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Upcoming Events

Plan Commission Meeting 2015 May 27 (May 27, 2015; 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
Event details:
May 27, 2015
Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Village Hall, Franklin Park, US-IL -US-IL

Plan Commission Meeting
 
Economic Development Commission Meeting 2015 May 28 (May 28, 2015; 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Event details:
May 28, 2015
Time:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Village Hall, Franklin Park, US-IL -US-IL

Economic Development Commission Meeting
 
Fire and Police Commission Meeting 2015 June 01 (June 01, 2015; 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
Event details:
June 01, 2015
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Village Hall, Franklin Park, US-IL -US-IL

Fire and Police Commission Meeting
 
President and Board of Trustees Meeting 2015 June 01 (June 01, 2015; 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Event details:
June 01, 2015
Time:07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
President and Board of Trustees Meeting
 
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting 2015 June 03 (June 03, 2015; 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
Event details:
June 03, 2015
Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Village Hall, Franklin Park, US-IL -US-IL

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
 

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Railroad Daze - June 11 - 14


Franklin Park is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Railroad Daze from June 11-14. Plan to join us as we celebrate the region’s premier train festival, complete with train viewing, live music, a family-friendly carnival and an amazing assortment of train memorabilia and collectibles.

Train viewing will take place on Saturday, June 13 from 10 AM until 3 PM at the B-12 Tower on Franklin Avenue and Calwagner Street. We will be announcing trains that will be on display in early June. Follow us on Facebook for updates. Visit the Railroad Daze webpage to learn more and to see the complete musical line-up.

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Jazz Night - June 11


Jazz Night will kick-off our Annual Railroad Daze festival on Thursday, June 11, starting at 4:45 PM. The fantastic line-up will include Latin Jazz by the Max Clark Band, the Grammy nominated Judy Roberts Quartet and the Buddy Rich Big Band featuring Gregg Potter and Cathy Rich. Admission is free! Food Vendors and a Wine and Beer Garden will be available. Visit the Railroad Daze webpage to learn more about Jazz Night and click here to download a flyer.

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Village Launches Mobile App


A new free smartphone app will give residents instant access to the Village while on the go. Users of Android and iPhone smartphones can send in service requests, access directories of Village phone numbers, contact elected officials, and much more.

Users will be able to take a photo of a problem situation and then attach it to a service request and quickly send to the Village. The app also features a news feed that will include important information and updates about Village events and services.

To get the free Franklin Park app for iPhone you can search for “Franklin Park” in the App Store and to get the free Franklin Park app for an Android phone you can search for “Franklin Park” in Google Play/Play Store.

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Thank You Trustee Petersen for Your Service


Mayor Barrett Pedersen and the Village Trustees thanked retiring Trustee Randy Petersen for serving as a Trustee on the Village Board for the past four years. He has made a lasting contribution to our community with a distinguished career of over 44 years of public service to Franklin Park, including as a Police Officer. Our entire Village thanks Mr. Petersen for his service and we look forward to his continued involvement in our community. Thank you and we wish you well Randy!

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Volunteers Needed at Railroad Daze


We are still accepting volunteers to work at this year's event. Volunteers will get the first look at some of the unique and vintage rail cars on display and receive a free souvenir t-shirt and food voucher. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Dafne at (847) 671-8236. Volunteers help make the festival a success and the Village is very grateful for their assistance.

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Maintaining Lawns and Disposing of
Yard Waste


Residents are encouraged to mow their lawn on a regular basis. Please take care to eliminate weeds growing in alleys and areas behind your home. Grass and weeds cannot exceed six inches in height because mosquitoes and rodents can hide and breed there.

Remember, yard waste cannot be put in the trash or recycling bin and must go in brown biodegradable bags and put out on garbage day. Bags can be purchased at local grocery and hardware stores. Residents can select alternatives to bagging yard waste such as mulching mowers, leaf shredders or backyard compost piles to help you and the Village to save money!

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Schedule Your Garage Sale


Thinking of doing some spring cleaning? Now is the time to plan your garage sale! Franklin Park residents must register with the Village to hold a garage sale. Please contact the Clerk’s Office at 847-671-8242. There is no cost to register.

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Train Horn Quiet Zone Update


The Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) on Train Horn Quiet Zones met for the first time on December 17. The CAB discussed the potential options for safety improvements necessary to obtain quiet zone designation from Scott Street to Thatcher Avenue. Engineers provided the CAB with data on the current risk index of all the crossings and which improvements would bring the risk down to a level sufficient for approval. A brief report on the progress of the proposed Train Horn Quiet Zone is now available as a link on the homepage's left-hand column and will be regularly updated. You may also click here to read the update.

Celebrating Twenty Years of Railroad Fun

I am very excited that we will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Franklin Park’s Railroad Daze. For 20 years, our Village has produced the region’s premier train festival, complete with train viewing, music, a family-friendly carnival and an amazing assortment of train memorabilia and collectibles.

This year, we will draw visitors from around the country to participate in the Train Viewing event on Saturday, June 13 from 10 AM until 3 PM at the B-12 Tower on Franklin Avenue and Calwagner Street. We will be announcing trains that will be on display in early June, so please be sure to watch this website and Facebook Page as trains are confirmed.

Jazz Night - Our New Tradition

Back by popular demand is Jazz Night, Thursday June 11, beginning at 4:45 PM.

This year’s exciting line-up opens with the Max Clark Band who provides Latin Jazz in their repertoire. Also featured is the Judy Roberts Quartet, led by the Grammy nominated artist who has headlined Jazz festivals around the world. Rounding out the evening is the Buddy Rich Big Band featuring Gregg Potter and Cathy Rich. This is an amazing program with some of the best jazz artists in the nation and it is all free!

Friday and Saturdays musical entertainment will provide something for everyone.

Click here for more information, including the complete line-up of free entertainment and times for the carnival. Make sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook to get all the updates.

GET ON BOARD FOR RAILROAD DAZE!

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