E-Newsletter - July 2018
Play, Picnic and Party!
Enjoy an action-packed day with FREE activities for the whole family at this special event co-hosted by the Village, Park District and Library! Visit the Village Green to eat a picnic lunch, explore-a-truck, and enjoy a giant slide, glitter tattoos and balloon animals.
Play, Picnic and Party!
Sunday, July 15, Noon - 5 p.m.
Village Green, Pavilion & Library
Discover exciting recreational activities on the Park Districts Pavilion Fields and enjoy a concert by Spoken Four at 3 p.m. Also don't forget to stop by the Library for an ice-cream social, activities, and a concert by the Meteors at 1 p.m. Visit the Village website for more information about the event.
Village Industrial Vacancy Rate Down To 2.64%!
Elk Grove’s industrial vacancy rate continues to fall! Colliers International recently released its 2018 second quarter industrial vacancy report for the O’Hare Industrial Market and the Village’s vacancy rate for the Business Park stood at just 2.64%, down from 2.87% last quarter. This is a new historic low!
A vacancy rate of 5% is considered essentially full, taking into account natural vacancies for businesses that are moving in and out of properties. Elk Grove Village has now sustained a vacancy rate below 5% for over two years.
Elk Grove Village Police Urge Residents to Take Simple, Common Sense Steps to Deter Property Crime
In response to a rash of nearly 30 car burglaries and three residential home burglaries that have occurred the past week, Elk Grove Police officials are reminding residents to always keep their cars and homes locked. All of the burglarized cars were unlocked at the time of the offense and might have been prevented if residents locked their car doors. The residential burglaries took place while the home owners were out of town.
The Police Department urges residents and visitors to take crime prevention measures such as those described in the “9 P.M. Routine” movement:
- Bring in packages and mail
- Remove valuables from vehicles
- Roll up windows and lock doors
- Close and lock garage doors
- Close and lock exterior doors and windows
- Turn on exterior lights
"Living in a safe community does not mean we are immune from property crimes," said Police Chief Chuck Walsh. "That's why we all need to take simple, common sense measures to keep our homes, our vehicles and our communities safe."
Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series
Elk Grove Village and Elk Grove Park District are hosting the 10th annual "Unity Within the Community" Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series! Every Tuesday for the month of July, we will be hosting various musical performers at The Village Green.
- Tuesday, July 17 at 7:30PM - “Two for Tuesday”: Sister Sledge & Village People featuring Victor Willis
- Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30PM – “An Evening with Dionne”: Dionne Warwick
- Tuesday, July 31 at 7:30PM - Bret Michaels
For the safety, comfort and convenience of attendees, please remember the use of tables, tarps, blankets or construction tape are not permitted at the concerts. The full concert line up and more information can be found on the Village website.
Lifesource Community Blood Drive
The Village has partnered with Lifesource to offer four community blood drives this year. There are many benefits to donating blood, not only the joy of being able to help save lives, but also for your personal well-being. Donating blood can increase your overall heart health, enhance the production of new blood cells, and is associated with a decreased for a risk of cancer.
Community Blood Drive
July 28, 2018, 8:00am-12:00pm
Village Hall, 901 Wellington Ave
To make an appointment in advance, please visit the Lifesource website. Drop-ins are also welcome!
Bike With The Mayor
Join Mayor Craig B. Johnson and Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove (FCEG) on a family-friendly bike ride around Elk Grove Village! The Mayor will lead cyclists of all ages on a 5 mile bike ride through the Village. The ride will start and end at the Elk Grove Historical Museum parking lot.
This is a FREE event. A helmet is required to participate.
Bike with the Mayor
July 28, 2018 at the Elk Grove Historical Museum
9a.m. to 10a.m.: Registration and Bike Safety Checks
10a.m. to 11a.m.: Bike with the Mayor
11a.m. to 12p.m.: Refreshments and games
Bike with the Mayor is organized by the Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove (FCEG) and the Elk Grove Park District, with assistance from the Elk Grove Village Police Department. Click here to register.
GOA Summer BBQ
The Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 3rd annual Summer BBQ. It will take place at Grove 27 in Busse Woods. This event is fine tuned to the tones of summer, accompanied with music, full BBQ, ice cream, beer, soda, water, games, and split-the-pot.
GOA Summer BBQ
Friday, August 10, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Grove 27 in Busse Woods
Bring a lawn chair and some sunglasses for a fun, relaxing afternoon in the sun. For more information about this event and to register in advance, click here.
Village Splash Pad Open Daily, 10 a.m. - Midnight
Did you know the Splash Pad, located on the Village Green (901 Wellington Ave) is up and running? Beat the Summer heat by cooling off in a family-fun environment. The Village Splash Pad is open daily from 10 a.m. to Midnight.
Elk Grove Farmers Market Open Saturdays, Now Through October!
The Elk Grove Farmers Market is open every Saturday, from June - October, rain or shine, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, jams, splices, sauces, pet treats, and much more. The Farmers Market is held in the parking lot at 901 Wellington Avenue, by the Clock Tower.