News 2021-01-13T14:42:07+00:00

Track Santa’s Path

The Santa Through Palos event will be taking place on Sunday, December 19, from 3:00-4:30pm.  To keep track of his movement, click on the following link: https://www.paloshillsweb.org/mercator/?santa      

1+10-digit Dialing Mandatory on and after October 24

The FCC adopted an ordinance on July 16, 2020 requiring those who have a telephone number with a 708 area code to include 1 + area code + telephone number for all local and long distance [...]

City of Palos Hills Mayor Bennett Report on PHTV Channel 4

Mayor Bennett presented his most recent City of Palos Hills Report on 06/22/2021 on PHTV Channel 4. The report can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/FVUxfr0HdVE.

Bennett Park Dedication

On Saturday, June 19, Bennett Park was officially dedicated. Various highlights and video of the Dedication Ceremony can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/8vmKg9MHoSU.

Cook County Phase 5 Reopening Guidance

Cook County Department of Public Health Officials Announce Phase 5 Reopening Guidance in Suburban Cook County Forest Park, IL—Today, the Cook County Department of Public Health is issuing COVID-19 Phase 5 reopening guidance removing all [...]

COVID-19 Vaccinations Walk-ins Welcome

In coordination with Cook County Department of Public Health and Cook County Government, Walk-ins are now welcome at six of the mass vaccination sites throughout the county. Walk-ins are welcome, but to make an appointment [...]

I cannot leave home. Can I still get a COVID vaccine?

Yes! The Cook County Department of Public Health has partnered with organizations who can provide in-home vaccination to those who qualify. Who qualifies for this program? To qualify for this program you must ... be [...]

Palos Hills Joins Regional Tree Planting Initiative

Palos Hills 4/20/21 — Palos Hills is joining the Plant Trees for Communities initiative to plant at least 340 new trees in the Chicago region in 2021 to build a healthier urban forest. The effort [...]

Palos Hills 32nd Year as a Tree City USA

The City of Palos Hills was named a year Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management for the 32nd Year. The Tree City USA [...]

Parks hiring part-time Night Monitor

The Palos Hills Community Center is currently seeking a part-time Night Monitor for the Community Center.  Approximate hours are Mondays, 4:30-8:30 pm, Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30 pm, and Thursdays, 4:30-8:00 pm.  Must be 18 years or older.  [...]

Palos Hills now drops to 4th lowest crime rate in Illinois

Safest Cities in Illinois - 2021       Illinois’s crime situation is a mixed bag: its property crime rate is a touch below the national rate, while the state’s violent crime rate is about [...]

City of Palos Hills Mayor Bennett Report on PHTV Channel 4

Mayor Bennett presented his most recent City of Palos Hills Report on 02/09/2021 on PHTV Channel 4. The report can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/nVvZOFlTPe4.

More House for your Money: Money.com

In a recent article published by Money.com, the article reviews 10 suburbs across the US whose housing pricing offered more square footage compared to surrounding larger metro areas. The City of Palos Hills was ranked [...]

New Playground to be installed at Bennett Park in the Spring of 2021

The City of Palos Hills will be installing a new playground on the west side of Bennett Park.  The following link explains a little bit more about the new project as well as the overall [...]

COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program

Cook County is currently in Phase 1b which includes individuals 65 and over and front line essential workers.  Vaccine supply is extremely limited at this time. Please be patient. Cook County Government, Cook County Health [...]

Cook County COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The Cook County Department of Public Health has released additional information on its website regarding the vaccination against COVID-19. The information can be found at https://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/covid-19/

IDPH COVID-19 vaccination locations

IDPH has made a map of COVID-19 vaccination locations for those that fall within 1A and 1B.  Click on the link below. https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/vaccination-location    

Press Release #2 from Mayor Jerry Bennett in regards to December 25 Fire in Palos Hills – January 8, 2021

The recent Christmas Day fire in Palos Hills has brought out the best of the Community. City officials and staff, concerned residents, City businesses and local service organizations have all stepped up to assist those [...]

Illinois Department of Health Phase 1A Eligible Individuals and Businesses for Vaccinations

The Illinois Department of Public Health has published a list of job settings and job titles of individuals who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination under Phase 1A of its vaccination plan. The State [...]

Press Release from Mayor Jerry Bennett in regards to December 25 Fire in Palos Hills – December 28, 2020

City of Palos Hills – Office of Mayor Jerry Bennett December 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   At approximately 3:00 am on Christmas morning, the Palos Hills Police Department and North Palos Fire Protection District [...]

Applications Re-Open for Cook County COVID-19 Resident Cash Assistance Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle with the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, Family Independence Initiative (FII) and other partners, announced an additional $7 million in funding to expand and re-open the Cook County [...]

List of Restaurants in Palos Hills

Attached is an updated list of places for carry out in Palos Hills.  This list has been updated December 8, 2020.  Please note that some businesses may close or open since this list has been [...]

IDPH Tier Three Resurgence Mitigations

With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across the state of Illinois and the nation, the state is committed to listening to public health experts and following the science to keep people safe. Tier 3 [...]

Resources available for Hardships during COVID

Do to the hardships our residents of Palos Hills are enduring, we have listed a few programs that can assist with the following: Water Bill Payments Telephone Bill Payments Electric Bill Payment Gas Bill Payment [...]

Reinstatement of Virtual City Council Meetings

Due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, City Council Meetings will be returning to a virtual-only presence effective immediately. City Committee of the Whole Meetings have been rescinded for the time being.  This week's [...]

City of Palos Hills Mayor Bennett Report on PHTV Channel 4

Mayor Bennett presented his City of Palos Hills Report on 10/27/2020 on PHTV Channel 4. The report can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/gNl4AOqFLC8.

Message from the Mayor: 10/26/2020

October 26, 2020 Dear Residents, The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that effective 12:001 am on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 all restaurants and bars will not be able to have indoor dining until [...]

Press Release from the Illinois Office of the Governor JB Pritzker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 CONTACT Gov.Press@illinois.gov State Public Health Officials Announce COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect in Regions 4 and 10 on October 28, 2020 Every Region Seeing Increased Positivity Rates; [...]

Message from the Mayor: Updates for 08/18/2020

Dear Residents, I would like to up-date you on the latest COVID 19 IMPACT on the City of Palos Hills. As you recall, on June 28, the State of Illinois opened up more activities in [...]

Fraud with Illinois Department of Employment Security

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), unemployment systems across the country are seeing an increase in fraud of unemployment insurance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. If anyone believes that unemployment fraud is [...]

Message from the Mayor: Updates for 06/25/2020

Dear Residents, I have posted on the City web site the new State of Illinois Phase 4 guidelines for the re-opening up of more activities, more businesses and social activities. The new phase also allows [...]

Message from the Mayor: Updates for 06/23/2020

Dear Residents, I spoke at the City Council public meeting last Thursday in addressing the national discussion on policing. In that address, I stated, in uncertain terms, that our City will never tolerate discrimination or [...]

Message from the Mayor: Updates from 06/08/2020

Dear Residents, Effective Monday, June 15th the Palos Hills Administrative Offices will reopen to the public. Residents will be required to wear face masks before entering City Hall and a limited number of people will [...]

Message from the Mayor: Updates for 06/04/2020

Dear Residents, As an update to the current protests and civil unrest, Police Chief Paul Madigan again repeats another peaceful 24 hours in Palos Hills with no criminal activity related to these events. We continue [...]

Message from the Mayor: Updates for 06/03/2020

Dear Residents, As an update to the current protests and civil unrest, Police Chief Paul Madigan repeats another peaceful 24 hours in Palos Hills with no criminal activity related to these events. We continue to [...]

Message from Mayor Bennett

Due to the recent protests and civil unrest, I am pleased to announce that the City of Palos Hills has had no major crime or related incidents over the past four days. The Palos Hills [...]

Restore Illinois – A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopen Our State

The Office of the Governor JB Pritzker has released its plan to Restore Illinois while maintaining recommended public health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 10 page plan can be found in the PDF document [...]

Cook County Health Dept COVID-19 Shiny App

The Cook County Health Department has released a new application to view the most recent available data related to COVID-19. Information related to the app can be found in the Information Brief below. Cook County [...]

Resume of City’s Chipper Service

Beginning on Monday, May 4th, Public Works will resume Chipper Service for the City on the normal scheduled route beginning with Route 1. Any questions regarding the chipper service can be directed to the Public [...]

Message from the Mayor regarding COVID-19 Operations

Starting this week, April 20th, Yard Waste pick-up will resume with your regularly scheduled waste pick-up days. Starting the week of April 27th, full waste pick-up will resume ... including Bulk waste. All City of [...]

Not all Heros wear capes

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the real heroes wear scrubs. Right now, across America, people are isolating themselves and practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The hardest thing that most of us must [...]

Public Meetings during COVID-19

The City of Palos Hills understands the necessity to continue with its business operations as much as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Council will continue with its scheduled Council Meetings on the pre-scheduled [...]

Greater Food Depository

If you are need of food, please click on the link to find a place near you. https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food/

Help for Consumers Struggling to Make Payments during COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has announced ways it can help consumers who are struggling with making payments with debts due during the COVID-19 Crisis. The IDFPR is also providing guidance [...]

Local Food Pantries

Here is a list of local food pantries: PALOS HEIGHTS Palos United Methodist Church Food Pantry 12101 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights, IL (708) 448- 0798 Service boundaries are: 79th St. to the north, 135th St. [...]

Small Business Disaster Loan Resources during COVID-19

The State of Illinois has received its statewide Economic Injury Declaration which means small businesses in all 102 Illinois counties may be eligible for low-interest, economic injury disaster loans up to $2M per business. The Office [...]

City of Palos Hills operations during COVID-19

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective Thursday, March 19th at 8:30 a.m, the City of Palos Hills will be closing its Administrative Office to the public. There will be no Saturday hours until further [...]

New State of Illinois COVID-19 Response Website

The State of Illinois has released a new centralized website to highlight the evolving actions taken to combat and contain the spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The website is available at https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/.

Public Safety and COVID-19

Residents and Visitors to the City of Palos Hills, The Palos Hills Police Department is committed to serving our residents and guests. In light of the rapidly evolving situation as a result of the Coronavirus [...]

Shopping Pick up

During this time, some of us may not want to shop with other individuals.  Walmart and Jewel each offer options for picking up your groceries.  For information, log onto grocery.walmart.com and Jewelosco.com.

Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health has been providing continual updates regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) available on their website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus

City of Palos Hills Mayor Bennett’s Report – November 20, 2019

Mayor Bennett recently appeared on PHTV Channel 4 to discuss the current and future projects occurring throughout the City of Palos Hills. The interview is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/kjPCavseK0Y . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjPCavseK0Y  

ComEd Guide to Installing or Revising your Residential Electrical Service

ComEd has released on their website an updated RedBook - Guide to Installing or Revising your Residential Electrical Service that is available on ComEd's website at https://www.comed.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/MyAccount/MyService/RedBook.pdf. ComEd developed this guide to help property owners [...]

Text to 911 Now Available

“Call when you can, Text when you can’t” Available May 15, 2018 Palos Hills Police now have the capability to receive and send text to 9-1-1 messages from cellular phones. Text messaging is one of [...]

Be Alarmed! Free Smoke Alarm Program

The North Palos Fire Protection District provides this at no cost to our residents. Our goal is to make sure residents have the protection of a smoke alarm. By having this program our hope is [...]

Red Light Statistical Analysis Report

Per the Illinois Compiled Statutes, the City of Palos Hills is making available the Red Light Running Statistical Analysis Report for the automated traffic law enforcement systems located within the City. Report for 111th Street [...]

Capital Improvement Fee

Dear Resident, The City of Palos Hills and 11 other communities receive 100% of their drinking water through the Oak Lawn Regional Water System. Due to a lack of redundancy, capacity, growth, and several infrastructure [...]

Parking on City Streets from 2:00 AM to 6:00 AM

Per City Ordinance 10.08.040 No motor vehicle shall be parked, stopped or left standing, whether attended or unattended, on a public thoroughfare, public highway or street in Palos Hills between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. [...]