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PALOS PARK WEEKLY | JUNE 17, 2022
Election Day is Approaching
 
Election day for the Primaries is Tuesday, June 28 – Polls are open from 6am to 7pm. 
 
Early voting started June 13. Anyone wishing to vote early can do so at the Palos Heights Recreation Center, 6601 West l27th in Palos Heights. The nearest “Ballot Drop Box” is also at the Palos Heights Recreation Center.
 
If you wish to vote the day of the election, there are 8 polling places determined by where you live. If you are not sure on your polling location, feel free to call the Village Hall at 708-671-3700 for assistance. 

If you wish to vote by mail, you can apply online at 
cookcountyclerk.gov/votebymail.gov - You must submit this application by June 23 and it must be postmarked by June 28 to be counted.
 
By now everyone should have received an information form from the Cook County Clerk's office which includes your polling place. It’s important to get out and vote!

IMPORTANT DATES
June 23 is the deadline to request a mail in ballot.
June 27 marks the final day of early voting.
June 28 is primary Election Day, also the latest date a mail in ballot can be postmarked to be counted.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Concert in the Park 2022! It was a beautiful night filled with great music, dancing, families and friends!
Smoke Testing

On July 7, 2022, Dukes, the contractor hired by the Village, will begin smoke testing the sanitary sewer in several areas of the Village. This testing is used to determine if there are problems with the system that allow storm water to infiltrate the sanitary sewer. The testing will be completed in the area’s tributary to the following lift stations: Ramsgate, Partridge, Romiga, and 91st Street. The sewers in the three phases of the Commons will also be tested. The company will start hanging the attached door tags on July 7 & 8. Further information will be forthcoming. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works 708-671-3721.
Heat Safety Reminder from Palos Park Police Department

PPPD staff checks on our vulnerable population in this extreme heat & severe weather. Remember that extreme heat can affect everyone’s health, but the risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Residents are urged to watch for the effects of heat illness, including swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
Metra to sell $100 flat-rate monthly pass

Metra will start offering a $100 flat-rate “Super Saver” monthly pass valid for unlimited travel throughout the Chicago area. The new pass will be offered for a three-month pilot period starting in July.

For the price of a tank of gas, or a trip to a baseball game, you can travel all over the Chicago area on Metra for a month,” said Metra Executive Director/CEO Jim Derwinski. “High gas prices already make Metra an affordable option versus driving, but this new monthly ‘Super Saver’ pass makes the choice even clearer.”

Full fare “Super Saver” passes will cost $100, while a reduced fare pass for eligible seniors, K-12 students and children will cost $70. Buying the new pass during the pilot program will be the same process as buying the regular Monthly Pass via the Ventra app and from ticket agents, with only a different price.

To read the full press release, click here.
Friends of the Forest Preserves has a great opportunity for youth and young adults! Friends is hiring all positions for the Beaubien Woods Youth Corps, a six week, paid summer employment and educational experience on the southeast side of Chicago.

The BYWC program provides a way for youth to help their community’s environment through restoration projects, community program support, and outreach activities in their local forest preserves.

They're currently seeking crew members (ages 14-19) and leadership positions (21+). Visit their website to learn more and apply.
Kean Avenue Road Construction

The Illinois Department of Transportation will be overlaying, making ADA improvements, and milled rumble strips to Kean Avenue from Routh 83 to 119th Street. The anticipated start date is June 8th and estimated completion date is July 13, 2022.
Job Opportunity - Recreation Supervisor

This position is for a full-time, benefited Recreation Supervisor for the Department of Recreation and Parks. We are looking for a candidate that is eager to help grow existing programs and offerings and help develop new ones. The Village has various programs and events from small niche to large signature events. The candidate should have experience in managing staff, programs, projects, and special events. 

For a full description of this position and information to apply, visit our website here.
Coming up in the Village:
Hot Dog Day

Thursday, July 21 from 5:00 - 7:30 pm on the Village Green. Music provided by LEGACY, playing vintage rock and soul. Enjoy fresh grilled hot dogs with friends and family! Picnic tables will be available. Hot dogs - $2.00 each. Make it a meal with a chips and a drink for $4.00.
Autumn in the Park 2022

Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 join us for food, drinks and a full line-up of entertainment.

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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