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December 16, 2022

Upcoming Events View more on our Community Calendar.
A Message from the Chief of Police on Keeping Holiday Deliveries Secure
The holiday season means more home package deliveries, which increases the potential for theft. Home surveillance cameras, like video doorbells, can serve as a theft deterrent, but the best course of action is to limit the amount of time a package is left unattended at your home. If you are expecting a delivery, or receive notification a package has been delivered, try to make arrangements with a family member, neighbor, or friend to retrieve the item(s). The longer a package is left outside, the greater the possibility of theft.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Offers EV Rebates for Residents through January 31
Residents who purchase(d) an electric vehicle (EV) between November 1, 2022 and January 31, 2023 may apply for a $4,000 rebate through the IEPA Electric Vehicle Rebate Program. Rebates of $1,500 are also offered for buying an all-electric motorcycle. The rebate application must be postmarked within 90 days of the vehicle purchase date. Low-income rebate applicants will be prioritized. These rebates are the second round that the IEPA is processing, which were authorized by the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA). For more details or to sign up for the IEPA EV Listserv, go to the IEPA Electric Vehicle Rebate Program webpage.

Holiday Week Refuse Collection Schedules
During the weeks of December 26 and January 2: 

  • Monday collections will be Tuesday.
  • Tuesday collections will be Wednesday.
  • Thursday and Friday collections will be as usual.
Hibbard Road Closed between Willow and Elm, December 26 - January 8
Due to construction for the Stormwater Improvements Project, Hibbard Road will be closed to traffic between Willow Road and Elm Street beginning Monday, December 26, at 6 AM, until January 8, detouring traffic to Glendale Avenue. Pace Bus route 423 will also detour during this road closure.
Updated Smoke Alarm Law Effective January 1, 2023
The Updated Illinois Smoke Alarm Law, passed in 2017, addresses updates in smoke alarm technology, and requires that any new smoke alarm installed within a single or multi-family home have a 10-year sealed battery. Smoke alarms installed prior to January 1, 2023 may remain in place until they exceed 10 years from their date of manufacture or until they fail to respond to operability tests or malfunction. Exemptions to this law are homes built after 1988 that already have hardwired smoke alarms or homes with wireless integrated alarms that use WiFi or networking capabilities. Learn more on the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance's website.
Online Registration Open for Incoming Kindergarteners & New Students for the 2023-2024 School Year
Registration for incoming kindergarteners and students new to The Winnetka Public Schools in 2023-2024 is now open on the District's website. Children who will be five years-old on or before September 1, 2023 are eligible to enroll.
Friends of the Green Bay Trail: Winter Solstice Parade of Lights, December 21
Decorate yourself, family, dogs, strollers or wagons with lights and things that glow. No candles or open flames, please! Meet at Glencoe’s Shelton Park playground for a festive presentation. Stroll the Green Bay trail to sing songs and celebrate the arrival of longer days. Festivities will end at the Shelton Park fire pit to enjoy hot chocolate and refreshments. Severe weather will cancel the parade. More information and updates are here.
Stormwater Management Construction Update
The Village is providing regular updates regarding the Stormwater Management Project, which can be found here
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