Update-Village Guidance on Halloween Amid Covid-19 Concerns

Since the beginning of the COVID–19 pandemic back in March, the Village of Posen has remained vigilant in maintaining our levels of service for our residents and businesses while making every effort to protect the health and safety of our residents, visitors, business employees, Village employees and our first responders.

Halloween is this Saturday and we recognize that this is an important time for families and children to come together and connect with others in their neighborhood.

In the spirit of how we have successfully managed COVID the past 8 months, the Village will neither endorse or encourage Halloween activities on October 31. Our philosophy throughout has been to remain compliant and carry out the recommendations coming from the Illinois Department of Health. In these considerations we have made every effort to create an environment where we do not encourage people to congregate for anything other than the most essential business of the Village while our Administration continues day-to-day operations. The Illinois Department of Public Health has posted guidance as well which can be found clicking the link below.
Illinois Department of Public Health Halloween Guidance

While the Village is not encouraging trick-or-treat as we would have in the past, we will not prohibit individuals from celebrating Halloween in whatever way they are accustomed.

Like so many activities and events that have changed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Posen families can expect Halloween 2020 to look a bit different as well.

The Village of Posen trick-or-treat hours will be on Halloween from 3 to 6 p.m. This year, please help in the effort to prevent the spread of the virus by following health and safety guidelines, such as social distancing and limiting contact with people outside of your immediate family. If you do decide to trick or treat, you are encouraged to stay in your immediate neighborhood, limit your visit to homes of friends and neighbors you know and wear a face mask at all times

Also, please be respectful of the fact that individual households may have different comfort levels with greeting trick-or-treaters at their door. 

Residents who wish not to participate in Trick or Treating and do not want visitors to their doors may download a sign from the Village to place on their doors indicating they are not participating. The signs will also be available for pick up at the Village Hall.

Village Not Trick or Treating Sign for Download Click Here

Community Water Update flyer may be a scam

The Posen Water Department has been notified of a flyer that was distributed to homeowners with the words “Community Water Update” in large letters with the residents name and address listed to call a phone number with a 7 7 3 area code as soon as possible. This flyer was not distributed by the village and does not represent the Village of Posen in any way. We are telling residents do not call the number. The number listed does not represent a valid business and the solicitors were not licensed to operate in the Village. Never give any personal information over the phone through a solicitation like this. If you ever have any doubts or concerns please call the village hall. Do not let anyone into your home to do water samples

ADA Sidewalk Upgrade Work Completed

The Village of Posen has received a grant from Cook County as part of their Invest in Cook program to improve ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessibility Village wide. The Invest in Cook ADA Sidewalk Rehabilitation construction project is now completed. Sod was placed at these corners where grass repairs were needed. We ask the residents on the corner houses where work was performed to please water the grass so it takes. New curbs and gutters, sidewalk, and detectable warnings plates were installed at approved ADA slopes. This work was performed between Western and Harrison along 144th streets and 143rd street.

Village of Posen Public Meetings available by video for the Duration of the Covid-19 Outbreak

“Section 6. During the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120, requiring or relating to in-person attendance by members of a public body are suspended. Specifically, (1) the requirement in 5 ILCS 120/2.01 that “members of a public body must be physically present” is suspended; and (2) the conditions in 5 ILCS 120/7 limiting when remote participation is permitted are suspended. Public bodies are encouraged to postpone consideration of public business where possible. When a meeting is necessary, public bodies are encouraged to provide video, audio, and/or telephonic access to meetings to ensure members of the public may monitor the meeting and to update their websites and social media feeds to keep the public fully apprised of any modifications to their meeting schedules or the format of their meetings due to COVID-19, as well their activities relating to COVID-19.”

The Village of Posen, in an attempt to remain transparent during the Covid-19 outbreak are recording all meetings and placing the on the Village of Posen Web Site for the public to review.

Below are links to the Village Committee Meeting and Regular Meeting held on June 9th, 2020 at 6:30pm

TIF Joint Review Board Meeting 5/28/2020 at 3pm

Village of Posen TIF Joint Review Board Meeting 5/28/2020 at 3:00pm

Village Board of Trustees Meeting April 14, 2020 at 7pm
Village of Posen Committee Meeting Held on Tuesday 4/14/2020 at 6:30pm

Planning and Zoning Special Use Meeting 3/27/2020 7pm Part 1

Planning and Zoning Special Use Meeting 3/27/2020 7pm

ComEd Energy Efficiency Program- 65 Homes in Posen Completed.


Mayor Frank Podbielniak is happy to announce that the Chicagoland Vintage Home Association has agreed to accept the Village of Posen into their Pilot Program to provide free home energy upgrades. Mayor Podbielniak met with Mary Ellen Guest, Executive Director of the Chicagoland Vintage Home Association to request that Posen be included in this very important program. Mary Ellen was more than gracious to include our community into the program. Beginning Monday November 5th, 2018 residents meeting the requirements will be eligible for assistance through the program to receive free home energy upgrades. Applications are available in pdf format below for download or you can visit the website for the Chicagoland Vintage Homes Association to apply online.

Application forms can be downloaded by clicking the links below for English or Spanish

CVHA EU App 10.31.18_2018 AMI

CVHA ES App Spanish 10.31.18