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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. 



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. 


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. 


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.


Road Closures Due to Flooding

Due to predicted weather conditions, the Illinois Department of Transportation is closing River road from Fullerton to Irving both directions. The residents who live in the Robinson Road area will need to use Martins Street to enter and exit the area.  The gates are open at the end of Martins Street for the residents. The Village is also closing Grand Ave. from Martens to River Road, which will be open to local traffic only. Watch for information signs and possible future additional road closures if needed. We will continue to update you. If you have a question, please call (847) 671-4800. The Police and Fire Department non-emergency number is 678-2444.


Village to Host Shred and Recycle Day – July 22nd

Help protect you from identity theft by attending a free shred event hosted by the Village of Franklin Park, State Representative Camille Lilly and AT&T on Saturday, July 22nd from 9 AM to Noon at the Police Station. Bring documents that contain your personally identifiable information such as old bank statements, tax returns, bills, receipts, credit card applications and outdated medical records to be safely shredded. Please remember to remove all paper clips, staples, and other bindings.

The Village will also collect electronics for proper recycling including TVs, computer equipment, printers, cell phones, DVD & VCR players, keyboards, MP3/iPod players, microwaves, toasters and other electronic equipment and tools. A complete list of items accepted here ...........................

The Police Department will also accept medications and prescription drugs to ensure safe disposal. Please note that there is a limit of only two boxes of material to be shredded per car. Cardboard boxes cannot be left at event. This is a residential shredding only (no commercial shredding) event and shredding will be accepted until shred trucks reach capacity.


Cooling Centers Available

When temperatures rise and become uncomfortable, please note that the Village provides Cooling Centers. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible so please be careful. It is important to stay hydrated. Stay in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun. Young children and the elderly are extremely susceptible to heat related injuries and illnesses.

Also, please remember to provide plenty of water for pets and to limit their exposure to the outside. Cooling centers are located at the Franklin Park Community Center (9560 Franklin) and at the Fire Department Headquarters (10001 Addison).

The Franklin Park Police Station (9451 Belmont) is also available Monday through Friday, from 6 AM to 10 PM. The Franklin Park non-emergency number is (847) 678-2444. An operator is available at this number 24 hours a day so you can call it at any time if you have a question or concern. Also, Leyden Township offers a Cooling Center at 2620 Mannheim Road which is open 6 AM to 9 PM on Monday through Friday and from 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday.

During extreme heat, Cooling Centers are open seven days a week - 5:30 AM to 8:30 PM at West Suburban Hospital and 8:30 AM to 5 PM at Rush Oak Park Hospital. Hours may be extended when weather conditions warrant. Call West Suburban Medical Center at 708.763.6747 or Rush Oak Park Hospital at 708.660.6000 with questions about extended hours.



Vehicle Stickers On Sale Now

Vehicle Stickers must be displayed on the lower right corner of your windshield by July 1. Passenger car stickers cost $30. 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.

Purchase a vehicle sticker at Village Hall, via mail for renewals or on-line here ......


Take Precautions to Avoid West Nile Virus

Protect yourself and your family by taking simple steps to avoid the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus. Limit your time outdoors especially at dawn and dusk. Wear long-sleeves, pants and socks, and use insect repellent with DEET, primarily applied to clothing. Eliminate breeding sites by cleaning gutters, storing containers upside down, covering trash containers to keep out rainwater and emptying birdbaths and wading pools every few days. Keep grass and weeds cut short and close screen doors tightly.

Village inspectors are larviciding mosquito pools that are found and reported. Also, backyard catch basins can be treated by calling 847-671-8245.


Relay for Life – August 4

Relay for Life needs your help in the battle to raise awareness and funds to stop cancer. Franklin Park, with our neighboring towns of Schiller Park, Northlake, Rosemont, Elmwood Park, River Grove and Harwood Heights will host the event on Friday, August 4 at the Elmwood Park High School from 6 PM to 6 AM. Be a part of this fun-filled evening and support a great cause. Want to learn more? Call 847-913-2864. Participate and honor those we lost and celebrate our survivors.


Maintaining Lawns

Residents are encouraged to mow their lawn on a regular basis. Please eliminate weeds growing in alleys and areas behind your home.Grass and weeds cannot exceed six inches in height because mosquitoes and rodents can hide and breed there. Please note that the Village will start issuing tickets to homeowners whose grass is over six inches high.

If you are disabled or elderly and need assistance complying with this request, please call us at 847-671-4800. Thank you for your cooperation.


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


Our Community Celebrates

Our annual Franklin Park Fest was a huge success. Visitors from around the region joined Franklin Parkers in enjoying the music, the food and the carnival. Train enthusiasts came out in droves to view unique and vintage train cars, train memorabilia and to celebrate our heritage at Railroad Day on Saturday. Jazz Night, featuring the Buddy Rich Big Band, drew its largest crowd. We further celebrated our heritage by commemorating our Village’s 125th Anniversary by honoring some of the Founding Families of Franklin Park. The Library produced a wonderful exhibit full of Franklin Park history with great stories about our town.

Green is Gold!!

Employing sustainable practices in your home and garden not only preserves the environment, but saves money as well. Using lawn clippings to mulch, instead of bagging it as yard waste, also reduces your costs. Rain barrels are a type of green infrastructure that captures rainwater from your roof and saves it for when you need it. By keeping this water out of the sewer system, rain barrels can also help prevent sewer overflows and flooding.

Make sure to leave the valve at the bottom of the barrel open a little year round to ensure that there is sufficient capacity when it rains. To obtain a rain barrel, go to www.mwrd.org. Use your dishwasher and washing machine only when full. Switching from hot water to warm water will cut your energy use in half.

Recycling – A Goal for Our Village and Our Planet

Did you know that when you recycle properly, you can save taxpayers money? The Village offers a 64 gallon recycling cart to all residents and we encourage you to use it, but please recycle properly. Do not put items into the recycling cart unless you are sure they are recyclable. Putting non-recyclable items into the recycling bin actually costs the taxpayer money.

You can click on the ​Recycling Guide icon below to see what can be recycled and how to recycle properly. You can also contact my office ​at 847-671-8236 to obtain that information.


Join your neighbors in making it a goal to recycle correctly!


Mayor Barrett Pedersen


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