PALOS PARK WEEKLY | April 2, 2021
Yard Waste service through the garbage company started April 1st
The Branch Chipping Service through Public Works will begin on the east side of the Village on Monday, April 12, 2021. Please visit our website for a complete list of dates and chipping regulations.
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.
Residents Reminded to be Aware of Scam Tactics

With Spring approaching, residents are being advised to be on the lookout for scam artists posing as contractors. Be aware of people who:
  • Solicit door to door. Professionals do not do this.
  • Claim to be working in your neighborhood and noticed that you need repairs.
  • Offer a free inspection which always turns up with a major repair.
  • Tell you that you need to act right away.
  • Tell you that they have left over materials from another job that you could use.
  • Want to be paid in cash.
  • Do not provide a detailed contract.
  • Ask for a large down payment.
Make sure that anyone doing work for you is registered with the Village and has pulled all necessary permits. The Building Department is here to help protect you from these unscrupulous individuals. Call us at (708) 671-3730 to verify if a contractor is registered with the Village. 
The month of April has been designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month by the United States Department of Health & Human Services.

Studies continue to show that many parents believe the major risk of child sexual abuse involves strangers. In reality, up to 90% of cases are committed by someone known and trusted by the victim and family. 

Police Commissioner Dan Polk, said, “Research shows that when parents possess six protective factors, the risk for neglect and abuse diminish and optimal outcomes for children, youth, and families are promoted. The six protective factors are:

• Nurturing and attachment
• Knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development
• Parental resilience
• Social connections
• Concrete supports for parents
• Social and emotional developmental well-being

“April is a time to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children,” said Polk
ComEd Adds $9 Million in Bill Assistance and Extends Payment Plans

Recognizing that many Illinois families continue to be adversely affected by economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, ComEd is increasing financial assistance funding to help customers regain their financial footing. New programs are being offered to extend ComEd's ongoing efforts to help customers get to a place of stability. Limited time, financial assistance options include:

  • Bill Payment Assistance Program
  • Flexible Payment Arrangements
  • Service Reconnection Assistance

Read ComEd's full release here.
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.