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PALOS PARK WEEKLY | JANUARY 14, 2022
It's Cold Outside…Check your Water Pipes
 
The Village has already had one resident experience a frozen water pipe which burst and caused uncontrolled water flowing from the house. Pipes that are in an unheated or low heated area can freeze and burst quickly. Please take a look around your home and bring a thermometer to check the temperature around your water pipes. If too cold, near freezing temperatures, wrap your pipe with insulation available at any hardware or big box store. Also, check your water meter to make sure the temperature is well above freezing. A frozen pipe and water meter will crack and become an open source of continuous water flow into your home. Homeowners are responsible for the cost of any water that will flow into your home plus the cost of the replacement meter. Sufficient heat is necessary to protect the water meter and water pipes. If you turn down your heat, check that the lower temperature allows for sufficient heat in the area where your water meter is located to protect it and pipes from freezing. 
2022 Wood Chip List
 
Sign up now to receive Wood Chips during the 2022 Public Works Chipping Season. Call (708) 671-3721 and leave your name, address, phone number, and if you would like to receive one or two loads of chips.
Classic Movie Night

Mondays in February | 7:00 pm
Palos Park Recreation Center

February 7: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
February 14: Roman Holiday
February 21: Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
February 28: Casablanca

Click the flyer for more details.
Secretary of State Departments and Driver Services Facilities to Extend Closure

Illinois driver services facilities and Secretary of State departments originally set to be closed for two weeks in January due to elevated COVID-19 case numbers will remain closed for an additional week, officials announced Thursday.

Though online services remain open on the Illinois Secretary of State website, in-person transactions won't be conducted through Jan. 24, Secretary of State Jesse White said in a news release.
"After careful consideration and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to extend the closures of offices and Driver Services facilities an additional week," White said. "The health and safety of employees and the public remains my top priority, and face-to-face transactions potentially increase the further spread of the virus."

The Drivers and Vehicles Services hotline phone number will also remain open during the closure period at 800-252-8980.

White's office announced that select Commercial Driver's License facilities will reopen for in-person transactions beginning on Jan. 18, including locations in Rockford, Springfield and Marion.
Residents are reminded that they can visit the Secretary of State's website for online services, including:

  • Renewing a license plate sticker
  • Renewing a driver's license or ID card for those who qualify (residents can call 217-785-1424 to confirm eligibility or to receive a PIN number)
  • Obtaining duplicate driver's licenses or ID cards
  • Obtaining a driver's record abstract

White reminded that all driver's license and ID card expiration dates have been extended to March 31, 2022. The extension does not apply to commercial driver's licenses and CDL learner's permits.

Additional information can be found here:
ComEd Tree Trimming to Begin Soon

Trees and branches that interfere with power lines can create safety hazards and cause power outages. Preventative tree maintenance helps avoid power outages.

  • Within the next 3 months ComEd will trim trees, branches and vines that interfere or have the potential to interfere with power lines.
  • In some cases, tree removal may be required. The remaining tree stumps are treated with an approved herbicide to prevent future regrowth. Herbicide will be applied by state-licensed applicators.
  • All work is performed by trained, qualified arborists.

For more information visit: comed.com/trees or call (800) 334-7661.
Are You A Family Caregiver?
Staying connected and involved is more important than ever. Pathlights offers free events to inform caregivers, clients, and their families and friends.
 
Call them at (708) 361-0219 to learn more about their Caregiver Resource Center that provides in-house services, home-delivered meals, support groups, respite, benefits’ assistance, options for safe transition from hospitals or skilled nursing facilities.
 
Enjoy a complimentary copy of the Winter/Spring 2022 edition of Chicago Health Caregiving. Click here and read about Pathlights on page 49.
Upcoming Events from Pathlights

Pathlights is dedicated to helping guide adults 60 years of age and over, adults with disabilities, their caregivers, families, and friends along their best path to aging - providing resources, advocacy, programs, and services needed to live with independence and dignity in the community.

Visit their website for a list of upcoming events, support groups, and workshops ranging from a variety of topics.
Shop Local in The Park

Palos Park has a variety of local restaurants and fast food establishments for your dining pleasure, whether you are in the mood for American, Chinese, Italian, Thai, or seafood. Many of the restaurants offer delivery and carry out services, as well as great casual dining.

For a full listing of all Palos Park Businesses, visit our website.
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