Front Page News & Information for the Week of April 10, 2016

Editors Note:  The Front Page News and Information section of this site can and will be updated without notice until post is archived at the end of the week listed in the title.

“The Year of Volunteering In Midlothian” Initiative

Beautfication, Community Policing and Rain Ready

Beautification, Community Policing and Rain Ready Committee members come together in the summer of 2015 for a bike hike through areas of Midlothian to better understand the issue of flooding and transportation around the Village from an entirely different perspective.

It’s pretty well known the act of volunteering doesn’t come with a paycheck.

But did you ever think about how volunteering can help you get a pay raise or even a promotion at work? Volunteering can even lead to a new full time or part time job

Public institutions such as the library, the schools, the park district are always in need of people to help both on a project-by-project basis as well as growing participation in a number of committees.  Private institutions such as churches, senior living, etc. also have opportunities to participate in a variety of projects and groups.

Volunteering offers an opportunity to work hard for a common purpose of helping others and actually having some fun while doing it.  Please consider when and how you might be able to help and stay tuned for a list of contacts for both organizations and projects throughout the Village.

Get To Know Your Creeks
April 1, 2016 through April 8, 2016

Midlothian has two creeks that run through its boundaries.  Midlothian Creek runs along the train tracks and Natalie Creek creeps along the west side of the Village until it reaches Pulaski.

The United States Geological Survey Water Resources Division has managed and maintained a meter taking readings of Midlothian Creek at a location in Oak Forest for quite a few decades while a meter was recently installed on Natalie Creek just east of 149th and Kilpatrick (October 2014).

To view the meter readings beyond the snapshots below, just click on the picture associated with the creek you are interested in and it will take you to the USGS site for that meter.  Use caution when comparing the two meter readings as the metrics used to read each gauge are different, which means the peaks and valleys have different distances between one another.


Meter on Natalie Creek in Midlothian


Meter on Midlothian Creek in Oak Forest

Special thanks to USGS for all of their continued support!

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