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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Park Forest vehicle stickers for 2024-25 on sale March 1

2024-25 Vehicle Sticker

Sales of the 2024-25 Village of Park Forest vehicle sticker begin on Friday, March 1. Vehicle stickers may be purchased at Village Hall, by mail, or online.

Vehicle stickers must be purchased and properly displayed on all vehicles registered in the Village...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Cook County to issue refunds to thousands of residents that overpaid on their property taxes

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Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas is sending over $30.5 million in automatic refunds to thousands of Cook County property homeowners this week who overpaid on their taxes last year.

Pappas said nearly half of the refunds will be deposited directly into pr...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: November 29, 2023

New Cook County property tax tool shows residents where their money is going as tax due date looms

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Property owners in Cook County have a new tool that will show them where their tax money goes. 

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas launched a new online tool on Tuesday, "Where Your Money Goes," that gives property owners a breakdown of ...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Notice of proposed property tax levy for the Village

Village Hall

I.   A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy for the Village of Park Forest shall be held on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall, Board Room, 350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, Illinois.

Any person desiring to appe...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund program closing late next month

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Homeowners have a little more than a month to apply for a state grant that can assist with mortgages, property taxes, insurance, and HOA fees.

Illinois will no longer accept applications on Oct 31., for the Homeowner Assistance Fund Program.

Illinois Homeow...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: April 24, 2023

Village officials urge residents to purchase vehicle stickers as deadline looms

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Time is ticking for residents of Park Forest to purchase their vehicle stickers.

Assistant Finance Director Sharon Floyd reminded residents to purchase stickers by May 1.

"Vehicle stickers must be purchased and properly displayed on all vehicles regist...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: April 20, 2023

Village secures millions in grants to improve infrastructure across Park Forest

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Construction season is underway, and the Village of Park Forest plans to utilize nearly $4 million in grant funds to make improvements in the community this year. 

The Department of Public Works Assistant Director Nick Christie said the Village ap...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: April 7, 2023

Breaking down where your tax dollars go

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Often, residents ask, "Where are my tax dollars going?"

Citizens often express their concerns about taxes paid to the Village. A common thought is the Village is responsible for its entire tax bill. Nevertheless, that's not the case.

The reality i...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: February 22, 2023

Park Forest residents should expect delays in receiving their water bills due to production issues

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The Park Forest Finance Department announced residents would receive their water bills at a later date due to complications with the production company. At this time, it is unknown when residents will receive their water bills in the mail. Residents would...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: February 16, 2023

Park Forest enters new electric aggregation program in April

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The Village of Park Forest is participating in an electric aggregation program in April. Carrie Malfeo, the Sustainability Coordinator for the Village, says this means residential and small business customers will receive a fixed rate per kWh which will n...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: February 15, 2023

Park Forest vehicle stickers for 2023-24 go on sale March 1

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Park Forest is rolling out a new vehicle sticker for 2023-24 that touts the Village’s grant funding success since 2005.

 The new sticker offers a picturesque view of the Village’s Central Park Wetlands just above language that refers to Park Fores...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Real estate values on the rise in Park Forest

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The prices of houses have continued to rise steadily in Park Forest over the last several years. In 2022, the average selling price of the real estate transfer tax stamp was $129,960. 

Larrie Kerestes, the community development director, said this...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: December 6, 2022

The Village of Park Forest receives the GFOA Award for the 28th consecutive year

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The Village of Park Forest has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 28th consecutive year.

The award was presented in front of the Village Board to Mark Pries, the Village's finance d...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Park Forest Village Board to discuss a zero percent tax levy increase

Village Hall

The Park Forest Village Board will discuss a zero percent tax levy increase for the upcoming fiscal year 2023/2024 budget. 

In November, Mark Pries, Park Forest's Finance Director, addressed the Village Board by providing an update on the village'...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Park Forest using estimates for April water billing amounts

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Due to issues resulting from the impact of the coronavirus and Illinois’ stay-at-home order, Park Forest’s water billing is undergoing temporary changes. Park Forest usually utilizes meter readers who travel throughout the community to...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Park Forest wins Distinguished Budget Award a 25th consecutive time

Village Hall

The Village of Park Forest for the 25th consecutive year has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

The award represents a significant achievement for Park Forest. It reflects the co...

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View Park Forest's 2018-19 award-winning budget Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Public hearing for proposed property tax levy, Dec. 2

Village Hall

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY FOR THE VILLAGE OF PARK FOREST

I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy for the Village of Park Forest shall be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall, Board Room, 350 Victo...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Village to hold financial update meeting, Nov. 2

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The Park Forest Board of Trustees will meet with village department heads Saturday, Nov. 2, to discuss village finances.The meeting will cover several areas including:

  • Preliminary Fiscal Year 2019 Year End Results
  • Current Year Trends
  • Tax Levy Projections
  • Depa...
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Review the Financial Update information packet now Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Public Notice: Village to present proposed 2021-22 budget at June 7 meeting

Village Hall

Park Forest residents are invited to attend a Public Hearing, Monday, June 7, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, on the Board of Trustees’ proposed 2021/2022 budget.

Residents may review Park Forest's proposed budget loca...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Village assures residents of no duplicate charges after vendor mistakenly mails duplicate bills

Village Hall

The Village of Park Forest is aware that some residents have received duplicate water bills this month.The vendor responsible for mailing the duplicate bills is investigating the matter. Residents who received duplicate water bills this month sho...

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Village of Park Forest - Finance News