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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 6, 2018

Petition packets available for next April 2019 Park Forest election

Village Hall

Park Forest Village Clerk Sheila McGann today announced that the first date for candidates to circulate petitions for the office of Village mayor, Village trustee or Library trustee is Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. The first day to file petitions is Dec. 10. T...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Receive $50 for completing an important transportation survey

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From now until May 2019, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will conduct the My Daily Travel survey, asking households in northeastern Illinois to share trips they make for work, school, shopping, errands, and socializing with family and ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Several events scheduled for Resident Appreciation Month

Resident Appreciation Month

November is Resident Appreciation Month in Park Forest. Check out these great events scheduled this month. All events are free. For more information, contact Evelyn Randle at erandle@vopf.com.  

Water Bill Raffle

November 1-8

Village of Par...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Park Forest celebrates Halloween with numerous events

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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: October 11, 2018

Village seeks additional resident feedback with survey

Polco

In June, Park Forest announced its intent to conduct surveys via Polco, an innovative engagement platform where residents can directly provide input to the local government decision-making process. By using Polco, the village looked to make public partici...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Congresswoman Kelly to Host 6th Annual Hiring Event and Job Readiness Workshop

Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host her 6th Annual Hiring Event for residents of the 2nd Congressional District on Friday, October 19, 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 op...

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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: 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: August 30, 2018

211th Metra commuter lot to close, users directed to near lot

Metra lot closes Sept. 1

The 211th Street Metra commuter parking lot, owned and maintained by the Village of Park Forest, will be officially closed at the end of the businesses day on August 31.Park Forest anticipates this to be a permanent closure unless other circumstances call...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Children to be required by law to ride in rear facing car seats until age 2

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A new law was signed on Friday and will go into effect in January 1, 2019 that requires all children must ride rear facing in a car seat until the age of 2.It is well documented that the safest position for a young child to ride is in a rear facing car se...

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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: June 19, 2018

Main Street Nights, free entertainment downtown this summer

Main Street Nights - 2018

A summertime favorite in Park Forest has returned. Main Street Nights, the free outdoor concert series, takes place every Wednesday evening in downtown Park Forest.Grab a blanket and position yourself in the Park Forest Downtown Village Green (Cunningham ...

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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: March 9, 2018

Park Forest Aqua Center pre-sale offers discounted rates on season 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, residents and non-residents of Park Forest pay t...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Phone lines at Village Hall experiencing technical difficulty

Village Hall

Phone lines at Park Forest's Village Hall are currently experiencing problems. Technical support said it may be a few weeks before the problem is corrected. In the meantime residents will need to be aware of the following:

  • Park Forest's automated system at...
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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 29, 2018

Park Forest Environment Commission presents Earth Week 2018, April 14-22

Park Forest Earth Week 2018

April 14

Gardening Series: Basic Beginning Gardening 2: What’s the difference between annual/perennial, or raised bed vs.digging in the ground? Also basic tools. 10:30 a.m.Wetland Discovery Center | 30 N. Orchard Drive

Opening of the Eart...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Rare color photographs of King, Jr. in Chicago on display at Village Hall

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When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. moved to Chicago in 1966 to further the Civic Rights Movement, a priest from Wheaton – also an amateur photographer – captured rare color images of King in the Windy City which now are on display at Par...

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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: March 12, 2018

Park Forest mayor to co-chair national group on race, equity and leadership

Ostenburg to speak at housing conference

Mayor John A. Ostenburg of Park Forest has been appointed co-chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Council for 2018. The council has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s strategic focus on elimin...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Congresswoman Kelly to speak in Park Forest on gun violence

Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will address issues of gun violence, both mass shootings and street incidents from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, at St. Irenaeus Church in Park Forest.

The program is sponsored by the interfaith Park Forest People of Faith. ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Early voting details for Park Forest residents

Early voting in Park Forest - 2018

COOK COUNTY EARLY VOTING

Please note, Park Forest's Village Hall is only an early voting location for Cook County residents. Early voting information, including early voting locations, for Will County residents is below.Early Voting for Cook County residen...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Neighborhood meeting program continues with Feb. 28 meeting at Freedom Hall

Park Forest Neighborhood Meeting Program - 2018

Park Forest continues its Neighborhood Meeting Program in 2018 with several meetings this year, beginning with a Feb. 28 meeting at Freedom Hall.Upcoming neighborhood meetings are as follows:

Wednesday, February 28 at 7 p.m.  |  Location:...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Park Forest police officer pens article about career in law enforcement

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Park Forest Police Officer Meghan Vold penned an article for the police news website TenTwoTimes this week detailing why she serves in law enforcement.In the article, Vold shares her love for kids, her belief in empathy and acts of kindness, and her missi...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Park Forest remembers Katherine Armstrong

Armstrong

A memorial service for former Village Trustee Katherine Armstrong is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 25, from 4 p.m. to  8 p.m. at University Park Golf Club, 23520 Crawford Ave. in University Park.A resident of Park Forest for over six decades, Armsto...

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Posted on: February 19, 2018

Park Forest hosts youth providers summit

Park Forest Youth Summit ཎ

Close to 60 local organizations that provide service to area kids attended a summit Friday in downtown Park Forest at Dining on the Green banquet hall.Participants included Park Forest staff members, schools, public service agencies, local civic groups an...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Ostenburg participates in 'State of the County' event

Ostenburg to speak at housing conference

Mayor John A. Ostenburg of Park Forest represented the South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association (SSMMA) at the “State of the County Community Breakfast” held at Nehemiah Christian Center in Harvey on Jan. 26. The event was sponsored by Cook County...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Park Forest 1 of 4 to receive highest designation for efforts in solar

Park Forest receives special recognition from SolSmart

Today, the national SolSmart program recognized 15 Chicago-area municipalities and counties for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for residents and businesses to go solar.

These communities have taken bold steps to encourage solar energy growth...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Board members to consider future of Health Dept. at Monday meeting

Board to discuss Health Department future, Feb. 5

On Monday, Feb. 5, Park Forest board members will consider a resolution to discontinue the home healthcare and clinical services of the Park Forest Health Department Nurses Plus.A special workshop was held Jan. 29 to begin to discuss the future of the dep...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Homewood Disposal says no increase to yard waste bags, stickers

Homewood Disposal

Homewood Disposal recently announced that there will be no increase in the cost of yard waste bags and stickers in 2018. The garbage disposal service says it will experience a three percent increase in the amount they are charged to dump at the compost si...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Mayor named panelist at February housing conference

Ostenburg to speak at housing conference

Mayor John A. Ostenburg of Park Forest will serve on a panel discussing the topic “Clean It or Lien It: Dealing with Vacant and Blighted Properties” as part of the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing Feb. 21 and ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Park Forest wins best tasting water award in regional competition

Park Forest wins Best Tasting Water in South Suburbs

Park Forest has the best tasting water in Chicago’s south suburbs according to the Illinois Section American Water Works Association (ISAWWA).Taste Contest Chair Chuck Lawrence presented Park Forest's Chief Water Plant Operator David Vavrek with the award...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Board approves electronics recycling agreement with Homewood Disposal

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Park Forest board members on Jan. 16 approved a measure that now allows residents to place electrics at the curb on garbage day for pick-up by Homewood Disposal at no extra charge. To have electronics picked up at your home, residents should review the be...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Village welcomes new deputy police chief

Ryzki

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: January 9, 2018

Ostenburg named panelist for Congresswoman Kelly's Teach-in Town Hall, Jan. 13

Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Mayor John A. Ostenburg of Park Forest will discuss the impact of the new federal tax legislation on local government when he serves on a panel for a Teach-In Town Hall sponsored by Congresswoman Robin Kelly on Jan. 13.The program takes place from 9:30 a....

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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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