Village of Palos Park Welcomes!
The Village of Palos Park is a charming
bedroom community nestled in the midst of dense
wooded land. A
wonderful place to live and raise a family
in a natural environment. We love this town
for its profound natural features, where hills,
creeks, and ravines abound. Large, aged oak trees
line our streets and properties. Our one-acre
zoning in residential areas has been vital in
maintaining these natural assets, and the community
members actively work to maintain our “pastoral
setting, rural splendor.”
Due to weather conditions, ComEd is on heightened
awareness and staffing is on alert to restore
customers asap. Please call in outages immediately
to 1-800-ComEd which is 1-800-334-7661.
TWO IMPORTANT ITEMS ALL RESIDENTS SHOULD KNOW:
1. ComEd Outage
map is available to all of our customers at:
www.ComEd.com under Customer
Service/Outage Info. The website is:
2. ComEd customer can sign up to receive outage
alerts on their Mobile Phones. Register by
providing your cell phone number and their
home account number. For outage alerts:
Fence Regulations Summary
View the recommendations from the Ad Hoc Fence
The Elections Office of Cook County Clerk David Orr
has announced that voters can apply for a mail
ballot online by going to the website
those who do not have access to a computer mail
ballot applications are available at Village Hall.
To vote by mail, this form must be completed, mailed
and received by Thursday, March 13, 2014 by the Cook
County Clerk’s Office, Mail Voting Unit, 69 W.
Washington Street, Room 500, Chicago, IL 60602
Early Voting for the March 18, 2014 Gubernatorial
Primary Election will take place Monday, March 3rd –
Saturday, March 15th. Voters do not need to provide
an excuse or reason why they cannot make it to the
polls on Election Day. State law requires early
voters to display a valid photo ID to an election
official before receiving a ballot to vote early.
Early Voting is conducted on touch screens that
store every ballot style in the county, permitting
any voter in suburban Cook County to vote at any
Early Voting site. Your ballot will remain secret
and securely stored. Orland Township Hall, 14807
Ravinia Ave, Orland Park and the Palos Heights
Administration Building, 7607 W. College Drive,
Palos Heights are two locations closest to Palos
Park. Both these locations are open Monday –
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
County Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazards Mitigation
Natural Disasters Affect You?
County is preparing a hazard mitigation plan to
reduce the risks from natural hazards and to
guide decision makers as they commit resources
to reducing the effects of
Hazards of Concern Include:
Severe weather (extreme heat, lightning,
hail, fog and wind)
Severe winter weather
Dam and levee failures
survey and tell us what you know. Go online to take
For more information, visit our project website at
Depositing Snow in the Street
Village Ordinance 1020.03 prohibits the practice of
pushing or blowing snow from a driveway into the
public street. Any snow pushed, plowed, or blown
from a driveway and left on a street will turn to
ice and become a driving hazard for all motorists.
Snow from a driveway should be removed and placed
adjacent to the driveway in front or to the side of
your home. Snow removed from the driveway should
never block a fire hydrant.
A snow removal tip:
One way to reduce the amount of snow re-deposited
across your driveway by the snow plow is to place
the snow removed from your driveway into the
easement along the right side of your drive as you
face the street. This reduces the chance of snow
removed from your driveway being pushed back across
your drive. This suggestion, however, may not work
where driveway openings are placed close together.
If you have any questions regarding our snow removal
efforts, please call the Public Works Department at
708-671-3721. If a snow-related emergency occurs
after hours, you should call the non-emergency
number for the Police Department at 708-448-2191.
of America' Palos Park
Kacmar, the Palos Park Library, and the Village of
To celebrate the
centennial anniversary of Palos Park in 2014, the
Village of Palos Park and the Palos Park Public
Library have partnered together to publish a book
with Arcadia Publishing highlighting the fascinating
history of Palos Park. The book, written by Palos
Park librarian Jeannine Kacmar, features photographs
and stories donated from private collections of
local residents, businesses, and organizations. The
book is available for purchase for $21.99 at the
Village Hall and the Palos Park Library. Call the
library (708-448-1530) or the Village Hall
(708-671-3700) for more information
Fine Arts Announces Scholarships
Fine Arts Association is offering 2014
scholarships. Offered to high school students in their junior or
senior year or to teachers in the following areas of
interest: music, visual arts, theater, creative
writing or dance.
Daylight Saving Time
Sunday March 9th. Clocks need to be set one hour ahead. Don't forget to
change the batteries in your home detectors.
Palos Park Senior Club
March 10, Doors open at 11:15 am. Lunch is served at noon.
Steve Cooper joins us once again
for another great performance. This time he will perform "1960's TV
MEMORIES." Before cable and satellite dishes, when channels 2, 5, 7 and
9 ruled, clips from early TV are sure to bring back many memories of
sit-coms we all watched. He will also share "behind the scenes" stories
that are both humorous and fascinating. All Palos Park residents over
the age 60 are invited to join this club. Call 708-480-4103 for further
information about the Senior Club.
World War II, Part II Exhibit
March 12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
McCord Gallery & Cultural Center
New collection of WWII artifacts will be on display. Among the treasures
are a Hitler Youth dagger with a handmade wooden blade surrendered by a
14-year-old boy, a German mauser rifle, a machine gun ammunition belt,
Rudolph Hess’s silverware, opium cigarettes given to Kamakazi pilots and
many other historic items. Docents in WWII uniforms will explain and
demonstrate parts of the collection. Jeeps and military vehicles from
the era will be parked on the lawn. To honor area veterans, guests are
invited to share their stories as well as memorabilia. To participate,
please call the McCord office at 708-671-0648.
Dyed in the Wool
Thursday, Mar. 13th 7 p.m.
Back by popular demand, the four piece American folk group Dyed in the
Wool will flash their Celtic edge in an evening of traditional and
contemporary song with live music that is sure to get all in the St.
Patrick’s Day spirit. Register for this program by calling 708-448-1530
or visit the library online at