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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Tower Road Beach Access Road Closure the Week of May 23

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During the week of May 23, the Village will be restricting vehicle access to Tower Road Pier and Beach. Pedestrian access to the beach will remain available. Contractors will be performing work on the Electric Plant water intake structure and there will b...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

New Trier Receives Grant-Funded Lighting Upgrade

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New Trier High School recently completed an energy efficiency upgrade project utilizing a $20,000 incentive rebate from the Village of Winnetka and the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency’s (IMEA) Electric Efficiency Program. The Electric Efficie...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Memorial Day Refuse and Recycling Collection

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For the week of May 30 – June 3, 2022:

Monday collection will be on Tuesday.Tuesday collection will be on Wednesday.Thursday collection will be as usual.Friday collection will be usual.

Styrofoam collection will not take place the week of Memorial...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Winnetka Futures 2040 Plan Meetings May 23 & 25

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On Monday, May 23, and Wednesday, May 25, the Plan Commission will hold in-person meetings starting at 6 PM at Village Hall (510 Green Bay Road) in Council Chambers to continue work with The Lakota Group to shape the future vision for the community throug...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Prohibited June 1-September 30

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Between June 1 and September 30, gasoline-powered blowers are prohibited entirely in the Village of Winnetka. Violation of the ordinance is subject to a $100 fine per occurrence. These restrictions also apply to the use of electric leaf blowers plugged in...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Electric Department Performing Line Clearance (Tree Trimming)

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The pruning of trees near overhead utility lines is important for public safety and reliable electric utility service, as trees are a leading cause of power outages.  Asplundh Tree Experts has been hired to perform line clearance work for 2022. &...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Please Walk Bikes in Business Districts

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In order to make our business districts safer for everyone, the Village has partnered with School District 36 to ask bicycle riders to walk their bikes on sidewalks in the business districts. The Village posted signs along Elm Street, Chestnut Street, and...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Nominate Properties for the Landmark Preservation Commission's Preservation Awards

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The Village of Winnetka's Landmark Preservation Commission is now accepting nominations for its Preservation Awards program. The awards are an annual program that recognize exterior construction projects that have helped preserve the history, cha...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Check if Your Construction Project Requires a Building Permit

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You may have some construction projects in mind for your home and yard this year. Whether it is an addition onto your home, expanding your patio, installing a shed, or building a playhouse for your children, please remember to check to determine whether y...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

West Elm Streetscape Project Update: Businesses are Open During Construction

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The West Elm Streetscape Project is underway: there is currently no parking on Chestnut Street between Elm and Oak Streets, or on the north side of Oak Street between Chestnut Street and Green Bay Road. Businesses are open during constru...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Routine Hydrant Flushing Underway

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Over the summer months, the Fire Department will flow-test hydrants in Winnetka. Data obtained from this process ensures the hydrants are in good working order and provides hydraulic information to both the Fire Department and Water & Electric Departm...

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