The latest news from the Village of Skokie

December 5, 2023

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Village Board Adopts Implementation Plan for Electoral Referendums

On Monday evening, the Skokie Village Board of Trustees approved an implementation plan for three citizen-initiated electoral referendums passed by voters in November 2022. 


What it means:  

  • Four election districts (PDF) now exist. One trustee will be elected by voters from each of the Village’s four districts and two trustees will be elected at-large. 
  • Municipal elections will occur every two years instead of every four years, with half of the Board elected at a time 
  • Elections will be nonpartisan 

What’s next: The changes will be in effect for the February/April 2025 Election. 

It’s National Flu Vaccination Week! 

Have you had your flu shot yet? Protect yourself from severe illness this flu season by getting vaccinated. 

Get your shot: Contact your primary healthcare provider, visit, or explore Skokie Health and Human Services vaccination services.

Don’t forget: Hospitalizations from RSV and COVID-19 have also increased across Illinois. Skokie Health and Human Services (SHHS) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) urge residents to receive the latest available vaccinations.

Skokie Health and Human Services flu shot clinic in October. Photo by Richard Cahan.

Holiday "Giftorium" Pops Up on Oakton Street

Holiday shopping just got easier! The Village has partnered with The Village Makery to gather local artisans in one place this December. 

Plan your visit: Stop by the Skokie Holiday Giftorium at 4853 Oakton St. in Downtown Skokie every Thursday through Sunday through December 23. 

Fall Leaf Collection Wrapping Up Soon

With just a few leaves still clinging to trees, the Village’s Public Works Department will soon conclude its fall leaf collection program.

Raking made easy: Instead of bagging leaves in landscape bags, rake leaves into the street next to the curb in front of your home. Crews anticipate collecting leaves through the week of December 11-15, weather permitting. Please do not rake leaves into the street after next week. Review fall leaf collection guidelines.

Parking tip: Avoid parking your vehicle on or near leaf piles so that crews can access and remove them.

As seen on Dolphin News Network: Student reporters from Devonshire School recently spoke with Public Works Operations Manager Brad Maggi about the Village’s leaf collection efforts. Watch their report.

Two Winter Reminders

With the cold weather season upon us, here are two quick reminders regarding property maintenance.

Heating: Landlords, property owners and condo associations must keep all habitable rooms at a minimum temperature of 68 degrees, per International Property Maintenance Code. Need to report an issue? Contact the Village at 847-933-8224.

Snow Removal: Be a good neighbor! Clear snow from driveways, sidewalks and staircases adjacent to and on your property. Need a hand? The Village’s TeenLink program connects residents with teens who are available for hire to do the work. 

Stay Safe this Holiday Season!

Fire Prevention Specialist Tim Taylor of the Skokie Fire Department shares a few important reminders as you and your family celebrate this season. Watch the video on the Village’s Facebook and Instagram.

Shop Local! Explore Skokie’s ‘What a Gift’ Campaign

Looking for a unique holiday gift idea or the perfect restaurant for your end-of-year meeting or celebration? Follow the Village’s Explore Skokie Facebook and Instagram accounts for highlights of local businesses every day this December.

Catch up: Check out recent videos highlighting Aw Yeah Comics, Will’s Place, Who Modern, and Skokie Paint.

A Titanic Attraction!

“Titanic” is coming to Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie! The immersive exhibition, which opens February 16, tells the tale of the famous ship from initial design through its tragic demise, and features hundreds of artifacts that survived the sinking of the Titanic as well as props and costumes from James Cameron's blockbuster film.

Book your voyage: Tickets will be available for purchase starting this Wednesday, December 6 at 10 a.m. Join the waitlist.

Reduce Your Risk of Falling

Oak Street Health is partnering with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital to help older adults reduce their risk of falling. The free presentation will take place this Wednesday, December 6 at 1:30 p.m. at 4120 Dempster St. RSVP by calling 847-779-6407.

There’s Still Time to Support Skokie Families in Need this Season!

Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Donate to the Village’s Assist-A-Family Campaign

Make an impact: Your donation will provide eligible Skokie families with gift cards for area businesses to purchase food, household goods, and other items specific to their needs. Donate today.

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Upcoming Public Meetings

Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings are held at Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street.

Zoning Board of Appeals

December 6, 2023, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Council Chambers

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Economic Development Commission

December 7, 2023, 8:30 AM @ Conference Rooms D&E

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Plan Commission

December 7, 2023, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Council Chambers

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Performing Arts Center Board

December 11, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie

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