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Face Coverings in Wilmette

President Bielinski has signed an amended disaster declaration which effective Monday, April 20, 2020 requires the use of cloth face coverings for all persons patronizing an essential business, working in an essential business or riding public transportation in Wilmette. Coverings are not required outdoors or in a personal vehicle. To view the Amended Disaster Declaration, […]

SERVICE-BASED BUSINESS ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM – Wilmette Approves $156,000 to Help Small Service-Based Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis

The Wilmette Village Board unanimously approved a $156,000 economic relief package to support small service-based businesses which have been negatively impacted by the current public health crisis. The program will provide immediate financial support to various service-based businesses through a grant program. For program rules and applications, see here. To view the program press release, […]

Village President Bielinski Signs Amended Disaster Declaration

Village President Bielinski signed an Amended Disaster Declaration on April 7th, 2020. To view the amended declaration, see    This post was published on 4/8/2020.

Online Purchase of Yard Waste Stickers and Vehicle Stickers Now Available!

Yard waste stickers are available for immediate in-person purchase at the following local businesses: Chalet Nursery & Garden Shop, Millen Hardware, Jewel-Osco on Green Bay Rd and Jewel-Osco on Sheridan Rd. However, residents can now also purchase yard waste stickers online through the Wilmette 311 portal. Submit your request here. From the main service request […]

SALES TAX REBATE PROGRAM – Wilmette Approves $375,000 to Help Small Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis

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 […]

Village Launches Community Caretaker Program to Provide Extra Care to Vulnerable Population.

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 […]

Village Declares Local Emergency to Respond Quickly and Effectively to COVID-19 Crisis

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 Facility Closures

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 […]

Village Board Votes to Approve Stormwater Project Contracts and Optima Development

Thank you to the Village Trustees and community members who joined us for the Board meeting on Tuesday, March 10. The Village Board approved two major items at last night’s meeting: 1.) The Board unanimously approved (7-0) construction contracts for the first phase of the West Side Neighborhood Storage Project. The Board also approved final […]

Revised Optima Proposed Development Materials Now Available Online

Optima has submitted revised plans for its proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) at 1210 Central Ave., which reflect input from residents and the Village. A letter explaining the revisions, the revised plans and the revised traffic/parking study are available on the Village’s website. The Village Board reviewed the Plan Commission’s recommendation regarding Optima’s 1210 Central Ave. […]

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