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Leyden Township Senior Services

Leyden Township offers a variety of services to its Senior Citizens and the Disabled. 

More Information

Call 847-455-8616 to learn more or visit the Leyden Township Senior Services.

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Long Term Care Counseling Available

Need Help Applying for Government Programs? 

Leyden Family Services will be at Village Hall on the third Wednesday of the month to help residents who have questions or need help applying for government programs including Medicare, Medicaid, and LIHEAP. Staff can also help with understanding medical bills, prescription assistance, and more. Bring your Social Security award letter and paycheck stubs that show the amount of income you receive. No appointment is necessary.  Scheduled Village Hall dates are from 9 AM to Noon:

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Scheduled Village Hall dates are from 9 AM to Noon:

January 17th, February 21st,

March 20th, April 17th 

May 15th, June 12th

July 17th, August 21st

September 18th, October 16th

November 20th, December 18th

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Watch for Scams

If you receive something in the mail requesting the need to
have a worker conduct a test or an inspection in your home, 
please
review the information carefully to verify if it is really from
the Village
. If you are unsure, please contact the Village at
(847) 671-4800 or call the Police Department at (847) 678-2444.

As a reminder, residents should always ask for identification
from anyone requesting access to their home. If you are
approached by an individual claiming to be a Village of
Franklin Park employee or a worker from a local utility,
make sure they have proper identification. You can also
check to see that they are driving a clearly marked Village
of Franklin Park or utility company vehicle. 
If something
seems suspicious or it just doesn’t “feel” right to you, please
call the Franklin Park Police Department at 847-678-2444
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Village Hall will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 in recognition of Juneteenth.

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Extreme heat and humidity are forecasted for our area. During hot weather, residents are reminded to:

• Drink plenty of fluids.

• Try to stay in the shade or indoors as much as possible.

• If working outside, take frequent breaks, preferably in an air-conditioned space.

• Check on elderly neighbors and those with functional needs.

• Take pets indoors and make sure they have plenty of water.

• Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle.

Residents who need to seek shelter at a cooling center can visit the following facilities:

Park District of Franklin Park

Community Center - 9560 Franklin Ave (847) 455-2852

Monday - Friday 6 AM - 9 PM

Saturday & Sunday - 8 AM to 8 PM

Centre at North Park - 10040 Addison Ave (847) 678-4021

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 8 PM

Ice Arena – 9711 Waveland Ave (847) 671-4268

Monday - Friday 6 AM - 9 PM

Saturday 6 AM to 4 PM

Sunday - 7 AM to 7 PM

Leyden Township - 2620 N. Mannheim Rd. (847) 455-8616

Monday - Friday 6 AM - 9 PM

Saturday 7 AM to 5 PM

Sunday 9 AM – 2 PM

Franklin Park Police Station - 9451 W. Belmont (847) 678-2444

Monday - Friday 6 AM - 10 PM

 
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High Water Bills Could Mean You Have a Leak

To avoid unusually high-water bills, check to make sure that your faucets and toilets are not leaking or running and that they are in good operating condition. If you suspect there is a leak somewhere in your home and you need help locating it, schedule an appointment with the Village’s Water Department, by emailing  ekubkowski with your name, address, and phone number.  Also, check the top of your water bill for the type of reading you received. If your bill states ESTIMATED, please call (847) 671-8252 to schedule an appointment to obtain an accurate reading.

Click here to read the statement from the June 17, 2024 Board Meeting

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Vehicle Sticker Renewals

Renewal applications for the Village’s 2024-25 vehicle sticker were mailed at the end of May. Every vehicle registered to a Franklin Park resident needs a vehicle sticker. Passenger car stickers cost $30. Seniors and active duty military receive one free vehicle sticker per household. Veterans pay a reduced rate of $15 for one vehicle sticker per household.

To Purchase a Sticker Online: Franklin Park V-Pay (green-pay.us)               

To read more about renewals: Finance Dept. Renewals

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Get Screened for Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease Risk– June 25

Life Line will host a screening event that offers safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical. The screening event will be held in the Franklin Park Police Department’s Community Room on Tuesday, June 25. There is no time like the present to be more proactive about your health and the health of your family.

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There are three ways to register for these health screenings:

•       Call toll-free to 1-888-814-0466 promo code HSCA001

•       Register online at https://www.llsa.social/hsca

•       Text the word circle to 216-279-1607

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Register Your Garage Sale

Franklin Park residents must register with the Village to hold a garage sale. You can visit Village Hall or call the Clerk's Office at (847)671-8242. There is no cost to register.

Remember, a garage or yard sale sign can only be placed on your property. Sales can be held for a maximum of 30 hours within a three day period. Residents are allowed two garage or yard sales per 12-month period, with at least a 3-month period between the two sales. Sale hours cannot be earlier than 8 AM and must end by 7 PM.

To register for a sale, call 847-671-8242, visit the Clerk’s Office at Village Hall or apply on-line HERE. 

To see a list of garage sales scheduled in Franklin Park:

List of Current Garage Sales

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2023 Village of Franklin Park Water Quality Report

The 2023 Village of Franklin Park Water Quality Report is available to download as a PDF in English, Spanish, and Polish. This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water in 2023. If you would like a paper copy of the report mailed to your home, please contact the Village at (847) 671- 8252.

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Water Report Polish
Water Report Spanish

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Utility Work Underway Around the Town 

Throughout the year you may see routine utility work around town including in Village streets and parkways. This work could be related to fiber optic lines for cable, including AT&T, Comcast, and other phone providers, ComEd, and Nicor. If the parkway is disrupted, the landscaping will be replaced when the work is complete. If you have questions or concerns, please call (847) 671-8245.  

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Leyden High School District is celebrating its 100th anniversary next year and is looking for memorabilia including pictures, videos, audio clips, letters, journals, newspaper clippings, and just about anything else are considered artifacts and are valuable to the telling of Leyden's story. If you have artifacts, please submit them for consideration to the Leyden Archives. Please send digital copies to Dchaidez@Leyden212.org or send physical materials to Dariel Chaidez' school mailbox at West Leyden, 1000 Wolf Road, Northlake, IL, 60164.

Website: https://www.leyden212.org/parents-community/100th-anniversary

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Help Keep Our Community Clean and Tidy

The Village has been working to deter rodent activity and has retained Orkin to set and regularly maintain more than 350 bait boxes throughout town. We need your help to eliminate sources of food and hiding places on and around your property.

Garbage bins should always be closed with lids securely fastened to prevent critters from reaching a food source. Keep the area around your garbage bins free of trash, food scraps and spills. The Village is issuing tickets for any garbage overflowing out of containers and on the ground.

Mow your lawn on a regular basis and eliminate weeds in alleys and areas behind homes. Overgrown lawns and weeds are breeding grounds for rodents and insects. The Village is issuing tickets to homeowners if their grass is over six inches high.

Also, please remember to clean up after your pet while on walks and in your own backyard. Dog waste is a food supply for rodents. Do not leave pet food or water bowls outside which can attract unwanted wildlife. Pick ripe fruits and vegetables in your garden right away to eliminate a food source for pests and insects.

If you are disabled or elderly and need assistance complying, call (847) 671-4800. If you see properties that need to be maintained, please call the Village.

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To view the Village's scheduled roadway, water main and other planned upgrades for 2023: Annual Construction Project Map 2023

 

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Grand Avenue Corridor Plan

The Village of Franklin Park and local stakeholders are working with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to create a plan to transform Grand Avenue into a safe, accessible, and thriving corridor. The plan will help residents and elected and appointed officials guide future actions, decisions, and development in the community.

Visit the Grand Avenue Corridor Plan web page to see plan updates, share your feedback, explore documents, and take the future improvements survey.

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CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

Franklin Avenue Reconstruction

Franklin Avenue and Williams Drive will be open one lane in each direction through the winter.

To read more about the multi-year Franklin Avenue Reconstruction Project which is upgrading infrastructure to meet the needs of our growing industrial corridor while also creating safer, more efficient travel options for residents and visitors : Construction Page

 

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On behalf of Mayor Barrett Pedersen, we wish to thank everyone for all their well wishes following his recent surgery. Mayor Pedersen underwent a lung transplant early Monday and the surgery was a complete success. His medical team is extremely pleased with his progress and he is making a full and rapid recovery.  At the Village, we are all looking forward to his return. Again, thank you to everyone for your concerns and prayers.

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Mayor’s Column June 2024

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – YEAR IN REVIEW

Franklin Park has continued to demonstrate remarkable progress over the last two years, revitalizing our commercial corridors, adding new businesses in our industrial sector, and sustaining our commitment to the environment.

Our robust approach to economic development has resulted in the creation of over 3600 new jobs,147 new businesses or expansions, and $33 million in new construction due to our Enterprise Zone Program. We also were awarded over $16 million in grant funds to improve our infrastructure.

I am especially proud of the Downtown beautification improvements that were completed along Franklin Avenue. The streetscape improvements are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also have added safety features with new pavers, landscaping, improved curbing, and parking accommodations which creates a more vibrant and walkable downtown atmosphere. Our goal was to support existing businesses and create an environment that will attract new businesses and investment. This beautification and safety project enhances the quality of life for residents, businesses, and visitors alike.

Another highlight was our Pacific Avenue Green Infrastructure Project, which improves pedestrian safety and mitigates flooding along Pacific Avenue. The completion of this project improved sight triangles for drivers and shortened pedestrian crossings at each of the intersections by introducing rain gardens and more defined walkways within the right-of-way. The project also allows for the diversion of stormwater into rain gardens, lessening the burden on our sewers. Sustainable features increased biodiversity, reduced heat island effects, and introduced more naturalized areas.

So many of these accomplishments were possible due to the vision and commitment of John Schneider, our long-time Community Development Director who passed away last year. John not only created an aggressive, dynamic, and successful economic development plan but also laid the groundwork for future growth and success. Franklin Park will always appreciate and be grateful for the efforts of John Schneider.

I urge you to read our complete Year in Review. It is available here: 2022-23_YEAR_IN_REVIEW_

 

ANNUAL SENIOR LUNCHEON

I was pleased that we had another great turnout for our annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon on April 25. We all enjoyed spending time with one another; catching up on our lives and families.

Meeting with and hearing directly from the guests is invaluable in helping the Village develop programs and policies that better our community. It also allows us to learn if there are any obstacles that could hinder either the quality of life or our seniors’ ability to continue to enjoy their home and their neighborhood.

Along with a delicious lunch, we enjoyed informative presentations that could help seniors spot scams and learn how to not become victims of fraud, We also learned about some special health services available to seniors.

I want to thank our great speakers, Sonya Tompkins from Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office and Carlos Benavidez from Oak Street Health. Thanks for joining me at one of my favorite events of the year. 

Hope to see everyone at our Senior Health and Resource Fair this fall. Watch our website and social media for updates on the Fair.

Have a wonderful summer!

Mayor Barrett Pedersen

Franklin Park Fest 2024

Learn about how to avoid unusually high-water bills and the online program that will help to reduce your water usage.

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Inscríbete para recibir las noticias de nuestra comunidad en Español llamando al (847) 671-8236 o por correo al Email Mayors Office

 

Jeśli chcielibyście Państwo otrzymywać nasz biuletyn lub inne informacje w języku polskim, prosimy o kontakt pod numerem (847) 671-8252 lub na email Email Ewelina Kubkowski

 
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