For information about the Countryside Senior Apartments of Lyons Township
please call 708-579-0349
Welcome to the Township of Lyons
DUE TO THE CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS, A "NO BURN" BAN IS ISSUED FOR THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF LYONS TOWNSHIP.
As of November 28, 2011, The Township of Lyons Assessor Barbara M. Weyrick's office has been moved back to The Township Hall at 6404 Joliet Rd, Countryside. Our phone number is 708-482-8300 and Fax 708-482-1056. Office hours will remain the same: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:00, Saturday and evenings by appointment only.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to stop by, call or email.
VEHICLE STICKERS FOR THE UN-INCORPORATED AREAS OF LYONS TOWNSHIP
Vehicle stickers will be available for sale to the residents beginning May 23, 2012 in the Clerk's office located at 6404 Joliet Rd., Countryside. President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioners passed an Amendment to the Wheel Tax Ordinance of December 21, 2005 on November 18, 2011 to Increase all Vehicle Stickers. The Late Fee will double after July 1 of each year.
CELEBRATING SENIORS WEEK
During the week of May 16-May 23, 2013, (Older American's Month), twenty-two communities in Lyons, Riverside and South Proviso Townships will come together to "Celebrate Seniors" through events, activities and programs. More information is available at www.agingcareconnections.org
COUNTY CARE PROGRAM
Offered through the Cook County Health and Hospital Systems, County Care is an Illinois Medicaid program for adults. Click here for more information (english version) Click here for more information (spanish version)
Greater Chicago Food Depository Mobile Food Pantries have finished their eight (8) distribution sites for Lyons Township. When the distribution starts up again, a new schedule of dates and locations will be posted.
At the August 21, 2012 mobile food pantry site in Summit, over 200 families were assisted. At the September 18,2012 site in Hodgkins, over 170 families were assisted. At the October 16, 2012 site in Justice, over 200 families were assisted. At the November 20, 2012 site in Summit, over 230 families were assisted. At the January 17, 2013 site in Hodgkins, over 120 families were assisted. At the February 21, 2013 site in Justice, over 100 families were assisted. At the March 20, 2013 site in Summit, over 200 families were assisted.
COAST2COAST RX PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISCOUNT CARD-
Allows all Township residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. Even pets and other people living outside the Township are able to take part in the program. The Rx card will be available for residents at participating pharmacies, governmental offices, libraries and the Township General Assistance office. You can also print the Rx card, check your prescription prices and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com.
As of September 30, 2012, 223 prescription claims using the Township of Lyons RX card have been processed. Patients have saved over $6,800.00 using the RX card, a savings of 43.7%.
THE COAST2COAST RX CARD IS NOT INSURANCE AND NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE INSURANCE.
COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND ZONING
The Cook County Department of Building and Zoning would like to reach out to the residents of unincorporated areas of the township in order to assist and educate them regarding permit information and the permitting process. Please visit the Cook County's website for information on Building Permits, Zoning Classifications, Business Occupancy, Certificate of Occupancy, Contractor Registration and Permit Application Form & Tips, as well as the 2001 Cook County Zoning Ordinance. www.cookcountyil.gov/buildingzoning Contact # 312-603-0537
COOK COUNTY RADON AWARENESS PROGRAM
The Cook County Radon Awareness Program is encouraging residents of Cook County to test their home for radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into a house through cracks in the basement floor and walls, around the openings of the sump pump or through crawl spaces. It’s easy to test for radon and it’s simple to fix your home, if necessary. With people spending more time indoors due to the cold weather, now is the ideal time to test.
Cook County Radon Awareness Program would like residents to be aware that Radon Test Kits are available. As a part of our Radon Awareness Program, Cook County and the State of Illinois distribute radon information and detector kits. The kit can be ordered for the low cost of $7 through the Cook County Department of Environmental Control. It can be obtained by mailing a check or money order, along with their return address, to:
Cook County Dept. of Environmental Control
69 West Washington Street, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60602.
The only way to know if you have radon in your home is by testing. Should a home have high radon, the names of licensed mitigators who specialize in radon reduction can be provided.
For questions, residents may call the Radon Awareness Hotline at 708-865-6177 and leave their name, address, and phone number. Additional information is also on our website athttp://blog.cookcountyil.gov/sustainability/2013/01/15/elevated-radon-levels-found-in-roughly-1-in-15-homes-nationwide/
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) states that radon is associated with 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year. Almost 50% of the homes in Illinois and nearly 30% of the homes in Cook County that were tested by professionals had radon levels higher than what is recommended by the USEPA, according to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
LOW COST RABIES VACCINE AND MICROCHIP CLINIC Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control will be providing low cost rabies and microchips to dogs, cats and ferrets of Cook County Residents. Click here for more information on mobile clinic services on Tuesday June 4, 2013 10 am to 2:45 pm
CONSUMER AFFAIRS recently launched a toll-free hotline to address any questions involving Illinois government and services. 1-855-IL-ASK-US (1-855-452-7587)