The Wilmette Village Board unanimously approved a $375,000 economic relief package to support small businesses in the Village which have been negatively impacted by the current public health crisis. The grant program will provide immediate financial support to restaurants, retail stores and other local merchants through a municipal sales tax rebate program. For program rules […]
SALES TAX REBATE PROGRAM – Wilmette Approves $375,000 to Help Small Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis
In an effort to provide extra support and assistance to our vulnerable and at-risk residents, including the elderly and residents with disabilities, the Village is launching a Community Caretaker program. Residents who are unable to leave their homes and need help with obtaining essential items such as groceries and medicine can submit a request through […]
The Village President today, March 17, 2020, signed a Declaration of Local Disaster Public Health Emergency. This is a procedural step under state law that will provide the Village the authority to respond more quickly and effectively to the rapidly evolving public health crisis associated with COVID-19. The local emergency declaration by Wilmette establishes the […]
Village Hall, the Public Works Facility, and the Historical Museum will be closed to in-person visits until further notice. The Village made this decision to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents, employees, and community based on guidance from the CDC, which recommends limiting in-person interactions to prevent exposure and spread of COVID-19. Though these […]
The Wilmette Fire Department can now respond even faster thanks to a Pre-Alert Notification from the Police Department. Wilmette is committed to exploring and implementing efficiency measures and leveraging technology to reduce the overall response time even more and improve public safety.
The Wilmette Fire Department officially dedicated its new Pierce Engine #27 on Saturday, May 18, 2019, with a ceremonial push-in and community celebration. Many residents, Village personnel and fire department retirees attended the family-friendly event. Attendees had the opportunity to view vintage fire trucks as well as receive free giveaways. Wilmette Fire Chief Ben Wozney […]
Village Tackles Pension Challenges; Identifies Long Term Strategy to Sustainability Fund its Pension Obligations
(April 10, 2019) –The Village of Wilmette Board of Trustees is committing to a long-term strategy to proactively address its public safety pension challenges in an innovative, manageable and sustainable way. At its April 9 meeting, the Village Board adopted the new policy that will implement an open 15-year rolling amortization schedule for its police […]
Community members are encouraged to attend a public open house on Tuesday, March 5 from 4 – 6 p.m. to learn more about the Locust Road Construction project . The open house will be held in the lobby of Wilmette Junior High School, 620 Locust Road. The project is scheduled to begin on March 11. Those traveling southbound should expect to be detoured throughout construction, which is scheduled to be completed in November.
A group of almost 50 employees from the Village of Wilmette and Wilmette Park District recently attended a professional seminar designed to increase disability awareness and build comfort and confidence when interacting with people who have a disability. Wilmette held the first training initiative a year ago and the Wilmette Fire Department followed by incorporating […]
The Village of Wilmette recently reviewed the numbers and found that 25 Village employees are veterans representing the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy. Veterans are employed in full- and part-time positions providing civilian service in the police, fire, water management, village administration, community development and engineering and public works departments. The wide range of […]