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Travelon

The Village is proud to be the new home of Travelon.  Travelon is an industry leader in providing forward-thinking travel products and accessories with an emphasis on anti-theft features and modern design.  Their new facility at 11333 Addison Ave, Unit 200 has 20,000 square feet of office space and nearly 95,000 square feet of warehouse space.  Serving as their new headquarters, this facility will accommodate about 100 employees dealing with distribution, design, and product development.  Find additional coverage on this ribbon cutting ceremony here

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Jersey Mike's

Mayor Barrett Pedersen and representatives of the Village of Franklin Park celebrated the addition of Jersey Mike’s Subs to the growing retail development at Grand Avenue and Mannheim Road.  The sandwich shop prides itself on their use of fresh ingredients and culture of giving—each Jersey Mike's partners with a local charity.  Jersey Mike’s has joined AT&T and the future home of Sprint to fill the newest Franklin Park Marketplace development by Glazier at 2830 Mannheim Road! 

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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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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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Governor Pritzker issues Executive Order Requiring All Illinoisans to Stay in Their Homes to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Illinois Governor Pritzker has issued a mandatory ‘Stay at Home’ directive beginning at 5 PM, tomorrow Saturday, March 21 through April 7, to prevent the further spread of COVID-19It is the responsibility of every Illinois citizen to abide by this directive to protect and support our front-line workers and to protect our most vulnerable.

The order prohibits things like visiting the homes of friends and holding gatherings of any size. Everyone is encouraged to work from home where possible. This directive closes all non-essential businesses, including retail, recreation and entertainment establishments.

Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and medical facilities will remain open.  You may travel to these locations, including restaurants that offer take-out, but then are requested to return directly home. If you work in an essential industry you may travel to your job and return home. You may leave your home to walk your dog, go for a walk or run but should always practice social distancing.

Essential services that will remain open include:

  • Grocery stores
  • Gas stations
  • Pharmacies
  • Police and Fire stations
  • Hardware stores
  • Hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities
  • Banks
  • Laundromats
  • Restaurants providing take out service
  • Public transportation is running, and roads and tollways are open

Franklin Park has already closed Village Hall to the public and is now virtual and available through phone and email only. The Governor is encouraging private construction by continuing the permitting process.

Garbage and recycling will be collected on Monday.

Though these precautions may seem drastic, experts believe countless lives will be saved by containing the spread of the virus.  We will endure these substantial inconveniences and hopefully come out a better stronger, safer and healthier community.

Please call on the elderly and disabled and offer to leave groceries on their porch or in their lobby. Purchase only what you need.

This virus can be spread before you even know you have it. Proceed as if you can be spreading the virus. Please continue to follow the CDC hygiene guidelines, wash your hands thoroughly and often, avoid touching surfaces in public places and keep acceptable distances (6 feet or more) from others.

For questions on what this order means for you, please

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Village Hall is Virtual

Beginning Thursday, March 19, the Village of Franklin Park will be closed to all public access. The Village is operating but will conduct Village Hall services and operations online or over the phone. This step is for the continued health and safety of our staff and of the community. These steps are recommended to help contain the spread of viruses. The Village is committed to serving its residents and staff and will be available virtually via phone and email from Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

The Village strongly encourages residents and businesses to use the Village’s convenient online bill payment systems to pay water bills here: http://www.villageoffranklinpark.com/departments/finance/. See more regarding water bill due date extensions and payment options on this Page.

The Clerk’s Office will be closed to the public but available through email at clerk@vofp.com and by phone at 847-671-8242.  Passport services are suspended until further notice but you can go to www.travel.state.gov or call  the Passport Customer Service number at 1-877-487-2778 for questions or information.

The Building Department will not be open for walk-ins. Permits can be facilitated by using our online services. You can also fill out forms and put them in the parking lot drop box. Please access more information here: http://www.villageoffranklinpark.com/departments/building/.  If you have questions for the Building Department, please call 847- 671-8245.

  • Emergency operations will continue through our Police and Fire Department.
  • Essential operations and services will continue to be provided by our Public Works staff.  Trash and recycling will be collected as usual on Monday.
  • All non-essential Village meetings and events have been cancelled. This includes all Commission meetings until further notice.
  • The Senior Cafe at North Park is closed until further notice and all their senior activities are cancelled.  Meals on Wheels will continue to be delivered to the homebound.
  • All Franklin Park schools, all Park District facilities and the Franklin Park Library are closed.

Please continue to adhere to guidance on practicing social distancing if you go outdoors and to follow hand washing protocols. We ask for your patience during this time as Village staff works to respond to your inquiries and non-emergency needs as quickly as possible as some may be working alternating or modified work schedules.

We will continue regular updates through our website, Facebook and emails.

 

Steps to Prevent the Spread of Viruses

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Some infected people may not yet be experiencing symptoms.

Do your part not to spread the illness. Take actions to prevent the spread including practicing social distancing.

What is Social Distancing?

  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet with others in public
  • Attempt to work from home and avoid public transportation
  • Do not be near anyone who is sneezing or coughing
  • Decline handshakes and direct contact.

All of us play an important role in preventing the spread of coronavirus. By following these commonsense steps, we can limit the spread.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Wash your hands before eating, after eating, after blowing your nose, after coughing or sneezing and especially when using a public lavatory and after commuting on public transit
  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and then wash your hands
  • Don’t share eating utensils, beverage glasses or cosmetics
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information about the symptoms and transmission of the virus, as well as at the following:

 

Trash and Branch Collection Update


Trash and recycling will continue to be collected every Monday by Republic Services. Trash and recycling must be placed in their respective carts. Other services including yard waste pick-up and bulk pick-up has been suspended and will resume at a future date. In addition, the Village is suspending branch pick-up and will only collect branches for emergency situations. Please watch for updates.

Street Sweeping Suspended


The Village has suspended street sweeping activity temporarily. With residents adhering to the Governor's directive to stay at home, it would be too difficult for residents to move their cars to complete street cleaning. Please watch for updates.

Flushing Wipes Can Clog Pipes


Please do not flush wipes of any kind down the toilet, even those that are labeled flushable or biodegradable. This could lead to sewer backups and in-home plumbing issues. The wipes collect with other matter and get drawn into sewer lift station and wastewater treatment plant pumps where they can clog or damage the pumps and require manual cleaning.

Report Price Gouging


The Office of the Illinois Attorney General encourages residents to file a complaint if they notice price gouging on essential items related to the Coronavirus outbreak, including hand sanitizer, cleaning products and protective gear. You can file a report online here: https://ccformsubmission.ilattorneygeneral.net/.

Water Bill Payments and Due Dates


Water bill payments will be extended to April 15 for bills currently due. The Village has waived fees and penalties for this period. There will be NO shut-offs 

The Village strongly encourages residents and businesses to use the Village’s convenient online bill payment systems to pay water bills here: http://www.villageoffranklinpark.com/departments/finance/.

You can put payments in the outside drop box located in the parking lot, behind Village Hall. Please do not put cash in the box. You can also mail a payment to Village Hall, 9500 Belmont Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131.

If you have questions or concerns regarding water bill payments, please call Village Hall for assistance at 847-671-4800.

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Shopping and Pharmacy Delivery Information to Support Residents and Senior Citizens


Grocery Stores and Special Senior Shopping Hours

Jewel-Osco – Vulnerable population including senior citizens and pregnant individuals are invited to have priority shopping on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 – 9 AM. For more information, call, 847- 455-7711. Anyone can place an order online on their website for deliveries. Regular hours are 6 AM to 10P M.  

La Conchita - Grocery Delivery Available ONLY for senior citizens. They can call ahead of time and place order over the phone at 847-455-9110, via email at laconchita@sbcglobal.net or text at: 847-224-3049. Hours are Mon-Sun 7AM to 8PM.

Walmart – All stores will adjust operating hours to 7 AM to 8:30 PM.  Stores that open later than 7 AM will continue their regular starting hours. Beginning March 24, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older. This will start one hour before the store opens.

Rio Valley Market

847-451-8440

Mon-Fri 7AM - 9PM 

Sat-Sun 6AM - 9PM

No special services or deliveries offered at this time. 

Baranowski Bakery and Deli (847)-455-5561

Regular Hours are Mon-Sun, from 8 AM to 9 PM. 

No special services offered at this time.

Big Lots – The store is reserving the first hour of each day for senior citizens from 9 to 10 AM. 

Online shop and delivery is available on their website. Curbside pickup is available by placing an order online. Regular hours are Mon- Sun from 9AM - 9PM. For assistance call 847- 288-0168.

GG Oriental Convenience Store - 847-455-2650

Regular Hours are Mon-Sun 9AM-7PM

No additional services provided at this time.

Amish Farmers - 847-916-2483

Regular Hours are Mon-Sat 8AM - 7PM and Sun- 8AM - 3PM 

No additional services provided at this time.

Pharmacy Delivery Services

Some pharmacies have adjusted their prescription delivery options to help people who are staying home because of the coronavirus. 

CVS prescription delivery is free, now through May 1 and you can get 1 to 2- day delivery once your prescription is ready for pickup. 

Osco is offering home delivery and mail service with same day delivery before 7 PM if ordered by noon that day. Please contact the local Osco pharmacist at 847-455-0633 for information.

Walgreens is offering free prescription delivery on all eligible medicines, and free standard shipping on walgreens.com orders with no minimum, until further notice. 

You can also contact the local Walgreens at 847-455-6876. You must have a credit card on file and order before noon the day before delivery.  Delivery is available from 1-6 PM during weekdays only. 

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Area Restaurants Offer Delivery or Pick-up


Due to the Governor’s recent Executive Order about the Coronavirus, area restaurants and bars have been closed for dine-in service. Click below to access the list of restaurants that are providing delivery and pick-up options.

Franklin Park Restaurant Information
March 20, 2020

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Utility and Phone Companies Proving Assistance During Coronavirus Pandemic


ComEd

ComEd is voluntarily suspending service disconnections for customers who cannot pay, and waiving new late payment charges, through at least May 1, 2020. They are also offering flexible payment arrangements and energy financial assistance.  Please visit ComEd.com or call 800-334-7661 from 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Friday.

NICOR

Nicor Gas voluntarily has suspended service disconnections for non-payment, effective immediately for both residential and commercial customers through May 1.To learn more, call 888-642-6748 or go to https://www.nicorgas.com/company/press-room/nicor-gas-provides-energy-assistance-resources.html.

Comcast / Xfinity

Comcast / Xfinity is offering no disconnects or late fees if customers contact the company to tell them they can’t pay their bills during this period. The company is offering flexible payment options and can help find other solutions.

Xfinity is offering free WiFi hotspots, including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.

Verizon

Verizon will waive late fees for 60 days from March 16, 2020 to May 16, 2020, and will not terminate service to a customer who's been impacted by the events involving the Coronavirus. If our customers are experiencing a hardship, they should call our customer service team to discuss their situation and available options. Customer support contact numbers, an online chat feature and support can be found on the following pages:

Wireless: https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/  

Business: https://www.verizon.com/business/gateway/

In Home: https://www.verizon.com/support/residential/home

AT&T

AT&T is suspending the termination of wireless, home phone or broadband service when customers can't pay their bills because of coronavirus disruptions. The company is also waiving related late fees. AT&T is also providing free access to its public WiFi hot spots. Go to https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html. In addition, they will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program.

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Adjudication Court Canceled


Due to the Governor’s recent Executive Order about the Coronavirus, Adjudication Court For the Police and Building Departments have been canceled for Thursday, March 19. Also, Adjudication Court and all cases are continued to April 16 for the Police Department and until May 21 for the Building Department. No additional costs or fines will be imposed due to this delay. 

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Count Franklin Park In! -- The 2020 Census is Simple, Safe and Important


The results of the Census determine the number of representatives Franklin Park will have in the US Congress and in the Illinois General Assembly. The census data will be used to determine the distribution of federal funds that are used in education, local health care, housing and employment programs. If Franklin Park is under counted because not everyone responds, our schools and other programs may not get the funding they deserve.

The Census count should include everyone in your household, no matter their age, gender or ethnicity. People who may be living at your address temporarily should be counted too. The more people who are accurately counted in the Census, the more money Franklin Park will get from state and federal funds! An accurate 2020 Census count will help everyone in our community. Franklin Park is COUNTING on you to participate! Watch this website for more information.

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Summer Youth Program


The Village of Franklin Park is now accepting applications for our summer youth program. The candidates must be 16 years of age, enrolled in high school or an accredited college, or university, and must have a minimum of “C” grade point average.

Please complete the Village’s application and submit that along with the required documents to Village of Franklin Park Attn: HR Director 9500 Belmont Ave. Franklin Park, IL 60131 Email – resumes@vofp.com

Guidelines and Specifications 2020 Summer Youth and College Internship Work Program

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Get Help Applying for Government Assistance Programs


No appointment is necessary to meet with Leyden Family Services at Village Hall on the following Wednesdays from 9 to 11:30 AM:

  • Jan 29th
  • Feb 5th and 19th
  • March 4 and 18th
  • April 8th and 22nd
  • May 6th and 20th.

 

Staff can assist you to apply for Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, the Medicare Savings Program and LIHEAP. They can help you make sense of your medical bills, obtain prescription assistance and to get license plate discounts and free train and bus passes! Bring your Social Security award letter and paycheck stubs that show the amount of income you receive. Check the Document Checklist before you visit here ....

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Quiet Zone Update


The Village has received a $1,416,343 Pedestrian Rail Safety Grant to fund a significant portion of the safety improvements needed at the pedestrian crossing at the Calwagner and 25th Street grade crossings and the Metra Station. We are working with Metra to design and construct the safety improvements. The Village will make street improvements including installing a median barrier at 25th and Ruby. Watch our Village newsletter for updates as we move closer to obtaining a Quite Zone Designation in Franklin Park!

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Special Message From Mayor Pedersen

March 27, 2020 

It has been one week since Governor Pritzker issued a “Stay at Home” order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

I want to thank our residents and businesses who have been steadfast in following this directive. Throughout Franklin Park, we have seen residents socially distancing and instead using Skype, Facetime, Facebook, phone calls and other innovative ways to reach out to their family and neighbors to stay connected.

This crisis has caused uncertainty and frustration. But Franklin Parkers are not allowing these times to define them. Instead, they are defining the times through their generosity and compassion. Our businesses and residents are doing whatever they can to support one another and our community.

Through social distancing, we have risen to meet responsibilities that are greater than our immediate needs. Together we can meet the needs of the community.

In parks, in alleys and on the street, we must keep a distance of at least six feet. It’s not easy; especially for our young people. Keeping our distance is how we slow the spread.  Data is proving social distancing works. The more closely we follow this directive, the more chance we will stop the spread of the virus.

Social distancing includes gatherings outside of our homes. We can still walk our dogs, go for a walk, ride our bikes or take a run but must always practice social distancing.  You cannot use playground equipment because the virus can live on the equipment for longer periods than you think. You can get or transmit the virus to others by using playground equipment. Please obey the signs at our Parks.

Village Hall remains closed to foot traffic, but the staff is available through phone or email to answer questions and address your issues. Our Police and Fire Departments and our Public Works Department are all operational. Please see this website for a complete list of contact information and resources.

We have created a list of resources on our website to supply you with information regarding area grocery stores, pharmacies and local restaurants that deliver or provide take out. Also, on this website is information about utility and phone companies that are helping during the pandemic.

Continue to follow CDC guidelines for hand washing, disinfecting items brought into the home, sanitizing surfaces and social distancing. Please continue to shop for our elderly neighbors, offer support to our first responders and medical personnel, thank the grocery store clerks and delivery staff that are working to make our lives manageable and safe. Please remember though these are trying times, we are a compassionate, caring community.

Thank you and stay well. 

Mayor Barrett Pedersen

 

Stay connected with the Village

Are you receiving updates and alerts from the Village via email? The Village has been sending emails to residents regarding important updates on the Corona Virus, also known as COVID-19. Are you not on the list yet? Simply send us the email address you want us to use at villagenews@vofp.com. Want to be called when we host our next Telephone Town Hall Meeting? Email us at villagenews@vofp.com and include you name, home address and phone number (home and cell).

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9500 Belmont Avenue
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Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
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