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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Skokie Welcomes Asylum Seeking Families

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In recent days, approximately 35 asylum-seeking families, largely from Venezuela, arrived in Skokie and are temporarily staying at a location in the community. These families, which include many children, arrived in Skokie as part of a cooperative program...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

New Mixed-Use Development Approved

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The Skokie Village Board recently approved a new, two-phase, mixed-use development in the 7200 block of Linder Avenue at Touhy Avenue across from the Village Crossing shopping center. The proposed development will be located on a 6.2-acre, largely vacant ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Please Take the Skokie Community Health Survey!

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Skokie Community Health Survey – Your Health – Your Community- Your Voice

Skokie’s Community Health Survey helps the Health and Human Services Department gain insight into factors that may impact the community's curre...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Draft Environmental Sustainability Plan Available for Review and Comment

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Click here to review and comment on the draft Skokie Environmental Sustainability Plan by October 17, 2022.

Click here to see a short video on using the online review and comment portal.

Development of the Skokie Environmental Sustainabili...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

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The application period for the Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot Program is open from Thursday, October 6 until Friday, October 21, 2022. Through a countywide lottery, 3,250 eligible individuals will be selected to receive $500 per month for 24 ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Get Your Flu Shot!

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This year, the Skokie Health and Human Services Department (HHS) will offer flu shots to Skokie residents ages four and older at Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton Street.

Click here to make an appointment. 

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Village COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

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Updated September 23, 2022

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

This fall, everyone who is eligible should get a bivalent COVID-19 booster. And, really, that’s all you need to know:...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Leaf Collection Begins on October 17

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On Monday, October 17, the Skokie Public Works Department begins leaf collection that continues through early December, weather permitting. Instead of bagging leaves into landscape bags, residents may rake leaves into the street next to the curb in front ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

November 8, 2022 Illinois Gubernatorial General Election Early Voting

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Below are the early voting dates and times at the Skokie Courthouse, 5600 Old Orchard Road, Skokie for the November 8, 2022 Illinois Gubernatorial General Election. Please note that there is no early voting at Skokie Village Hall:

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

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National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 to October 15 each year. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsoni...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

September is Pain Awareness Month

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Pain, whether acute or chronic, can be devastating and is unfortunately an everyday reality for many people that affects their quality of life. Acute pain generally lasts less than four weeks and chronic pain lasts longer than three months, it may be ongo...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

September is Suicide Prevention Month

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, Skokie Health and Human Services staff are here to guide community members with information about area resources to help with education, and access to support services, to he...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

September is National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness month - take steps today to make sure you and your family are prepared for whatever emergency might arise! Mayor Van Dusen shows some of his family's emergency kit items, including treats for Skokie's f...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

2022 Assist-A-Family Campaign

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Donate to the 2022 Assist-A-Family Campaign!

Please consider supporting Skokie’s 2022 Assist-A-Family Program (AAF) campaign.  Annually, the community’s generosity helps fund the AAF program, which includes both the annual wint...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Artistic Excellence Award Nominations Invited

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See the online, interactive Artistic Excellence Award nomination form.

The Skokie Fine Arts Commission invites individual and group nominations for the 2022 Skokie Award for Artistic Excellence. The award will be given to one individual and one group who h...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Medicare 101 Presentations

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Medicare 101Thursdays, September 22, October 13, and November 171 to 2 p.m.Oakton Community Center4701 Oakton Street, SkokieRegister at 847/674-1500

Are you new to Medicare or close to your enrollment date? Are you a long-time Medicare beneficiary, but fin...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Rat Control in Skokie

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The Skokie Health and Human Services Department (HHS) manages a comprehensive Rat Control Program that includes surveying properties, treating properties with rodenticide and public education.  This summer, Skokie has seen an increase in rat acti...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Summer = Mosquitoes and the Threat of West Nile Virus

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September 2022 Update: The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed the first human death of West Nile virus (WNV) reported in Illinois for 2022. See important information below on how to protect you and your family! 

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Fall 2022 NewSkokie

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Click here to see the Fall 2022 edition of NewSkokie.

The Fall 2022 edition of NewSkokie features information about firearms safety, development of the Environmental Sustainability Plan, the FY23 Budget, fall 2022 flu shot clinics, Halloween trick...

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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!

NOTE: On Sunday, August 28, 2022, the Skokie Farmers' Market will move to the west parking lot at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street. The market will ...

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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: 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: August 16, 2022

New CDC COVID-19 Guidance

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On Thursday August 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released several new guidance documents relating to COVID-19, including:

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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: July 25, 2022

Monkeypox Information

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Click here for information on the free monkeypox vaccination clinic on Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Erie Humboldt Park Health Center. Click here to see the vaccination clinic information in Spanish.

Monkeypox is a r...

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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: 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: 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: 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: August 23, 2022

FY2023 Budget in Brief

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In summer 2022, the Village Board approved the Village's Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Budget after first reviewing the proposed budget in detail during three public hearings in April 2022.

The Village of Skokie Budget in Brief summarizes the budget for...

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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: 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: 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: 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: September 23, 2022

Oakton Street Lane Closures East of Skokie Boulevard

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Beginning Tuesday, September 27, intermittent lane closures will occur on Oakton Street between Skokie Boulevard and Kolmar Avenue from 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for a Cook County Highway Department roadway patching project. The project...

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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: May 25, 2021

IDOT Triangle Project

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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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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: 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: 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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