EP Mayor Kelly Burke and Chamber President Sara Klein post by Village of EP sign and Slow Down Watch for Kids sign
Keeping Evergreen Park safe is everyone’s responsibility. In an effort to protect motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists, Chamber President Sara Klein of AAA and EP Mayor Kelly Burke are launching a campaign called “Slow Down EP”.

As students finish the school year, motorists need to pay special attention to traffic in neighborhoods as well as on major arteries including 95th Street, Western, and Kedzie avenues.

Drivers

  • Slow down, and obey the speed limit at all times.
  • Obey Stop signs and traffic lights. Come to a complete stop.
  • Remove all distractions, including food, drink, and cell phones.
  • Be on the lookout for other vehicles, and people on foot or bicycles. Allow at least three feet of passing distance between your vehicle and a bicycle.
  • Make sure other drivers in your household, especially teens, are following the Rules of the Road. Get evidence-based guidance and tips at TeenDriving.AAA.com.

Pedestrians

  • Pay attention to your surroundings and all moving vehicles. Do not wear ear buds that impair your hearing.
  • Only cross the street at designated crosswalks, and when no vehicles are moving through them.

Cyclists

  • When riding on the street, ride in the same direction of traffic, to the right side of the roadway.
  • Obey Stop signs and traffic lights, like any other vehicle.
  • Wear a bike helmet.

All residents and business members of Evergreen Park are invited to take the pledge to #SlowDownEP.

Slow Down EP pledge

The Evergreen Park Community High School Sports Complex Fitness Center and outdoor swimming pool, at the site of the former Evergreen Racquet & Fitness Club at 2700 W. 91st Street, is now accepting memberships for its Fitness Center and outdoor swimming pool.

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center has a variety of equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, rowing machines, weight machines and free weights.

Anyone interested in a Fitness Center membership can bring a completed membership form to the Sports Complex or mail it to EPCHS Sports Complex, 2700 W. 91st St. Evergreen Park, IL 60805.

Monthly Fitness Center fees for Evergreen Park residents are $20, or $115 for six months, or $200 a year. For non-Evergreen Park residents, fees are $33 a month, $190 for six months, and $280 a year. Evergreen Park seniors can get a discounted yearly membership fee for $145, and non-Evergreen Park seniors can get the same for $195 a year.

Evergreen Park Community High School students can get free memberships to the Fitness Center.

 

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Memberships for the outdoor pool at the EPCHS Sports Complex will also be available after Memorial Day.

Individual seasonal pool membership fees are $140 for Evergreen Park residents, $280 for non-Evergreen Park residents, $120 for Evergreen Park seniors and $240 for non-Evergreen Park seniors.

The resident family of two fee is $195, with an additional person fee of $25. For non-Evergreen Park residents, the family of two fee is $390, and additional person fee is $35.

Pool hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. once it is open for the season in late May.

Contact Sarah Brookhart, at 708-425-7200, to set up your membership.

The Village of Evergreen Park is offering a new summer internship, L.E.A.D. EP. The “L.E.A.D.” stands for Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Distinction. The internship will provide students the opportunity to see how local government operates and provide training and resources to help them further their careers.

The L.E.A.D. EP internship program will work with four interns who are Evergreen Park residents and are
either a graduating senior in high school or a freshman or sophomore in college. The internships are
paid and participants will work 15-18 hours a week from June 13, 2022 through July 30, 2022.

“I have a strong interest in mentoring young people,” said Mayor Kelly Burke. “I believe in coaching and
developing the smart, talented students we have here in Evergreen Park.”

Interns will learn about and work in multiple Village departments and functions and will have
opportunities to go on local field trips and hear from guest speakers.

“We are excited to launch this internship program and help cultivate the future leaders of our
community,” added Burke. “We have developed a program that encourages professional and personal
growth for the participants and also shares the importance of understanding how local government
works.”

The Village of Evergreen Park is currently accepting applications through May 18, 2022.

The annual Chamber Directory & Buyers’ Guide is in development, which means it’s time to submit an ad! The Chamber mails the guides to 7,000 homes in the Evergreen Park area each year, reaching every resident.

Advertising in this handy guide is a terrific way to maximize your exposure in the community! The black & white ads are available in three sizes: 1/4 page for $125; 1/2 page for $275, and a full page for $400. Color options are available as a center spread in 1/2 page for $400 and full page for $525.  In addition, there is one inside cover available for $525 in full color, and the outside back cover in full color is available for $650.

IDPH will be providing COVID vaccines at the

Evergreen Park Farmer’s Market 

Thursday, September 23 from 10am – 12 noon.

 

First and second dose Pfizer and Moderna and single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be available.
Registration suggested but not required for vaccine

The Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce created a reusable canvas shopping tote to welcome new residents and businesses to the village this year. We worked with members Jim and Laurie Cleary of the Argus Company on the design, and then filled it with information and offers from member businesses.

Thanks to the following sponsoring businesses that made the welcome bags initiative possible:

Our Member Services Coordinator Kelley Moroney has already delivered the first batch of filled bags to new residents and businesses, with help from Evergreen Park Mayor Kelly Burke. We’re delighted to offer this service to welcome new families and business partners to our wonderful community!

Pictured Left to Right: Laura Shallow – EPCC Vice President, Matt Meierkort – Grinderz Training Academy,
Dave Torres – Grinderz Training Academy, Maria Cantu-Dougala – EPCC President 

Following are resources and news for business owners regarding COVID-19.

Village of Evergreen Park info

Local Restaurants Offering Takeout & Delivery Service

City of Chicago info

Updates from the Governor’s Office

Daily Updates from the Illinois Department of Public Health

U.S. Department of Labor Guidance

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Customizable Flyer for Businesses (shown below)—Download and customize this flyer to display in your workplace.