We are not mailing the 2020 Fall Newsletter this time, but you can follow the enclosed link to it. It is also posted on our website under "The Village" at the top and then under "Newsletters." Copies are available at the Village Hall and at the Post Office (I will try keep up with adding copies as needed). Thank you and Happy Autumn!!!
Halloween Trick-or-Treating hours in the village will be on October 31st from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Those residents wishing to participate should please turn their porch lights on during these hours (yes, even with daylight) so parents and trick-or-treaters know which houses will be participating. Those wishing to take children around in tractors or golf carts cross Rt. 47/Main Street ONLY at McKinley where a police officer will be stationed. We ask everyone to be safe and wear your masks please! Please be safe and have a spooky good time!!!
*** UPDATE as of 2:34 pm ***
*** BOIL ORDER *** from 9913 Illinois Street south to Harrison will be under a boil order. This boil order includes Hazel's on Main Street due to the fact they are connected to the Illinois Street main. We have a temporary fix to the water main leak and will be addressing the issue again tomorrow, beginning at approximately 8:00 am when the water will be shut off for complete repairs.
Prairie Land Disposal will pick up Fall leaves on Friday, October 16 and Friday, November 6.
They will also pick up live Christmas Trees on Tuesday, January 5 and Tuesday, January 12.
***Please call Prairie Land with questions at 847-381-9300.
Public Works will pick up brush the weeks of October 5th and October 19. In order to not miss the pickup dates, please have it out on the curb Monday morning! ***Note: The brush pick up is being provided for larger branches generated from tree trimming or storm damage and is not intended for disposal of whole trees that have been removed.
The Village Fire Hydrant Flushing is now complete. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding during this process!
The Village Board Meeting dates and times have changed! The meetings will now be held on the second and fourth Monday of every month. They will meet at 6:00 p.m. instead of 7:00 p.m. unless there is a meeting prior to the Village Board meeting (i.e. Planning and Zoning). In that case, the Village Board meeting will be pushed back to 7:00 p.m.
*** Please see a complete list of meeting dates for 2020 under "The Village - Forms and Permits." ***
Fall Hydrant flushing will take place September 14 through September 18, 2020 from 9am-3pm, weather permitting. We will notify you of any possible date extensions. Run all faucets and flush all facilities if discoloration occurs. Check your water prior to doing any laundry. If you run into any issues, please contact the Water Department at 815-403-7594 or Public Works at 815-355-2190.
The flushing of fire hydrants has several advantages such as systematically removing stagnate water, iron and sediment deposits from the sidewalls of the pipe. This will help to improve water quality and maintain fire flows, as well as make sure all fire hydrants are operating correctly.
Hydrant flushing may cause some temporary discoloration of the water. If you experience water discoloration, which does not clear up within 24 hours, please contact the Water Department at 815-403-7594 and someone will follow up with you as soon as possible.
While the Village water meets all safe drinking water standards, the consumption of dicolored water is not recommended. The Village also recommends residents refrain from doing laundry when flushing is underway in your neighborhood, as the sediments stirred up during the process can discolor some clothes. Finally, please make sure to close all windows in your home and vehicles during flushing in your area as heavy winds can cause water to drift and do not drive through an open hydrant as this water pressure can damage your vehicle.