Summer Newsletter

With summer almost in the rear view mirror, we are excited to inform you of some fun upcoming events in the city of Hickory Hills, a potential career opportunity and new city service offerings from our City Clerk’s office.

Annual City Rib Cookoff

On Saturday, September 3rd, Da Bar, located at 8703 W. 95th Street (Hill Creek Shopping Center) will be hosting the annual Rib Fest. If you are interested in competing for the City Rib Title, please contact Al Slakis at 708-576-8177, to find out more details about entering the competition. For those not competing in the cooking competition, feel free to stop by and enjoy the tail gate like party in the Hill Creek parking lot.

Lions Club 5K Race and Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Hickory Hills Lions Club will be holding its annual Roar and Run for Fun 5k run and walk. The race course winds through the streets of Hickory Hills and is considered one of the most challenging 5k courses in the area. The race will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the cost is $25.00. For more information please contact Mr. Vince Uzzardo at (708)430-2210. Also, the Lions Club will have free Vision Screening on October 22, 2011 at City Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Later that day, the City will host its Annual Children’s Halloween Party at City Hall, from 1:00 to 3:00. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume to the event that includes a horse drawn hay ride, balloon creations, treat bag, live cartoon characters and a keepsake Halloween photo of your child in the Haunted City Hall. The event is open to Hickory Hills residents and there is no charge.

Potential Career Opportunities

Operating engineers are the men and women who construct and repair roadways as heavy equipment operators, heavy equipment repair and maintenance technicians and materials inspectors. With the passage of the Illinois Tollway Hike and the $12 billion Tollway expansion and rehabilitation program by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Board, it would seem that being an operating engineer would be a pretty good and stable career. Local 150 Operating Engineers have an apprenticeship program. Review the Local 150 Operating Engineers Apprenticeship Program document for more information.

New Service Offerings in City Clerk’s Office

We are proud to announce the Clerk’s Office is in the process of setting up on line payment services for your utility bills. You may also purchase US postage stamps at the Clerk’s Office.

Have a great Labor Day and hope to see you at one of the upcoming city events.

Mayor Mike Howley and City Clerk Dee Catizone