PALOS PARK WEEKLY | April 16, 2021
Avoid Damage to Neighborhood Underground Utilities

Please remember to call JULIE (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators) at 811 before any digging projects. Most sewer, water, gas, electric, and telecommunications services are buried underground. A simple call to 811 will allow JULIE to mark utility locations on your property within two working days. Respect the marks and digs with care to avoid personal injury and damage to underground utilities. Julie's services are free.
ComEd Energy Saving Trees

ComEd is saying “thank you” for cooperating in their efforts to improve electric service in our neighborhood by partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to create the Power Planting Program. Through this program, ComEd is offering two free trees to assist customers looking to improve their green space.

In less than ten minutes, you can reserve your free trees. Get started by clicking the link and entering your address and clicking the start button.
Bike Safety Tips from Palos Park Bike Patrol

Palos Park is a great place to walk and bike. The Palos Park Bike Patrol is reminding everyone to be safe while having fun. While motorists need to remain aware of cyclists, all riders (especially kids) need to remember to watch for motorists, wear their helmets and follow basic bike safety rules.

The "ABC Quick Check" is something kids can remember, and a good way to emphasize the importance of proper equipment.

A - Air. Check tires and make sure they're full before you ride.
B - Brakes. Check that all brakes (handlebar and pedal) are working.
C- Chain. Check that the chain is clean, oiled and in place.

Other safety tips from Palos Park Bike Officers include:
  • When meeting a motorist at a turn or stop sign, make eye contact with the driver before going ahead to be sure the driver sees you. Sometimes motorists get distracted, even though they shouldn't, so cyclists need to do all they can to make sure a driver sees you.
  • Stop at all stop signs to check for traffic.
  • Wear bright colored clothing to be more visible to motorists.
  • Wear closed-toed shoes, not flip flops.
  • If you do ride at night, have a headlight and rear reflector mounted on your bike. The headlight and reflector are not for the cyclist to see, but for the cyclist to be seen by motorists.
  • If you have to cross the street, walk your bike or ride slowly across streets in crosswalks.
Kids Zone Summer Camp

The Recreation Department is excited to announce registration is now open for our Kids Zone Summer Camp.

At Kids Zone summer camp our experienced staff will create a safe, welcoming and fun environment for your children. The camp will consist of open playground time, art/science projects, reading activities, and outdoor time, and more. Please pack a nut free lunch, water and snack for your child daily.

Three or five day options are available. Click here for more information.
Sag Moraine Presents Benjamin Futa Of Botany LLC

Incorporating Native Plants in Urban and Suburban Landscapes
Free Webinar
April 21, 2021 7pm-8pm CDT

Click here for more details.
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.

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.
Shop & Dine 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.