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Starbucks

Mayor Barrett Pedersen, Trustees and Village staff held a ribbon cutting in June, 2017, to welcome Starbucks to Franklin Park. The popular international coffee retailer moved into a recently-constructed 2,500 SF building at 2800 Mannheim Road, on the northwest corner of Grand and Mannheim. The new retail facility features a drive-thru, an outdoor patio, a bright and spacious interior and nitro cold brew coffee on tap. The new Starbucks is located on a former BP gas station site, which was remediated by the property owner in 2009. 

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T-Mobile

The Village is pleased to welcome T-Mobile to Franklin Park. Mayor Barrett Pedersen, Trustees and Village staff held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the business's new facility at 2926 N. Mannheim Road, Unit 3. At their grand opening event, T-Mobile invited employees to shave their heads to raise money for Franklin Park children fighting cancer through the St. Baldrick's Foundation. T-Mobile's brand new space is part of a three-unit, 6,000 SF commercial development recently constructed by Glazier Corporation. 

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Panattoni Development Company

The Village of Franklin Park held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the largest construction project of 2016: a new 491,089 SF industrial speculative development by Panattoni Development Group at 3400 Wolf Road, the former site of Castle Metals. Over 300,000 square feet of the building has already been leased to distribution firm CST. Panattoni Development Company is one of the largest privately held real estate development companies in the world and has 24 offices in the United States, Canada and Europe. 

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Molto Properties

The Village of Franklin Park celebrated the construction of a new 367,000 SF industrial speculative development by Molto Properties with a ribbon-cutting in early November of 2016. The new building at 10501 Seymour Avenue will be followed by construction of a second 106,000 SF industrial speculative building on the same site. Colliers International is currently seeking industrial users for the new space, which is located across the street from O’Hare Airport and less than a mile to I-294 and the I-90 interchange.

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Chipotle is open for business in Franklin Park!

Mayor Barrett Pedersen,Trustees Karen Special , John Johnson and Andy Ybarra, Clerk Irene Avitia and Village staff cut the ribbon to officially welcome the new restaurant to the area. Chipotle Mexican Grill is located at 2926 Mannheim Road. Chipotle offers a menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients that are sustainably grown.

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Grupo Omnilife SA de CV

Grupo Omnilife SA de CV develops, manufactures, and markets nutritional foods, drinks, and dietary supplements and offers weight-loss products, vitamins and supplements and beauty care products. They are located at 10007 Grand Ave.

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Warm Weather Means Stay Cool and Hydrated


The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible so please be careful. It is important to stay hydrated. Stay in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun. Young children and the elderly are extremely susceptible to heat related injuries and illnesses. Also, please remember to provide plenty of water for pets and to limit their exposure to the outside.

Cooling Centers are available at the following locations:

Leyden
6:00am-9:00pm M-F, 9:00am-3:00pm SAT
2620 N Mannheim Rd
Franklin Park, IL 60131
 
Norwood Park
9:00am-4:00pm M-THU, 9:00am-3:00pm FRI
7833 W. Lawrence Ave
Norridge, IL 60706
 

The Franklin Park Ice Area is located at 9711 Waveland Ave. and is open from 9 AM - 8 PM Monday - Friday, from 8 AM - 9:30 PM on Saturdays and on Sunday from 8 AM - 7 PM.  

Tollway Oasis locations are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Department of Human Services cooling centers are open during normal business hours from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. For more information about DHS Cooling Centers, please call the Illinois Department of Human Services hotline at (800) 843-6154 during normal business hours. ?There is a facility located in Melrose Park at 2701 West Lake Street. 

The Franklin Park non-emergency number is (847) 678-2444. An operator is available at this number 24 hours a day so you can call it at any time if you have a question or concern.

List of Cook County cooling centers......

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Construction on Franklin Avenue


Please be aware that Franklin Avenue, west of Williams Drive, will experience reduced lanes and possible delays to facilitate water main work. Work will continue through the end of August. We will provide updates as needed.

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Vehicle Stickers On Sale Now


Vehicle Stickers must be displayed on the lower right corner of your windshield by July 1. Passenger car stickers cost $30. Seniors receive one free vehicle sticker per household. Owners of electric vehicles receive a free vehicle sticker and hybrid vehicles pay a reduced rate of $15. Call 847-671-4800 with questions. Purchase a vehicle sticker at Village Hall, via mail for renewals or on-line here ...... !

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Help Restock Leyden’s Food Pantry – July 21


The Village is co-sponsoring a Food Drive to support local families in need. Volunteers will be stationed outside our local Jewel Osco on Saturday, July 21 from 9 AM to 2 PM to accept donations of non-perishable food items. Please consider purchasing an extra item or two for those in need while shopping at the Jewel store located at 10203 West Grand Avenue on that day. Thank you for your support in fighting hunger!

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Closure Begin for Work on Tri-State Tollway Project


Shoulder closures and overnight lane reductions between Rosemont and Franklin Park have begun on the Tollway (I-294), with initial construction scheduled between Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont and Wolf Road in Franklin Park. The work is part of the Tollway's effort to reconstruct old infrastructure to meet modern transportation needs and to reduce traffic congestion.

Construction work is weather permitting and will include repairing, resurfacing and widening I-294 to five lanes between Balmoral Avenue and Wolf Road in Franklin Park, as well as reconstructing barrier walls, medians and shoulders in this area.Watch for electronic message signs and construction signage that will alert drivers to scheduled bridge closures, traffic patterns and work zone speed limits. Maps, construction and detour information about the Tollway (I-294) Project is available on the Tollway’s website at illinoistollway.com.

Read the entire Illinois Tollway press release here......

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Relay for Life - August 3


Relay for Life of Leyden and Norwood Townships are joining forces in the effort to raise awareness and funds to stop cancer. Form a team to walk or simply join us as we celebrate the survivors on Friday, August 3 from 6 PM to Midnight at Elmwood Park High School. Bring the family to a fun-filled evening that will include a DJ, entertainment, food and more. For more information on how to participate, call 708-633-7771.

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Please Maintain Your Lawns


Residents are encouraged to mow their lawn on a regular basis and eliminate weeds in alleys and areas behind homes. Grass and weeds cannot exceed six inches in height because mosquitoes and rodents can hide and breed there. The Village will start issuing tickets to homeowners if their grass is over six inches high. If you are disabled or elderly and need assistance complying, please call us at 847-671-4800. Also, if you see properties that need to be maintained, please alert the Village. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Quiet Zone Update


The Village has received verbal notification that we have been approved for a $1.1 million Pedestrian Rail Safety Grant! The grant will fund a significant portion of the safety improvements needed at the pedestrian crossing at the Calwagner and 25th Street grade crossings and the Metra Station. Next, we will be working with Metra to design and construct the safety improvements. The Village will make street improvements including installing a median barrier at 25th and Ruby. Watch our Village newsletter for updates as we move closer to obtaining a Quite Zone Designation in Franklin Park! .

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Seniors Can Still Apply for Property Tax Exemptions


It is not too late to apply for money-saving Cook County property tax exemptions . Some seniors could see a savings of several hundreds of dollars immediately on their property tax bills due August 1. Many homeowners who received the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption last year, have not reapplied again this year.

It's not too late to do it now! Go to www.cookcountytreasurer.com or call (312) 603-6202. To qualify, you must be a homeowner who is 65 years or older. The Senior Freeze is available to seniors with an annual income of $65,000 or less.

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MOVING- FRANKLIN PARK

Franklin Park is a premier location for industry including major manufacturers and logistics companies that serve the global marketplace. Our proximity to O’Hare International Airport makes our streets an important part of how this region moves freight. Franklin Avenue is a main route with national, regional and local truck traffic. With the completion of Illinois 390 and the construction of Illinois 490, Franklin Avenue’s importance to the regional network is further enhanced.

Franklin Avenue Improvement Project

The Village has received a $22,960,000 IDOT grant to support the Franklin Park Improvement Project, which includes the design and reconstruction of Franklin Avenue from Mannheim to Runge Roads. This project was the highest scoring project in the Illinois Competitive Freight Grant Program. The project is in cooperation with the Cook County Highway Department, Cook County Economic Development Department, Canadian Pacific Railroad and the West Central Municipal Conference.

Working together with our regional partners and private developers, we will improve the roadway and continue to support a vital, expanding industrial community. The Project will improve infrastructure and will widen and reconstruct the road, allowing us to take full advantage of other roadway improvements. There will be direct access to the O’Hare Industrial Corridor and new entrance and exit ramps that connect to I-490 and then to 1-294.

The Project offers many benefits to our Village. This increased connectivity will better position us for job creation and new investment. Modern traffic signals and improved lighting will increase safety. Bike- pedestrian paths will enhance our quality of life. Congestion relief will save business money and improve our air quality. New storm sewers will reduce flooding even further.

Phase 1 Preliminary Engineering is scheduled to be completed this year. Design work would begin in 2019 and construction would be completed by 2023. Phase 1 of the project was presented to the community at a public meeting on June 7. More meetings are being planned. Watch this site and our Facebook Page for updates.

 

Mayor Barrett Pedersen

 

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