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Travelon

The Village is proud to be the new home of Travelon.  Travelon is an industry leader in providing forward-thinking travel products and accessories with an emphasis on anti-theft features and modern design.  Their new facility at 11333 Addison Ave, Unit 200 has 20,000 square feet of office space and nearly 95,000 square feet of warehouse space.  Serving as their new headquarters, this facility will accommodate about 100 employees dealing with distribution, design, and product development.  Find additional coverage on this ribbon cutting ceremony here

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Jersey Mike's

Mayor Barrett Pedersen and representatives of the Village of Franklin Park celebrated the addition of Jersey Mike’s Subs to the growing retail development at Grand Avenue and Mannheim Road.  The sandwich shop prides itself on their use of fresh ingredients and culture of giving—each Jersey Mike's partners with a local charity.  Jersey Mike’s has joined AT&T and the future home of Sprint to fill the newest Franklin Park Marketplace development by Glazier at 2830 Mannheim Road! 

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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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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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Support Toys for Tots


Franklin Park’s Police Department is collecting unwrapped toys for the annual Toys for Tots campaign. Please drop-off toys in the lobby of the Police Station at 9451 Belmont Avenue through December 12. Thank you for helping to make a child’s Christmas a little brighter!

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Village Tree Lighting – December 5


Franklin Park's Tree Lighting and Winterfest will be held on Thursday, December 5 at 6 PM in Hammill Square. Santa will make a festive arrival and pose for photos with children. Music will be provided by District 84 elementary school students and our Village Trustees will serve refreshments. Join the fun and celebrate the season with your family and neighbors!

Click to download Franklin Park Tree lighting Event Flyer

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Enter the Best Decorated Home for the Holidays Contest


It’s time to decorate your home for holidays! The Village is challenging our residents to add some sparkle and glow and let their holiday spirit flow! Those selected as the best decorated home for the holidays will be recognized at a Board meeting and will receive a prize. This year, the Village is requesting that anyone who wants to be considered MUST enter the contest by sending an email to villagenews@vofp.com that includes your name, address, email, phone number and a photo of your home.

Homeowners can also register to participate by calling 847-671-8236. The committee will view all of the nominated homes and select the winners only from those who contacted the Village. Decorations should adhere to the spirit of the season. Nominations will be accepted from December 2 - 14. The winner will be notified and recognized at the first board meeting in January.

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Storm Related Branch Pick-up


Due to the heavy wet snow that occurred overnight, there are many downed branches throughout town. The Village estimates it will take 2 to 3 weeks to pick-up and chip all the downed branches. Currently, we are prioritizing picking up branches that are on power lines and branches that block streets. Please DO NOT put fallen branches in the street at this time because it will not be possible to pick up everything today.

If you have any questions, contact our Public Works Dept 847-671-8252. .

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Municipal Aggregation Program to Restart in January


The Board recently voted to restart the Municipal Aggregation program because the Village’s program now will feature 100% renewable energy, unlike what ComEd supplies. The program’s rate will be identical to ComEd’s rate; it will not be not be higher or lower. Additionally, the supplier (Eligo Energy) will provide the Village with monetary funds to be used for renewable energy projects, such as electric car charging stations.

The program will begin in January and have a two-year term. Residents will receive a letter from the Village explaining the program which will be mailed in mid-November. Residents can opt out of the program at no charge, if they do not wish to participate. Please note that no one from ComEd, Eligo, or the Village will call or visit your home to ask you to enroll. If you are contacted and told that you must enroll, you may file a complaint with the Illinois Commerce Commission.

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Rain Barrel Reminder


Remember to disconnect and drain your rain barrel. A constant freezing and thawing of the water inside may cause cracks in the barrel. Open the barrel’s spigot and leave it open for the period of no use, this will avoid freeze damage to the hardware of the barrel. Also, clean out the spigot to unclog any sediment. Store your barrels upside down in the winter to keep them clean for future use.

If you are a senior citizen or handicapped, please contact the Village for assistance at 847-671-8252. 

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Housing Authority to Accept Applications for Senior Towers on October 17


The Housing Authority of Cook County will begin accepting applications for one bedroom units in Franklin Towers on Thursday, October 17. Franklin Towers is a Senior Living Housing Community located at 9535 West Franklin Avenue.

This project-based voucher program provides rental assistance to qualified applicants. To be eligible, applicants must be 55 years or older and income may not exceed $31,200 for a single person household or $35,650 for a two person household.

Download the application here.

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Senior Snow Removal Program - Apply Now!


Apply now for the Village’s Senior Snow Removal Program. Qualified seniors, 65 or older, and disabled residents will pay a discounted fee per each service request. If you have previously participated in the program, you MUST apply again. Applications are available at Village Hall or by calling 847-671-8240. Apply early before the program fills up!

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Village Seeks Snow Removal Contractors


The Village is seeking snow removal companies to provide services for Franklin Park residents as part of its Senior Snow Removal Program from November 2019 through April 2020. Interested companies must be licensed, provide proof of insurance and have been in business for a minimum of 3 years. Individual contractors will not be considered, established companies only should apply. References required. To learn more or to apply, please call 847-671-8240.

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Get Help Applying for Government Assistance Programs


No appointment is necessary to meet with Leyden Family Services at Village Hall on the following Wednesdays from 9 to 11:30 AM:

  • October 9 and 23
  • November 6 and 20
  • December 4 and 18

Staff can assist you to apply for Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, the Medicare Savings Program and LIHEAP. They can help you make sense of your medical bills, obtain prescription assistance and to get license plate discounts and free train and bus passes! Bring your Social Security award letter and paycheck stubs that show the amount of income you receive. Check the Document Checklist before you visit here ....

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Final Leaf Pick-up for the Season -- Or Consider Mulching!


Leaves must be put in brown biodegradable bags and placed near your trash and recycling for pick-up by Republic Services. Leaves cannot be picked-up if put in plastic bags or in the street. Pick-up will continue until December 2. Consider skipping the raking or blowing and just cut the leaves up and leave them on the lawn. They make excellent fertilizer and you don’t have to pay for it. This is a great way to nourish your grass over the winter. You can also mulch leaves and scatter them onto vegetable gardens and flower beds. Not only do you avoid the work of raking, blowing and bagging leaves, you are also choosing a sustainable and cost-effective method of cleaning up your yard. You save by not purchasing bags and you save tax dollars on the cost to haul the leaves away!

Do NOT sweep or blow your leaves in to the street. Leaves, grass or debris blown into the street clog sewers and cause flooding and damage Village street sweepers. Also, burning leaves is not permitted.

The Department of Public Works will sweep Village curbs through late November. Please remember to check signs on your block for parking restrictions. For more information, call 847-671-8252.

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Avoid Street Flooding


We ask for your assistance in helping to avoid street flooding during prolonged periods of rain, like the ones we have been experiencing lately. Please do not blow or sweep your grass cuttings or seeds into the streets. They will clog the sewers and cause a back-up of standing water onto the street if there is a heavy rain. Instead, please sweep cuttings and seeds up and mulch them or bag them for removal.

Thank you for your cooperation on this matter 

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Senior Citizen, Disabled and Veteran Property Tax Exemptions Available


Make sure to check your property tax bill to verify that you are receiving all the exemptions for which you are eligible. Homeowners, 65 and older are eligible to receive a Senior Homeowner Exemption. You must apply annually to receive this exemption. Renewal notices were mailed. Make sure to return the application immediately.

The Senior Freeze Exemption is available if you have an annual household income of $65,000 or less. There are also exemptions available for Disabled Persons, Disabled Veterans and Returning Veterans. To get more information regarding these exemptions, go to www.cookcountyassessor.com and click on exemptions. Homeowners who are at least 65 years of age by June 1 and whose household income is $55,000 or less can apply for the Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral program.

This tax-relief program works like a loan and allows qualified seniors to defer a maximum of $5,000 per tax year which will not have to be paid until the home is sold. To check eligibility and get an application, go to www.cookcountytreasurer.com

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Quiet Zone Update


The Village has received a $1,416,343 Pedestrian Rail Safety Grant to 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. We are 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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New Agreement with Rush Medical Center Will Save Lives

Over 250 people attended and 45 vendors participated in our Annual Senior Health and Resource Fair last month. I want to thank Senators Harmon and Martwick for sponsoring this important and informative event. Thank you also to Representatives Camille Lilly and Kathleen Willis for attending. Our partnership with Schiller Park Mayor Nick Caiafa and River Grove Mayor Dave Guerin has grown this event into a regional resource for information on local, county and state services available to the senior community. Attendees learned about new health advances and obtained new health information which is vital to maintaining wellness.

Mobile Stroke Unit for Franklin Park

The Village has authorized an agreement for mobile stroke unit services with Rush University Medical Center which further underlines our commitment to wellness. The agreement allows the Rush Comprehensive Stroke Center to dispatch their mobile stroke unit whenever our Fire Department indicates a stroke could be occurring. The unit has a CT scanner on-board which facilitates brain imaging and state-of-the-art telecommunications capabilities that connect doctors at Rush Medical Center who can offer virtual treatment.

This mobile unit, of which there are only 15 in the country, saves valuable time with stroke diagnosis and treatment. The ability to treat a stroke patient on the way to the hospital shaves critical minutes off the time when every second counts. The goal is to provide optimal treatment to stroke patients within the first “golden hour” after symptom onset, when it will do the most good. This increases patient survival and improves outcome for stroke survivors.

There is no cost to Franklin Park or our residents for this service. The unit, which will be of great benefit to our residents, is totally funded by a grant to Rush University Medical Center. I want to thank all the staff that uncovered this valuable resource for our residents. I also want to encourage them to continue working with the Board and me to bring the latest in health, safety and life-saving innovations to our Village.

Census Update

Every decade the US Census Bureau undertakes a count of all residents. The Bureau is gearing up for that effort now and are hiring for a variety of good paying, jobs with flexible hours and paid training. Complete information can be found at 2020census.gov/jobs or by calling the Mayor’s Office at 847-671-8236.

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is the time to reflect on what we are grateful for in our lives, I am very thankful for the privilege and honor of serving this wonderful community. I wish all of Franklin Park a healthy, safe and meaningful holiday. Happy Thanksgiving

 

Mayor Barrett Pedersen

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