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Oak Street and Cherry Street Bridge Construction

Construction has begun on the Oak and Cherry Street Bridges: on Oak from Green Bay Road to Lincoln Avenue and on Cherry Street from Green Bay Road to Maple Street. The project includes the removal and replacement of the superstructure of both bridges, and their foundations will be supplemented to increase their capacity. Construction is scheduled to be complete by November 2019.

 
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Stormwater Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with New Trier High School District 203 Moves Forward

The Village of Winnetka and New Trier District 203 have negotiated an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) authorizing the Village to utilize below-grade areas of Duke Childs Field for stormwater storage and conveyance related to flood control efforts in western and southwestern Winnetka. New Trier District 203 approved the IGA on June 10, followed by the Village on June 18.

 
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Electric Department Performing Thermography Inspections of Lines & Equipment

The Water & Electric Department will be performing thermography inspections of the Village’s overhead power lines, distribution centers, switchgear and select transformer sites. Thermography is a non-destructive test method that may be used to detect poor connections, unbalanced loads, deteriorated insulation, or other potential problems. Work is scheduled to begin on July 17th and last approximately two weeks.

 

Water and Electric Department Survey on Cross Connections and Backflow Devices

The Water and Electric Department is distributing a survey via mail to residential and commercial water customers to update our records regarding cross connections and backflow devices that are connected to the Village’s potable water system. Please keep an eye out for the survey, completing it at your earliest convenience.

 

Request for Proposals: 93 Green Bay Road

The Village of Winnetka has issued a Request for Proposals seeking businesses or developers interested in re-purposing the village-owned property at 93 Green Bay Road. The Village hopes to identify a new user for the property that will bring a productive commercial use to the space and offer an amenity to area residents, students and visitors.

 
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Visit the Sidewalk Sale July 19-20

The Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce presents the North Shore’s Premier Sidewalk Sale! The sale in Winnetka is on Friday, & Saturday, July 19-20 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM rain or shine. Browse from a fine selection of merchandise from a variety of the finest shops in the area, as you treat yourself to unique culinary creations from Chicago Food Trucks.

 
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Winnetka Police Department Does Not Solicit Funds

May 31, 2019 08:05 AM

Over the summer, some residents may receive phone calls from organizations such as the Fraternal Order of Police, Metropolitan Alliance of Police, and others, soliciting donations. While members of the Winnetka Police Department may also be members of one of these organizations, the Winnetka Police Department does not authorize, nor does it want, any organization to solicit on its behalf.

 
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Summer Fire Hydrant Flushing

Beginning Tuesday, May 28, the Fire Department will flow-test hydrants in Winnetka. Signs will be placed in the areas to be tested. During flow testing, sediment accumulations are removed from the water system. You may notice water discoloration for a brief period after a flow test in your area.

 

Service Line Protection Program Solicitation

The Village has been informed that a vendor is soliciting customers by mail to enroll in “Service Line Protection Program.” The mailing promotes a program in which customers enroll in the program and pay a monthly fee to cover potential water service line and sewer line issues. Prior to enrolling, customers are encouraged to understand the terms, conditions, and coverage of the program. Those with questions may contact the Water & Electric Department at 847-716-3558.

 
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Summer Hydrant Flushing

May 31, 2019 09:27 AM

The Village will soon begin flow-testing hydrants in Winnetka; work will continue throughout the summer. Signs will be placed in the areas to be tested; in addition click the link in the main news article for a map of the current testing location.

 
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Smart 911 & Winnetka Alert

Jan 16, 2019 03:25 PM

Winnetka offers residents and businesses an emergency alert system that allows the Village and other government agencies to communicate information on weather, traffic, or other critical incidents. Smart911-Winnetka Alert is a free service that individuals and businesses subscribe to for notifications via email, text, or voice message.

 
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Get to Know Your Village Trustees and Community Conversations

May 26, 2017 03:13 PM

Is something on your mind about the Village of Winnetka? Questions? Suggestions? Concerns? Your Trustees want to hear about it! Join Village Council members at Peet's Coffee at the corner of Elm and Chestnut Streets on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 - 11:00 AM to discuss the issues, share your thoughts about our Village, and get to know your elected officials.

 
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Electric Department Performing Line Clearance/Tree Trimming

The pruning of trees—a leading cause of power outages—near overhead utility lines is important for public safety and reliable electric utility service. Asplundh Tree Experts has been hired to perform line clearance work for 2019.

 
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Phosphorus Fertilizer Prohibition

Apr 30, 2019 03:03 PM

To protect water quality by reducing phosphorus runoff, Winnetka bans the use of phosphorus-containing fertilizers. State law already prohibits the application of phosphorus-containing fertilizers by commercial applicators. The Village’s ordinance complements the state law, and allows exceptions for the Park District and residents when phosphorus doesn’t naturally occur at high enough levels or is otherwise low; and for newly sodded or seeded lawns.

 
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Take Advantage of Year-Round Light Recycling

Dec 03, 2018 09:28 AM

Don't throw away those old lights and extension cords don’t work... Recycle them with the Village’s year-round light recycling program! All types of holiday lights and cords are accepted for recycling at the Public Works Yards, 1390 Willow Road, weekdays from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

 
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Dispose of Unused Prescription Medications and Sharps at Fire Department

Nov 19, 2018 11:01 AM

The Winnetka Fire Department participates in the Residential Prescription Drug & Sharps Disposal Program. Home prescription medications and used insulin syringes may be dropped off at the Fire Department Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Please note that the Fire Department cannot accept narcotics.

 
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Coal Tar Contractors Need a Permit

Mar 22, 2019 11:27 AM

As residents begin to make improvements to their properties this spring, the Village would like to remind them of the ban of coal tar-based pavement sealants on all properties within Winnetka. Coal tar is a waste material generated during coal processing that contains high levels of chemical compounds shown to be harmful to aquatic live and pose a potential risk in humans.

 
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Collect a $50 Rebate When You Purchase a Nest Smart Thermostat

Jan 01, 2019 09:56 AM

The Nest smart thermostat can help you save money on energy; the Village can help you save money on the Nest thermostat. Thanks to grant funding from our electricity supplier, the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA), Winnetka is offering a $50 rebate for residential utility customers when they buy and install a Nest smart thermostat.

 
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First Fridays in Hubbard Woods Design District

May 10, 2019 03:10 PM

Experience a different art display, design or new product introduction every first Friday of the month at participating merchants in Hubbard Woods. There will be drinks, nibbles, music and art throughout the participating merchants. Come out and support the next Hubbard Woods Design District’s First Friday event, each first Friday of the month from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. For more information visit www.shophwdd.com.​

 
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Summer Lawn Sprinkling Hours

May 01, 2019 09:47 AM

As a user of Lake Michigan water, the Village is required to impose restrictions by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR); therefore, during the summer months, water restrictions are in effect. Lawn sprinkling is not allowed on consecutive days. Sprinkling is also prohibited between the hours of 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM The restricted sprinkling hours began on May 15, and are effective until September 15.

 
 
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