Posen Park District “Build Week” for New Playground at Commissioner’s Park

The Posen Park District has been awarded a grant to replace the playground equipment in Commissioners Park. We are once again working with KaBOOM!, which is a national non-profit that works to combat play space inequity by matching qualifying communities in need with funding partners to replace and build new play spaces nationwide. The funding partner for this project is Sierra, part of the TJX family of brands. We are truly fortunate to work with these two fine organizations that share our love for outdoor spaces and play. This project has already begun with the design of the new playground and the demolition of the previous equipment. We are now preparing for Build Week, and we need the help of the community to make this happen.


Build Week will take place from Wednesday October 20th through Saturday October 23rd. We will build the entire playground during this time over a series of work shifts. Shift 1 will be from 8:00am to 11:30am, and Shift 2 will be from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. We need 20-25 volunteers 18 and older per shift. Volunteers will need to sign a waiver. You can volunteer for shifts by scanning the QR code or by visiting https://commissionersparkplaygroundproject.eventbrite.com


We are in need of tools and supplies in order to complete Build Week. We will gladly accept loaned tools (please mark to identify as yours), and donations of supplies from the list

In addition, donations of hand sanitizer, disposable masks, work gloves, Prepackaged snacks (granola bars, mixed nuts, trail mix, etc.), bottled water, stereo & speakers for music during work day would be invaluable and appreciated. 

While in the past this would be a one day event, COVID-19 protocols have shifted this to a multi-day project with smaller work groups. We realize not everyone is available to help on every day of this project, any volunteer time, every loaned tool, and every donation of supplies is greatly appreciated. To learn more about the project you can visit www.commissionersparkplayground.com. Together, we will bring a great new place to play to our community. 

Tool List

Standard playground builds must have the following tools in the quantity indicated:

  • Shovels (15)
  • Rock rakes (15)
  • 6’ Step ladder (3)
  • 8’ Step ladder (3)
  • Wheelbarrows – 6 cubic feet or larger – standard one-wheeled (10)
  • Manual post hole diggers (3)
  • Corded drills (3) – number will vary based on side projects
  • Powerful cordless drills (3
  • 2 or 3 lb. sledge hammers (2) 6 lb. sledge hammers (2)
  • Garden hoses and spray nozzles (2)
  • 100’ extension cords (5)
  • Digging Bars/Poles (3)
  • Concrete hoes (10)
  • Tamps (2)
  • Garbage cans (5)
  • Push Brooms (2)
  • Claw hammers (5)
  • Post driver (1)

Homeowners: Are you missing exemptions on your property tax bill?

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August 24, 2021
Scott Smith, Chief Communications Officer
312.919.3213, scott.smith@cookcountyil.gov

  Homeowners: Are you missing exemptions on your property tax bill? How to apply for Certificate(s) of Error COOK COUNTY – As homeowners in Cook County receive their 2020 Second Installment Tax Bills (tax bill) in the mail they are encouraged to look at the bottom left corner to ensure that the correct exemption(s) are applied. If a homeowner believes they are entitled to an exemption that is not reflected on their tax bill, they can apply for what is called a Certificate of Error. The Certificate of Error process provides homeowners an opportunity to redeem missing exemptions for up to three years in addition to the current tax year. Homeowners can now apply for the 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 tax years. Property Tax Bill   Certificate of Error applications with copies of supporting documentation can be filed online, by mail, or in person. Homeowners are strongly encouraged to apply online as representatives from the Assessor’s Office can easily provide updates on the status of applications. Please see the full list of property tax exemptions administered by the Assessor’s Office here: cookcountyassessor.com/exemptions. This year, many exemptions auto-renewed to make the process more convenient for homeowners. In addition to the Homeowner and Senior exemptions, the Assessor’s Office processed auto-renewals for the “Senior Freeze”, Veterans with Disabilities, and Persons with Disabilities exemptions. In total, more than 1.1 million exemptions were auto-renewed, which provided millions of dollars in tax relief to homeowners in Cook County. As a reminder, homeowners are responsible for paying the entirety of the tax bill to the Cook County Treasurer’s Office by October 1, 2021. If the Certificate of Error application is granted, either a corrected tax bill or a refund for the difference will be issued. Please download a copy of the new brochure, How to Apply for Missing Property Tax Exemptions that is available in six languages. Download PDF   How to contact the Assessor’s Office: Send Message: www.cookcountyassessor.com/contact
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Cook County Reinstates Mask Mandate for Effective Monday August 23rd, 2021.

Cook County Department of Public Health has once again instituted a mandatory mask.

The order (below) requires that all people above age two who can medically tolerate a mask to wear one in multi-unit residential buildings and public places, such as restaurants, movie theaters, retail establishments, fitness clubs, and on public transportation.

“We are in a dangerous period, with the Delta variant surging, during which we must return to previous remediation measures,” said Dr. Rachel Rubin, Co-Lead and Senior Medical Officer of Cook County Department of Public Health. “We have no choice but to mandate that people wear masks indoors to help contain this spread of the virus.”

According to the order, businesses will be required to post signage that states that masks are required. CCDPH has created a sign that can be posted by employers and it can be found on the CCDPH website at: https://cookcountypublichealth.org/ccdph-covid-19-communications/

“As the virus changes, we need to adapt our guidance and recommendations to keep residents safe,” said Dr. Kiran Joshi, Co-Lead and Senior Medical Officer of Cook County Department of Public Health. “This variant is highly contagious and represents over 90 percent of our recent cases. We must act now.”

Full Time Help Wanted at Posen Public Works Department

The Village of Posen is currently accepting applications for 3 Full Time Positions at the Posen Publics Works Department. Applications available at the Posen Village Hall. Full Time hours and benefits including Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Medical Insurance.

ADA Sidewalk Reconstruction Project to Begin

Davis Concrete Construction has been awarded the contract to remove sidewalk corners at the intersections named below and replace with ADA Compliant Crossings. Work is projected to begin on Monday 6/14/21 and continue for at least the next 2 months. The intersections included in this project are as follows…

143rd Street & Division Street
144th Place & Division Street
145th Street & Richmond Avenue
145th Street & San Francisco Avenue
145th Street & Mozart Avenue
145th Street & California Avenue
146th Street & San Francisco Avenue
146th Street & Mozart Avenue
146th Street & California Avenue
Veterans Drive & Blaine Avenue
148th Street & Blaine Avenue
148th Street & California Avenue
149th Street & Blaine Avenue
149th Street & Cleveland Avenue