Document Shredding Event Scheduled for June 1

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, Maine Township will be sponsoring a free Document Shredding Event for its residents in the Township parking lot at 1700 Ballard Road in Park Ridge. Shred First, Inc. of Des Plaines will perform the document shredding.

Please limit your shredding to three small plastic or paper grocery-type bags so as to allow all the township residents the opportunity to participate in this event. Also, please make sure you remove all paper clips, binder clips, and rubber bands; staples are acceptable. Spiral notebooks and plastic notebooks will not be accepted for shredding.

Triennial Reassessment Tentatively Scheduled for May 3

In May, Maine Township residents will receive a reassessment notice from the Cook County Assessor. Once these notices are received, residents can come into the office for assistance on appealing any Maine Township residential property in which they are on title. They will have approximately 30 days after the release of the letter to file an appeal. The deadline date to appeal will be posted on the Triennial Reassessment Notice.

Maine Township Seeks Nominations for Sgt. Karen Lader Memorial Good Citizen’s Award

Karen Lader
Sgt. Karen Lader

Nominations are being sought for the 2019 Sgt. Karen Lader Memorial Good Citizen’s Award which will be presented to a Maine Township resident who has demonstrated strong support and dedication to his/her community. The winner will be recognized at the Maine Township Annual Town Meeting on April 9 with a plaque and monetary award.

You can submit a nomination form online or pick one up in person by visiting Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Rd., Park Ridge, during regular business hours of 9 am to 5 pm weekdays. The deadline for submission is April 1.

In 2011, Maine Township proudly instituted the award in honor of Lader, a resident of Des Plaines and a 15-year veteran of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police who lost her courageous battle with cancer in 2010. Deeply involved with Maine Township residents especially in the Neighborhood Watch Program, she was also active in the successful National Night Out Against Crime event held each August. She also worked on Special Olympics and animal rescue.

“Sgt. Karen Lader was a really special person with whom I consider myself lucky to have had the privilege of working with during my Trustee tenure. She had an enveloping warmth and always a beautiful smile,” Supervisor Laura J. Morask said. “No matter what, she always showed up and unstintingly gave of herself to our residents and had that uncanny knack of lighting up the room. Dedicating this award to her continues her legacy of service beyond self.”

Completed forms can be mailed to Clerk Peter Gialamas, at Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068, sent via email to, or submitted online.

“It was an honor to have known Sgt. Karen Lader. Her commitment to her job and her community was second to none,” Clerk Gialamas said. “She was always a great help to the Township in coordinating our National Night Out Against Crime as well as frequently attending our neighborhood watch meetings. She was someone who truly cared about making a difference.”

For more information, please call 847-297-2510.

MaineStreamers Senior Expo – April 25

The 13th annual MaineStreamers “Swing into Spring” Senior Expo is scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles.

Our Expo is designed to link seniors who need services with vendors who provide them. The event is expected to draw close to 2,000 people. We invite you to showcase your business at our award-winning Senior Expo, which promises to be an excellent opportunity for you to gain exposure for your business while reaching a concentrated audience of older adults.

For more details visit our Senior Expo webpage.