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March 24, 2023

Upcoming Events View more on our Community Calendar.

Hibbard Road Closed between Willow and Elm, March 26 - April 2

Hibbard Road will be closed to traffic between Willow Road and Elm Street beginning Saturday, March 25 at 6 AM until Sunday, April 2, and detouring to Glendale Avenue. This closure is part of the Stormwater Improvements Project. Work will be focused on the installation of large concrete storm sewers and new sections of water main. Signs will be placed along the detour route directing both southbound and northbound traffic. Learn more.

Message from the Fire Chief: Hydrant Flow Testing Begins in Spring

The Fire Department will be conducting fire hydrant flow testing beginning this spring. This process is designed to measure the amount of water pressure in the Village’s fire hydrants. This process ensures that firefighters have access to properly functioning hydrants in the event of a fire. In order to allow the Fire Department to complete the testing as quickly as possible, please ensure that there is adequate street space around fire hydrants. 

Flow testing is typically conducted on weekdays during the day. During the test, water to homes and buildings may become temporarily discolored. This is normal part of the process, and any discoloration is safe and temporary.

While the Department attempts to complete testing for as many hydrants as possible during the spring, it typically becomes necessary to continue the process throughout the summer and into fall due to calls and other department obligations.

If you have any questions, please call the Fire Department at 847-501-6029.

Take the Green Bay Trail User Survey

What does the future of the Green Bay Trail look like in Winnetka? Please participate in a short survey to review initial planning and design concepts for the trail and share what you think it can look and feel like in the future. Please also share this survey with fellow Winnetkans and trail users.

Spring Tree Planting Request Deadline is April 10

Each year, the Village of Winnetka plants about 200 trees in parkway areas. The Village is currently taking requests from residents who would like a tree planted in front of their home in the spring. Trees up to 2 ½” trunk diameter size are planted at no cost to residents. Trees will be planted within the Village-owned parkway. For a listing and description of all tree species available from the Village, please call the Village Forester at 847-716-3289. 

The Winnetka Public Schools Podcast: Progressive Education for 100+ Years in Winnetka

The latest episode of the "Winnetka Voices" podcast from District 36 is about Winnetka's rich history of progressive education. In it, Superintendent Kelly Tess speaks to School Board President Emily Rose, Crow Island Kindergarten teacher Melissa Brody (who are both alumni of The Winnetka Public Schools), and Tom Flemma, Head of School at North Shore Country Day, a private school in Winnetka. Listen here

Crow Island Traffic Study this Spring

A traffic study will be conducted on and around Crow Island Elementary School’s campus during the first week of April in order to determine the most efficient traffic flow while construction work is underway next year, impacting the area. The traffic study will utilize cameras on poles set up at these Crow Island-area locations (between Glendale and Locust; and Mt. Pleasant and Cherry Streets) during the first week of April. Further information on recommended traffic pattern changes, possible road closures, and other relevant information will be shared with residents prior to the launch of the construction projects.

Winnetka Music Festival: Headliners Announced and Tickets On Sale Now

The Winnetka Music Festival will return to downtown Winnetka on June 16 & 17, 2023. The Wallflowers and Michael Franti & Spearhead are among the artists performing, and tickets are currently on sale. Visit their website for more information.

Stormwater Management Construction Update

The Village is providing regular updates regarding the Stormwater Management Project, which can be found here for the Duke Childs/Park District portion of the project and here for the work south of Willow Road along Hibbard.  
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