National Night Out Poster Contest

Maine Township and the Cook County Sheriff’s Police with Golf Maine Park District and the North Maine Fire Department are hosting National Night Out on August 2 at 6:30 at Dee Park in Des Plaines.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership; generate support and participation in anti-crime programs; and to let criminals know that neighborhoods are working together to keep crime out.

Students are invited to create an original poster using this year’s theme, “TURN YOUR LIGHTS ON AND TURN CRIME OFF.” Entries are due by July 15.

For more details please refer to National Night Out Poster Contest Flyer.

Community Wellness Fair – June 16

We are hosting a free Community Wellness Fair on June 16 from 6-9 pm in partnership with Mental Health America of the Northern Suburbs to promote positive mental health and wellness in our community. This event is open to all adults who live in Maine Township and registration is required.

The Community Wellness Fair will feature Art Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, and Yoga along with a panel discussion with several mental health experts who will help participants better understand available mental health resources and answer any questions. Food and drink as well as childcare (ages 3+) will be provided.

Participants will be given a gift bag filled with resources on improving mental health and stress management. The first 15 people who register will also receive a meditation journal. Residents must register in advance and choose one activity to participate in. Space is limited to 30 people in each activity.

Program Schedule

  • Panel Discussion – 6-8 pm
  • Art Therapy – 6-7 pm
  • Dance/Movement Therapy – 7-8 pm
  • Yoga – 8-9 pm

Register Now

Invitation to Bid for Highway Projects

Legal Notice is hereby given that Maine Township Road District is accepting bids for the following projects:

  • Project #1: 2022 Paving Program
  • Project#2: 2022 Street Maintenance Materials
  • Project#3: Linnea Lane Drainage Improvements

Specifications may be downloaded by going to mainetown.com/departments/highway-department/bidding.

There will be no charge associated with obtaining electronic copy of bids starting May 18, 2022. All bids must be received no later than 9:30 a.m. on June 1, 2022 at Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Road, Park Ridge, Illinois, 60068. Bid opening will be held at 9:30 a.m. on the same day at Maine Township Town Hall.

Maine Township Recognizes National Mental Health Awareness Month

During the month of May, Maine Township is proud to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month to help shed light on the importance of bringing tools, resources and education to the general public.

Mental Health America created Mental Health Awareness Month in 1949 to provide Americans with tools and resources as part of their outreach program to improve mental health.

Taking care of our mental health is as normal as eating healthy or exercising. Thankfully, the stigma for mental health issues which has existed for far too long is slowly going away. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t still work to do.

Here in Maine Township, we are proud to provide the award-winning department – MaineStay Youth and Family Services.

MaineStay has been serving the mental health needs of our community for the past 46 years. The department’s mission is to support the growth of healthier families in the Maine Township community by providing affordable strength-based counseling and comprehensive programs focused on prevention and education. Since MaineStay’s founding in 1975, the Township has worked diligently to ensure that all Maine Township residents have access to treatment because lack of financial resources should not be a barrier to accessing mental health services.

For more information about MaineStay and the award-winning services it provides visit: mainetown.com/mainestay.

If you or someone you know needs to seek assistance for their mental health, check out one of these resources:

Mental Health America
nami.org
mentalhealth.gov
National Institutes of Mental Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
American Psychiatric Association

Summer Weather Safety Awareness

After a long drought of sunshine, (44 days to be exact) It appears that Summer is finally here!

With the sudden increase in temperatures it’s more important than ever to be mindful of how to enjoy the beautiful weather this season while making sure you’re staying safe and protecting yourself from extreme heat.

During hot and humid weather, your body’s ability to cool itself is challenged in ways you may not expect. This can be particularly challenging for our community’s senior population.

When your body heats too rapidly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, you may experience a heat-related illness. Stay Weather-Ready by learning the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses.

Summer Safety Tips

For more information visit: www.weather.gov/safety/heat-illness and remember to stay #WeatherReady to safely enjoy this Summer season!

Property After Death Video

On April 28, Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough and Assessor Susan Moylan Krey co-hosted an informative workshop about Property After Death and how residents can avoid costly and time-consuming hurdles after their death or the death of a loved one. You may view important details from the workshop below.

Video, E-Newsletter and LinkedIn Launch!

Maine Township is proud to announce the release of several new and exciting communication mediums aimed at promoting Township news and services as well as better connecting with you, the residents!

Videos: We’re looking forward to an increased use of video to communicate important information. Our first video highlights the different services we provide and gives you a chance to meet some of the people who work hard every day to serve you.

E-Newsletter: Our new e-newsletter will provide monthly news and updates on all things Maine Township! 

For our most recent newsletter from March click here: https://mailchi.mp/mainetown/maine-townships-first-e-newsletter

Please subscribe to our e-newsletter to get updates delivered straight to your inbox.

LinkedIn: As part of our broadening social media footprint, we have launched a LinkedIn page. LinkedIn is a place for us to post career openings, as well as reach professional stakeholders both inside and outside of Maine Township. Through LinkedIn, the Township will share developments from the government and work to collaborate more with existing governmental, business and non-profit communities.

Visit our LinkedIn and connect with us at https://www.linkedin.com/company/maine-township.