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E-Newsletter - December 2017

Post Date:12/26/2017 2:00 PM

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Beware of Freezing Pipes!

During this extremely cold weather, please be aware of the potential for water pipes to freeze. These few simple ideas can decrease the potential for frozen pipes, water damage and costly repairs. To prevent frozen pipes and reduce damage if pipes do freeze, follow these tips:

• Shut outside vents in crawl spaces. Many homes, especially the older ones, have water pipes that pass right next to outside vents which increases the risk of freezing.

• When the weather outside is extremely cold, open cabinet doors and closet doors where there are pipes. This allows the heat inside your home to get to the pipes and reduce the risk of freezing.

• In severe weather, allow a trickle of water to run from your faucets to maintain flow through pipes near exterior walls.

• Know where the “shut-off ” valves are in your home. Many fixtures (including toilets, sinks, and hot water heaters) have an individual shut-off valve.

• If a leak occurs, turn off the water at the main shut-off.

• If a pipe should freeze, use a hair dryer to help slowly thaw the pipe. Do not use torches or heat guns.

Following these tips should help ensure a good winter season for you and your pipes! 


 Holiday Tree Pickup

Christmas trees are collected curbside by Waste Management during the first two weeks of January. Please remember to remove all decorations and tree stands and do not place trees in plastic bags—trees in plastic bags will not be collected.  After the 2nd week in January, all trees will be taken as trash.


Enroll Now in the 2018 Citizens Police Academy!

The next Elk Grove Village Citizens Police Academy begins on February 7, 2018. Are you interested in: 

  • Touring the Police Facility
  • Touring Police/Fire Dispatch Center
  • Automobile Crash Investigations
  • DUI Enforcement
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Canine Unit
  • Job of a Patrol Officer
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Firearms Training
  • Juvenile Law
  • Ride-a-Long with the Police

If so, consider applying for Elk Grove Village's Citizens Police Academy!  The next Academy starts on February 7 and runs through March 28 on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  The Academy is open to anyone who lives or works in Elk Grove Village and is over the age of 18.

Space is limited to 24 accepted applicants on a first come first serve basis, so apply now!  All completed applications must be received by January 26th,  Applications can be emailed to or mailed/dropped off at the Police Department to the attention of Officer Dave Johnson. Click here to download an Application.

Accepted applicants will be notified during the last week of January.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Crime Prevention Unit at (847)-357-4152.


Holiday House Decorating Contest Entries & Winners

Entries are in for the Holiday House Decorating Contest, sponsored by the Elk Grove Lioness Club and Elk Grove Village.  See the list of entries below and check out some of the Village's Best Decorated houses for the holidays!

1893 Gibson Drive
1832 Maryland Drive
711 Schooner Lane
987 Grissom Trail
920 Cass Lane - Winner: “Winter Wonderland”
1112 Berkenshire Lane
33 Grange Rd
230 Brookhaven Dr
391 Walnut Lane - Winner: “Retro”
1028 Hartford Lane - Winner: “White Christmas”
395 Bianco Drive
111 Wildwood Road
11 Cosman - Winner: “A Classic Holiday”
173 Smethwick Lane - Winner: “Candyland”
755 Wellington Ave
757 Wellington Ave
Planning to check out all  the entries? Click this link for a suggested route on Google Maps:


Announcing the 2018 Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series Lineup

 The Village of Elk Grove and the Elk Grove Park District are pleased to announce our 2018 lineup for the 10th anniversary of the “Unity within the Community” Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series:

Wednesday, July 4 - Big & Rich
Tuesday, July 10 - Richard Marx
Tuesday, July 17 - “Two for Tuesday”: Sister Sledge & Village People
Tuesday, July 24 – “An Evening with Dionne”: Dionne Warwick
Tuesday, July 31 - Bret Michaels

Winter Snow and Ice Control

Public Works stands ready to respond to this winter's freeze in a timely and expeditious manner. Our equipment has been prepared and salt supply has been secured. Residents and businesses play an important role in ensuring our streets are maintained in a clean and safe condition. We would like to thank everyone in advance for their cooperation, patience and understanding during the unpredictable winter season. To help achieve a successful snow removal season, please keep in mind these tips:

Parking Restrictions- When two or more inches of snow have fallen or are predicated to fall, do not park on any public street.

Be Considerate of Pedestrians and Seniors- Residents and businesses are asked to shovel their sidewalks, clearing a path for pedestrians.

Plowed-In Driveway Aprons- Snow removal equipment is designed to push snow to the parkway and unfortunately, pushing snow onto driveway aprons is unavoidable.

Do Not Push Snow Into Streets- Driveways and sidewalks should be cleared by placing the snow on your property or adjacent parkway.

Drive Cautiously- Whenever practical, please stay off the roads during a heavy snowfall. If you must travel, drive slowly and cautiously. Please yield to snow removal equipment.

For more information on snow removal activities and roads which are maintained by Cook County or the State of Illinois, please visit the Village website.


Holiday Lights Recycling

The Village is accepting unused and non-working holiday string lights and extension cords as part of the SWANCC Holiday Lights Recycling Program. SWANCC and participating communities have partnered with Elgin Recycling INC. to recycle the lights and cords.

Community Development Counter
Village Hall, 901 Wellington Ave.
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Residents can drop off holiday lights and extension cords now thru March 31, 2017. The Village cannot accept garland, live greens, wreaths, or other non-recyclable materials. Call 847-357-4220 for more information.



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