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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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Memorial Day Observance - May 28


Memorial Day is the official kick-off to the summer season. While we look forward to fun outdoor activities, it is also important for Americans to take time to remember the sacrifices that bought us our freedoms. Join the Village of Franklin Park and the American Legion Post 974 for our annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 28 at 11 AM at the Village's Veteran’s Monument.

The event will pay tribute to our deceased Franklin Park veterans from all branches of service and will feature an honor guard a ceremonial presentation of the memorial wreath, and a 21 Gun Salute. Everyone is welcome to attend. For information, contact the Mayor's Office at 847-671-8236.

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Public Meeting on Franklin Avenue Improvement Plan - June 7


Everyone is welcome to attend a public information meeting to discuss the Franklin Avenue Improvement Project on Thursday, June 7 from 4 to 6 PM at the Centre at North Park,10040 Addison.

The meeting will explore improvements along Franklin Avenue from Runge Street to east of Mannheim Road. The Village's Comprehensive Plan has identified this road as a main route that supports local businesses and provides major transportation and economic benefits to the Village. To create a gateway and increase access to the industrial corridor, approximately 1.8 miles of Franklin Avenue must be improved, including the reconstruction and widening of the roadway, new storm sewer, new roadway lighting, modernization of traffic signals and a shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians. For more information, call 847-671- 8304.

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Water Survey Regarding Cross Connections and Service Lines


Water Survey Regarding Cross Connections and Service Lines The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requires that all water systems in the State have an effective Cross Connection Control Program. Cross connections within the public water supply are a serious concern, as they can allow contaminants or pollutants to enter the public water system through what is called “backflow”. Backflow occurs when a drop-in water pressure causes your water to flow in the opposite direction. This can allow contaminated or polluted water to flow back into your drinking water. Given the IEPA regulations and the dangers that exist from unprotected cross connections, it is necessary to establish and maintain an effective cross connection control program to protect both the integrity of Franklin Park’s water supply as well as to protect our water customers.

In order to provide the best program possible, the Village of Franklin Park has contracted with Backflow Solutions, Inc. to inspect our water supply. Backflow Solutions, Inc. is a professional service company fully devoted to helping public and private water systems with development, implementation and maintenance of cross connection control program. Also, the Village is required by law to determine what type of service lines exists for all connections in our Village. If you are unsure about how to determine if you have a lead or copper water service line, there is easy to use information to help  you can call 847-671-8252.

Please complete the survey recently mailed and return it to the Village. You can also complete it on-line at www.bsiprograms.com/surveys. If you have questions regarding cross connections, call 800-414-4990.

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Franklin Park Fest - June 7 - 10


The Fest will feature another great line-up of free live entertainment. Jazz Night will open the Festival on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 PM. We will also have a fantastic line-up of popular music on Friday evening and all day and evening on Saturday. The carnival will be open daily throughout the Fest. Enjoy our expanded food vendor area on Friday and Saturday too!

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Train Viewing - June 9


Train viewing will take place during the Fest on Saturday, June 9 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Attendees will be able to walk on and view the interiors of the trains as well. There is no admission charge to participate in this annual tradition!

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Family Fun Day – June 9


Saturday during Franklin Park Fest is “Family Fun Day” and it will include free pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, games, give-a-ways and live entertainment. The carnival will open at noon. Train viewing will take place from 10 AM to 3 PM. Enjoy lunch with our great local food vendors. 1985 Bears Super Bowl Champion Steve McMichael will sign free autographs from 11 AM - 1 PM.

Join us for Family Fun Day and the opportunity to spend Saturday in the park with friends and family!

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Volunteers are needed on Saturday to help with Family Fun Day events. Join us and you will receive a free Franklin Park Fest t-shirt and a free meal on Saturday! Call us at 847-671-8236.

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This Memorial Day. Buckle-Up and Drive Sober


As summer kicks off and travel increases, the Franklin Park Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. The national seat-belt enforcement campaign will take place May 18 through May 29, during one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.

Click It or Ticket also enforces seat-belt and car-seat use to keep all motorists safe and officers will be taking a no-excuses approach, writing citations day and night. Motorists caught not buckled up will be ticketed, and those caught driving impaired will be arrested.

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, visit buckleupillinois.org. !

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Blood Drive – June 8


The next Community Blood Drive will be held on June 8, from 3 – 7:30 PM at the Police Station. Be a donor and save a life!

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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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Understanding Your Water, Sewer and Garbage Fee


Last month all account holders saw a $5 processing fee included on their water, sewer and garbage bill. Many of you had questions about what this fee covers and why it was necessary. You can read a details explanation here ....

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Schedule Your Garage Sale


It’s time to plan your garage sale and sell your stuff to someone else! Residents must register with the Clerk’s office one week prior to the sale. There is no cost to register. A garage or yard sale sign can only be placed on your property. Sales can be held for a maximum of 30 hours within a three day period. Sale hours cannot be earlier than 8 AM and must end by 7 PM. There is a limit of 2 garage sales per year per address.

To register for a sale, call 847-671-8242, visit the Clerk’s Office at Village Hall or apply on-line HERE. .

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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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Summer Youth Program


The Village of Franklin Park is now accepting applications for our summer youth program. The candidates must be 16 years of age, enrolled in high school or an accredited college, or university, and must have a minimum of “C” grade point average. Please complete the Village’s application and submit that along with the required documents to Village of Franklin Park Attn: HR Director 9500 Belmont Ave. Franklin Park, IL 60131 Email – resumes@vofp.com

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Get Help Applying for Government Programs


Leyden Family Services is available to assist anyone who needs help applying for government assistance programs including, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, Medicare Savings Program and LIHEAP. Staff can also help you with understanding your medical bills, prescription assistance, getting license plate discounts and free train and bus passes.

Staff will be at Village Hall from 9:30 to 11:30 AM on Wednesday March 14, and 28, April 11, and 25 and May 9 and 23. No appointment is necessary. Please remember to bring your award letter from Social Security and paycheck stubs that show the amount of income you receive.Please check the Document Checklist BEFORE you visit: Document Checklist

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Franklin Park Fest Provides Music and More

As summer approaches, we all look forward to spending time outdoors. Our annual Franklin Park Fest, which runs from June 7 – 10, will provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy the warmer weather. As always, the Fest will feature a fantastic line-up of free live entertainment. Our Jazz Night, which has become a must attend event for jazz lovers around the region, will again open the Festival on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 PM. It’s a wonderful way to spend a summer evening. We have great musical guests who will be performing popular music on Friday evening as well as all day and evening on Saturday.

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Family Fun Day – June 9

We are calling Saturday during Franklin Park Fest “Family Fun Day” and it will be filled with games, musical entertainment, free pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting and give-a-ways. Our popular carnival will also be operating beginning at Noon and of course our great local food vendors will be there as well. Join us for Family Fun Day and the opportunity to spend Saturday in the park with friends and family. Volunteers are needed on Saturday to help with Family Fun Day events. Join us and you will receive a free Franklin Park Fest t-shirt and a free meal on Saturday! Call us at 847-671-8236.

Talk To Me!

Our next Telephone Town Hall will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 PM. We will be discussing the Village’s progress to date regarding obtaining a Quiet Zone designation as well as upcoming infrastructure projects. I look forward to speaking with all our residents and taking questions. If you do not receive a call from the Village, please call 847-400-0841 to join the discussion. There is no charge to participate on the call. Make sure you can participate in all future Town Halls by adding your land-based phone number on your water bill. Also include your e-mail address so we can keep you informed with our E- News!

 

Eliminate Litter When Possible

Let’s all pitch in and do our part to keep our community and our planet clean. If you see litter in the street or anywhere in our community, pick it up and toss it! I make it a goal to pick up two pieces of litter each day.

 

Special Family Fun Day Highlight

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Steve “Mongo’ McMichael, 1985 Bears Super Bowl Champion, will sign free autographs, from 11 AM until 1 PM on Saturday during Franklin Park Fest.

 

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