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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 31, 2020

Fire Hydrant Painting Underway

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The Village maintains over 625 fire hydrants throughout the Village and unincorporated service areas, and performs painting of weathered hydrants annually to improve their visibility. Beginning September 8, approximately 160 hydrants will be painted in th...

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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 26, 2020

Bike Safety Guidelines

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The beginning of the school year is a great time to remind bike riders of all ages of safety guidelines: 

  • Always wear a helmet
  • Be observant and obey traffic control signs
  • Do not text while riding your bicycle
  • When riding on the sidewalk, be mindful ...
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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Green Awards

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2020 recipients of the Village’s fourth-annual Green Awards were recognized by the Winnetka Environmental and Forestry Commission on August 12. Green Awards are given to recognize an exceptional commitment to sustainable and environmentally frie...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

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...

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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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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Shop and Stroll in Winnetka

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The Village of Winnetka and Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce invite you to shop locally September 18 & 19 and October 16 & 17. Our retail stores will have merchandise outside and inside for you to shop as you stroll. Please remember to wear...

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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 28, 2020

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 p...

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