Clean, Green, Skokie!

Sign up now for the 2019 Clean, Green Skokie! program, an event that focuses on pride in the community and collaborating efforts for a good old fashioned neighborhood litter cleanup from April 5 through April 29, 2019. One lucky group or individual who helps clean up Skokie will have a tree planted in their honor at the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park! Call the Village at 847-933-8257 or email info@skokie.org to register for Clean, Green Skokie! by telling us who will clean, what area will be cleaned and when the litter cleanup will occur. Litter cleanup kits, courtesy of the Public Works Department, can be picked up at Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning in late March. Clean, Green Skokie! participants are automatically entered for a chance to have a tree planted in their honor at the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. Want to increase your chances? Take a photo of your group cleaning, or posed by the filled bags of litter and recyclables, and tweet to #cleangreenskokie or post to your Facebook page with a tag to Shop Local Skokie. Any registered group that does this will receive five extra prize drawing entries!

Skokie Resident? Oakton Community College Student? Apply for a Scholarship!

In 2007, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Council-Manager form of government, the Village of Skokie established the Excellence in Professional Government Management Scholarship at Oakton Community College. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to a Skokie resident who attends Oakton, demonstrates economic need and also has demonstrated leadership or volunteerism either in the community or while in high school or at Oakton. Applications for fall 2019 or spring 2020 scholarships are due by March 31, 2019. Please click here for more information from the Oakton Community College web site.

8000 North Project Update 

The 8000 North project being constructed on the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street in Downtown Skokie is a mixed-use development that will feature a 153-unit, 12-story luxury apartment building and ground-floor retail space. The development also includes a six-story parking garage with 73 public parking spaces for the development and Downtown Skokie visitors beyond the 192 private resident parking spaces.

Phase I of the 8000 North Development, which began in fall 2018, was recently completed. This construction phase included installation of nearly 100 caissons at approximately 60 to 70 feet in depth to support the garage and residential building foundations.  In addition, all underground utilities have been installed and the foundations for both the residential building and parking garage an in place. With all of the Phase I work now complete, the project awaits additional governmental approvals before moving to Phase II which will include vertical construction of both the garage structure and residential building. Building occupancies are expected to begin in mid-2020.

The 8000 North development team includes renowned architects from Lucien Lagrange Studio, Pamela Self Landscape Architects, General Contractor W.E. O’Neil and several other preeminent development professionals. For more information and updates on the 8000 North development, click here.