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Village Guidance on Halloween Amid Covid-19 Concerns

Since the beginning of the COVID–19 pandemic back in March, the Village of Posen has remained vigilant in maintaining our levels of service for our residents and businesses while making every effort to protect the health and safety of our residents, visitors, business employees, Village employees and our first responders.

The Halloween holiday is coming up and we recognize that this is an important time for families and children to come together and connect with others in their neighborhood.

In the spirit of how we have successfully managed COVID the past 8 months, the Village will neither endorse or encourage Halloween activities on October 31. Our philosophy throughout has been to remain compliant and carry out the recommendations coming from the Illinois Department of Health. In these considerations we have made every effort to create an environment where we do not encourage people to congregate for anything other than the most essential business of the Village while our Administration continues day-to-day operations.

While the Village is not encouraging trick-or-treat as we would have in the past, we will not prohibit individuals from celebrating Halloween in whatever way they are accustomed.

Like so many activities and events that have changed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Posen families can expect Halloween 2020 to look a bit different as well.

The Village of Posen trick-or-treat hours will be on Halloween from 3 to 6 p.m. This year, please help in the effort to prevent the spread of the virus by following health and safety guidelines, such as social distancing and limiting contact with people outside of your immediate family. If you do decide to trick or treat, you are encouraged to stay in your immediate neighborhood, limit your visit to homes of friends and neighbors you know and wear a face mask at all times

Also, please be respectful of the fact that individual households may have different comfort levels with greeting trick-or-treaters at their door. 

Residents who wish not to participate in Trick or Treating and do not want visitors to their doors may download a sign from the Village to place on their doors indicating they are not participating. The signs will also be available for pick up at the Village Hall.

Village Not Trick or Treating Sign for Download Click Here

Halloween House Decorating Contest

This Halloween the Village of Posen is hosting a Halloween house decorating contest, First place is a $50.00 gift card and second place is a $25.00 gift card courtesy of our Mayor Frank Podbielniak.  The deadline for your entries is October 28th, 2020.

If you would like to enter the contest or nominate a neighbor please call the Village at (708)385-0139 and give them your address or email
the Village Clerk at mmyers@villageofposen.org

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.

Village Board Meetings Resume with Covid-19 Precautions

We are pleased to announce that our Regular Village Board Meeting will take place on Tuesday August 11th. The regular Committee Meeting will take place at 6:30pm and Village Board of Trustee Meeting will take immediately following the Committee Meeting.

The meeting will be open to the public. Families may sit next to each other. All others will be required to sit 6 feet apart. Masks are required to enter the Village Hall and must be worn at the meeting.

Videos of the meetings will continue to be posted on the Village Web site for residents unable to attend.

Questions from the Public for the Village Board may also be submitted via email to the Village Clerk at mmyers@villageofposen.org

Questions for Village Meeting 6/9/2020

The Village of Posen, in an attempt to remain transparent during the Covid-19 outbreak are recording all meetings and placing the on the Village of Posen Web Site for the public to review.

Any questions for the Village Board may be submitted anytime up to the start of the meeting on Tuesday 6/09/2020 at 6:30pm. To Submit questions please submit your name, address, and your question at the bottom of this web site page and it will be read and addressed at the Village meeting.

Village of Posen Public Meetings available by video for the Duration of the Covid-19 Outbreak

“Section 6. During the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120, requiring or relating to in-person attendance by members of a public body are suspended. Specifically, (1) the requirement in 5 ILCS 120/2.01 that “members of a public body must be physically present” is suspended; and (2) the conditions in 5 ILCS 120/7 limiting when remote participation is permitted are suspended. Public bodies are encouraged to postpone consideration of public business where possible. When a meeting is necessary, public bodies are encouraged to provide video, audio, and/or telephonic access to meetings to ensure members of the public may monitor the meeting and to update their websites and social media feeds to keep the public fully apprised of any modifications to their meeting schedules or the format of their meetings due to COVID-19, as well their activities relating to COVID-19.”

The Village of Posen, in an attempt to remain transparent during the Covid-19 outbreak are recording all meetings and placing the on the Village of Posen Web Site for the public to review.

Below are links to the Village Committee Meeting and Regular Meeting held on June 9th, 2020 at 6:30pm



TIF Joint Review Board Meeting 5/28/2020 at 3pm

Village of Posen TIF Joint Review Board Meeting 5/28/2020 at 3:00pm



Village Board of Trustees Meeting April 14, 2020 at 7pm
Village of Posen Committee Meeting Held on Tuesday 4/14/2020 at 6:30pm

Planning and Zoning Special Use Meeting 3/27/2020 7pm Part 1

Planning and Zoning Special Use Meeting 3/27/2020 7pm

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!!

Community Water Update flyer may be a scam

The Posen Water Department has been notified of a flyer that was distributed to homeowners with the words “Community Water Update” in large letters with the residents name and address listed to call a phone number with a 7 7 3 area code as soon as possible. This flyer was not distributed by the village and does not represent the Village of Posen in any way. We are telling residents do not call the number. The number listed does not represent a valid business and the solicitors were not licensed to operate in the Village. Never give any personal information over the phone through a solicitation like this. If you ever have any doubts or concerns please call the village hall. Do not let anyone into your home to do water samples

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 17th and Sunday October 18, 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 17th and Sunday October 182020

Time:  9:00 AM-5:00 PM

What to bring:  Please come masked. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided free of charge. 

Free Face Masks Available at Village Hall

The Village of Posen in cooperation with Cook County are giving away for free cloth Facemasks. The masks are available for pick up at the Village Hall during normal business hours Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 9am-Noon. There is a limit of 2 masks per household members up to 5 members. There is just a short simple form to complete which can be downloaded below and brought into the Village hall to receive your masks. Forms are available at the window as well.

Village Board Meetings Now Live on Facebook

The Village of Posen is excited to announce that Village Board meetings will now be broadcasted LIVE on Facebook. Our next Village meeting will be on Tuesday October 13th beginning at 6:30pm. The Committee Meeting will begin at 6:30pm and the Regular Board Meeting will begin immediately thereafter. Go to Facebook to like our Page “Village of Posen”