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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 Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. 

Garbage and recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, May 28 and yard waste will be picked up on Wednesday May 29.

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Village Will Host Memorial Day Event – May 27

Please plan to attend the Village’s annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 27 at 11 AM at the Veterans Monument, west of Village Hall. The event, co-sponsored with the American Legion Post 974, will pay tribute to our deceased Franklin Park veterans from all branches of service and will feature an honor guard, a ceremonial presentation of the memorial wreath, and more. For information, contact the Mayor’s Office at (847) 671-8236. Watch for updates about a location change in case of inclement weather.

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The week of May 19 - 25 is Public Works Week. Thank you to our local crews who plan, build, and manage our streets and infrastructure in Franklin Park!

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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. 

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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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Summer Jobs Are Available with the Village 

The Village of Franklin Park is accepting applications for our part-time Summer Youth Program. Office and laborer positions are available. The program begins May 1 and ends September 30. The salary is $12 per hour if you are under the age of 18 and $15 per hour if you are 18 years or older. For more information on qualifications for employment and to obtain an application, go to : Franklin Park jobs

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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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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.

 

Tightly close trash can lids and do not put trash bags on the ground. Keep the area around your trash cans free of trash, food scraps, and spills. If you would like to rent an additional trash can from Republic Services, please call the Village for more information at (847) 671-8258.

- ­Maintain a clean front and backyard and remove clutter around your home. This includes firewood stacks, brush, debris, and dense shrubbery. Firewood should be elevated off the ground.

- Clean-up after your pet during walks and IMMEDIATELY in your own backyard. Dog waste is a major food supply for rodents.

- Do not leave pet food or water bowls outside. DO NOT feed birds or any other wildlife.

If you feel you have a problem near your property, ask Orkin service workers when they are in your area to assess the situation in your yard. Please DO NOT tamper with Orkin’s bait boxes or move them into your backyard. DO NOT throw the bait boxes in the trash. If you are disabled or elderly and need assistance complying, please call (847) 671-4800. Also, 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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Mayor’s Column May 2024

 

Don’t Let Severe Weather Take You By Surprise

Last July, the western suburbs were overwhelmed with nine inches of rain in a short period of time resulting in over 10,000 basements being flooded. Fortunately, Franklin Park was spared from this storm, but only by a very short distance.

Climatologists predict that these types of super storms that produce intense downpours with little warning are becoming more prevalent. That means it is likely that a storm of this magnitude will hit Franklin Park soon, causing millions of dollars of damage for homeowners as it did last July.

There is no amount of storm water management that will protect us from storms of this magnitude. The best defense is to prepare your home now before these super storms arrive. Remove rugs and carpeting from the basement floor. Pick up anything you have on the floor of your basement and place the items on shelves. Relocate valuables to another floor of your home. Industry experts advise that sump pumps and emergency power flood control systems should be changed every 7 to 10 years so check to see how old your system is and determine if it is in good working condition. Regularly clean your gutters and downspouts.

It is not a matter of “if” we will experience a massive storm that floods our basements, it is matter of “when.” We cannot control the weather, but we can act now to prepare for a super storm, starting with removing things from the basement floor.

2024 Street Repaving Program Announced

This summer, work will take place to upgrade and improve our Village streets, curbs, and gutters. Street improvements, whether it is on your block, or across town, will positively impact home values throughout the entire community. Well-maintained streets are important to the safety and quality of life of our residents and are essential to a business’ ability to operate in our Village.

Like many mature communities, many of Franklin Park’s streets need renovation. The Village's 2024 Street Program prioritized streets identified as the most in need of repair:

Lincoln St. from Minneapolis Ave. to Schiller Blvd.

Ernst St. from Franklin Ave. to Grand Ave.

Dora St. from Franklin Ave. to Grand Ave.

Intersection of Scott St. and Belmont Ave. 

Schiller Blvd. from Scott St. to Rose St.

You can view the map that includes the Village’s five-year plan for streets to be repaved here: Street resurfacing map

 

She’s Back!

I am pleased to announce that Dafne Henriquez has joined the Village as the Assistant Village Engineer. Dafne served as my Assistant for several years while attending school to study civil engineering. She left the Village in 2022 to attend school full time at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she graduated with a BS in Engineering late last year. Dafne is a shining example of how hard work, determination, and commitment pay off. We are all happy to have her back with the Village.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the Fest on June 6 – 9. Please see the flyer for details and the lineup of musical entertainment. Click for the Fest Flyer

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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