Maine Township to Host National Night Out Against Crime

As one of the oldest celebrations of the National Night Out Against Crime (NNO), Maine Township’s NNO is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Dee Park, 9229 Emerson St. in unincorporated Maine Township. Designed to promote family fun and neighborhood unity, NNO also educates residents on crime prevention and safety.

It is sponsored by Maine Township, Neighborhood Watch, Cook County Sheriff’s Police, Golf Maine Park District, North Maine Fire District and other community businesses. Local school children will again be making posters based on a theme. Winners of the popular poster contest will be announced at the event where prizes will be awarded.

According to Peter Gialamas, the Township Clerk who chairs the NNO Committee, other highlights that evening will include a bounce house, games for kids with prizes, face painting and a balloon artist. National Night Out is called America’s Night Out Against Crime and has grown from 2.5 million participants in its first year to over 30 million in 10,000+ communities and in unincorporated areas such as Maine Township.

Local talent interested in performing at the event as well as residents and businesses who wish to volunteer or donate prizes, should contact Township Clerk Peter Gialamas at petegialamas@yahoo.com or call 847-297-2510.

Changes to Maine Township Re-assessment Deadlines

The Cook County Assessor has changed the appeal dates for Maine townships. They discovered an error in the re-assessment notices for some condo properties in Maine Township. This has caused a delay in the mailing of the reassessment notices. Notices will be mailed out on May 7. The appeal deadline for Cook County Assessor will be June 7. The Maine Township deadline for all paper appeals will be June 4 this will allow time to transmit to the Cook County Assessor to ensure timely processing.

New Stickerless Wheel Tax Process for Residents of Unincorporated Cook County

The Cook County Department of Revenue is going live May 2019 with the new STICKERLESS Wheel Tax Liability Notice Process! There will be NO MORE PHYSICAL STICKERS/TAGS.

Qualifying Senior Citizens/No Fee Categories will not be required to register.

Remit payment by utilizing your Renewal Wheel Tax Liability Notification.

Payments accepted online, by mail, in-person at Department of Revenue and 100+ participating ELS Currency Exchange locations!

Please visit cookcountyil.gov/revenue for up and coming details.

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.