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E-Newsletter - January 2019

Post Date:01/17/2019 2:00 PM

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Elk Grove Village Year In Review

2018 was an exciting and excellent year for the Village. Here are some of the Village's accomplishments from last year:


Coffee With The Mayor And Board

Do you have thoughts or concerns you want to share with the Mayor & Village Board?  Residents are invited to meet with the Mayor and Village Board and talk over a cup of coffee on Saturday, February 2nd at Village Hall. 

Saturday, February 2 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Village Hall, 901 Wellington Ave

We Are Hiring: Environmental Health Intern

The Village is hiring an Environmental Health Intern to assist the Community Development Environmental Health Services Division during the summer of 2019. This is a full-time paid internship for the summer, and responsibilities include: property maintenance, health and sanitation inspections, preparing reports and correspondence, working with Environmental Health Inspectors; and various other duties.

For more information and details on how to apply for the position, please visit the Village website.


The U.S. Census Bureau Is Hiring Field Representatives

Are you looking for a new job? Earn anywhere from $15.80 - $20.54 per hour working as a field representative for the U.S. Bureau. Some requirements are listed below:

  • Must complete an assessment and mock and structured job interview
  • Must have 6 months of general experience and/or education
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must have an insured and working automobile
  • Must pass a security background check

For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau website.


Carnival of Exceptional Character

The Community Character Coalition of Elk Grove (CCC) is holding its third annual Carnival of Exceptional Character on February 23, 2019. This popular event is free to attend and includes free food, free games & prizes, and fun for the whole family!  As families travel through booths with carnival-style games and activities, they will learn about the wonderful community service groups that help make Elk Grove Village an exceptional community with exceptional character!

Carnival Of Exceptional Character
Saturday February 23, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Elk Grove Park District Pavilion
, 1000 Wellington Avenue

Free games and prizes include: Ring Toss, Bozo Buckets, Bounce House, Strike-A-Light, Bocce Ball, Dog Tags and more! Free food will be served while supplies last.


Winter Farmers Market

The Elk Grove Winter Market is dedicated to bringing residents and visitors alike a wonderful Saturday market with a tempting variety of fresh indoor grown veggies, meats, eggs, pasta, breads, flavored nuts, sauces, dog treats, and much more.

Elk Grove Winter Market
Select Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jan 19; Feb 2 & 16; Mar 2 & 16; Apr 6 & 27
Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 1045 S. Arlington Heights Road

Find more information on Winter Market updates on the Elk Grove Farmers Market Facebook Page.


Think Green Elk Grove - Green Your Home

Find below several tips to "Green" your home. Most of these tips will save you money as well!

  • Turn off home office equipment when not in use.  Computers, fax machines, printers, and scanners use energy when they're on, so when you're taking a break over the weekend, give your energy use a break too!  
  • Unplug electronics before leaving for a vacation. Electronics plugged in use “phantom energy” even while they are not in use, and the average home contains 40 products constantly drawing power. If you're going to be gone, unplug the items you won't need in standby mode--like your television, dvd player, phone chargers, laptops and coffee maker.
  • Install a smart thermostat.  Not only can you program your thermostat to automatically adjust the temperature according to your schedule (so you're not wasting too much heat on an empty house), smart thermostats can help you identify and address situations where your energy use isn’t as efficient as possible to save money on your home's energy use.  Check out instant rebates available from ComEd.
  • Practice energy-wise cooking. When you need multiple pans or are cooking a big meal, you can always rely on your oven and stovetop, but they can use a lot of energy!  If you're making something small, like a handful of tater tots, you might consider using a smaller, less energy-intensive appliance that you already own, like a toaster oven. 
  • Turn off lights when you're not in the room. Did you know lighting can account for nearly 15% - 30% of a typical residential utility bill? 
  • Limit indoor fireplace use to special occasions, or install glass fireplace doors.  While a fire may seem warm and cozy, it sends valuable heat from your home right out the chimney!


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