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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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Cooling Centers Available


Temperatures are expected to rise today and become very uncomfortable. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. 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 located at the Franklin Park Community Center (9560 Franklin) and at the Fire Department Headquarters (10001 Addison). The Franklin Park Police Station (9451 Belmont) is also available Monday through Friday, from 6 AM to 10 PM. 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.

If you are disabled or elderly and need assistance complying with this request, please call us at 847-671-4800. Thank you for your cooperation.

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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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Relay for Life – August 4


Relay for Life needs your help in the battle to raise awareness and funds to stop cancer. Franklin Park, with our neighboring towns of Schiller Park, Northlake, Rosemont, Elmwood Park, River Grove and Harwood Heights will host the event on Friday, August 4 at the Elmwood Park High School from 6 PM to 6 AM. Be a part of this fun-filled evening and support a great cause. Want to learn more? Call 847-913-2864. Participate and honor those we lost and celebrate our survivors.

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Maintaining Lawns


Residents are encouraged to mow their lawn on a regular basis. Please 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. Please note that the Village will start issuing tickets to homeowners whose grass is over six inches high.

If you are disabled or elderly and need assistance complying with this request, please call us at 847-671-4800. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Yard Waste and Street Sweeping Begins


Place yard waste in brown biodegradable bags and put out on garbage day with your recycling. Purchase bags 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! Village street sweeping has begun. Please check posted signs for information on dates, times and parking restrictions. If you have questions, please call 847-671-8200.

Leyden Family Services Information and Assistance Days


Leyden Family Services will be at Village Hall on June 7th ONLY this month from 9:30 AM to Noon to help residents who have questions or need help applying for the government assistance programs listed below. Please remember to bring your award letter from Social Security and paycheck stubs that show the amount of income you receive. Many of the following programs require additional information to be brought with you so make sure to read the Document Checklist BEFORE you visit. Download it here.

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • Medicare Savings Program
  • Benefit Access (License plate discount and ride free bus/train pass)
  • Extra Help (prescription assistance)
  • Doctor bills that you don’t understand
  • LIHEAP (energy assistance-when available)

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Special Exemptions Available to Seniors


Did you know that residents who are 65 or older, can qualify to receive free garbage pick-up service in Franklin Park? Simply bring your water bill and a valid Drivers License or State ID to Village Hall to update your records. Seniors also qualify to receive a free vehicle sticker each year and for the Village-subsidized grass-cutting and snow removal!

State law now requires that Seniors have to reapply annually for their Senior Exemption on their Property Taxes. The Senior Exemption provides tax relief by further reducing the equalized valuation of an eligible residence. Go to www.cookcountyassessor.com or contact the Cook County Assessors Office for assistance

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Celebrating Our Anniversary and Looking to the Future

This year, as our Village celebrates our 125th Anniversary, we look back with pride at the community we have become; our safe neighborhoods, our reliable infrastructure, our vibrant businesses, our respect for the environment and most importantly, our caring and committed residents. As we reflect on who we are, we also look to the future.

This year’s’ Mayor for a Day essay contest asked our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders what they would place in a time capsule to be opened in 25 years. Though many students included technology and noted the impact of our digital world, many more took note of our need to connect on a personal level and to remember that our underlying values will last longer that the latest app. Each year I am the one who is educated by these students. I learn of their dreams and their concerns. I also learn that our future is in good hands with these capable, thoughtful and compassionate young people.

What Would You Put In a Time Capsule?

The Village is taking suggestions for items to be included in our next time capsule that will be opened in 25 years. This fall we will open the capsule sealed on our 100th Anniversary and seal a new capsule for the future. Put on your creative thinking caps and give us your best ideas! What will be interesting to those opening the capsule in 25 years? What will be inspiring or surprising or meaningful? Send your ideas to villagenews@vofp.com and watch our website and newsletter for details on the upcoming Time Capsule event.

What Would I Put In a Time Capsule?

First, I would include a copy of the Leyden High School 2017 Year Book and copies of three newspapers, the Franklin Park Herald Journal, Chicago Sun Times, and Chicago Tribune.

Next, I would place a copy of the book Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. This ground-breaking book alerted Americans to a variety of environmental concerns and rang the alarm bell that we were not respecting our planet. Her work led to world-wide environmental activism and awareness, the cessation of DDT on American crops and the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency. This book inspired my interest in environmental issues, my passion for sustainability, and my pursuit of public office.

Next, I would place a copy of the book Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. This ground-breaking book alerted Americans to a variety of environmental concerns and rang the alarm bell that we were not respecting our planet. Her work led to world-wide environmental activism and awareness, the cessation of DDT on American crops and the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency. This book inspired my interest in environmental issues and my passion for sustainability.

As we face climate disruption, species extinction and increasing environmental challenges, I hope the placement of this book will remind future generations that Mother Earth is our home and deserves loving care. I also hope that in 25 years we can look back and say that we heeded Rachel Carson’s warnings and we are a cleaner, safer and more sustainable planet.

Worn With Pride, Retired With Dignity

The American Legion Post 974 collects and retires military uniforms with the dignity they should be bestowed. These uniforms were worn with pride and honor by our fine men and women of the Armed services. The Legion also properly disposes of unserviceable flags. The Legion will collect retired flags and uniforms at our annual Franklin Park Fest on Saturday, June 10. Residents can also drop off these items at the American Legion, 9757 Pacific Avenue. We thank the Legion for this service to our nation, state and community.

 

Mayor Barrett Pedersen

 
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