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Posted on: February 20, 2024

Oakton Street Bridge Replacement

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In March, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is anticipated to begin a phased replacement of the Oakton Street bridge over the Edens Expressway. The Village is working with IDOT, Niles West High School and the Village of Morton Grove to miti...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Block Party Forum and Networking, March 4

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The Skokie Human Relations Commission is hosting its annual Block Party Forum and Networking Event at the Skokie Public Library on Monday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. Register online for this free event.

Whether you're a seasoned block party host or considering y...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Help Decorate Skokie’s New Refuse Truck

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Ahead of Earth Month, the Village of Skokie is calling on local students to use their creativity and artistic ability to call attention to the Village’s Environmental Sustainability Plan goal of reducing landfill waste community-wide.

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Routine Parkway Tree Pruning Planned

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The Village’s tree pruning contractor, Advanced Tree Care, will be conducting routine parkway tree pruning in Skokie beginning the week of February 12, 2024 and lasting approximately two weeks.

Pruning supervisors are certified arborists. Trees a...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024 | Last Modified on: October 11, 2023

Bundle Up for BINGO - Postponed

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UPDATE 2/26/24: This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future date.

ORIGINAL STORY: Bundle up and explore Downtown Skokie businesses on a BINGO adventure on Leap Day, Thursday, February 29!

The Village’s first-ever D...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

2023 Q4 Sustainability Plan Progress

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Village staff throughout the organization are working together to implement the strategies of the updated Skokie Environmental Sustainability Plan. Approved by the Village Board in 2022, the plan aims to reduce communitywide Greenhouse Gas emissions by 35...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Assist a Family Supports 290 Skokie Families

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Throughout December, the Assist-A-Family program assisted 290 Skokie families facing financial hardship.

The Village is grateful to the following generous donors who supported the Assist-A-Family (AAF) Program in 2023:

Your support matters: Community contri...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Update on Village Network Outage

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On December 18, the Village of Skokie learned that it was subject to a cybersecurity incident impacting its computer network (see Dec. 22 article). The Village’s IT Division took immediate action and launched an investigation, engaging third-par...
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Posted on: February 1, 2024

ComEd to Perform Tree Trimming

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Arborists performing vegetation management for ComEd will be working at locations throughout Skokie over the next several months.

Trees and branches that interfere with power lines can create safety hazards and cause power outages. Preventative tree mainte...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Free COVID-19 and Flu Testing and Treatment

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Free testing, telehealth and treatment is now available for COVID-19 and flu as part of the national Test to Treat program program.

  • Free telehealth and treatment is available for anyone who tests positive for either condition. Treatment can be shi...
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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Skokie Spotlight: Water Main Repair

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Raise a glass (of water) to the Village's hard-working Water & Sewer Division staff, who brave extremely challenging and often bitter cold conditions to repair water main breaks at all hours of the day and night. See photos of a crew repairing a water...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Skokie Works to Improve Building Energy Use

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The Village of Skokie, along with 14 other counties and municipalities in the United States, has been accepted into a U.S. Department of Energy pilot cohort that will assist communities in improving energy efficiency in municipal buildings and transitioni...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Submit Sustainability Award Nominations

Skokie home with solar panels on the roof.

Do you know a Skokie neighbor who is a leader in home sustainability? Nominate them (or yourself!) for a 2024 Residential Sustainability Award! This new award was developed by the Village’s Sustainable Environmental Advisory Commission (SEAC) in...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

Get to Know: Skokie's Co-Responder Team

Officer Kimberly Blue and Brian McHugh

Launched in 2021, the Village’s Co-Responder Team pairs a licensed social worker from the Village’s Health and Human Services Department with a Crisis Intervention Trained (CIT) police officer to respond to individuals in crisis and ot...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Gross Point Road Improvements Underway

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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has begun a road reconstruction project on Gross Point Road from just north of Golf Road to Old Orchard Road.

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Work includes new pavement, road widening, storm sewers, sidewalk improvements, and t...

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Posted on: December 22, 2023

Some Online Payment Services Unavailable

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UPDATE: The impacted services outlined below have since been restored.

ORIGINAL POST: The Village of Skokie is experiencing a network outage impacting some online payment and service applications. Staff are aware of this issue and are working to resolve it...

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

Skokie Wins $327,000 Forest Service Grant

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The Village of Skokie has been awarded a $327,000 grant through the USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program to increase tree planting in disadvantaged areas of Skokie.

The grant, secured with support from the Village’s Beautifica...

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Skokie Earns ‘SolSmart Gold’ Designation

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The Village of Skokie received a Gold designation from the national SolSmart program for encouraging the growth of clean, affordable solar energy at the local level.

As a SolSmart Gold designee, Skokie has adopted nationally recognized best practi...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Skokie Wins ‘City Government Experience’ Award

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The Center for Digital Government (CDG) this week named Skokie as one of its 2023 “City Government Experience” Award winners, recognizing the Village’s efforts to leverage technology to make services more accessible, convenient and efficient.

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Village Recognized for Innovative Services

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The Village of Skokie has been recognized with the 2023 “Silver” Civic Experience Award from government technology company CivicPlus for its innovative use of technology to make Village services more accessible, convenient and efficient. Skokie was one of...

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

It's Road Construction Season

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View an interactive map of capital improvement and other projects planned in Skokie, including:

  • Dempster Street BridgeIDOT will be resurfacing the Dempster Street bridge over the Edens Expressway. Overnight I-94 lane closures will be implemented on Februar...
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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Skokie Joins National Initiative Supporting Local Housing Goals

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The Village of Skokie has announced its participation in a national peer learning initiative that will help the Village preserve and improve its diverse housing stock, meet its housing goals, and plan for future housing challenges.

Organized by t...

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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Redesign of Village Seal to Commence

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After initiating a yearlong review process that included outreach to Chicago-area Native communities, a Village committee has unanimously recommended that the Village of Skokie design a new Village seal for use on official documents and other materials, r...

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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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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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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: October 16, 2023

Skokie Snapshot: Giving Health a ‘Shot’

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The Skokie Health and Human Services Department (HHS) administered more than 1,300 flu vaccines to community members and Village staff at flu shot clinics this October, helping keep our community healthy this flu season!

New this year, the Village administ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2023

Progress Report: Skokie Sustainability Plan

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Village staff throughout the organization are working together to implement the strategies of the updated Skokie Environmental Sustainability Plan, which aims to reduce communitywide Greenhouse Gas emissions by 35 percent from 2020 levels by 2030, and ach...

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Sustainability - Waste Management

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