News Flash

Posted on: July 15, 2019

Select Carts and Register for the New Refuse & Recycling Program

Village Trustees have awarded a 5-year residential waste and recycling contract to Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), beginning in January 2020.

Following feedback from a resident survey in 2018, the Village prioritized the elimination of blue bags. Reside...

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Community News

News Flash

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News Flash

Posted on: October 14, 2019

President's Corner Message: New Refuse & Recycling Program

The Village will have a new refuse and recycling program/provider, starting January 1, 2020. President Gallagher discusses the process that lead to the new contract, as well as upcoming changes for residents as a result of the new program. 

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From the Village President

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 9, 2019

Autumn Leaf Pickup Begins October 21

The Public Works Department will begin their annual leaf pickup service on Monday, October 21. Residents will receive a postcard in the mail with details on the rotation schedule, guidelines for efficient leaf removal, and the Village's upcoming pumpkin c...

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Municipal Services
Posted on: October 21, 2019

ComED Vegetation Management - Old Town North

ComED will be conducting vegetation management in portions of Old Town North between Walnut Street and Willow Street, west of Hampton Avenue. Questions regarding the work can be directed to ComEd at 1-800-334-7661.

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Additional Info... Municipal Services
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Nicor Main Installations - Forest Hills

Nicor 2019

Over the next several months Nicor crews will be in the Village installing new gas main in the Forest Hills area the community.

Work will include directional boring for new gas mains and connections to residential services. In some cases Nicor and its crew...

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Nicor Enhancement Flyer Municipal Services

News Flash

Posted on: November 7, 2019

The 2020 Winter/Spring Brochure is Now Available Online!

Resident online registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, December 6. Mail-in, fax or drop off registrations are due Thursday, December 5, by 4:30 p.m. The random registration process will happen simultaneously with the online registration process begin...

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2020 Winter/Spring Brochure Recreation
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Come on out to the Recreation Dept. Turkey Shoot!

Test your basketball shooting skills and win prizes for your Thanksgiving table!!! Our annual Turkey Shoot is a basketball free-throw competition with age and gender divisions beginning with 5 years old through adult. Step up to various positions around t...

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Turkey Shoot Flyer... Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: November 17, 2019

2019 Asphalt Resurfacing Project - Scheduled Paving Date and Leaf Pick-Up Restrictions

The contractor is scheduled to begin paving all streets within the project area on Tuesday, November 19th, weather permitting. Paving is expected to be completed at the end of the week. Public Works crews are scheduled to remove all leaves on the roadway ...

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Project Page and List of Roadways Being Paved Road Construction Projects
Posted on: November 13, 2019

2019 Roadway Improvements - Brick Driveway Repairs and Remaining Concrete Work on Lawn Avenue

The landscaping subcontractor is scheduled to arrive on Clausen Avenue (41st to Ogden) and Lawn Avenue (47th to Elm) to repair all affected brick driveway aprons tomorrow, weather permitting. The subcontractor will knock on your door before they start the...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: November 8, 2019

2019 Asphalt Resurfacing Project - Patching Complete, Paving Schedule and Possible Saturday Work

The contractor has completed base patching for all streets in the project area. The contractor and Village staff are reviewing the forecast to determine the best date to install the asphalt pavement and driveway repairs. Typically, temperatures above free...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: November 5, 2019

2019 Roadway Improvements - Lawn Avenue West Lane and Sodding Schedule

Lawn Avenue (47th - Elm) West Lane

The contractor is scheduled to open the majority of the west lane of Lawn Avenue tomorrow morning, pending concrete testing. Most of the west lane was poured 7 days ago and the testing results are trending for the concret...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: November 1, 2019

2019 Roadway Improvements - General Update 11/1/2019

The contractor is on schedule to complete pouring the west lane of Lawn Avenue (47th to Burlington) today, weather permitting. The west lane and driveways will remain closed to the public for 7-10 days as the concrete cures. Please do not drive on the wes...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 25, 2019

2019 Roadway Program - Clausen Avenue West Lane Opening 10/26/19

The west lane of Clausen Avenue is scheduled to be re-opened for use tomorrow morning, weather permitting. Please wait until all barricades are removed from the roadway before driving on the west lane. The contractor will also be street sweeping the roadw...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 24, 2019

2019 Asphalt Resurfacing Project - Asphalt Grinding Begins 10/28/19

The majority of concrete items have been installed for this project. The concrete will continue curing until it is strong enough to sustain the weight of a vehicle. Please do not drive any vehicles over the new concrete unless the barricades have been rem...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Leaf Pick-Up During Roadway Projects

2019 Roadway Improvements (Clausen/Lawn Concrete Reconstructions)

Residents should pile all leaves in the Village parkway for the time being. The Village parkway exists between the curb and the sidewalk, in between the parkway trees. The Public Works depar...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 18, 2019

2019 Asphalt Resurfacing Project - Project Update 10/18/19

The contractor will complete the replacement of concrete driveways, curb/gutters and sidewalks today, weather permitting. The concrete will areas will remain closed for 7-10 days for curing. Applying an excessive load, like a vehicle, to uncured concrete ...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 18, 2019

2019 Roadway Improvements - General Update 10/18/2019

Clausen Avenue

The contractor is on schedule to complete pouring the west lane of Clausen Avenue today, weather permitting. The west lane and driveways will remain closed to the public for 7-10 days as the concrete cures. Please do not drive on the west la...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 15, 2019

2019 Roadway Improvements - Lawn Avenue East Lane Concrete Testing Results

Update 10/15/19 - 4:00PM: The east side of Lawn Avenue will be opened in the next hour. Access to the east lane  of Lawn will be available from Lawn Avenue (southbound). Currently, access to the east lane of Lawn is not available from 47th. The c...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 14, 2019

2019 Roadway Improvements - Update on Lawn Avenue East Lane Re-Opening and West Lane Start Date

The Village and the contractor are still awaiting concrete testing results for the east lane of Lawn Avenue. The east lane of Lawn Avenue is scheduled to be re-opened for public use tomorrow, pending the results. The west lane of Lawn Avenue (47th to Elm)...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 9, 2019

2019 Asphalt Resurfacing Project - Update and Temporary Parking Locations

The contractor has begun saw cutting all areas that concrete replacement will be occurring (i.e. curbs, gutters, street patches and certain driveway aprons). They are scheduled to begin removing and replacing the concrete items on October 14, 2019, weathe...

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Temporary On-Street Parking Locations Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 9, 2019

2019 Roadway Improvements - Lawn Avenue (47th to Elm) West Lane Start Date

The west lane of Lawn Avenue (47th to Elm) is tentatively scheduled to be removed on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The actual start date heavily depends on the concrete testing results from the east lane. Tests results for the east lane will be received on O...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 2, 2019

2019 Asphalt Resurfacing Project - Official Start Date 10-7-19

The first phase of the 2019 Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) Roadway Resurfacing Project is scheduled to begin October 7,2019, weather permitting. Below is a list of the streets being resurfaced in asphalt in 2019:

  • 39th Street (Johnson to Franklin)
  • Maple Street (Hampto...
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2019 MFT Roadway Resurfacing Project Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 2, 2019

2019 Roadway Program - Clausen Avenue (Ogden to 41st) West Lane Start Date - 10/3/19

The removal of the west lane of Clausen Avenue (Ogden to 41st) is tentatively scheduled for tomorrow, October 3, 2019. The concrete strength tests for the east lane of Clausen are trending toward a full re-opening tomorrow. Strength tests will be performe...

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Clausen Avenue Overnight Parking Locations Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 27, 2019

2019 Roadway Improvements - Clausen Avenue (41st to Ogden) Concrete Curing and West Lane

The east lane of Clausen Avenue (Ogden to 41st) has been fully installed. The concrete will continue to cure for the next 5-10 days before any vehicular traffic is allowed. Please keep in mind that any large load, such as a vehicle, applied to the un-cure...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 19, 2019

2019 Roadway Program - Lawn Avenue East Lane Removal - 9/23/19

The contractor is scheduled to begin the removal of the east lane of Lawn Avenue on September 23, 2019, weather permitting. All residents on the east side of Lawn Avenue should have vehicles removed from your driveway by 7:30AM that morning. Lawn Avenue w...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 16, 2019

2019 Roadway Program - Clausen East Lane Update/Lawn Avenue Schedule

The contractor is completing the installation of the new roadway base for the east lane of Clausen this week. They intend to get the east lane curb and driveway aprons installed this week if the weather cooperates. They will then pour the east driving lan...

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Road Construction Projects

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: November 7, 2019

Well 5 : 11/07/19 Weekly Project Update

Removal of final equipment from the site is expected to be complete by the end of this week. Yesterday he well drilling contractor, Layne intended to remove the site fencing, matting and all equipment. Unfortunately the Village was not previously notified...

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Well 5 Construction
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Well 5 Drilling: 11/01/19 Weekly Project Update

Well crews have completed the 24-hr. test pumping last week. The test was run at 1,331 gpm. Water quality sampling is expected to be completed by mid-November. The Village is currently out to bid with the well pumping equipment and those bids will open on...

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Well 5 Construction