Posted on: February 21, 2018

Park Forest remembers Katherine Armstrong

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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

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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

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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 be...

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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...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Ostenburg named panelist for Congresswoman Kelly's Teach-in Town Hall, Jan. 13

Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Mayor John A. Ostenburg of Park Forest will discuss the impact of the new federal tax legislation on local government when he serves on a panel for a Teach-In Town Hall sponsored by Congresswoman Robin Kelly on Jan. 13.The program takes place from 9:30 a....

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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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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Notice of proposed property tax levy

Tax levy vote set for Feb. 11

Update: The proposed property tax levy referenced below was discussed during the board meeting on Dec. 4. Board members will now vote on the proposal during the board meeting on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. taking place at Village Hall.I. A public hearing to approve...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Nat King Cole Tribute at Freedom Hall, Feb. 2

Falling In Love With Nat King Cole at Freedom Hall

Evan Tyrone Martin will perform Unforgettable: Falling in Love with Nat King Cole at Freedom Hall on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7:30. Chicago leading man Evan Tyrone Martin (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, SIDE SHOW, DREAMGIRLS) warmly resonates the velvety voca...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Resident helps others rediscover play

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Georgette Gladstone’s grandson had a grand idea to bring a new slide to a park in need of attention.“You should call up President Obama,” the seven-year-old said.The thought, humorous to the adult, was far from a joke to the ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Flu shots available now at the Health Department

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Flu shots are available now the Park Forest Health Department, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Flu shots are $30 for those ages 19 to 64 and $20 for those 18 years and under. Flu shots are free for Medicare Part B recipients (must bring ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Park Forest sells office, industrial building to ForeBio Nutrition Inc.

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An office and industrial building vacant for nearly 10 years in Park Forest is under new ownership and back on the tax rolls.The property located at 80 North Street in Park Forest’s industrial park had been owned by the village since 2010 after being acqu...

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