E-Newsletter - October 2019
2019 Fall Leaf Collection Program
During the months of October and November, the Village offers residents a convenient way to dispose of their Fall leaves through the Public Works Department. The Village is divided into nine sections and each section receives four leaf collection dates. Please visit our website to find out the dates for your section and learn about the program regulations.
Residents who wish to dispose of their leaves outside of the collection dates provided will be able to dispose of them in dumpsters placed at two convenient locations from October 28 through December 6.
James P. Petri Public Works Facility
450 E Devon Avenue
Public Works Biesterfield Facility
1635 Biesterfield Road
If you have any questions, please visit our website or call the Public Works Department at (847) 734-8800, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Halloween House Decorating Contest
The Elk Grove Village Leo and Lions Clubs are hosting a Halloween House Decorating contest for residents in the month of October. Decorated houses will be judged in one of four categories: Outstanding Overall Halloween Theme, Outstanding Use of Multimedia, Outstanding Scariest Display, and Outstanding Child-Friendly Display. Judging will take place on Sunday, October 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
For questions or to enter the contest, please email your name, address, phone number and category entering to RaymondMjr@AOL.com. The deadline to enter is Tuesday, October 22.
Elk Grove Village Cares Receives Governor’s Hometown Award and is Finalist for Governor’s Cup
We are proud to announce that the Elk Grove Village Cares program has been awarded the 2019 Governor’s Hometown Award. The Governor’s Hometown Awards program gives formal recognition to those who contributed to a program that improves their community’s quality of life via projects that had strong volunteer support, met a need, and make a definitive impact.
The EGV Cares program embodies the spirits of the award as it brings a community together to not only offer treatment and path to recovery to those suffering from the disease of addiction, but also to provide support to their loved ones and to address the stigma of a disease that has turned into a national health crisis. Now, Elk Grove Village is one of the four finalists that has been selected to compete for the prestigious award, ‘The Governor’s Cup.”
To learn more, please visit our website.
Village Grant to Bolster Elk Grove High School Workforce Development Initiatives
On Monday, October 14, at the 7th annual “Made in Elk Grove” Manufacturing & Technology Expo, Mayor Johnson provided a $100,000 grant to the District 214 Education Foundation to assist in the modernization and expansion of Elk Grove High School’s Fabrication Lab that allows students the opportunity to learn advance manufacturing skills on the precision machinery used in today’s manufacturing sector.
The funds will help the high school expand its footprint of the lab, purchase modern equipment and provide even more students the opportunity as the program expands.
To read more about the ways this grant will strengthen the local workforce through education, please visit our website.
Elk Grove Village Launches Smart City Push, Seeks 5G Capability to Serve Manufacturing and Technology Parks by 2021
Village officials announced on Monday, October 14 at the 7th annual “Made in Elk Grove” Manufacturing and Technology Expo that we are launching a smart city push to become one of the first municipalities in the region, and the first in the O’Hare business corridor, to establish a 5G wireless technology network. This initiative will provide local manufacturing and high-tech companies with next generation information technology infrastructure to provide both faster wireless connectivity and additional capacity, support emergent technologies, fuel job creation, and drive innovation.
To learn more about this initiative to bring next-generation technology to our community, please visit our website.