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Locust Road Construction Project Begins March 11; Open House March 5

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.

RainReady Wilmette Grant Opens to Wilmette Homeowners

Homeowners interested in making their yards eco-friendly can benefit from a new program, RainReady Wilmette, being offered by the Village. Click here for more information.

Downtown Streetscape Plan Open House on February 26

The Downtown Streetscape Plan is focused on improvements to Wilmette and Central Avenues within downtown, including the Village Green and Veteran’s Park.  For the past several months, the Village has been working closely with the design team to review public comments and prepare a Preliminary Streetscape Concept Plan. The Concept Plan will be shared with […]

Village and Park District Employees Trained to Better Serve People with Disabilities

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 […]

Family Travel Survey

Earn $50 for taking a detailed survey about your daily travel: how you get around, how much time you spend in transit, and the purpose of your trips. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is conducting this survey to better understand Chicago-area residents’ travel habits and needs. The results will help determine how to […]

Veterans Comprise 12% of Village Workforce: Bring Leadership, Team-building Skills

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 […]

New Permanent Electronics Recycling Site

A permanent drop-off site for electronics recycling is now open to Wilmette residents 24 hours each day at the Public Works Facility, 711 Laramie Avenue. There is a 20-yard dumpster (pictured) located in the south driveway in which residents can drop off items to be recycled. The back of the dumpster will remain open to […]

Village Achieves Top Credit Rating of Aaa from Moody’s

Moody’s Investors Service, a leading provider of credit ratings, has affirmed the Village of Wilmette’s Aaa bond rating, with a stable outlook. This rating is the highest rating available to a municipality and affirms Wilmette’s strong financial management, while also providing the Village with lower interest costs on debt, thereby reducing the property tax burden […]

Village Board Approves Solid Waste Contracts

The Village Board of Trustees voted to approve a three-year contract extension with current residential solid waste disposal provider Advanced Disposal. The extension is projected to save the Village more than $1.2 million over the next five years. Wilmette residents will experience no rate increases in four of the next five years as a result […]

Bike and Active Transportation Planning Process

The Village of Wilmette is developing a Bike and Active Transportation Plan, which will explore ways to improve walking and bicycling access to the Village’s transit stations, business districts, parks, and schools. This initiative will tie together previous Village initiatives with feedback from the community to propose a network of safe and accessible streets that connect cyclists […]

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