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ADA Sidewalk Upgrade Program to Begin

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 scheduled to begin (weather permitting) on Friday , May 1st, 2020. The construction work will begin with curb and gutter as well as sidewalk removal at the corners of the intersections in the area along 144th Street and 143rd Street between Harrison and Western Ave. New curb and gutter, sidewalk, and detectable warnings plates will be installed at approved ADA slopes which might cause the existing parkway elevation to have to be lowered in some cases. Restoration behind all new concrete will complete the project. Vehicles may be parked on the streets listed above unless prohibited by posted “No Parking” during construction signs. When parking restrictions are necessary on your street the contractor will be posting signs at least 24 hours in advance and delivering notices to your house. We will try to keep these restrictions to a minimum however they are necessary to allow our contractors to access the areas needed for repairs. This work will be continuing through the end of May. If you have any questions or concerns you can always contact the Village Hall at 708-385-0139.

ComEd Energy Efficiency Program- 65 Homes in Posen Completed.

UPDATED on 2/25/2020:  OVER 65 POSEN HOMES HAVE HAD ENERGY SAVINGS UPGRADES!!! THERE IS STILL TIME TO APPLY

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. https://www.chicagolandvintagehomes.org/

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

Posen Beautification Awards-September 2019 Winner

2019 Winners

The Village of Posen Beautification Committee is pleased to announce
the September 2019 Winner for our monthly Beautification Award.

The Village of Posen Beautification Committee is pleased to announce
the August 2019 Winner for our monthly Beautification Award.

14501 Mozart

The Village of Posen Beautification Committee is pleased to announce
the July 2019 Winner for our monthly Beautification Award.

14732 Albany Ave.

The Village of Posen Beautification Committee is pleased to announce
the June 2019 Winner for our monthly Beautification Award.

14620 Sherman Ave

2018 Winners Below

The Village of Posen Beautification Committee is pleased to announce
the October 2018 Winner for our monthly Beautification Award.

14721 Albany Ave.

14416 Troy St.

14410 Sherman Ave. September Winners

14424 Mozart Ave. September Winners

The Village of Posen Beautification Committee is pleased to announce
the August Winners for our monthly Beautification Award.

14316 Division St. August Winners

3143 West 145th Street August Winners

14546 Sacramento Ave. July Winners

14546 Sacramento Ave

2526 Walter Zimny Drive July Winners


Congratulations and watch for our August winners soon!!

Accepting Applications for Electrical Inspector

The Village of Posen is currently accepting applications for Electrical Inspector in our Building Department.

A valid Illinois driver’s license is required as well as experience  as a Licensed Supervising Electrician with knowledge of the City of Chicago Electrical Code as well as International Building and Electrical Code.
Bi-Lingual is a preference

Applications are available now at the Village Hall between the
hours of 9am to 5pm.

EMA Volunteers Needed

The Posen Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is seeking volunteers who are interested in serving the community. EMA members meet monthly and regularly train in things such as crowd control, traffic duties, and first aid.

EMA’s role during an emergency such as a tornado or natu- ral disaster is to work with the Police and Fire Departments directing traffic, providing security, and assisting with evacuations and other duties.

Members are viewed as a critical component of the Village Disaster Plan. Interested persons should be 17 years of age or older, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass a background check.

If you are interested in joining please contact Fire Chief Kevin Szewczyk at 708-385-3110 or email at kszewczyk@villageofposen.org.