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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Temporary water outage on Friday, March 3

On Friday, March 3, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., residents on the following streets may experience a disruption in water service due to water main replacement work happening in their area:

Apple Lester Road Monee Road Oak Lane Oakwood Onarga Osage Osw...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Final street sweeping of 2016 begins Monday

Street sweeping in Park Forest begins Monday, Nov. 21, and lasts approximately 10 days. The street sweeper normally begins in the north part of Park Forest and continues south. The number of streets cleaned each day depends on the amount of leaves and/o...Read more » Click for more on street sweeping in Park Forest
Posted on: October 14, 2016

Street sweeping begins Monday, Oct. 17

Street sweeping in Park Forest begins Monday, Oct. 17, and lasts approximately 10 days.

The street sweeper normally begins in the north part of Park Forest and continues south. The number of streets cleaned each day depends on the amount of leaves and...Read more »

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

CodeRed issued for residents near Somonauk Park

A CodeRed alert was issued for a small portion of Park Forest early this afternoon in the area of Central Park Avenue, Nauvoo Street, and Blackhawk Drive near Somonauk Park. The message to residents was as follows:

On Friday, October 14, residents may...Read more »

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Posted on: April 14, 2015

Hydrant flushing begins April 20

Hydrant flushing begins on April 20 and will continue through Memorial Day.

Flushing begins at 9 a.m., on weekdays only. No flushing will take place on weekends.

Hydrants are flushed to remove rust and sediment from the water system. During hydran...Read more »

View the hydrant flushing progress map!
Posted on: January 5, 2015

Be prepared for the cold

Last Tuesday, the Public Works Department received its first frozen water line report of the season. Public Works was able to thaw the water line and restore service to the resident.

Due to low temperatures, the potential for freezing pipes is there ...Read more »

Posted on: December 15, 2014

Water Main Project Public Notice

PUBLIC COMMENT NOTICE

IEPA FUNDING OF WATER MAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS

VILLAGE OF PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS

1. Purpose of the Project. The purpose of this Project is to install approximately 22,000 lineal feet of new water main i...Read more »

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Last yard waste collection of 2014 is Nov. 25

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The final yard waste pick-up day of 2014 is November 25. Be sure to stop in to Village Hall, prior to November 25, to pick-up your yard waste bags and stickers, and round out your seasonal clean-up of fallen leaves and other yard waste before winter!

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Posted on: September 26, 2014

Construction to impact Village Hall traffic flow

An on-going construction project on Victory Drive continues next week with major work taking place just outside of Village Hall. For Tuesday only, parking will be moved to the west side of Village Hall. The pavement will be rough but walkable. Resident...Read more »

Posted on: August 1, 2014

Storm clean-up completed

The Department of Public Works recently completed a lengthy clean-up process following a powerful storm that hit Park Forest earlier this summer.

Crews collected debris – in some areas several times – brought to the curb by residents throughout town.
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Posted on: July 16, 2014

Storm clean-up continues

The Department of Public Works this week continues its efforts to clear debris left behind from a powerful storm that caused major damage earlier this month.

Crews are currently moving through the Lincolnwood neighborhood and will then continue work o...Read more »

Posted on: May 21, 2014

Metra parking in Park Forest to increase July 1

Metra commuter lot parking rates in Park Forest increase July 1 from $1 per day to $1.25 per day. Users of the stations at 211th & North Street are advised.

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Water Quality Report for Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2013 now available

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To view the Water Quality Report for Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2013 click on the link below.

View the Water Quality Report
Posted on: April 10, 2014

Public Works meeting with residents impacted by pilot project set for April 15; attendance critical

The Department of Public Works will hold a special meeting Tuesday, April 15, beginning at 6 p.m., at Village Hall for residents impacted by a water main restoration pilot project expected to begin in the coming months.

The upcoming project, Cured In P...Read more »

CIPP Project Details
Posted on: February 19, 2014

Frozen underground pipes leaving some without water

Officials in Park Forest are aware of several homes in town that have no water service due to frozen pipes -- a problem that has no quick and easy solution. Many other towns throughout the region are hearing similar reports, and numbers may continue to go...Read more »

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