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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Fourth of July in Skokie!

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Skokie has fun from morning until night on the Fourth of July! 

 Fourth of July Parade

Monday, July 4, noon - rain or shine! The parade kicks off at Oakton Community College, 7701 Lincoln Avenue, at noon and continues east on Oakton Street...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

From the Skokie Fire and Police Departments: No Illegal Fireworks

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From the Skokie Police Department: No Illegal Fireworks

The possession, transportation or use of illegal fireworks is a Class A misdemeanor in the State of Illinois, and the use of illegal fireworks is dangerous and can lead to serious injury.  Na...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Village of Skokie and Oakton Community College Workforce Training Scholarships

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Workforce Training Initiative Offers Free Short-Term Certificate Program at Oakton Community College

The Village of Skokie Health and Human Services Department, in partnership with Oakton Community College, is offering Skokie residents seeking to improve t...

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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: June 27, 2022

Holiday Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Schedule

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Week of July 4, 2022 - Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Schedule

 Due to the Fourth of July holiday on Monday, July 4, refuse, recycling and yard waste collection are changed for the week:

  •  Monday refuse and recycling collection...
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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Village Hall Holiday Hours

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Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street, will be closed will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, for the Fourth of July holiday. Regular Village Hall Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Many Village services as well as numerous interactive ...

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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 No...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Skokie Fire Department Career Day

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Click here to see information about the July 9, 2022 Skokie Fire Department Career Day.

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Take the Environmental Sustainability Plan Survey!

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The Village of Skokie Wants Your Input for the Environmental Sustainability Plan!

The Village of Skokie will be developing an update to our Environmental Sustainability Plan over the next year. We have launched an on-line survey to collect input from Skoki...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Public Hearings on Pulse Dempster Line and Route 350

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Public Hearings on Pulse Dempster Line and Route 250

Pace is holding virtual public hearings on the proposed implementation of the Pulse Dempster Line and changes to Route 250 – Dempster Street. 

The Pulse Dempster Line is a rapid transit bus servi...

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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: 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: June 22, 2022

2022 Property Beautification Awards - Nominations Underway!

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Click here to nominate your property or one in your neighborhood for a 2022 Property Beautification Award. Businesses can be nominated, too!

Each year in late summer, the Skokie Beautification and Improvement Commission evaluates nominated propert...

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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: June 8, 2022

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

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June 8, 2022                                             ...

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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: May 12, 2022

2022 Vehicle Sticker Sales Underway

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Sale of 2022 vehicle stickers, zone parking stickers and pet licenses began on June 1, 2022. Click here for more information.

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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

New! 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 will resume its quarterly beat meetings in April 2022. All meetings begin at 6 p.m. Attendees can expec...

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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: 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: June 24, 2022

Labor Strike Causes Road Construction Delays

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A strike currently underway by members of the International Union of Operating Engineering Local 150 is now impacting local construction projects in Skokie, which has resulted in delays and suspension of projects that are in progress.

Projects affected inc...

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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: February 8, 2022

Carvana Development Information

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May 16, 2022 Project Update:

Village puts Carvana project on hold pending Carvana's ability to resolve State of Illinois license suspension. See Village letter below and click here for a pdf version. Scroll down for additional project information....

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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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