Tornado Siren Testing

Tornado Siren testing will begin on Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 10am

Siren Test will continue on the First Tuesday of Every Month at 10am.

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

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!!

Posen Emergency Management Commander

It is with great sadness and deep regrets to announce the sudden passing of Commander Ed Ostrowski of the Posen Emergency Management Agency. Ed was just 59 years old and was a volunteer for the Village of Posen Emergency Management for the past 5 years. Ed was always willing to help out in the community and wanted to be involved with the village in any way he could. We cannot thank him enough for his dedication and he will be missed very much by our Village. Below is a link with information on services for Ed.

Captain D’s Grand Opening Specials

Captain D’s the nation’s leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, recently opened its newest franchised restaurant in Posen, Illinois. Located at 3021 W. 147th St., the Posen location is the brand’s first in the greater Chicagoland market and eighth in Illinois. To celebrate this debut, Captain D’s is hosting a grand opening celebration for the community on Saturday, Jan. 15 with giveaways planned from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. In addition, 25% of sales from the day will benefit local non-profit Blue Cap.

Giveaways and specials at the Captain D’s Posen restaurant on Jan. 15 include:

  • Customers can enter their Jan. 15 restaurant receipt for a chance to win one of three $100 Captain D’s gift cards. Drawings will be held at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Customer does not have to be present to win.
  • One complimentary 6-piece order of hush puppies with every $20 purchase. Available all day.
  • Ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. with restaurant owners Tina and Hardik Patel, Village of Posen Mayor Frank Podbielniak and other invited VIPs, including Director of Public Safety Kevin Szewczyk and Building Inspector Dawn Cotillo from the Village of Posen.
  • 25% of sales from the day benefit Blue Cap, a non-profit in Blue Island serving children and adults with development disabilities.

Water Backflow Prevention Program

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requires every water supplier to develop and implement a comprehensive cross connection control program for the elimination of existing cross connections and prevention or protection from all future cross connections. Regulations are in place to protect our drinking water systems

A requirement of the program is to conduct a survey of all water customers every three years. Posen water customers will receive a survey post card in the mail soon, if not already.

Please simply follow the directions on the post card for completion of the survey. There is no cost and it takes only a few moments to complete. Surveys should be completed within 30 days of receipt of the post card.

The Village of Posen is utilizing the services of Aqua Backflow from Elgin to assist with program operations, including the survey. They specialize in cross connection control program management. Note that if you have or require backflow protection, you may be also notified for compliance (testing, repairs, or installations) by Aqua Backflow. Contact them at 847-742-2296 or with any questions.

Posen’s Cross Connection Control Program is designed to safeguard public health.  We ask for your cooperation with our program, its enforcement, and any requests for information that comes from Aqua Backflow or Posen staff.

Posen Holiday Decorating Contest Winner’s Announced

14846 Whipple- 1st Place

1st Place Winner pictured above- 14846 Whipple
2nd Place Winner- 14325 Campbell Avenue
3rd Place Winner- 14437 Blaine Avenue

All prizes paid for and provided by Mayor Frank Podbielniak. On behalf of the Mayor and Village Staff thank you for participating and we look forward to seeing even more houses decorated next year!!!

Mayor Frank Podbielniak is pleased to announce the 2021 Christmas Holiday Decorating Contest.

The Mayor is hosting the 3rd Annual Posen House Holiday Decorating contest.  There is a lot of holiday spirit in Posen and we want to show it off!  Nominations will be accepted from December 2nd through 5:00 PM on December 21st.

The Mayor and a panel of judges will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners!

First Place will receive $125, 2nd place $75, and 3rd place $50

Anyone wishing to nominate a neighbor, family member, or to be your own home on the judges list please email the Mayor at

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.