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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Support the Skokie Assist-A-Family Program this Holiday Season!

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Please consider supporting the 2019 Skokie Assist-A-Family Program. The generosity of our community each year helps Skokie families struggling with limited financial resources to celebrate the winter holidays. Families receive gift cards for area business...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Lead Water Line Resident Survey

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Please take the Water Service Line Material Survey.

Based upon existing data, more than 90% of Skokie drinking water lines connecting properties to water mains are made from lead. However, it is likely that many lead water service lines have been replaced ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Halloween Fun in Skokie!

Downtown Skokie Halloween

There's always an abundance of Halloween fun in Skokie! Official Trick-or-Treat hours are from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 31. Please do not ring doorbells before or after these hours, and do not ring doorbells of homes that do not have a porch light...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Tips to Avoid Energy Scams

Electric Meters

The Village of Skokie has received reports of aggressive door-to-door sales representatives from alternate energy suppliers for electricity and natural gas. At times, these individuals will say that they represent the Village of Skokie, Commonwealth Ediso...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Skokie Theatre Earns Spotlight as 2019 Business of the Year

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 Skokie Theatre Earns Spotlight as 2019 Business of the Year

At the October 7, 2019, Skokie Village Board Meeting, the Board recognized the Skokie Theatre as the 2019 Business of the Year award recipient and also recognized three runners-up, inclu...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

ComEd Begins Tree Trimming

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Commonwealth Edison (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 custom...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Free Fraud and Cyber Security Seminars

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In honor of Cyber Security Month in October, the Village is partnering with the Skokie Public Library and the Skokie Police Department to provide two free opportunities to learn more about fraud prevention and information privacy.

How to Avoid Scams and Fr...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Status of Skokie Water Purchase from the City of Evanston

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The Village of Skokie has purchased water from the City of Evanston for 75 years. Despite Skokie’s efforts for good faith negotiation of a new contract, in summer 2017, Evanston abruptly broke off negotiations and in fall 2017, Evanston filed a lawsuit in...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

November 7 Boomers and Beyond Resource Fair

Boomers 2019

On November 7, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Boomers and Beyond free community resource fair will take place at Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton Street. Boomers and Beyond offers information on programs and services designed to help people age with g...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

IDOT Construction on Dempster Street

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Beginning the week of October 14, IDOT will begin overnight lane closures on Dempster Street from the Edens expressway east to Bronx Avenue. This work will continue for at least two weeks, weather permitting. This operation will cause traffic delays. The ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Cook County Property Tax Information

Cook County Property Tax Bill

Cook County properties are reassessed every three years as part of the Triennial Reassessment, and many Skokie property owners are receiving letters from the Cook County Assessor's Office detailing changes to their property tax bills. As a reminder, the V...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Amazon is Coming to Skokie!

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September 10, 2019 Village of Skokie Statement – Amazon Logistics

The Village of Skokie is excited about the new state-of-the-art distribution and manufacturing site at 3601 Howard Street developed by the Dallas, Texas-based Hillwood developers on the prev...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

September/October 2019 NewSkokie

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The September/October edition of NewSkokie features an abundance of community information, including an invitation to participate in the November 10, 2019 SkokieCommunity Forum, an economic development update, fall leaf collection details,  emerg...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Health Alert: Vaping-Related Respiratory Illness

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Health Alert: Vaping Related Respiratory Illness

Many states are reporting cases of severe respiratory illness among individuals who have a recent history of vaping (use of e-cigarette and similar devices to inhale aerosolized liquid). In Illinois, cases h...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Sketchbook Brewing Company is Coming to Skokie!

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Statement from Mayor George Van Dusen on Sketchbook Brewing Company's Expansion to Skokie:

In early September, the Village received confirmation that Sketchbook Brewing Company is planning to open a 14,000 square-foot brewery with an attached 2,000 square-...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Nicor Gas Infrastructure Replacement Project

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CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY NOTICE:

Nicor Gas Infrastructure Replacement Project

In the coming weeks, Nicor will begin local gas main replacement projects in two areas of Skokie. Residents affected by the project should have recently received a notice in the mail...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Niles Center Road Resurfacing Project

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The State of Illinois will soon begin resurfacing Niles Center Road from Touhy Avenue to Church Street. Plans were reviewed by Village staff during design. IDOT solicited bids for this project earlier this year and preliminary work will begin Tuesday, Sep...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

November 10, 2019 Skokie Community Forum

November 2014 Community Forum - Group Table Notes Photograph

Please join your neighbors, friends and community leaders at the Village’s Community Forum on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Skokie Police Headquarters, 7300 Niles Center Road.  Space is limited and advance registration is required...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Protect Yourself from Lyme's Disease!

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The Skokie Health Department has seen an increase in the number of people who have contracted illnesses from ticks and mosquitoes over the last several years and there is an increase in tick illness again in 2019. A relatively mild winter and high rainfal...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Crawford Avenue Update

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Crawford Avenue Update – June 12, 2019                                    

In an effort to exp...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Skokie Farmers' Market

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The 2019 Skokie Farmers' Market continues every Sunday through November 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the west half of the Village Hall parking lot at 5127 Oakton Street. There are more than 30 farms and food producers, with the high-quality, wide sel...

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