The can be used as a temporary warming center for residents.
Whenever snowfall is over two inches (as it looks to be already), Evergreen Park requires residents get their cars off the main streets so the snowplows can do their jobs. Additionally, make sure you know the snow parking rules and familiarize yourself with the
Road Closures and Conditions
Patch has teamed with Mapquest to offer live, local traffic maps, updated every five minutes with crashes, closures and danger spots. Follow that link or click on "Traffic & Gas" at the top of this page.
If you traveled to work on the train today, you can check out updates from Metra's Rock Island line on Twitter. Even if you don't use Twitter yourself, you can still see the updates by clicking that link.
During our last big snowfall, the village offered Email me at email@example.com if there's a place we missed, or if any numbers should be updated.
Pizza (and other food) Delivery
The Patch Places directory lists all the restaurants in Evergreen Park that deliver. Call first. Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org if there's a delivery place that we missed.
The village and police department urge Evergreen Park residents to check in on relatives and neighbors, especially elderly ones and ones in poor health. If you have a concern, call the Evergreen Park Police non-emergency number at 708-422-2142.
Numbers to Call
- Any emergency: 911
- Police non-emergency: 708-422-2142
Updates from Patch
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Snow Removal Tips Other than Shoveling
Home Heating Tips
The U.S. EPA has both general tips for heating your home and environmentally conscious tips for heating your home.
Download this pdf of winter fire safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's United States Fire Administration. You'll be asked if you want to open the file. You do.
Make Tonight a Movie Night
If you don't have to travel in the snow tonight, don't! Tonight is the perfect night to pop popcorn and enjoy a classic flick or a new movie. Flip through your movie channels, on-demand selections or personal movie library. If you haven't made it home yet or have to go out for some reason, drop by the nearest Redbox at 2500 W. 95th St. Check the website before you go to see if your movie is in-stock.
The nerd in me is very proud that we get to go to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for snowman tips. I'm not kidding.
The Perfect Snowball
Weighing in on everything from gloves vs. mittens to where in your yard to find the best snow (snow near the house is warmer), this article from howtodothings.com can give you the edge in your snow wars.
Cocoa A Go-Go
We will be updating this article throughout the weekend, so let us know in the comments section below what additional info you might want and about any updates or corrections to the info we have.
Keep warm, Evergreen Parkers!