Community Assistance and Donations
Cook County to Waive Late Fees on Property Tax Installments
The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to waive late fees for two months on both property tax installments due in 2021, giving cash-strapped property owners more time to juggle their finances, Treasurer Maria Pappas said.
The Board unanimously waived for two months the 1.5 percent per month late fee on all Tax Year 2020 property taxes, according to a news release. Specifically:
The First Installment of 2020 taxes is due March 2, 2021, with application of late charges moved back to May 3, 2021.
The Second Installment of 2020 taxes is due August 2, 2021, with application of late charges moved back to October 1, 2021. The link to the Cook Country Treasurer's announcement and website is provided here.
District 63 "We Care" Campaign
East Maine School District 63's We Care campaign is here to help support the Niles community. This virtual goods drive provides a safe and contactless way to give back. Donating goods is easy! Visit the campaign on the YouGiveGoods website to purchase the goods you would like to donate. You will be emailed a tax receipt at the time of purchase. All goods ordered online will be shipped directly to the food pantry after the drive ends.
Human Services - Tools to help Neighbors
Niles Family Services encourages neighbors to look out for one another. You know someone in need please contact (847) 588-8460 or print a Neighbor Care Card and leave for a vulnerable resident who may need assistance. Those who may need extra assistance are encouraged to notify the Village through Family Services at (847) 588-8460.
Niles Red and Green "Flag System": The Village of Niles has introduced a “flag system.” Neighbors who may need extra assistance from time to time are encouraged to hang a green card in their window. If you need assistance, replace it with a red card. For anyone who sees a red “flag,” call Niles Family Services at (847) 588-8460. For emergencies, always dial 9-1-1. Any paper or fabric is fine to use to create these red and green cards, but in order to maintain social distancing please find something within your home. You can also write "ASSIST" on a paper and post in your window (make it large!).
The Meals On Wheels program continues as usual at this time, although meals will now be left on doorsteps instead of handed over directly to reduce person-to-person contact. The Medical Lending Closet is available by appointment. Call (847) 588-8420.
Feeling restless sitting at home? The Niles Senior Center has collected fun and engaging activities for all ages from around the web on their Virtual Entertainment page.
The Niles Family Services food pantry and financial assistance program are available by appointment, and donations are welcomed. Visit the Niles Family Services food pantry page for a list of needed items and how to donate.
Niles Food Pantry $500+ Donations - Thank you!
Coca-cola Great Lakes
Chicago Food Corporation
Knights of Columbus
Niles Lions Club
NorthSide Community Bank
Optimist Club Niles
State Farm Insurance – Jeff Curry Agent
Patel Brothers Niles
The Village of Niles reminds residents to practice common-sense hygiene such as washing hands and covering coughs as the best method of preventing the spread of infectious disease. Most importantly, individuals should stay home when feeling sick.
Those in need of extra support or resources can contact the Niles Family Services crisis line at (847) 588-8460. In case of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
The Village of Niles issued an automated call to the public with this message. To hear the message, call (847) 588-8080. To sign up for future notifications, visit www.vniles.com/alert..
Donations - Thank You!
In these unprecedented times, the Village of Niles is grateful to all those that made donations and showed their support:
Personal Protective Equipment Donations (PPE)
American Science & Surplus
Central Infusion Alliance, Inc (CIA)
Chicago Water & Fire Restoration
Fuzion Custom Appareal
Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers
Home Depot – Dempster Street
Jerry's Fruit & Garden
LSL Healthcare, Inc
Maplewood Brewing Company
Niles Township School District 219
Notre Dame Collage Prep
Park Ridge Niles School District 64
Paul & Sharon Kolodzik
Target – Golf Mill
Target – Touhy Avenue
Team A Plus Inc
Walmart – Golf Road
Walmart – Touhy Avenue
Special thanks to all restaurants, businesses, families and individuals that brought food and treats to Village staff, Niles Police Department, Fire Department and Public Works. Our first responders truly appreciate it!