Welcome to the Township of Lyons
LYONS TOWNSHIP ASSESSOR BARBARA M. WEYRICK
Our phone number is 708-482-8300 ext. 352 and Fax 708-482-1056. Office hours: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 meeting to be held in the Lyons Township Hall Community Room 6404 Joliet Rd. Countryside, IL. 60525 6:00 pm. Click here for agenda
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 annual town meeting at Toyota Park 7000 S. Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL. 60455 7:00 pm. Click here for agenda.
VEHICLE STICKERS FOR THE UN-INCORPORATED AREAS OF LYONS TOWNSHIP
2016 COOK COUNTY VEHICLE STICKERS
Clerk's office hours Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Payable by check or money order only. No cash, debit or credit cards can be accepted for payment. Sticker needs to be in place by July 1, 2016. Sheriff will ticket for no sticker, $75.00 and up. You may purchase fee-free online at www.cookcounty.gov/revenue. New residents have 60 days from date of lease or closing to comply. New vehicle purchasers have 30 days. Lease/bill of sale constitutes proof. Vehicles purchased after December 1, 2016 will pay half price with proof of purchse within 30 days (bill of sale) Click here for more information on the price of stickers.
FREE TAX HELP:
The state of Illinois is offering free income tax preparation and filing for low-income residents.
Illinois Department of Human Services Secretary James Dimas says the services are available across the state to families with incomes up to $55,000 and individuals who earn up to $30,000 annually.
The service is a partnership between the state and tax assistance centers across Illinois.
Dimas says more than 29,000 people used the free service last year.
The Illinois Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting 2016 tax returns on Monday.
The deadline to file this year is April 18. Click here for sites and hours in Chicago and outside Chicago.
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING COLLECTION: Burr Ridge Public Works 451 Commerce St., Burr Ridge. Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Collection sponsored by eWorks ESI and is open to all residents and small businesses. Donation fee will apply for all televisions and monitors. Click here for more information.
Village of Justice Department of Public Works 8748 W. 82nd Place, Justice IL. 60458 708-458-2961. Please call ahead of time for days and hours of service. Collection sponsored by Keeling Family Foundation veteran electronic waste recycling program. Additional fees for television. Click here for more information.
LIHEAP PROGRAM: CEDA's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is now taking applications for assistance in energy services. Click here for information. Appointments must be made for applying for this program. Aging Care Connections 111 W. Harris, La Grange IL. 60525 708-354-1323 is the only location in Lyons Township taking applications. However, Worth Township, 11601 S. Pulaski Rd., Alsip, IL. 708-371-2900 X60 is also taking appointments for Lyons Township residents. Appointments must be made for applying for this program at Worth Township.
CEDA FSACE PROGRAM SERVICES FOR 2017
CEDA's Department of Family Support and Community Engagement (FSACE) offers a range of services to Suburban Cook County residents which assist low-income people in attaining skills,knowledge and the resources necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. Click here for programs. Click here for how to apply for CEDA FSACE programs. To schedule an appointment, please contact Wafa Zegar Program Specialist at 312-420-4247.
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ROAD TO RECOVERY PROGRAM CONNECTS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS WITH THOSE WHO NEED TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THEIR TREATMENTS. CANCER PATIENTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY NEED YOUR HELP, AND YOU CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.
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)Click here for more information (polish version)
NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?
West Suburban Cook County ACA Coverage Network can help. Click here for more information.Their mission is to help Lyons Township residents enroll in health care coverage, understand how to use health coverage, connect to a medical home and link to additional services.
Office address 23 Calendar Avenue, La Grange IL. 60525
Community Nurse has certified navigators that can help you enroll in many types of coverage plans. To schedule an appointment or for questions, contact Kelly at 708-570-2414. Staff is bi-lingual.
They help individuals and families who may be eligible for public or private insurance plans like Adult Medicaid, CountyCare, Family Care, Moms and Babies, All Kids, or the Insurance Marketplace.
They help small businesses with fewer than 25 employees who may qualify for a federal tax credit which may help offset up to 50% of the cost of premiums.
They help tribal communities such as American Indians and Alaska Natives who are eligible for unique benefits such as reduced or no-cost sharing, Consistent Care, flexible enrollment, and additional help in paying premiums.
GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES
Greater Chicago Food Depository Mobile Food Pantries will be distributing food 12 times from July 2016 to June 2017. Click here for dates and sites of distributions. All Lyons Township residents are encouraged to attend. We recommend that you bring your own grocery bags. In July 2016, Justice Village Hall served 83 households including 297 individuals. In August 2016. St. Blase Parish served 92 households, including 454 individuals. In September 2016, Hodgkins served 145 household and 563 individuals.
EDWARD HINES, JR. VA HOSPITAL VETERANS FOOD PANTRY
Greater Chicago food Depository in partnership with HINES VA Hospital and AmeriCorps is providing food for those who served. Click here for more information
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. Further information can be found at coast2coastrx website.
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.
METRO-WIDE MAMMOGRAM SCREENING INTIATIVE
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. Click here to download the "Letter of Zoning Compliance" application.
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 at http://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.
Recently launched a toll-free hotline to address any questions involving Illinois government and services. 1-855-IL-ASK-US (1-855-452-7587)
Starting June 14, 2013 the Cook County Recorder of Deeds will operate a special VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE on the first floor of the Downtown Chicago Office. This will help ensure veterans receive private and attentive assistance when recording or retrieving DD-214 military discharge records. Click here for more information.