Last updated 12/4/2019 at 2:36pm
The Future of Golf Mill Park
The Village is collaborating with the Niles Park District to redevelop the Golf Mill Park located at Church Street and Cumberland Avenue, just south of Golf Mill Mall. The proposed plan is a reimagined view of how this area could create a destination park setting that would serve Niles and its visitors, is a good neighbor, contribute to regional storm water needs and is uniquely a place for the community to come together.
The 10-acre park would include enhanced space for outdoor recreational and educational programs, space for tennis, soccer, basketball, walking paths, playground, splash pad and pond. The plan also identifies space for events like farmers markets and art shows to festivals and concerts. On November 6, the Village hosted an Open House to introduce the community to the concept and to solicit questions and feedback on the planned spaces and proposed usages. Approximately 125 residents attended the Open House.
We are not done! We still want to hear from you. An overview of the proposed redevelopment is available and we encourage you to take a few minutes to review the proposed project information and provide us with feedback and to ask questions regarding the project’s details.
We welcome these questions and comments until December 30, 2019.
Youth Commission’s 2019 Holiday Hoopla: Saturday, Dec. 14
The Des Plaines Youth Commission presents the 2019 Holiday Hoopla on Saturday, December 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visit with Santa Clause and enjoy crafts, games and holiday cheer.
To read more about this great event, please view this informational flyer. The Holiday Hoopla will be held at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines. Admission is free.
Pack-the-Bus Niles Township Food Pantry
Niles Township Government and Niles Township High School District 219 will hold a “Pack-the-Bus” fundraiser from 11am to 4pm on December 7 at Target, 150 W. Touhy Ave. in Niles. Please buy a toy or a game and drop it right inside our bus for donation to the Niles Township Food Pantry’s annual toy drive on your way to your vehicle.
Monetary donations can be made to the Niles Township Food Pantry Foundation, 5255 Lincoln Ave., Skokie, 60077. Click here to donate: http://ntfpfoundation.com.
Learn computer science at Parent University
District 64 instructional technology coaches will facilitate a one-hour computer education program for families on Wednesday, December 11.
The program, “Hour of Code,” is the next program in the district’s Parent University Series. Hour of Code is a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun first introduction to computer science and has become a global learning, awareness and celebration event.
Activities require no experience and can be accessed right from student Chromebooks (or another computer or tablet).
The event is an opportunity to empower students tolerant how to create technology, help nurture creativity and develop problem-solv
ing skills for any future career. Geared towards families with school-aged students, this program runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Middle School Learning Resource Center, 200 S. Lincoln Avenue, Park Ridge.
Be Prepared for Alternate-Side Parking!
Alternate-side parking goes into effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, when two inches or more of snow falls. The snow removal program is a minimum two-day operation. Here is how alternate-side parking works in Skokie:
On even-numbered days of the month, after a snowfall of two inches or more, all vehicles must be moved to the side of the street with even-numbered addresses between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
On odd-numbered days of the month, after a snowfall of two inches or more, all vehicles must be moved to the side of the street with odd-numbered addresses between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
There are numerous ways to find out of alternate-side parking is in effect:
Watch for an alert on the home page at http://www.skokie.org
Sign up for CodeRED text alerts
Call the Village’s 24-hour Snow Hotline at 847/675-SNOW (7669)
Listen to 1660 AM Skokie Radio
Sign up for SkokieNews to receive an email alert on the first morning that alternate-side parking is in effect
Tune to SkokieVision cable and look for the crawl message (Channel 25 on RCN systems, Channel 17 on Comcast systems)