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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Exit Ramps Closed on the Edens from 9 PM-4 AM this Week

I-94 highway sign

The Northfield Police are closing the east and west-bound exit ramps from the Edens Expressway until Sunday, June 7 from 9 PM- 4 AM, in conjunction with neighboring communities, to reduce the risk of possible criminal activity. The Winnetka Police Departm...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Fourth of July Festivities Cancelled

July 4 parade

The Winnetka Park District and the Village of Winnetka have cancelled this year’s Fourth of July celebrations, including events on the green, Fourthfest, and fireworks. This decision took many variables into account, including state guidelines a...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

A Message from Chief of Police Marc Hornstein

Chief Marc Hornstein

The use of force incident that occurred in Minneapolis is appalling on many levels and is not indicative of the professional policing that occurs in our community. We take tremendous pride in the relationship we have with our community and how we interact...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Dine Outdoors in Winnetka

Patio at Fred's Garage

On May 28, 2020 Village President Chris Rintz issued a supplemental order to his Declaration of Emergency order, allowing outdoor dining at restaurants within the Village. Restaurants that are compliant with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economi...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Prohibited June 1-September 30

Gas Powered Leaf Blower

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 p...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Story Time with a Local Hero Videos Available

Firemedic reads book

The Village of Winnetka partners with the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library to present Story Time with a Local Hero: once an in-person event, we are currently making digital recordings of our local heroes reading children’s books for members of...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

New Trier Completes Grant-Funded Lighting Upgrade

New Trier High School

New Trier High School recently completed an energy efficiency upgrade project utilizing a $25,000 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 11, 2020

Winnetka Children's Fair Cancelled

Winnetka Children's Fair

Winnetka Community Nursery School made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Children’s Fair. The next fair is scheduled for June 4-5, 2021 on the Village Green.

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