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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Cook County rolls out program to create healthy homes; what Park Forest residents should know

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Park Forest residents in Cook County can participate in an income-based program to create healthy homes for families.

Cook County has allocated $30 million to establish Healthy Homes for Healthy Families, which supports income-eligible suburban Cook County...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: October 25, 2023

Rebuilding Together-Metro Chicago, Village announce grant program aimed at rehabbing homes

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Rebuilding Together - Metro Chicago and the Village of Park Forest announced their collaboration for National Rebuilding Day 2024 and the Safe at Home program earlier this week.

These initiatives aim to enrich the quality of life for Park Forest residents ...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: October 23, 2023

Nominations for the Sam Montella Business Person of the Year Award due Oct. 31

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Park Forest's Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) is seeking nominations for the EDAG 2023 Sam Montella Business Person of the Year. 

The deadline is Oct. 31.

The EDAG Sam Montella Business Person of the Year award is an annual award to reco...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund program closing late next month

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Homeowners have a little more than a month to apply for a state grant that can assist with mortgages, property taxes, insurance, and HOA fees.

Illinois will no longer accept applications on Oct 31., for the Homeowner Assistance Fund Program.

Illinois Homeow...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Village of Park Forest celebrates National Hispanic American Heritage Month

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The Village of Park Forest is celebrating National Hispanic American Heritage Month.

 

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept 15 to Oct 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citize...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: August 23, 2023

Park Forest hosts family-friendly 'Night on the Town' event on Saturday

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The Village of Park Forest hosts "Night on Town" Saturday on the Village Green from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., giving residents another opportunity to enjoy summer. 

Park Foresters are invited to the game night-themed event, offering giveaways, c...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: June 21, 2023

The Village of Park Forest announces the winners of last week's basket raffle

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The Village of Park Forest announced the winners of last week's basket raffle. The giveaway is part of "Resident Appreciation Month." 

Last week, the Village hosted a raffle where residents could come to Village Hall and enter their name...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Hundreds of Park Foresters attend Resident Appreciation BBQ

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Hundreds of Park Foresters gathered for the annual Resident Appreciation  BBQ on Wednesday. The event doubles as the official kick-off to Main Street Nights - the summer-long concert series on the Village Green.

Village staff and elected officials...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: June 14, 2023

The Village of Park Forest announces the winners of last week's water bill raffle

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The Village of Park Forest announced the winners of last week's water bill raffle. The giveaway is part of "Resident Appreciation Month." 

Last week, the Village hosted a raffle where residents could come to Village Hall and ent...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Resident Appreciation BBQ, Main Street Nights kick off on Wednesday

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The Village of Park Forest hosts its annual Resident Appreciation BBQ on Wednesday, June 14, on the Village Green at 6 p.m.

The event has been going on since 2014 with Village employees and elected officials serving residents. 

Village Manager Tom ...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: May 5, 2023

Village hosts Housing Fair on May 6

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Have you ever thought about home ownership but need help navigating the process? The Village of Park Forest is hosting a Housing Fair on Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. at Village Hall, to help residents interested in buying homes.

Park Forest Communit...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: April 21, 2023

The Village of Park Forest partners with IHDA to provide roofing repairs to homeowners

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The Village of Park Forest has partnered with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) to provide roofing repair and replacement loans of up to $21,500 to eligible homeowners.

Village Planner Andrew Brown said Park Forest had been hoping a program...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: December 8, 2022

'Tis the season of giving! Park Forest hosting Hat, Scarf, and Gloves Giveaway Saturday

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The season of giving is in full swing in Park Forest. 

The village will host a hat, scarf, and gloves giveaway this Saturday at Village Hall. Additionally, the village is giving away any remaining in-stock coats that are on hand. There will also b...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Park Forest Hats, Scarfs, and Gloves Giveaway, Dec. 10

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The Commission of Human Relations at Village of Park Forest will host a coats, hats, scarfs, gloves, and turkey giveaway at Village Hall on Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Donation of coats, hats, scarfs, and gloves are still being accepted. To don...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Quarterly Business Breakfast with SBAC

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Businesses: you are invited to join the Village of Park Forest at their December Quarterly Business Breakfast with the Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC)!

The quarterly business breakfast is a networking opportunity for businesses in the community to d...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 17, 2023

2023 Park Forest shopping & services guide is now available

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The 2023 Park Forest Shopping & Services Guide is now available online with active links to business websites. There will not be a hard copy available for this issue. Look for an updated issue later this year with hard copies available. Please contact...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Nominate Your Park Forest Business Person of the Year by Nov. 30

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Park Forest's Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) is seeking nominations for the EDAG 2022 Sam Montella Business Person of the Year. 

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

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Nominate someone now! Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Main Street Market continues

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The Main Street Market is having another successful year. The Market takes place on Main Street, just across from Victory Centre, and offers a variety of fresh flowers, fresh fruits, vegetables, bakery goods, herbs and dairy products. Local businesses are...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Main Street Fest ft. CeCe Peniston, Aug. 20

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Join the Village of Park Forest for the Main Street Fest, Saturday, Aug. 20, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join the village at 349 Main Street, Park Forest IL, 60466. The event is free as is parking, but registration is a MUST. VIP tickets are available as well ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Main Street Fest, Paint n' Sip, Aug. 20

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Join the Village of Park Forest for an afternoon of painting n' sipping on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m at 349 Main Street, Park Forest IL, 60466 .  No painting experience needed, just bring your creativity. All supplies will be provi...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Quarterly Business Breakfast, Sept. 15

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  • FREE to attend
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast 
  • Networking

Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.

To RSVP: Call 708-283-5617 or visit the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/399116978627

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Additional Info... Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Volunteers needed for Night on the Town!

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Volunteers are needed for the Village of Park Forest's Night on the Town on Aug. 6, 2022!

Volunteer's will work 3:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Please bring a bottle of water!

Can be Counted as Volunteer Hours!

Questions?

Please contact Evelyn Randle, Community Relation...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Fiorenzo lands Park Forest Business Person of the Year Award a third time

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Park Forest's Sam Montella Business Person of the Year Award recipient for 2021 is Janet Fiorenzo of Tower Cleaners. 

View the award presentation below.

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Quarterly Business Breakfast - Breakfast With the Board

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You are invited to join the Village of Park Forest Mayor and the Board of Trustees for an IN-PERSON informal and engaging breakfast and panel discussion.

  • FREE to attend
  • Complimentary Breakfast Buffet
  • Networking
  • Hear the Goals of the Board
  • Get the most recent V...
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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Business After Hours

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Join us for a Business After Hours at Dining On The Green.  We're eager to get back to face-to-face networking. Hosted in partnership with the Chicago Southland Chamber and Rotary Club of Chicago Heights-Park Forest. Light refreshments w...

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Additional Info... Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Annual Community Clean Up

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Volunteers Needed!

Join us for the Park Forest Annual Community Clean Up!

April 2, 2022 from 9am-Noon.

Meet at Hidden Meadows Golf Range, 23521 Crawford Avenue, Park Forest, IL 60466.

Bring gloves and dress for the weather!

**Sponsored by the Park Forest Susta...

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Additional Info... Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Resident attendance sought at March 16 planning meeting for future of downtown

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Park Forest is creating a blueprint for the future of the Village's DownTown. The new plan, created by the community, will result in a set of policies and programs that direct future growth and development in the area. 

The Village is ask...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Park Forest seeks input from business community and residents on new DownTown Plan

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Park Forest is seeking the input of the business community and residents in developing the Village's new DownTown Master Plan. 

A special workshop for business leaders will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., at Dini...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Video: Park Forest celebrates Black History Month

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Did you miss Park Forest's Black History Month Celebration? Click below to watch it now. 

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Comcast Business brings advanced network technology to Downtown Park Forest

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Comcast Business announced last week that it has expanded its advanced network infrastructure in Downtown Park Forest, adding a half mile of fiber optic cable along Forest Blvd, Victory Drive, Main Street and Liberty Drive. The expansion, which will bring...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

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

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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: 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: 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: March 10, 2022

Video: Park Forest Community Oscar Awards 2022

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On January 28, 2022, Park Forest held the Park Forest Community Oscar Awards at Freedom Hall. Click below to view the video now!

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News