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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

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!!

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”

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.

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

Eligibility

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.