Mayor Barrett F. Pedersen
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Dafne Henriquez
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Mayor for a Day Writing Contest

The winner of the annual Mayor for a Day Writing Contest, Nevaeh Valenza, spent time with Mayor Pedersen at Village Hall and helped to plant a tree. She is a 4th Grader at Pietrini School.The Mayor also read the book "Mayor for a Day" to her classroom. The winners were recognized at the Village Board Meeting recently and received a Certificate of Achievement from the Mayor. The two runners-up, Tereza Lang, 3rd Grade, Passow Elementary and Rosie Matzuka, 3rd Grade, Roy School, read their essays to the Trustees. The contest is open to students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 and was initiated to encourage literacy and civic involvement. Congratulations to all the students who participated and presented wonderful ideas on how to make our community an even better place to live.



Village Receives Sculptures from Former Motorola Headquarters

The cement Bas-reliefs were sculpted by the artist Costantino Nivola at the American-Marietta Company’s plant formally located in Franklin Park.They were on display at the Motorola Building and were removed prior to demolition and have been donated to the Village for display again in the near future.


Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Presents Mayor Barrett Pedersen with an Award

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) President Mariyana Spyropoulos and Chairman of Finance Frank Avila presented Mayor Barrett Pedersen with a special award recently. The award is in recognition of the Village of Franklin Park’s commitment to the health and welfare of our residents and the environment by utilizing natural lawn care on all Village-owned properties and for encouraging and educating residents and businesses about natural lawn care techniques.

The Larry and Mike Show with Barrett Pedersen


Spread the News!

Do you enjoy our great Franklin Park restaurants and retail establishments? Appreciate the good service you received from a local business? Then help us spread the word! One of the best ways you can support our businesses is to post your positive experiences on websites such as Yelp, Trip Advisor or Angie’s List. Let everybody know what great businesses we have in Franklin Park and help them grow. You can encourage others to try your favorite dish or use a valuable service. Also, consider posting your review as a comment on our Village’s Facebook page. Let’s spread the news about Franklin Park’s attributes and successes!


Andrea Bocelli had dinner at Pescatore Palace after performing at the Allstate Arena in June of 2016. The world-renowned singer often dines at the restaurant when he is in town because he loves the great food and appreciates how the staff treats him like family.

Meet Voodoo!

The newest member of our Franklin Park Police Department. Voodoo is a valuable asset to law enforcement and to our officers. She helps in many ways including sniffing out illegal drugs, explosives and even helping to find missing persons. She also serves as a deterrent to potential troublemakers. She has been sworn in and is on the job! Voodoo is a big help, but she is also nice to have around!


$400 Million in Investment -- Over 1000 New Jobs

Our aggressive economic development efforts have added over a 1.8 million square feet of industrial development, bringing in $400 Million in investment to our Village in 2016 alone. As a result of our economic development efforts, we have added over 1000 new jobs in the last eight years.

Construction of New Retail Establishments

Construction is underway for a new retail development at Mannheim and Crown Roads, just north of Grand Avenue. Glazier Corporation is working through the winter to construct a three unit retail center where Chipotle and T-Mobile have signed leases and should be open by summer. Also a Starbucks is being constructed on the hard corner of Grand and Mannheim.



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