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The EPA is requiring the Village (and the rest of the U.S.) to find the status of the water going into
homes. Please notify the Village if it is a lead, copper, CPVC, pex, or plastic pipe going into your house.
If you do not know the status, our maintenance will need to go onto your property to find out. If you
know what is going into your home, please call, email, or text with the information and address. If you
need maintenance to find out, call, text or email maintenance to set up a time. Please let contact us by
March 24, 2023.
Thank you,
Village of Braceville

Maintenance contact:
Denise Klein
Cell: 815 671-8249
Email: [email protected]



We are excited and proud to welcome Mr. Jeremy Jenkins to our staff! He will be our new principal for the 2023-2024 School year! He comes to us with a wealth of experience including Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, Former Teacher, and Coach! He is enthusiastic and eager to step into his new role! This picture shows his beautiful family!

Photos from Braceville Elementary Parent School Club's post

Photos from Braceville Elementary Parent School Club's post

Photos from BBQ & Baker's post

Photos from BBQ & Baker's post

Photos from Grundy County Heroes & Helpers Inc.'s post

Photos from Grundy County Heroes & Helpers Inc.'s post


Our next Seniors ALIVE! is just one week away!

Make sure to register by tomorrow, March 1 to enjoy some fun with friends and delicious food!


Our March 2023 Mobile Food Pantry schedule is here! Please spread the word!


Melissa's Closet & Crystal's Jewelry Box is less than two weeks away!

Deadline to donate dresses to Whitmore Ace is March 1st!

Photos from The Forgotten Garden.'s post

Photos from The Forgotten Garden.'s post



Don't miss tomorrow night's Wee Winter Carnival!

Today is the last day to pre-register your 2 to 5 year old for our Wee Winter Carnival for only $6. Registration fee for the day of and at the door will be $8. Registration can be done in person or by phone at (815) 458-6129.


Thank you The Forgotten Garden. for filling the micro pantry in front of the Village Office!



Jump Start will be here Monday, February 13th from 9am-1pm in the nursing clinic to provide onsite developmental screenings for children 0-3 years old.

Jumpstart is a free, home visiting program through Easterseals Joliet Region. We work with expecting families and those that have children aged 0-3 in Will, Grundy, Kendall, Kankakee, Iroquois, and Ford counties. We provide developmental screenings and activities, parenting enrichment and support, and much more.

Link below for more about the Jumpstart Program.

These screenings are open to our clients and to the public.


As you all know we are still currently setting up our inventory, but we have some food on hand to help those who need it! If you or anyone you know is in need of food items please contact us on this page, email or phone number provided! We are available to set up appointments as soon as tomorrow. Privacy is no problem, we are just here to help! ❤️


Sweeties Dance is next Saturday!

Your 1st through 8th grader won’t want to miss this exciting evening where kids of all area schools can get together while the DJ cranks out the music.

There will be games, concessions, and SO MUCH FUN!

Admission is only $5, paid at the door.

For security purposes, parents must come into the building (Door C) to pick up their children.


Volunteers are needed for Meals on Wheels (Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association) to help serve and deliver nutritious meals to adults age 60 and above who are in need in our community.

· Two volunteers are needed to help pack pre-made meals Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Morris (even one day a week would be a huge help).

· Two volunteers are needed to help serve meals in Mazon (once a month from 10:30 am to 1 pm), two volunteers are needed for Minooka (once a month from 10:30 am to 3 pm), and two volunteers are needed for Coal City (twice a month from 10:30 am to 1 pm). Volunteers will be guided by a certified food safety associate.

· Two volunteers are needed to help guide clients to registration once a month on the first Monday from 8 am to 11 a.m.

No special training is needed, just a willingness to help adults over age 60 in our community. For more information or to sign up, please call Linda Reiter at 312-207-5290 or email .

Thank you! Please share widely.

We are a donation-based nonprofit. and all meals are approved by a licensed dietitian to meet federal guidelines for daily nutrition needs. No one is ever turned away if unable or unwilling to pay.

Elizabeth Bowman (she/her)

Outreach Coordinator - Kendall and Grundy Counties


The 2023 Grundy County Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications! High School Juniors and Seniors at Coal City, Gardner-South Wilmington, Minooka, and Morris High Schools or GAVC are eligible to apply to over 31 PAID internships for this summer. Visit for more information and to apply.

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 24.

Minooka Community High School District #111 Coal City High School Gardner-South Wilmington Township High School District 73 MCHS District #101 Grundy Area Vocational Center


Have you heard of Lunch Out & About?

We do the driving - You do the eating!

Each month, we drive our mini bus to a different destination for lunch.

Want to join us? We have space available on next week's trip to My Happy Cafe in Diamond!

Come into our main building or give us a call at (815) 458-6129 to register!

Photos from Braceville Elementary Parent School Club's post

Photos from Braceville Elementary Parent School Club's post


****UPDATE*** Water is back on. Residents of South Mitchell St. South of Route 53, there was a water main break and water was shut off to the street for repairs. The crew is working to fix this as soon as possible but there is no ETA at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Good Afternoon Residents of Braceville. Please read the following :
We are on a delayed schedule this week and next week. Monday 12/26 and Monday 1/2 are the celebrated holidays. Plan for the one day delay in curbside services. If you have a yard waste cart, you may use it for additional garbage until yard waste season begins April 1st, 2023.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Environmental Recycling & Disposal Service


With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, our Village office will be closed. Just a reminder for residents, garbage pick up will be Saturday this week. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Photos from GAVC Agriculture and FFA's post

Photos from GAVC Agriculture and FFA's post

Photos from GAVC Agriculture and FFA's post

Photos from GAVC Agriculture and FFA's post

Photos from GAVC Health Occupations's post

Photos from GAVC Health Occupations's post


Early Bird Breakfast


The Air force was visiting at lunch today. Our guidance department does a wonderful job of bringing in not only colleges but the armed forces as well for students to learn more about and ask questions. You can see the scheduled visits in our daily announcements.

Photos from GAVC Agriculture and FFA's post

Photos from GAVC Agriculture and FFA's post


300 S. Mitchell Street
Braceville, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 3pm
Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm





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Please spread the word! Chip was LOST on October 23, 2021 in Braceville, IL 60407 near Braceville, Illinois

Message from Owner: He is very much missed, please contact me if you find him! He’s a smart cat so he could be hiding under a porch or car because of the cold.

Description: Calico/tiger striped, mostly dark colors on his back, very chunky, 4 years old, he might come up to anyone who tries to call for him.

For more info or to contact Chip's owner, click here:

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Gather up your electronics! ♻️ The Village of Braceville is accepting monitors and TVs over the next few days. Get the details below.
Garage sale 105 N. Merrill St. October 16 and 17th 9 AM to 3 PM. Wide variety of items. Come take a look.
Cell phone found in Braceville. Found in the middle of N Mitchell st about 430 am today.
Is anyone else’s water not working currently?
Streator Farmers Market is in search of Vegatable, fruit, herb, sweet corn vendors. If interested please contact me at (815)510-0268. Streator's Farmers Market, every Saturday starting the first Saturday in June til the last Saturday of October. 8 A.M. Til 12 Noon.
The $454,000 will help with drainage issues throughout the Village of Braceville.
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