Welcome to the Village of Palos Park website
The Village of Palos Park is a charming bedroom community nestled in the midst of dense wooded land. A wonderful place to live and raise a family in a natural environment. We love this town for its profound natural features, where hills, creeks, and ravines abound. Large, aged oak trees line our streets and properties. Our one-acre zoning in residential areas has been vital in maintaining these natural assets, and the community members actively work to maintain our “pastoral setting, rural splendor.”
September 18 & 19
Autumn in the Park Festival Featuring Live Music, Parade, Great Food, Chili and BBQ Contest and so much more. This two day event has something for everyone!
Village Puts Out Email Scam Warning
If anybody receives an email from the Village regarding an over due bill , please DON’T OPEN THE EMAIL/ ATTACHMENT! THE VILLAGE DOES NOT SEND OUT EMAILS FOR UTILITY BILL REMINDERS! WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH OUR I.T. COMPANY TO RECTIFY THE ISSUE AND WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED OF ANY UPDATES.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE
PALOS PARK, Ill. — One small south suburb averages five email or telephone scams a week, and those are the ones they know about. Most, if not all of them, target the elderly.
Officer Debbie Legatzke says the elderly population in south suburban Palos Park is ripe for scams, as they are all over America. By phone and by mail predators, largely from out of the country, are creative and relentless. The most recent scam in this village of 5,000 involved a stranger calling an elderly resident and simply said “Hi, Grandma.” Then the caller attempts to try and get personal information. WGN Reporting – Read More and see video >
The newly opened Cal-Sag Trail is a great time to review safety rules for both automobiles and bicyclists. AAA offers information for maintenance and rules of the road for new and experienced bikers alike.
Take a bike safety quiz at http://www.bikesafetyquiz.com/
Chief of Police, Joe Miller appears on a panel for WTTW’s Chicago Tonight to discuss motorists rights, and the right way to act when stopped by police.
Palos Park Voted Top Suburbs in Chicago to Live!
We couldn’t agree more! Take pride that the Village of Palos Park has been recognized as one of the 5 top Chicago suburbs to live in. Based on livability factors of Amenities per capita, Standard of living, Total crimes, Violent crimes, High school graduation rate, Average commute time. Click for the list!
Also In The News!
Our very own Frangella’s Italian Deli and Grocery was ranked extremely high for its beef sandwich in the latest poll for the best by ABC Chicago News. See the juicy results here.
2015 Fall Tree Planting Program
The Public Works Department takes care of the trees located in the right of ways along Village owned streets and trees located on Village properties. Each year residents are given the opportunity to have one tree planted in the right of way in front of their home through the Fall Tree Planting Program. The trees are planted through the Village’s itrees.com program. If you are interested in having a tree planted please call the Village Hall at 708-448-2700 and request to be put on the Fall Tree Planting List. Requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30th. Get all the information by clicking here >
LaGrange Road Widening
Questions may be directed to: http://www.dot.state.il.us/US45lagrange/index.html. Updates, as they become available, will be posted on IDOT’s website as well as the Village of Orland Park’s site at www.orlandpark.org.
Restrictions on Lawn Sprinkling May 16 – September 15
Per Village Ordinance 1046.27: Automatic Irrigation Systems can only be set between 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and 5:00 a.m. on any day of the week. Sprinkling by hand should be between 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight) on any day of the week. If the Village activates Emergency Water Conditions lawn sprinkling or irrigation systems shall be permitted only on an odd/even basis (odd calendar days if the last digit in the street address is an odd number and even calendar days if the last digit in the street address is an even number) between the aforementioned hours.
Recycling trucks pick up your recycle toters on an every other week basis based on your address. Click here to download printable schedule for easy reminder.
Have your RPZ Valve Tested
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requires All RPZ Valves to be tested annually. Whether the RPZ valve is connected to Lake Michigan water or a Private Well water source all valves are required to be tested. Please have your RPZ Valve tested no later than September 15, 2015. A plumber who is registered with the Village of Pa-los Park, licensed by the State of Illinois and certified in back-flow inspection, testing, and repair must complete the testing. The test results should be mailed or faxed to the Public Works Department, 8999 W 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL 60464, Fax number 708-448-9542.
Smart Meter Installation in Palos Park
ComEd has installed more than one million smart meters across Illinois. ComEd anticipates starting the Smart Meter installation in Palos Park in June, 2015. Customers who have smart meters installed at their homes can enjoy the following benefits:
-Access to online energy-management tools, high-usage alerts and weekly reports summarizing daily electricity usage to help manage electric bills.
-The option to enroll in ComEd’s Peak Time Savings program, and earn a credit on electric bills by voluntarily reducing electricity use when it is most in demand.
-Fewer estimated bills, and smart meters help eliminate the need for a meter reader to visit your home.
For more information, please visit Com Ed’s You Tube, “The Power of Smart Meters” https://youtu.be/55rL97yfpe8
Electricity Aggregation in Palos Park
Eligible residents and small businesses in Palos Park will continue electricity supply rates with MC Squared Energy Services. Palos Park residents are projected to save up to 6%1 on the supply portion of their electricity bills through June 2015. As an added bonus, Palos Park residents and small businesses have the opportunity to participate in the 100% Green Power Program for a small additional charge. CLICK to LEARN MORE
Wood Chips Delivery in 2015
Public Works Department can take of residents who wish to receive wood chips during the 2015 Chipper Season. Read more…..
BRANCH CHIPPING NEW FOR 2015
Starting in JUNE – the Chipping Crew will start on the west side of the Village and move east during June, August and October. The Chipping Crew will start on the east side of the Village and move west during April, May, July, and September. Please do not place branches on the right of way until the weekend before the chipping date. During the winter, please move back any branches off the street and out of the right of way.
Village Welcome Sign up for Adoption on Southwest Highway
Please contact the village office at 708-448-2700 if you or your business or organization is interested in adopting a Village Welcome sign. This would entail planting flowers, weeding and decorating for Christmas time.
Catch more news and events on the Resident News Page.
The challenge is on … Get your family, friends, class mates scout troop, church group or co-workers to compete in the Scarecrow Contest. All you have to do is create a Scarecrow that will be displayed throughout the Autumn In The Park Festival September 18-19 on the Village Green – then get all your friends to come out and vote for your Scarecrow. Winner will receive 2-hour gymnasium rental at the Recreation Center, game attendant and popcorn for everyone. Good luck! (see rules for more information).
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