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Fire Department Improves ‘Turnout’ Time through Inter-Departmental Collaboration

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.

Village of Wilmette Dedicates New Fire Engine with ‘Push-In’ Ceremony

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 […]

Curbside Food Scrap Composting Available April 1st

Beginning in April, residents with yard waste carts can compost food scraps along with their regular yard waste. There is no subscription needed, but you must have a yard waste cart to participate as food scraps are not permitted in paper yard waste bags. To request a yard waste cart, please contact Advanced Disposal at […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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