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Posted on: October 21, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Rising Regionally

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In recent weeks, the number of active COVID-19 cases has spiked in Illinois, so it is now more important than ever to:

  • wear a mask
  • wash your hands
  • practice social distancing 
  • avoid gathering in groups

We are all in this together, and every effort to r...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Leaf Collection: October 19-November 30

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The Village’s annual curbside leaf collection program will run from October 19, 2020 until November 30, 2020. Residents may rake their leaves to the parkway just inside the edge of the curb for collection by the Village. Please do not place pump...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Winnetka Fire Department Training at 1580 Tower Road October 19 - 24

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The Winnetka Fire Department will be conducting a simulated fire training at 1580 Tower Road, a house that is scheduled to be demolished in the near future, from October 19 - October 24, 9 AM to 4 PM. Simulated smoke will be used during the trainings, as ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Moody’s Investors Service Assigns Aaa Rating to Village of Winnetka

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Moody’s Investors Service has assigned an Aaa rating to the Village of Winnetka’s $12.3 million Taxable General Obligation Refunding Bonds, and maintained the Aaa rating on the Village’s general obligation unlimited tax debt....

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Utility Pole Inspections Begin October 20

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The Village has contracted with Osmose Utilities Services to conduct the annual inspection and maintenance of wooden utility poles. This inspection validates the structural integrity of each pole and also identifies poles that need to be replaced. The wor...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Fire Department Safety Guidelines for Outdoor Dining during Fall and Winter

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Safety guidelines for outdoor dining during fall and winter are now available for local businesses. The Winnetka Fire Department and Community Development Department created “Fall and Winter COVID‐19 Outdoor Dining Guidance” documents ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Village Receives Budget Award

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The Village of Winnetka has received the Government Finance Officers Association's  Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2020 budget. The award represents a significant achievement, reflecting the commitment of the Village and...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

A Reminder from the Chief of Police: Please Lock Your Car and Remove Valuables

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Our area continues to experience a number of auto theft/burglary related crimes. These incidents are preventable, as vehicles are frequently left unlocked with valuables and keys/fobs left inside. Auto theft causes a number of inconveniences, including ca...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Halloween Trick-or-Treating Guidelines

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  • Recommended trick-or-treating hours for the Village of Winnetka are 2 PM – 6 PM on Saturday, October 31.
  • If you feel unwell, or members of your household are sick, please do not participate.
  • If your household will allow trick-or-treaters, decorate...
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Posted on: September 22, 2020

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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On October 24, the Winnetka Police Department will partner with the US Drug Enforcement Administration to help discard unwanted, unused, and/or expired medications during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. A disposal box will be in the lobby of the...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Village of Winnetka Launches 'Distinctly Winnetka' Text Loyalty Program

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The Village of Winnetka is excited to announce the launch of a new ‘Shop Local’ mobile initiative called "Distinctly Winnetka" that spotlights local businesses and their promotions or events. The program is powered by a partn...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Winnetka Offers Local Business Sales Tax Rebate Economic Relief Program

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The Village values small businesses and understands the financial burden they have experienced as a result of COVID-19. In response to this, the Village has established a sales tax rebate economic relief program to provide funds to businesses that have su...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Stormwater Engineering Moves Ahead

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On Tuesday, August 4, Village Council voted to approve contracting Strand Associates for engineering design services for stormwater management-related improvements associated with the Stormwater Management Wetlands Project, which will enable the Village t...

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