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Posted on: September 27, 2021

2021 National Citizen Survey

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What do you love about Skokie? What programs or services are important to you, and what ideas do you have for improving or enhancing Village services and life in the community? In fall 2021, Skokie residents will be able to share their thoughts with the V...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Village COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

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COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Skokie Residents and Workers Employed in Skokie

From Skokie Health and Human Services Department

See information for FIRST and SECOND doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccine

See information for THIRD dose of Moderna or Pfizer vacc...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

November/December 2021 NewSkokie

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See the November/December 2021 edition of NewSkokie for information on holiday fire and personal safety, the new monthly refuse fee, recent Skokie Fire Department promotions, Skokie Health and Human Services Department programs, performances at t...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Community Waste Reduction Study Underway - What Are Your Ideas?

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The Sustainable Environmental Advisory Commission (SEAC) is conducting a community waste reduction study to both control refuse collection and disposal costs, and to increase the community’s environmental sustainability efforts. The SEAC seeks c...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Rental Assistance Resources

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Skokie residents that have experienced financial hardship during the pandemic and need assistance to pay rent and/or utility bills, may be eligible for Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance. Applications open on October 4, 2021 and close on October 29, ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Trick or Treat in Downtown Skokie on October 30!

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Trick or Treat in Downtown Skokie! Saturday, October 30, 1 to 3 p.m.

Forty-five local businesses will be giving out candy (and other surprises) and will showcase over 300 Halloween-themed posters created by the talented students at Skokie School D...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Official Trick or Treat Hours in Skokie

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Official Trick-or-Treat Hours in Skokie - Sunday, October 31, 3 to 8 p.m.

Official Trick-or-Treat hours in Skokie are from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 31. Please do not ring doorbells before or after these hours, and do not ring doorbells of ho...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Halloween Safety

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It is best to plan precautionary measures for Halloween as most trick-or-treaters are children who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated.  It is safest to plan for outdoor events and to dress for the weather. Keeping a safe physical distance from...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Leaf Collection Begins on October 18

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The Village leaf collection program begins in mid-October and continues through early December, weather permitting. The program provides residents with an alternate way to dispose of leaves. Residents who do not mulch may rake leaves into the street, next...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

New! Skokie Police Department Quarterly Beat Meetings

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Beginning in late summer 2021, the Skokie Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch program transitioned from yearly Block Captain meetings to quarterly “Beat” meetings in public locations within each of the Village’s ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

2021 Flu Vaccine Information

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Beginning Monday, October 25, 2021, residents can schedule flu vaccines at the Skokie Health and Human Services Department. Flu vaccines will be given on by appointment only on Mondays and Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and on Wednesdays 2 to 4 p.m. Appointme...

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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: April 26, 2021

Multi-Lingual COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Information Available

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The Village of Skokie encourages all Skokie residents to be vaccinated against COVID-19 vaccination to protect themselves, their loved ones and the community. In partnership with NorthShore University HealthSystems, the Village offers vaccine encouragemen...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

"Destination: Vaccination"

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The Cook County Department of Public Health recently launched its “Destination: Vaccination” program, which provides free rides to many vaccination locations throughout suburban Cook County. The program is open to Skokie residents and all suburban Cook Co...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Governor Pritzker Mandates Indoor Mask Wearing

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Effective August 30, 2021, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker issued a State-wide indoor mask mandate as cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations continue to rise. See more information.

See updated mask mandate Frequently Asked Questions document from the State o...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Medicare 101 Presentations

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Skokie residents facing Medicare enrollment should attend one of the Health and Human Services Department's upcoming Medicare 101 presentations to better understand Medicare benefits, coverage and options. The free classes will be taught by a S.H...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

IDOT Triangle Project

Road Work Ahead

Update: Beginning Monday, September 13, 2021, a new phase of the project begins. New traffic patterns will be in place and delays are to be expected.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is realigning the intersections of Dempster Street and Skokie Bo...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Street Closures Due to Nicor Work

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Updated Thursday, October 14, 2021

Beginning Monday, September 20 the 2 eastbound lanes of Oakton Street will be closed between LaCrosse Avenue and just east of Skokie Boulevard.  All eastbound Oakton Street traffic will utilize one through lane d...

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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 Sk...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Artistic Excellence Award Nominations Invited

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The Skokie Fine Arts Commission invites individual and group nominations for the 2021 Skokie Award for Artistic Excellence. The award will be given to one individual and one group who have made significant contributions to the arts in Skokie, including vi...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

September/October 2021 NewSkokie

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See the September/October 2021 edition of NewSkokie.

The September/October 2021 edition of NewSkokie features articles about emergency preparedness, update on the Highpoint at 8000 North project in Downtown Skokie, fall leaf collection, Halloween 2021 and ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Summer = Mosquitoes and the threat of West Nile Virus

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It’s summer, and 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 ’fight the bite’ and more!  Below a...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

It's Skokie Farmers' Market Season!

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The 2021 Skokie Farmers’ Market is just around the corner so mark the date and don’t be late! The Market opens on June 6 and continues every Sunday until Novemb...
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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Village of Skokie FY22 Budget Meets Current Economic Challenges

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The Village of Skokie’s Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Budget was recently approved by the Village Board after first being reviewed in detail by Village Board members during three public hearings in May 2021. According to Village Manager John Lockerby,...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

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: May 10, 2021

ComEd Begins Tree Trimming

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Updated June 25, 2021

Commonwealth Edision (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 notifi...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Road Construction Information - Dempster Street and Gross Point Road Projects

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On June, 14, 2021, the Illinois Department of Transportation begins two large road construction projects in Skokie:

  • Dempster Street from Skokie Boulevard to McCormick Boulevard. The work will consist of structure adjustments, pavement patching, milling and...
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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Contact JULIE Before You Dig!

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Call 8-1-1 or Click Before You Dig!

The Skokie Fire Department has seen an increase in accidental underground gas mains being struck by digging. Please take the time to contact JULIE at least 48 hours prior to digging! It is a free public safety service.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

8000 North Update

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See a video showing progress on the 8000 North construction from an aerial view.

Construction continues at a rapid pace for the 8000 North project being constructed on the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Oakton Street in Downtown Skokie.  T...

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