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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Water Department Performing Village-wide Leak Detection Program

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ADS Environmental Services has been hired to perform leak detection services on the Village’s potable (drinking) water system to identify and reduce water loss. Using acoustic technologies, field technicians will survey approximately 72 miles of water mai...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Village Memorial Day and Fourth of July Celebrations

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The Village of Winnetka and Winnetka Park District are pleased to announce this year’s planned Memorial Day and Fourth of July celebrations:

Memorial Day A ceremony will be held Memorial Day from 10-11 AM on Village Green to remember and honor th...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Local Government Distributive Fund Supports Core Municipal Services

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Rather than collect a local income tax to fund municipal budgets, the State of Illinois agreed in 1969 to allocate 10% of the state-wide income tax collected from Illinois residents towards funding their local cities, towns and villages. This funding is c...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Village Styrofoam Recycling Changes

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Winnetka has year-round polystyrene recycling (both block-style and clean food service) offered through a partnership between the Winnetka Public Works Department, the Winnetka Environmental and Forestry Commission, and Dart Container Corporation...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Spirit Elephant Receives Green Award

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This year’s winner of the Winnetka Green Award, presented by the Environmental and Forestry Commission, is Spirit Elephant Restaurant. As the pioneer vegan restaurant in Winnetka, Spirit Elephant leads the way in advocating for plant-based eatin...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

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: March 9, 2021

Winnetka Landmark Preservation Commission Preservation Award Nominations Accepted

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The Village of Winnetka Landmark Preservation Commission is now accepting nominations for its annual Preservation Awards program. The award seeks to honor exterior construction projects in the Village that have helped preserve the history and character of...

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