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Public notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Development Review Board of the Village of River Forest, County of Cook, State of Illinois, on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the River Forest Village Hall, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, Illinois on the following matter:

Application # 15-04:  Application for Planned Development.  The Applicant proposes to redevelop the Property as a financial institution with a drive-through facility.

The address of the property is as follows: 7751 Lake Street, River Forest, IL 60305. A legal description of the property is provided on page 2 of this notice.

The applicant is: Franklin and Lake, LLC, 7751 Lake Street, River Forest, IL 60305.

All interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing. A copy of the application will be available to the public at the Village Hall as of Wednesday, January 25, 2016, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, or you may also click the links below to read the application:

Any questions regarding the project or the Planned Development process can be directed to:

            Lisa Scheiner

            Assistant Village Administrator

            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            (708) 714-3554

If you cannot attend the Public Hearing but would like to provide comments to the Development Review Board, you may submit comments in writing, via letter or email, no later than Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

Sincerely,

Lisa Scheiner

Assistant Village Administrator



The Legal Description of the property is as follows:

PARCEL 1: THAT PART OF LOTS 1, 2 AND THE EAST 27.50 FEET OF LOT 14, THE SOUTH 20 FEET OF THE EAST 27.50 FEET AND THE NORTH 30 FEET OF THE EAST 15 FEET OF LOT 15, AND THE EAST 15 FEET OF LOT 16, TAKEN AS A TRACT, ALL IN BLOCK 4 IN LATHROP’S RESUBDIVISION OF PART OF LATHROP AND SEAVERN’S ADDITION TO RIVER FOREST, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF ALL THAT PART LYING EAST OF PARK AVENUE WITH THE EAST 3/5 OF BLOCK 15 IN SAID LATHROP AND SEAVERN’S ADDITION IN THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

SAID PART BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT; THE NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT HAVING AN ASSUMED BEARING OF SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST FOR THIS LEGAL DESCRIPTION; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREEES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, A DISTANCE OF 56.07 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 41.99 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 26.64 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 16.20 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 52.67 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 16.08 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 81.37 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID TRACT; THE FOLLOWING FIVE COURSES ARE ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID TRACT; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 38.52 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 15.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 0.01 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 27.50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 70.01 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, A DISTANCE OF 27.50 FEET TO THE MOST SOUTHERLY SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID TRACT, A DISTANCE OF 50.01 TO A CORNER OF SAID TRACT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, A DISTANCE 201.60 FEET TO THE MOST EASTERLY SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT, A DISTANCE OF 102.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;

EXCEPT

THAT PART OF THE AFORESAID DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND LYING ABOVE A HORIZONTAL PLANE OF +71.3 FEET (CHICAGO CITY DATUM) AND BEING BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT; THE NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT HAVING AN ASSUMED BEARING OF SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST FOR THIS LEGAL DESCRIPTION; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, A DISTANCE OF 56.07 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 41.99 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 11.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 21.35 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 14.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE 8.9 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2.25 FEET; THENCE 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 14.96 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 33.19 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID TRACT; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID TRACT, A DISTANCE OF 87.20 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;

ALSO

THAT PART OF THE AFORESAID DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND LYING BELOW A HORIZONTAL PLANE OF +61.20 FEET (CHICAGO CITY DATUM) AND BEING BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, 56.07 FEET, AS MEASURED ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT; THE NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT HAVING AN ASSUMED BEARING OF SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST FOR THIS LEGAL DESCRIPTION; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 41.99 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 26.64 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 8.88 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 3.24 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 33.10 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, A DISTANCE OF 23.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

ALSO THAT PART OF THE AFORESAID DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND LYING ABOVE A HORIZONTAL PLANE OF +71.3 FEET (CHICAGO CITY DATUM) AND BEING BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT; THE NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT HAVING AN ASSUMED BEARING OF SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST FOR THIS LEGAL DESCRIPTION; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, A DISTANCE OF 56.07 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 41.99 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 11.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 21.35 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 14.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 8.9 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2.25 FEET; THENCE 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 14.96 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 28 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 33.19 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID TRACT; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID TRACT, A DISTANCE OF 87.20 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;

PARCEL 2: NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF PARCEL 1 FOR INGRESS, EGRESS, USE AND ENJOYMENT AS CREATED BY THE DECLARATION OF RECIPROCAL AND OPERATING EASEMENTS AND OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR THE 7751-7773 WEST LAKE STREET BUILDING, RIVER FOREST, ILLINOIS RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 0806515070.

PARCEL 3: NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF PARCEL 1 FOR INGRESS, EGRESS, USE AND ENJOYMENT AS CREATED BY THE RECIPROCAL EASEMENT AGREEMENT RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 08061515071.

  

 

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Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Development Review Board of the Village of River Forest, Count of Cook, State of Illinois, on Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the River Forest Village Hall, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, Illinois on the following matter:

Application #15-03: Amendment to Planned Development Ordinance #2883.  The Applicant proposes to construct an addition for use as a multipurpose hall and supporting spaces at St. Vincent Ferrer Church at 1530 Jackson Avenue, River Forest, Illinois, 60305, located on the south side of North Avenue between Jackson Avenue and Lathrop Avenue. 

The applicant is: St. Vincent Ferrer's Literary Society d/b/a St. Vincent Ferrer, 1530 Jackson Avenue, River Forest, Illinois 60305.

All interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard at the public hearing, the purpose of which is to take evidence on the Application for the Development Review Board and Village Board to consider.  Anyone that cannot attend the Public Hearing but would like to provide comments to the Development Review Board can submit them in writing via letter or email to Lisa Scheiner, Assistant Village Administrator, at 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To View a completed copy of the application, please visit the following link: St. Vincent's Planned Development Amendment Application

 

 

As we approach the holiday season, the Village of River Forest Fire Department would like to remind you to keep your holiday safe and happy.

The Fire Department will once again team up with the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and neighboring fire departments in the “Keep the Wreath Red” program. This year, the program will run from Monday, December 1st through Monday, January 5, 2015.  

“Keep the Wreath Red” is a holiday fire safety program designed to increase fire safety awareness. In the event of a holiday-related fire, firefighters will replace one of the red bulbs with a white one. The goal is to keep the bulbs on that wreath red.  

Fire safety reminders for a safe holiday season include:  

• Check all your illuminated decorations to make sure they are in good condition. Light strands that have frayed or cracked wires should be thrown away and replaced with UL approved devices. Outside cords should be approved for exterior uses and inside cords should not be placed under carpets or throw rugs.  

• Keep live Christmas trees watered frequently. Be aware of your tree’s life and when it becomes brittle, discontinue using the lights. Always turn off the lights when leaving your home.  

• Use extreme caution with holiday candles and all other open flames to assure they are safe and will not set fire to nearby objects.  

• Make sure your fireplace is in good working order and the chimney is free from obstructions and creosote build-up. Christmas wrappings and tree branches are not to be burned in the fireplace. Their intense and rapid burning can cause chimney fires and flames to extend out of the firebox into your home.  

• As always, check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and make sure they are in good working order. If you did not change the batteries when you changed your clocks in November, change them now.  

We all want to have a safe and happy holiday season. If you have any questions, please contact the Village Fire Department at (708) 366-7629.

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