Information for the Taste of Melrose Park’s 35th Anniversary

NewTaste16Logo copyFrom September 2nd through September 4th the Taste of Melrose Park will be celebrating its 35th Year as one of Illinois top food festivals. We are also one of the most family affordable festivals with all food and beverage items costing $3 or less. Please click on the items below to view or download our various flyers and forms.

General Information Flyer

List of Food Booths

Entertainment Schedule

Registration Open For Night Time Camp Fun For Ages 4-7

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The Melrose Park Youth Commission is holding a Night-time Camp Fun for children 4-7 years of age.

Children who register will participate in a number of fun activities geared towards learning, athletics and having fun with others.

The program includes a number of arts and crafts activities, kids sports

– basketball, soccer, etc., make and bake nights, movie nights, tutoring, holiday parties, video game nights, field trips and more

Read more Registration Open For Night Time Camp Fun For Ages 4-7

Boy Scouts Hosting Informational & Registration Meetings September 15th


Thursday, September 15, the Boy Scouts of America in Northern Illinois and Northern Indiana will hold a sign-up night at schools in communities throughout the area. This is the best opportunity to learn more about Scouting, meet the staff and volunteers, and join Scouting on the spot! 

Schools in Melrose Park hosting this September 15th event from 7pm-8pm are:
Jane Addams
Melrose Park
Sacred Heart
Walther Lutheran

Read more Boy Scouts Hosting Informational & Registration Meetings September 15th

September Is Last Month To Have A Garage Sale

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Garage sales will be held on the third weekend of May, June, August and September (Due to a scheduling conflict July garage sales will be allowed between the 7th-9th). Sales are to be conducted on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. No sales allowed on SundaysNo permit is needed for garage sales – however the following rules must be followed:

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New Bike Racks Coming to Melrose Park

dero_bikerackThe village of Melrose Park is one of four suburban Cook County municipalities to receive a grant to purchase new bike racks. Funded by Cook County Department of Health’s Healthy HotSpot initiative and administered by Active Transportation Alliance, the grant will provide approximately $3,000 worth of new bike racks and a bike rack siting plan.

The village is currently considering locations for the racks, which may include the Metra Station, Winston Plaza, the Broadway Business District, the Melrose Park Public Library, Village Hall, and local parks.

Read more New Bike Racks Coming to Melrose Park

Mayor Serpico Cuts Ribbon for Safe Haven Veteran Housing

veterans_village2Westlake Hospital donated property for A Safe Haven Veteran Village that contains 35 new and uniquely designed housing units for Veterans families. The project includes an on-site Management Office and Tot Lot for children to play. While specializing in Veteran Services, as an Equal Opportunity site, these units will be available to all eligible applicants. A Safe Haven provides phased housing and support services to homeless veterans with the greatest need, and Veteran Village will include enhanced accessibility for our nation’s returning heroes and their families.                Click on Ribbon Cutting Picture to Read More

Melrose Park Welcomes Its First Transit-Oriented Development

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Miller Chicago Real Estate announced developers have closed on the purchase of a 91,000 square foot industrial building located at 2100 Main Street in downtown Melrose Park. Formerly the H. McNelty School of First Baptist Church, the building has been vacant for more than 7 years.

This is an exciting moment for Melrose Park as this will be the Village’s first Transit Oriented Development. It will have 56 apartments marketed at people who want to use the train to travel to work. It will also help in revitalizing our Lake St. and Broadway shopping areas.

Pharmaceutical firm plans $250 million expansion in Melrose Park

fresenius-kabi-melrose-park-750xx1639-924-0-45Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting German drugmaker Fresenius Kabi is planning a $250 million expansion of its Melrose Park factory, allowing it to boost production of its injectable drugs.

In 2017, the company plans to start construction of at least four new buildings totaling at least 130,000 square feet, creating new space for highly automated manufacturing, offices, warehousing of materials, and utilities and infrastructure, spokesman Matt Kuhn said.

They will be built on land adjacent to Fresenius Kabi’s 124,267-square-foot plant at 2020 N. Ruby St. The company has used the existing building since 2008. Read more Pharmaceutical firm plans $250 million expansion in Melrose Park

Melrose Park Library & Brookfield Zoo Bringing Exciting ZAP Program to Town

e4dbfdcf-9de6-418e-8165-34e353d06222 (2)ZAP! is a FREE after-school and weekend program for families with children ages 3 through 12. Monthly programs, in partnership with the Melrose Park Library, encourage families to learn about and explore the natural world. Brookfield Zoo educators focus ZAP! on the world’s diverse plants, animals, and cultures through games, crafts, field trips, and other activities. When participants attend three or more ZAP! programs, they are invited to a ZAP! Family Day at Brookfield Zoo where they can apply their ZAP! knowledge to the zoo’s exhibits and enjoy the zoo with their families. Other excursions are part of the programs, and transportation is provided to and from the public library and is FREE to families.  Please contact the Outreach Program Manager at 708-688-8362