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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Village asks residents to watch for localize flooding, water main breaks amid mid-winter thaw

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The Village of Park Forest Department Public Works (D.P.W.) asks residents to be vigilant of local street flooding, water main breaks, and possible ice during this mid-winter thaw.

After a week and a half of temperatures running well below normal, forecast...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Village urges residents to be proactive ahead of major winter storm this weekend

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The Department of Public Works (D.P.W) in Park Forest is preparing for a significant winter storm that's expected to dump anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow across the region on Friday and Saturday morning, according to forecasters.

 

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Village officials give tips to prevent pipes from freezing this winter

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As winter approaches, Park Forest officials remind residents to be proactive and safeguard their home's plumbing. 

Pipes burst in the winter when temperatures drop enough for the water within the lines to freeze. This process increases pressure in...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: October 5, 2023

Village officials urge residents not to rake leaves in the streets to prevent flooding

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With fall weather finally arriving in the Village of Park Forest, officials remind residents not to rake their leaves into the streets.

Leaves, like other yard waste, can clog storm drains, which can cause street flooding. The drains are vital during storm...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: October 3, 2023

Village spends $9 million on roughly six miles of roadway over the last year

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If you've driven around the Village lately, you'll notice some of the area streets have been repaved. Over the last year, the Village of Park Forest has spent nearly $9 million on roughly six miles of roadway.

Assistant Public Works Direc...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: September 27, 2023

Village urges residents to keep storm drains clear amid recent rains to prevent street flooding

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As forecasters call for more rainfall this week, the Village of Park Forest is asking residents to pitch in and assist in keeping storm drains clear of litter and debris.

The grated storm drains that you see on almost every street corner allow rainwater to...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Public Works prepares for upcoming winter with various projects

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The Department of Public Works continues to improve the Village's infrastructure with various ongoing projects this week. Crews were out in full force doing hydrant flushing and crack sealing. 

Department of Public Works Director Roderick Ysaguirr...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Public Works reminds residents hydrant flushing begins Monday, Sept. 18

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The Department of Public Works announced earlier this week that crews will begin fall hydrant flushing next Monday, Sept 18., on the north end of the Village.

 

Residents can track where crews are flushing hydrants by using the interactive...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: August 22, 2023

Village paints, adds logo on water tower near Blackhawk Drive

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The Department of Public Works is giving the water tower off of Blackhawk Drive a fresh new coat of paint.

Earlier this week, crews were out power washing the water tower and will continue to prep it for the paint job over the next several weeks. ...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Village Manager Tom Mick explains why some trees are removed from the parkways amid construction

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The Village of Park Forest is working towards resurfacing about five miles of roadway this summer. With that work, the Village is also replacing curb aprons, sidewalks, and streets. 

Some residents voiced their concerns about the Village removing ...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: August 7, 2023

DPW announces water main construction project that scheduled for Aug. 21

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The Department of Public Works (DPW) will start a new water main construction project later this month that could cause water service interruption for some residents. 

Officials sent mailers to residents last week who live near the intersection of...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Construction work may cause water service interruption near the area of the Westbridge Apartments

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Residents in the Westbridge Apartments area, near the intersection of Western and Steger, can expect water disruptions, as the Department of Public Works will replace a water valve in the area. This work will be scheduled for Monday, June 5, at 8 a.m. and...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: April 27, 2023

Road work continues along Shabbona Drive with curb and driveway apron removal

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The Department of Public Works (DPW) is alerting residents that crews will begin removing the curb and driveway apron on the north and east side of the street from lndianwood Boulevard to Seneca Street starting Wednesday, May 3.

This work is a part of the ...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: April 26, 2023

DPW announces restriping project for Orchard Dr. slated for Monday, May 1

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Heads up, motorists!

Superior Road Striping will start a restriping project on Orchard Drive on Monday, May  1.

Officials say the project will be from Lincoln Highway (Route 30) to Lakewood and last a few days. There will be no road closures. Howev...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: April 20, 2023

Village secures millions in grants to improve infrastructure across Park Forest

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Construction season is underway, and the Village of Park Forest plans to utilize nearly $4 million in grant funds to make improvements in the community this year. 

The Department of Public Works Assistant Director Nick Christie said the Village ap...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: April 12, 2023

Boil Order Advisory remains in effect for Lincolnwood area; Village thanks residents

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Park Forest's newest water tower is one step closer to being online, and the Department of Public Works (DPW) completed Phase 2 of the water tower connection project on Tuesday night.

Officials with DPW noted things went better than expected, and most of t...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: April 11, 2023

Understanding a Boil Order Advisory - a list of FAQ's

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On Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 2 p.m., the Village of Park Forest will be under a Boil Order Advisory. However, many residents have called Village Hall and asked what that means and how it will impact them.

A Boil Order Advisory (BOA) is a public statement...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: April 7, 2023

Boil Order Advisory to go into effect Tuesday, April 11 at 2 p.m. - for the entire Village

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The Department of Public Works (DPW) will start the second phase of the water tower connection project - which will connect the new water tower to the water distribution system and could cause some water service inconveniences throughout the Village.

The e...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Department of Public Works accomplishments for 2022

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The 2022 construction season is behind us, and the Department of Public Works has significantly improved streets and water mains throughout the Village of Park Forest. 

 

Here's a list of the completed project during last year:

 

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: December 21, 2022

Village prepared for blizzard-like conditions with first snowstorm of winter

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The winter season is officially underway, and the Village of Park Forest Public Works Department is preparing for the season's first significant winter storm. Forecasters predict the region will see blizzard-like conditions starting on Thursday a...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Final street sweeping Monday, Nov. 14

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The Department of Public Works will conduct its fourth and final street sweep of the year beginning Monday. 

Residents are asked to remove their cars from the streets during the hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week so that crews can ...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Nicor natural gas meter relocation program

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Heads up Park Foresters!

Some residents may have received a notice from Nicor Gas about their gas system improvement initiative. The gas company is working to move all natural gas meters currently located inside homes and businesses to the outside.

Not all ...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: September 3, 2022

Hydrant flushing, Sept. 6 - 23

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The Department of Public Works is reminding residents that crews will be out in full force over the next several weeks flushing hydrants throughout the village.

 Flushing began on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and will continue through Sept. 23. Public Works ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Western Avenue resurfacing begins today

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The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting residents that patching and resurfacing of Western Avenue, from Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30), in Chicago Heights, to Steger Road, in Park Forest, will require daytime, intermittent lane closures beginning...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Public hearing on water main project set for Dec. 1 at Village Hall

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PUBLIC COMMENT NOTICE

IEPA FUNDING OF WATER MAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND ELEVATED TANK

 VILLAGE OF PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS

1.         Purpose of the Project  

The purpose of this project is to ...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Metra releases proposed changes to Metra Electric schedule

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Metra today unveiled proposed revisions to its Metra Electric Line schedule and has asked its riders for feedback in an online survey. The new schedule includes changes made necessary by the implementation of the new Positive Train Control (PTC) ...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Metra releases proposed changes to Metra Electric schedule

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Metra today unveiled proposed revisions to its Metra Electric Line schedule and has asked its riders for feedback in an online survey. The new schedule includes changes made necessary by the implementation of the new Positive Train Control (PTC) ...

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Village of Park Forest - Public Works 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 - Public Works News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Homewood Disposal asks for resident assistance in helping stop coronavirus spread

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The following update is being shared on behalf of the village’s waste collection partner, Homewood Disposal. For questions, please contact Homewood Disposal at 708-798-1004.

Dear Valued Municipal Customers:

As of today, Homewood Disposal Services ...

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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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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Water Quality Report for 2020 now available

My Street Nights begins a four-week run July 1

Park Forest's Annual Water Quality Report for 2020 is now available. To view the report now click here

Village of Park Forest - Public Works News