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It's Halloween - Trick-or-Trick!


The Village has established the hours of 3 to 7 PM for trick-or-treating on Sunday, October 31. Please be respectful of the houses that are not participating because they may have family members that have compromised health conditions. To download a sign that indicates you will NOT be participating for your window: Click here.........

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Veterans Day Event – November 11


The Village of Franklin Park and the American Legion Post 974 will host their annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, November 11 at 11 AM at the Village’s Veterans Memorial, located west of Village Hall. The program will pay tribute to military veterans who have served our country and will include recognition of the new names to be added to the Monument. Face masks and social distancing will be required.

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COVID Update

Beginning August 23, the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) will mandate that masks will again be required in all public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. This action is required due to the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant. Safety precautions should again be followed for individuals over the age of two in public places such as restaurants, retail stores, fitness clubs, public transportation and movie theaters, as well as multi-unit residential buildings and other public (indoor) places.

 

For more information click here........

How to get a Covid-19 vaccine: https://myshotcookcounty.com/locations/

To obtain a Covid-19 test:https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/testing-sites.html

 

Village Begins Street Improvements


Due to COVID, the Village had to delay construction work to support its 2021 Roadway Improvement Program. The Village has now announced it will start work on the following streets beginning Monday, October 4:

- Nichols Avenue from 25th Street to Britta Avenue

- Davis Avenue from 25th Street to Britta Avenue

- Britta Avenue from Nichols Avenue from 25th Street

- Addison Street from 25th Street to Britta Avenue

- Nerbonne Avenue from 25th Street to Leyden Lane

- Leyden Lane from Nerbonne Avenue to Britta Avenue

- Hacke Court and Kimmy Court

These streets will be repaved and work is expected to last through October and into November, weather permitting. The streets will remain open during construction and work will take place on one side of the roadway at a time. Residents will have access to their homes and driveways during construction.

If you have questions or concerns, please call the Construction Manager at (312) 515-1000.

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Leyden Family Services at Village Hall


Leyden Family Services will be at Village Hall to help residents who have questions or need help applying for government programs like Medicare, Medicaid, LIHEAP and more.

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 and facemasks are required.

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Scheduled Village Hall dates are from

9 AM to Noon on

  • September 22nd
  • October 27th
  • November 24th
  • December 22nd

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Quiet Zone Update


The Village is in the final stages of applying to secure a Train Horn Quiet Zone with the Village of River Grove. Completion of the pedestrian safety improvements will allow the two Villages to qualify for the Quiet Zone. Since fall of 2020, METRA has been working to construct the required safety improvements which include upgrading crossing equipment technology at Scott Street, a new pedestrian crossing at the Rose Street grade crossing, installing new gates at the Calwagner pedestrian grade crossing and shifting the pedestrian grade crossing at the Metra depot.

Unfortunately, METRA has informed the Village that due to COVID-related setbacks, they will not be able to complete their work this summer as expected and have extended their estimated completion date to late October. The Village is proceeding with making street improvements including installing plastic delineators down the centerline of the roads at 25th and Ruby. Please watch our Village newsletter for updates on this important project.

To learn more about Quiet Zone update....

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Put Home Safety First

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. That catastrophic event changed the way cities plan and develop and the way buildings and homes are constructed. The Great Chicago Fire, which occurred in October of 1871, has shaped fire safety policy and awareness. That is why October has been designated as Fire Safety Month. 

The theme for this year’s Fire Safety Month is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” The sound of a working fire alarm saves lives. Three out of five home fire deaths are in homes without or with a non-working smoke detector. Sadly, these deaths could have been prevented.

In Franklin Park, your safety is our highest priority. I am pleased to announce that our Village was selected by the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance to be part of a critical effort to ensure working smoke alarms are installed in every home. In support of the program, Illinois-based First Alert has donated 100, 10-year, sealed lithium battery smoke detectors to the Franklin Park Fire Department. In partnership with the State Fire Marshall, our Fire Department has launched a program to perform a Life Safety inspection of your home and will soon begin installing free smoke detectors in as many bedrooms and hallways as possible.     

To participate in this program please call (847) 678-2400 or email us at smokedetectors@vofp.com. As part of this program, the Fire Department will provide information about your detectors, a Home Fire Safety Checklist, and an Escape Plan pamphlet for your use. 

There are many tools to increase fire safety. Testing your smoke detector often, replacing the batteries in your alarm, or upgrading to sealed battery alarms are important steps to protect your home and family. Also make sure you have a working fire extinguisher on every floor and that everyone in the household knows how to operate it. It is also vital that you discuss fire safety with your family and develop a family escape plan.

Always make sure to put safety first!

Enjoy the fall weather,

 

Mayor Barrett Pedersen

Watch the video highlighting the Village's commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks in our country. The event also paid tribute to Franklin Park’s first responders.   
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