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Glenview Road Traffic Restriction: WESTBOUND ONLY starting 7/12/21 Between Skokie Blvd and Hibbard Rd

Glenview Road traffic will be restricted to westbound traffic only from Skokie Blvd to Hibbard Rd Starting Monday, July 12th, at 7 AM until Friday, September 3rd at 5 PM. Eastbound traffic on Glenview Road will follow a detour route directing motorists to use Hibbard Road, Wilmette Avenue and Skokie Boulevard. All traffic from Kilpatrick (north […]

Summer 2021 Edition of the Communicator is Now Available!

The 2021 Summer edition of the Village of Wilmette Communicator is now available online! Additionally, all addresses within Wilmette will receive a copy in the mail. Click here to view the 2021 Summer Communicator!   This post was published on 07/08/2021.

Intersection of Hunter Rd and Illinois Rd Detour – In Place Until 8/13/21

Starting June 14, the intersection of Hunter Rd & Illinois Rd will be closed and detour signs to direct all traffic to use Ridge Road will be posted. This closure is required to install a large storm water junction chamber in the intersection, a key component of the remaining work in Phase 1 of the Neighborhood […]

New Trier Blood Drives

New Trier High School has partnered with the Illinois Red Cross to host blood drives at the New Trier Northfield Campus.  New Trier has five additional dates this summer, and registration is open to all community members.  There is currently an area blood shortage, and we hope you consider participating by signing up here.  The […]

Updated Village Hall Hours & Services – Full Operations Resume June 14!

Beginning Monday, June 14, 2021, Village Hall will resume full operating hours, Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm, with the following safety guidelines in place: Masks are recommended but not required for vaccinated individuals. Masks are required for non-vaccinated individuals unless otherwise exempted by the Governor’s Executive Order. Social distancing is encouraged and spacing […]

2020 Water Quality Report Now Available!

Since 1998 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has required the Village’s Water Plant to conduct water quality tests and to inform residents of the test results. The Village has continually met or exceeded the USEPA standards. Click here to view the 2020 Water Quality Report, which details the water treatment process and explains […]

Updated Village-Wide Face Mask Policy

On May 13, the CDC announced that “fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.” On May 17, the Governor’s Executive Order was revised to reflect the updated CDC guidance. […]

Gasoline-Powered Leaf Blower Ban: Enforcement Starts May 15

Between May 15 and September 30, the Village of Wilmette prohibits the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers. (Wilmette Village Code, Ch. 16, Sec. 16-115) Based upon increasing concerns from the community regarding the adverse impacts of gas-powered leaf blowers, the Village of Wilmette has made it a priority to enforce the ban this summer. As […]

Additional Information on April 30 ComEd Substation Fire

On Friday (4/30/21) afternoon, there was a fire at the ComEd substation off 12th Street that caused widespread outages across the Village. The fire was caused as ComEd was working on equipment and one of the breakers attached to the transformer malfunctioned. This failure caused the transformer to overheat and eventually explode. There were small […]

Village Board Approves Residential Utility Bill Assistance Program

The Wilmette Village Board approved a $150,000 utility bill assistance program to provide one-time support for households that have experienced hardship due to the pandemic. For more information on eligibility guidelines and an application: Click Here for Program Rules. Click Here for a Program Application. Click Here to View the Relevant Agenda Item from the […]