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Additionally, online bill pay of parking tickets is available by visiting https://www.violationspayment.com/ws/
(click on Park Forest then Parking/Compliance/Hearing Request)
Questions regarding your ticket can usually be answered by any records clerk. More detailed problems are handled by the Parking Administrator at the Park Forest Police Department, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Those wishing to speak with the Parking Administrator should call 708-748-4701 during the above noted days and times.
If you were issued a municipal citation where the citation number begins with the letter M, you can pay the fine in cash or credit card (MasterCard/Visa/American Express) at the Park Forest Police Department, in person or by mail. Please note that prepayment is not available if the officer checked the “Must Appear” box at the bottom of the Municipal Citation. In this case, the hearing information is included to the right of the “Must Appear” box, and you must appear at the hearing or be subject to a $750 fine.
Citizens wishing to make a complaint regarding the conduct of an officer may call to speak with a Watch Commander at 708-748-4701 or do so in person at the police department. You may also download the complaint form here and drop it off at the police department. The Watch Commander may be able to remedy the situation, or refer you to the supervisor of the officer involved. The Watch Commander will also be able to assist if your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction. However, please note: complaints that dispute the events that lead to a traffic stop or arrest will not be handled by the Park Forest Police Department. Once a citation or criminal complaint has been has been issued, the court of venue is the proper place to dispute the facts of the case.
Yes. The Village is required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to test for lead every three years from IEPA-approved sites. The Village does not have laboratory facilities to test for lead in drinking water, but contracts with a lab certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The most recent sampling period was July/August of 2017. The results are posted on the Village’s website at www.vopfwaterreport.com. The Village complies with all IEPA testing requirements and have met those requirements every year since testing began in 1997.
• Flush your pipes before drinking - The more time the water sits in your home’s pipes, the more lead it may contain. Any time water in a particular faucet has not been used for six hours or longer, flush the cold water pipes by running the water until it becomes as cold as it will get. This could take as little as 30 seconds or up to three minutes. To save water, use the water you flush out for watering plants.
• Use cold water for cooking and drinking - Use only water from the cold-water tap for drinking, cooking, and especially for making baby formula. Hot water is likely to contain higher levels of lead. Run cold water until it becomes as cold as it will get. Boiling water will not get rid of lead contamination.
• Use water filters or treatment devices - Many water filters and water treatment devices are certified by independent organizations for effective lead reduction. Devices that are not designed to remove lead will not work. Verify the claims of manufactures by contacting National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International at 800-NSF-8010 or visiting www.nsf.org. Some water filters that remove lead also remove fluoride. Residents with children may wish to discuss fluoride replacement with a dentist.