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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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Toys for Tots Campaign


Please bring an unwrapped toy to the Franklin Park Police Department and drop it off in the lobby at 9451 Belmont Ave. Toys will be accepted through December 8. Thank you for bringing the joy of Christmas to children in need.

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Light Up Our Village


Each year, our residents compete to see who will be selected as the best decorated home in our Village. There are no rules other than to demonstrate your festive holiday spirit and just let your creativity shine! No need to apply – our judges will begin driving through town during December to select winners who will be recognized at a Board meeting and will receive a prize. Let’s get out those lights and make Franklin Park sparkle!

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Holiday Food Drive at Village Hall


Please donate non-perishable food items to support the Leyden Township Food Pantry’s Holiday Food Drive. A drop-off box is located at Village Hall through-out the holiday season. Thank you for helping those in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!

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Gift Drive for Home-bound Seniors


Our friends at Meals on Wheels are collecting cold weather accessories for seniors in need. Please stop by Village Hall and bring new socks, scarves, gloves, hats, ear muffs and blankets which will be distributed when meals are delivered throughout the holiday season. Call 847-678-8777 for more information.

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The Marketplace is now open!


Illinois residents can shop around for health care plans and learn more about resources available to guide your choices. Go to getcovered.illinois.gov to compare plans available or to make an appointment for assistance to select the coverage that is right for you. Open enrollment runs through December 15.

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Village Leaf Removal Information


Please put leaves in brown biodegradable bags only and place them near your trash and recycling for pick-up. Bags can be purchased at local grocery and hardware stores. Leaves cannot be picked-up if they are placed in plastic bags or in the street. Do not put or blow leaves into the street. It clogs the street sweepers and sewers and causes unnecessary flooding and maintenance costs. Also, burning leaves is not permitted in Franklin Park.

Fall is a great time to mulch your leaves to sprinkle over plants and shrubs to help retain water and protect them over the long winter months. You can also skip the raking and simply mow over your leaves a few times and leave them on your lawn to add nutrients and provide protection from winter weather. The Department of Public Works will sweep Village curbs through late November. Please check signs on your block for parking restrictions. For more information, call 847-671-8252.

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Leyden Family Services Information and Assistance Days


Leyden Family Services will be at Village Hall on Wednesday, Dec 6 and 20 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM 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: Document Checklist

  • 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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A Season of Giving

It’s hard to believe that another holiday season is upon us! It is a season of family, friends and celebration. I look forward every year to lighting the tree in Hammill Square and singing Christmas carols with the families who attend this festive event. I hope this holiday season you will consider brightening the lives of others who may not be as fortunate as we are.

There are many ways to spread holiday, cheer like donating to the Leyden Family Services Food Pantry. Throughout the season, Village Hall will be accepting donations of canned or non-perishable packaged food for the Leyden Food Pantry. Also, we have partnered with our friends at Meal on Wheels to collect cold weather accessories for seniors in need.

Please stop by Village Hall and bring new socks, scarves, gloves, hats, ear muffs and blankets which will be distributed when meals are delivered throughout the holiday season. Remember that there are some among us who are without family in our community. There is no better time to demonstrate your goodwill by visiting an elderly neighbor or a lonely hospitalized veteran.

This holiday season, please take the time to share the true spirit of Christmas. When we share our blessings, they are multiplied.

Make Franklin Park Sparkle and Glow Bright

Don’t forget to display your creativity by decorating your home or business for the season. Our Trustees will be scouting the neighborhoods looking for the most festive and fun homes for our Holiday Decorating Contest. You can also call my office at 847-671-8236 to let us know you want your home considered for the contest. Winners will be selected the week before Christmas and recognized at a January Board meeting.

On behalf of the Village Board, I wish you a joyous holiday season, filled with friends, family, health, love and laughter.

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Mayor Barrett Pedersen

 
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