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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Village hosts Black Business Pop-up over the weekend

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The Village of Park Forest hosted the Snowy, Sips & Eats: Black Business on Saturday morning to round out the community's slate of special programming to celebrate Black History Month. 

The free event, organized by Park Forest Communi...

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Posted on: February 26, 2024

Director Larrie Kerestes retires after serving the Village of Park Forest for nearly 43 years

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The Village of Park Forest presented Building and Community Development Director Larrie Kerestes with a retirement resolution at Monday night's board meeting at Village Hall.

Kerestes served the Village for over four decades and will retire on Fri...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Park Forest vehicle stickers for 2024-25 on sale March 1

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Sales of the 2024-25 Village of Park Forest vehicle sticker begin on Friday, March 1. Vehicle stickers may be purchased at Village Hall, by mail, or online.

Vehicle stickers must be purchased and properly displayed on all vehicles registered in the Village...

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Posted on: February 20, 2024

PFPD distribute the 2023 Officer of the Year and Civilian Employee of the Year awards

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The Park Forest Police Department honored two with special awards at Monday night’s Board Meeting at Village Hall.

Police Chief Brian Rzyski presented the department’s annual awards for top civilian employee and officer of the year.  The ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 28, 2014

Park Forest Firefighters Local 1263 hosts disco-themed trivia fundraiser on Feb. 24

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Park Forest Firefighters Local 1263 calls on residents to join them for their Disco Party Trivia fundraising event on Feb. 24., at Dining on the Green. 

This year, the union is raising money to support their internship program and Project Fire Bud...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

The Park Forest Community Oscars winners

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The Village of Park Forest hosted its biennial Community Oscars late last month at Freedom Hall. Dozens of residents were nominated for various categories. See the list below of this year's winners. 

 

2024 Park Forest Oscar Awards

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Early voting hours for both Cook and Will County residents

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Early voting hours for Park Forest residents in the Cook County portion of the Village

Park Forest Village Hall | 350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL 60466Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sunday, ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Village hosts 75th anniversary cake-cutting event at Freedom Hall

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The Village of Park Forest celebrated its 75th anniversary at Freedom Hall on Thursday night.

Hundreds of people came to the Village's cake-cutting event on the unseasonably warm evening. Mayor Joseph Woods and Village Manager Tom Mick spoke to th...

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Mayor Woods releases statement about Walgreens closing Park Forest location

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The overwhelming majority of Park Forest citizens have never known a time when a local Walgreens drug store wasn’t available to service their needs.

That, however, changes on Feb. 29, when the Park Forest Walgreens location will close its doors permanently...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 28, 2014

Metra ticketing changes take effect Feb. 1; What Park Forest commuters should expect

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Park Forest residents who use the Metra to travel will notice the commuter rail has changed its passes and ticketing system starting Feb. 1.

Metra is introducing a new fare plan, which means ticket prices will increase. Metra is eliminating the promotional...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

Village holds annual Park Pavilion Permit Lottery Feb. 5

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The Village of Park Forest Recreation Parks & Community Health Department will hold its annual Park Pavilion Permit Lottery next month.

The event is held each year to allow people to secure their preferred park pavilion at Central Park, Somonauk Park, ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Cook County Sheriff's Office hosts free vehicle light repair in the Southland

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The Cook County Sheriff's Office will host a free light repair program over the next several months. 

Anyone who lives in Cook County can bring their car by, and technicians will fix broken taillights, headlights, or license plate lights ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Park Forest brings back Neighborhood Meeting Program

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The Village of Park Forest is resuming its Neighborhood Meeting Program after a four-year hiatus brought on by the pandemic.   The program, which began in 2004, brings the Village’s leadership team into different areas of the c...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

The Village of Park Forest celebrates its 75th anniversary this year

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The Village of Park Forest celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Mayor Joseph Woods created the Ad Hoc Anniversary Committee to help plan various events throughout the year.

The committee includes three Village staff liaisons, including Kevin Adams, t...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

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

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

 

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Freedom Hall hosts 'MLK Day Musical Celebration'

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Freedom Hall hosts an afternoon matinee honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan 15. 

 

The Chicago-based group, The McNary Experience, will perform various music by Tina Turner, Barry White, Lou Rawls, and Aretha F...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

FEMA offers assistance for Cook County residents impacted by severe weather last September

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking to help Cook County renters who were affected by severe storms and flooding in mid-September last year. 

Renters, including students, who had uninsured losses from the severe weather on Sep...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Park Forest Community Oscars set for Jan. 27

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The Park Forest Community Oscars is back this year.

The biennial event will kick off on Saturday, Jan 27., at 6 p.m. at Freedom Hall. Community Relations Coordinator Evelyn Randle said the award ceremony is a way for Park Forest residents to celebrate a bu...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

Park Forest offers Christmas tree, holiday lights recycling through Jan. 16

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Now that the holiday season is over, Park Forest residents are tasked with disposing of their Christmas trees and holiday lights.

Sustainability Coordinator Carrie Malfeo asks residents not to discard the trees in the garbage but to recycle them instead.

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

Village announces board meeting, holiday schedules

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The Village of Park Forest announced its official board meeting and holiday schedules for 2024. The Village Board of Trustees meets the first, third, and fourth Monday nights of the month at 7 p.m. 

Additionally, the board hosts a Saturday Rules M...

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

Cook County to issue refunds to thousands of residents that overpaid on their property taxes

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Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas is sending over $30.5 million in automatic refunds to thousands of Cook County property homeowners this week who overpaid on their taxes last year.

Pappas said nearly half of the refunds will be deposited directly into pr...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Village offers free COVID testing amid uptick in COVID cases in suburban Cook County

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The Cook County Department of Public Health urges residents to take precautions when gathering with their families and friends for the holidays.

Officials said that although COVID-19 hospital admissions in suburban Cook County continue to be low, they have...

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

Winter Holiday Market trees get repurposed to add to the Village's tree canopy

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The Village of Park Forest is adding to its tree canopy by repurposing the Christmas trees that are currently on the Village Green. In the past, the Village would dispose of the trees, but now it is giving back to the environment by replanting them in var...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

PFPD Officer Craig Taylor grows emotional during retirement resolution at Monday's board meeting

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It was an emotional night in Park Forest during Monday night's board meeting when Village Manager Tom Mick presented Officer Craig Taylor with his retirement resolution. 

Taylor has been with the Park Forest Police Department for 20 years, receivi...

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Posted on: December 11, 2023

Park Forest Fire Department recommends taking holiday fire safety precautions

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When you deck the halls this holiday season, the Park Forest Fire Department reminds residents to take precautions to protect their families and keep fire safety at the forefront.

Deputy Fire Chief Mark Cotrano said residents can take simple steps to preve...

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

Winter edition of Discover Magazine set to arrive to residents next week

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The Village of Park Forest is rolling out the winter edition of Discover Magazine, which is expected to arrive in residents' mailboxes next week.

Communications Coordinator Joshua Vinson said this edition will include several feature stories on Village sta...

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

Park Forest partners with Gifts from Liam, offers diapers to families in need

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Park Forest's Department of Recreation, Parks, and Community Health (RPCH) is partnering with Gifts from Liam to be a distribution site - giving diapers to families who are in need. 

Residents in Park Forest can request what size diapers ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2023

Park Forest Police reminds residents to be vigilant of holiday scams

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With the holiday season underway, the Park Forest Police Department reminds residents to be vigilant as scammers work to find their next victim.

Chief Brian Rzyski said now is a good time for Park Foresters to familiarize themselves with common scams.

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Recycle unwanted Christmas lights through the Village of Park Forest until Jan. 19

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As the holiday season is underway, the Village of Park Forest is collecting unwanted Christmas lights for recycling.

Area residents can dispose of their working and non-working string lights in the specially marked green collection bins inside Village Hall...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

PFPD Officer Goycochea receives Term Award, recognized for 'outstanding' work

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Officer Giovanni Goycochea of the Park Forest Police Department recently received the Term Award for the third quarter of 2023.

The Term Award is given every three months to the most outstanding member of the Park Forest Police Department who has performed...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Village hosts annual Holiday Market Saturday, Dec. 9

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The Village of Park Forest hosts its annual Holiday Market on the Village Green on Saturday, Dec 9. The event runs from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and will have live reindeer, Santa Claus, carolers, and a food truck. 

DownTown Property Manager Heather J...

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Posted on: November 29, 2023

New Cook County property tax tool shows residents where their money is going as tax due date looms

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Property owners in Cook County have a new tool that will show them where their tax money goes. 

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas launched a new online tool on Tuesday, "Where Your Money Goes," that gives property owners a breakdown of ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

Village officials give tips to prevent pipes from freezing this winter

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

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

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Notice of proposed property tax levy for the Village

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I.   A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy for the Village of Park Forest shall be held on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall, Board Room, 350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, Illinois.

Any person desiring to appe...

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Posted on: November 22, 2023

Park Forest Police Department welcomes newest officer

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Park Forest welcomed its newest police officer to the community during Monday night’s board meeting at Village Hall. 

David Ayala was sworn in before Village board members and a roomful of onlookers. The 29-year-old was born in Harvey, Illinois, a...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Village saves over $37K in first year since installing solar array at Water Treatment Plant

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Sustainability Coordinator Carrie Malfeo took the podium at Monday night's board meeting and provided the mayor and Village trustees with an update on the first year of the solar project at Park Forest Water Treatment Plant.

Last year, the Village...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Nominations for the Park Forest Community Oscars are being accepted until Dec 29

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The Village of Park Forest Commission on Community Relations presents the biennial Park Forest Oscar Awards in late January.

Community Relations Coordinator Evelyn Randle says it is an excellent opportunity for residents to nominate someone who goes above ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions about Coyotes

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Are Coyotes in Park Forest? Yes

Over the past several years, coyote sightings have become more prevalent within the village and surrounding communities. Although you may be shocked to see a coyote running through the Park Forest, it is not unusual. Due to ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

Village to giveaway personal protection equipment to residents on Monday

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The Village of Park Forest Department of Recreation, Parks, and Community Health has partnered with the YMCA and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to give away free personal protection equipment (PPE) to residents on Monday. 

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

IDOT awards Park Forest Police with funds for reducing traffic crashes, saving lives

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The Park Forest Police Department was awarded a grant directed at saving lives and reducing traffic crashes.

For the upcoming federal fiscal year, PFPD received the 2024 Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant to conduct additional traffic safet...

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Posted on: October 31, 2023

PFFD reminds residents to check smoke alarm batteries as daylight saving time ends

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With the end of daylight savings time coming on Nov. 5, the Park Forest Fire Department is reminding residents to check their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and change the batteries when they change their clocks.

This Sunday, clocks will "fall&...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Safe Halloween 2023 recapped

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On Saturday, Oct. 28, the Village celebrated Safe Halloween, an event created to allow residents to celebrate Halloween in a safe environment. 

Trick-or-treaters began their journey at the Main Street Market and then made their way to the DownTown...

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Posted on: October 27, 2023

Veterans Closet and Resource Center offers assistance to veterans who are in transition

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The Veterans Closet and Resource Center in the DownTown offers various resources for those who served.

The Park Forest Veterans Commission opened the Veterans Closet and Resource Center in August 2015. It started shortly after the Village held a community-...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Park Forest Veterans Commission hosts annual Veterans Day program on Nov. 4

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The Park Forest Veterans Commission hosts its annual Veterans Day program at Freedom Hall on Nov. 4 

The Village of Park Forest prides itself on building a community for Veterans. Park Forest began in 1946 as a dream held by Carroll F. Sweet, Sr.,...

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

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

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

The deadline is Oct. 31.

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

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Nominations for the Katherine “Katie” Armstrong Sustainability Award due Nov. 15

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It's that time of year again. 

The Park Forest Environment Commission is calling on residents to nominate someone for the Katherine “Katie” Armstrong Sustainability Award. Nomination forms must be submitted by Nov. 15.

The Katherine “Katie” Armstro...

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Posted on: October 18, 2023

Illinois Department of Public Health finds first in-state measles case in Cook County since 2019

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Illinois health officials confirmed the state’s first case of measles in four years on Friday.

The Cook County Health Department reported the suspected case to the Illinois Department of Public Health late last week. IDPH officials said the person was unva...

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

Park Forest hosts Safe Halloween event Oct. 28

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The Village of Park Forest hosts a Safe Halloween event DownTown on Saturday, Oct 28.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children out to participate in the various events and activities. DownTown Property Manager Heather Jones said there's so m...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Village accepting applications for the Hometown Heroes Banner Program

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With Veterans Day just around the corner, the Village is still accepting applications for its Home Town Heroes Banner Program.

The Park Forest Hometown Heroes Banner Project allows residents to honor local military members and those who have served their c...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Village hosts blood drive amid sickle cell disease epidemic, blood shortage

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The Village of Park Forest is partnering with the American Red Cross for a community blood drive. 

The blood drive will occur at Village Hall, 350 Victory Dr., on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Village hosts several events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, stressing early detection

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Village of Park Forest is hosting several events over the next couple of weeks to educate and inform residents about breast cancer.

Margaret Lewis, the Assistant Director of the Recreation, Parks, and Commu...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Take the Village's website redesign survey

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The Village of Park Forest is asking residents to participate in a survey to inform officials what updates they want to see on the Village's official website.

The Village rolled out a survey earlier this week, which consisted of several questions ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

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

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

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

PFFD hosts open house on Oct. 13, for Fire Prevention Week

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While fall is known for enjoying the cool crisp air, getting cozy, and celebrating holidays, the Park Forest Fire Department often sees it as a time to brush up on fire safety.

On Friday, Oct. 13, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., the Park Forest Fire Department will k...

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

The grand reopening of Somonauk Adventure Park and Fall Fest recapped

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On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Village celebrated Fall Fest and the grand reopening of Somonauk Adventure Park, a complete remodeling several years in the making.

The new park allows guests to experience nature unlike anywhere else in the south suburbs, boasti...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Village hosts several events in October

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The Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health starts the month with a trip to the Studebaker Theater to watch "The Color Purple" musical on Sunday, Oct 1. 

For $130, you can travel via a luxury coach bus departing from Villa...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Officials remind drivers to use caution as deer season approaches

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In Illinois, deer mating season begins in October and runs from rough January, with a peak in the middle of November, according to Wildlife Illinois

 

Between the months of October and December, deer become more active, especially at daw...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Public Works prepares for upcoming winter with various projects

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

Department of Public Works Director Roderick Ysaguirr...

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund program closing late next month

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

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

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Park Forest board members recognize 10-year-old pageant winner

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Village board members Monday night recognized a ten-year-old Park Forest girl who let no obstacle stop her from becoming a beauty pageant winner. 

Kiera Armstrong, who's in the fifth grade, has been a pageant participant each year since 2021. But ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Freedom Hall announces fall/winter concert series, tickets on sale now

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Individual ticket sales for this year's Freedom Hall series are currently on sale. 

 

Park Forest’s own Freedom Hall, located at 410 Lakewood Boulevard, is a premier performing arts venue in Chicago’s Southland. Freedom Hall’s Nathan Manil...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

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

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

 

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

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Village of Park Forest celebrates National Hispanic American Heritage Month

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

 

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

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Park Forest Fire Department hosts poster contest ahead of Fire Prevention Week

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The Park Forest Fire Department encourages children to participate in this year's poster contest as the department prepares for Fire Prevention Week next month.

 

The contest is for children ages seven to 12 who live in the Village or atte...

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

West Nile Virus reported in and around Park Forest

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The Village of Park Forest received notice last week that multiple cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in the south suburban area. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports an uptick in West Nile cases in the region. Based on guidelines fro...

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Posted on: August 25, 2023

ComEd renews, invests EV Readiness Program which includes Park Forest

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ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus announced the continued investment in the EV Readiness program earlier this week. The program was launched to help the Village of Park Forest and other local governments prepare to meet the growin...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

Village paints, adds logo on water tower near Blackhawk Drive

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

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

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Posted on: August 21, 2023

Village to open cooling centers as dangerous heat wave is expected mid-week

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The Village of Park Forest is opening cooling centers as record-breaking temperatures are expected during this week's heat wave.

The Park Forest Police Department, 200 Lakewood Boulevard, and Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, will serve as cooling ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Several high-ranking members of the PFPD sworn in at Monday night's Board meeting

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Several high-ranking members of the Park Forest Police Department were sworn in during Monday night's Board meeting at Village Hall. 

Sergeants James Kessler, Kristopher Kush, Commanders Julius Moore, Paul Morache, Deputy Chief Kristopher...

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Park Forest residents asked to delay showers, use less water ahead of strong storms today

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Residents across the Chicagoland area, including in the Village of Park Forest, are being asked to limit their water usage today ahead of severe weather that could drench the area with several inches of rain this afternoon and evening.

The Metropolitan Wat...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Somonauk Park's grand re-opening schedule for Sept. 30

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The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Community Health announced on Friday that Somonauk Park's grand reopening is scheduled for late next month.

The grand reopening of Somonauk Park will happen during Fall Fest on Sept 30. The event will have ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

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

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

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

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: August 7, 2023

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

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

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

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: August 4, 2023

Park Forest hosts several events in August

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The Village of Park Forest will host a variety of events throughout August.

August is "Resident Appreciation Month," with the Village offering weekly raffles for residents. Community Relations will host a "Pioneers Resident Brunch" on S...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: August 3, 2023

Village of Park Forest receives highest award in governmental accounting, financial reporting

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The Village of Park Forest was awarded the Certificate of Achievement (COA) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 20...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Park Forest Police Department hosts National Night Out, Unity Day

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The Park Forest Police Department is participating in two events this week, focusing on bringing the community closer together.

On Tuesday night, the P.F.P.D. is hosting "National Night Out." According to its website, National Night Out is an ann...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 27, 2023

Park Forest Bark District at Winnebago Park to close Aug. 2 for maintenance

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The Park Forest Bark District at Winnebago Park is closing due to maintenance beginning Wednesday, Aug 2.

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Community Health Director Kevin Adams said crews are laying down new asphalt for the walking path leading to W...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 27, 2023

Police Chief Rzyski gives residents advice on unwanted solicitation: 'Call the police'

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Some residents took to social media and complained about unwanted solicitors coming to their doors over the last couple of weeks.

While the Park Forest Police Department confirmed no recent upticks in solicitation complaints, Chief Brian Rzyski says there ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 24, 2023

Village opens cooling centers amid upcoming heat wave

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The Village of Park Forest is opening cooling centers as precariously high temperatures are forecasted this week. 

The Park Forest Police Department, 200 Lakewood Boulevard, and Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, will serve as cooling centers for th...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 21, 2023

Winfrey, Elliot retire from PFPD after serving nearly 50 years combined

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Chief Paul Winfrey and Detective Commander Lee Elliot retired from the Park Forest Police Department this week. 

The veterans collectively gave almost 50 years of service to the Village of Park Forest. Winfrey retired last Friday, and Elliot&a...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Captain Phil Myers retires from the Park Forest Fire Department after 30 years of service

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Captain Phil Myers is retiring from the Park Forest Fire Department after serving for roughly three decades.

Myers was recognized during Monday night's Board meeting with a retirement resolution honoring his 30 years of service with the department...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 19, 2023

PFFD promotes, swears in three members, including the department's first female lieutenant

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The Park Forest Fire Department promoted Michelle Paradise to Lieutenant, making her the first female lieutenant in the department.

Lieutenant Paradise was one of three firefighters sworn in and promoted during Monday night's Board meeting. Her fi...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 17, 2023

The Village, Solstice highlight accomplishments of solar program

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The Village of Park Forest announced on Monday the achievements of its partnership with Solstice, a leading community solar provider. Through this collaboration, the Village has achieved substantial milestones in community solar enrollment, providing clea...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 14, 2023

Youth Commission announces Youth Day backpack giveaway on Aug. 12

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The Youth Commission announced earlier this week its annual Youth Day event will take place on Saturday, Aug 12.

Adina McCollough, the Recreation Supervisor of the Department of Park and Recreation and Community Health, said the day will be filled with var...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 12, 2023

Main Street Nights canceled July 12 due to severe weather

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The Main Street Nights concert series is canceled this evening due to the threat of severe weather.

Village officials said the goal is to reschedule, but at this time, it is still being determined if and when that will happen.

Forecasters said a low-pressur...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 11, 2023

Park Forest Tennis and Health Club tennis courts closed this week for resurfacing, maintenance

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The Park Forest Tennis and Health Club tennis courts are closed this week for resurfacing and maintenance. The work started on Monday and should continue through Saturday. 

Brad Skoryi, the club's manager, said the tennis courts should re...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 10, 2023

Village hosts annual Ice Cream Social and Line Dancing event on Saturday

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The Village of Park Forest hosts the annual Ice Cream Social and Line Dancing event this Saturday. Presented by the Commission on Human Relations, the event will run from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. with something for everyone. 

Evelyn Randle, the staff ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 7, 2023

Park Forest housing market continues to trend upward

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With the housing market booming in some parts of the nation and leveling out in others, data shows the market is stable in the Village of Park Forest. 

In June, the average selling price for the month was $124,170. In total, 41 properties were sol...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 6, 2023

Village to distribute Farmer Market coupons to eligible seniors next week

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The Village of Park Forest will distribute Farmer Market coupons to eligible seniors next week. 

Distribution begins on Tuesday, July 11; coupons will be available while supplies last.

Below are the qualifications: 

  • You must be 60 years and...
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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: July 5, 2023

Village celebrates 4th of July; reminds residents fireworks are illegal in Park Forest

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Thousands came out to celebrate Independence Day in Park Forest on Tuesday. The Village hosted a parade, concert, and the annual fireworks show to cap off the evening.

Residents began lining the streets along the parade route right before 6 p.m. Many peopl...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 30, 2023

Park Forest hosts several events in July

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The Village of Park Forest will host a variety of events throughout July. The Village hosts its annual 4th of July parade on Tuesday to kick off the month.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Orchard Drive. Later that eve...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Park Forest participates in "Plastic Free July"

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The Village of Park Forest is participating in "Plastic Free July," a global movement to encourage people to reduce the amount of single-use plastic they use. 

Sustainability Coordinator Carrie Malfeo said her department would post daily...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 28, 2023

Park Forest Aqua Center hosts teen-only event on Friday

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The Park Forest Aqua Center will host an "H20 Glow Teen Event" this Friday. Event organizers said the event is one of three planned for young people this season.

In addition to the pools, the events offer themed base activities, games, and photo ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 27, 2023

Village officials warn drought conditions make fireworks a major fire hazard

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Fireworks are illegal in Illinois, and Village officials remind residents to leave the firework displays to the professionals. Park Forest is in a moderate to severe drought, with an elevated fire risk.

The extreme dryness sweeping the Chicagoland area is ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Village releases statement about dispute between contractor, union workers at Somonauk Park

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The Village was notified on Wednesday, June 21 that members of Cement Masons Local 502-Area 5 were present at the Somonauk Park Pavilion construction site. 

After speaking with union representatives, staff became aware of their concerns that the c...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Village calls on community to help those displaced by last Friday's fire

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The Village of Park Forest is calling on the community to come together and help several displaced families after a fire on Friday night. 

The Park Forest Police Department responded to a structure fire in the 0-100 block of Indianwood Blvd. aroun...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 21, 2023

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

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

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

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Discover Magazine returns after three-year hiatus

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The Village of Park Forest is rolling out a summer edition of Discover Magazine, which will be the first time it's been published since before the pandemic.

Jason Miller, the assistant to the Village Manager and former communications coordinator, ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Hundreds of Park Foresters attend Resident Appreciation BBQ

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

Village staff and elected officials...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 14, 2023

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

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

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

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Resident Appreciation BBQ, Main Street Nights kick off on Wednesday

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

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

Village Manager Tom ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 12, 2023

'Where is Away?' display at the Park Forest Library educates residents about recycling

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The Park Forest Library is home to the "Where is Away?" display encouraging people to "rethink where to throw away your waste and where is away." The new display came to the library earlier this month and will remain until the end of J...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Village reminds residents on the proper way to discard yard waste

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With the first day of summer on the horizon, Park Foresters are in their yards, making them beautiful. As the clean-up continues, there's bound to be yard waste, meaning residents must purchase a $3 sticker.

Code Enforcement Manager Jerry Martin s...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 7, 2023

United Way of Metro Chicago and Cook County’s “Transforming Places” Partnership Expands

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United Way of United Way of Metro Chicago, in partnership with Cook County and with support from the Nicor Gas Foundation, has announced the expansion of its Neighborhood Network Initiative in Park Forest and Richton Park, among various other communities ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 6, 2023

Park Forest PD participates in Special Olympics Illinois Torch Run, unveils newest squad car

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Park Forest Police Department is participating in the Special Olympics Illinois Torch Run on Wednesday. In addition to the run, PFPD will unveil the newest squad car with a "special" theme.

The Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraisi...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Municipal Fixed Rate Aggregation Program update and ComEd rate change

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The Village recently renewed a municipal aggregation program in April with 100% renewable energy at a 7.99 cent rate, which was a significant drop from the previous ComEd rate of 9.7 cents when the program went into effect. However, in June, ComEd lowered...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 6, 2023

Waste recovery volunteers needed for resident BBQ, June 14

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The Village of Park Forest is once again hosting a low-waste Resident Appreciation BBQ on Wednesday, June 14.

  •  Volunteers needed to educate attendees on which bin to throw their waste.  
  • No experience necessary, training on-site.
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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 1, 2023

Park Forest hosts several events in June

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Summertime Park Forest is in full swing, so there are plenty of events for the entire family.  

The fun kicks off on Saturday, June 10, with the Juneteenth Celebration at the Village Green at 10 a.m. The Commission on Human Relations and Community...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Park Forest PD raises more than $3K for Special Olympics Illinois

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The Park Forest Police Department announced that it raised more than $3,000 for Special Olympics Illinois on Friday during the Cop on a Rooftop campaign.

Chief Paul Winfrey said this year's donations were by far the department's "best year" in fu...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Village hosts Job Fair on May 27

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Job seekers, listen up! The Village of Park Forest is hosting a job fair on Saturday at Village Hall.

The fair will run from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., with several prospective employers on hand. Community Relations Coordinator Evelyn Randle said the event is a...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: June 2, 2023

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

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

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Park Forest Fire Department welcomes new firefighter-paramedic, Jonas Campbell

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The Park Forest Fire Department welcomed a new firefighter-paramedic earlier this week at Monday night's Village Board meeting.

Jonas Campbell was sworn in with his parents, Carl and Christina Campbell, by his side to pin on his badge.

Campbell is no strang...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Homewood Disposal provides yard waste options for Park Forest residents

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Residents across Park Forest are spending more time on their lawns as summer nears. Yard work often has residents looking for ways to dispose of yard waste.

Homewood Disposal will pick up yard waste, but they have specific requirements: 

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: May 15, 2023

PFPD calls on residents to participate in the 2023 Cop on a Rooftop campaign

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The Park Forest Police Department is once again participating in the 2023 Dunkin' Cop on a Rooftop campaign. The statewide event to raise money for Special Olympics of Illinois takes place this year on Friday, May 19, from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Last year, the ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: May 5, 2023

Village hosts Housing Fair on May 6

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

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: May 4, 2023

Village swears in new mayor and trustees

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It was standing room only at Village Hall during Monday night's Board meeting when new Park Forest trustees John Moore and Randle White, along with new Village mayor, Joseph Woods, were sworn into office.

Speaking to a sea of supporters in their f...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: May 3, 2023

Main Street Market kicks off this weekend, May 6

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It's that time of year again: Main Street Market is roaring back to DownTown Park Forest, giving area residents fresh options to eat.

Victor Blackful, overseeing the event, said the Market is a great way to unite the community.

"This year, we ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: May 2, 2023

Park Forest Police Department takes proactive approach to combat speeding

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Many residents have complained that some drivers are speeding on area roadways putting themselves and others in danger. Park Forest police are aware of speeders, and Chief Paul Winfrey said his department would remain proactive and issue citations to thos...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 27, 2023

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

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

This work is a part of the ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 26, 2023

Chuck Sabey walks down memory lane, recalling his 45 years of service to the Village

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If you have ever attended a performing arts event in Park Forest, you have likely seen Cultural Arts Supervisor Chuck Sabey.

Many would consider Sabey a staple in Park Forest. He's served the Village in numerous capacities since the age of 17 when he took ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 26, 2023

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

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Heads up, motorists!

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

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

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 25, 2023

Village reminds residents that lengthy grass can lead to citations

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All across Park Forest, residents are mowing their grass and planting their gardens as winter is behind them, and the sunny, warmer days of spring and summer lie ahead.

Village Code Enforcement Manager Jerry Martin says now is a perfect time to remind resi...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 24, 2023

Village officials urge residents to purchase vehicle stickers as deadline looms

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Time is ticking for residents of Park Forest to purchase their vehicle stickers.

Assistant Finance Director Sharon Floyd reminded residents to purchase stickers by May 1.

"Vehicle stickers must be purchased and properly displayed on all vehicles regist...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 21, 2023

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

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

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

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 20, 2023

Village secures millions in grants to improve infrastructure across Park Forest

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

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

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 19, 2023

Park Forest Police Department reminds drivers to ‘Drop it and Drive’

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Did you know nationwide 3,522 people lost their lives because of distracted driving? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in 2021, more than three thousand people died because of a growing epidemic of people texting, driving, an...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 17, 2023

Arbor Day Foundation recognizes Park Forest as Tree City USA for the ninth time

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The Village of Park Forest received its 9th Tree City USA award in 2023. The Tree City USA program, awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation, provides communities with a four-step framework to maintain and grow their tree cover. It also gives them an avenue to...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 13, 2023

Housing Authority of Park Forest implements new incentive for property owners

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The Housing Authority of Park Forest (HAPF) has implemented a new incentive for property owners this year.

Starting April 1., the HAPF is offering a one-time $300 signing bonus for units leased to new and current Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants. ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 13, 2023

Park Forest takes proactive approach to rid community of abandoned, dilapidated houses

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Name any place, and more than likely, and you'll find abandoned or dilapidated houses. Unfortunately, the Village of Park Forest has its fair share of abandoned or run-down homes. 

However, the Village's code enforcement manager ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 12, 2023

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

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

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

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 11, 2023

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

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

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

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 7, 2023

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

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

The e...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 7, 2023

Park Forest kicks off Earth Month with several events throughout April

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April is Earth Month, an opportunity to raise awareness and advocate for change around the issues most impacting the planet. The Village of Park Forest is doing its part by hosting several events throughout the month to encourage residents to do the same....

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 7, 2023

Breaking down where your tax dollars go

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Often, residents ask, "Where are my tax dollars going?"

Citizens often express their concerns about taxes paid to the Village. A common thought is the Village is responsible for its entire tax bill. Nevertheless, that's not the case.

The reality i...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 5, 2023

Park Forest FD shows off new ambulance

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Ambulance calls account for approximately 75% of Park Forest Fire Department (PFFD) 911 calls. So first responders must have the latest equipment to do their jobs. PFFD has rolled out a new state-of-the-art ambulance with the latest technology to help sav...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 5, 2023

The Department of Public Works announces upcoming roadwork project for Shabbona Drive

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Construction season is in full swing in the Village of Park Forest. The Department of Public Works (DPW) announced roadwork would begin on Shabbona Drive between Sauk Trail and Indianwood this summer, with crews preparing the area doing tree protection in...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 3, 2023

PF Aqua Center's early bird membership is on sale now; rolls out new offerings for 2023 season

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This year is moving along, and the dog days of summer are on the horizon, which means the Park Forest Aqua Center's opening day is just around the corner, on May 27. 

Season passes with early bird special pricing are on sale now through J...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023 election results

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Below are unofficial election results for the April 4, 2023, races for Park Forest village president, Park Forest trustee, and Park Forest Public Library trustee.

Results reflect votes received in Cook County, Will County, and total votes in Cook and Will ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: March 22, 2023

Village prepares for phase 2 of water tower connection, vows more outreach

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Many residents have contacted the Village about the need for more communication regarding the boil order advisory in Lincolnwood that went into effect on Monday, March 20, 2023, and is expected to remain in place through Friday, March 24, 2023, and said t...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Sustainability office seeking volunteers for Park Forest Annual Community Clean-Up, April 1

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It's that time of year again! The Sustainability Office is seeking volunteers for the Annual Park Forest Community Clean Up on Saturday, April 1.

Sustainability Coordinator Carrie Malfeo is calling on residents to participate in this year's event, which wi...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: March 17, 2023

DPW alerts residents about upcoming project on Monday that could cause water service inconveniences

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The Department of Public Works (DPW) is alerting residents about an upcoming project on Monday, March 20, that could cause some water service inconveniences throughout the Village.

Beginning around 8:00 a.m., a village contractor will be providing an under...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Hometown Heroes Banner Program applications due March 31

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What is it?

The Park Forest Hometown Heroes Banner Project is an opportunity for residents to honor local military members and those who have served their country. For its inaugural year, the Project will place up to 50 banners along light poles in Downtow...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: February 28, 2023

PFPD presents the Officer of the Year and Civilian Employee of the Year Awards

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The Park Forest Police Department has a new officer of the year and civilian employee of the year. Park Forest Police Chief Paul Winfrey presented the awards for 2022 to Sergeant Paul Morache and Administrative Assistant Christy Coyle during the Village B...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: March 2, 2023

Village of Park Forest announces early voting locations for Cook and Will County residents

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The Early Voting Period for the April 4, 2023, Consolidate Election will run seven days a week from Monday, March 20 through Monday, April 3. 

Early Voting at the Park Forest Village Hall for Cook County Residents 

  • Monday, March 20 - 9 a.m...
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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: February 16, 2023

Park Forest enters new electric aggregation program in April

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The Village of Park Forest is participating in an electric aggregation program in April. Carrie Malfeo, the Sustainability Coordinator for the Village, says this means residential and small business customers will receive a fixed rate per kWh which will n...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: February 22, 2023

Village of Park Forest employees gear up for the 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge

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Village of Park Forest employees are participating in the 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge in Manteno on March 4 to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois.

Park Forest Police Chief Paul Winfrey will lead team Park Forest 204 into frigid Lake ...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: February 22, 2023

Park Forest residents should expect delays in receiving their water bills due to production issues

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The Park Forest Finance Department announced residents would receive their water bills at a later date due to complications with the production company. At this time, it is unknown when residents will receive their water bills in the mail. Residents would...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: February 15, 2023

Park Forest vehicle stickers for 2023-24 go on sale March 1

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Park Forest is rolling out a new vehicle sticker for 2023-24 that touts the Village’s grant funding success since 2005.

 The new sticker offers a picturesque view of the Village’s Central Park Wetlands just above language that refers to Park Fores...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

PF Fire Department names Spanier firefighter of the year

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Firefighter/Paramedic Joe Spanier of the Park Forest Fire Department is the recipient of 2022 Firefighter of the Year Award. The annual award is given to someone who exemplifies the characteristics of a firefighter with an outstanding record of fire servi...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Illinois Solar for All program rolls out

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The Village of Park Forest is endorsing a program in partnership with Solstice and Buy Commercial Energy that can create even more Green Power with the Illinois Solar for All Program.

This program will allow residents to support local solar energy without ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

“Step Back into a 1950s Valentine's Day” Exhibit at 1950s Park Forest House Museum

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The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, at 227 Monee Road (inside St. Mary’s Catholic Church), Park Forest, Illinois, invites you to "Step Back into a 1950s Valentine's Day," from Feb. 1 - March 8, 2023, open Wednesday and Saturda...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Candidate forums begin Jan. 29

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The Park Forest Non-Partisan Committee's Candidate Forums, for those running for elected office in Park Forest in the April election, begin Jan. 29.The NPC serves Park Forest by hosting public forums to allow candidates to meet the public. It als...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Park Forest remembers Alicia Rodman McCray

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The memorial bunting is placed over the entry way of Village Hall as the Village of Park Forest mourns the passing of former Village Trustee Alicia Rodman McCray. Trustee Rodman McCray, her husband Robert, and son, Erik, lived and enjoyed life in Park For...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Real estate values on the rise in Park Forest

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The prices of houses have continued to rise steadily in Park Forest over the last several years. In 2022, the average selling price of the real estate transfer tax stamp was $129,960. 

Larrie Kerestes, the community development director, said this...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Department of Public Works accomplishments for 2022

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

 

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

 

  • Ne...
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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Changes to upcoming Board Meetings due to COVID concern post-holidays

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The Village Board Meeting scheduled for Jan. 17., is canceled. However, the meeting on Jan.23 will be held remotely via Zoom at 7 p.m. due to concerns about a post-holiday surge in COVID cases. 

Village Manager Tom Mick said despite the meetings g...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Join the Environment Commission

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The Village of Park Forest has a legacy of living and growing sustainably. Since its founding in 1949, the Village has equally valued the three pillars of sustainability: environment, economy, and equity. In May 2012, Park Forest adopted the Growing Green...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Lottery drawing for village mayor and trustee positions

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A lottery drawing for ballot placement for those candidates running for the office of Village Mayor and Village Trustee in the April 2023 election will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. 

A lottery drawing is required when more than...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Tennis & Health Club holds 2022 U.S. Open Crossminton Championships

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The Park Forest Tennis and Health Club is hosting the 2022 U.S. Open Crossminton Championships later this month. It is the first time Park Forest is hosting the event, and it is an official International Crossminton Organization (ICO) 100-level event, mea...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Petition filing information for April, 4 2023 Consolidated Election

Village Hall

Petition filing dates and times are as follow:

Monday, Dec. 12, 2022               9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (first day to file)

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022         &nbs...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Honoring Larrie Kerestes on 40 years of service

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The saying goes, "if you find a job that you love, you'll never work another day in your life." That rings true for Larrie Kerestes, who's worked for the Village of Park Forest for more than 40 years. Kerestes was honored at Monday night's Villa...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

The Village of Park Forest receives the GFOA Award for the 28th consecutive year

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The Village of Park Forest has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 28th consecutive year.

The award was presented in front of the Village Board to Mark Pries, the Village's finance d...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Park Forest Village Board to discuss a zero percent tax levy increase

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The Park Forest Village Board will discuss a zero percent tax levy increase for the upcoming fiscal year 2023/2024 budget. 

In November, Mark Pries, Park Forest's Finance Director, addressed the Village Board by providing an update on the village'...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2022

Holiday Light & Tree Recyling

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Old Holiday lights taking up space? Recycle them responsibly by participating in the Village of Park Forest Holiday Light recycling taking place Nov. 22 through Jan. 18, drop-off is at Village Hall. 

Recycle your real, undecorated Christmas trees ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Petition packets available for residents interested in running for office

Village Hall

The next Park Forest election will be held on April 4, 2023. The mayor position is up for election, serving a four-year term. There will be three Village trustee positions up for election, each serving  four-year terms. Additionally, four Park Fo...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

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

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

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

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Last day for yard waste pick-up, Nov. 30

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The last day Village disposal will pick-up yard waste is Nov. 30. 

Yard waste must be placed in brown paper bags with a yard waste sticker and cannot be placed in garbage bags. 

Yard waste sticker can be purchased at the Homewood Disposal ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Final street sweeping Monday, Nov. 14

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

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

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Nicor natural gas meter relocation program

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Heads up Park Foresters!

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

Not all ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Early voting hours and locations

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Early Voting at the Park Forest Village Hall                                       &...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Nominate someone for the Sustainability Award today

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Nominate someone today for the Sustainability Award. Do you know someone who commits themselves to conscious sustainability practices.Do they collect water via rain barrels? Cycle to work to reduce carbon emissions? Recycle electronics responsibly? Do the...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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If you walk into Village Hall this month, you'll notice a lot of pink throughout the lobby. That is because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Village of Park Forest is putting this cause at the forefront to inform residents about the i...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Safe Halloween, Oct. 29

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Join in the fun in Downtown Park Forest on Saturday, October 29th from 11am-3pm for Safe Halloween.

An afternoon of ghouls, ghosts and goblins for the bravest of souls. Please join us for a Safe and Fun Halloween celebration you will never forget!

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Mural of missing Park Forest women to be installed Sunday on Orchard Drive, traffic to be detoured

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The installation of a mural to raise awareness of two missing Park Forest women will halt traffic on Orchard Drive Sunday. 

Chicago-based artist Damon Reed will paint likenesses of Jerrica Laws and Brenda Gonzalez-Jackson on the façade of the Old ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Blood drive, Oct. 20

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The Village of Park Forest is partnering with American Red Cross for a community blood drive. 

The blood drive will take place at Village Hall, 350 Victory Dr. on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

For any questions or concerns c...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15

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As Fire Prevention Week approaches, the Park Forest Fire Department reminds residents that

“Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape”

The Park Forest Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) &...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Compost food waste with Urban Canopy

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The Village of Park Forest is encouraging residents to compost food waste to help improve the environment. However, some people may have heard the term 'composting' but may not know what it entails.

Carrie Malfeo, the village's sustainability coordinator, ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Main Street Market continues

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Pickleball tournament at the Park Forest Tennis & Health Club, Sept. 28-30

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A tournament for the fastest sport in America is coming to Park Forest this week. The Park Forest Tennis & Health Club is hosting the DaFarm Singles Round Robin Pickleball Tournament on Sept. 28-30. It is the first time the club has ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Kia and Hyundai thefts

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Car thieves continue to target Kia and Hyundai vehicles across Chicagoland, including right here in Park Forest. Just recently, Park Forest police investigated two thefts involving those car makers.

With car thefts on the rise throughout the country, Park ...

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Posted on: September 3, 2022

Hydrant flushing, Sept. 6 - 23

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

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

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Village-wide Garage Sale, Sept. 24 - 25

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It's that time of year again. Residents across Park Forest will get an opportunity to do some "spring cleaning" this fall during the village-wide garage sale on the last weekend of September.

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Shredding and Drug-take Back event, Sept. 24

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Do you have documents you'll like to shred? Or do you have prescription medicine you want to discard, but you don't know where to go?  Two events are happening that'll help you with these issues.

 The Village of...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Registration deadline approaching for Village-wide Garage Sale

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It's that time of year again. Residents across Park Forest will get an opportunity to do some "spring cleaning" this fall during the village-wide garage sale on the last weekend of September.

James Guirguis, the village's communication specialist...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Solar and Water Treatment Plant ribbon cutting, Sept. 19

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The Village of Park Forest is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Sept. 19 to celebrate the unveiling of the roof and ground-mounted solar arrays at the water treatment plant. The event takes place at Park Forest’s Water Treatment Plant, located ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Solar project unveiling, Sept. 19

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The Village of Park Forest is leading the way by installing roof and ground-mounted solar arrays at the water treatment plant to reduce its carbon footprint.  

Village officials are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony in mid-September to celebrate t...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

66th Annual Park Forest Art Fair, Sept. 17 - 18

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The Park Forest Art Fair, slated for Sept. 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is the second oldest juried art fair in the Chicago area. The finest artists in the Midwest show a variety of artworks including paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, glass,...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Quarterly Business Breakfast, Sept. 15

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  • FREE to attend
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast 
  • Networking

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Senior resource book launching, Sept. 1

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Join the the Park Forest Senior Advisory Commission Introduction for the Senior Resource book launching on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at Rich Township Shirley Green Senior Center located at 297 Liberty Dr., Park Fore...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Main Street Fest ft. CeCe Peniston, Aug. 20

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

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

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

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

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Nominate someone for the Sustainability Award

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Do you know someone who makes a great use of rain barrels, rain gardens, raised planter beds, solar panels, minimal use of lawn chemicals, bikes to work, or one of a host of other sustainable practices? Nominate someone today by completing the nomination ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Grow Solar Power Hour event, Aug. 17

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The Village of Park Forest and Park Forest Public Library in conjunction with Grow Solar Chicagoland are co-hosting a Solar Power Hour on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event will include all the basics you need to know to c...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Park Forest Veterans’ Commission raising funds for November program

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The Park Forest Veterans’ Commission is currently raising funds for their annual Veterans Day program. The program is slated for Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Park Forest’s Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd. The fundraiser aims to of...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Volunteers needed for Night on the Town!

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

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

Please bring a bottle of water!

Can be Counted as Volunteer Hours!

Questions?

Please contact Evelyn Randle, Community Relation...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Unity Day canceled

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Due to inclement weather, the Park Forest Police Department's Unity Day celebration has been cancelled. There is no reschedule date for the event. Since its debut in 2016, Unity Day has grown to a community staple in Park Forest however ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Western Avenue resurfacing begins today

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

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Volunteers Needed for RecycleFest!

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Volunteers are needed for the Village of Park Forest's RecycleFest on July 30, 2022.

Volunteer's will work 7:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

Please Bring:

  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Gloves
  • Safety Glasses Recommended
  • Masks Optional

Can be Counted as Volunteer Hours!

Please meet in...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Park Forest remembers Bonita Dillard

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Former Park Forest Trustee Bonita Dillard, who served from 1999 to 2013, has passed. 

Dillard, a resident of Park Forest for over 50 years, was one of the first African-American women to serve on the Park Forest Board of Trustees when she was appo...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

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

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

View the award presentation below.

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Non-Partisan Committee to hold important meeting, April 30

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The Park Forest Non-Partisan Committee will hold a meeting on Saturday, April 30, at 1 p.m. for the purpose of ending the terms of current board members, and potentially welcoming new board members. A new meeting location has been announced. The meeting h...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

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

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

The Village is ask...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Video: Park Forest Community Oscar Awards 2022

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

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Video: Park Forest celebrates Black History Month

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

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Park Forest vehicle stickers for 2022-23 on sale March 1

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Sales of the  2022-23 Village of Park Forest vehicle sticker begin on Tuesday, March 1. Vehicle stickers may be purchased at Village Hall, online, or by mail.Vehicle stickers must be purchased and properly displayed on all vehic...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Park Forest police chief announces plans to retire in March

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Park Forest Police Chief Christopher Mannino is closing the chapter on his law enforcement career.

Mannino will retire next month following 25 years of service with the Park Forest Police Department.

“I’ve spent my entire adult life serv...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Police issue reminder regarding street parking after 2" of snowfall

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The Park Forest Police Department is reminding residents that tickets may be issued for parking on village streets after two inches of snowfall. In a post made to their Facebook page, police officials said: 

Friends, we don't wan...
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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Non-Partisan Committee seeks new members

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The Committee for Non-Partisan Local government in Park Forest is presently seeking additional members of the Board of Directors.The Committee bylaws provide for nine Board of Director members. The Committee presently has five Board members. The Non-Part...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Veterans Day Celebration at Freedom Hall, Nov. 6

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The Park Forest Veterans Commission will host their annual Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. at Freedom Hall. The event features a live performance from the 144th Army Band and a display of current and antique military vehic...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Veterans Commission to sponsor book sale, Sept. 18 - 19

Village Hall

The Park Forest Veterans Commission will be sponsoring a “Gently Used Book and CD Sale” fundraiser in the lobby of Village Hall on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19. Proceeds will benefit the ongoing operation of the Veterans Closet and Resource Center, th...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

65th Annual Park Forest Art Fair, Sept. 18 and 19

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The Park Forest Art Fair returns for its 65th year, Sept. 18-19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Park Forest Art Fair is the second oldest juried art fair in the Chicago area. The finest artists in the Midwest show a variety of artworks including paintings, pr...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Park Forest celebrates Halloween

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Park Forest’s Safe Halloween festivities in the Village’s Downtown are back this year! To view the flyer, click here.

Trick-or-Treating hours in Park Forest this year are from 1 to 5 p.m.

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Posted on: August 15, 2021

Newly formed Fire and Police Advisory Council seeking applicants

Village Hall

Earlier this year, the Park Forest Board of Trustees unanimously approved a measure to form a new commission in the village to study matters pertaining to community relations, including community engagement efforts, the reporting of public safety data, an...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Water Quality Report for 2020 now available

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

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Village assures residents of no duplicate charges after vendor mistakenly mails duplicate bills

Village Hall

The Village of Park Forest is aware that some residents have received duplicate water bills this month.The vendor responsible for mailing the duplicate bills is investigating the matter. Residents who received duplicate water bills this month sho...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Public Notice: Village to present proposed 2021-22 budget at June 7 meeting

Village Hall

Park Forest residents are invited to attend a Public Hearing, Monday, June 7, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, on the Board of Trustees’ proposed 2021/2022 budget.

Residents may review Park Forest's proposed budget loca...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Memorial Day Program to be held on May 31

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A Memorial Day Ceremony has been scheduled by the Park Forest American Legion with support from the Veterans Commission. It is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, May 31, on the Village Green in Downtown Park Forest. Social distancing and face masks required...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Village adopts resolution urging state leaders to reject proposed LGDF cuts

Village Hall

On May 24, Park Forest board members adopted a resolution objecting to proposed cuts to the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF).Just over $200,000 dollars in Park Forest taxpayer funds could be lost should state lawmakers move forward on a proposal ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Scholarships available for graduating high school seniors

Village Hall

The Village of Park Forest is currently seeking applicants for several scholarships available to graduating high school seniors. Park Forest residency required. The application deadline is June 30. For more information visit villageofparkforest.com/schola...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Park Forest remembers F. Patrick Kelly

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Memorial bunting has been placed atop the south entrance of Park Forest's Village Hall in memory of former Mayor F. Patrick Kelly. Kelly passed away on May 7.Born in Joliet on Oct. 30, 1939, Kelly was a graduate of Joliet Catholic Academy in 1957. He grad...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Paper shredding event in DownTown Park Forest, May 8

DownTown Park Forest

A free paper shredding event will be held on Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Downtown Park Forest.Residents may bring 2 boxes of paper per person. No molded paper will be accepted. Paper clips and plastic sleeves must also be removed from all p...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Somonauk Park ground breaking ceremony set for May 1

Somonauk Park

A ground breaking ceremony will be held this Saturday, May 1, at 10 a.m. at Somonauk Park in celebration of the park’s first major makeover in nearly 30 years. 
Somonauk Park, located on Somonauk Street in the southern portion of Park Forest, and ...
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Posted on: April 21, 2021

New Landlord Incentive Program offers signing bonus to property owners

Village Hall

The Housing Authority of Park Forest (HAPF) has implemented a new Landlord Incentive Program beginning May 1, 2021.The HAPF will offer a one-time $500 signing bonus for units leased to new and current Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants. Th...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Park Forest Aqua Center passes on sale now

Park Forest Aqua Center - presale - 2018

After a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Park Forest Aqua Center is planning highly anticipated return this summer. The facility opens for the season on Saturday, May 29. Season passes are on sale now at a special reduced rate.Since 1959, the...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Park Forest Police to hold two community events this month

Park Forest Police

The Park Forest Police Department will host two special events this month in recognition of Youth Violence Prevention Week and Autism Awareness Month.This Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Park Forest’s Village Hall, Park Forest Poli...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Early voting for Park Forest residents in Cook and Will County begins March 22

Early voting in Park Forest - 2018

Early voting for residents in the Cook County section of Park Forest begins March 22 at Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL  

Hours of operation are:

March 22 - March 279 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March 2810 a.m. to 4 p.m.

March 29 - April...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Final look at candidates running for office in April to be held March 21

Village Hall

The final candidate forum for those running for village trustee in the April 6 election will be held on Sunday, March 21, beginning at 1 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the Park Forest Cooperatives. The forum will stream live on the village's web...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Park Forest vehicle stickers for 2021-22 on sale March 1

2021-22 vehicle sticker

Sales of the  2021-22 Village of Park Forest vehicle sticker begin Monday, March 1. Vehicle stickers may be purchased at Village Hall, online, or by mail.Vehicle stickers must be purchased and properly displayed on all vehicles registere...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Water main break email alerts coming March 1

Village Hall

The Village of Park Forest will begin alerting residents of water main breaks in their area via the CodeRed Notification System beginning March 1.Residents enrolled in the CodeRed notification system will start to receive emails when a water main break oc...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Village six-month financial update session set for Feb. 27

Village Hall

Park Forest department heads and elected officials will review and discuss village finances for the midway point of the 2020-21 fiscal year on Saturday, Feb. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. at Village Hall. The session will cover how revenues and expenditures of ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

League of Women Voters to host next Candidate Forum via Zoom on Feb. 21

Village Hall

The League of Women Voters Park Forest Area will sponsor the next Candidate Forum on Sunday, Feb. 21, beginning at 2:30 p.m., being held via Zoom. Those who would like to participate must request access to the meeting by emailing deborahorr@sbcglobal.net....

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Park Forest Non Partisan Committee's first candidate forum set for Sunday at 1 p.m. via Zoom

PFNPC

The Park Forest Non-Partisan Committee's first candidate forum for those running for elected office in Park Forest in the April election is Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m., on Zoom.  Link information is below. 
Candidate statements, ...
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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Parks director offers update on village offerings in response to COVID restrictions eased

Village Hall

Park Forest Director of Recreation, Parks and Community Health Rob Gunther last week released the following statement related to Illinois' COVID mitigation efforts:With the latest easing of restrictions announced yesterday (1/18/21) by Governor P...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Vehicle sticker late fee to increase and tickets possible beginning Feb. 1

Village Hall

Residents who have yet to purchase and display the 2020-21 Park Forest vehicle sticker will be assessed additional late fees and a possible ticket, beginning Feb. 1.Those looking to avoid additional costs have until Jan. 31 to purchase a vehicle sticker, ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Park Forest Non-Partisan Committee announces candidate forum dates

PFNPC

The Park Forest Non-Partisan Committee (NPC) has announced dates for upcoming candidate forums for those running for elected offices in Park Forest in the April election. The NPC serves Park Forest by hosting public forums to provide an opportunity for ca...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Election Board Proceedings continue Friday morning to hear petition packet objections

Village Hall

Election Board proceedings continue this Friday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. in the board room of Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive.Several objections have been filed against the petition packets of several candidates seeking seats on either the village or library ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Election Board Proceedings to be held Friday morning to hear petition packet objections

Village Hall

Election Board proceedings will be held Friday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. in the board room of Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive.Several objections have been filed against the petition packets of several candidates seeking seats on either the village or library bo...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Candidates set for April election, lottery for ballot placement to be held Dec. 30

Village Hall

 A lottery drawing for ballot placement for those candidates running for the office of Village Trustee and Library Trustee in the April 2021 election will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 at 11 a.m. A lottery drawing is required when more than...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Village seeks honorary street name suggestions by Jan. 15

Village Hall

In recent years, the Village of Park Forest has increased its involvement in dialogue that considers the issues of race and equity. Since 2016, Park Forest has participated in a national initiative for municipal leaders called REAL (Race,&nbs...
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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Park Forest one of 88 cities in the world named as climate leader

CDP Park Forest

The Village of Park Forest has been recognized by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international non-profit organization that helps cities disclose their environmental impact, as one of 88 across the globe that continue to lead on environmental action ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

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

PF Water Tower

PUBLIC COMMENT NOTICE

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

 VILLAGE OF PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS

1.         Purpose of the Project  

The purpose of this project is to ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Petition packets available for residents interested in running for office

Village Hall

Petition packets are now available for residents interested in running for elected office in Park Forest. 

The next Park Forest election will be held on April 6, 2021. There will be three village trustee positions up for election, each for a four-...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Park Forest remembers Edwin J. Fizer

Fizer

Longtime chair of the Park Forest’s Veterans Commission and one of Park Forest’s most notable veterans Edwin J. Fizer has passed.

Fizer, at the age of 17 in 1942, was among the first African-Americans to enlist in the United States Mari...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

No village-sponsored Halloween events in 2020, but trick-or-treating to go on

Halloween in Park Forest 2020

No village-sponsored Halloween activities will take place in Park Forest this year due to COVID-19. The village has however established trick-or-treating hours in the community from to 2 to 5 p.m. Residents are encouraged to be mindful of the Illinois Dep...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Will County early voting locations

Village Hall

Though Cook County selected Village Hall as an early voting location for Cook County residents this year, Will County did not select any locations in Park Forest for early voting for Will County residents. . 

Park Forest residents located in the W...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Early voting for Cook County residents begins Oct. 19 in Park Forest

Early voting in Park Forest - 2018

Park Forest is set to again have an early voting location.Early voting at Park Forest’s Village Hall is tentatively scheduled to begin Oct. 19 for residents of Cook County.Voters will be required to follow all COVID-19 precautions in place at Vi...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Comcast Business brings advanced network technology to Downtown Park Forest

DownTown Park Forest

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

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Park Forest ranks 13th in the nation in green power percentage of electric use

Electric Aggregation

Park Forest is one of the top communities in the country in green power usage.Park Forest was officially recognized as a Green Power Community at the Sept. 6 board meeting held via Zoom.Green Power Communities are communities where the local government, b...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Vanderbilt urges residents to be counted before census deadline in CodeRed message

Vanderbilt

Late Thursday afternoon, residents enrolled in the CodeRed notification system received a recorded message from Park Forest Mayor Jonathan Vanderbilt. In Park Forest’s continued effort to urge every resident to be counted in the 2020 census, May...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Park Forest makes census push with three events this month to aid residents

Be Counted in 2020

With three weeks remaining before the deadline to Be Counted In 2020, Park Forest urges all residents who have yet to be counted to log-on today. Those in need of assistance may attend one of three upcoming census pop-up events where staff will be on hand...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

After tornado sweeps through town nearly 600 remain without power, seek tree services

8-13-20

The Park Forest community is continuing clean-up efforts following Monday’s storms that produced an EF-0 tornado with winds in excess of 110 mile per hour and caused extensive damage to trees and power lines.Following the storm Monday evening, a...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Park Forest readies for clean-up following severe storms, some remain without power

Village Hall

Nearly six hours after severe storms swept through the area, an estimated 45% of Park Forest residents remain without power. ComEd crews continue to work on downed power lines in effort to restore service to area residents.Park Forest would like to make r...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Aug. 10 board meeting rescheduled following strong storms

Village Hall

Tonight’s meeting of the Park Forest Board of Trustees will be rescheduled for next Monday due to today’s severe weather which resulted in extensive damage, including multiple downed trees and power lines. An estimated 50 percent of Pa...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

IHDA offering $5,000 Emergency Rental Assistance, applications accepted Aug. 10 - Aug. 21

Village Hall

IHDA Emergency Rental Assistance

Help is on the way! Keep reading to learn more.

Have you been having difficulty paying rent since the pandemic began earlier this year? You may qualify for one-time assistance of up to $5,000. 

The Illinois Housing D...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau to end end counting Sept. 30, Park Forest currently at 67.2% counted

Census Tracker 8-3-20 - web

Yesterday the U.S. Census Bureau announced it would end census counting a month early on Sept. 30.

Park Forest is currently tracking at 67.2% counted. The state of Illinois by comparison is tracking at 67.8% counted.

In 2010, Park Forest finished with a res...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Park Forest launches Community Cares Fund

Community Cares Fund

Park Forest residents having difficulty paying their water bill may be able to tap into a new village fund aimed at providing some relief during the coronavirus pandemic.The new Park Forest Community Cares fund allows residents recently unemployed or unde...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Park Forest Census Tracker: 66.2% of households counted as of July 13

Census Tracker - 7-13-20

Park Forest is currently at 66.2% counted in the 2020 census. Completion rates have increased by just four percent over the last two months. The areas of Park Forest with the lowest completion rates are:

• 44.5% - The Autumn Ridge area

• 6...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Crime Free Housing license and Alarm Permit deadline, Aug. 31

Village Hall

Two important deadlines are approaching for landlords and for residents with home security alarms. 

Crime Free Housing licenses due August 31

Rental property owners in Park Forest are required to submit an annual Crime Free Housing application. Thi...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Park Forest Census Tracker: 65.8% of households counted as of June 30

Census Tracker 6-30-20

As of June 30, 65.8% of the Park Forest community has been counted in the 2020 census.

For those who still have yet to complete the census, it’s not too late. Park Forest encourages all residents to be counted today. Millions of dollars, which ca...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

My Street Nights to begin four-week run on July 1

My Street Nights begins a four-week run July 1

The Village of Park Forest’s Recreation, Parks, and Community Health Department is getting creative with bringing the arts to the community.From July 1 to July 22, the village will, literally, bring the arts to the neighborhood with a new mobile...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Census event hosted by Mike Love and Dizz set for June 27

Mike Love and Dizz to host census event June 27

Chicago media personalities Mike Love and Dizz host a special census event this Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Park Forest’s 7-11, located at 425 Sauk Trail.The live event, which will also stream on Park Forest’s Facebook page, aims to i...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Park Forest Census Tracker: 65.1% of households counted as of June 11

Census Tracker 6-11-20

Census completion rates in Park Forest have begun to slow considerably over the past month. As of June 11, just over 65% of the community has been counted.

For those who still have yet to complete the census, it’s not too late. Park Forest encour...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Vehicle sticker, animal license, crime free housing license, and alarm permit deadlines approaching

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Several deadlines extended in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic are now approaching. Read more about each below.

Vehicle stickers and animal licenses due June 30

The 2020-21 Park Forest vehicle sticker must be purchased and properly displayed on...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Residents alerted to peaceful protest planned for June 4 at 4 p.m. in Chicago Heights

Village Hall

The following message was sent minutes ago via the CodeRed notification system:

The following is an important message from the Village of Park Forest: A peaceful protest is planned this afternoon, beginning at 4 p.m., in Chicago Heights. Traffic issues sho...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Curfew ends in Park Forest

Village Hall

The daily curfew instituted in the Village of Park Forest late Sunday has now expired. All residents may resume normal activities.

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Rich Township offices and Jolly Trolley service to remain suspended thru June 29

Village Hall

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Rich Township offices will remain closed to the public thru June 29. Jolly Trolley service will also continue to be suspended until Rich Township resumes normal operations. 

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Park Forest's Village Hall to reopen June 1, face masks to be required

Village Hall to reopen June 1

After being closed just over two months due to the coronavirus pandemic, Park Forest’s Village Hall is set to reopen on Monday, June 1, beginning at 12 p.m.

The village will resume operations with a full complement of staff on site.

Park Forest wi...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Park Forest Census Tracker: 64.4% of households counted as of May 27

Park Forest Census Tracker 5-27-20

Have you been counted in the 2020 census yet?

Last week, 64% of Park Forest households had officially been counted. This week, 64.4% of Park Forest households are now counted. 

For those who still have yet to complete the census, it’s not...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Park Forest cuts $2.2 million from budget in response to coronavirus impact

Village Hall

The Village of Park Forest is implementing cost saving measures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Park Forest will shave more than $2.2 million in expenses from its proposed $55 million dollar budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year.A combination of progra...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Park Forest Census Tracker: 64% of households counted as of May 19

Park Forest Census Tracker 5-19-20

Have you been counted in the 2020 census yet?

Last week, 63.2% of Park Forest households had officially been counted. This week, 64% of Park Forest households are now counted. Park Forest remains on pace with all communities in the state of Illinois.

For th...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Park Forest announces changes to summer offerings due to coronavirus pandemic

Village Hall

In accordance with Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s five-phase plan to re-open Illinois, the Village of Park Forest is announcing significant changes to summer offerings for 2020. In a letter to Park Forest residents this week, Village Manager To...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Park Forest Census Tracker: 63.2% of households counted as of May 12

Park Forest Census Tracker 5-12-20

Have you been counted in the 2020 census yet?

Last week, 61.9% of Park Forest households had officially been counted. This week, 63.2% of Park Forest households are now counted. Park Forest remains on pace with all communities in the state of Illinois.

For ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Park Forest Census Tracker: 61.9% of households counted as of May 5

Park Forest Census Tracker 5-5-20

Have you been counted in the 2020 census yet?

Last week, a total of 58.7% of Park Forest households had officially been counted. This week, 61.9% of Park Forest households are now counted. Park Forest remains on pace with all communities in the state of Il...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Village to hold budget review sessions beginning May 11

Village Hall

The Village of Park Forest will hold budget review sessions for the proposed 2020-2021 budget on the dates noted below. These meetings are not open to the public but will be broadcast live for transparency purposes. Residents may watch the meetin...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Village to continue to operate in reduced capacity through May 31

Coronavirus update

With Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s announcement of an extension to the stay-at-home order in place for most Illinois residents, the Village of Park Forest will continue to operate in a reduced capacity until at least May 31. Park Forest is c...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Village to distribute free masks to Park Forest residents in need on May 1

Mask On Park Forest

As part of the extension of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, a new requirement will take effect May 1 mandating that anyone over the age of 2 is required to wear a mask in public when unable to maintain a distance of six feet from others.

The Villag...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Park Forest Census Tracker: 58.7% of households counted as of April 27

Park Forest Census Tracker 4-28-20

Have you been counted in the 2020 census yet?

Last week, a total of 53.9% of Park Forest households had officially been counted. This week, as of April 27, 58.7% of Park Forest households are now counted. Park Forest is now on pace with all communities in ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Pritzker extends stay-at-home order through May 30, masks to be required beginning May 1

State of Illinois

Illinois Governor JB Prtizker has release the following information regarding an extension of the stay-at-home order currently in place for all Illinois residents:Based on data from scientists and health experts and after consulting with stakeholders acro...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Park Forest cautions residents on energy supplier letters

Electric Aggregation

The Village of Park Forest is aware of letters residents have recently received from alternative electricity supply companies. These letters are not associated with Park Forest’s recent electrical aggregation program. MC Squared, Park Forest&...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Park Forest Census Tracker: 53.9% of households counted as of April 20

Park Forest Census Tracker 4-21-20

Have you been counted in the 2020 census yet?Last week, a total of 51.1% of Park Forest households had officially been counted in the 2020 census, 1.9% behind all residents of the state of Illinois at 53% counted.This week, as of April 20, 53.9% of Park F...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Park Forest using estimated usage for April water billing

Village Hall

Due to issues resulting from the impact of the coronavirus and Illinois’ stay-at-home order, Park Forest’s water billing is undergoing temporary changes. Park Forest usually utilizes meter readers who travel throughout the community to...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Village manager updates residents on Park Forest's coronavirus response

Coronavirus update

Dear Park Forest residents,

On behalf of the Mayor and Board of Trustees, I hope this message finds each of you well and continuing to do all that you can to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your neighbors against the coronavirus which has claimed th...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Park Forest Census Tracker: 51% of residents counted as of April 13

Park Forest Census Tracker -4-14-20

Have you been counted in the 2020 census yet?Last week, a total of 48.1% of Park Forest households had officially been counted in the 2020 census, 1.7% behind all residents of the state of Illinois at 49.8.% counted.This week, as of April 13, 51.1.% of Pa...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Homewood Disposal asks for resident assistance in helping stop coronavirus spread

Homewood Disposal

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

Dear Valued Municipal Customers:

As of today, Homewood Disposal Services ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Park Forest Census Tracker: Community currently stands at 48.1% counted

Park Forest Census Tracker for April 7

Have you been counted in the 2020 census yet?Last week, a total of 37.7% of Park Forest households had officially been counted in the 2020 census, 1.7% behind all residents of the state of Illinois at 39.4% counted.This week, 48.1% of Park Forest househol...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Community & Business Resources

COVID-19 Park Forest business and resource update

While we don’t know what the economic impact will have in the next several months due to COVID-19, we do know that there are ways to help local businesses and community now. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many are facing information overloa...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Coronavirus update for week of March 30: Village continues scaled back services with order extension

Coronavirus update

With Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s announcement of an extension to the stay-at-home order in place for most Illinois residents, the Village of Park Forest will continue to operate in a reduced capacity until April 30, at minimum.Park Forest ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Park Forest celebrates Census Day, residents urged to be counted today

Park Forest celebrates Census Day

Today, April 1, is Census Day. Have you been counted yet? Now’s the time to #BECOUNTEDIN2020

Park Forest is encouraging all residents to be counted today. With most indoors as part of a stay-at-home order, the time is ideal to fill out your censu...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Services to be maintained despite Village Hall temporarily closed to public starting March 18

Coronavirus update

In response to rising concerns related to the coronavirus, Park Forest leaders today announced that Village Hall will temporarily close to the public beginning March 18.The decision was made by Park Forest Mayor Jonathan Vanderbilt, the Park Forest Board ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Recreation facilities to close, programs canceled through March 30

Coronavirus update

Park Forest’s Recreation, Parks, and Community Health Department has released the following statement related to upcoming facility closures and programming cancellations in response to the coronavirus.As a public health precaution, Park Forest&a...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Park Forest taking precautions as coronavirus concerns rise

Coronavirus update

The Village of Park Forest is taking action to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.Based on new information from the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control, the Village of Park Forest will be canceling the following programs an...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Village begins strategic planning process, residents needed for important April 7 meeting

Park Forest Strategic Planning 2020

Park Forest residents are needed to help create a new road map for the future of the community. 

Every five years, village leaders develop new strategic planning goals. These goals are created through a series of strategic planning sessions facili...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Early voting locations for Park Forest residents

Village Hall

Early voting has begun for the primary elections at the state and national levels. Routinely over the past decade, Cook County selected Park Forest’s Village Hall as an early voting location. Unfortunately, Park Forest was not selected as an ear...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Park Forest goes green with renewable energy

Electric Aggregation

Park Forest is looking to go green with renewable energy.Residents this week are receiving letters in the mail alerting them to an electric aggregation switch approved by village board members last month.  Residents will continue to receive their...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Metra releases proposed changes to Metra Electric schedule

Metra Electric Changes

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

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Residents near Dogwood Street and Western Avenue asked for feedback on 2021 water main replacement

Feedback requested for Water Main Replacement Project

Residents in the area of Dogwood Street, Cedar Street, and Western Avenue are being asked for there feedback as part of an environmental study related to an upcoming water main replacement project.The Village of Park Forest is currently working with the U...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Park Forest wins Distinguished Budget Award a 25th consecutive time

Village Hall

The Village of Park Forest for the 25th consecutive year has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

The award represents a significant achievement for Park Forest. It reflects the co...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues with Dee Alexander LIVE at Freedom Hall, Feb. 14

billy-branch-pf

Alligator Records Recording Artist, Billy Branch, was discovered by Willie Dixon, the "father of modern Chicago Blues” and began touring with the Willie Dixon Chicago All-Stars. Billy has played on over 150 different recordings, including 1...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Park Forest religious leaders come together for census meeting

Census Meeting of PF Clergy

Park Forest welcomed in 2020 by holding a meeting of local clergy at Village Hall on the 2020 Census.Park Forest Mayor Jonathan Vanderbilt coordinated the Jan. 4 information session to enlist the help of Park Forest churches in outreaching to community me...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

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

Business Person of the Year - 2019

Ten years after becoming the first-ever recipient of the Park Forest Business Person of the Year Award, Janet Fiorenzo is now the first ever two-time recipient of the award.Fiorenzo was officially recognized as the 2019 Sam Montella Park Forest Business P...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Park Forest offers holiday lights, Christmas tree recycling

Tree and Light Recycling

This holiday season, don't let your broken string lights and dead trees go to waste. Drop off holiday lights in the marked bins at Village Hall and at the Park Forest Public Library through January 10. Christmas trees can be dropped off in the Aqua Center...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Public hearing for proposed property tax levy, Dec. 2

Village Hall

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY FOR THE VILLAGE OF PARK FOREST

I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy for the Village of Park Forest shall be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall, Board Room, 350 Victo...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Park Forest lands Governor’s Hometown Award for service to veterans

Veterans Closet

Park Forest is one of 21 communities in Illinois to receive a 2019 Governor’s Hometown Award.The Governor’s Hometown Awards program gives formal recognition to those who contributed to their community’s quality of life throug...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Street sweeping begins Nov. 18

street sweeping

Street sweeping begins Monday, Nov. 18, in Park Forest.  

How Street Sweeping WorksThe street sweeper normally begins in the north part of Park Forest and continues south. The number of streets cleaned each day depends on the amount of leaves and/...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Park Forest remembers Steve Campbell

Campbell

Former Park Forest trustee Steve Campbell has passed.Campbell was a local businessman who owned Campbell Furniture and Bingo City in the Norwood Square Shopping Center on Western Avenue in Park Forest for several years. Subsequent to that, Campbell served...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Park Forest remembers Harold Brown

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Former Park Forest trustee Harold Brown has passed.

Brown served as village trustee from 2001 to 2006 before relocating to Arizona. Prior to the move, Brown and his wife, Rose Carol, were residents of Park Forest for over 50 years.

In addition to his servic...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

November is Resident Appreciation Month

Resident Appreciation Month

Several resident appreciation events are slated to take place this month. The events include:• Community Raffle | November 1 - 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive• Experience the Flavors of Park Forest food tasting | November 9 from...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Grocery store expected to open after new year now hiring

Jet19

An estimated 80-plus jobs will be filled in the coming months as a new Park Forest grocer prepares to open just after the new year.Jet Foods, to be located at 120 Orchard Drive, will anchor Orchard Park Plaza which was recently purchased by Freedom Develo...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Village to hold financial update meeting, Nov. 2

Financial Update 19

The Park Forest Board of Trustees will meet with village department heads Saturday, Nov. 2, to discuss village finances.The meeting will cover several areas including:

  • Preliminary Fiscal Year 2019 Year End Results
  • Current Year Trends
  • Tax Levy Projections
  • Depa...
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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Village to hold Halloween, fall fest events

Halloween events and Fall Fest

Several events sponsored by the Village of Park Forest are schedule over the final week of October.  View details on each below. 

Please note: Trick or Treating hours in Park Forest this year are from 3 to 8 p.m. 

Haunted House

Oct...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Village seeks applicants for trustee vacancy, application deadline Oct. 25

Village Hall

The Village of Park Forest Board of Trustees seeks qualified candidates for the position of Trustee to fill a vacancy for an 18 month term.  It is anticipated that the process will unfold to seat the new trustee no later than the Nov. 25, 2019 bo...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Park Forest Complete Count Committee aims to boost census participation, population numbers

Complete Count Kickoff Meeting

Park Forest's newly formed Complete Count Committee met Tuesday evening at Village Hall to lay the groundwork for maximum Park Forest participation in the 2020 Census.The group of nearly 40 Park Forest stakeholders – comprised of village employe...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Take a stand against crime on August 6 for National Night Out

National Night Out 2019

The Park Forest Police Department invites you to join them, along with 16,000 other communities across the country, in celebrating National Night Out Against Crime on August 6.Organize a gathering on your block, invite your neighbors to take part, and joi...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Park Forest welcomes AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps volunteers

NCCC

An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team is again set for service in the Village of Park Forest this summer.The NCCC team this week begins its first of an eight-week stay in the community.“The Village of Park Forest is very ha...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Mandatory boil order lifted, residents may resume normal water usage

PF Boil Order

Park  Forest is no longer under a boil order.The boil order, which began Friday afternoon, was lifted Monday at 1:50 p.m. after village water samples taken over the weekend all came back clear.Residents may now resume normal water usage.Village o...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

District 227 considering closure of Rich East, other options to address deterioration, student body

Rich East High School

Park Forest’s Rich East High School could be closing.  

Tuesday evening, District 227 board members considered options for remedying the district’s deteriorating buildings and a student body district officials say no longer war...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Village to hold public hearing on proposed budget on Monday, June 3

Village Hall

Park Forest residents are invited to attend a Public Hearing, Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, on the Park Forest Board of Trustees’ proposed 2019/2020 Budget.The Public Hearing follows budget meetings held throughout the...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Memorial Day program on May 27 remembers those lost while serving

Memorial Day 19

The Park Forest American Legion hosts its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27 at 11 a.m. The program takes place at the corner of Main Street and Cunningham Drive in Downtown Park Forest and includes placement of remembrance wreaths in solemn honor of ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Park Forest Aqua Center opens for 67th season on June 1

Park Forest Aqua Center - presale - 2018

The Park Forest Aqua Center opens for the season on Saturday, June 1.Since 1959, the Park Forest Aqua Center has been one of the region's most popular aquatic facilities. Amenities Include:

  • Lap pools
  • Lanes available for open swim
  • Swim Lessons
  • Water Fitness&am...
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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Park Forest election results official, applicants sought for trustee vacancy

Village Hall

Park Forest officially has new elected leaders set to be sworn into their posts with the sunset of the current board in May.Voting results from the April 4 election became official Tuesday with current Park Forest trustee Jonathan Vanderbilt defeating cur...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019 election results

Village Hall

Below are unofficial election results for the April 2, 2019 races for Park Forest village president, Park Forest trustee, and Park Forest Public Library trustee.

Results reflect votes received in Cook County, Will County, and total votes in Cook and Will C...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Village adopts resolution signaling race, equity and leadership plan in the works

REAL-web

Close to three years after launching a comprehensive review of the village’s policies, procedures, and practices, Park Forest is now taking official action to establish and implement a race, equity, and leadership plan.A resolution passed by Par...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Village adopts new Climate Action and Resilience Plan

Park Forest Sustainability

Park Forest is taking action to prepare the community for the future impacts of climate change.Park Forest board members Monday night unanimously approved a Climate Action and Resilience Plan.The new plan builds on Park Forest’s Sustainability Plan adopte...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Village amends ordinance to include anti-nepotism language

Village Hall

Park Forest is hoping to eliminate any possibility of improper hires.Village board members voted unanimously Monday night to adopt an amendment that adds anti-nepotism language to an already existing ordinance outlining the responsibilities of the Village...

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