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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.”

ridlitterRid Litter Day in Palos Park
Saturday, April 25th at 9:00 am

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!bestsub

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!

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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.

 

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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!

www.autumnintheparkfestival.org

 

 

 
 
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LaGrange Road Widening Updates

LaGrange Road Widening Construction Update ~ March 30, 2015 and April 6, 2015

179th Street to 159th Street
Temporary Pavement will be constructed from south of 167th to 179th Street.  Once complete, southbound traffic will utilize the temporary pavement to enable construction of permanent southbound pavement.

The contractor is completing the installation of a 16” water main from 161st to 165th.

Traffic signal and street lighting foundation installation will be on-going.

159th Street to 143rd Street
The contractor will backfill the area of the recently completed retaining wall at Marley Creek.

Nicor is relocating a gas main between 147th and 144th Street.  Once the gas main is relocated, the contractor will install water main from 144th to 147th Street.  This work may require water services to be shut down.  The contractor and the village will be coordinating the shut downs with individual property owners.

The contractor will be removing existing pavement along the east side of LaGrange and beginning earthwork operations in anticipation of permanent pavement construction later this year.

Construction of a retaining wall south of 151st Street along the east side of LaGrange Road is ongoing.

In the upcoming weeks IDOT will be planning the shutdown of various side roads between 159th and 144th Street.  Not all side roads will be closed at the same time and detour routes will be posted for each closure.  Information will be posted as more details become available.

143rd Street to Creek Road
Expect continuation of retaining wall work along the east side between the rail road tracks and Southwest Highway. Earthwork will continue in anticipation of constructing permanent pavement along the east side later this year. Work along 135th Street will start in order to move traffic into stage and construct the permanent pavement. The contractor anticipates changing stages at 131st beginning April 13th.

Pothole patching and pavement repairs will continue throughout the year.

ROAD CLOSURES

Anticipated Road Closures are as follows and are SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Week of April 6, 2015: 171st Street intersection will have limited access to complete the middle section of the intersection, similar to the recently completed area at 175th Street.

Week of April 10, 2015: 156th and 149th Streets east side only.

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.

Mail Ballot Applications (Absentee Ballots) for the April 7th Consolidated Election are now available at the front desk in the Kaptur Center. Registered voters can fill out the application and designate where their ballot should be mailed. Completed applications must be returned to the Cook County Clerk’s Office by Thursday, April 2nd.

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 BEGINS APRIL 13, 2015

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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