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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Water and Electric Department Performing Streetlight & Traffic Pole Painting

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The Village of Winnetka is responsible for maintaining over 400 streetlight poles and 15 traffic intersections throughout the Village. Part of this maintenance includes the periodic repainting of the poles. Poles are sanded and painted approximately every...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Electric Department Performing Thermography Inspections of Lines & Equipment

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The Water & Electric Department is performing thermography inspections of the Village’s overhead power lines, distribution centers, switchgear and select transformer sites.  Work began on July 20 and will last approximately two weeks. The con...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Winnetka Farmers’ Market

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The Winnetka Farmers' Market is open every Saturday from 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM in the south parking lot adjacent to Village Hall. Find farm fresh produce from four local farms and vendors selling homemade pesto and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, and more! ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

North Shore Gas Inspecting Sewer Lines

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North Shore Gas recently upgraded natural gas pipes in Winnetka, and will be inspecting sewer lines as a precaution to make sure that your sanitary and storm sewers were not damaged during the installation process. The contractor may need to inspect the s...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Public Comment Requested: Metra Green Bay Trail Minor Realignment

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Metra Commuter Rail is proposing a minor realignment of the Green Bay Trail adjacent to the Hubbard Woods Metra station, in preparation for other upgrades to the Hubbard Woods Metra facilities, including expansion of the passenger boarding platform. &...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opens in Hubbard Woods

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As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability, an electric vehicle charging station has been added in the Hubbard Woods Parking Garage on the lower level (at 1050 Scott Avenue). Two charging ports are available for plug-in hybrid and EV owners on a ...

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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: June 3, 2021

Electric Department Performing Line Clearance (Tree Trimming)

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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 2021. All contrac...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Drive-Up Paper Shredding Event August 21

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On Saturday, August 21, 2021, the Village of Winnetka will host a drive-up Document Destruction Recycling Event at the Public Works Yard, 1390 Willow Road, from 9 AM to noon. Residents from Winnetka and other SWANCC communities are eligible to participate...

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