E-Newsletter - May 7, 2020 - Bulk Item Service Resumes and more
Census Digital Action Challenge!
Our nation has reached an important milestone--more than half of all households in the US have responded to the Census! That is nearly 80 million responses. The Village is inviting our community to join us in a 2020 Census Digital Action Challenge to help increase the response rate in our community and throughout the country!
The Digital Action Challenge is a chance to bolster the importance of being counted by encouraging families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to complete the Census by self-responding, especially among the hardest-to-count populations including senior citizens, young children, and immigrants.
Responding to the census has never been easier! You can self-respond online at My2020Census.gov, by phone at 844-330-2020, or by mail if your household received a paper questionnaire.
If you have completed the Census for your household already, please challenge your friends and family on social media to self-respond to the census and help ensure that Elk Grove Village gets a fair share in federal funding and fair representation for the next decade.
Waste Management Bulk Item Pickup Resumes May 11
Effective Monday May 11th, 2020, Waste Management will resume the collection of bulk items for Elk Grove Village residents. Bulk item collection is limited to one bulk item, or one cubic yard, whichever is larger. If you have a large amount of bulk material, due to the recent suspension of service, please place these items out over time.
Residents disposing of bulk items must notify Waste Management by phone at 1 (800) 796-9696 to request a bulk item pick-up and place all bulk items at the curbside for proper collection on their regular refuse collection day.
Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series Rescheduled to 2021
Elk Grove Village has rescheduled its annual Mid-Summer Concert Series due to the uncertainty and challenges associated with staging a major event attended by tens of thousands of music fans amid the global coronavirus pandemic. KC and the Sunshine Band, Bret Michaels and The Beach Boys were all slated to perform concerts at the Village Green. Additionally, musician Daughtry was to headline the Village’s 4th of July celebration. All four concerts will now take place in July 2021 (July 4 – Daughtry; July 13 –KC and the Sunshine Band; July 20 – Bret Michaels; and July 27 – The Beach Boys). The Village also announced the cancellation of this year’s 4th of July fireworks show
The decision to postpone the concert series and the fireworks display was based on concerns over the risk that large gatherings this summer could aid in the spread of the coronavirus. The artists supported the decision to postpone the shows and each act will return in 2021 at no additional cost to the Village. Read more on the Village website.
Busse Rd. Closure, Between Pratt Blvd. and Arthur Ave., Scheduled for May 11-24
On Monday, May 11, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in conjunction with the Chicago Junction Railway (CJR) will begin to repair the deteriorated at-grade railroad crossing on Busse Road south of Pratt Boulevard in Elk Grove Village. The closure will begin on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. and conclude on or before Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. as weather permits and will be fully closed to through traffic. Visit our website to view the traffic detour plan.
Shop Elk Grove to Support Local Businesses!
Elk Grove Village has launched a new website that provides residents the latest information about how local businesses are continuing to operate and serve customers during the coronavirus pandemic. The Shop Elk Grove website (shop.elkgrove.org) also encourages residents to shop local and support businesses that are still open, albeit with limited hours, operations or product offerings. The Village aims to provide a resource for residents so they can shop and access services safely and conveniently.
The site is searchable by business type and provides information about what accommodations are still available and how goods and services are being provided (online ordering, curbside pick-ups, etc.). Currently there are over 140 businesses listed on the site with more being added daily. The site also includes a “special offers” section where businesses can let potential customers know about deals and coupons that are available to those who visit the site.
Residential Parking Permit Required for Streets Near Busse Woods
Due to the continued closure of the Busse Woods Parking lots on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Village is putting into place weekend parking restrictions on streets near Busse Woods to prevent trail visitors from parking on Village streets. Residents living in this area will be able to print a temporary parking permit to park on the street. The permit is only valid in vehicles registered to an address in Elk Grove Village, and any unauthorized vehicles will be towed.
The Village will have extra police officers in the area to enforce restrictions and to help address safety issues for pedestrians. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes to our residents. If you have any questions about how to print the permit, please call our Police Information Center at 847-357-4100.