Posen Fire

Village Board Meeting on June 28, 2022 to be held at American Legion Building

Due to Primary Elections being held at the Village Hall on Tuesday
June 28th, 2022 the Village Meeting will be held at the American Legion Building located at 2590 Walter Zimny Drive beginning at 6:30pm. July meetings will resume at the Village Hall. Due to technology constraints, this Village meeting will not be broadcasted on Facebook. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Water Department to Perform Hydrant Flushing

The Posen Public Works Department will flush hydrants throughout Posen beginning the week of May 31st, 2022. Crews will work Monday through Friday between 7am and 3pm— weather permitting. The flushing program is expected to last five weeks, ending July 1st, 2022.

Flushing removes harmless minerals that collect in the water mains. The project is part of the village’s routine maintenance program to assure the best water quality to our residents. Flushing hydrants helps to maintain the integrity of the distribution system by keeping the water lines clean. It is also necessary for fire protection because flushing ensures that the hydrants are working properly.

During the flushing process, residents may experience low water pressure or slightly discolored water, even if hydrants are being flushed several blocks away. If you experience discoloration in your water service, please do not be alarmed. Your water will clear up once it is run for a few minutes. We suggest you run the cold water from the faucet nearest to the water meter or shutoff valve (laundry sink, outside faucet) to flush the service. We suggest that on days we flush, you may not want to do laundry during the hours listed above. Possible discoloration in the water can stain light colored clothing. Please note that your water is safe for all other uses and that slightly higher amounts of chlorine will be added to the system during maintenance.

We urge residents to register for Code Red Emergency Community Alerts on the village website. That is how we will update what streets we will be doing the hydrant flushing on the day before. It is also a great source to be notified of any water main breaks, street repair, road closure, evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, missing child reports, etc. Residents with questions, comments, and concerns can contact the Posen Public Works Department. We appreciate your cooperation, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

New Village Trustee Appointed

Newly Appoint Village Trustee Elsa Velazquez

On Tuesday April 12th, 2022 Village President Frank Podbielniak requested approval from the Village Board of Trustees to appoint Elsa Velazquez to fill the vacant Trustee position after the resignation of Trustee Araceli Costello on March 22nd, 2022. Elsa is a longtime resident of Posen and has previously served on the Posen-Robbins School District Board. Welcome Elsa to the Village Board. Elsa will oversee the Fire Department as a Trustee.

Fire Department Hiring Firefighter/Paramedics and Single Role Paramedics

Join our team of skilled Firefighters, Paramedics, and EMT-Bs. Our Department operates out of 1 fire station located in the South Suburbs of Chicago, responded to over 1500 calls for service last year including over 100 working fires.

Positions currently open for Firefighter/Paramedics and Single Role Paramedics with free training available to acquire Illinois Basic Firefighter Operations Certificate.

  • Flexible Shifts Available
  • Paid Firefighter Training
  • Optional 413K Plan, Supplemental Insurance Plans
  • Holiday Pay

Apply in Person at the Posen Fire Department, 2440 Walter Zimny Dr. Posen, Il or call 708-385-3110 for further details.