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 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
2015 COOK COUNTY VEHICLE STICKERS HAVE ARRIVED
Vehicle stickers will be available for sale to the residents beginning May 18, 2015 in the Clerk's office located at 6404 Joliet Rd., Countryside. Click here for more information. 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. Payments accepted are check or money order made payable to "Cook County Collector." No cash, debit or credit cards can be accepted for payment.
REGULAR BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:00 Pm Toyota Park, 7000 S. Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, Il. 60455. Click here for the agenda
Celebrating Seniors Week Events Begins May 16, 2016
The "Celebrating Seniors Week" organized by more than nine senior serving agencies, will include information seminars, intergenerational activites and fun events aimed at celebrating those older adults who live in Lyons, Proviso and Riverside Township. Click here for more information. "The events showcase the wide range of interests and programs that we have in this area to support our seniors," said Linda Hussey, Aging Care Connections' Celebrating Seniors Week coordinator. "Our hope is that seniors and their families enjoy this week-long celebration."
CEDA Department of Family Support and Community Engagement (FSACE)for Suburban Cook County offers a range of services to Suburban Cook County residents which assist low-income people in attaining skills, knowledge and the resouces necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.Click here for more information. A representative from CEDA is at the Township of Lyons every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Click here for information on how to apply for CEDA FSACE programs.
LIHEAP PROGRAM BEGINS OCTOBER 1, 2015 The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will be starting October 1, 2015. The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportuninty (DCEO) has provided the new priority periods for the upcoming LIHEAP season:
October 1, 2015- The heating season starts and the program is available to seniors and disabled who are connected or disconnected.
November 1, 2015- The program is available to families with children under the age of 6 years and disconnected( non-priority) households.
December 1, 2015- All other low-income eligible households can apply at this time.
The program will run until May 31, 2016 or until funds are exhausted. The following are two locations within Lyons Township. Please call the LIHEAP intake site you are intested in going to before you go to see what documentations you need to bring.
Aging Care Connections, 111 W. Harris, La Grange 708-354-1323
Arab American Family Services, 9044 S. Octavia, Bridgeview 708-599-2237
CEDA's central office and sububran sites are no longer taking energy assistance applications. The Percentage of Income payments Plan (PIPP) will not be available this program year. More information about LIHEAP for 2015-2016 program year is available at CEDA's website www.cedarorg.net
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 August 2015 to June 2016. Click here for the dates and sites of distributions. All Lyons Township residents are encouraged to attend. We recommend that you bring your own grocery bags.
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.