Featured Announcements

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    Skokie Police Department Mission and Values Statement Community Review

    The entire community is invited to participate in the Skokie Police Department's collaborative Mission and Values Statement review. Read on...
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    Draft Environmental Sustainability Plan Available for Review and Comment

    Review and comment on the Village's draft Environmental Sustainability Plan that addresses waste reduction, wastewater, housing, energy use and much more. The comment period ends on October 17, 2022. Read on...
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    Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

    From October 6 to 21, 2022, eligible Skokie residents age 18 and over can apply for the chance to receive $500 per month for 24 months to improve their economic stability, health and independence. Read on...
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    Leaf Collection Begins on October 17

    Fall leaf collection begins during the week of October 17 and continues through early December, weather permitting. Rake leaves into the street next to the curb in front of your home. Please, no grass clippings or yard debris! Read on...
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    Old Orchard Road Lane Closures Continue Through October

    Over the next few weeks, pavement removal and replacement by the Cook County Highway Department will result in lane closures on Old Orchard Road between Gross Point Road and Skokie Boulevard. Read on...
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    2022 Assist-A-Family Campaign

    The need is great this year - please donate if you can to help your Skokie neighbors who are experiencing financial stress during this holiday season meet household needs and celebrate with their families. Read on...
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    Seniors Matter Rideshare Program

    Free rides to grocery stores, pharmacies and medical appointments in Skokie available for Skokie residents age 65 and older through a pilot program offered by Skokie Health and Human Services with support from The Safelight Foundation and AARP. Read on...
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    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    See information from the Skokie Health and Human Services Department on breast cancer statistics and resources for breast cancer awareness and important screenings. Read on...
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    Skokie Welcomes Asylum Seeking Families

    In late September, approximately 35 asylum-seeking families, largely from Venezuela, began staying temporarily at a Skokie location as part of a cooperative program with the State of Illinois, Illinois State Board of Education and other partners. Read on...
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    Medicare 101 Presentations

    Medicare can be confusing! This free program will give an overview to help upcoming, new and long-time Medicare beneficiaries understand their healthcare choices. Offered on October 13 and November 17. Read on...
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    Get Your Flu Shot!

    Skokie Health and Human Services offers flu shots to Skokie residents ages four and older. The flu shot appointment portal is now open! Read on...
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    Village COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

    See up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccines and Skokie-area providers. Read on...
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    New Mixed-Use Development Approved

    A new development with 494 luxury rental units, a parking garage and ground-floor retail space is set for construction on a 6.2-acre, largely vacant parcel on Linder and Touhy Avenues. Read on...
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    November 8, 2022 Illinois Gubernatorial General Election Early Voting

    See information on early voting sites for the November 8, 2022 General Election. Note that the Skokie Courthouse at 5600 Old Orchard Road is the only early voting location in Skokie. No early voting at Village Hall! Read on...
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    Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

    National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 to October 15 each year. See more information about this celebration of generations of Hispanic Americans who have enriched our nation and society, Read on...
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    Artistic Excellence Award Nominations Invited

    Through November 1, 2022, the Fine Arts Commission invites nominations for the 2022 Artistic Excellence Awards for an organization, business and/or individual for their contributions to the Arts in the community. Read on...
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    Rat Control in Skokie

    Skokie has seen an increase in rat activity and the Village is taking a number of added steps to address this problem head-on. Read more about the Village's action steps and what residents can do to ensure their property does not attract rats. Read on...
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    Summer = Mosquitoes and the Threat of West Nile Virus

    In early July, a mosquito pool in Skokie tested positive for West Nile Virus. Learn how to protect you and your family this summer, and when trucks will spray your neighborhood. Read on...
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    Fall 2022 NewSkokie

    The Fall 2022 edition of NewSkokie features information about firearms safety, development of the Environmental Sustainability Plan, the FY23 Budget, fall 2022 flu shot clinics, Halloween trick-or-treating hours and much more. Read on...
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    2022 Skokie Farmers' Market

    The 2022 Skokie Farmers' Market continues every Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. NOTE: On Sunday, August 28, 2022, the Skokie Farmers Market will move to the west parking lot at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street. Read on...
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    Firearms Safety Information

    The Skokie Police Department is committed to providing the community with education, recommendations and services for firearms safety. Read on...
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    Skokie Police Department Quarterly Beat Meetings

    Attend a meeting with your Skokie Police Department 'Beat' officers for your neighborhood or business location to learn about what's going on in your area! Meetings will be held at various locations in each Beat. Read on...
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    New CDC COVID-19 Guidance

    See more information and resources on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated guidance on COVID-19 relative to quarantine, masking and more. Read on...
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    Check Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Online

    IDPH Vax Verify portal allows Illinois residents age 18 and older to check their COVID-19 vaccination record. Read on...
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    Getting Therapeutic Medication for COVID-19

    See resource information in English, Arabic and Spanish for obtaining medication to help reduce COVID-19 symptoms and avoid serious illness. Read on...
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    Monkeypox Information

    Monkeypox, a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus, has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization. See more info and details on August 27 vaccination clinic at Erie Humboldt Park Health Center. Read on...
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    Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program

    Planning to renovate your home soon? The Cook County Department of Public Health offers qualifying Skokie homeowners free funding to help with home renovations. Read on...
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    Village of Skokie 2021 Water Quality Report

    Skokie's water supply, which undergoes rigorous, ongoing testing, meets all Illinois Environmental Protection Agency standards and has consistently met these standards for many years. Read on...
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    Access Village Services Online and by Phone

    Numerous Village services can be accessed online and by phone to save you a trip to Village Hall! Read on...
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    Multi-Lingual Village Information Sheets

    See essential program from all Village Departments translated into Arabic, Bosnian, Filipino, Gujarati, Persian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese. Read on...
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    FY2023 Budget in Brief

    The Village of Skokie Budget in Brief summarizes the budget for May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023 by outlining planned expenditures, sources of revenue and by providing an overview of Village services and capital improvements. Read on...
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    Yard Waste Collection

    Yard waste collection resumes on April 6, 2022, and continues every Wednesday through early November, except for holiday weeks when yard waste is collected on Saturday. Remember - no grass clippings! Read on...
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    Textile Recycling Program Update

    There are lots of changes to the Simple Recycling textile recycling program! Go online to schedule a pick up today, don't just set it out on your recycling day, and please use your own bag or box. Read on...
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    Smart911 Emergency Notification System

    Stay informed in an emergency! Register now for the Skokie Smart911 Emergency Notification System to receive calls and texts on your mobile phone, as well as email alerts. Read on...
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    Save on Energy Costs With ComEd Energy Efficiency Program

    Through the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, over 1,800 Skokie ComEd customers saved $343,500 in energy costs during 2021. These savings are the equivalent of powering 500 homes for one year or planting 2,700 acres of trees. Read on...
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    Watch Out for Coyotes!

    How to protect yourself, your family and your pets from coyotes that sometimes roam through Skokie and neighboring communities. Read on...
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    Oakton Street Lane Closures East of Skokie Boulevard

    Beginning Tuesday, September 27 and continuing for several weeks, intermittent weekday lane closures will occur on Oakton Street between Skokie Boulevard and Kolmar Avenue for a roadway patching project. Read on...
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    Oakton Street Resurfacing Project

    Beginning in late August, the Illinois Department of Transportation will patch and resurface Oakton Street through Niles and Morton Grove, ending near Long Avenue in Skokie. Read on...
  39. Road Work Ahead

    IDOT Triangle Project

    See information about the ongoing IDOT road construction project at Dempster Street, Skokie Boulevard and Niles Center Road. Read on...
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    Road Construction Maps and Information

    It's road construction season! See interactive and pdf maps as well as details on projects underway throughout the community. Read on...
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    Pace Bus Route Changes in Downtown Skokie

    Pace bus stops at Oakton Street and Niles and LaCrosse Avenues will be altered beginning May 16, 2022 through at least December 2023 due to a construction project. Read on...
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    Carvana Development Information

    July 25, 2022 Carvana project update: project remains on hold pending Carvana's ability to resolve State of Illinois license suspension. Read on...
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    Hilton Hotel Development Update

    Construction of the new 143-room Downtown Skokie Homewood Suites by Hilton is underway! The project should finish in late 2023 and is expected to serve 47,000 guests annually and bring 125 full-time jobs to the community. Read on...
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    Highpoint at 8000 North

    Leasing is underway at Highpoint at 8000 North, offering 153 luxury apartments on the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street in Downtown Skokie. Read on...