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Community Reminder from ComEd ~Need help with Utility Bills, apply for assistance under the PIPP and LIHEAP programs~ Apply now through January 2022!

ComEd would like to remind residents, if you need assistance with your Utility Bills, to apply for the PIPP and LIHEAP programs.  Reference the following for additional information and remember if needed you may apply now through January 2022.

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Apply here

Applications for LIHEAP and PIPP can be submitted online, by phone or in person and are available at your Local Administering Agency.

Visit for details. Prefer to call instead? Residents of Chicago and Cook County can call 800-571-2332 for information.

For a complete list of LIHEAP application agencies based on county, see Where to Apply.

Using Mobile Phones to Send Text Message to 911 During Emergencies ~Text-to-911 Program~

Many residents may be able to use their mobile phones to send text messages to 911 during emergencies. The ‘Text-to-911’ service is available to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon customers living in or traveling through the West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch service area, which serves the villages of Forest Park, Oak Park and River Forest.

This service is especially beneficial for individuals with speech or hearing impairments. For more information about this service, including how and when it should be used, click HERE to view the Fact Sheet

Branch Pick Up Notification delayed due to service repairs…

The Public Works Brush Clipper Unit is currently out of service for repairs. In the meantime, when possible, the Village will attempt to pick up smaller branches. Normal brush pick-up, and schedules, will resume when the unit is back in the Public Works fleet.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE-Starting 9/13/21 for 14th Street Resurfacing Project ~Circle Ave. to Harlem Ave…

Below are a few details within the notice.  Please click here for street/driveway access and parking related information associated with this project:

  • Periodic closures during the work without notice
  • Parking on street will be prohibited during working hours of 6:00am-5:00pm.  No parking signs will be posted.  Any vehicles in violation of posted times will risk ticketing and towing at the owner’s expense.
  • Driveways will be accessible as much as possible. However, there may be short periods of time where they may not.

Questions or Concerns:  please contact the Resident Engineer, Brad Bahn, at 224-275-0030.

We apologize for any inconveniences the construction may cause. Please know that your patience is greatly appreciated.