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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Winnetka Futures Community Workshop: Wednesday, October 20, 6 - 8 PM at the Winnetka Community House

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The Village needs your input to better understand and address the changing times and their impact on our community, such as the radically changed retail environment; transportation; mobility; an aging population; evolving housing preferences; increased fo...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Curbside Leaf Collection this Fall

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The Village’s annual curbside leaf collection will begin October 18 and will run through November 26. The final time to place leaves on your parkway for collection is 7 AM on Monday, November 29. Any leaves on the parkway after this time may not be collec...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: October 23

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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: October 11, 2021

Pumpkin Composting Event on November 3

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In a continuing effort to expand environmental initiatives, the Village of Winnetka is hosting a one-day pumpkin collection/composting event. Residents can drop pumpkins off at 1390 Willow Road from 9 AM to 1 PM on Wednesday, November 3. Pumpkins will be ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Water and Electric Department Performing Fire Hydrant Painting

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The Village of Winnetka is responsible for maintaining over 625 fire hydrants throughout the Village and unincorporated service area. Part of this maintenance includes the painting of hydrants. Hydrants are sandblasted and painted approximately every four...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Please Walk Bikes in Business Districts

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In order to make our business districts safer for everyone, the Village has partnered with School District 36 to ask bicycle riders to walk their bikes on sidewalks in the business districts. The Village posted signs along Elm Street, Chestnut Street, and...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Halloween Trick-or-Treating Guidelines

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Halloween is Sunday, October 31. Trick-or-treat hours will be from 2 PM until 6 PM. Residents who choose to participate are encouraged to illuminate the outside of their home to let children know they are welcome.  Parents are encouraged to walk ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Fall Message from the Chief of Police

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Some fall reminders for everyone who is back to school:

  • When driving in a school zone, obey the posted speed limit; be mindful of buses with an extended stop-arm and flashing red lights.
  • There are many advantages to walking to school. However, children unde...
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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Donor Bricks Available for Pickup

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Following the completion of the Downtown Streetscape project in the East Elm business district this summer, donor/memorial paver bricks from 1994 that were removed from the northwest and northeast corners of the intersection of Lincoln and Elm streets can...

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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: 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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