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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Homewood Disposal asks for resident assistance in helping stop coronavirus spread

Homewood Disposal

The following update is being shared on behalf of the village’s waste collection partner, Homewood Disposal. For questions, please contact Homewood Disposal at 708-798-1004.

Dear Valued Municipal Customers:

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Park Forest Census Tracker: Community currently stands at 48.1% counted

Park Forest Census Tracker for April 7

Have you been counted in the 2020 census yet?Last week, a total of 37.7% of Park Forest households had officially been counted in the 2020 census, 1.7% behind all residents of the state of Illinois at 39.4% counted.This week, 48.1% of Park Forest househol...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Community & Business Resources

COVID-19 Park Forest business and resource update

While we don’t know what the economic impact will have in the next several months due to COVID-19, we do know that there are ways to help local businesses and community now. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many are facing information overloa...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Coronavirus update for week of March 30: Village continues scaled back services with order extension

Coronavirus update

With Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s announcement of an extension to the stay-at-home order in place for most Illinois residents, the Village of Park Forest will continue to operate in a reduced capacity until April 30, at minimum.Park Forest ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Park Forest celebrates Census Day, residents urged to be counted today

Park Forest celebrates Census Day

Today, April 1, is Census Day. Have you been counted yet? Now’s the time to #BECOUNTEDIN2020

Park Forest is encouraging all residents to be counted today. With most indoors as part of a stay-at-home order, the time is ideal to fill out your censu...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Critical services to remain, non-essential services to be halted in wake of stay-in-place order

Coronavirus update

In response to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s executive stay-at-home order, which goes into effect tomorrow, March 21, at 5 p.m., Park Forest will scale back its services to only critical departments. This will remain until at least April 7.Park Fores...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Rich Township offices, Jolly Trolley service suspended through March 31

Rich Township, Jolly Trolley services suspended

Rich Township Supervisor Al Riley announced Tuesday the temporary closure of the Rich Township offices due to the coronavirus outbreak. The closure also impacts the operation of Rich Township’s Jolly Trolley bus service that provides transportat...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Services to be maintained despite Village Hall temporarily closed to public starting March 18

Coronavirus update

In response to rising concerns related to the coronavirus, Park Forest leaders today announced that Village Hall will temporarily close to the public beginning March 18.The decision was made by Park Forest Mayor Jonathan Vanderbilt, the Park Forest Board ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Recreation facilities to close, programs canceled through March 30

Coronavirus update

Park Forest’s Recreation, Parks, and Community Health Department has released the following statement related to upcoming facility closures and programming cancellations in response to the coronavirus.As a public health precaution, Park Forest&a...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Park Forest taking precautions as coronavirus concerns rise

Coronavirus update

The Village of Park Forest is taking action to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.Based on new information from the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control, the Village of Park Forest will be canceling the following programs an...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Village begins strategic planning process, residents needed for important April 7 meeting

Park Forest Strategic Planning 2020

Park Forest residents are needed to help create a new road map for the future of the community. 

Every five years, village leaders develop new strategic planning goals. These goals are created through a series of strategic planning sessions facili...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Vehicle stickers on sale now, rates increase May 1

Village Hall

Sales of the Village of Park Forest vehicle sticker begin each year on March 1. The 2020-21 vehicle sticker may be purchased now at Village Hall or online.Vehicle stickers must be purchased and properly displayed on all vehicles registered in the Village ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Early voting locations for Park Forest residents

Village Hall

Early voting has begun for the primary elections at the state and national levels. Routinely over the past decade, Cook County selected Park Forest’s Village Hall as an early voting location. Unfortunately, Park Forest was not selected as an ear...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Park Forest goes green with renewable energy

Electric Aggregation

Park Forest is looking to go green with renewable energy.Residents this week are receiving letters in the mail alerting them to an electric aggregation switch approved by village board members last month.  Residents will continue to receive their...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Metra releases proposed changes to Metra Electric schedule

Metra Electric Changes

Metra today unveiled proposed revisions to its Metra Electric Line schedule and has asked its riders for feedback in an online survey. The new schedule includes changes made necessary by the implementation of the new Positive Train Control (PTC) ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Residents near Dogwood Street and Western Avenue asked for feedback on 2021 water main replacement

Feedback requested for Water Main Replacement Project

Residents in the area of Dogwood Street, Cedar Street, and Western Avenue are being asked for there feedback as part of an environmental study related to an upcoming water main replacement project.The Village of Park Forest is currently working with the U...

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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 - Top Story News
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues with Dee Alexander LIVE at Freedom Hall, Feb. 14

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Alligator Records Recording Artist, Billy Branch, was discovered by Willie Dixon, the "father of modern Chicago Blues” and began touring with the Willie Dixon Chicago All-Stars. Billy has played on over 150 different recordings, including 1...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Park Forest religious leaders come together for census meeting

Census Meeting of PF Clergy

Park Forest welcomed in 2020 by holding a meeting of local clergy at Village Hall on the 2020 Census.Park Forest Mayor Jonathan Vanderbilt coordinated the Jan. 4 information session to enlist the help of Park Forest churches in outreaching to community me...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Fiorenzo is 2019's Park Forest Business Person of the Year

Business Person of the Year - 2019

Ten years after becoming the first-ever recipient of the Park Forest Business Person of the Year Award, Janet Fiorenzo is now the first ever two-time recipient of the award.Fiorenzo was officially recognized as the 2019 Sam Montella Park Forest Business P...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Park Forest offers holiday lights, Christmas tree recycling

Tree and Light Recycling

This holiday season, don't let your broken string lights and dead trees go to waste. Drop off holiday lights in the marked bins at Village Hall and at the Park Forest Public Library through January 10. Christmas trees can be dropped off in the Aqua Center...

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View the Holiday Lights Recycling flyer Village of Park Forest - Top Story 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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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Park Forest lands Governor’s Hometown Award for service to veterans

Veterans Closet

Park Forest is one of 21 communities in Illinois to receive a 2019 Governor’s Hometown Award.The Governor’s Hometown Awards program gives formal recognition to those who contributed to their community’s quality of life throug...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Street sweeping begins Nov. 18

street sweeping

Street sweeping begins Monday, Nov. 18, in Park Forest.  

How Street Sweeping WorksThe street sweeper normally begins in the north part of Park Forest and continues south. The number of streets cleaned each day depends on the amount of leaves and/...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Park Forest remembers Steve Campbell

Campbell

Former Park Forest trustee Steve Campbell has passed.Campbell was a local businessman who owned Campbell Furniture and Bingo City in the Norwood Square Shopping Center on Western Avenue in Park Forest for several years. Subsequent to that, Campbell served...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Park Forest remembers Harold Brown

HBrownPF

Former Park Forest trustee Harold Brown has passed.

Brown served as village trustee from 2001 to 2006 before relocating to Arizona. Prior to the move, Brown and his wife, Rose Carol, were residents of Park Forest for over 50 years.

In addition to his servic...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

November is Resident Appreciation Month

Resident Appreciation Month

Several resident appreciation events are slated to take place this month. The events include:• Community Raffle | November 1 - 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive• Experience the Flavors of Park Forest food tasting | November 9 from...

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View the Resident Appreciation Month flyer now Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Grocery store expected to open after new year now hiring

Jet19

An estimated 80-plus jobs will be filled in the coming months as a new Park Forest grocer prepares to open just after the new year.Jet Foods, to be located at 120 Orchard Drive, will anchor Orchard Park Plaza which was recently purchased by Freedom Develo...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

70 Years of the Park Forest Police Department program, Nov. 10

Historical Society - Police program

On, Sunday Nov. 10, the Park Forest Historical Society will host retired Chief Cliff Butz and current Park Forest Chief of Police Christopher Mannino to discuss 70 Years of the Park Forest Police Department.  Park Forest's Public Safety Departmen...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Village to hold financial update meeting, Nov. 2

Financial Update 19

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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Read the financial update information packet now Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Village to hold Halloween, fall fest events

Halloween events and Fall Fest

Several events sponsored by the Village of Park Forest are schedule over the final week of October.  View details on each below. 

Please note: Trick or Treating hours in Park Forest this year are from 3 to 8 p.m. 

Haunted House

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Village seeks applicants for trustee vacancy, application deadline Oct. 25

Village Hall

The Village of Park Forest Board of Trustees seeks qualified candidates for the position of Trustee to fill a vacancy for an 18 month term.  It is anticipated that the process will unfold to seat the new trustee no later than the Nov. 25, 2019 bo...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Nominate Your Park Forest Business Person of the Year by Oct. 31

BPOTY19

Park Forest's Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) is seeking nominations for the EDAG 2019 Sam Montella Business Person of the Year. 

The EDAG Sam Montella Business Person of the Year award is an annual award to recognize Park Forest busine...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Park Forest Complete Count Committee aims to boost census participation, population numbers

Complete Count Kickoff Meeting

Park Forest's newly formed Complete Count Committee met Tuesday evening at Village Hall to lay the groundwork for maximum Park Forest participation in the 2020 Census.The group of nearly 40 Park Forest stakeholders – comprised of village employe...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Public hearing on cannabis sales in Park Forest set for Oct. 8 at Freedom Hall

Freedom Hall

On January 1, 2020, the State of Illinois will permit licensed businesses to sell, grow, and process adult use recreational cannabis. The Village of Park Forest is currently in the process of determining whether or not to permit these businesses to operat...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

68th Annual Pancake Day Oct. 5 at Rich East High School

Pancake Day

The Kiwanis Club of Park Forest’s 68th Annual Pancake Day takes place on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rich East High School, 300 Sauk Trail.Pancake Day has been a proud community tradition for decades. Attendees enjoy all-you-can-eat golden ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Park Forest teens pursuing careers in fire service awarded scholarships

Fire service scholarships

Three Park Forest teens aspiring to careers in the fire service are the recipients of a new Rich East High School Fire and EMS Scholarship. Marshon Baines, David Palmer, and Kyle Young will each receive a share of $1,700 raised last year as part of a fund...

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View the flyer for Halloween Trivia Night Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Congresswoman Kelly to Host 7th Annual Hiring Event and Job Readiness Bootcamp

Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host her 7th Annual Hiring Event for residents of the 2nd Congressional District on Friday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Lan-Oak Park District, 2550 178th St., Lansing. More than 50 employers with active job ope...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Hydrant flushing, Sept. 16 - Oct. 16

Hydrant Flushing

Park Forest is currently conducting village-wide hydrant flushing. Hydrant flushing began Monday, Sept. 16, and continues through Oct. 16.Flushing takes place weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No flushing is done on weekends. Hydrants are flushed to en...

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View the hydrant flushing map now Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Park Forest remembers Robert McCray

McCray

A public memorial gathering for Park Forest Trustee Robert McCray has been scheduled for Thursday, September 26, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., at Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street, in Park Forest.McCray, a resident of Park Forest for over 40 years, was first el...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Village-wide Garage Sale, Sept. 21-22

VillageWideSale19

Park Forest’s Village-wide Garage Sale takes place on September 21 and 22 with over 70 homes participating.

Click on the link below to view a listing. 

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Park Forest Art Fair returns for 64th year, features Music Fest and Plaque Dedication

Park Forest Art Fair 2019

The 64th Annual Park Forest Art Fair takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. 

The Park Forest Art Fair is the second oldest juried art fair in the Chicago area. The finest artists in the Midwest...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Village encourages resident participation at upcoming District 227 board meetings

Rich East High School

Residents in Park Forest this week will receive a mailing from the Village of Park Forest encouraging resident participation at upcoming School District 227 board meetings following months of discussion and speculation on the future of the district which ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Park Forest Fire Dept. to hire firefighter/paramedics, accepting applications through Oct. 10

See Yourself In Service at the Park Forest Fire Department

The Park Forest Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic until October 10.

Click on the link below to learn more. 

Learn more Park Forest Fire Department openings Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Park Forest Police set to hire new officers, accepting applications through Oct. 10

Park Forest Police looking for applicants

The Park Forest Police Department is looking to add new officers.The 55-member police force with 41 sworn officers began a new recruitment period Monday and will accept applications through Oct. 10.The department is encouraging those in pursuit of an exci...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Registration open for Village-wide Garage Sale happening Sept. 21 & 22

VillageWideSale19

Do you have items you no longer need that could be sold for a few dollars? Do you love discovering a great deal at a garage sale? Park Forest’s Village-wide Garage Sale is back in 2019. The sale takes place the weekend of the Park Forest Art Fai...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Take a stand against crime on August 6 for National Night Out

National Night Out 2019

The Park Forest Police Department invites you to join them, along with 16,000 other communities across the country, in celebrating National Night Out Against Crime on August 6.Organize a gathering on your block, invite your neighbors to take part, and joi...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Park Forest Growing Green Recycle Fest July 27th

Growing Green Recycle Fest

Park Forest's annual recycle event allows residents to recycle televisions (for a fee), document shredding, eyeglasses, books, and much more. See flyer for full details.

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Park Forest welcomes AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps volunteers

NCCC

An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team is again set for service in the Village of Park Forest this summer.The NCCC team this week begins its first of an eight-week stay in the community.“The Village of Park Forest is very ha...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Mandatory boil order lifted, residents may resume normal water usage

PF Boil Order

Park  Forest is no longer under a boil order.The boil order, which began Friday afternoon, was lifted Monday at 1:50 p.m. after village water samples taken over the weekend all came back clear.Residents may now resume normal water usage.Village o...

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Posted on: July 4, 2019

Will County Emergency Management Agency seeks resident feedback on flooding damages

Village Hall

The heavy rains last week caused flooding in the Steger, Crete, and Park Forest area. As the area begins to recover, the Will County Emergency Management Agency is looking for additional information about how the flooding may have impacted you.

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Park Forest Civic Leadership Academy seeks applicants for fall program

Park Forest Civic Leadership Academy

The Park Forest Civic Leadership Academy is currently accepting applications for the fall program.The program helps area residents further their understanding of the community and its leadership by:• Exposing participants to a host of current and...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

District 227 considering closure of Rich East, other options to address deterioration, student body

Rich East High School

Park Forest’s Rich East High School could be closing.  

Tuesday evening, District 227 board members considered options for remedying the district’s deteriorating buildings and a student body district officials say no longer war...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Park Forest board members affirm support for village manager

Village Hall

Park Forest Village Manager Tom Mick will remain in his post.Following the Village’s regular meeting Monday night, board members, Mick, and Village Attorney Burt Odelson met in a two and a half hour executive session. Mick and Park Forest Mayor ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

What to know about solicitors going door-to-door in Park Forest

Village Hall

With warmer weather here, numerous residents have reported solicitors going door-to-door to engage residents on natural gas or electrical services. It has been reported that representatives claiming to be partners of the Village ask to view resident's bil...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

June is Resident Appreciation Month

Resident Appreciation Month - June 2019

Several resident appreciation events are slated to take place this month. The events include: • Paint 'n' Sip | June 7 at 7 p.m. | Artistic Flow, 200 Main Street• Community BBQ | June 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. | Village Green, Main Street a...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Village to hold public hearing on proposed budget on Monday, June 3

Village Hall

Park Forest residents are invited to attend a Public Hearing, Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, on the Park Forest Board of Trustees’ proposed 2019/2020 Budget.The Public Hearing follows budget meetings held throughout the...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Memorial Day program on May 27 remembers those lost while serving

Memorial Day 19

The Park Forest American Legion hosts its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27 at 11 a.m. The program takes place at the corner of Main Street and Cunningham Drive in Downtown Park Forest and includes placement of remembrance wreaths in solemn honor of ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Park Forest Aqua Center opens for 67th season on June 1

Park Forest Aqua Center - presale - 2018

The Park Forest Aqua Center opens for the season on Saturday, June 1.Since 1959, the Park Forest Aqua Center has been one of the region's most popular aquatic facilities. Amenities Include:

  • Lap pools
  • Lanes available for open swim
  • Swim Lessons
  • Water Fitness&am...
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Learn more about the Park Forest Aqua Center Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Park Forest budget review sessions set for May and June

Village Hall

The Village of Park Forest has approved the budget review schedule for the proposed 2019-20 budget. Residents are welcome to attend any or all of the upcoming budget review sessions at Village Hall.

Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Park Forest election results official, applicants sought for trustee vacancy

Village Hall

Park Forest officially has new elected leaders set to be sworn into their posts with the sunset of the current board in May.Voting results from the April 4 election became official Tuesday with current Park Forest trustee Jonathan Vanderbilt defeating cur...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019 election results

Village Hall

Below are unofficial election results for the April 2, 2019 races for Park Forest village president, Park Forest trustee, and Park Forest Public Library trustee.

Results reflect votes received in Cook County, Will County, and total votes in Cook and Will C...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Elections in Park Forest to be held April 2, information for voters

Village Hall

Election Day in Park Forest is Tuesday, April 2. Park Forest residents will vote for candidates in mayoral, Village trustee, school board, and library board races in the Village.

For Cook County residents with questions about their voting location, visit C...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Park Forest Aqua Center offers pre-sale discounted rates on 2019 passes

Park Forest Aqua Center - presale - 2018

Season passes to the Park Forest Aqua Center are currently on sale for a discounted rate. Specials are taking place throughout the months of March and April.

March Into Summer Special

From March 1 to March 31, season passes for a Park Forest family of three...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Hydrant flushing begins April 8

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant flushing will be conducted April 8 through May 8. Flushing takes place on weekdays at 8:30 a.m. No flushing is done on weekends. Hydrants are flushed to ensure that water does not stagnate in the system. During flushing, your water may become disc...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Village adopts resolution signaling race, equity and leadership plan in the works

REAL-web

Close to three years after launching a comprehensive review of the village’s policies, procedures, and practices, Park Forest is now taking official action to establish and implement a race, equity, and leadership plan.A resolution passed by Par...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Congresswoman Kelly, Park Forest Youth Commission to hold youth job fairs

Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Youth Job Expo for young men and women between the ages of 16 and 23 on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, in the Media Center of Rich South High School, 5000 Sauk Trail, Richton Park.More than 50 employers w...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Will County early voting locations

Village Hall

Early voting in Will County is from March 18 to April 1. Park Forest's Village Hall is no longer an early voting site for Will County residents. This decision was made by Will County. The below information is being provided for Will County residents inter...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Vehicle stickers on sale now, rates increase May 1

Village Hall

Sales of the Village of Park Forest vehicle sticker begin each year on March 1. The 2019-20 vehicle sticker may be purchased now at Village Hall or online.Vehicle stickers must be purchased and properly displayed on all vehicles registered in the Village ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Upcoming forums allow residents to hear from candidates running for P.F. office

Village Hall

Several forums will be held over the coming months for candidates running in the April 2 election. The forums are sponsored by various community organizations and allow residents to learn more about the candidates and where they stand on various issues.Up...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Village adopts new Climate Action and Resilience Plan

Park Forest Sustainability

Park Forest is taking action to prepare the community for the future impacts of climate change.Park Forest board members Monday night unanimously approved a Climate Action and Resilience Plan.The new plan builds on Park Forest’s Sustainability Plan adopte...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Parking ticket rate increases to $50

Violation Increase

After nearly 30 years, the $25 parking ticket rate in Park Forest is going up.The move comes after an analysis conducted by Park Forest Police found the village at the bottom of a list that compared fines levied by 12 area municipalities. Eight of the 12 ...

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Read the memo to board members on page 49 Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Village amends ordinance to include anti-nepotism language

Village Hall

Park Forest is hoping to eliminate any possibility of improper hires.Village board members voted unanimously Monday night to adopt an amendment that adds anti-nepotism language to an already existing ordinance outlining the responsibilities of the Village...

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Read the full memo and amendment on pages 54-58 Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Ostenburg named chair of Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

Ostenburg to speak at housing conference

Mayor John A. Ostenburg of Park Forest has been elected to serve as chairperson for the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. The decision was made by members of the MMC Executive Board at its November 19 meeting. Mayor Ostenburg will serve in the post through the ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Nominate Your Favorite Business Person of the Year by Oct. 31

Czupryn is Park Forest's Business Person of the Year for 2017

The Park Forest Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) seeks nominees from residents, civic groups, and businesses to recognize a Park Forest business owner who is committed to community service. Do you know a Park Forest business owner who has made a...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Park Forest celebrates Halloween with numerous events

Halloween18

Park Forest celebrates Halloween with several events beginning on Oct. 26 and running through Oct. 31. See below for information on each event.Please note trick or treating hours in Park Forest this year are 3 to 8 p.m. 

Haunts Against Hunger Haun...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Police issue community alert following reported paintball attacks

Community Alert

Park Forest Police today released the following community alert after reports of numerous paintball attacks in the Village. In the evening hours of Wednesday, September 26, and the morning hours of Thursday, September 27, there were several incidents in w...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Officer Tim Jones stars in police lip sync video

Officer Tim Jones stars in lip sync challenge video

Earlier this year, videos of police departments across the country putting on their best lip-syncing faces began to surface on the internet. The craze, dubbed the #lipsyncchallenge, showed the lighter side of policing as officers provided entertaining vis...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Park Forest Fire Department assists Lansing after semi crashes into building

PFFD assists Lansing following crash

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, while the Park Forest Fire Department was preparing for a moment of silence in memory of the 9/11 attacks, a request for the MABAS Division 27 Technical Rescue team was dispatched to assist the Lansing Fire Department after a semi tr...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Download the Village of Park Forest app today

Park Forest App

The Village of Park Forest mobile app is now available! This new digital tool provides an on-the-go connection for individuals seeking resources, news, and information from their smart phones or tablets.

The Village of Park Forest app can be used to enjoy ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Park Forest budget review sessions set for May and June

Park Forest Budget Review 2018-19

The Village of Park Forest has approved the budget review schedule for the proposed 2018-19 budget. Residents are welcome to attend any or all of the upcoming budget review sessions at Village Hall.

Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

Board/Public Introduction of Budge...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Vehicle stickers on sale, rates increase May 1

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Sales of the 2018-19 Village of Park Forest vehicle sticker begin March 1. Stickers may be purchased at Village Hall or online.

Vehicle stickers must be purchased and properly displayed on all vehicles registered in the Village of Park Forest by the end of...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Park Forest to recognize Officer Tim Jones Monday with honorary street

Honorary Officer Tim Jones Way

The Park Forest Board of Trustees Monday evening will officially designate a section of Lakewood Boulevard, from Forest Boulevard to Orchard Drive, as Honorary Officer Tim Jones Way.

A dedication will take place at 6 p.m. just outside of the Park Forest Po...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Village welcomes new deputy police chief

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The Park Forest Police Department’s Brian Rzyski, who since October has assumed the role of deputy chief following the promotion of former deputy chief Christopher Mannino to police chief, was officially sworn in Monday evening.Rzyski is in this...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Czupryn is 2017's Park Forest Business Person of the Year

Czupryn is Park Forest's Business Person of the Year for 2017

Ed Czupryn of the Park Forest Currency Exchange is Park Forest’s Business Person of the Year for 2017.

Czupryn was presented the Sam Montella Business Person of the Year Award Monday at Village Hall during Park Forest’s Board of Trustee...

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