Featured Announcements

  1. Backlot Bash (JPG)

    Skokie's Backlot Bash

    Skokie's Backlot Bash takes place in Beautiful Downtown Skokie on August 26, 27 and 28. Enjoy live free national and local music acts, a carnival, 5K, classic car show, bingo, beer tent, pancake breakfast and lots more fun throughout the entire weekend! Read on...
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    Volunteer Sustainability Monitors Needed for Skokie's Backlot Bash!

    Volunteers are needed on August 26, 27 and 28 to direct Backlot Bash attendees to dispose of waste into recycling, compost or landfill containers. Volunteers will NOT be sorting food waste this year! Read on...
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    Document Destruction and Electronics Recycling Events

    See information about upcoming document destruction and electronics recycling events the are open to Skokie residents. Read on...
  4. SEED Graphic (PNG)

    SEED Applications Underway through August 26

    Are you interested in meaningful discussion about issues that separate us in our community, including race, gender and cultural differences? Apply to be part of the Skokie and Niles Township Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity equity training. Read on...
  5. Citizen&#39s Fire Academy 2022 Masthead

    Register for the Citizen's Fire Academy!

    Learn more about firefighting in this eight-week, action-packed free course held on Wednesday evenings from August 31 through October 19. Open to individuals age 18 and over. Register now - space is limited! Read on...
  6. National Immunization Awareness Month logo (JPG)

    August is Immunization Awareness Month

    On-time and up-to-date immunizations can help protect you and your loved ones form serious vaccine-preventable diseases. Read on...
  7. Turning Point west entrance - photo by Jennifer Sultz 2019 (JPG)

    Nominate Your Favorite Skokie Business for Business of the Year!

    Which store, service or business provides the most outstanding service to the customer? Tell us why you love them and why they should be Business of the Year! Nominations due by August 31, 2022. Read on...
  8. Lead Reduction Grant Masthead Image

    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...
  9. Exciting News! Johanna Nyden Appointed Skokie Community Development Director (1)

    Johanna Nyden Named Skokie Community Development Director

    Effective August 22, 2022, Johanna Nyden will serve as the Village of Skokie Economic Development Director, Village Manager John Lockerby has announced. Read on...
  10. Strawberries

    2022 Skokie Farmers' Market

    The 2022 Skokie Farmers' Market continues every Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through November 6 in the west Village Hall parking lot at 5127 Oakton Street. Lots of bountiful produce and fun are in store for this season! Read on...
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    Monkeypox Information

    Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus. On July 23, 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee has declared monkeypox as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Read on...
  12. Gun Safety First Image (JPG)

    Firearms Safety Information

    The Skokie Police Department is committed to providing the community with education, recommendations and services for firearms safety. Read on...
  13. Lane Closure Image

    Lane Closure on Oakton Street Between Niles and Lamon Avenues

    The lane closures will be Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. due to the new Downtown Skokie Homewood Suites by Hilton development at 4930 Oakton. Read on...
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    Old Orchard Road Lane Closures Continue Through October

    Through October, pavement maintenance by the Cook County Highway Department will result in lane closures on Old Orchard Road between Gross Point Road and Skokie Boulevard. Read on...
  15. Block Party Lowell 2021 (JPG)

    Congratulations, 2021 Block Party of the Year Award Winners!

    Great block parties on Lowell Avenue, Kostner Avenue and Madison Street received 2021 Block Party of the Year awards. Plan your 2022 block party now! Read on...
  16. Skokie International Market (JPG)

    Skokie International Market Coming Soon!

    The former U.S. Toy/Constructive Playthings facility located at 5314 Lincoln Avenue will soon be occupied by Skokie International Market! Read on...
  17. glass of water (JPG)

    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...
  18. Mosquito

    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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    Village Offers ARPA Funds to Support Residents and Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

    Applications being accepted for emergency financial assistance, workforce training scholarships, grants to social services agencies and qualifying businesses. Read on...
  20. Affordable Connectivity Program Logo (PNG)

    FCC Affordable Connectivity Program

    See more information about a program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. Read on...
  21. Hilton Homewood Suites masthead image (JPG)

    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...
  22. Basketball game at Gleiss Park 1 August 2021 (JPG)

    Call for Photos! Skokie Summer Scenes Photo Exhibit

    The Skokie Fine Arts Commission invites anyone who lives, works or plays in Skokie to submit up to three photos that capture a glimpse of life in the community. 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...
  24. Safe Driving Tips Video Home Screen (JPG)

    Skokie Police Department Safe Driving Tips Videos

    See the Skokie Police Department's Summer 2022 Safe Driving Tips Video Series! Read on...
  25. Flags of Nations (JPG)

    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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    Practice Heat Safety - Cooling Centers Available

    Be safe in the hot, humid weather! See a list of cooling centers available throughout the Village of Skokie, tips to stay safe in the heat and sunscreen info, too! Read on...
  27. COVID-19 Vaccine Graphic 2 (JPG)

    Village COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

    See up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccines and Skokie-area providers. 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...
  29. COVID-19 Therapeutic Medication (JPG)

    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...
  30. Coronavirus state image (JPG)

    Cook County and Skokie Rated High for COVID-19 Transmission

    Skokie Health and Human Services recommends following guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones and friends. Read on...
  31. NewSkokie Summer 2022 Masthead (JPG)

    Summer 2022 NewSkokie

    See the inaugural edition of the redesigned NewSkokie for a summer calendar of events, Downtown Skokie update, summer yard and home maintenance information and much more! Read on...
  32. Budget Graphic (JPG)

    Village of Skokie FY23 Budget Provides Important Investment in the Community

    The Village of Skokie’s Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Budget was recently approved by the Village Board after first being reviewed in detail by Village Board members during three public hearings in April 2022. 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...
  34. Yard Waste Bags (JPG)

    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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    Recycling Monitor Tag Program

    This summer, Public Works staff will be checking on recycling toters and leaving door tags with more information on avoiding contamination and recycling right! 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...
  38. Energy Efficiency (JPG)

    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...
  39. Coyote Masthead (JPG)

    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...
  40. Carvana (JPG)

    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...
  41. 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...
  43. Pace Bus

    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...
  44. 8000 North Rendering

    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...