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Posted on: June 22, 2022

4th of July Week Refuse Schedule

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The week of July 4, Monday collections will take place Tuesday, Tuesday collections will take place Wednesday, and Thursday and Friday will be as normal.

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Crime Prevention Alert: Ruse Burglary

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During the late afternoon hours of June 10, Winnetka Police Officers responded to a home on the 900 block of Sunset Road for reports of a residential burglary. Occupants inside the home had been awakened by noises, and upon investigating, they encountered...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Celebrate the 4th of July in the Village

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The Village and the Winnetka Park District are pleased to feature a full roster of events for Independence Day this year:

  • The Freedom Run begins on July 2 at 8 AM at Indian Hill Park.
  • The parade steps off at 10 AM on Elm Street at Glendale.
  • Events on the Vil...
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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Utility Pole Inspections in the Village

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The Village has contracted with Osmose Utilities Services to conduct an annual inspection and maintenance of wooden utility poles, which will validate the structural integrity of each pole and also identifies poles that need to be replaced. The work inclu...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Deter Wildlife from Refuse Containers

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Due to an uptick in incidents involving wildlife in or around Village refuse containers, our Public Works department has some tips for you to deter animals from your waste receptacle(s):

  • Wash out food waste containers periodically.
  • Spray an ammonia, vinegar...
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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 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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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Statement on Elder-Centennial Beach from President Rintz

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Dear Neighbors,  Many of you have shared your concerns regarding the project proposed by the Winnetka Park District at Elder and Centennial Parks. As part of their application to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), the P...

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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: 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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