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Village of Palos Park Welcomes!
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.” 


Allied Waste – Toter Delivery News

We have been informed by our Waste Management Company that the new garbage and recycle toters will be delivered on April 24 and April 25.They will start on Thursday and deliver Thursday route and when Thursday is finished they will move right into Friday. As far as the old recycling bins... you can keep them if you want or put a note on them so they know  they want them removed and they will take care of it the week after the delivery. 


Rid Litter Day
Rid Litter Day in Palos Park - Saturday, April 26th 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. YOU CAN HELP!

Join in the annual village-wide “Rid Litter” Day on Saturday, April 26th. 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. READ MORE


Spring Fun Run Results
This year's popular Spring Fun Run was well attended. Weather was beautiful and runners did a great job.

►1 Mile Age Group Results
►1 Mile Run Overall Results
►5 Mile Age Group Results
►5 Mile Overall Results


Mayor Mahoney at the Centennial Park dedication in Palos Park, ILVillage of Palos Park Centennial Celebration
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the Village of Palos Park. The village is providing a year long list of events to mark the historic occasion. Included in the calendar is the Concert in the Park, Autumn in the Park Festival and the 100th Anniversary Party. The actual incorporation date was October 31, 1914. Village of Palos Park will mark the date with a time capsule and Public Art Dedication. Please help us celebrate!

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To the right, Mayor Mahoney at the Centennial Park Dedication which took place on March 20, 2014 at 123rd and Will Cook Road.


'Images of America' Palos Park

Images of America' Palos Park
by Jeannine Kacmar, the Palos Park Library, and the Village of Palos Park

To celebrate the centennial anniversary of Palos Park in 2014, the Village of Palos Park and the Palos Park Public Library have partnered together to publish a book with Arcadia Publishing highlighting the fascinating history of Palos Park. The book, written by Palos Park librarian Jeannine Kacmar, features photographs and stories donated from private collections of local residents, businesses, and organizations. The book is available for purchase for $21.99 at the Village Hall and the Palos Park Library. Call the library (708-448-1530) or the Village Hall (708-671-3700) for more information.


 

KIDS ARBOR DAY POSTER CONTEST!
Deliver posters to Kaptur Center by Thursday, April 24th at 1:00 PM. Theme: "Who are our trees in Palos Park?" Colored pencils, crayons or markers on 11" x 17" poster paper. Ages: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, $25 1st place for each category. Prizes awarded after the 1:00 PM Arbor Day Program on Sunday, April 27. Info: 708-671-3700


Fence Regulations Summary
View the recommendations from the Ad Hoc Fence Committee.►

Cook County Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazards Mitigation Plan

How Do Natural Disasters Affect You?

Cook County is preparing a hazard mitigation plan to reduce the risks from natural hazards and to guide decision makers as they commit resources to reducing the effects of
natural hazards.

Hazards of Concern Include:

Severe weather (extreme heat, lightning, hail, fog and wind)
Severe winter weather
Flooding
Drought
Earthquakes
Tornados
Dam and levee failures

Take the survey and tell us what you know. Go online to take the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/CookCountyHazMit
For more information, visit our project website at www.cookcountyhomelandsecurity.org/hazard-mitigation-plan

 
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Village of Palos Park T-shirts

Show your support for
The Village of Palos Park!
Shirts available at the Village Hall for $7
Sizes: Youth Med to Adult XXL

Centennial Support
To celebrate our Centennial year, the Village has a limited supply of Centennial items for purchase at Village Hall. Coffee mugs are $4.50 and lapel pins are $3.00.
 

Palos Park Memorial Fund~

PALOS PARK 9/11 MEMORIAL FUND~
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York is a national tribute of remembrance to honor the men, women, and children killed in the terrorist attacks. The Village of Palos Park is hoping to raise $1,000 so that “The Residents of Palos Park, IL” will be represented through its support with a granite paver that will create an elegant walkway leading to the 9/11 Memorial in NY. If you would like to donate any amount to this cause, the Village will accept cash or a check made payable to the Village of Palos Park.

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.
Mailbox Replacement Program
Since 2000, the Palos Park Beautification Committee has been beautifying Palos Park with a great selection of replacement mailboxes. Delivery and installation is included, as well as removal of the old mailbox and post. We do all the work! All proceeds benefit Palos Park  Download the brochure ►

Pedalers in Palos Park

Pedalers in Palos Park
To help in this effort, we would like input from the Palos Park community on bike safety issues on our streets. MORE

Download local Bike Map ►

Memorial Benches in Palos Park

Beautify Palos Park with a Bench Memorial
Palos Park Beautification Committee is offering limited quantity of these high quality park benches with memorial plaque to village residents. MORE

Village of Palos Park Community Calendar

BRANCH CHIPPING BEGINS
Chipping Service for public owned residential streets begins at the east end of the village and continues west until all streets have been serviced.►

The Early History of Chicago Baseball
Tuesday, April 22nd, 7 p.m.

Chicago hosts two of the most historic franchises in major league baseball and Palos Park resident and author John Freyer will prepare Chicago baseball fans for a new season of the “National Pastime” with an unique visual historical tour of the city’s rich baseball heritage. Register at www.palosparklibrary.org.

Book Discussion at the Library
Wednesday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in the library.

Join us for a discussion about authors and their work.  Book to be discussed this month is "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel J. Brown.

The Palos Fine Arts Foreign Film Series
Friday, April 25

Join us for two FREE showings: 1pm and 6:30pm. of "Amour" at Palos Heights Library Meeting Room, 12501 S 71st Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463. 127 minutes, Rated PG 13

Rid Litter Day
Saturday, April 26th, 9 am
Meet at Palos Park Recreation Center

Litter Fact: In the U.S. an estimated $11.5 billion each year is spent on litter cleanup, according to Keep America Beautiful. Litter is poising our planet. Every litter bit hurts. Every little bit helps. Pitch in! Together, we can eliminate litter in Palos Park. Please join in the annual village-wide “Rid Litter” Day on Saturday, April 26th. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. in front of the Village Recreation Center, at which time gloves and bags will be distributed. 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.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
April 26, 10 am. to 2 pm
8999 W. 123rd Street
Part of a nationwide initiative, Palos Park Police will be collecting expired, unused, unwanted prescription drugs and over the counter drugs for destruction. The prescription drug take back program is free and will be anonymous for all who participate. Participants may dispose of medication in its original container but should remove any identifying information from the prescription label or by removing the medication from its original container and disposing of it directly in the disposal box.

22nd Annual Arbor Day Celebration
Sunday, April 27, 1 pm
Kaptur Center, 8999 W. 123rd Street

'Who Are Our Trees in Palos Park' presentation by the Village of Palos Park and Garden Guild 1. Presentation of Colors by Boy Scout Troop 3699, followed by Mayor Mahoney.

Sheep to Shawl
Sunday, April 27, noon to 4 pm
The Children's Farm, 12700 Southwest Hwy
Sheep shearing is an antique practice that has evolved greatly over the years and this year’s Sheep to Shawl event will focus on demonstrating different forms of shearing.  The program will be an entertaining demonstration of sheep shearing practices. The highlight of the event is the 1:30 P.M. presentation of the sheep which will be accompanied by the pipes and drums of the Emerald Society and then the actual shearing of our own sheep.  Admission is $6.00 per person and gates open at 12 noon.

 
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