E-Newsletter - September 2019
Elk Grove Village Named 3rd Safest City to Live in Illinois
We are proud to announce that Elk Grove Village has been ranked as the 3rd safest city to live in Illinois through a study conducted by backgroundchecks.org. The Elk Grove Village Police Department, in partnership with our community, is committed to ensuring public safety through law enforcement, education and exceptional service, while performing with the highest level of integrity and assuring all individuals dignity and respect. The Village is proud to see this dedication and level of service directly reflected by this recent study.
Along with Elk Grove Village, the study named Warrenville, Deerfield, Burr Ridge, and Wood Dale as the top 5 safest cities to live in Illinois. To learn more about the study, please visit backgroundchecks.org.
Survey for Stormwater Ponding Problems- We need your input!
We have developed a survey for residents to gather information on stormwater issues to analyze the impacts on residential properties within the Village as part of on-going efforts to address stormwater impacts throughout our community.
Your input will assist the Village in understanding the location and nature of these issues. Even if you do not experience stormwater ponding on your property, your response will help develop a better understanding of stormwater issues in the community and it will be greatly appreciated.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by Monday, October 7, 2019.
Mikerphone Brewing Presents Donation to Community Character Coalition of Elk Grove
On Tuesday, September 10, Mike Pallen, owner of Mikerphone Brewing, presented a check for $18,500 to the Community Character Coalition (CCC) of Elk Grove at the Village Board Meeting. The check represented the proceeds from Mikerphone’s annual festival, “Smells Like a Beer Fest”, which was held back in April.
The Village is proud to partner with Mikerphone Brewing on this annual event, and is grateful for their continued support of the community.
To learn more about the donation, please visit our website.
Annual Fire Prevention Week Open House
The Elk Grove Village Fire Department is hosting its annual Fire Prevention Week Open House in October. The 2019 campaign theme chosen by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and Practice your Escape!” The goal for this open house is to educate Village residents about the importance of having a home fire escape plan to reduce the likelihood of being trapped in a fire.
Saturday, October 12
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fire Station #7, 101 Biesterfield Road
The activities that will take place during the open house include, learning about smoke detectors, sliding down the fire pole, meeting Sparky the fire dog, participating in kids firefighter challenge, and interacting with representatives from NICOR, Alexian Brothers Medical Center and Elk Grove Cert Team. There will also be fire engines, ambulances, police cars, and police K-9 unit for attendees to interact with.
For more details, please visit our website or call (847) 734-8027.
Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts for the Bahamas
Earlier this month, Hurricane Dorian dealt a devastating blow to two major islands in the Bahamas – Grand Bahama and Abaco. Over the past year, our community has developed a unique connection to the Bahamas through our sponsorship of the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl. The Village is keeping the Bahamian people, government leaders and all those participating in rescue and recovery efforts in our hearts as they contribute to confront the devastating effect of the hurricane.
We invite members of our community to share their support for the Bahamian people by contributing to disaster relief organization to fund recovery efforts. The Bahamas has set up an online resource center that’s providing updates on relief efforts as well as a list of trusted partners to whom donations can be provided.
We know the Bahamas will rebuild and our thoughts and prayers are focused on squarely on the safety of our partners and friends, who have been affected by the hurricane. Please visit their website, to learn more about ways which we can help them during this devastating time.
Elk Grove Village Cares Earns Major Federal Grant
The Elk Grove Village Police Department is proud to announce that Elk Grove Village Cares, a comprehensive, community-based initiative to take on the opioid epidemic, will serve as a regional resource to area community groups and municipalities in northwest suburban Cook County seeking to utilize opioid-reversing medication thanks to a $385,000 federal grant.
The grant, funded by the First Responders Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act and awarded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is renewable in the same amount for three additional years.
Elk Grove Village Cares will partner with the Kenneth Young Center and Live4Lali to provide Narcan-related training and resources to law enforcement organizations and community groups. Narcan, also known commercially as Naloxone, is a drug administered via a nasal spray or auto-injector, which can temporarily stop or reverse the effects of an opioid or heroin overdose. Narcan allows EMTs and police officers to take potentially life-saving action when they encounter an individual suffering an overdose. The grant will provide training for first responders and the public about how to administer Narcan and will also help equip first responders with the overdose reversing drug.
To learn more, please visit our website.