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Village Hall Closed 2014 December 24 December 24, 2014 (All Day Event)
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December 24, 2014
All Day Event
Village Hall Closed
Village Hall Closed 2014 Dec 25 December 25, 2014 (All Day Event)
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December 25, 2014
All Day Event
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Village Hall Closed 2015 January 01 January 01, 2015 (All Day Event)
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January 01, 2015
All Day Event
Village Hall Closed
Fire and Police Commission Meeting 2015 January 05 (January 05, 2015; 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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January 05, 2015
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Village Hall, Franklin Park, US-IL -US-IL

Fire and Police Commission Meeting
President and Board of Trustees Meeting 2015 Jan 05 (January 05, 2015; 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
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January 05, 2015
Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
President and Board of Trustees Meeting

Holiday Recycling Guide

Wondering what can be recycled this holiday season? Here is a quick review of what makes the "naughty" or "nice" list for Allied Waste:



Drop-off Food at Village Hall

Donate non-perishable food items to support the Leyden Township Food Pantry’s Holiday Food Drive. A drop-off box was created by a local company Ex-Cell Kaiser and will be located at Village Hall through-out the holiday season. Please help brighten the lives of those in need during the holidays.


Congratulations to Police Officer and Firefighter of the Year

Congratulations to Police Officer of the Year, Detective Vito Busse, and Firefighter of the Year, Ignacio Garcia, who were honored at the annual holiday dinner hosted by the Franklin Park-Manila Lions Club. Thank you to all our police officers and firefighters for their hard work and dedication to keeping our families safe and our neighborhoods protected.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

From December 19 through January 4 of the New Year, the Franklin Park Police Department will be out in force as part of the annual Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk drivers in Franklin Park. Police officers will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk. In addition, front and back seat belt law violators will be ticketed. Click here to read more


Sponsors Make the Holidays Bright in Franklin Park

Franklin Park celebrated the holidays by lighting the Christmas tree in Hammill Square. NESTLE provided candy for Santa to hand out to children and BEAN EXPRESS  donated hot chocolate served by our Village Trustees. Thank you to the following corporate sponsors for your generosity and support in funding the Village's annual event. Happy Holidays!


The Franklin Park Local Election Officials Office (Franklin Park Village Clerk’s Office) Will be closed on December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st

Candidate petitions accepted from 8:00 am December 15, 2014 to 5:00 pm on December 22, 2014 during regular business hours (Extended on last filing day) Objection period is from 8:00 am on December 23, 2014 and ending at 5:00 pm on January 2, 2015 during Local Election Official Office Hours.

If a lottery is needed to determine ballot position for the April 2015 Municipal election, the lottery will be held in the Franklin Park Clerk’s Office(Local Election Office)at 10:00 am on Friday, January 2, 2015. Simultaneous filing are for those waiting in line to turn in petitions at 8:00 am on Monday, January 15, 2014 and those filing petitions on Monday, December 22, 2014 between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Absolutely no petitions will be accepted after 5:00 pm on December 22, 2014

ComEd Can Help Seniors Pay Their Electric Bill

This holiday season, ComEd is giving the gift of energy by dedicating more than $300,000 through a special “Senior Giving” hardship fund created to help senior citizens who have fallen behind on paying their electric bill. Now through Dec. 25, or while funds are available,ComEd will pay up to $1,500 towards eligible customer’s past due balance. For more information,

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Police Warn of IRS and Deportation Scam

The Franklin Park Police are asking residents to be cautious regarding a scam involving phone calls with the message “You owe the IRS money and if you don’t pay, you will get arrested or deported.” Recently, residents in Franklin Park and neighboring communities have been targeted, many of whom are elderly or who may not be naturalized citizens. The caller instructs the victim to purchase a “Green Dot” Money Pak (which is a prepaid debit card) in the amount of several thousand dollars. They are told to mail the money card to the caller and it will cancel the debt.

If you receive a call, DO NOT send money or any other items of value. Contact the Franklin Park Police Department at (847) 678-2444 for assistance. If the caller tells you “do not tell anybody or you will get arrested or deported," please contact the police. Even if you actually owe the IRS money, the Franklin Park Police Department cannot arrest you and cannot deport you for a tax debt. In all likelihood the call is a scam.

Report Train Blockages at Intersections

The Village is aware of the long train stoppages at our intersections and is working with the railroads to alleviate this problem. We have contacted Canadian Pacific Railroad and as a result, their Police continue to conduct patrols on Calwagner, Scott, Ruby & Rose street crossings to prevent anyone from crossing through or around a stopped train.

You may contact the Canadian Pacific Police Control Center at     1-800-716-9132 in the event of a blocked crossing. Doing so will generate an alert that will go out to the appropriate departments/personnel.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

A representative will be at Village Hall on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, beginning November 5th, from 9:30 AM to noon to process LIHEAP applications. Please bring the following documents with you: a Social Security / SSI (monthly) benefit letter for 2014, your pension letter for the last 30 days, a valid Photo ID, Social Security Cards for all members in the household, proof of income for the last 30 days for all house members 18 years or older, a current NICOR and ComEd bill (disconnect notices have to be included if you are applying) and bring your Medical Card.

Brownfields Meeting


Village Secures Over $10 Million in Grants and Awards

Our Village staff and Trustees have worked tirelessly to improve ourcommunity at limited impact to the taxpayer. In the past few months, the Village of Franklin Park has been awarded over $10 million in grantsand low interest loans that will improve our infrastructure, upgrade traffic signals, increase roadway access for our businesses and support public safety.

Because of our collaborative partnerships with Cook County and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), we will be able to addressour aging infrastructure, enhance public safety and create jobs.

The County has awarded a $3 million “BUILT in Cook” (Broadening Urban Investment to Leverage Transportation) low interest loan to help support infrastructure improvements to the Cullerton Street Industrial Area. The low interest loan fund public infrastructure improvements, including street reconstruction and sewer and drainage work. The County selected Franklin Park to be the first community to receive the low interest loan because of the strong partnership between area businesses and the Village.

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I love the holidays!  Holidays can be stressful and expensive.  They are a challenge for some and an annoyance for others.  But fundamentally they are a time, no matter our faith or our culture, to celebrate what is meaningful to us and our families.

I hope all in Franklin Park will find a way to celebrate their culture, to embrace their traditions and to cherish their loved ones in ways that are meaningful and memorable. The holidays give us an opportunity to break from the routine and focus on some of the more festive aspects of life. The holidays are what we make them. So revive some traditions or make some new memories. Most importantly, make your holidays happy, healthy and fun!!

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Comcast Interview Highlights Franklin Park

Mayor Barrett Pedersen recently was a guest on the Comcast program "Newsmakers" and discussed Franklin Park's advantages for business.

Click here to watch the interview.





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