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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Phone Scam Alert

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We have received reports from residents that a caller claiming to be from ComEd is informing individual residents they have a past due bill and asking for payment information. The residents in the Village of Winnetka are not ComEd customers. Please do not...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Thermography Electrical Inspections

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The Water & Electric Department will be performing thermography inspections of the Village’s overhead power lines, distribution centers, switchgear and select transformer sites. Work is scheduled to begin on July 21 and last approximately tw...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Routine Hydrant Flushing this Summer

Fire department worker holding hose during flow testing.

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: July 1, 2020

Recycling Programs Resume

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Public Works Electronics Recycling

In coordination with The Solid Waste Agency of North Cook County (“SWANCC”), the Village’s electronics drop off recycling program that is hosted at the Public Works Yards (1390 Willow Road, W...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Line Clearance (Tree Trimming) in Progress

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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 2020. &...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Dine Outdoors in Winnetka

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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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