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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Star Disposal closed Labor Day, collection delayed

Star Disposal will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of Labor Day. There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste service performed on Monday, September 4. All service will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week...Read on...
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...

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...
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. 
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...
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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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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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
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Last yard waste collection of 2014 is Nov. 25

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The final yard waste pick-up day of 2014 is November 25. Be sure to stop in to Village Hall, prior to November 25, to pick-up your yard waste bags and stickers, and round out your seasonal clean-up of fallen leaves and other yard waste before winter!

L...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2014

Construction to impact Village Hall traffic flow

An on-going construction project on Victory Drive continues next week with major work taking place just outside of Village Hall. For Tuesday only, parking will be moved to the west side of Village Hall. The pavement will be rough but walkable. Resident...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2014

Storm clean-up completed

The Department of Public Works recently completed a lengthy clean-up process following a powerful storm that hit Park Forest earlier this summer.

Crews collected debris – in some areas several times – brought to the curb by residents throughout town.
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Posted on: July 16, 2014

Storm clean-up continues

The Department of Public Works this week continues its efforts to clear debris left behind from a powerful storm that caused major damage earlier this month.

Crews are currently moving through the Lincolnwood neighborhood and will then continue work o...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2014

Metra parking in Park Forest to increase July 1

Metra commuter lot parking rates in Park Forest increase July 1 from $1 per day to $1.25 per day. Users of the stations at 211th & North Street are advised.

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Water Quality Report for Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2013 now available

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To view the Water Quality Report for Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2013 click on the link below.

View the Water Quality Report
Posted on: April 10, 2014

Public Works meeting with residents impacted by pilot project set for April 15; attendance critical

The Department of Public Works will hold a special meeting Tuesday, April 15, beginning at 6 p.m., at Village Hall for residents impacted by a water main restoration pilot project expected to begin in the coming months.

The upcoming project, Cured In P...Read on...

CIPP Project Details
Posted on: February 19, 2014

Frozen underground pipes leaving some without water

Officials in Park Forest are aware of several homes in town that have no water service due to frozen pipes -- a problem that has no quick and easy solution. Many other towns throughout the region are hearing similar reports, and numbers may continue to go...Read on...

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