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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Let's Participate in RECYCLEpalooza!

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It's so easy to be green! Gather your goods, clean out the garage, attack the attic and head over to Recyclepalooza - a Green Team Event!  The community recycling event, held at Parker Junior High School, 2810 School Street in Flossmoor, will acc...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE: Notice of Unclaimed Cash Bonds

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NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED CASH BONDS

The Village of Olympia Fields is holding unclaimed cash bonds submitted to the Village for construction of utilities, street repair, and for public improvements. Any persons that claims any such cash bond(s) must appear in pe...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Earth Day Celebration April 22nd through April 27th

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Ever wondered how Earth Day started? This observance arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues. In 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Community Shred & Electronic Day

You will have the opportunity to have your sensitive documents professionally and securely recycled. We will have a truck available to all, free of charge, for those who wish to have documents shredded. 

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Volunteers attack winter's detritus during annual Community Cleanup Day

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By Eric Crump on April 9, 2019 - 1:09amHomewood-Flossmoor Chronicle

George Chandler of Olympia Fields hauls in the biggestlitter catch of the day on Kedzie Avenue during Community Cleanup Day.

Susan Gowen of Olympia Fields bags some litter on theeast side o...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

5th Annual Pedal for Prostate Bike Ride

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Participate in the annual Pedal for Prostate bike ride on May 18th!  This year the group is offering three bike courses - a 5-mile, 15-mile and a 25-mile course.  Start at Aurelio's in Homewood and make your way around the surrounding co...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

3rd Annual Car/Cycle Show to Benefit Relay for Life

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Come out and support the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at the 3rd Annual Car/Cycle Show June 22, 2019 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Olympia Fields United Methodist Church, 20301 Western Avenue.  

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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 7, 2018

Olympia Fields supports tax incentives for upscale restaurants

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Developer Michael Brown of Flossmoor, standing, describes proposed restaurants to Olympia Fields officials on Aug. 22, 2018. (Ted Slowik / Daily Southtown)

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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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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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