists in the Midwest...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Village encourages resident participation at upcoming District 227 board meetings

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Residents in Park Forest this week will receive a mailing from the Village of Park Forest encouraging resident participation at upcoming School District 227 board meetings following months of discussion and speculation on the future of the district which ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Park Forest Fire Dept. to hire firefighter/paramedics, accepting applications through Oct. 10

See Yourself In Service at the Park Forest Fire Department

The Park Forest Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic until October 10.

Click on the link below to learn more. 

Learn more Park Forest Fire Department openings Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Park Forest Police set to hire new officers, accepting applications through Oct. 10

Park Forest Police looking for applicants

The Park Forest Police Department is looking to add new officers.The 55-member police force with 41 sworn officers began a new recruitment period Monday and will accept applications through Oct. 10.The department is encouraging those in pursuit of an exci...

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Click to download the application packet now Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Registration open for Village-wide Garage Sale happening Sept. 21 & 22

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Do you have items you no longer need that could be sold for a few dollars? Do you love discovering a great deal at a garage sale? Park Forest’s Village-wide Garage Sale is back in 2019. The sale takes place the weekend of the Park Forest Art Fai...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Beautification Awards Committee seeking nominations and volunteers

Beautification Awards - 19

The Park Forest Beautification Awards Committee makes a return this summer and is in need of your help to make this shortened season a success.  

How can you help?

Nominate a Property

You can nominate properties that are examples of good maintenance...

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Click to nominate a home now! Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Take a stand against crime on August 6 for National Night Out

National Night Out 2019

The Park Forest Police Department invites you to join them, along with 16,000 other communities across the country, in celebrating National Night Out Against Crime on August 6.Organize a gathering on your block, invite your neighbors to take part, and joi...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Park Forest Growing Green Recycle Fest July 27th

Growing Green Recycle Fest

Park Forest's annual recycle event allows residents to recycle televisions (for a fee), document shredding, eyeglasses, books, and much more. See flyer for full details.

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Recycle Fest Flyer Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Park Forest welcomes AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps volunteers

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An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team is again set for service in the Village of Park Forest this summer.The NCCC team this week begins its first of an eight-week stay in the community.“The Village of Park Forest is very ha...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Mandatory boil order lifted, residents may resume normal water usage

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Park  Forest is no longer under a boil order.The boil order, which began Friday afternoon, was lifted Monday at 1:50 p.m. after village water samples taken over the weekend all came back clear.Residents may now resume normal water usage.Village o...

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View Frequently Asked Questions on Boil Orders Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 4, 2019

Will County Emergency Management Agency seeks resident feedback on flooding damages

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The heavy rains last week caused flooding in the Steger, Crete, and Park Forest area. As the area begins to recover, the Will County Emergency Management Agency is looking for additional information about how the flooding may have impacted you.

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Park Forest Civic Leadership Academy seeks applicants for fall program

Park Forest Civic Leadership Academy

The Park Forest Civic Leadership Academy is currently accepting applications for the fall program.The program helps area residents further their understanding of the community and its leadership by:• Exposing participants to a host of current and...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

District 227 considering closure of Rich East, other options to address deterioration, student body

Rich East High School

Park Forest’s Rich East High School could be closing.  

Tuesday evening, District 227 board members considered options for remedying the district’s deteriorating buildings and a student body district officials say no longer war...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Park Forest board members affirm support for village manager

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Park Forest Village Manager Tom Mick will remain in his post.Following the Village’s regular meeting Monday night, board members, Mick, and Village Attorney Burt Odelson met in a two and a half hour executive session. Mick and Park Forest Mayor ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

What to know about solicitors going door-to-door in Park Forest

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With warmer weather here, numerous residents have reported solicitors going door-to-door to engage residents on natural gas or electrical services. It has been reported that representatives claiming to be partners of the Village ask to view resident's bil...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

June is Resident Appreciation Month

Resident Appreciation Month - June 2019

Several resident appreciation events are slated to take place this month. The events include: • Paint 'n' Sip | June 7 at 7 p.m. | Artistic Flow, 200 Main Street• Community BBQ | June 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. | Village Green, Main Street a...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Village to hold public hearing on proposed budget on Monday, June 3

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Park Forest residents are invited to attend a Public Hearing, Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, on the Park Forest Board of Trustees’ proposed 2019/2020 Budget.The Public Hearing follows budget meetings held throughout the...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Memorial Day program on May 27 remembers those lost while serving

Memorial Day 19

The Park Forest American Legion hosts its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27 at 11 a.m. The program takes place at the corner of Main Street and Cunningham Drive in Downtown Park Forest and includes placement of remembrance wreaths in solemn honor of ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Park Forest Aqua Center opens for 67th season on June 1

Park Forest Aqua Center - presale - 2018

The Park Forest Aqua Center opens for the season on Saturday, June 1.Since 1959, the Park Forest Aqua Center has been one of the region's most popular aquatic facilities. Amenities Include:

  • Lap pools
  • Lanes available for open swim
  • Swim Lessons
  • Water Fitness&am...
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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Park Forest budget review sessions set for May and June

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The Village of Park Forest has approved the budget review schedule for the proposed 2019-20 budget. Residents are welcome to attend any or all of the upcoming budget review sessions at Village Hall.

Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Park Forest election results official, applicants sought for trustee vacancy

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Park Forest officially has new elected leaders set to be sworn into their posts with the sunset of the current board in May.Voting results from the April 4 election became official Tuesday with current Park Forest trustee Jonathan Vanderbilt defeating cur...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019 election results

Village Hall

Below are unofficial election results for the April 2, 2019 races for Park Forest village president, Park Forest trustee, and Park Forest Public Library trustee.

Results reflect votes received in Cook County, Will County, and total votes in Cook and Will C...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Elections in Park Forest to be held April 2, information for voters

Village Hall

Election Day in Park Forest is Tuesday, April 2. Park Forest residents will vote for candidates in mayoral, Village trustee, school board, and library board races in the Village.

For Cook County residents with questions about their voting location, visit C...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Park Forest Aqua Center offers pre-sale discounted rates on 2019 passes

Park Forest Aqua Center - presale - 2018

Season passes to the Park Forest Aqua Center are currently on sale for a discounted rate. Specials are taking place throughout the months of March and April.

March Into Summer Special

From March 1 to March 31, season passes for a Park Forest family of three...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Hydrant flushing begins April 8

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant flushing will be conducted April 8 through May 8. Flushing takes place on weekdays at 8:30 a.m. No flushing is done on weekends. Hydrants are flushed to ensure that water does not stagnate in the system. During flushing, your water may become disc...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Village adopts resolution signaling race, equity and leadership plan in the works

REAL-web

Close to three years after launching a comprehensive review of the village’s policies, procedures, and practices, Park Forest is now taking official action to establish and implement a race, equity, and leadership plan.A resolution passed by Par...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Congresswoman Kelly, Park Forest Youth Commission to hold youth job fairs

Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Youth Job Expo for young men and women between the ages of 16 and 23 on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, in the Media Center of Rich South High School, 5000 Sauk Trail, Richton Park.More than 50 employers w...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Will County early voting locations

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Early voting in Will County is from March 18 to April 1. Park Forest's Village Hall is no longer an early voting site for Will County residents. This decision was made by Will County. The below information is being provided for Will County residents inter...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Vehicle stickers on sale now, rates increase May 1

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Sales of the Village of Park Forest vehicle sticker begin each year on March 1. The 2019-20 vehicle sticker may be purchased now at Village Hall or online.Vehicle stickers must be purchased and properly displayed on all vehicles registered in the Village ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Upcoming forums allow residents to hear from candidates running for P.F. office

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Several forums will be held over the coming months for candidates running in the April 2 election. The forums are sponsored by various community organizations and allow residents to learn more about the candidates and where they stand on various issues.Up...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Village adopts new Climate Action and Resilience Plan

Park Forest Sustainability

Park Forest is taking action to prepare the community for the future impacts of climate change.Park Forest board members Monday night unanimously approved a Climate Action and Resilience Plan.The new plan builds on Park Forest’s Sustainability Plan adopte...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Parking ticket rate increases to $50

Violation Increase

After nearly 30 years, the $25 parking ticket rate in Park Forest is going up.The move comes after an analysis conducted by Park Forest Police found the village at the bottom of a list that compared fines levied by 12 area municipalities. Eight of the 12 ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Warming centers available in Park Forest

Village Hall

Officials in Park Forest are urging residents to stay indoors, if at all possible, Tuesday evening through Thursday morning as potentially record-breaking temperatures are expected to sweep thru the area.All Village services, including Village Hall, will ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Village amends ordinance to include anti-nepotism language

Village Hall

Park Forest is hoping to eliminate any possibility of improper hires.Village board members voted unanimously Monday night to adopt an amendment that adds anti-nepotism language to an already existing ordinance outlining the responsibilities of the Village...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Ostenburg named chair of Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

Ostenburg to speak at housing conference

Mayor John A. Ostenburg of Park Forest has been elected to serve as chairperson for the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. The decision was made by members of the MMC Executive Board at its November 19 meeting. Mayor Ostenburg will serve in the post through the ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Nominate Your Favorite Business Person of the Year by Oct. 31

Czupryn is Park Forest's Business Person of the Year for 2017

The Park Forest Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) seeks nominees from residents, civic groups, and businesses to recognize a Park Forest business owner who is committed to community service. Do you know a Park Forest business owner who has made a...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Park Forest celebrates Halloween with numerous events

Halloween18

Park Forest celebrates Halloween with several events beginning on Oct. 26 and running through Oct. 31. See below for information on each event.Please note trick or treating hours in Park Forest this year are 3 to 8 p.m. 

Haunts Against Hunger Haun...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Police issue community alert following reported paintball attacks

Community Alert

Park Forest Police today released the following community alert after reports of numerous paintball attacks in the Village. In the evening hours of Wednesday, September 26, and the morning hours of Thursday, September 27, there were several incidents in w...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Officer Tim Jones stars in police lip sync video

Officer Tim Jones stars in lip sync challenge video

Earlier this year, videos of police departments across the country putting on their best lip-syncing faces began to surface on the internet. The craze, dubbed the #lipsyncchallenge, showed the lighter side of policing as officers provided entertaining vis...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Park Forest Fire Department assists Lansing after semi crashes into building

PFFD assists Lansing following crash

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, while the Park Forest Fire Department was preparing for a moment of silence in memory of the 9/11 attacks, a request for the MABAS Division 27 Technical Rescue team was dispatched to assist the Lansing Fire Department after a semi tr...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Download the Village of Park Forest app today

Park Forest App

The Village of Park Forest mobile app is now available! This new digital tool provides an on-the-go connection for individuals seeking resources, news, and information from their smart phones or tablets.

The Village of Park Forest app can be used to enjoy ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Park Forest budget review sessions set for May and June

Park Forest Budget Review 2018-19

The Village of Park Forest has approved the budget review schedule for the proposed 2018-19 budget. Residents are welcome to attend any or all of the upcoming budget review sessions at Village Hall.

Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Park Forest Aqua Center pre-sale offers discounted rates on season passes

Park Forest Aqua Center - presale - 2018

Season passes to the Park Forest Aqua Center are currently on sale for a discounted rate.Specials are taking place throughout the months of March and April.

March Into Summer Special

From March 1 to March 31, residents and non-residents of Park Forest pay t...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Vehicle stickers on sale, rates increase May 1

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Sales of the 2018-19 Village of Park Forest vehicle sticker begin March 1. Stickers may be purchased at Village Hall or online.

Vehicle stickers must be purchased and properly displayed on all vehicles registered in the Village of Park Forest by the end of...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Park Forest Environment Commission presents Earth Week 2018, April 14-22

Park Forest Earth Week 2018

April 14

Gardening Series: Basic Beginning Gardening 2: What’s the difference between annual/perennial, or raised bed vs.digging in the ground? Also basic tools. 10:30 a.m.Wetland Discovery Center | 30 N. Orchard Drive

Opening of the Eart...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Park Forest to recognize Officer Tim Jones Monday with honorary street

Honorary Officer Tim Jones Way

The Park Forest Board of Trustees Monday evening will officially designate a section of Lakewood Boulevard, from Forest Boulevard to Orchard Drive, as Honorary Officer Tim Jones Way.

A dedication will take place at 6 p.m. just outside of the Park Forest Po...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Park Forest mayor to co-chair national group on race, equity and leadership

Ostenburg to speak at housing conference

Mayor John A. Ostenburg of Park Forest has been appointed co-chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Council for 2018. The council has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s strategic focus on elimin...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Congresswoman Kelly to speak in Park Forest on gun violence

Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will address issues of gun violence, both mass shootings and street incidents from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, at St. Irenaeus Church in Park Forest.

The program is sponsored by the interfaith Park Forest People of Faith. ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Early voting details for Park Forest residents

Early voting in Park Forest - 2018

COOK COUNTY EARLY VOTING

Please note, Park Forest's Village Hall is only an early voting location for Cook County residents. Early voting information, including early voting locations, for Will County residents is below.Early Voting for Cook County residen...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Neighborhood meeting program continues with Feb. 28 meeting at Freedom Hall

Park Forest Neighborhood Meeting Program - 2018

Park Forest continues its Neighborhood Meeting Program in 2018 with several meetings this year, beginning with a Feb. 28 meeting at Freedom Hall.Upcoming neighborhood meetings are as follows:

Wednesday, February 28 at 7 p.m.  |  Location:...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Park Forest police officer pens article about career in law enforcement

MVold

Park Forest Police Officer Meghan Vold penned an article for the police news website TenTwoTimes this week detailing why she serves in law enforcement.In the article, Vold shares her love for kids, her belief in empathy and acts of kindness, and her missi...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Park Forest remembers Katherine Armstrong

Armstrong

A memorial service for former Village Trustee Katherine Armstrong is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 25, from 4 p.m. to  8 p.m. at University Park Golf Club, 23520 Crawford Ave. in University Park.A resident of Park Forest for over six decades, Armsto...

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Posted on: February 19, 2018

Park Forest hosts youth providers summit

Park Forest Youth Summit ཎ

Close to 60 local organizations that provide service to area kids attended a summit Friday in downtown Park Forest at Dining on the Green banquet hall.Participants included Park Forest staff members, schools, public service agencies, local civic groups an...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Ostenburg participates in 'State of the County' event

Ostenburg to speak at housing conference

Mayor John A. Ostenburg of Park Forest represented the South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association (SSMMA) at the “State of the County Community Breakfast” held at Nehemiah Christian Center in Harvey on Jan. 26. The event was sponsored by Cook County...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Park Forest 1 of 4 to receive highest designation for efforts in solar

Park Forest receives special recognition from SolSmart

Today, the national SolSmart program recognized 15 Chicago-area municipalities and counties for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for residents and businesses to go solar.

These communities have taken bold steps to encourage solar energy growth...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Board members to consider future of Health Dept. at Monday meeting

Board to discuss Health Department future, Feb. 5

On Monday, Feb. 5, Park Forest board members will consider a resolution to discontinue the home healthcare and clinical services of the Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus.A special workshop was held Jan. 29 to begin to discuss the future of the dep...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Homewood Disposal says no increase to yard waste bags, stickers

Homewood Disposal

Homewood Disposal recently announced that there will be no increase in the cost of yard waste bags and stickers in 2018. The garbage disposal service says it will experience a three percent increase in the amount they are charged to dump at the compost si...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Mayor named panelist at February housing conference

Ostenburg to speak at housing conference

Mayor John A. Ostenburg of Park Forest will serve on a panel discussing the topic “Clean It or Lien It: Dealing with Vacant and Blighted Properties” as part of the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing Feb. 21 and ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Park Forest wins best tasting water award in regional competition

Park Forest wins Best Tasting Water in South Suburbs

Park Forest has the best tasting water in Chicago’s south suburbs according to the Illinois Section American Water Works Association (ISAWWA).Taste Contest Chair Chuck Lawrence presented Park Forest's Chief Water Plant Operator David Vavrek with the award...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Board approves electronics recycling agreement with Homewood Disposal

HomewoodDisposal_ElectronicsRecycling

Park Forest board members on Jan. 16 approved a measure that now allows residents to place electrics at the curb on garbage day for pick-up by Homewood Disposal at no extra charge. To have electronics picked up at your home, residents should review the be...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Village welcomes new deputy police chief

Ryzki

The Park Forest Police Department’s Brian Rzyski, who since October has assumed the role of deputy chief following the promotion of former deputy chief Christopher Mannino to police chief, was officially sworn in Monday evening.Rzyski is in this...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Czupryn is 2017's Park Forest Business Person of the Year

Czupryn is Park Forest's Business Person of the Year for 2017

Ed Czupryn of the Park Forest Currency Exchange is Park Forest’s Business Person of the Year for 2017.

Czupryn was presented the Sam Montella Business Person of the Year Award Monday at Village Hall during Park Forest’s Board of Trustee...

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