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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Community Compost Collection Series Event on Saturday, June 26

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University of Illinois Extension in Cook County and Village of Park Forest have teamed up to keep compostables out of the landfill. Drop off your yard/garden/kitchen waste to be composted and pick up a bucket of compost for your garden. Please BYOB (Bring...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Plastic Free July

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18 things that you can do to reduce plastic:

  1. Bring Your Own Shopping Bag
    • If necessary, choose paper bags.
  2. Purchase Secondhand
  3. Buy Loose & in Bulk 
    • Buy items you can purchase often in bulk with little to no packaging. Look for sustainable packaging...
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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Let’s Fight COVID Together!

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Join the Village of Olympia Fields campaign to proudly share your vaccination status and receive a "COVID Vaccinated Button". Residents can stop by Village Hall, show proof of your vaccine status and receive a button.  

Vaccines are one ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Phase 5 Guidance for Businesses and Venues

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This guidance replaces the industry-specific guidance that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity published as part of the state's Restore Illinois plan. This guidance includes recommendations for all types of businesses and venues, ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Metra to Increase Service

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With ridership steadily increasing from pandemic lows, Metra will be adding service to all of it lines starting in July and will introduce enhanced pilot schedules on four lines with more off-peak options to meet the post-COVID needs of riders. 

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

ComEd Reminds Residents to Practice Balloon Safety During Graduation Season and Year Round

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Graduation season has begun and ComEd is warning customers about the public safety risks associated with helium-filled foil balloons. While families and students continue to opt for at-home celebrations to honor the class of 2021 and special celebrations ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Zumba, Tai Chi and Qiigong in the Park

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Olympia Fields Park District is offering weekly Zumba, Tai Chi and Qiigong classes this summer! 

Zumba will be held weekly from the following dates: 

Wednesdays:June 9 - June 14July 28 - September 17pm - 8pm 

Saturdays:June 12 - Ju...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Letter from the Village President

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Letter from the Village President

Spring Has Sprung In The Beautiful Olympia Fields

Spring and "springtime" refer to ideas and moments of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection, regrowth and transition. Springtime is always one of the most b...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

ComEd Energy Efficiency Program

ComEd Offers Options to Help Customers Manage Electric Bills

ComEd has a variety of options to help you save. 

On a Limited Budget?

Look how you can save. Qualifying is easier than you may think!

Home Energy UpgradesIf your home and household income meet qualifying guidelines, you can get FREE weatherization,...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

ComEd Offers Payment Assistance Options

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As a community, working together to move beyond the impact of COVID-19 is important. ComEd understands that some valued customers may need help paying their electric bills. That’s why they are offering additional assistance opportunities for eligible cust...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Community Shred Day on June 12

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Representative William Davis presents Community Shred Day: Electronic Recycling & Prescription Drug Take Back on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This is free to the community and for households only (no businesses). Onsite shredding an...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

UPS Hiring Events

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Learn more about UPS opportunities at the May Chicago-based UPS hiring events for CDL Team Drivers and Warehouse Workers.

Chicago-based CDL Team Drivers and Warehouse Workers - May 6, 15, 22, 27

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Governors State University to Vaccinate Community on May 15

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University Park — Governors State University and South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association are partnering with Walgreens to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the university on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Virtual Hiring Event for Chicago Southland

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Sign up for the Chicago Southland Virtual Hiring Event. Resume Required.

When:

Wednesday, May 19, 2021Choose your session: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Employment Opportunities:

Manufacturing CNC Operators: $14.00-$25.00Field Technician: $14.00-$16.00Machine O...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Police Officer Application and Testing Information for Olympia Fields

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The deadline to apply for the position below has been extended through July 14, 2021. Testing will take place July 31 at Woodgate Elementary School, 101 Central Avenue, Matteson, IL. Check-in begins at 1:30pm. Orientation starts at 2pm and the test will b...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

ComEd Offers Options to Help Customers Manage Electric Bills

ComEd Offers Options to Help Customers Manage Electric Bills

As many northern Illinois residents experience mounting expenses as a result of the pandemic, ComEd offers payment assistance programs that may help with past-due balances now and energy-saving tools that can lower bills in the future.

About the Program

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

New Driver Services Facility Opening in Chicago Heights

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To address a growing need for residents in the Chicago Heights area to have convenient access to driver services, State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) and State Representative Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights) will join Secretary of State Jesse White to...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Can't Leave Home? You Can Still Get a COVID Vaccine.

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If you cannot leave home, you can still get a COVID
vaccine. The Cook County Department of Public Health has partnered with organizations who can provide in-home vaccination to those who qualify.

Qualifications for the ProgramTo qualify for this program, ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Metra Expands Metra Electric Schedule May 10

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Fulfilling its promise to reimagine and restore service as vaccination numbers increase and workers return to job sites, Metra is adding weekday and weekend trains to the Metra Electric Line beginning Monday, May 10.

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Legal Careers and Virtual Law School Immersion Program

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About:The Future Legal Scholars Law Careers & Law School Immersion Program offers high school and college students a 5-day deep dive into various areas of legal practice, the day-to-day duties and tasks a lawyer might encounter, and a primer on variou...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Earn More and Work Towards Debt Free College by Joining UPS in Hodgkins, IL

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Now Hiring Warehouse Workers in Hodgkins, IL. Work part-time at UPS in Hodgkins and get paid college tuition & fees. Receive a monthly CRCP bonus from $200-$500. Apply now for Summer or Fall!

Location: CACH Facility1 UPS Way, Hodgkins, IL 

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

A New Mass Vaccination Site is Now Open Near Olympia Fields

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A new mass vaccination site is now open near Olympia Fields. 

The site of the former Target in Lincoln Mall in Matteson is now Cook County's sixth mass vaccination site. Adults ages 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine at this time.

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Zoom Art Classes For Kids

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Watercolor exploration and portrait classes for kids offered via Zoom! 

When:Classes will be held on Mondays & Wednesdays for a three week session:3-4pm Watercolor Exploration4-5pm Portrait Class

Week 1 - April 19 & 21Week 2 - April 26 &...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Richton Park Teen Making National Waves on Stage

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Bri'Yon Watts, a senior at Southland College Prep Charter School, won a state championship in Dramatic Interpretation at the IHSA Speech competition for his performance in "Impact Statement" by Kristy Thomas. (Southland College Prep)

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Amazon Launching in University Park!

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Be a part of the newest Amazon team in University Park. Full-time jobs near you earning 15.50/hr with benefits that start on your first day. No resume or experience required. 

About this EventAmazon will soon begin hiring for our new fulfillment c...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Restore Illinois Plan

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced a new framework for Illinois to advance to Phase 5 of the state’s Restore Illinois Plan. In recognition of an increasing national vaccine supply and the state now av...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Cook County COVID 19 Recovery Emergency Rental Assistance

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Do you live in Suburban Cook County and need help paying rent and utilities due to COVID-19? The Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance program pays up to 12 months of missed rent and utilities payments and up to 3 months of future rent payments.

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Posted on: March 6, 2021

Road Closure at Vollmer Road and Crawford Avenue

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Beginning Friday, March 5 at 8pm, traffic will be detoured at the intersection of Vollmer Road and Crawford Avenue as the Cook County Department of Transportation begins work on an emergency sewer repair. It is expected that the duration of this project a...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Cook County Department of Public Health Eases COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

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Forest Park, IL—Today, the Cook County Department of Public Health issued COVID-19 Mitigation Order 2021-5 to continue easing mitigation measures in suburban Cook County.

Effective immediately, Mitigation Order 2021-5 increases capacity limits in...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Southland College Prep Charter Students Find Speech Success

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Two Southland College Prep Charter High School seniors placed first and second in separate events of the Illinois High School Association virtual 2020-21 State Speech Championship tournament.

Bri’Yon Watts captured the Illinois state championship...

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Posted on: February 28, 2021

American Association of Blacks in Energy is Accepting Scholarship Applications

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To be eligible for a new scholarship, all four (4) of the following requirements must be met:

1. The student must have an unweighted academic average of “B” or better (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).

2. The student must be a graduating high school ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Watch Southland College Prep Charter High School's production of Harlem Renaissance

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Musician and tap dancer Time Brickey joins Southland College Prep's dancers in the school’s production of “Harlem Renaissance” to celebrate Black History Month. 

Southland College Prep Charter High School in ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Open Enrollment Has Begun

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The ACA Health Insurance Marketplace is now open. The COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period (SEP) runs February 15 – May 15, 2021. If you do not have health care coverage, this is an opportunity to get insurance coverage regardless of income or employment.

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

Village of Flossmoor Vollmer Road Closure

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Due to emergency underground pipe repair on Vollmer Road, just East of Crawford Avenue, Westbound Vollmer Road will be closed. The earliest estimate for the work to begin at Vollmer Road will be Friday, February 19th. Weather and cold temperatures will be...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccination TODAY!

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Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccination TODAY!

Limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccines are now available in some states at select stores to individuals 16 years of age and older who meet state-specific eligibility criteria.

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

ComEd Warns of Imposters Approaching Customers at Home to Steal Money and Personal Information

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With people spending more time at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, imposters are taking advantage of residents who may be alone to rob them of their possessions and financial information. These imposters can show up at small businesses as well as ho...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Cook County transit fare reduction project

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Cook County, Metra, Pace and Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) leaders on Monday officially launched a pilot project to improve public transportation in south Cook County, starting with reduced Metra fares on the Metra Electric and Rock Island lines...
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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Village Hall to remain closed to the Public

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To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and for the safety of our residents and employees, Village Hall and the Public Works offices will remain closed to the public until further notice. During this time, residents are encouraged to conduct business remo...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

A Message from the Chief of Police

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Department of Police

Village of Olympia Fields

 Chief Scott Morgan

20040 Governors Highway

Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461

 

 

Dear Olympia Fields Residents,

 

The COVID-19 virus has presented another unprecedented challenge. &am...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Message from the Village President *UPDATE*

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Effective, Friday, November 20, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., the entire State of Illinois will go into Tier 3 COVID mitigation. According to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Tier 3 boils down to this: if you don't need to do it, don't. ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Like Us on Facebook!

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Like the Village of Olympia Fields Facebook page for news, happenings and stories from our community. Click on the link below. Then click "Like".

https://www.facebook.com/VillageofOlympiaFields/

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Olympia Fields Park District Update on COVID-19

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Dear Residents,

With all the uncertainty, summer 2020 is going to be much different than previous summers in our community. The Restore Illinois Five Phase Plan issued by Governor Pritzker’s Office is the plan directing how we move forward based ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Message from the Acting Chief of Police

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Similar to enforcement questions referencing travel, and essential business’s the Olympia Fields Police Department will continue to act as community caretakers working to further educate citizens and businesses about the shelter at home and

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Guidance on the use of face masks

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The Illinois Department of Public Health released a guide on the use of face masks.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Message from the Acting Chief of Police

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Department of PoliceVillage of Olympia FieldsActing Chief Scott Morgan20040 Governors HighwayOlympia Fields, Illinois 60461

Dear Olympia Fields Residents,           

The COVID-19 virus has presented an u...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Executive Order 2020-10 and FAQs About the Order

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Governor Pritzker released Executive Order 2020-10. Click on the link to read.

On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

SBA Loans Available

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All Illinois small businesses (according to SBA’s size standards) and private non-profits can now apply for loans of up to $2 million through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. If your busin...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Where Black Homeownership Is the Norm

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Where Black Homeownership Is the Norm

STATELINE ARTICLEBy: Tim Henderson Topics: Demographics & Economy Read time: 5 min
Sterling Burke, president of the board of trustees of Olympia Fields, Illinois, near his home. The ...
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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Olympia Fields Named Among 10 Best U.S. Suburbs for Retirement

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Retirement destinations: 10 best U.S. suburbs to consider for your golden years

10 best U.S. suburbs for retirement ranked

Author: Lorie Konish, CNBC

Published: 10:47 AM EDT April 18, 2018

Updated: 10:00 AM EDT April 21, 2018

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Knowles: Olympia Fields resident works to help black women obtain a variety of leadership roles

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Knowles: Olympia Fields resident works to help black women obtain a variety of leadership roles

Sandra Finley was mentored by the late activist Arnita Young Boswell, the first national director of the early learning ...

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