Flu Shot Clinic – Friday, October 21, 2016 from 2-3PM. Get your flu shot at Old Second Bank, located 1100 S County Line Road, Maple Park. Shamrock RX will be administering the shots. Cash, check, Blue Cross Blue Shield of PPO Insurance, Medicare Part B, and most Insurance Companies accepted. The cost without insurance is $45.00 per injection of Trivalent.
Welcome to the Village of Maple Park, Illinois
Since our founding in 1854, the community has grown to 1,300 residents who enjoy a rural-setting lifestyle with quick and easy access to urban attractions. Located 60 miles west of Chicago on Illinois Route 38, commuter rail service and interstate…
Historic Lincoln Highway
Maple Park Fun Fest Parade
Romp in the Park
Halloween Safety Tips
Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups
DRIVING SAFETY: Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible.
- Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
- Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
- Maple Park trick-or-treating hours are 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Be alert for kids during those hours.
- When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
- Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
- Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
- Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
Have fun and be safe!
Chief of Police
On September 20, 2016, the Maple Park Drop-In Center was given a donation in the amount of $7,000, which was from proceeds from the Rich Ferdinand Memorial Golf Outing. The Drop-In Center is open Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and provides activities for kids, such as games, movies and crafts. On special occasions they also host pizza parties and costume parties. “The people of Maple Park came out in support of the Drop-In Center in the name of Rich Ferdinand, who was a long time Maple Park resident who recently lost his fight to cancer. “I want to thank the Rich Ferdinand Family, Dennis Lexa, Ray Lynch, and Tony Harrington for their hard work in hosting the fundraiser and their generous donation. I’m proud to serve this small community that comes together with big hearts. I appreciate the residents of Maple Park that feel the Drop-In Center is a worthy cause. Thank you,” said Police Chief Tony Ayala.
The Drop-In Center was started under the previous Police Chief, Mike Acosta. The Drop-In Center was moved to a bigger space and remodeled under the current Police Chief Tony Ayala.
Mission statement of the Maple Park Police Department Youth Drop-In Center: “The Maple Park Youth Drop-In Center is a place for youth to go to socially interact with their peers in a friendly, positive manner, rather than creating mischief in the community. Our program encourages positive interactions with the police and we also support local community events.”
Village President Kathy Curtis sends thanks to the businesses of Maple Park “County Line Custom, Bootleggers and Honest Automotive” for their contribution back to the community.
You can pick up your candidate packet to run for office in Maple Park beginning on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. to Noon and Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. If you are interested in running for Village President or Village Trustee you can pick up your packet today. You can also print the packet from the village website.
View the Kane County Connects article for more information.
The Village of Maple Park would like to let residents know that leaf burning is prohibited. Leaves can be placed in a paper bag or a plastic or metal can and placed at the curb for pick up by Waste Management on Wednesdays through November 1. Click here for ordinance. All other burning requires a burning permit from the village.
The Maple Park & Countryside Fire Protection District is hosting their Annual Draw Down, Raffle & Dance on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The Draw Down will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. and the Dance will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Tickets to the Draw Down are available from any Maple Park Fire Department member for $25. Cost for entrance to the dance only is $10 per person.
Featuring “The Hometown Band”
You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure you include the address closest to the street light so we can get it taken care of.
We don’t know it’s out unless you tell us that it’s out.
Petition packets will be available on the website and at the Village office beginning on September 20, 2016.
Click Here for more information. The Consolidated Election is on April 4, 2017.