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Water Department to Perform Hydrant Flushing

The Posen Public Works Department will flush hydrants throughout Posen beginning the week of May 31st, 2022. Crews will work Monday through Friday between 7am and 3pm— weather permitting. The flushing program is expected to last five weeks, ending July 1st, 2022.

Flushing removes harmless minerals that collect in the water mains. The project is part of the village’s routine maintenance program to assure the best water quality to our residents. Flushing hydrants helps to maintain the integrity of the distribution system by keeping the water lines clean. It is also necessary for fire protection because flushing ensures that the hydrants are working properly.

During the flushing process, residents may experience low water pressure or slightly discolored water, even if hydrants are being flushed several blocks away. If you experience discoloration in your water service, please do not be alarmed. Your water will clear up once it is run for a few minutes. We suggest you run the cold water from the faucet nearest to the water meter or shutoff valve (laundry sink, outside faucet) to flush the service. We suggest that on days we flush, you may not want to do laundry during the hours listed above. Possible discoloration in the water can stain light colored clothing. Please note that your water is safe for all other uses and that slightly higher amounts of chlorine will be added to the system during maintenance.

We urge residents to register for Code Red Emergency Community Alerts on the village website. That is how we will update what streets we will be doing the hydrant flushing on the day before. It is also a great source to be notified of any water main breaks, street repair, road closure, evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, missing child reports, etc. Residents with questions, comments, and concerns can contact the Posen Public Works Department. We appreciate your cooperation, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Scholarships Available

As the school year is ending, students who are entering their last year of high school are wondering how they can finance going to college.  This is the best time to start applying for scholarships.  President Barack Obama recently announced the Voyager Scholarship.
In addition, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (ILBCF) is offering educational scholarship opportunities to seniors and undergraduate students who will continue their education at a two or four-year institution in Fall 2022.  ILBCF Scholarship
In addition to these scholarships, there are other scholarships available. To make it easier to locate these scholarships, I asked my office to compile as many scholarships as they could find into one document.  It is my hope that you take advantage of this list and apply for as many scholarships that you can.

Click Here for Scholarship Lists

New Village Trustee Appointed

Newly Appoint Village Trustee Elsa Velazquez

On Tuesday April 12th, 2022 Village President Frank Podbielniak requested approval from the Village Board of Trustees to appoint Elsa Velazquez to fill the vacant Trustee position after the resignation of Trustee Araceli Costello on March 22nd, 2022. Elsa is a longtime resident of Posen and has previously served on the Posen-Robbins School District Board. Welcome Elsa to the Village Board. Elsa will oversee the Fire Department as a Trustee.

Com Ed Assistance Program to host a Financial Assistance Event

At the event ComEd will assist customers with: 

  • LiHEAP enrollment (based on eligibility)
  • Payment arrangements
  • Due date extensions
  • Evaluation of late fees and deposits
  • Renewable energy credits (based on eligibility)

They will also have marketing on hand to discuss energy efficiency and community solar programs which could assist customers with reducing their monthly bills going forward. For customers unable to attend in person, please direct them to the links below

Payment Assistance | ComEd – An Exelon CompanyBilling Options | ComEd – An Exelon CompanyHow To Apply – Utility Bill Assistance (illinois.gov)