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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Heat Advisory This Week

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Excessive Heat Warning - Be Careful and Safe During Summer Heat  

Weather conditions in the Skokie area are expected to be extremely hot for the next several days. Here are some tips for staying cool and safe:

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

2020 Block Party Applications

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With Skokie and the surrounding region now in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan that allows for gatherings of 50 people or less, the Village invites residents to apply for Block Party permits. All block parties will be required to adhere to guidelines ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2020

Respond to the Census Today!

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See more on the Village’s 2020 Census information page.

The 2020 Census has started, and it’s your chance to shape the future for yourself, your family, and your community. Information collected in the census informs how billions of dol...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Stay Healthy, Skokie!

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The good news - the number of Skokie residents contracting COVID-19 has been steadily decreasing over the past two months, hospitalizations are down and the Skokie area is now in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan to safely reopen the State’s ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Nominate a Skokie Residence or Business for a Property Owner Award!

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See the online, interactive Beautification Awards nomination form.

Each year, the Beautification and Improvement Commission seeks nominations from the community for both residential and commercial properties that are visually pleasing with an obvious sense...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

July/August 2020 NewSkokie

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See the July/August 2020 edition of NewSkokie.

The July/August edition of NewSkokie, which is scheduled to arrive in homes during the week of June 29, includes information on the annual Property Beautification Awards, a message from Mayor George Van Dusen,...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

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The Skokie Fire Department reminds the community to leave fireworks to the professionals. In 2017, at least eight people died and nearly 13,000 others were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents, according to t...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Restore Illinois Phase Four Information

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On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Skokie area entered  Phase Four of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan to reopen the State of Illinois during the COVID-19 pandemic, described by the State as "guided by health metrics and with d...

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Posted on: June 21, 2020

Information on COVID-19 Antibody Tests

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An antibody test, which is a blood test, can show if you had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.  If you were ill with symptoms of COVID-19 since February 2020 and were not able to get tested, it might be useful to get an antibo...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

The Skokie Health Department is Closely Monitoring and Responding to COVID-19

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See the Skokie Health Department COVID-19 Webpage.

See the new Skokie Spirit Shines Through! page with photos and messages of hope, encouragement and support from your Skokie neighbors!

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Contact Tracing Information and Programs

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Contact tracing is a specialized skill that requires training, and involves a bit of detective work, where people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are interviewed to determine everyone with whom they have had close contact during the time while they ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

A Message to the Community From Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli

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Read Chief Scarpelli’s message to the community.

In a message to the community published today, Skokie Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli says, I am pleased to share some insights into the measures the Skokie Police Department routinely takes to both...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Skokie Police Department Use of Video Cameras FAQ

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In recent days, the Village of Skokie has received several inquiries about the Skokie Police Department’s use of video cameras. Please review a list of frequently asked questions for comprehensive information on this matter.

See a list of frequen...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Message from the Skokie Police Department

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The Skokie Police Department is focused on building, strengthening, and maintaining long-term relationships with the community we serve. It is critical that we work with the community. We embrace our entire community and share in everyone’s conc...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Message from Mayor George Van Dusen

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See video messages from June 1, 2020 Village Board meeting.

At the June 1, 2020 Skokie Village Board meeting, Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen spoke on behalf of the entire Village Board about recent events in the United States, saying, "We are all heart...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Skokie Fire Department Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

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See weekly hydrant flushing schedule.

The Village of Skokie’s annual fire hydrant flushing program helps ensure that optimal water flow is available to firefighters, residents, and businesses. Hydrant flushing also helps maintain water clarity an...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

2020 Skokie Farmers' Market

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The 2020 Skokie Farmers’ Market is scheduled every Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through November 1, with changes to how customers will be able to shop at the market, in accordance with guidelines from the Illinois Department of Health. Am...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Summer = Mosquitoes and the threat of West Nile Virus

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It’s summer, and with the abundance of rain that led to warmer weather, mosquitoes are expected to be in abundance this year. Visit the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District website for information on spraying route schedules, how to &rsqu...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

2020 Vehicle Sticker Sales Online and By Mail

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Vehicle license renewal notices were mailed to Skokie residents in late May, and there will be several important changes to Village’s annual vehicle license renewal process this year. Vehicle sticker sales for the 2020-2021 season are scheduled ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Skokie Launches New Zoombusiness Tool

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The Village today launched Skokie ZoomBusiness, an online tool that enables Skokie businesses and service providers to communicate with customers for free in real time. ZoomBusiness is an interactive, mobile-responsive mapping directory that enables custo...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Village Launches Economic Recovery Task Force

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Village of Skokie Convenes Economic Recovery Task ForceAs Part of Overall COVID-19 Economic Recovery PlanBusiness and healthcare professionals to provide guidance for Village-wide recovery efforts

The Village of Skokie recently launched its 10-mem...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Village Hall Open for Limited Transactions

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For the continued safety of the general public and Village staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Skokie encourages patrons to conduct Village business online or over the telephone.

Nearly all Village services can be completed online via the Vi...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Skokie Spirit Shines Through!

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See the new Skokie Spirit Shines Through! page with photos and messages of hope, encouragement and support from your Skokie neighbors!

NEW! Skokie Spirit Shines Through coloring page!

Print an 8.5" by 11" Skokie Spirit S...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Simple Recycling Textile Recycling Service

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Simple Recycling textile recycling is back! An estimated 85 percent of textiles end up in landfills. Skokie partners with Simple Recycling to help reduce textile waste. 

Place textiles in the orange Simple Recycling plastic bag next to your recycl...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

SWANCC Electronics Recycling

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The Solid Waste Agency of Nothern Cook County (SWANCC) offers free electronics recycling for residents of Skokie and other SWANCC-member communities each Saturday at the Agency’s Glenview Transfer Station:

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Recycling Guidelines

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Recycling Guidelines October 2019

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

May/June 2020 NewSkokie

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See the May/June edition of NewSkokie.

The May/June edition of NewSkokie features a message to the community from Mayor George Van Dusen, COVID-19 information, the 2020 construction season schedule, information about the Village’s virtual Memoria...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

May 17 Storm Summary and Recommendations for Residents Who Experienced Flooding

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See Village of Skokie Stormwater Runoff Control Video

For Immediate ReleaseMay 18, 2020

Village of Skokie Storm Summary and Recommendations to Residents Who Experienced Flooding

The Village of Skokie received 3.41 inches of rain on May 17, 2020, bringing the...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Crosswalk Replacement by Dempster Street Swift Station

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Starting Monday, June 22, 2020, lane closures will be necessary on Dempster Street at the CTA Station as the Illinois Department of Transportation begins replacing the concrete crosswalk as part of the recent resurfacing project. The project is expected t...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Survey Work Scheduled for Crawford Avenue

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The engineering firm selected by the Village and County, Christopher Burke Engineering, will be on Crawford Avenue between Oakton Street and Golf Road. Burke Engineering will be taking a topographical survey of the project site and collecting various data...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Oakton Street Lane Closure between Lincoln Avenue and Floral Avenue

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Lane Closure/Sidewalk Closures for Construction Activity on Oakton Street and Floral Avenue.

UPDATED: June 29, 2020

Beginning on Tuesday, May 26th, construction operations for the 8000 North Development will begin on Oakton Street and Floral Avenue. The nor...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Lincolnwood Begins Water Main Installation

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The Village of Lincolnwood began construction of a new water transmission main through Skokie. The project corridor is Hamlin Avenue between Oakton Street and Touhy Avenue, and Oakton Street between Hamlin Avenue and McCormick Boulevard. Work will typical...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Nicor Gas Infrastructure Replacement Project

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Beginning Wednesday, May 13th Nicor will begin a local gas main replacement project. Residents affected by the project will receive a mailed notice . The first phase of the project is inspecting the sewers within the project area. After that, Nic...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

8000 North Website Information

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See May 11, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times Article Skokie development’s prospects improve with new partner.

April 8, 2020The current national uncertainty over COVID-19 is making it necessary to extend the timeline for constructing the 8000 North...

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