Community Resources

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

46 North Wolf Road. Northlake (708)562-0500 Food pantry only; no assistance with transportation, money or referrals. Hours of operation Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30. Food available is mostly canned goods, bread and baked sweets.

Northlake Police Department

44 East North Avenue, Northlake (708)531-5755 Limited funds available for Northlake residents only. Monday through Friday; 9-5pm.; Call first but you can also drop by. Contact person is Debi Rail.

Resurrection Lutheran Church

9920 Grand Avenue Franklin Park (847)455-7013 Does not operate a formal food pantry but provide some food items depending on limited donation from parishioners. Hours of operation 8:30-2:30. Has AA meetings Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday evenings as well as Monday mornings. Call before stopping in.

Leyden Family Services

Administrative office: 10001 Grand Avenue Franklin Park (847) 451-0330 24 hour crisis line: (847) 451-1100 Operate a food pantry at 10200 West Grand Avenue, Franklin Park. Will give referrals to homeless shelters in Chicago and sometimes have bus tokens for transportation. Will not give money. Patrons can drop in for services.

Leyden Township Offices

10200 Grand Avenue Franklin Park (847) 455-8616 Will help Leyden Township residents sign up for general assistance funds. Contact person is Terry Geraci who is available 9-12 Monday through Friday and is in charge of the Access to Care Program.

FEMA Disaster Application and Information Services

(800) 621-FEMA (3362) or TTY (800) 462-7585



City & Township Information

  • NewsStand: Pioneer Press Online – Go here and select from 48 online editions of the newspapers, including the Northlake Herald-Journal, Melrose Park Herald, Franklin Park Herald, and others.
  • City of Northlake – new site has useful history, directories, and links.

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