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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Construction to Begin for Downtown Skokie Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center

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Construction of the Skokie Homewood Suites and Conference Center by Hilton is a transformative opportunity to build and create a great opportunity in the heart of Downtown Skokie. Two hotel market feasibility studies validated that there is demand for thi...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Demolition Well Underway at 4930 Oakton Street to Clear the Site for Hotel Construction

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Demolition of the former Sanford Brown building located at 4930 Oakton continues to accelerate.  As of  August 15, most of the structure has been removed with the site to be fully cleared of debris by August 31, 2022. The demolition work...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Westfield Old Orchard Center Business District and Redevelopment Agreement Approved

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n March 7, 2022, the Skokie Village Board approved the designation of Westfield Old Orchard shopping center, the Village’s premiere sales tax generator, as an official Business District.  As the final step in the process, the Village Bo...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Village Statement on Possible Westfield Old Orchard Sale

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During the recent creation of the Westfield Old Orchard Business District, the possibility of mall ownership changes or joint ventures were contemplated and addressed by Village leaders in the agreement between the Village of Skokie and Westfield Old Orch...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 17, 2022

New Mixed-Use Project Approved at 3300 Dempster Street

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Construction is expected to begin later this year on a new 23 unit mixed-use residential building located at 3300 Dempster Street.  Overall the building will be four stories tall along Dempster Street (on the south) with a set back of ha...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Find Your New Home at Highpoint at 8000 North!

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Leasing is well underway at Skokie's newest luxury residences, Highpoint at 8000 North.  Designed by famed architect Lucien LaGrange,  the property is home to 153 apartment homes with the units ranging in size from Studio's to large 3 be...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Village of Skokie Selected for EV Readiness Program

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The Village of Skokie was announced today as one of the first sixteen communities selected to participate in the EV Readiness Program led by ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. This initiative aims to help communities streamline policies and impleme...

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Posted on: November 20, 2022

Winter 2022/2023 NewSkokie

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See the Winter 2022/2023 edition of NewSkokie.

See the latest edition of NewSkokie that features a summary of economic development that occurred in 2022 as well as articles on the Skokie Police Department's use of automated license plate reading c...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

2022 Assist-A-Family Campaign

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Donate to the 2022 Assist-A-Family Campaign!

Please consider supporting Skokie’s 2022 Assist-A-Family Program (AAF) campaign by clicking on the link above. Annually, the community’s generosity helps fund the AAF program, which includes ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

We Love Skokie's Small Businesses!

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Beginning on Saturday, November 26 and extending through Friday, December 2, the Village encourages residents, daytime employees and visitors to shop, dine and play at the wonderful, abundant variety of Skokie businesses! Over the coming weeks, check out ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Skokie Police Department Mission and Values Statement Community Review

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Click here to review the Skokie Police Department's current and proposed Mission and Values Statements.

Click here to email comments on the current or proposed Mission and Values Statements.

The Skokie Police Department is conducting a col...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

ComEd Tree Trimming

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Commonwealth Edision (ComEd) has informed the Village of Skokie that over the next few months, crews will perform vegetation management activities on distribution circuits and wiring throughout Skokie. ComEd says that they have notified any affected custo...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Congratulations to Culver's, 2022 Skokie Business of the Year!

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Congratulations to Culver's - Skokie 2022 Business of the Year!

At the November 7, 2022 Village Board meeting, the Consumer Affairs Commission announced the winner and runners up for the 2022 Skokie Business of the Year Award. After receiving nomi...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Alternate-Side Parking, Sidewalk Clearing and More Snow Info

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   Click here to view a video explaining the Skokie Alternate-Side Parking program.

Alternate-side parking goes into effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a minimum of two days after a snowfall of two inches or more. Here is how alternate-side...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Get Your Flu Shot!

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2022 Flu Shot InformationSkokie hosted two community flu clinics during the first two weeks of October. If you were not able to attend one of these clinics and are still in need of a flu shot, please call the Health and Human Services Department ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Warming and Cooling Centers in Skokie

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When temperatures in Skokie are expected to rise or drop to unsafe levels, residents who do not have access to air conditioning or heat are encouraged to take advantage of the following cooling/warming centers.

These community warming and cooling centers t...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Holiday Food Safety

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Feasting with family is part of many holiday celebrations. Follow these tips to help prevent food poisoning, or foodborne illness.

  • Thaw your turkey safely. Thaw turkey in the refrigerator, in a sink of cold water (change the water every 30 minutes), or in ...
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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Skokie Police Department Installs ALPR Cameras

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November 1, 2022

The Skokie Police Department will soon install 12 automated license plate reading (ALPR) cameras in strategic areas around the community to solve and reduce crime. The cameras will be used to help prevent and investigate crime by providing...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Needed!

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To fully meet the needs of our community and first responders, the Village is actively recruiting licensed mental and behavioral health professionals to join our Skokie Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) network.  Please visit Medical Reserve Corps | Sk...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Leaf Collection is Underway!

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The Skokie Public Works Department's annual leaf collection program is underway and will continue through early December, weather permitting. Instead of bagging leaves into landscape bags, residents may rake leaves into the street next to the cur...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Seniors Matter Rideshare Program

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The Village of Skokie has launched a pilot transportation program with support from The SafeLIGHT Foundation and AARP. The program offers free Lyft rides to registered Skokie residents who are at least 65 years old. Scheduled rides are provided to grocery...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Village COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

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Updated September 23, 2022

Click here for up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccines and Skokie-area vaccine providers.

This fall, everyone who is eligible should get a bivalent COVID-19 booster. And, really, that’s all you need to know: Get a vac...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Firearms Safety Information

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Firearms Safety Information

The Skokie Police Department is committed to providing the community with education and information regarding firearm safety. Studies have shown that many firearms owners fail to safely store their firearms, and the Skokie Polic...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Skokie Police Department Quarterly Beat Meetings

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Attend Your Quarterly Skokie Police Beat Meeting!Click here for a meeting schedule, beat map and more information.

The Skokie Police Department (SPD) will resume its quarterly beat meetings in October 2022. All meetings begin at 6 p.m. Attendees c...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Check Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Online

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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)  launched a new immunization portal, Vax Verify on August 11, 2021, that allows Illinois residents 18 years and older to check their COVID-19 vaccination record.

Access the Vax Verify porta...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Getting Therapeutic Medication for COVID-19

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One of our biggest public health challenges is to decrease the rate of severe COVID-19 disease in the face of pandemic fatigue, misinformation and a changing virus. If started as soon as possible after testing positive for COVID-19, antiviral medications ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program

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Planning to Renovate Your Home Soon?  Cook County Offering Qualified Skokie Home Owners No-Cost (Free) Funding to Help with Home Renovations

Skokie single-family and multi-family property owners that will be renovating housing built before 1978, w...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Access Village Services Online and by Phone

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The Village encourages patrons to conduct Village business online or over the telephone. 

Nearly all Village services can be completed online via the Village’s website at www.skokie.org and requests can be submitted through the Access Skokie app o...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Multi-Lingual Village Information Sheets

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The Village recently updated an information sheet that provides concise, important program/service information and contacts for each department. See the Village information sheet in English

Using data from the 2019 survey of Skokie school studen...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Rat Control in Skokie

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The Skokie Health and Human Services Department (HHS) manages a comprehensive Rat Control Program that includes surveying properties, treating properties with rodenticide and public education.  This summer, Skokie has seen an increase in rat acti...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Textile Recycling Program Update

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Pre-Scheduled Pickup Now Required for Textile Recycling

Skokie residents must now schedule a textile pickup through Simple Recycling. Pickups will no longer occur automatically on your recycling day but only upon request. Pre-scheduled pickups are more env...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Smart911 Emergency Notification System

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Register for the New Village of Skokie Smart911 Emergency Notification SystemBeginning in February 2022, Alerts powered by Smart911 is the official emergency notification system used by the Village of Skokie to communicate by phone with Skokie residents a...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Save on Energy Costs With ComEd Energy Efficiency Program

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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. Click here to see more informa...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Monkeypox Information

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Click here for information on the free monkeypox vaccination clinic on Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Erie Humboldt Park Health Center. Click here to see the vaccination clinic information in Spanish.

Monkeypox is a r...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Watch Out for Coyotes!

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.See information on coyote management from the Chicago Animal Care and Control Coyote Management and Coexistence Plan.

Coyotes pose a problem throughout the United States. These predatory animals have adapted to urban landscapes in addition to their native...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Pace Bus Route Changes in Downtown Skokie

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Due to a new building development, the following bus stop change will be in effect on Monday, May 16, 2022 through December, 2023  (or completion):  

  • Oakton at Niles Ave. - Westbound, nearside – Temporary elimination&...
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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Hilton Hotel Development Update

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Construction equipment and fencing for the new Downtown Skokie Homewood Suites by Hilton are now in place at 4930 Oakton Street. Interior demolition work is underway, and exterior demolition expected to begin in mid-July, with construction of the...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Highpoint at 8000 North

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Leasing is well underway at Skokie's newest luxury residences, Highpoint at 8000 North on the northwest corner of Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue. Designed by famed architect Lucien LaGrange, the property is home to 153 apartment homes with the ...

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