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Fargo Manufacturing

The Village is pleased to welcome Fargo Manufacturing to Franklin Park. Mayor Barrett Pedersen and Village staff held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the business's new facility at 2312 N. 17th Avenue. Formerly located in Chicago’s west side, the business relocated to the Village due to its safety, central location and manufacturing clusters. Fargo Manufacturing was first established in 1947 and produces checkout counters, store fixtures, and auxiliary fuel systems and parts for MD500 and MD900 series helicopters. You can learn more about the business at fargoauxfuel.com and uniquecheckoutsystems.com.

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Edward Elmhurst Health Clinic

Edward Elmhurst Health Clinic has opened its doors inside the Jewel-Osco grocery store located at 10203 W. Grand Avenue in Franklin Park. The clinic's services are provided by board-certified family nurse practitioners and physician assistants. No appointment is necessary and most major insurance plans are accepted. Visit EEHealth.org/walkin for more information and wait times. 

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Mai-Quesi II

The Village welcomes Mai-Quesi II Seafood & Mexican Cuisine, located at 3531 Rose Street in Franklin Park. Mayor Barrett Pedersen and Village Trustees James Caporusso, John Johnson, Karen Special and Andy Ybarra attended the restaurant’s grand opening event. With the extremely popular Mai-Quesi I in Aurora, this is the family-owned business’s 2nd restaurant in the Chicagoland area. While fabulous seafood dishes are the focus of this upscale eatery, you can also order grilled meat dishes and Mexican favorites. Check out the restaurant’s menu and gallery at www.mai-quesi.com.

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Zacatecas Mexican Restaurant

Zacatecas Mexican Restaurant has opened its doors at 10150 Grand Avenue in Franklin Park. Mayor Barrett Pedersen and Village Trustees James Caporusso, Bill Ruhl and Karen Special attended a ribbon cutting to welcome the business to the Village. The family-owned restaurant has been operating in the Chicagoland area since 1980 and is known for its homemade Mexican food and American-style breakfast. You can learn more about the restaurant's move to Franklin Park in the Franklin Park Herald-Journal.

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Fire Department’s Open House - Oct 15


Join the Franklin Park Fire Department at their annual Open House on Saturday, October 15 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Fire Station #2 at 10001 Addison. Learn how to keep your family safe by utilizing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Kids will be able to see fire engines and ambulances up close, play games and get to use a fire hose!

See demonstrations on vehicle extrication, hazardous material mitigation and technical rescue . Free hot dogs, popcorn, donuts and giveaways will be available. For more information, call 847-678-2400.

Remember, working smoke alarms save lives -- test yours every month and smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.

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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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Keep Weeds and Lawn Mowed


Franklin Park residents are encouraged to mow their lawn on a regular basis and to eliminate weeds growing in alleys or behind your home. Grass and weeds that are high are breeding grounds for rodents and mosquitoes. Thank you for your cooperation!

2016 Franklin Park Fest Featuring Railroad Day Survey


Please take a minute to fill out the 2016 Franklin Park Fest Survey. Let us know what you liked and how you think we could improve the event in the future. We appreciate your feedback!

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Village Study of the Crystal Creek Floodplain Complete


On May 5th the Village of Franklin Park held an open house to announce the findings and recommendations of the recently completed study of the Crystal Creek Watershed floodplain limits. As a result of this study, we expect the floodplain limits to be substantially reduced, and it is anticipated that the majority of properties within the Crystal Creek floodplain in Franklin Park will be removed from the currently adopted floodplain. Removal of a parcel or building from the 100-year floodplain could relieve the property owner of the requirement of purchasing costly flood insurance.

Visit the Engineering Department’s Floodplain Information webpage to learn more and to preview the findings.

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New Investment in Franklin Park

Recently, our Village received some very good news regarding a new investment in our community. In a show of strong confidence in Franklin Park’s business environment, Digital Realty Trust has purchased the former Motorola building at 9401 West Grand and will construct a new state-of-the-art building to house an expanded data center.
Digital Realty has already invested hundreds of millions of dollars in our community when they purchased and developed the properties at 9333 and 9377 West Grand Avenue, where they currently operate a data center. The Chicago region is one of the largest data center markets in the nation and Digital Realty’s decision to expand their data center here demonstrates Franklin Park’s appeal to high-tech and 21st century industries.
It has been a priority of my administration to find the right end use for this vacant property. We have been very diligent in working to maintain the area around the abandoned building, but the appropriate buyer was always our goal.
Digital Realty has proven they will build a campus that will be in keeping with our vision for Franklin Park. The Motorola building will be torn down and a new building will be constructed. The new data center will be an attractive addition to the Grand Avenue corridor and will help transform the street. We anticipate continuing business investment throughout this area.
This new development will bring construction jobs and high-paying tech jobs will be available upon the project’s completion. The new development will generate considerable revenue for our Village, including utility taxes. Because data centers use a significant amount of electrical power, ComEd will be erecting a new substation to service the new facility and to make sure that our Village’s residents and businesses have sufficient electric supply.

Good Neighbors Make Safe Neighborhoods

Join Franklin Park’s official Neighborhood Watch!   Our first meeting will be September 8 at 6 PM in the Community Room at the Police Headquarters.  You will learn the latest in crime prevention strategies and how community involvement protects our neighborhoods. Sign up to attend the meeting, to be a Block Captain or a Watch member at www.neighborhoodwatch@vofp.com or phone 847-671-8203. Refreshments will be served.

 

Mayor Barrett Pedersen

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