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.”
Did you know an estimated 51 billion pieces of litter wind up on America’s roads and roadsides every year, according to the non-profit group Keep America Beautiful? Sad but true. Businesses spend about $9 billion to clean that up and governments and non-profit organizations spend another $2 billion on litter pickup. Litter prevention measures are in place in communities across the U.S. and around the world, as are programs to raise awareness of the threats litter pose to the environment, property values and overall quality of life.
Please join in the annual village-wide “Rid Litter” Day on Saturday, April 25th. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. in front of the Village Recreation Center, at which time gloves and bags will be distributed. Service hour forms can be signed at that time.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. It is estimated that over 2 tons of garbage has been collected over the past 12 Rid Litter Days in Palos Park. Thank you in advance for your participation!
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.
SAVE THE DATE!
Concert in the Park
The Annual Concert In The Park is on Thursday, June 18th on the Village Green. Picnicking will begin at 5:00 PM, bring your picnic or have it provided. Local food vendors will be present and the Village will have adult beverages available for purchase. A magician will roam the grounds from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, and games for the kids will be available beginning at 5:00 PM. 2015 Chicago Music Award, Best Jazz Singer, Peter Oprisko and his Pop/Jazz Band will take the stage from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Autumn in the Park Festival
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!
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.
Chipping Service for public owned residential streets will begin on Monday, April 13, 2015. 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.
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