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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Metra Outlines Plans as Chicago Area Begins to Reopen

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As Illinois and the Chicago region move toward establishing a “new normal” in the time of COVID-19, Metra is providing more details about the steps it is taking to ensure passengers will feel safe using its system. 

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing

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Notice is hereby given to all persons interested that the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Village of Olympia Fields, Cook County, Illinois, will hold a public hearing on June 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the hearing will be to consider an app...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Touch Less, Pay Less by using Ventra app to buy new $10 All-Day Pass starting June 1

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CHICAGO (May 20, 2020) – Metra is launching a new $10 All-Day Pass on June 1 and strongly encouraging customers to buy it in the Ventra app, giving them a “Touch Less, Pay Less” option to ride its trains safely and affordably...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Metra Electric service to increase on May 18 to complete Positive Train Control

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CHICAGO (May 4, 2020) – Metra will add service on the Metra Electric Line on May 18 in order to complete implementation of the Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system on that line and throughout the Metra system, which it is federally mandate...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Olympia Fields Pays Tribute to Front Line Workers at Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

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On Wednesday, April 22nd , The Rotary Club of Chicago Heights-Park Forest hosted a motorcade parade at Franciscan Health Olympia Fields which consisted of law enforcement officers and first responders from the southern suburbs.  The parade was or...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Executive Order 2020-32

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This new Executive Order allows residents to leave their home for essential activities, including for health and safety, for necessary supplies and services, for outdoor activity, for certain types of work, to take care of others, and to engage in ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Executive Order 2020-32 FAQ

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Message from the Acting Chief of Police

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Similar to enforcement questions referencing travel, and essential business’s the Olympia Fields Police Department will continue to act as community caretakers working to further educate citizens and businesses about the shelter at home and

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Guidance on the use of face masks

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The Illinois Department of Public Health released a guide on the use of face masks.

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

The Pantry of Rich Township Food Distribution – Temporary Changes Amid COVID-19

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As the health and safety of Rich Township clients, volunteers and staff are top priorities, The Pantry of Rich Township has modified food distribution service in a manner that allows continued support of clients.

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

ComEd Files for Delivery Rate Decrease, Announces Further Customer Support

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CHICAGO (April 16, 2020) – ComEd is asking the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for a decrease in the amount it charges customers and announced it is extending the period it will suspend all service disconnections and new late charges until at...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

ComEd Warns Customers About COVID-19-Related Energy Scams

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As the state of Illinois and the world navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, ComEd reminds customers to be on alert for potential scams targeting individuals and small-business owners. Imposters posing as ComEd employees are taking advantage of t...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Message from the Acting Chief of Police

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Department of PoliceVillage of Olympia FieldsActing Chief Scott Morgan20040 Governors HighwayOlympia Fields, Illinois 60461

Dear Olympia Fields Residents,           

The COVID-19 virus has presented an u...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Homewood Disposal Service Alert

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A Message from Homewood Disposal: 

Dear Valued Municipal Customers:

As of today, Homewood Disposal Services is continuing to provide collection for refuse, recycling, and yard waste in the communities we serve.  In response to the latest c...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Final new Metra Electric schedule released

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CHICAGO (April 9, 2020) – Metra today unveiled the final version of a Metra Electric Line schedule change that was made necessary by the implementation of the new Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system. The new schedule, which can be viewed ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Village Hall Closing

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Non-Emergency Services

In an effort to protect the public and our employees from inadvertent exposure to COVID-19, Village Hall and the Public Works Building will continue to be closed to the public until April 30th, in accordance with the Governors Execut...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

All in Illinois

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The Governor launched a new campaign: All In Illinois, a new push to get people into the idea of staying home and saving lives — and you're invited to participate!

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Business Resources

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Please visit the COVID-19 section of the Village of Olympia Fields' website for state, county and federal resources and assistance programs for business owners, as well as other information pertaining to COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Advocate patients asked to call hotline before entering facility

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Advocate is limiting face to face access at their facility located on Crawford and Vollmer.  Patients are requested to call their hotline number at 866-43-2584 prior to visiting the facility if at all possible. Additional information is available...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Assistance for Seniors

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AgeOptions, the area agency on aging for suburban Cook County, has a number of helpful programs for adults over 60 and for those with disabilities.  Some of the services they are offering during this crisis are: 

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Nicor Gas and COVID-19 Response

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Nicor Gas has comprehensive plans and processes in place to address the implications of the COVID-19 outbreak while maintaining safe, affordable, reliable service. They are committing $2.5 million across our communities to support relief efforts. Read mor...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Residential Customers Who Are Without Power Encouraged to Contact ComEd to Have Service Restored

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CHICAGO (March 23, 2020) – As the state of Illinois works to comply with Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, ComEd is taking additional steps to help ensure all its residential customers across northern Illinois have acce...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Executive Order 2020-10 and FAQs About the Order

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Governor Pritzker released Executive Order 2020-10. Click on the link to read.

On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

SBA Loans Available

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All Illinois small businesses (according to SBA’s size standards) and private non-profits can now apply for loans of up to $2 million through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. If your busin...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Up to date information on COVID-19

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The State of Illinois has created a website with all of the up to date information on COVID-19.  Protecting the health, safety, and wellbeing of Illinoisans is Governor Pritzker’s top priority. The administration continues to work close...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions about the Governors Executive Order

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How long will the restaurant and bar closure last?

On-site consumption at restaurants and bars is currently scheduled to be closed starting at 9pm on Monday, March 16th through Monday, March 30th. We will continue to evaluate this timeline as we move forwa...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Coronavirus and COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

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A Message from Village President Sterling Burke:

Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting the world. As we all follow the impact, we want you to know that your safe...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Where Black Homeownership Is the Norm

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Where Black Homeownership Is the Norm

STATELINE ARTICLEBy: Tim Henderson Topics: Demographics & Economy Read time: 5 min
Sterling Burke, president of the board of trustees of Olympia Fields, Illinois, near his home. The ...
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Posted on: September 7, 2018

South suburbs contain 5 communities with nation’s top black homeownership rates

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A new report by Pew Charitable Trusts finds that five communities with the nation’s highest rates of black homeownership are located in the south suburbs.

Olympia Fields — where 98 percent of black residents own...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Olympia Fields Named Among 10 Best U.S. Suburbs for Retirement

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Retirement destinations: 10 best U.S. suburbs to consider for your golden years

10 best U.S. suburbs for retirement ranked

Author: Lorie Konish, CNBC

Published: 10:47 AM EDT April 18, 2018

Updated: 10:00 AM EDT April 21, 2018

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Knowles: Olympia Fields resident works to help black women obtain a variety of leadership roles

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Knowles: Olympia Fields resident works to help black women obtain a variety of leadership roles

Sandra Finley was mentored by the late activist Arnita Young Boswell, the first national director of the early learning ...

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