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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: April 16, 2021

Earth Day is April 22

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Residents are encouraged to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2021. Earth Day has become a globally-recognized day dedicated to protecting our environment. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is now celebrated in more than 190 countries.In addition to Eart...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Winnetka Earth Day Challenge: April 16 - 30, 2021

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The Winnetka Earth Day Challenge is a community-wide competition for people of all ages who live, work, worship, or attend school in Winnetka, and their friends. Participants challenge themselves to try new environmentally-friendly behaviors and report th...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: April 24

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The Winnetka Police Department is again partnering with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which is an opportunity for the public to safely discard unwanted, unused and expired pre...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Some Home Projects Require Building Permits

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You may have some construction projects in mind to do around your home and in your yard this spring or summer. Whether it is as big as building an addition onto your home or as small as expanding your patio, installing a shed, or building a playhouse for ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Electronics Recycling Program Resumes

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The electronics recycling program has resumed at the Winnetka Public Works facility every Thursday from 1–3 PM. The Village will continue its other year-round recycling programs, which include recycling of items such as Styrofoam, CFL bulbs, han...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Temporary Closure of Village Parking Lot at Pine and Birch Streets

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Beginning on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, the Village Parking Lot at the corner of Pine Street and Birch Street will be closed for the next four weeks to complete the construction. During this closure, residents are encouraged to use the other available park...

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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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