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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 Board to Reconsider Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinances on Nov. 27

At the request of Village President Bob Bielinski, the Wilmette Board of Trustees will vote whether to “opt in” to the Cook County minimum wage and paid sick leave ordinances at its November 27, 2018, Village Board meeting. On November 6, 2018, in an election with strong voter turnout, Wilmette voters approved the Cook County […]

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 […]

Cook County Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Update

At its June 26, 2018 meeting, the Village Board voted as follows on the Cook County Ordinances: Minimum Wage – “Opted-in” to the minimum wage ordinance by a 5-2 vote with the following conditions: Delayed effective date of the Cook County Ordinance – effective date in Wilmette on October 1, 2018 The “Opt-in” would sunset […]

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