Earth Day Celebration at North Park
The Park District of Franklin Park invites families to attend their annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday April 26 from 12-2 PM at North Park. This free, family-friendly event features music, games, crafts, and a recycled art contest, a special 50th anniversary tree planting ceremony, a planting station and informational booths hosted by District 84 and 212. These booth educate participants how to conserve energy and protect the environment.
Be sure to visit additional interactive booths hosted by The Park District of Franklin Park, The Village of Franklin Park, Com Ed, Triton College, The Edible Garden Club, Care of Trees, The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Allied Waste, A Pest Control, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and many more!
Bring the following items to be recycled at the event:
• The Village of Franklin Park will have the E-Recycling Bin to collect electronic recycling. Acceptable items include: Monitors, Laptops, TVs, Computers, Printers, Phones and Cell Phones, Stereos, Game Consoles , DVD & VCR players, Scanners, Copiers, Keyboards & Mice, Fax Machines, MP3/iPod players, All other computer parts, Electric Typewriters, UPS Batteries, Electric Cash Registers, Microwaves, Toaster Ovens, Curling Irons, Hair Dryers and Electronic Tools.
• Savers will collect gently used clothing and small household items.
• The Franklin Park Manila Lions Club will collect old prescription eyeglasses.
• The American Legion Post #974 will collect American flags and will properly dispose.
• Donate old cell phones to the Cook County Sheriff’s Department who will utilize in an emergency alert effort for senior citizens.
• Donate a used book to the Franklin Park Library and select a used book to take home.
• Our local Boy Scout Troop will collect used Christmas lights and electrical cords.
Watch our Facebook Page for updates on this event!
The Village of Franklin Park Announces it's Annual
Railroad Daze Festival
Thursday June 12 – Sunday, June 15, 2014
Tower Park at Calwagner Street & Franklin Avenue
Free Admission, All–Star Entertainment & Carnival
Great Variety of Food – Beer & Wine Garden
Train Viewing & Walk-on Displays – Saturday, 10 AM – 3 PM
Thursday, June 12 – First Annual Railroad Daze Jazz Night!
Watch for more details on our Railroad Daze Festival on our website and on our Facebook Page.
Motorcycle and Bike Safety Tips
Motorcycle and Bike Safety is something that some of us think about, some of us worry about, but many of us do too little or nothing about it! It is important that all motorcyclists to get proper training, properly licensed, keep motorcycle equipment well maintained and not to drink and ride.
All riders should review the proper riding techniques and safety procedures, to help improve public acceptance and awareness of motorcyclists while maintaining a friendly, fun atmosphere.
Motorcycles are the most vulnerable of all vehicles on the road because they do not have seat belts and riders can be thrown in the event of a crash, which can result in serious injury and death. Your chance for survival significantly increases if you wear a helmet and follow the safety tips below when riding.
*Watch the No-Zones (Never hang out in a vehicle’s blind spot)
*Always Wear a Helmet
*Drive to Survive (Be Extra Cautious)
*Check Yourself and Your Bike (Inspection of your bike and protective gear for you)
*Hazard Awareness (Anticipate Hazards)
*Wet Weather (keep rain gear with you)
*Watch for Standing Water (Hydroplaning)
*Check you Skill Set (Re-acclimate yourself with your bike yearly)
*Maximize your Appearance (Bright colors/Reflective Gear)
Gear up, slow down, keep a safe distance and stay focused!
Railroad Daze Needs Food Vendors
The Village is inviting area restaurants to participate in Railroad Daze! Sign-up now and reserve your space as a food vendor at the festival during the evenings of June 12 & 13 and during the day and evening of June 14. Each year our festival draws larger crowds who come to sample the food, enjoy the carnival, unique train display and musical talent. This opportunity offers great exposure to our local community.
For more information on volunteering or to sign-up as a food vendor at Railroad Daze, please email bcollins@vofp or call 847-671-4800.
Franklin Park/Schiller Park/River Grove Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
The Franklin Park/Schiller Park/River Grove Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year.
Open to all Franklin Park, Schiller Park, and River Grove residents, the application may be accessed by contacting the Scholarship Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact phone number. Applications and all required information must be received by May 1st, 2014. The Franklin Park/Schiller Park/River Grove Chamber of Commerce will award one $1,000 scholarship to a full-time student based on the following criteria: educational goals, grade point average, campus/community involvement, and application content and quality.
Applicants must be accepted as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, community college or trade school in the United States and have had a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school. In addition, applicants must be a resident of Franklin Park, Schiller Park, or River Grove; a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA, and have developed in a leadership role in school, the community, employment, etc.
The award selection will be completed by May 31, 2014. Please direct any inquires to email@example.com.
Franklin Park Police Department Releases Annual Report
The Franklin Park Police Department's 2013 Annual Report provides an overview of the public safety challenges our community faces and a summary of crime and accident trends for 2013. Last year our public safety professionals moved into the new LEED Gold certified police station and the police department reported a decline in reported crime and an increase in arrests. To read the entire report, go to FRANKLIN PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT 2013 Annual Report
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Welcome to the Village of Franklin Park's On-line Bill Pay.
Welcome to the Village of Franklin Park's On-line Bill Pay. As part of our on-going effort to improve services, we are now offering this new payment option to our residents and businesses. We hope you will find it easy and convenient to use.
Payments for Water/Sewer/Garbage can be made using: MasterCard, Visa and Discover
You may make a payment via E-PAY to the Village of Franklin Park by clicking on the link below:
Payments for Water/Sewer/Garbage
If you are experiencing problems with this service, please call 847-671-4800.
Please note: There is NO convenience or any other fee charged to residents for this service. The prior note that appeared here was posted in error. We apologize for any inconvenience.