With the State of Illinois moving into Phase 4 on Friday, June 26, 2020, the Village reopening will move to the second stage of our reopening plan effective June 29, 2020.

The second stage will include:

  • All employees and visitors will be required to wear masks when entering any Village owned building and observe social distancing whenever possible.
  • Public meetings and social events are limited to the lesser of 50 guests or 50% of overall room capacity.
  • Masks are required and social distancing is observed whenever possible.  This includes Board of Trustee meetings and all other public meetings.
  • All Departments of Village Hall will be open, including the second floor and basement.





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Major Functions of the Street Department

  • Street sweeping of all paved streets, state highways, intersections, median strips and Village owned parking lots.
  • Snow removal, ice control of all streets, including stop signs, traffic signals, railroad crossings, school crossings, hills and curves.  Our aim is to have bare pavement during winter months as much as possible after every snow/ice storm on all State Highways and secondary roads.
  • Removal of diseased or dead trees from Village parkways, coordinating the removal of diseased Elm trees from private property (by ordinance), tree spraying and tree stump removal.  Ongoing maintenance and tree trimming program in place at all times, by direction of the Village Forester.
  • Painting of guardrails, handrails and crosswalks, striping of school crosswalks, Village owned parking lots, painting of street light poles, and painting curbs yellow for no parking regulations.
  • Replacement of damaged sidewalks by uprooted trees and rising of sunken sidewalks by mud jacking.
  • Crack filling of State highways and Village improved streets.
  • General maintenance of all State highways (23 miles).
  • Repairing of light cables damaged by contractors excavating in public right-of-way.  Contractors do pay for this service.
  • Temporary stop sign installation at traffic signals when electrical power fails.
  • Weed cutting of Village parkway areas and vacant lots per the Office of Quality Control, and pesticide application on Village owned property and right-of-ways.
  • Repairing of damaged traffic control and street name signs, and installation of new upgraded signs - including our Neighborhood Watch Program.  Design, production and installation of special event signs and banners.
  • Repairing of parkways damaged due to snow plowing.
  • Handling of barricades for parades and block parties, and other special events, including free concerts and Fall on the Green.
  • Grading and general maintenance of all dedicated alleys.
  • Street repairs for Water/Sewer Divisions.
  • Permanent patching of smaller sections of improved streets, 160.1 miles of permanent streets.
  • Removal of pavement buckling from state highways and Village side streets.
  • Permanent repairs/resurfacing of improved streets as designated by the Director of Public Works.

2013 Alley Paving Progress Table 



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