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Elm Street Commuter Parking Lot Undergoing Construction Starting July 23

Jul 19, 2018 02:44 PM

The reconstruction of the Elm Street Metra Station parking lot will begin on July 23, weather permitting; the project is expected to be completed in approximately four weeks. Parking and vehicular/pedestrian access will not be permitted through the parking lot and adjacent sidewalks during most of the construction. [Read full article for information on alternate commuter parking.]

 
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Skokie Lagoons Boathouse Stakeholder Meeting on Wednesday, July 25 at 10:00 AM at the Botanic Garden

Jul 18, 2018 02:50 PM

Please join the Forest Preserves of Cook County at a meeting on Wednesday, July 25 at 10:00 AM at the Chicago Botanic Garden to discuss plans for a boathouse at the Skokie Lagoons. This meeting will gather feedback from community stakeholders on the location, program and overall project goals.

 
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Summer Hydrant Flushing

May 11, 2018 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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West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found in Winnetka

Jul 06, 2018 10:56 AM

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) has found the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes to occur in a Winnetka trap this year.

 
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Water Department Performing Hydrant Painting

Jul 13, 2018 07:51 AM

The Village of Winnetka maintains over 625 fire hydrants. Part of this maintenance includes painting and sandblasting approximately every four years, to enhance their appearance and improve visibility of faded and weathered hydrants. In July and August, approximately 165 hydrants will be painted in the following areas: (i) North of Ash Street, east of the railroad and bounded by the Lake; and (ii) Spruce, Elm and Oak Streets from Hibbard to Green Bay Roads.

 
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Cook County Property Tax Appeals Seminar Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Jul 12, 2018 11:43 AM

Cook County Commissioner Dan Patlak and the Village of Winnetka invite the community to a property tax appeal seminar at Village Hall (510 Green Bay Road) in the Council Chamber, Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM. The hour-long session will educate taxpayers on how to file a successful tax appeal and address why property taxes go up when the value of your home goes down. The deadline to file an appeal is August 30.

 
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Phosphorus Fertilizer Prohibition

Apr 28, 2018 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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Farmers Market in Winnetka Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM

May 25, 2018 11:07 AM

Visit the Winnetka Farmer’s Market at the Village Hall south parking lot, on the corner of Oak Street and Green Bay Road, every Saturday from 7:30 AM -12:30 PM! The market will run through the summer every Saturday morning until October 20.

 
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Electric Department Performing Thermography Inspections of Lines & Equipment

Jul 04, 2018 12:16 AM

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 the week of July 9 and last approximately two weeks.

 
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Village Implements Lockbox for Utility Billing Customers

Jun 01, 2018 04:23 PM

The Village is implementing a lockbox with a local banking partner for utility bill payments received via US Mail. Please be on the lookout for a postcard included in your next utility bill that includes the new remittance address and other important information. In addition to mailing payments, customers can always pay online or in-person at the Village Hall. Please contact Utility Billing at 847-446-9550 for more information.

 
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Apply for a 2019 Green Award

May 09, 2018 12:20 PM

Winnetka’s Environmental and Forestry Commission invites residents to participate in the third-annual Green Awards Program. The program recognizes those who demonstrate exceptional commitment to environmental best practices. The Commission encourages residents to nominate their house or property for any project that has been completed within the past five years.

 
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First Fridays in Hubbard Woods Design District

Apr 29, 2018 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, June 2 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. For more information visit www.shophwdd.com.

 
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Electric Department Performing Tree Trimming for Line Clearance

Apr 27, 2018 10:04 AM

Pruning trees near overhead utility lines is important for public safety and reliable electric utility service, since trees are a leading cause of power outages. Asplundh Tree Experts has been hired to perform line clearance work for 2018. All contractor personnel and vehicles should be clearly identified with the company name.

 
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Join the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber on a Danube River Cruise October 15-24, 2018

Feb 05, 2018 11:05 AM

Departing October 15, 2018 – prices starting at $3899 per person! Welcome aboard the MS Amadeus Brilliant for a 7 night cruise to 4 European countries along the Danube. Our ports of call include Passau, Melk, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Linz. We have chartered the entire ship and would love to have you join us on our Journey of Discovery as we cruise the Danube. The cruise is not only a “Memory in the Making” but a great value as well.

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

Aug 16, 2017 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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Take Advantage of Year-Round Light Recycling

Dec 07, 2017 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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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 hot issues, share your thoughts about our Village, and get to know your elected officials.

 
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Dispose of Unused Prescription Medications and Sharps at Fire Department

Jun 20, 2017 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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