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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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Quiet Zone Update


The Village has received verbal notification that we have been approved for a $975,000 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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Village Hall to Host Early Voting


Take advantage of the opportunity to vote early in Franklin Park for the November 6, Gubernatorial Election. Early Voting will take place at Village Hall, behind the Clerk’s Office in the conference room, with easy access from the parking lot. Early voting dates are:

Monday – Friday Oct. 22 - Oct. 26

9 AM – 5 PM

Monday – Friday Oct. 29 - Nov. 2

9 AM - 7 PM

Saturday, Oct. 27 & Nov. 3

9 AM - 5 PM

Sunday, Oct. 28 & Nov. 4

10 AM - 4 PM

Monday, Nov. 5

9 AM – 5 PM

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Senior Health and Resource Fair – October 25


Mayor Barrett Pedersen and State Senator Don Harmon are hosting our Annual Health and Resource Fair on Thursday, October 25 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Park District’s Centre at North Park. The event is FREE and will provide valuable information, sample products and free health care screenings!

Plan to get your flu and pneumonia shot that day and have your blood pressure and glucose tested too. There will be representatives from health agencies that will provide important information to help you live a healthy life!

The Illinois Secretary of State will be at the Fair to renew your Driver’s License or State ID. Vendors with important information regarding government programs and community resources to support senior living will be available to answer your questions.

Also, the Police Department will collect unwanted medications too. There will be lots of fun giveaways and much more! Refreshments will be served! Call 847-671-8282 for details. See you at the Fair!

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Do You Need Help With Government Programs?


Leyden Family Services will be at Village Hall on Wednesday, Oct 10 and 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM to help residents who have questions or need help applying for the government assistance programs like Medicare, Medicaid, LIHEAP and other programs. Staff can also help you to understand your medical bills, with prescription assistance, to get license plate discounts and free train and bus passes!

Also free Energy Kits are available for qualified low income residents. Kits include a 7 plug Advance power strip, LED lightbulbs, energy efficient shower heads, and nightlights. Bring your Social Security award letter and paycheck stubs that show the amount of income you receive. Many programs require additional information to be brought with you so read the

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Property Tax Appeal Workshop - November 8


Mayor Barrett Pedersen invites residents to attend a special Property Tax Assessment Appeal Workshop on Thursday, November 8 from 6 to 7:30 PM. Officials from Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Mike Cabonargi’s Office will discuss how to appeal your property tax assessment. They will also answer questions regarding how to file an appeal.

Please bring a copy of your second installment tax bill. The workshop will be held at the Franklin Park Police Station in the Community Room. For more information call 847-671-8236.

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Discounted Senior Snow Removal


Make it easy on yourself this winter by taking advantage of the Village’s subsidized snow removal program for seniors! Qualified seniors, 65 or older, and disabled residents will pay a discounted fee of $19 for each service request. Even if you used this program before, you MUST enroll in the program each year. Applications are available at Village Hall or by calling 847-671-8240. Apply now before the program fills up!

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Village Starts Leaf Pick-up Service


Please place leaves in brown biodegradable bags only and place them near your trash and recycling for pick-up. Bags can be purchased at local grocery and hardware stores. Leaves cannot be picked-up if they are placed in plastic bags or in the street. Do not put or blow leaves into the street. It clogs the street sweepers and sewers and causes unnecessary flooding and maintenance costs. Also, remember that burning leaves is not permitted in Franklin Park. Consider mulching your leaves to sprinkle over plants and shrubs to help retain water and to protect them over the winter months.

You can also skip the raking and simply mow over your leaves a few times and leave them on your lawn to add nutrients and provide protection from winter weather! The Department of Public Works will sweep Village curbs through late November. Please check signs on your block for parking restrictions.

For more information, call 847-671-8252. No Burn Ordinance The Franklin Park fire Department reminds residents that fire pits are not legal in our Village. There is a "No Open Burning" ordinance in Franklin Park, despite what home centers and stores will tell you. If you have questions, please contact the Fire Department at 847- 671-8798 for more information.

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Crystal Creek Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) approved


We are pleased to announce that on July 25th, 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced its acceptance of the flood insurance study and LOMR application sponsored jointly by the Village of Franklin Park and the Village of Schiller Park.

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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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Spotlight on Senior Health and Wellness

I am pleased to again host our annual Senior Health and Resource Fair with State Senator Don Harmon on Thursday, October 25 from 9 AM to 1PM at the Park District’s Centre at North Park. We will have dozens of vendors on site to provide health screenings and helpful information to support our senior community.

The Health Fair will include free basic health screenings including blood pressure checks and glucose and cholesterol tests. With winter on the way, influenza season will soon be upon us so plan to get your flu and pneumonia shot at the Fair. In addition, health care providers and government officials will be on hand to answer your questions and provide resources to support your ability to live a healthy lifestyle.

No registration is necessary to attend the event. See you at the Fair!

 

Quiet Zone Update

It is always a joy in autumn to be able to open our windows and enjoy the cool fall air. But in Franklin Park, it also means we hear the train horns. We have received many inquiries about what can be done to stop the horns and let us all get a good night’s rest! Limiting train horn noise and getting a Quiet Zone designation has always been a top priority. Over the past few years, we have taken many steps to get closer to that designation.

The Village has received a $975,000 Rail Safety Grant which 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. Those improvements are, by law, required to be designed and constructed by Metra. Metra has reported that it will design the improvements next year and construct the improvements in 2020.

These improvements would help Franklin Park become eligible for a Quiet Zone designation. A neighboring community that now has a Quiet Zone designation indicates that the train engineers do not always honor the Quiet Zone restrictions. The Board and I are dedicated to receiving the designation in Franklin Park. We share our residents’ frustration with this annoyance and we know it is a long process. The Federal Government has complete jurisdiction over the railroads and we are working closely with Congressman Mike Quigley and Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth.

 

Practice Fire Prevention

In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice. It is critically important to practice an escape route for your family in case of a fire. And remember to check the batteries on your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors! You can learn more about fire safety and have a fun afternoon at the Fire Department’s Open House on Saturday, October 13.

 

Mayor Barrett Pedersen

 

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