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Now Hiring: Seasonal Public Works Staff

The Village of Niles is now hiring seasonal Public Works employees for the upcoming winter. Pay range is $15-$25 per hour. Applicants with a CDL are preferred. View the full posting on our jobs page.

Police and Fire Units Responded to a Vehicle vs. Bicyclist Crash

Park Ridge Police and Fire Units responded to a vehicle vs. bicyclist crash at the intersection of Greenwood and Arthur. The bicyclist is a 15-year-old male who was transported to Lutheran General Hospital in serious condition. The driver of the vehicle is a 75-year-old male. Greenwood Ave. was shut down for several hours during the investigation and has since been re-opened. The crash remains under investigation at this time. The Park Ridge Police Department is being assisted by the Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team (STAR), which is a multi-jurisdictional traffic crash reconstruction team.

Green Alley Lottery to be held at October 21 Council Meeting

Thank you to all of the residents who submitted a petition for the Green Alley Project.  A lottery to choose two alleys out of the 18 petitions received will occur at the Council Meeting on October 21st.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 P.M.  The residents of the chosen alleys will be notified of the next steps via mail.

Experience the Beauty of Fall in the Forest Preserves of Cook County

Throughout the Forest Preserves of Cook County, visitors will notice signs of the season changing. Soon the green forest canopy will transition to golds, reds and oranges, as we start another autumn—a wonderful time to enjoy cooler weather and beautiful scenery in the Forest Preserves.

Interested in experiencing a peaceful walk to view the fall colors? Check out our events page for upcoming guided fall color walks or visit our interactive web map to plan a self-guided walk in the woods.

In this issue, readers can learn about some of the many ways Cook County residents benefit from the nearly 70,000 acres in the Forest Preserves. In honor of National Public Lands Day, throughout the month of September the Forest Preserves talked to partners to hear their perspective on why our public lands are so important. From mental and physical health to climate change mitigation to youth development and access, the Forest Preserves are an integral part of our communities.

Also in this issue is a link to view the winning photographs from the Forest Preserves’ popular annual photo contest. The images will be featured on the Forest Preserves 2020 Wall Calendar, highlighting some of the breathtaking scenery, wildlife and plants that can be viewed while exploring your Forest Preserves of Cook County. We hope these photos serve as inspiration to plan an outing to a nearby forest preserve. And to the winners, congratulations and thank you for sharing your talent and time in the preserves with us all.

Finally, don’t miss the articles that feature events and programs for fall fun and Halloween happenings and the variety of volunteer opportunities going on throughout the county. Whether you’re looking for free, family-friendly events and programs or new ways to give back to nature, there are endless opportunities in the Forest Preserves.


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