Dear Residents,

A Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Safe 2022 to all of you and your families.

ALLIED WASTE / REPUBLIC SERVICES: The City of Palos Hills and Allied Waste / Republic Services recently agreed to extend scavenger services for single family homes for five more years. There will NOT be a price increase in 2022. Prices for the upcoming year (Jan. 1, 2022 to Dec. 31, 2022) are regular rate $24.82 and senior rate $23.82. Please refer to the letter that was sent recently with the water bill for more information

IDENTITY THEFT: It is all too common to hear about identity theft problems. It can be troublesome for a long period of time. CALL POLICE IF YOU THINK THERE IS A PROBLEM.

SCAMS: Sometimes phone calls are being made to frighten residents by people who threaten that homes will be taken by the government if money is not paid. Please check with someone who might be aware since these are usually scam calls.

MISSING ADULTS: Illinois has a Silver Alert System to help find missing adults who might wander due to dementia or Alzheimer’s. It is similar to the Amber Alert System for children.

YARD WASTE: Allied resumes this service in April and it will continue through the end of November.

OUTSIDE LIGHTS: No matter what time of year, consider having proper working lights. Lock windows and doors and be aware of suspicious activity. Call 911 when you have concerns. Take the time to be alert for family, neighbors, and yourselves.

PATSE: This special bus is for seniors (60 and up) and the disabled who live in Palos Township and who have doctor appointments, and other errands. Call 430-3822 to register and receive more information. Service is available Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. by appt.

UPDATE PHONE INFO: Many people are using a cell phone as their primary phone and have eliminated the land line. It would be very helpful if the information was updated in the event the city or we need to contact you. Please call Margareth Balan at City Hall, who is with the water department with your current info. (598-3400 extension 1106).

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS: Please remember our soldiers with snacks and other sundries while they are away from their families protecting our country. There is a wonderful list at Parks and City Hall for needed and wanted items. The Community Center has a box for any donation.

FLY THE AMERICAN FLAG: Our freedom is protected by those who serve in the Armed Forces. Please consider flying the American Flag to show support and patriotism.

EMERGENCY LIGHTS: the OPTICOM (Traffic Preempt System) is a small light over the intersection, warning that an emergency vehicle will be approaching. Please be alert!

SCHOOL: School is in session. Please remember that ALL residential streets are 20 mph and watch for children.

SENIOR WATER PROGRAM: Seniors can pay for actual water usage as opposed to the basic minimum fee. Come to City Hall to enroll or call 598-3400 for information.

SHOP PALOS HILLS: Please continue to support local businesses who strive to succeed daily and especially during these very difficult times.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: It is very important that you call the police department at the non-emergency number (598-2992) if you need information, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours and on weekends, please call 598-2151 or 911 so an officer can respond in a timely manner for any concerns that would require a police officer.

FREE WOOD CHIPS AND FREE FIREWOOD to residents at Stony Creek Drive and Roberts Road, south of the Township Building.

You are the BEST!!!

Stay safe and healthy!!!

Your 2nd Ward Aldermen

Pauline Stratton 708-430-2240

Mark Brachman 708-710-9844