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Although the Village registers solicitors, we do not endorse or support the company or product being solicited. If you have any questions, concerns or complaints regarding the business practices of a soliciting business please contact the  Better Business Bureau at (312) 832-0500 or the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General’s office at (800) 386-5438.

All persons seeking to solicit within our Village, other than religious or political organizations that are protected under the First Amendment, are required to apply for a Certificate of Registration with the Village. This does not include people who are exclusively distributing flyers.

Village Ordinance requires the individual to apply with the Village Clerk’s Office prior to doing any door-to-door business in the Village. The Village reviews the application and conducts a background check of each individual.

Upon approval, the applicant must return to the Village Clerk’s Office and obtain a Solicitor Identification Card. This card must be visibly displayed by each solicitor at all times while they are soliciting in the Village. Each identification card will have a photo of the solicitor, their name and permit expiration date.

SUSPICIOUS INDIVIDUALS WHO CANNOT PROVIDE PROOF OF SOLICITOR REGISTRATION SHOULD BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY BY CALLING 9-1-1.

It is unlawful for any person, whether registered with the Village or not, to engage in “soliciting” prior to 9:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or at any time on a Sunday or on a state or national holiday.

Residents may display a “NO SOLICITORS INVITED” sign upon or near the main entrance door of their residence as notice to any solicitor that the occupant does not wish to interact with the solicitor. “NO SOLICITORS INVITED” stickers are available at the Village Clerk’s Office. Residents may contact the Village Clerk at 847-357-4040 for further information.

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