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Memorial Day Unity March, Register Your Organization for Participation!

As part of the sesquicentennial celebration, the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee is observing Memorial Day (May 30, 2022) by conducting a special unity march and ceremony to honor the 110 Wilmette men and women who died while serving their country in time of war. The Committee is urging representatives of all of Wilmette’s civic, service, governmental, […]

Wilmette French Market Opens Saturday, April 16!

The Wilmette French Market is opening this weekend on Saturday, April 16. The market will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., just east of the Wilmette Metra Station. The market will run through October.  Click here for more information!   This post was published 4/13/22.

Yard Waste Collection Begins Monday, April 4

Yard waste collection begins Monday April 4, yard waste will be collected on the same day as your trash and recycling. Yard waste stickers are available for purchase online (choose “Yard Waste Sticker Request” from the list of options) or submit a request to Public Works by phone (847-853-7500) or email. Additional stickers can be […]

Economic Development Updates

Economic development has been a major focus of the Village Board over the past several years and attracting quality business partners has been part of the Village’s strategy to fill vacant sites with new and exciting businesses. Over the past several months there have been several major developments and below is an update on these […]

Registration for the Community Solar Clearinghouse Solution Program (CS² Program) Now Available for Residents!

Following the Village Board’s endorsement of the Community Solar Clearinghouse Solution Program (CS² Program) at their December 14, 2021 meeting, residents can now start to enroll their residential and small commercial energy accounts into the Community Solar program! Click here to view applicable agenda materials from the 12/14/21 Village Board packet. Residents can expect to […]

Ready Set Wilmette Comprehensive Plan: Help Plan For Our Future, Today!

The Village’s Comprehensive Plan is officially underway! Informed by extensive community input and a seasonal setlist of themes and events, the plan will provide a future vision and framework to achieve our community goals and priorities. What should be improved? Where do opportunities exist? What future forces must we consider? Visit the website: to […]

Illinois Enters Phase 5: Illinois Restored

Today, Illinois moves to a full reopening, also known as Phase 5, the final phase of the Restore Illinois COVID-19 plan. The state will eliminate all capacity limits on businesses, large-scale events, conventions, amusement parks, and all other venues. Mask requirements for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals continue to align with CDC guidelines. Learn more. Here […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]