2021 Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy Application Period is OPEN!!!

The Exelon Foundation is excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2021 Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy! The summer 2021Exelon STEM Leadership Academy is a free, week-long, residential* program for 10th and 11th grade girls interested in STEM to learn from women working in STEM and other leaders; explore sustainability, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate change; and connect with like-minded peers. The Academy concludes with an energy challenge and a chance to win great prizes! Each participant will also receive an iPad to use for Academy activities and to take home at the end of the week.

Some of our past participants have said:

“Thank you for this opportunity. This week has been the best experience of my life!”

“I learned to own my own energy and to be my own person. If I am confident in what I do AND act, I can do anything I set my mind to. There are so many more jobs I can look into, especially since many industries are looking for more women. It was incredibly inspiring.”

Young women who are interested in STEM, in 10th and 11th grade (class of 2022 and 2023), and live in Northern Illinois, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C./Baltimore areas are encouraged to apply before April 25th, 2021.

Applications and more information can be found here!

Village Board Meeting January 12th 2021 Will Only be Available Online

Due to the increase in Covid cases and the new guidelines being implemented by the State of Illinois, The Village of Posen Board meetings will be done remotely until further notice. The meetings will be broadcasted LIVE on our Facebook page and recordings will be posted on our website following the meeting. Our next Village meeting will be on Tuesday November 24th beginning at 6:30pm. The Committee Meeting will begin at 6:30pm and the Regular Board Meeting will begin immediately thereafter. If you would like to ask any questions to the board you may email them directly to the Village Clerk at MMyers@villageofposen.org before 5pm on the day of the meeting. All questions will be read aloud and answered by the board. Go to Facebook to like our Page “Village of Posen”

Posen Holiday Decorating Contest-Winners Posted

Mayor Frank Podbielniak is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Christmas Decorating Contest.

1st Place Dean Steinbrenner/14846 Whipple

2nd Place Roberto Pachecho/14625 Mckinley

3rd Place Jose Arriaga-Ramos/14217 Harrison

4Th Place Guadalupe Marquez/14326 Cleveland

5th Place Marian Esquivel/14821 Troy

Mayor Podbielniak was overwhelmed at the response and looks forward to continuing this contest in years to come. Thank you to all that participated!!!

Small Business Assistance Program from ComEd

The Small Business Assistance Program provides eligible small business customers, with a one-time grant up to $2,000 towards a past due balance. Eligible customers may also place a remaining balance into a payment plan of up to six months.

For more information click here… https://www.comed.com/MyAccount/CustomerSupport/Pages/SmallBusinessAssistanceProgram.aspx


Small business customers applying for this program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have an active ComEd service account (includes customers disconnected within the past 30 days).
  • Use less than 400 kilowatts (kWs) of peak demand. This includes customers who are 0-100kW, 100-400kW or watt hour. To confirm the amount of kWs your business uses, reference your ComEd bill (see sample bill).
  • Have a past balance, per the bill due date.
  • Have not received Nonprofit Special Hardship grants in 2020.

Free Covid Testing this Weekend in Blue Island

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), will be hosting a free drive through and walk-up Covid-19 testing on Saturday October 31st and Sunday November 1st, 2020. The testing hours are from 9 AM-5 PM in Blue Island. The test is free to all who arrive, insured or not. Those who want to be tested do not need to present identification or residency information. Testing is open to anyone, including children with a parent or guardian.

Blue Island Location:  13636 S. Western Avenue, Blue Island Illinois (in the parking lot of the former Libby Canning )

Date:  Saturday October 31st and Sunday November 1st,  2020