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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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Block Group

Franklin Park is proud to welcome the Block Group to the Village of Franklin Park. Mayor Barrett Pedersen attended ribbon cutting at the company’s newly-renovated facility at 10632 Grand Avenue. The German-based and family-owned Block companies have facilities across Europe and Asia, making Franklin Park is the first and only Block location in North America. The Block companies manufacture transformers, reactors and more for international markets.

Vehicle Stickers On Sale Now


Vehicle stickers are available for purchase now and must be displayed on the lower right corner of your windshield by July 1. Passenger car stickers cost $30. Vehicle stickers for all vehicles, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc., can be purchased online, at Village Hall and via mail for renewals. 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.

Click here to purchase a vehicle sticker online.

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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"Thank you to our corporate sponsors who helped to underwrite this year's Franklin Park Fest and to the many volunteers for their help in making Railroad Day a huge success!"

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Sign-up for the Neighborhood Watch Program


The Neighborhood Watch Program is a partnership between the community and the police to prevent crime. Members will learn to identify suspicious activity and report the activity to other neighbors and the police. Block Captains will serve as the primary liaison to the Police to communicate their block suggestions and concerns to law enforcement. This important program forges bonds among residents and reduces crime by building stronger relations between law enforcement and our residents.

Please join us in keeping our families safe and our neighborhoods secure, and sign up to be a Block Captain or Neighborhood Watch member at

http://www.villageoffranklinpark.com/departments/

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Email us at neighborhoodwatch@vofp.com or phone 847-671-8203.

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Don’t Drink and Drive this Independence Day


The Franklin Park Police Department will be on patrol this Independence Day, making sure motorists are driving sober. In addition to looking for drunk drivers, Franklin Park will be stepping up seat belt enforcement, particularly at night when seat belt usage rates are at their lowest. If you are out celebrating, please remember to always designate a sober driver and don't let friends drive drunk, two simple steps to help avoid a tragic crash or an arrest for drunk driving. Click here to read about other important tips for a safe holiday.

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Relay for Life - Get Involved


Franklin Park’s Relay for Life needs your help in the battle to raise awareness and funds to stop cancer. The annual event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society will be held on Friday, July 15, from 6 PM to Midnight at the Gazebo, across the street from Village Hall. Be a part of this fun-filled evening that will include a DJ, food, a Zumba class and a raffle! Also, please bring non-perishable food items to support the food drive. To learn more, call 847-913-2864.

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Sell your unwanted items or go bargain hunting during the Village-wide Garage Sale during the three-day event on July 15, 16 & 17, from 8 AM to 7 PM daily. To register to host a sale, email clerk@vofp.com or call 847-671-8242 .A few days before the sale there will be a list of homes participating in the sale will be available at the Clerk’s office or on the website.

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Village is Distributing Tree Saplings


The Village is offering free saplings to residents. The saplings include oaks and other varieties of trees that are individually potted. The saplings are 2-to 4-feet-tall, depending on the species. Andy Smolen who is a certified Arborist is available to assist residents to select the best place to plant a sapling to accommodate growth of the maturing tree, and to provide detailed care instructions. There is no limit to the benefits that trees, especially oak trees, provide to our region. Trees provide rain absorption and a canopy that reduces city heat island effects. If you would like a sapling, contact Andy Smolen at asmolen@vofp.com or at 847-708-2963.

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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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Apply Now for Sidewalk Program


Homeowners can apply now for the Village's 50/50 Sidewalk Program to replace damaged and cracked concrete or trip hazards on the public sidewalk near your home. The homeowner and the Village share the cost evenly. Please email: ekubkowski@vofp.com or call Ewelina at 847-671-8252 if you would like to be placed on the list. The Village will contact you to make an appointment and discuss the details. Work will begin in July.

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Good Neighbors Make Safer Neighborhoods

I am pleased to announce our Franklin Park’s Neighborhood Watch Program. This is a crime prevention partnership that assists law enforcement in keeping our families safe and our neighborhoods secure.

We are seeking the active participation of our citizens, who we already know are good neighbors, to work with our Police Department to reduce crime. The program is based upon neighbors helping neighbors, neighbors getting to know each other and then working together to keep our community safe. The Police Department will host meetings to train Watch members to recognize and report suspicious activities and to teach them on how to use crime prevention strategies to prevent crimes in our neighborhoods.

This important program forges bonds among residents, fosters community friendships and reduces crime by building stronger relations between law enforcement and our residents.

Block Captains Will Be Direct Link to the Police

Neighborhood Watch is fundamental to safeguarding our community and maintaining our family-friendly neighborhoods. Not only are we seeking members, but we are recruiting Block Captains who will serve as the voice of their community to the Police Department.

Quarterly meetings will be held with the Director of Police and local law enforcement to give you updates on local issues and offer information on the latest crime prevention initiatives and policing techniques from our Police Department and law enforcement agencies across the country. These interesting meetings will also provide a forum to discuss how Franklin Park can continue to be a safe community.

Telephone Town Hall – June 22

I will host our next Telephone Town Hall Meeting on June 22 at 6:30 PM to discuss or Neighborhood Watch Program. Our Director of Police Mike Witz will join me on the call. Details for the call are on our Homepage. I hope you will join us on the call and be a part of this important new initiative in our Village.

 

Mayor Barrett Pedersen

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