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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Skokie's Backlot Bash

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See more information and a full Backlot Bash schedule from the Skokie Park District.

Skokie's Backlot Bash features three nights of national and local music acts, a carnival, Backlot Dash 5K, classic car show, bingo, Skokie Rotary Club Pancake Bre...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Volunteer Sustainability Monitors Needed for Skokie's Backlot Bash!

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Help local sustainability efforts! 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. 

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Document Destruction and Electronics Recycling Events

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The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County is sponsoring four document destruction and electronics recycling events in coming weeks, two of which are near Skokie. 

  • Saturday, August 13, 9 a.m. to noon - Lincolnwood Public Works
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Posted on: August 1, 2022

SEED Applications Underway through August 26

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Skokie and Niles Township SEED Equity Seminars

Are you interested in meaningful discussion about issues that separate us from others, including race, gender, and cultural differences? Do you want to act against prejudice and oppression? Are you ready to do...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Register for the Citizen's Fire Academy!

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The Skokie Fire Department's 2022 Citizen's Fire Academy starts on Wednesday, August 31 and continues every Wednesday through October 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Fire Station 17, 8157 Central Park Avenue. The academy is open to individuals...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

August is Immunization Awareness Month

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Skokie Health and Human Services (HHS) are emphasizing the importance of adults and their children to maintain their vaccination status and getting all recommended immunizations.  On-time vaccina...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Nominate Your Favorite Skokie Business for Business of the Year!

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The Skokie Consumer Affairs Commission is accepting nominations for the 2022 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 Yea...

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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: July 26, 2022

Johanna Nyden Named Skokie Community Development Director

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Johanna Nyden Appointed Skokie Community Development Director

As of August 22, 2022, Johanna Nyden will serve as the Village of Skokie Community Development Director, Village Manager John Lockerby announced today. Nyden’s 20 years of economic deve...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

2022 Skokie Farmers' Market

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Click here to subscribe to the Skokie Farmers' Market weekly email!

The Skokie Farmers’ Market opened for the season on Sunday, June 5 and continues every Sunday through November 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the west parkin...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Monkeypox Information

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Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus was initially found in humans in 1970 but has recently seen a rise in cases around the globe. As of July 19, 2022, there are 200 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Illinois. The World...

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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: July 22, 2022

Lane Closure on Oakton Street Between Niles and Lamon Avenues

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Utility disconnections has begun for the new Downtown Skokie Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel development at 4930 Oakton Street. As part of the construction, the left turn lane (westbound) and left through lanes on Oakton Street for eastbound and westbound...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Old Orchard Road Lane Closures Continue Through October

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Click here for a printable pdf version of this flier. 

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Congratulations, 2021 Block Party of the Year Award Winners!

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The 2021 Block Party of the Year Awards were presented by the Human Relations Commission at the July 18, 2022 Village Board meeting to these enthusiastic blocks:

  • 8000 block of Lowell Avenue (from Keeney Street to Oakton Street):
    • This LOWELLPALOOZA Block Par...
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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Skokie International Market Coming Soon!

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The former U.S. Toy/Constructive Playthings facility located at 5314 Lincoln Avenue will soon be occupied by Skokie International Market, an independently-owned supermarket offering a wide variety of Asian products (including fresh seafood, exotic produce...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Village of Skokie 2021 Water Quality Report

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Click here to see the Village of Skokie 2021 Water Quality Report that provides details and data on the high quality of the Village's drinking water. During 2021, there no treatment, monitoring or reporting violations in the reporting period, and every su...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Summer = Mosquitoes and the Threat of West Nile Virus

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July 1, 2022 Update: A mosquito pool in Skokie has tested positive for West Nile Virus. See important information below on how to protect you and your family! 

It’s summer, and mosquitoes are expected to be in abundance this year. The Nor...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

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

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

FCC Affordable Connectivity Program

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From the Village's Telecommunications and Technology Commission:

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. This new benefit ...

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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: April 12, 2022

Call for Photos! Skokie Summer Scenes Photo Exhibit

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Click here to see the Skokie Summer Scenes community photo exhibit.

The Skokie Fine Arts Commission is pleased to launch the 2022 Skokie Through the Lens community photography exhibit, Skokie Summer Scenes. Anyone who lives, works or plays in Skok...

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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: May 20, 2022

Skokie Police Department Safe Driving Tips Videos

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The Skokie Police Department has created a series of five fun, information videos that encourage safe driving. The videos feature Skokie Police officers and there might be Oscar nominations are in their futures! The Skokie Police Department hopes the vide...

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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: June 14, 2022

Practice Heat Safety - Cooling Centers Available

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Click here to print or download the list of Skokie cooling centers printed below. Click here to see information on the importance of wearing sunscreen, too!

During hot weather, residents are reminded to:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Try to stay in the sha...
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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Village COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

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

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Check Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Online

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Vax Verify

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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Getting Medications (Therapeutics) for COVID-19

For people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 infection, medications or “therapeutics” are available that can reduce your chances of severe illness and death.  Med...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Cook County and Skokie Rated High for COVID-19 Transmission

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CDC Reports that Cook County now Rated at High Community Level for COVID-19 

The CDC reported on Thursday May 26 that 15 Illinois counties including Cook County are now rated at the High  Community Level for COVI...

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Posted on: May 21, 2022

Summer 2022 NewSkokie

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Click here to see the Summer 2022 NewSkokie.

The new, quarterly NewSkokie newsletter will arrive in homes and businesses by early June, and features a fresh design and information on block parties, the 2021 Water Quality Report, interviews with Vi...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Village of Skokie FY23 Budget Provides Important Investment in the Community

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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. According to Village Manager John Lockerby, the FY2...

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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: March 22, 2022

Yard Waste Collection

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Yard Waste Collection Resumes on April 6, 2022

Yard waste collection season spans from the beginning of April through November, with collections always conducted on Wednesday. Yard waste should be set out by 7 a.m. in the same place that refuse and recycli...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Recycling Monitor Tag Program

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Throughout the summer, Public Works staff will be inspecting recycling toters on recycling collection day and leaving a door hanger either noting any contamination or reassuring households that their recycling is looking good. Contamination - whi...

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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: 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: February 8, 2022

Carvana Development Information

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July 25, 2022 Update - Although development of a Carvana car dealership in Skokie received approval earlier this year, ground has not been broken and the project is currently on hold while Carvana works to resolve its legal issues with the State of Illino...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

IDOT Triangle Project

Road Work Ahead

The Illinois Department of Transportation is realigning the intersections of Dempster Street and Skokie Boulevard, Dempster Street and Niles Center Road and the intersection of Niles Center Road and Skokie Boulevard. The work consists of new traffic signa...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Road Construction Maps and Information

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Road construction is starting up again for the season and includes street resurfacing as well as other projects, such as sewer and water main repairs. The Village resurfaces an average of seven miles of streets each year, with other scheduled projects to ...

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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: 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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