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Posted on: February 7, 2023

National Burn Awareness Week - February 5 to 11

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Scalding can cause third degree burns almost instantaneously. A third degree burn destroys the entire depth of the skin and can damage fat, muscle, organs, or bone beneath the skin. Significant scarring is common, and death may occur in the most severe ca...

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Posted on: February 7, 2023

Once-A-Week Refuse Collection Coming to Skokie This Spring

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One of the Village’s major sustainability initiatives is to transition to once a week refuse collection for all Village of Skokie residents living in single-family homes and housing with four or fewer units. Optimizing refuse service provides multiple ben...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

February is Black History Month

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Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Village Receives Award for Green Alleys

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On Wednesday, January 25th members of the Public Works Department accepted a 2023 American Public Works Association(APWA) Project of the Year award.  The award was presented by the Suburban Branch of the APWA Chicago Metro Chapter. The Village’s ...

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Sustainability - Water/Wastewater
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Warming and Cooling Centers in Skokie

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When temperatures in Skokie are expected to rise or drop to unsafe levels, residents who do not have access to air conditioning or heat are encouraged to take advantage of the following cooling/warming centers.

These community warming and cooling centers t...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Affordable Housing Review Schedule

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On January 19, 2023, the Village's Plan Commission held the first of three meetings to study and develop affordable housing policy recommendations as requested by the Village Board. While Skokie’s percentage of affordable housing is at ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Village of Skokie Responds to Illinois Secretary of State's Determination Regarding Carvana

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In response to Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias’ announcement of a settlement agreement with Carvana, the Village of Skokie issued this letter to the online used-car retailer alerting them of the expiration of the ordinance that allowed for c...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Alternate-Side Parking, Sidewalk Clearing and More Snow Info

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   Click here to view a video explaining the Skokie Alternate-Side Parking program.

Alternate-side parking goes into effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a minimum of two days after a snowfall of two inches or more. Here is how alternate-side...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

MWRD Sludge Line Pipe Replacement

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The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District will be replacing an existing sludge line pipe along Howard Street from St. Louis Avenue to McCormick Boulevard, and along McCormick Boulevard from Howard Street to Touhy Avenue within the Village of Skokie. &am...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Skokie Bird Strike Mitigation Passes First Hurdle

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On December 19, 2022, the Skokie Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved the first reading of a motion to add Bird Strike Mitigation Building Design Guidelines to the Building Code. This move positions Skokie as a leader in mitigating bird strikes ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

New Smoke Detector Law

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Posted on: December 4, 2022

American Flag Retirement Box at Fire Station 16

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A new American Flag Retirement Box is located at Skokie Fire Station 16, 7424 Niles Center Road, adjacent to public parking on the northeast side of the station. The American Flag Retirement Box is a location to respectfully dispose of American flags that...

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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 during 2023, with the first meetings held in January. All...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

ComEd 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: 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: November 20, 2022

Winter 2022/2023 NewSkokie

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See the Winter 2022/2023 edition of NewSkokie.

See the latest edition of NewSkokie that features a summary of economic development that occurred in 2022 as well as articles on the Skokie Police Department's use of automated license plate reading c...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Get Your Flu Shot!

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2022 Flu Shot InformationSkokie hosted two community flu clinics during the first two weeks of October. If you were not able to attend one of these clinics and are still in need of a flu shot, please call the Health and Human Services Department ...

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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: Get a vac...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Getting Therapeutic Medication for COVID-19

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One of our biggest public health challenges is to decrease the rate of severe COVID-19 disease in the face of pandemic fatigue, misinformation and a changing virus. If started as soon as possible after testing positive for COVID-19, antiviral medications ...

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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: 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: 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: June 29, 2022

Hilton Hotel Development Update

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Construction on the new Downtown Skokie Homewood Suites by Hilton at 4930 Oakton Street began in summer 2022. The 143-room hotel is expected to bring an estimated 47,000 guests annually who, along with their families, friends and colleagues, will shop, di...

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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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