Posted on: July 14, 2017

School District 163 announces registration dates

Walk-in registration for the 2017-2018 school year for Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 will be conducted in the 21st Century Primary Center’s Media Center, 240 S. Orchard Drive, Park Forest, on the following dates and times:

Thurs...

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Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Chicago native and NBA champ Mark Aguirre visits Rich East

Recently, NBA legend Marc Aguirre, a close friend of Park Forest's own Craig Hodges -- also an NBA legend -- visited Rich East High School. Hodges, the current boy’s varsity basketball head coach at Rich East also serves as a m...

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Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Rich East students attend state conference, two to attend national conference

Earlier this month, 13 Rich East Business Professionals of America (BPA) members attended the 2017 BPA State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Oak Brook, Illinois. The event drew over 1,000 BPA delegates from 40 schools.  The participants from Par...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

District 163 free preschool program

Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 provides half day and full day free preschool? programs at Algonquin Early Learning Center, 170 Algonquin St., Park Forest, for students residing within the school district’s boundaries. Families m...

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Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: October 5, 2016

League of Women Voters to host school superintendents' forum on Oct. 20

The League of Women Voters – Park Forest Area will host a Local School Superintendents’ Forum on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts.

The informational meeting will present a forum of local school superintendents who w...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: September 22, 2016

School District 163 to hold parade on Oct. 4

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Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 will mount a Celebration of Learning Parade for its students and for the community on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 9:45 a.m.

The parade will feature students and the floats they built from all six District 163 sc...Read on...

Click to view the flyer with more details! Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: June 28, 2016

District 163 announces kindergarten and 6th grade registration

Park Forest - Chicago Heights School District 163 has announced registration for kindergarten and 6th grade returning students for the 2017-17 school year. Details are as follows:

What: Kindergarten & 6th Grade Returni...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Park Forest recognizes scholarship recipients

Park Forest congratulates the 2016 Village of Park Forest and Park Forest Youth Commission Scholarship recipients who were recognized last week at the Park Forest Board of Trustees meeting:

• Nia Oke-Famakinde | recipient of the Village of Park Forest ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

District 163 plans annual golf outing

Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 will hold its 6th Annual Teeing off FORE Education golf outing on Monday, July 11, at Lincolnshire Country Club, 390 East Ridge Road, Crete. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lu...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: May 10, 2016

Michelle Obama School presents musical

Students in the fourth through sixth grades honors program at Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts will present “Shrek,” the school’s spring musical, on Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m., at Rich South High School.

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: April 27, 2016

District 163 students play basketball game against the Park Forest Police Department

Sixth through eighth grade students in Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163’s after school program, X-STEAM, will play a basketball game against members of the Park Forest Police Department, from 6 to 7:15 p.m., Friday, April 29, at the Michell...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: April 11, 2016

Rich East teacher one of 10 selected for Golden Apple Award

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Rich East special education teacher Debra Thomas has received the coveted Golden Apple Award.

Thomas was selected last month as one of 30 finalists to be considered for the award. After a final selection process, the Rich East teacher was chosen as one...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

Steppin' For Success Fundraiser at Barack Obama School, April 8

The Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM’s PTO will present the fundraiser, “Steppin’ For Success,” from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, April 8, at the school, 401 Concord, Chicago Heights.

Open to people who are 21-years-old or older, “Steppin’ For Succe...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: July 9, 2015

School District 227 presents Parenting in the 21st Century Conference

Save the Date:

Parenting in the 21st Century Conference

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Matteson Holiday Inn

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Dwayne Bryant

Click for conference details! Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: July 9, 2015

School District 227 registration dates

School District 227 has announced registration dates for the 2015-16 school year. For details, click on the link below.

Click for District 227 registration information! Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: June 10, 2015

District 227 offering free breakfast, lunch program through July 16

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In a continued effort to ensure students receive daily, nutritious meals, the School District 227 is offering a summer meal program, consisting of free breakfast and lunch to students through July 16, 2015.

Students between the ages of 1-18 can eat fo...Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2015

Michelle Obama School presents musical, May 21

Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts will present “A Night of Gospel and Motown” at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at Bloom High School auditorium, 101 W. 10th St., Chicago Heights.

Tickets for the musical event, which will feature Michelle Obam...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: February 18, 2015

Rich East student earns Chick Evans Caddy Scholarship

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Sarah Abbott, a senior at Rich East High School in Park Forest, has earned a prestigious Chick Evans Caddy Scholarship award, and will attend Purdue University in the fall. She is enrolled as Management undecided and plans to concentrate in Information Sy...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: February 2, 2015

Brianna Gipson, Rich East Stellar Student

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Brianna Gipson, a senior at Rich East High School in Park Forest, has been awarded the D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) Good Citizen Award based upon her leadership, service, dependability, and patriotism.

Academically, Brianna is focuse...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: January 30, 2015

District 227 to offer workshop for parents, Feb. 19

School District 227 will host an interactive workshop for parents on Tuesday, Feb. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Rich Township High School District 227 Administrative Center, 20550 South Cicero in Matteson.

Parents and District 227 staff will eng...Read on...

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Posted on: December 11, 2014

Rich East Drama Club performance, Dec. 12-13

The Rich East High School Drama Club presents "A Lesson Before Dying" at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, in the school auditorium.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for children.

Rich East High School is ...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: July 30, 2014

School District 163 seeking community partners

Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 is submitting an application for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant. The School District is seeking community organizations to partner with it in providing after school experiences to improve ...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: July 16, 2014

Registration open for 3rd Annual Parenting in the 21st Century Conference

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On Saturday, August 16, School District 227 will host the 3rd Annual Parenting in the 21st Century Conference at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Matteson, IL. Parents may log on to www.rich227.org to register for the free conference. Breakfast and ...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: May 14, 2014

Zach Abbott, Rich East Stellar Student

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Zach Abbott, Rich East Stellar Student

This is another in a series of stellar students from “The Class of 2014” at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Ill. All students were given a series of the same questions. All responses are in their exact wor...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: May 9, 2014

School District 227 names new superintendent

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School District 227 announced Tuesday the appointment of Dr. Carole Collins-Ayanlaja as the new, permanent Rich Township High School District Superintendent.

Dr. Ayanlaja formerly served as the Chief Academic Of?cer for the Hartford Connecticut public ...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: April 17, 2014

District 163 board approves reconfiguration of schools

The Board of Education approved Superintendent Joyce Carmine’s recommendation to reconfigure the District schools, which includes the creation of a magnet center in two schools for the opening of the 2014-2015 school. The schools will house the following ...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: April 11, 2014

District 163 to discuss reconfiguration proposal at April 14 meeting

A preliminary proposal to reconfigure Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163’s schools for the 2014-2015 school year will be discussed during a Parent-Community Informational Meeting at 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 14, at 21st Century Preparatory Cen...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: April 4, 2014

Matthew Wagner, Rich East Stellar Student

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This is another in a series of stellar students from “The Class of 2014” at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Ill. All students were given a series of the same questions. All responses are in their exact words, except for minor editing for content and...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: April 3, 2014

Rich East Drama Club to Present "A Tribute to the Lion"

The Rich East High School Drama Club will present "A Tribute to the Lion" at 7 p.m. on April 3, 4 and 5 in the school auditorium theater, 300 Sauk Trail, Park Forest. Tickets are $5 for seniors, students and children, and $10 for adults. All don...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: March 31, 2014

Janiah Jones, Rich East Stellar Student

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This is another in a series of stellar students from “The Class of 2014” at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Ill. All students were given a series of the same questions. All responses are in their exact words, except for minor editing for content and...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: March 28, 2014

School District 227 to hold superintendent candidate forums

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Rich Township High School District 227 is hosting three community-wide forums with candidates up for the position of superintendent. Attendees may participate in the question and answer portion of the meeting.

Each superintendent candidate will have a...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: March 27, 2014

Prairie State College to hold Veterans Services Fair

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The Prairie State College (PSC) Student Veterans Center is hosting a Veterans Services Fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 9, in the Conference Center on the college’s main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

The event feat...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: March 21, 2014

Rich East's Elyse Terrazas goes to Nationals in Business Professionals of America competition

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Rich East junior Elyse Terrazas will be attending the 2014 Business Professionals of America Nationals Competition in Indianapolis, Ind., April 30-May 4, after her second-place finish in legal office procedures at the recent state BPA competition in Oak B...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: March 21, 2014

Rich East-Rich South team to win Illinois College Advising Corps Scholarships

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Three Rich East seniors and three Rich South seniors recently teamed together to each win a $1,000 college scholarship at the recent Financial Literacy Bowl, sponsored by the Illinois College Advising Corps and was hosted by the University of Illinois-Chi...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: March 19, 2014

India Borjas, Rich East Stellar Student

This is another in a series of stellar students from “The Class of 2014” at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Ill. All students were given a series of the same questions. All responses are in their exact words, except for minor editing for content and...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: March 24, 2014

Lakeya Woods, Rich East Stellar Student

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This is another in a series of stellar students from “The Class of 2014” at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Ill. All students were given a series of the same questions. All responses are in their exact words, except for minor editing for content and...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: February 28, 2014

Alexus Williams, Rich East Stellar Student

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This is another in a series of stellar students from “The Class of 2014” at Rich East High School in Park Forest. All students were given a series of the same questions. All responses are in their exact words, except for minor editing for content and spac...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: February 25, 2014

Forest Trail hoops wins IESA tournament

The Forest Trail eighth grade youth basketball team won the 2014 Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Boys Basketball State Tournament on Feb. 21 to finish the season 27-1.

The Forest Trail Wolverines started the season strong with a record of...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News
Posted on: January 20, 2014

Rich East student one of six in Illinois up for award

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Zach Abbott, a Park Forest resident and Rich East High School senior, has been nominated
for the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars Program award.

Abbott is among six students from across Illinois -- three boys and three girls -- who have been no...Read on...

Park Forest - Area Schools News

Posted on: May 2, 2016

AARP Rich Township Chapter to hold Spring Fling, June 20

AARP Rich Township Chapter #4576 invite you to attend the annual Spring Fling at the Shirley J. Green Senior Center on Monday, June 20, at 1 p.m.

Come out and enjoy fellowship, fun, food, and live entertainment celebrating Motown.

Tickets are $10....Read on...

Park Forest - Civic Groups/Organizations News
Posted on: January 21, 2016

Park Forest House Museum finds new home, seeks volunteers

The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, operated by the Park Forest Historical Society has a new location at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 227 Monee Road. The Museum is open Wednesday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Museum can also be shown by appoint...Read on...

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

Christmas exhibit at 1950s Park Forest House Museum opens Dec. 2

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The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest, Illinois, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, invites you to "Step Back into a 1950s Christmas!" exhibit, open December 2, 2015 through January 2, 2016. Call to confirm open hours for S...Read on...

Park Forest - Civic Groups/Organizations News
Posted on: April 10, 2015

Garden Club presents a program on roses, April 14

The Garden Club of Park Forest presents a membership and guest tea event featuring a program on roses, Tuesday, April 14, beginning at noon, at St. Mary School, 227 Monee Road in Park Forest.

John Pais, founding member of the Sauk Trail Rose Society, ...Read on...

Park Forest - Civic Groups/Organizations News
Posted on: April 10, 2015

CROP Hunger Walk in Park Forest, April 26

The 2015 South Suburban CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday, April 26. The walk begins and ends at Trinity Lutheran Church in Park Forest. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Opening ceremonies start at 1:35 p.m. The walk officially kicks-off at 2 p.m. ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 30, 2015

2015 Park Forest Hall of Fame class induction, April 12

Park Forest Historical Society's annual Park Forest Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Sunday April 12, 2015 at 3 p.m. in Park Forest Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd. The ceremony and reception are free and open to the general public. Inductee...Read on...

Park Forest - Civic Groups/Organizations News
Posted on: February 17, 2015

Park Forest Baseball next registration, Feb. 28

Park Forest Baseball holds its next registration Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Village Hall.

The final registration for Park Forest Baseball is:

*March 12
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

*All fees due by this date.

For more details, visit www.parkfores...Read on...

Park Forest - Civic Groups/Organizations News
Posted on: February 11, 2015

Park Forest 50s Museum Valentine's exhibit, search for new location

The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, at 141 Forest Blvd, Park Forest, Illinois, invites you to "Step Back Into a 1950s Valentines Day," from February 4 -March 4, 2015. The museum is decorated with vintage valentines and decorations. One room repr...Read on...

Park Forest - Civic Groups/Organizations News
Posted on: December 31, 2014

Park Forest Baseball Registration

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Park Forest Baseball is now registering for the 2015 season.

Due to scheduling difficulties, the Jan. 3 registration for Park Forest Baseball has been cancelled.

Upcoming Park Forest Baseball registration dates are:

Jan. 17
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ...Read on...

Park Forest - Civic Groups/Organizations News
Posted on: November 3, 2014

Historical Society program on Rich Township settlers, Nov. 9

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“Stories of Families Who Settled Rich Township,” with Richard Stuenkel, will be the Sunday, November 9, 2014 program of the Park Forest Historical Society, to be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Park Forest Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. Mr. Stuenkel will share...Read on...

Park Forest - Civic Groups/Organizations News
Posted on: November 3, 2014

Historical Society to host "Stories of Families Who Settled Rich Township" Nov. 9

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“Stories of Families Who Settled Rich Township,” with Richard Stuenkel, will be the Sunday, November 9, 2014 program of the Park Forest Historical Society, to be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Park Forest Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. Mr. Stuenkel will share...Read on...

Park Forest - Civic Groups/Organizations News
Posted on: May 22, 2014

Memorial Day Service to be held May 26 at 11 a.m.

The Park Forest American Legion will hold a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 26, beginning at 11 a.m. on the Village Green.

The Village Green is located in DownTown Park Forest, behind Village Hall, at the corner of Main Street and Cunningham Drive....Read on...

Park Forest - Civic Groups/Organizations News
Posted on: April 7, 2014

2014 Park Forest Baseball season begins Saturday, April 12

Opening day for the 2014 season of Park Forest Baseball is Saturday, April 12.

Prior to the first pitch, players will line-up at the flag pole at Village Hall beginning at 10 a.m. in preparation for a 10:30 a.m. parade to the Central Park baseball fie...Read on...

Additional Info... Park Forest - Civic Groups/Organizations News
Posted on: March 26, 2014

South Suburban Family Shelter to host Spring Boutique, April 6

South Suburban Family Shelter will be hosting its annual Spring Boutique on Sunday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Community House of Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor, IL.

There will be a vari...Read on...

Park Forest - Civic Groups/Organizations News
Posted on: March 26, 2014

Park Forest Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony April 6, 2014

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Park Forest Historical Society's annual Park Forest Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Sunday, April 6, beginning at 3 p.m. at Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd. The ceremony and reception are free and open to the public. Inductees this year wil...Read on...

Park Forest - Civic Groups/Organizations News
Posted on: February 28, 2014

Park Forest Baseball to hold final registration in March

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Park Forest Baseball will hold final registration on Saturday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday, March 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Village Hall.

Fees are:

-Shetland 4-6 years old $75

-Pinto 7-8 years old $100

-Mus...Read on...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Nominations sought for Community Oscars

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Park Forest’s Office of Community Relations is asking for your help in identifying Oscar-worthy members of the community.The 2018 Community Oscars aim to recognize winners from 14 categories ranging from a first responder who went beyond the call of duty ...

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

Draft Unified Development Ordinance available for review

For the past several years the Planning and Zoning Commission and Park Forest staff members have worked with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to draft a comprehensive revision to the Village's zoning, subdivision, and stormwater managem...

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View the draft of the ordinance 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...
Read on...

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...
Read on...

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...

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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 30, 2015

5th Annual Midsummer Madness is Wednesday, July 15

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On Wednesday, July 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Village of Park Forest’s Economic Development and Planning Department will hold its annual Midsummer Madness event in the Village’s DownTown.

How It Works:
Register at Dining on the Green Banquet Hall...Read on...

Pre-register Now! 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
Posted on: December 3, 2014

Breedlove named Business Person of the Year

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Bree Breedlove of State Farm Insurance is Park Forest's Business Person of the Year for 2014.

Breedlove received eight nominations from the Park Forest community to secure the award.

Park Forest Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) member Phi...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: October 28, 2014

Nominate a Business Person of the Year

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...Read on...

Download the nomination form now! Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: October 17, 2014

Oct. 29 public meeting on Illinois Enterprise Zone

A public meeting will be held regarding the creation of an Illinois Enterprise Zone – to be named the Will-Cook Enterprise Zone – with discussion of local plans, tax incentives, and other programs established in relation to the Zone. The proposed zone wou...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 4, 2014

Park Forest one of 50 to win Growth Accelerator Fund competition

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced, after reviewing more than 800 applications, the 50 winners of the first Growth Accelerator Fund competition. The recipients represent 31 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The acceler...Read on...

Click to watch Park Forest's pitch video! Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning 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
Posted on: November 26, 2014

Notice of proposed property tax levy

I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy for the Village of Park Forest shall be held on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall, Board Room, 350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, Illinois.

Any person desiring to appear at t...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: August 14, 2014

Epay site to be down 60-90 days

Due to circumstances beyond the Village’s control, online bill pay of water bills will be unavailable for approximately 60 - 90 days. Residents have the following options for bill pay: in person at Village Hall, by check via mail or by dropping it in the ...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: July 9, 2014

Park Forest Finance Director lands CFO of the Year honor

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Park Forest Finance Director Mary Dankowski has been awarded the 2014 Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Year Award by the Daily Herald.

Dankowski is one of twelve to receive the CFO of the Year Award but one of only two representing government organ...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: May 28, 2014

Proposed budget to be presented, discussed at June meetings

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Numerous meetings – totaling over 14 hours – have taken place over the past month between the Village Board and Village Department Heads in preparation for the 2014-2015 budget. Department Heads have presented to the Board a summary of last fiscal year's ...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: February 19, 2014

Vehicle sticker sales begin March 3

Sales of the 2014-2015 Park Forest vehicle sticker begin March 3.

Park Forest vehicle stickers must be displayed on every vehicle registered in the Village of Park Forest before April 30, even if the vehicle is not located in the Village, to avoid late...Read on...

Purchase your sticker online! Village of Park Forest - Finance 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: September 20, 2017

Fire Dept. to hold free child safety seat inspection, Sept. 23

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Every day in America, too many children are riding in the wrong car seats or are completely unrestrained. To help combat the issue, and in recognition of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Park Forest Fire Department will conduct a car seat safety ...

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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...

Read on... Village of Park Forest - Fire News
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...

Click to view the video! Village of Park Forest - Fire News
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: September 23, 2014

Park Forest Fire Department to hold events for Fire Prevention Week

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Join the Park Forest Fire Department for the following activities being held in recognition of Fire Prevention Week!

On Thursday, October 9 the Park Forest Fire Department will hold the annual silent twilight parade. This is the 34th year for this even...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: September 19, 2014

Fire Department to hold car seat check on September 20

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The Park Forest Fire Department will hold a car seat check on Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Fire Station. The event is free.

The Park Forest Fire Station is located at 156 Lakewood Blvd.

Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: August 25, 2014

Tilley named Firefighter of the Year, others honored at Fire Department Awards Ceremony

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Captain William Tilley is Park Forest’s Firefighter of the Year.

The 41-year Park Forest resident was recognized during the Fire Department’s Annual Recognition and Awards Ceremony at Village Hall on Monday, August 18.

Standing before a packed ro...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: July 17, 2014

Park Forest Fire Department's babysitter/latchkey class begins July 28

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The Park Forest Fire Department’s babysitter/latchkey class teaches teenaged babysitters, and children who stay home alone, how to handle most emergency situations they may be confronted with.

First aid, infant CPR, fire safety, personal security, seve...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
Posted on: July 3, 2014

Fire and Police Departments remind residents about fireworks in Park Forest

The Village of Park Forest is encouraging all residents to enjoy a happy and safe July 4th holiday by refraining from using fireworks.

Park Forest Fire Chief Bruce Ziegle says to leave the fireworks to the professionals.

“Most fireworks are illeg...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: June 23, 2014

Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 23 - June 27

There are an estimated 23 million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes each year in the United States, nearly 800,000 of which occur in Illinois alone. Lightning can be fascinating to watch, but it is also extremely dangerous – it is the underrated killer. F...Read on...

Learn more about lightning safety awareness! Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: March 18, 2014

Park Forest Fire Department lands Small Tool Grant Program funds

The Park Forest Fire Department has been selected to receive a grant from the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office in the amount of $22,005 to assist in the purchase of new high-tech portable radios for firefighters.

The funds were awarded through th...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: December 3, 2013

Park Forest Fire Chief joins chief's energy challenge

Park Forest announced today it has signed on to take the Chief’s Energy Challenge, a nationwide program for fire departments to reduce their energy use. Participants commit to reducing energy use by 10 percent in the first year and 20 percent by year thre...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Fire News

Posted on: March 24, 2017

Health Department to celebrate 65 years with April 25 open house

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The Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus will celebrate its 65th year anniversary with an open house on Tuesday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will celebrate the history and accomplishments of the department over the years, and will high...

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Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Men's Health Screening, June 8

Rich Township services, in collaboration with Park Forest Health Department, is again sponsoring its annual Health Screening Clinic.

The event takes place:

June 8 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Park Forest Health Department 350 Victory Drive Park Forest, IL...Read on... View the flyer Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Mature Women's Health Screening, May 18

The Park Forest Health Department will hold a Mature Women's Health Screening on Thursday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Screening tests include:

Pap test Lipid (Cholesterol) and Glucose (fast 9-12 hours) Stool Occult Blood screening w/Instru...Read on... View the flyer Village of Park Forest - Health News

Posted on: January 30, 2017

Health Dept. seeking donations for April Food Day

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The Park Forest Health Department is asking for the community’s support in an annual effort sponsored by the United Way.

The United Way’s April Food Day is a push to promote awareness of food pantries by bringing the community together...

Read on... Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Forum on health care in the south suburbs, March 18

Join The League of Women Voters – Park Forest Area for a forum on health care delivery in the south suburbs. As the debate over health care continues nationally, the quality of life in every community across the country is significantly impacte...

Read on... Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: October 5, 2016

Health forum on stress set for Oct. 20

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A hands-on, community seminar for understanding how to minimize signs of stress takes place on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Board Room of Park Forest’s Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. Scheduled speakers at the event include Felec...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: August 22, 2016

Upcoming info sessions for seniors, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20

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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE, SEPT. 15

A program aimed to educate seniors on planning for the future will be held on Sept. 15, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Park Forest’s Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. Speakers from the Legal Assistance Foundation ...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: April 21, 2016

Senior Fair, May 6

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The Rich Township Senior Fair is an annual fair that brings information to area seniors on a large number of available services, including transportation, recreation, restaurants, health care, and legal. In 2015, the Senior Fair was held in a new venue, ...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: February 3, 2016

Community Safety Presentation, March 3

A community safety presentation will be held on Thursday, March 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street.

The event features speakers from the Park Forest Fire Department, the Park Forest Police Department, and the South Suburban Fa...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: October 29, 2015

Cook County resident feedback needed for community health survey

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The Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus and the Health Impact Collaborative of Cook County are currently conducting an important community survey initiative.

Cook County residents over the age of 18 are asked to complete this important survey to...Read on...

Click to complete the survey online now! Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: October 16, 2015

Health Dept. seeks resident participation for focus groups, Nov. 12

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The Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus is asking for participation from residents for a November 12 focus group workshop at Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street.

The event will allow the Park Forest Health Department Nurse Plus to obtain valua...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: August 31, 2015

Nurses Plus named Best of Chicago’s Southland in Home Health

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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 - Health News
Posted on: July 17, 2015

Community Transportation Service Seminar, August 6

The Park Forest Senior Advisory Commission will sponsor a Community Transportation Service Seminar on Thursday, August 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street, in Park Forest's DownTown.

The event will provide information about tran...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: May 1, 2015

Senior Fair, May 15

The Rich Township Senior Fair will be held on Friday, May 15 at the Richton Park Community Center, 4445 Sauk Trail, in Richton Park. Estate planning, medicare, social security and many other local health and senior service vendors will be on hand. Reduced...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: April 29, 2015

Village looks to improve community health & wellness with smoke-free housing

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Everyone deserves to breathe clean air. And in 2007, to protect the residents of Cook County and the State of Illinois from the dangers of second-hand smoke, two laws went into effect: the Cook County Clean Indoor Act of 2007 and the Smoke Free Illinois A...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: March 20, 2015

Health Dept. aims to donate 300 pounds of food by April 1

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Last year, the Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus served as one of several drop-off locations for food donations as part of the United Way’s April Food Day initiative.

April Food Day is an event to promote awareness of food pantries by bringi...Read on...

Watch a video on donating food at the Health Dept! Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: March 3, 2015

Prostate & Testicular Cancer Screening, March 13

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White Crain’s Wellness Nurse and the Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus will present life-saving information on prostate and testicular cancer. This interactive workshop will also offer a free prostate (PSA blood test) screening for men over the ag...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: January 13, 2015

Free Hearing Screenings at Health Department

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The Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus will hold a free hearing screening on Thursday, January 15, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Due to limited space, residents are encouraged to call early to schedule an appointment.

To schedule your appointment...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: November 20, 2014

Have You Gotten Your Flu Vaccine Yet?

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It seems that every place you go to nowadays is offering to give flu shots. Why is there such an emphasis on getting a flu shot? What are the benefits? What are the risks if you don’t get your flu shot?

Influenza is one of the most common respiratory ...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: November 26, 2014

Health Insurance Theft, Identify Theft Seminar, Dec. 4

The Park Forest Senior Advisory Commission will host an event on health insurance theft and identify theft Thursday, Dec. 4, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive.

Health Insurance theft is a rising occurrence that may aren't awa...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: November 5, 2014

Health Department to host info session on Ebola virus, Nov. 17

The Park Forest Health Department will host an information session on the Ebola virus Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd.

Learn how you can protect yourself against the virus and what the latest news is on...Read on...

Download the flier! Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: October 28, 2014

Farmers' Market update

Park Forest thanks all of the vendors and supporters of the Park Forest Farmers' Market for another great season!

The 42nd Annual Park Forest Farmers' Market is scheduled to start on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Any prospective...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: October 28, 2014

Health Department announces date for 2015 Senior Fair

SAVE THE DATE!

The 2015 Rich Township Senior Fair will be held on Friday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Location is yet to be determined.

More information will be available in the coming months.

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: October 15, 2014

Health Department Director addresses Ebola virus

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Recently there have been multiple reports in the news about a new viral infection which started in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Between March 24th 2014 to September 23rd, 2014 close to 6600 cases emerged in the above men...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: June 19, 2014

School physicals to be offered this summer

The Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus will hold school physicals for children on the following dates this summer:

July 11
July 19July 25
August 8August 9
August 15August 23

* Times vary. Appointments required. Call for an appointme...Read on...

Download the flyer! Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: May 20, 2014

Health Department to take part in National Senior Health & Fitness Day event, May 28

In celebration of National Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 28, the Village of Park Forest will co-sponsor an event at Village Hall from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event will feature:
Health ScreeningsRaffles
RefreshmentsSenior Workouts
Speak...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: April 29, 2014

Senior Fair to be held May 9

The 2014 Rich Township Senior Fair takes place on Friday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The free to attend fair features more than 25 businesses, organizations and services. Area seniors are encouraged to attend to gather information and to talk with ex...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Health News
Posted on: April 28, 2014

41st Annual Park Forest Farmers' Market opens Saturday

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The Market opens for its 41st season on Saturday, May 3. The Market runs through October with extended operating hours this year from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Since 1974, the Park Forest Farmers’ Market has been connecting area residents with local farmers, ...Read on...

Watch the video! Village of Park Forest - Health News

Posted on: December 6, 2017

Officer Timothy Jones Scholarship available to high school seniors

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The Park Forest Police Department is currently raising dollars through participation in a No-Shave November and December to award one Park Forest student The Officer Timothy Jones Scholarship. Applicants must be Park Forest residents, seniors in high scho...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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
Posted on: September 17, 2014

Community Alert

On September 16 at approximately 5 p.m., a teen-aged female juvenile reported that as she was walking on Gentry St. from Indiana St., a male walking past her in the opposite direction had his genitals exposed while touching himself. There was no conversat...Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2014

Park Forest Police take part in ALS Challenge

Park Forest Police Department Deputy Chief Pete Green challenged fellow police chiefs and commanders of the Department to participate in the ALS Icebucket Challenge. All agreed but had no idea what they were in for.

Deputy Chief Green has now ch...Read on...

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Posted on: August 15, 2014

Tip leads to arrest of man for involuntary sexual servitude

A Park Forest Police Department and FBI joint investigation has led to two counts of Involuntary Sexual Servitude of a Minor being filed against a 30-year-old Park Forest man.

On Monday August 11, 2014, Park Forest Police acted on a lead regarding a mi...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Park Forest Police make arrest in groping incidents

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The Park Forest Police Department has made an arrest in a series of groping cases that begin in March in Park Forest and two other neighboring communities.

A press conference was held Monday regarding the arrest.

Click below to see the full statemen...Read on...

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Posted on: July 3, 2014

Fire and Police Departments remind residents about fireworks in Park Forest

The Village of Park Forest is encouraging all residents to enjoy a happy and safe July 4th holiday by refraining from using fireworks.

Park Forest Fire Chief Bruce Ziegle says to leave the fireworks to the professionals.

“Most fireworks are illeg...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2014

Community Alert

On Sunday, June 22, 2014 at approximately 10:49 p.m., the Park Forest Police Department responded to a woman who had been accosted by a male subject in the 300 block of Gettysburg Street. The woman, who had been walking her dog in the neighborhood, was ap...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2014

Park Forest Police to conduct checkpoints May 9 - 26

The Park Forest Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, will participate in a statewide effort to increase seatbelt usage and reduce the number of injury crashes over the Memorial Day holiday.

From May 9 to May...Read on...

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Posted on: April 25, 2014

Police departments issue joint community alert

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Three area police departments are issuing a joint Community Alert after a series of attacks on women in recent months. In the latest attack this morning, a woman was sexually assaulted in the area of Old Plank Trail and Homan Street in Matteson near the M...Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2014

Prescription Drug Take-back Day, April 26

On Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Park Forest Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will sponsor a Prescription Drug Take-back Day at Park Forest Police Department, 200 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL.

The ev...Read on...

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Posted on: April 11, 2014

Reward now offered for information leading to arrest, charges of man in groping cases

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The Park Forest Police Department continues to investigate a series of incidents in which young girls were approached by a male subject at times holding a knife. The offender robbed one of the victims in one incident while in the others groped the victims...Read on...

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

Police continue search for man following fourth recent incident targeting teen girls walking alone

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at approximately 8:40 a.m., Park Forest Police were dispatched to Forest Trail Middle School after receiving a call that a 13-year-old female student was approached while walking to school in the 300 block of Windsor Street by...Read on...

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Posted on: April 2, 2014

Man wanted in March attacks may be responsible for Monday incident

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Community Alert update from the Park Forest Police Department

A man wanted in connection with the groping of two women in separate incidents last month may be responsible for a similar attack that occurred Monday.

Around 5:40 p.m. on Monday, Mar...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2014

Man arrested in one of three incidents that targeted women

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On Monday, March 20, the Park Forest Police responded to the report of a man wearing only boots and a skull cap, but otherwise naked, who battered a woman in a sexual manner while she was walking near Shabbona Park. Police issued a community alert, puttin...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2014

Community Alert Update

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As the Park Forest Police Department Investigations Division continues to investigate three incidents last week where women walking alone were battered by a stranger, one of whom was also robbed at knifepoint, the Police Department continues to ask the pu...Read on...

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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 21, 2016

CodeRed issued for residents east of Western Avenue from Chestnut to the railroad tracks

A CodeRed alert was issued this afternoon for residents in the area of: Western Avenue from Chestnut Street to the railroad tracks, and along 26th Street in the Ash Street Cooperatives and in the Eastgate neighborhood. The message to residents was as foll...Read on... Not receiving CodeRed alerts? Click to sign-up! Village of Park Forest - Public Works - 2016-17 Infrastructure Improvement Project
Posted on: October 13, 2016

CodeRed issued for residents on Douglas, Indiana, Illinois and Springfield

A CodeRed alert was issued this afternoon for residents in the area of:

Douglas from Indiana to Illinois
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The message to residents was ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

CodeRed issued for residents on Sauk Trail, Indianwood, Blackhawk & Suwanee

A CodeRed alert was issued this afternoon for residents in the area of: Sauk Trail from Indianwood Boulevard to Blackhawk Drive, Blackhawk Drive from Sauk Trail to Indianwood Boulevard, along with Suwanee Street.

The message to residents was as follows...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: October 5, 2016

Work to cause street closures, water disruption on Oct. 6

UPDATE (10/6/2016 1:22 p.m.): Water service has been restored.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the Department of Public Works will perform a major water main repair at the corner of Park Street and Westwood Drive. Both Park Street and Westwood Drive will be ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Construction updates for Waverly, Mohawk, Suwanee, and other streets

Austin Tyler began water main installation along Waverly Street Wednesday.

Mohawk Street, Suwanee Street, Minocqua Street (from Blackhawk to Marquette) will have water main installed in the near future.

Residents will experience a short disruption o...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Public Works - 2016-17 Infrastructure Improvement Project
Posted on: September 13, 2016

Water on Waverly to be temporarily disrupted Wednesday

Residents in the area of Waverly Street and Waverly Court will be without water from approximately 9 a.m to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Crews will be replacing water main in that area, weather permitting.

After water service has been restored, ...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Public Works - 2016-17 Infrastructure Improvement Project
Posted on: August 19, 2016

Construction set to begin Aug. 22

Construction set to begin Aug. 22 as part of a year-long project to improve the infrastructure of the Village of Park Forest.

Village of Park Forest - Public Works - 2016-17 Infrastructure Improvement Project

Posted on: October 13, 2017

Hydrant flushing begins Oct. 16

Hydrant flushing begins on Oct. 16 and continues through Nov. 16. Residents should expect a temporary impact to water service in your neighborhood as crews make their way through town.  Flushing takes place on weekdays at 9 a.m. No flushing wi...Read on... View hydrant flushing map Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Thorn Creek Drive storm sewer replacement begins Sept. 28

The Department of Public Works will be replacing the storm sewer crossing Thorn Creek Drive between addresses 21-25 on Thursday, Sept. 28. This work will last approximately one month though the major pipe replacement will only take a few days. Residents...Read on... Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
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... 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...

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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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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 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...

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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...

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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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.
...Read on...

Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
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...

Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
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.

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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 Village of Park Forest - Public Works News
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...

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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...

Watch coverage of this issue by Fox Chicago! Village of Park Forest - Public Works News

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Recs and Parks responds to inquiries on black-spotted leaves

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Large, unsightly, black spots on maple trees have become quite noticeable in Park Forest during the past several weeks. Park Forest's Recreation and Parks Department has received many calls from residents inquiring about them.

Village Arborist Todd Can...Read on...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

View winning policies, evaluation criteria & more Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
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

Coll...Read on...

View the flyer! Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
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.

The free lecture s...Read on...

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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.

...Read on...

Download the series bookmark! Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
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...

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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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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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Posted on: December 1, 2014

Cook County to hold Long Range Transportation Plan open houses

Nine months into the development of Cook County’s first Long Range Transportation Plan in 70 years, the County is hosting several open houses seeking resident and business input on transportation priorities and potential long-range scenarios. Cook County ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

Public Open House for Park Forest Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, Nov. 19

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On Wednesday, November 19, the Village of Park Forest will host a public open house for its draft bicycle and pedestrian plan at Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street in DownTown Park Forest, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The draft plan will guide the Village's deci...Read on...

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Posted on: October 17, 2014

Final gardening lecture for season, Saturday, Oct. 18

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The Sustainability Saturday Gardening Series concludes for the season on Saturday, October 18, with a presentation on caring for hand tools.

Bring a hand tool, learn how to sharpen and clean them like a pro.

The lecture begins at 9:30 a.m. at Park...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2014

Park Forest sustainability plan to be featured at Sept. 25 conference

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Did you know…

That Park Forest was ahead of its time? As a planned community built in the 1950s and 60s, Park Forest was conceived of as an early model for smart growth (decades before the term “smart growth” was popularized). The Village was specific...Read on...

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Posted on: August 6, 2014

Food Co-op to hold discussion on organic food, August 19

The South Suburban Food Co-op will host a discussion on organic foods and healthy families on Tuesday, August 19, at 7 p.m.

Dr. Shannon Chidlow-Williams will lead the discussion.

For more information, contact the South Suburban Food Co-op at 708-747...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2014

Solar Chicago available to Park Forest residents in Cook County

Thinking about installing solar on your home but don't know where to start or think it's just too expensive?

Cook County is participating in Solar Chicago to help residents simplify the process of researching installation options for your home, while h...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Just announced: FREE Document Destruction Event, September 13

The Village of Park Forest, in partnership with the Will County Land Use Department, will hold a document destruction event on Saturday, September 13, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., in DownTown Park Forest at the corner of Main Street and Cunningham Drive.

R...Read on...

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Posted on: July 24, 2014

Free lecture on herbs, August 16

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The Sustainability Saturday Gardening Series continues Saturday, August 16, when Pam Bassu presents a lecture on herbs.

Throughout human history, herbs have been used as flavorings, medicines, decorations, scents, and protective garden plants. Herbs de...Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2014

Butterfly Gardens lecture to be held July 19 at Village Hall

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The Sustainability Saturday Gardening Series continues this Saturday, July 19, when Bill and Jennifer Tobin, U of I Master Gardeners, present a lecture on butterfly gardens.

Find out the basic needs of the common Illinois butterflies so you can design ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2014

Pollinator insects lecture to be held June 21 at Village Hall

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The Sustainability Saturday Gardening Series continues this Saturday, June 21, when Kelly Allsup, U of I Extension Horticulture Educator, presents a lecture on pollinator insects.

Learn to identify the most common beneficial insects in your garden, th...Read on...

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Posted on: May 15, 2014

Clothing, shoe recycling at Farmers' Market through September

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The Park Forest Farmers’ Market will now offer clothing and shoe recycling services from 9 a.m. to noon every second Saturday through September.

The dates when accepted items may be dropped off are:
- June 14- July 12
- August 9- September 13
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Posted on: February 21, 2014

Star Disposal expands residential recycling program

Star Disposal recently announced that they have added cartons to the residential WeSort curbside recycling program. Star Disposal’s recycling facility is now able to sort out milk, juice, soy milk, broth, soup and other food and beverage containers. The...Read on...

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Posted on: December 3, 2013

Park Forest Fire Chief joins chief's energy challenge

Park Forest announced today it has signed on to take the Chief’s Energy Challenge, a nationwide program for fire departments to reduce their energy use. Participants commit to reducing energy use by 10 percent in the first year and 20 percent by year thre...Read on...

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Posted on: December 27, 2013

What can you do to better conserve water?

Conserving water could mean some real savings for you and your family. Below are some things to consider.

• Plumbing fixtures installed before 1990 use 30-75 percent more water. Update your fixtures with EPA’s WaterSense certified fixtures to save the...Read on...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Ostenburg joins mayors from around North America in signing climate agreement at summit

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On Dec. 5, nearly 50 mayors from the U.S., Canada and Mexico -- including Park Forest Mayor John Ostenburg -- signed the #ChicagoCharter in support of the Paris Agreement’s goals, and committed their cities to climate action. The event took place during t...

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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

First Day in Nature presented by the R&P Advisory Board

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The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board invites you and your family to enjoy a fun-filled day in Park Forest’s beautiful Central Park, Jan. 1, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A naturalist will guide participants through interesting facts about Central Park’s wetl...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Nat King Cole Tribute at Freedom Hall, Feb. 2

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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

Free seminar on how to keep poinsettias alive, Dec. 16

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Thinking of getting more into the holiday spirit by adding some poinsettias around the house? Learn how to keep them alive longer at this free seminar beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Wetlands Discovery Center (inside the Park Forest Aqua Center) located at...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Nominations sought for Community Oscars

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Park Forest’s Office of Community Relations is asking for your help in identifying Oscar-worthy members of the community.The 2018 Community Oscars aim to recognize winners from 14 categories ranging from a first responder who went beyond the call of duty ...

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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: December 6, 2017

Officer Timothy Jones Scholarship available to high school seniors

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The Park Forest Police Department is currently raising dollars through participation in a No-Shave November and December to award one Park Forest student The Officer Timothy Jones Scholarship. Applicants must be Park Forest residents, seniors in high scho...

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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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