Skokie Boulevard Construction

On April 17, 2019, the Skokie Public Works Department will be replacing a broken fire hydrant on Skokie Boulevard between Davis and Grove Streets. During the replacement, the southbound, right driving and parking lanes on Skokie Boulevard  will be closed. There will be at least one southbound lane open at all times. The repair project and lane closures will continue through Wednesday, April 17, 2019.  During this time, please consider an alternate route if possible. For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at 847/933-8427.

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!

29th Annual Skokie Festival of Cultures
May 18 and 19, 2019

The 29th Annual Skokie Festival of Cultures takes place on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton Street. Admission is free. This exciting outdoor event includes ethnic folk music and dance, a wide range of interational cuisine, unique arts and crafts, international children's games, a merchandise bazaar, a mini train ride around the park and more than 30 cultural booths and displays. An international short film festival is scheduled on Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Oakton Park to kick-off the Skokie Festival of Cultures weekend. The opening ceremonies, which are always colorful and spectacular, take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. For more information, visit www.skokieculturefest.org.