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What is eNews Park Forest?

Welcome to eNews Park Forest, an online news magazine dedicated to telling the whole story, news and information from the Village of Park Forest, IL.  Many people have expressed displeasure with the quality of news coverage for Park Forest. Our goal is to change all of that.  With regular updates,[Read More…]

Commissioner Joan Murphy

Seeking “Unsung Heroines” Nominees

Cook County Commissioner, Joan Patricia Murphy (6th District) announced that she is seeking a nominee to be honored by the Cook County Board's Commission on Women's Issues.  The Annual "Unsung Heroine" Breakfast will be held in March at the Chicago Cultural Center. The Unsung Heroine Award recognizes women who have[Read More…]

Agenda Item 6: Closing Hidden Meadows

The Village Board will take up the discussion Monday, November 20, on the potential closing of Hidden Meadows Golf Course, as reported last week in eNews Park Forest.  The item is sixth on the agenda, and the resolution presented to the board reads as follows: A RESOLUTION DISCONTINUING OPERATIONS AT[Read More…]


Hunting for Local Treasurers

The maps of downtown Park Forest were distributed and off they went.  Business owners, professionals and residents from surrounding communities scattered throughout the area on November 16 to discover the hidden gems that lie within.  The Matteson Area Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Park Forest co-hosted this special[Read More…]

Stamp Club – Who Are We?

The Park Forest Stamp Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:45 p.m. at Freedom Hall. The Club has members dedicated to all levels of Philately, ranging from beginners to highly advanced collectors. Formal programs are presented from September to June, with informal meetings during[Read More…]

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Park Forest Running and Pancake Club

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Established in 1978, the Park Forest Running and Pancake Club (PFRPC) is based in the South Suburbs of Chicago. While the club originated in the far south community of Park Forest, today our members come from more than 25 different communities throughout metropolitan Chicago, as well as[Read More…]


Police Honors Ceremony

The Park Forest Police Department held its third annual Service Awards on November 12, 2006.  Citizen awards were presented to Eric Carlson, Ronald Johnson, and Claudia Valdez.  Fifteen year service awards were presented to Officer Joe Butler, and Officer Thomas Naughton.  One twenty year award was presented to Corporal Mel[Read More…]

Park Forest Salutes its Veterans

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Park Forest celebrated Veterans Day with a 7 p.m. program on November 13, 2006 in the board room at Village Hall. The Presentation of Colors, led by Donald Ziems, was by Boy Scout Troop 156 and Cub Scout Webelos Pack 156. The following is information on those[Read More…]