Annual Skokie Festival of Cultures
May 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The festivities take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 at Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton Street (southeast corner of Oakton Street and Skokie Boulevard). This exciting outdoor event features ethnic folk music and dance, delicious international cuisine, Binny’s International Beer Tasting, children’s games from around the world, a merchandise bazaar, more than 30 cultural booths and more. Admission is free. Stop by the Village of Skokie booth in the community tent and spin the “Wheel of Skokie” to win fun prizes, all designed to promote Downtown Skokie. For more information on the Skokie Festival of Cultures, visit www.skokieculturefest.org.
Federal Funding Available
For Eligible Flood-related Damages
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid in the form of individual assistance has been made available for a number of Illinois counties, including Cook County, due to the severe storms and flooding that occurred on April 18, 2013. Skokie residents (homeowners and renters) and business owners who sustained losses from these storms may be eligible for disaster aid.
The Village of Skokie Board of Trustees will review the proposed Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Budget at several upcoming budget hearings. The budget continues the Village’s 22-year property tax freeze while maintaining services, emphasizing public safety and continuing the Village’s tradition of careful financial management.