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Park Forest, IL 60466
The Village of Park Forest is complex with regard to other layers of government serving the community. Park Forest is located in two different counties (Cook and Will), four different townships (Rich and Bloom in Cook County; Crete and Monee in Will County) and several different school districts (Districts 162, 163, 227 and 201-U).
The Governor is JB Pritzker. The Governor's contact information is:
To send an email to Governor Pritzker, click here. For more information about the Governor and his office, his official website can be found here
Park Forest is served by both two US Senators serving Illinois, Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Tammy Duckworth. In the US House of Representatives, Park Forest is served by Congresswoman Robin Kelly in the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois. Contact information for each are:
Senator Tammy DuckworthOfficial website
District Office230 South Dearborn StreetChicago, IL 60604312-886-3506
Washington OfficeHart Senate Office Building, Office 524Washington, DC 20510202-224-2854
Senator Dick Durbinofficial website
District Office230 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 3892Chicago, IL 60604312-353-4952Washington OfficeHart Senate Office Building, Office 711Washington, DC 20510202-224-2152
Congresswoman Robin Kellyofficial website
District Office600 Holiday Plaza Drive, Suite 505Matteson, IL 60443708-679-0078
Washington Office2416 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515202-225-0773
The Park Forest community is divided into multiple districts for representation within the Illinois State Legislature. Park Forest is served in the Illinois General Assembly by two State Senators and two State Representatives:
Any of the above may be contacted regarding matters of importance at the State government level. The representatives and senators listed above have specified geographic boundaries. To find out which specific senatorial or representative district you live in, click here and enter your address. Contact information for state legislators serving Park Forest is:
Senator Michael Hastingofficial websiteDistrict Office20855 S. LaGrange RoadFrankfort, IL 60423815-464-5431Springfield Office111 Capitol BuildingSpringfield, IL 62706217-782-9595Senator Patrick Joyceofficial websiteDistrict Office270 Main StreetPark Forest, IL 60466708-756-0882Springfield Office118 Capitol BuildingSpringfield, IL 62706217-782-7419
Representative Anthony DeLucaofficial websiteDistrict Office195 W. Joe Orr Road, Suite 201Chicago Heights, IL 60411708-754-7900Springfield Office271-S Stratton BuildingSpringfield, IL 62706217-782-1719Representative Debbie Meyers-Martinofficial websiteDistrict Office813 School AvenueMatteson, IL 60443708-833-7010Springfield Office237-E Stratton BuildingSpringfield, IL 62706217-558-1007
Park Forest is geographically located in both Cook County and Will County and thus has two county commissioners.
Cook CountyThe portion of Park Forest located in Cook County is partially in the County’s 5th District and 6th District. Commissioner Deborah Sims is the Cook County Commissioner for the 5th District and Commissioner Donna Miller is the Commissioner for the 6th District. Click Cook County Commissioner Districts for a mapping of the various districts within Cook County government. To learn more details about the Cook County governmental services, click here. Contact information for both Commissioners serving Park Forest is as follows:
Commissioner Donna Millerofficial website118 N. Clark Street, Room 567Chicago, IL 60602312-603-4216
Commissioner Deborah Simsofficial website118 N. Clark Street, Room 567Chicago, IL 60602312-603-6381
The portion of Park Forest in Will County is located in a portion of Will County District 1. Commissioners for District 1 include Sherry Newquist and Judy Ogalla. A map of boundaries for Will County District 1 is accessible here. To learn more about Will County Board and services, click here. Contact information for both Commissioners serving Park Forest is as follows:
Commissioner Sherry Newquistofficial website708-280-9453
Commissioner Judy Ogallaofficial website708-710-3701
Generally speaking, townships in Illinois serve the following needs. General assistance is provide for township residents in need. The township provides support to the county tax assessor’s office with regard to assessment of property for the purposes of taxation. Finally, townships provide maintenance of all bridges and roads which are not covered by local, county or state jurisdictions.Park Forest is situated in four different townships including Bloom and Rich Townships in Cook County and Crete and Monee Townships in Will County.General information about each township and the services provided at the township level of government can be found with following links:
Bloom TownshipBloom Township Map
Sometimes, residents of Park Forest may be mistaken in thinking that the Village of Park Forest may have jurisdiction over local school districts. In fact, Park Foresters live in several different school districts that are governed by separate elected boards. Residents who live in Cook County are served by two different elementary school districts and one high school district as follows.
Elementary School District 162 serves residents living in Park Forest north of the Old Plank Road Trail.District 162 boundaries mapElementary School District 163 serves Cook County residents of Park Forest south of the Old Plank Road Trail to the Will County line.District 163 boundaries mapHigh School District 227 serves all Cook County residents of Park ForestDistrict 227 boundaries map
Park Forest residents who live in Cook County, east of Western Avenue and south of Dogwood Street Steger School District 194School District 194 boundaries map
Park Forest residents who live in Will County are served by consolidatedSchool District 201-U