A Message from Mayor Ron Serpico

Entering Melrose Park, one returns to a time when neighbors talked over the fence, moms watched out for each other’s children, and churches were central to family life. Our tree-lined streets are populated with well-manicured homes. But what you really notice upon entering Melrose Park is the diversity of its residents.
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March Calendar

Village Board Meetings are held at 6 p.m. at the Village Board Meeting Room located on the first floor of the Melrose Park Police Department, 1 N. Broadway Ave., Melrose Park.

  • March 9, 2015
  • March 23, 2015

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The Rose Newspaper

  • This newspaper reports current events and news quarterly. If you want to place an advertisement or submit an article about your club or organization, please call (708) 343-4000.
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Dear Residents, Schools, Hospitals, and Business Owners,

As you may be aware over the past several years the Villages of Bellwood and Melrose Park have been working tirelessly to address the delays and safety concerns with the at grade crossing of 25th Avenue at the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR)… 

Click to Read Update on the 25th Ave. Closure


Da Super Bowl Bears Are Rocking In Melrose Park

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85 Super Bowl heroes, Dan Hampton, Otis Wilson, and Steve McMichael along with their band, the Chicago6, will be performing on the Taste of Melrose Park’s main stage, September 5th at 8 P.M.

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Info for 34th Annual Taste of Melrose Park, September 4th-6th
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Early Voting for the April 7th Election Begins March 23rd

voteEarly Voting for the April 7th Consolidated Election, which is for village, school, and park district offices, takes place at the:

Melrose Park Village Hall

1000 N. 25th Ave.


March 23rd to April 4th


Valid State ID Must Be Presented

Plan Your 2015 Party In Our Multi-Purpose Room
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Do you have a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, a baby shower, a business meeting, or any other event to plan in 2015? Then the Village of Melrose Park may just have the hall rental package to meet your party needs.

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Fall Tree Planting

If you are interested in a tree for your parkway area, we are now compiling a list for Melrose Park’s fall tree planting program.


To request a tree, please call the Public Works Department at (708) 343-5128.

Melrose Park …We Are Looking for Community News
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The Village of Melrose Park wants news about events that are occurring in your school, church, youth athletic league, charitable organization, or senior citizen group. We will place your event or news article on the Village website that is seen by nearly 9,000 people a month. Email your press release or flyer or pictures to: hondo1949@gmail.com

Snow Route Parking Restrictions in Effect

Please Help Our Village Snow Plows
By Moving Your Vehicle!

If you live on the following snow routes please move your vehicle or it may be towed:

  • Armitage Avenue
  • George Street
  • Division/Carson
  • Main Street
  • Riverwoods Drive
  • 9th Avenue
  • 15th Avenue
  • 19th Avenue
  • and the Industrial Area

When the above streets are clear of snow you may once again park on them.

Summer Camp Fun Is The Place To Be This Summer

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Register your child (ages 5-18) for the Greater Chicago Flag Football League. Games are played at Ralph “Babe” Serpico Field, which is next to the Melrose Park Civic Center. League play runs from April 12th to June 7th. Call 877-266-8666 to register or if you have a question.
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Free Tax Counseling for Melrose Seniors

Have you had your taxes completed?
If not, set-up an appointment today.
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Tax returns will be prepared at the following locations:
Melrose Park Public Library
Triton College
Proviso Township Office
Leyden Township Senior Center
For information or an appointment, call:
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3895

Important Melrose Park Senior Club Information
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Public Works Update On Neighborhood Improvements

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Upcoming Melrose Park Library Events for Kids

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Melrose Park Public Library Events

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Call for Info on Sidewalk Replacement


Mayor Serpcio Condemns Strip Club Location in Tribune
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR - June 25, 2014
Strip club doesn't belong next door to a convent

A lot of noise has surrounded the Catholic Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo and a Stone Park strip club recently opened next door to their convent. The strip club sits in a neighborhood where young children and families live, where elderly nuns come to retire and young sisters come to deepen their faith. It is not a neighborhood where a strip club belongs. 

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Join Melrose Park’s Senior Citizen FREE Exercise Program

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Division St. Gateway Enhancement Begins Spring 2015

The streetscape enhancement for the Division Street Gateway will be starting in the spring of 2015. Pictured is a rendering of the project as well as the proposed monument highlighting the naming for Division Street as Honorary John D’Alessandro Way. John was a lifelong Melrose Park resident who suffered an untimely death. Monuments will be installed on the north and south side of Division Street and 25th Avenue.

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Participate in Veteran Park District’s Fall Activities

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Important Melrose Park Flood Relief Information

It is that time of year when Spring weather can cause havoc with your most prized possession… your home. Arm yourself ahead of time by clicking on the following three links:

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Determine if your house is in a floodplain and eligible for flood insurance

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What to do in case your home is flooded

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Help prevent flooding in Melrose Park

Click to download FEMA Registration Flyer on how to apply for disaster relief.

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Real-Time River Gauge Near Melrose Park To Determine River Level

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Flood Inundation and Response 3 Stage Map

The following two links give you important information regarding flood insurance regulations, qualifications, floodplain maps, and how to apply.

FEMA Flood Insurance Program http://www.fema.gov/business/nfip/index.shtm

FEMA Map Service Center

The following link provides very important information on where to go for disaster assistance when a flood hits and answers many of a homeowner’s questions regarding disaster assistance.

25th Ave. Railroad Bridge Construction to Begin in 2014

The West Cook Railroad Relocation and Redevelopment Authority Board, comprised of members from Bellwood, Maywood and Melrose Park, announced construction of a bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks on 25th Avenue near Lake Street will begin in the summer of 2014.


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