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Health Department
9500 Belmont
Franklin Park, IL 60131
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Lisa Anthony
Director of Health and Human Resources
(847) 671-8240
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Barbara Collins
Business License Clerk
(847) 671-8240
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Health Department News

 

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In August 2019, the Board dedicated the Cheryl McLean Walking Path in honor of the former Village Trustee who advocated for a healthier community. McLean took the first steps on the new Village Walking Path when it was opened in 2013. The walking path can be accessed from the Police Station parking lot.

 

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Healthcare Coverage Available if You Lost Your Employer-based Coverage Due to Coronavirus


The Marketplace Health Insurance Exchange (in accordance with the Affordable Care Act) in Illinois is now holding a special open enrollment period for uninsured individuals amid the spread of the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19. If you lost your job or experienced a reduction in hours due to COVID-19 that has resulted in losing your job-based health plan, you may qualify to enroll in a Marketplace plan now. To learn more, go to https://www.healthcare.gov/coronavirus/.

 

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Apply Now for Senior Grass-Cutting Program


The Village is currently accepting applications for the Senior Grass Cutting Program, which will run from April until the end of October. Qualified seniors will pay $13 per cut. Applications have been mailed to past participants. New applicants should call (847) 671-8240 to apply. If you have previously been on the grass or snow program and your health condition has not changed, you will NOT need to send in a new doctor’s note but WILL need to complete an application again this year. You must be living on the premises to qualify. Space is limited so please apply early!

Mowing Lawns, Clearing Clutter Helps Everyone


The Village reminds residents to mow your lawn regularly and to eliminate weeds in alleys and areas behind homes. Grass and weeds should not exceed six inches in height. Tall grass, areas with high weeds and cluttered backyards provide the perfect place for unwanted animals including rodents to hide and breed. Remove debris including rotting wood, brush, and dense shrubbery. Firewood stacks should be elevated off the ground.

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.

Make sure to pick ripe fruits and vegetables in your garden right away to eliminate a food source for pests and insects. Also, please remember to clean-up after your pet while on walks and in your own backyard. Dog waste is full of disease causing bacteria and parasites that can be harmful to humans and is a food supply for rodents. Also, do not leave pet food or water bowls outside which can attract unwanted wildlife.

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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Clean-up After Your Pets


For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, please keep your furry friend on a leash and always clean-up after them, even on your own property. Dog waste is full of more disease-causing bacteria and parasites than other types of waste and can be harmful to humans and spread disease to other dogs. Remember to carry extra waste bags with you wherever you roam with your four-legged pal. Your neighbors thank you for your consideration and for practicing good pet owner etiquette.

 

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Village Named Outstanding Employer


Congratulations to the Village of Franklin Park for being named Outstanding Employer of the Year by Leyden High School. This award was given to recognize the Village for their dedication and service to the Leyden's Cooperative Education Program. The Village, along with several other area businesses, partner with Leyden to provide job opportunities for seniors through their Cooperative Education Program. The Village has had students working in the Building and Public Works Department and the Clerk’s Office. Students learn about specific responsibilities and services provided by the Village and gain valuable hands-on experience to help them in their future careers.

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West Nile Precautions


Summer heat and rain brings a threat of the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus. With this in mind, public health officials are reminding residents to take precautions to avoid bites and eliminate breeding sites. Limit your time outdoors at dusk and sunrise and carefully apply insect repellent with DEET, primarily applied to clothing. Remember to clean gutters and down spouts and to store all containers upside down, cover trash cans and empty birdbaths and wading pools regularly. Village inspectors are larviciding mosquito pools that are found or reported. Backyard catch basin can be treated by calling 847-671-8245. While the risk of contracting the virus is small, please take precautions through October.

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Long Term Care Counseling Available


Leyden Family Services provides individualized counseling for seniors age 60 or over, people with disabilities and family members and caregivers who need help with long term care planning. An Options Counselor can connect you to the resources and support needed to allow you to remain in the community. They also provide assistance and referrals for matters relating to owning your own home, hospitals and nursing and rehabilitation facilities. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 847-451-0330.

 
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