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PALOS PARK WEEKLY | March 12, 2021
Save the Date

Chili in the Park
Saturday, April 17, 2021
On Memorial Drive (next to Recreation Center)
Open to the public at 12:30 pm, tasting begins at 1:15 pm

Concert in the Park
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Co-sponsored by The Village and Palos Fine Arts
Village Green (behind Recreation Center)
Grounds open at 5:00 pm, Music from 6:30-8:30 pm

Hot Dog Day
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Village Green
5:00-7:30 pm

Autumn in the Park Festival
Friday, September 17, 2021 6:00-10:30 pm
Saturday, September 18, 2021 11:30 am-11:00 pm
Village Green

Music Together's spring registration is now open. Nurture your child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement with Music Together's fun, engaging and musically diverse experience. The informal instructional style will soon have your entire family singing, dancing, and laughing together. In person and Zoom options available.

Visit the Recreation Department website for more information or to register.
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Mortgage Relief Program

If you have a federally-backed mortgage and have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for up to one year of deferred mortgage payments. Click the graphic to the left for more information.
ComEd Reliability Reports

ComEd understands that now more than ever, reliable power is extremely important. To demonstrate their commitment to meeting customers' energy needs, ComEd is providing residential and small-business customers with personalized reliability reports with their March bills. The report offers customers an individual look at their service reliability from the previous year. Click here to read ComEd's full press release.
Palos Park Police is reminding residents to be alert and cautious as they are seeing more Ruse scams with offenders posing as utility workers, inspectors, Village employees, or even a neighbor, and trying to gain entry to your home. Police remind everyone of the following:

  • Keep windows and doors locked, even when you are home.
  • Look out a window to see who is at your door, making sure the person sees you so they know someone is actually home.
  • Never open your door to anyone you do not know.
  • Do not be fooled by phony uniforms, work vests, or ID badges. If you did not call or request service, do not open the door.
  • Never allow anyone you do not know, or a business or service you did not request, enter your home.
  • If the scammer refuses to leave or continues to pressure you, call 911 immediately.
National Say Something Week

This week the Palos Park Police Department in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonprofit organization led by several families who lost loved ones in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is taking part in the National Say Something Week.

Say Something teaches students in middle school and high school how to look for warning signs, signals and threats, especially on social media, from individuals who may want to hurt themselves or others and to "say Something" to a trusted adult to get them help. When it comes to violence, suicide, and threats most individuals tell someone of their plan before the incident takes place. In fact, it is estimated that 80% of school shooters told another individual prior to the event.

Say Something Week raises awareness and reinforces the power young people have to prevent tragedies when they reach out to a trusted adult.
Vaccination appointments and sites continue to be added as vaccines become more available. Vaccinefinder.org is a website that is designed to help find available vaccination appointments within a chosen area.

Appointments for qualifying individuals can also be scheduled at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov. You can also sign up for an appointment by calling (833) 308-1988 Monday-Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm. Appointments are still limited, however, signing up gives you access to updates and notifications when appointments are available. If you or anyone you know needs assistance signing up for Cook County's vaccination program, contact the Village Hall at (708) 671-3700.

Health officials are encouraging individuals to be patient as vaccine supplies are limited. Cook County Health will only offer appointment slots based on the amount of vaccine on hand and will add appointments as new vaccine shipments arrive.

For up-to-date information you can visit cookcountypublichealth.org.
Visit IDPH's website for vaccine information, including frequently asked questions. 

In addition residents who are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine can sign up at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov to receive updates about phases and eligibility.
The Village of Palos Park provides the following options for residents and customers to contact us via email, or over the phone for most day-to-day services, inquiries, credit and debit payments. Payments may also be dropped at the drop boxes at the Kaptur Center and the Metra Station.

Contractor Registrations and building permit forms can be found on our website and can be emailed to permits@palospark.org.

Permits for our Public Works department can also be found online and emailed to publicworks@palospark.org.

Direct Debit forms are also available to have your utility bill directly debited from your bank account on the day your bill is due.

You can reach the Village Hall at (708) 671-3700. Please visit our website at www.palospark.org.
Thank you for shopping and dining in The Park!

Our local merchants are here for you and your family. For a full listing of all Palos Park Businesses, visit our website.

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