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Vehicle Sticker Deadline

All vehicles registered in the State of Illinois with a Wilmette address must also be registered with the Village and display a current vehicle sticker. Vehicle stickers purchased after May 15 will be assessed a late fee equal to the original cost of the sticker (ex: a passenger vehicle sticker will cost $160). Vehicles not displaying […]

April 4 Consolidated Election – Official Results

On April 25, 2023, Cook County officially released the certified local election results for the April 4 Consolidated Election. The Village of Wilmette had three Village Board offices for Village Trustee (4-year term) on the ballot. The certified election results are as follows: Village Trustee (Vote for 3) Gerald “Gerry” Smith – 25.39% (2,751 votes) Stephen […]

Approved Leaf Blower Ordinance Updates

In an effort to combat noise and air pollution, the Village Board approved further restrictions on when gasoline-powered leaf blower can be operated at their April 25, 2023 meeting. Following recommendations outlined in the Regional Leaf Blower Working Group Report, the following key changes are in effect beginning January 1, 2024: Ban increased from 20 […]

French Market Open

The Wilmette French Market  opens Saturday, April 15. Stop by for fresh flowers and produce, artisan foods and music between 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., just east of the Wilmette Metra Station. The market will run through October. Click here to learn more.

Yard Waste and Compost Collection

Yard waste and compost collection starts Monday, April 3 and goes through the last full week in November; both are collected on the same day as your refuse and recycling. Yard waste materials must be placed in a biodegradable brown paper bag (32-gal. Maximum), in properly tied bundles, or in a yard waste toter with […]

Garrison Family to Retire and Close Depot Nuevo; Small Cheval to Fill Restaurant Vacancy

Rob and Ann Garrison, owners of Depot Nuevo and formerly of The Noodle Cafe, have announced their plans to retire, leading to the closure of the popular Wilmette restaurant at the end of August. With the Garrison’s retirement, the Village of Wilmette, owners of the Depot Building at 1139 Wilmette Avenue, intend to sell the […]

Private Tree Planting Incentive Program

As part of the Village Board’s approval of the Tree Preservation Ordinance, the Village is excited to announce the Private Tree Planting Incentive Program. This program is a cost-sharing initiative to increase tree canopy cover and species diversity in the Village, while improving our environment, contributing to our health and welfare, and enhancing the beauty […]

2023 Women’s History Month Recognition

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Village has created a listing of resources, events, and community programming. See below for more information on all the ways in which our community is celebrating women’s history! Additional resources, programming, and events will be added as they are announced! Women’s History Month Proclamation Click here to read […]

Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR)

  This past week, the Village began the installation of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR) along public roadways in the community. The first two ALPRs were installed on Village right-of-way at Lake & Lavergne and the 100 block of Green Bay Road at Isabella. A total of eight cameras are due to be installed in […]

2023 Black History Month Recognition – View Contest Submissions!

In celebration of Black History Month, the Village has gathered resources, local events, and community programming. See below for more information on all the ways in which our community is celebrating Black history and heritage. Village of Wilmette In commemorating Black History Month, the Village of Wilmette Human Relations Commission is sponsoring a 2023 poster, […]