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Concert in the Park

Concert in the Park will feature TROPIXPLOSION on Thursday, August 10 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gazebo in Memorial Park. This is a Caribbean show band featuring steel drums and high-energy fun. Pack up the cooler and lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy a great night with friends and neighbors! more »

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra String Quartet will perform at the Palos Heights Farmers Market on Wednesday, August 9 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. (rain date Aug. 16). They will plays an ensemble of classical favorites as a tribute to National Farmers Market Week. more »

Walk Against Domestic Violence

Date: 08/05/2017 08:00 AM

The Crisis Center for South Suburbia will hold its 9th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, August 5 (rain or shine) at Lake Katherine NCBG, 7402 Lake Katherine Drive. Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m., walk starts at 8:30 a.m. for details, please see attached flyer. more »

Waste Hauler Contract

ATTENTION RESIDENTS: The City of Palos Heghts recently engaged in the process of Request for Proposals (RFP) for the City's waste hauling services. Although there appeared to be much interest, only 2 proposals were received. After careful review of the proposals and keeping the resident's best interest in mind, the City Council more »

Paper Shredding & E-Recycle Event

Saturday, August 19, 8 a.m. to 12 Noon in the Palos Heights Public Library parking lot. See attached for details on what is and is not acepted. more »

Harvest in the Heights

The Palos Heights Woman's Club is hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, September 23. The event starts with the Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the newly renovated Meyers Park at 4 p.m. followed by a social hour, dinner and dancing at the Palos Heights Recreation Center. See attched for details. more »

4th of July Events

Independence Day Celebration, Monday, July 3, 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Fireworks on July 3 at dusk (9:15ish) from Lake Katherine 4th of July Parade, Tuesday, July 4 at 12 Noon, starts at 126th & Harlem and heads north to Rt. 83 more »

Temporary Meeting Schedule

City Council and Committee meetings will be temporarily held at the Palos Heights Recreation Center starting June 27 while the Council Room is being remodeled. Meetings will be held on their scheduled dates and times. City Council meetings will be held in the Orchard Room and Committee meetings will be held in Rooms 104 and 106. See attached more »

SD 128 Car Wash

SD 128 School Band is sponsoring a Car Wash on July 1 from 9 am to 2 pm at Independence Jr. High, 6610 W. Highland Drive. All proceeds will benefit the band program. See attached for details more »

ComEd Notices

ATTENTION PALOS HEIGHTS RESIDENTS In 2012, the City adopted an ordinance to allow for the aggregation of electric load in order to negotiate lower electric rates for its residents along with other municipalities. At the time, ComEd’s rates were very high in comparison with other electric providers. On average, residents who had “ more »

Concert in the Park

This year's 1st Concert in the Park is on Wednesday, June 15 at the Gazebo in Memorial Park (College Dr. & Rt. 83). The free concert starts at 7 p.m. and features the Neverly Brothers. Pack up the picnic basket, grab your lawn chairs or blanket and head up to the park for a fun evening of music, dancing and mingling with your more »

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

A Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the IPEA and the City of Oak Forest at their Public Works Garage located at 15800 S. Lorel Avenue. See attached for details more »

Memorial Day Program

The Annual Memorial Day Program will be held on Monday, May 29 at 11:00 a.m. by the Veterans Memorial across from City Hall, 7607 W. College Drive. In the event of rain, the program will be held inside City Hall. more »

Shredding & E-Recycling Event

The Palos Heights Public Library is hosting a Shredding & E-Recycling Event on Saturday, August 19, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon in the library parking lot, 12501 S. 71st Avenue. See attached for details. more »

Free Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park are held on a 20 ft. screen in Memorial Park at dusk. Popcorn, pop and water are available for purchase (provided by the Kiwanis Club of Palos Heights). A fun evening the entire family can enjoy!. June 22 - Sing! July 27 - Moana August 17 - The Secret Life of Pets more »

Free Concerts in the Park

All concerts are held at the Gazebo in Memorial Park, s/w corner of Rt. 83 and 76th Avenue at 7:00 p.m.. Pack up the picnic basket and/or cooler, bring your lawn chairs or blanket and head up to the Gazebo for a family fun evening with your neighbors and friends. June 15, The Neverly Brothers July 13, Juke Box Band August 10, more »

Independence Day Celebration

The Annual Independence Day Celebration will be held on Monday, July3, 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Memorial Park (by City Hall at the s/w corner of Rt. 83 & 76th Ave) Kids attractions, beer tent and food vendors, D.J. and live band. Fireworks at dusk (9:15 p.m.) from Lake Katherine. more »

4th of July Parade

The Annual 4th of July Parade will be held on Tuesday, July 4th kicking off at 12:00 Noon from 126th and Harlem Avenue and head north to College Dr./Rt. 83. Entry form for the parade is attached. more »

2017-18 Vehicle Stickers

Vehicle License Renewal Forms were mailed on May 22.  Please wait until you receive this form before purchasing your sticker(s).  Check the renewal form for accurate information.  If there are any changes, simply cross out the old information and write in the correct information. Payment Options: You can mail in your renewal form more »

Lake Arrowhead Project Update

Attention Palos Meadows Residents: Attached please find an updated report from the Director of Public Works in regards to the Lake Arrowhead Flood Relief Project. more »

Evening with Alice Paul

The League of Womaen Voters present "Am Evening with Alice Paul" at their Annual Dinner Meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 6:30 p.m. at Midlothian Country Club, 5000 W 147th Street. Tickets are $40 per person. See attched flyer for details and ticket information. more »

Elim Eagles 5K Run/Walk/Roll

The Annual Elim Eagles' 5K Run/Walk/Roll will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 9:00 a.m. at Elim's Campus, 13020 S. Central Avenue, Palos Heights. This family fun event offers a kids obstacle course, refreshments, music and raffles. Fore more details, pleae contact Bill Lodewyk at 708-389-0555. more »

Adopt-A-Pot Flower Planting Program

The Palos Heights Beautification Committee's Annual Adopt-A-Pot Flower Planting Day: Saturday, May 20 at 8 a.m. in the Municipal Pool Parking Lot. Volunteers are needed to plant the pots that are placed all around Palos Heights in an effort to "Keep Palos Heights Beautiful". Coffe and donuts are served to all who come more »

Farmers Market

The Palos Heights Farmers Market opens Wednesday, May 10, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 S Harlem. Many vendors are returning and NEW vendors include: Sitka Salmon, Simple Taste, Farmer in the Dell Sprouts, Idle Hour Maple Syrup, and Noffke Family Farms fresh cut flowers. Link cards accepted. Gift Certificates available. more »

Classic Car Event

The 14th Annual Classic Car Event is being held on Thursday, July 20. Sponsors and volunteers are needed to make this show a huge success. Please see attached for details. more »

COCO Fashion Show & Luncheon

COCO Fashion Show, Elegant Lucheon and Unique Portrayal of Coco's Life by Annette Baldwin is being held on Saturday, May 13, 12 p.m to 3 p.m. at the Palos Heights Recreation Center's Orchard Room. The event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Palos Heights Public Arts Commission. Fashions presented by Mona Lisa and Biologie Boutiques. more »

Minimum Wage & Sick Leave

Attention Business Owners: The City of Palos Heights adopted an ordinance opting-out of Cook County's ordinances regarding minimum wage and Paid Sick Leave.  Businesses in Palos Heights shall comply with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations. The City's ordinance is attached, more »

Meet Your Cook County Commissioner

The Leaque of Women Voters of Palos Orland Area is hosting "Meet Your Cook County Commissioner" on Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m. at the Palos Heights Library, 12501 S 71st Avenue. Special guest: Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison, 17th District. Hear about County services and projects as well as recent changes to our local Forest more »

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed for the Palos Heights Public Arts Commission and Beautification Committee. Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved with the City or to help out at city events?  Click on the attached file for details or call Pat Sheppard at 708-480-3003. more »

New Rental and Vacant Properties Ordinances

Effective Novemebr 1, 2016, the City of Palos Heights adopted the Rental Property Ordinance (O-28-16) and the Vacant Properties Ordinance (O-29-16). All rental and vacant properties must be registered with the city. For questions or concerns, please contact the Palos Heights Building Department at 708-361-1804. more »

2017 Recycling Service Calendar

The 2017 Recycling Service Calendar is attached in pdf format. Magnets will be available at City Hall the 2nd week of January. more »

Welcome to the new Palos Heights website

  Welcome to the City of Palos Heights’ new website! We are pleased to present a new improved site with state-of the art technology which allows the site to work on desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. It has the ability to quickly search for events, announcements, community news, and special business offers, as well more »

Recycling Information

The City receives many inquiries from residents on how and/or where they can dispose of certain items, such as CFL bulbs, batteries, oil-based paint, etc. Our staff always tries to help residents find a disposal site and we would like to share a Recycling Center Directory website we have found to be extremely useful and easy to use: more »

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

The Palos Area Chamber of Commerce, CIty of Palos Heights and Palos Heights Fire Protection District presents the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting   Featuring Hot Chocolate, Cookies, Face Painting, Santa, Story Time, and Crafts!   FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Lake Katherine Nature Center For more information, more »

Holidays on Harlem

Join us for the annual Holidays on Harlem! Friday, December 2nd from 5pm - 9pm Saturday, December 3rd from 12pm - 9pm   There's fun for the whole family, featuring: Trolley Rides - 12/2: 6pm - 9pm; 12/3 5pm - 8pm S'mores Station - in front of Diane's Place (12306 S. Harlem Ave) Kris Kringle Market - 12/2: more »

Trick or Teat Hours

The City of Palos Heights' offical Trick-or-Treat hours for Halloween (October 31, 2016) will be from 2pm - 7pm. Happy Halloween! more »

Early Voting

Early Voting will be held in Suburban Cook County October 24 through November 7. Click the link below for a list of nearby locations and hours. Early_Voting_Sites_2016.pdf    To Vote by Mail, click below for an application or fill the application out online at more »

National Drug Take Back Day

National Drug Take Back Day, Oct. 22, 10 am - 2 pm at the Palos Heights Police Department, 7607 W. College Drive (2 story building). Please call the Police Department for details at 708-448-5060 more »

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Our 2016 Fall Newsletter is here! Get all the latest information about upcoming events, news, and information for the Fall season. Download the Fall Newsletter by clicking on the link below. Fall News Letter download more »

Pumpkin Patch

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 am to 2 pm, Independence Jr High, 6610 W Highland. Fall crafts, pumpkin decorating, face painting and concessions. Mums and pumpkins will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to SD128 Band Program. more »

Monarch Butterfly Fest

Date: 09/18/2016 11:00 AM

  Join us on Sunday, September 18th from 11am to 4:30pm for the annual Monarch Butterfly Festival at Lake Katherine. The Monarch Butterfly Festival is a celebration of the Monarch migration down to Mexico, plus all things harvest. It's a family-filled day of activites including our butterfly tent, children's crafts and more »

11th Annual Palos Heights Pet Parade

Saturday, October 1st 11am - 1pm at Passarelli Park No Registration Necessary.   Dress your pet in their finest to show them off during the parade! We will be collecting Dog/Cat Food for local shelters your contributions are greatly appreciated. We will be selling t-shirts and having raffles for great prizes! more »

Things You Should Know

Animal License: Pursuant to a city ordinance you must register your dog. Registration is renewable once a year and costs $5.00 per dog or cat. A rabies certification card is required. Download form here.   Block Party Request – Permit required. Download form here.   Business Licenses: Yearly payment for Palos Heights more »

Summer Newsletter

The City of Palos Heights Summer Newsletter is now available online! Learn about all of the great events in town throughout the Summer. Simply click the link below to download the newsletter! Have a safe and happy Summer! more »

Supporting Our Troops

Have you ever thought or wondered what it is like for our men and women overseas in harm’s way? Serving during a conflict can bring on many emotions. Sometimes fear, many times boredom, periods of complete chaos and wondering does anybody back home care that I am over here for them. Many of these men and women do not have family that write more »

Community Development News

The City of Palos Heights, Community Development Department wants to make sure you enjoy all that summer has to offer in Palos Heights! The city offers a wonderful array of shopping and dining options. For example, you can beat the heat this summer and order something cool at one of three different places: Diane’s, Forever Yogurt and Booza. more »

Roads and Construction Update

2016 Road Resurfacing Program: The Roads and Construction Committee will continue with the road resurfacing program. The program is expected to begin in mid May. The list of streets being repaired and/or repaved will be posted on the city’s website. The residents affected by the resurfacing program will be notified prior to construction. & more »

Parks and Recreation Update

Progress continues with the construction of the new addition to the Recreation Center. The roof system has been installed. Interior walls, elevated track and fitness center mezzanine concrete was completed, as well as installation of the underground plumbing. In March and April, the elevator, heating and air conditioning systems, sprinkler and more »

Sprinkling Ordinance

During the months of May, June, July, August, and September, water may only be used for sprinkling gardens or lawns between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., on even-numbered days of the calendar month on premises bearing even numbered street numbers, and on odd numbered days of the calendar month on premises more »

Call JULIE Before DIgging

J.U.L.I.E. is a free service for residents or businesses excavating on their property. Before digging everyone must call J.U.L.I.E. (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators) at 1-800-892-0123 to have all utilities located on your property. This service notifies Ameritech, Commonwealth Edison, Nicor Gas, Comcast, High Pressure Gas, and more »

Water Meter Maintenance

Resident may receive a notice about their water meter in need of repair. It is essential that you call to schedule this repair. We utilize a radio frequency system to read the meter and the battery in your home requires periodic replacement. The meter reading technology we utilize is one way the City strives to control distribution costs. Please more »

50/50 Tree Planting Program

50/50 Tree Planting Program The City is accepting applications for the 2016 tree planting program. This is a 50/50 cost split between the homeowner and the City of Palos Heights. The trees have to be located on the City's right-of-way adjacent to the street. The trees will be 1-1/2" caliper and will be planted and mulched by the more »

New Public Arts Brochure

Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy our community...whether by foot, bike or car. The new Public Arts brochure is available at City Hall and the Library and it features an easy-to-follow map with all the locations of sculptures and murals. Take time to appreciate the arts or introduce the collection to a friend or visitor.  The Arts more »

July 3rd Bash at the Lake

Date: 07/03/2016 09:56 PM

Sunday, July 3, 7pm-10pm Get the best view of Palos Height's Independence Day celebrations by joining the festivities from Lake Katherine's clubhouse balcony. The firework display begins at dusk. Reserve your prime position for $25 per person. Includes beverages and snacks. Visit for more details. more »

Branch Chipper Service

The branch chipper service will be in operation from April 4, 2016 and continue until October 26,2016.  If you have branches you need picked up place them in the parkway in front of your house with the stub end facing the street and Public Works personnel will collect them.  Small branches can be placed into yard waste cans or bags to be more »


Date: 05/31/2016 09:55 PM

Saturday June 11, 9pm Join astronomer Joe Meyer to check out the moon, planets and stars. Free event for all ages and no registration needed. Meet near the entrance bridge. The event will be cancelled in the case of cloudy skies, rain or snow. For more information, please visit for details. more »

Family Fishing Day

Date: 06/04/2016 09:55 PM

Saturday, June 4, 8am-3pm Enjoy family fun fishing the entire shore during our catch and release fundraiser. All day [$25] and half day [$15] available. Fishing sessions will run from 8am to 11am and noon to 3pm. First and second place trophies will be awarded for the largest bass, catfish, muskie, and walleye. For more information, visit more »

Meet Cookie Mouse

Stop by to meet the Mouse from the popular book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and have your photo taken with him, because if you give the mouse a cookie, he’ll want to meet you! The movie version of the book will be shown starting at 5:30. more »

Recreation Center Progress

The addition and renovation project officially broke ground on September 1, 2015 with representatives of the City of Palos Heights, Community Members, Williams Architects, and Gilbane Building Company. If you caught the footage on the news or in the newspaper, you were able to hear compelling words from Mayor Straz and other City Officials on how more »

Health and Wellness Expo

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