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The purpose of this site is to present matters of public interest related to the Village of Wilmette government and to provide a forum for discussion that is inclusive, social, and constructive. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note that this is a moderated online discussion site and not a public forum

. In general: keep your comments civil, on topic, and refrain from profanity, vulgarity, slurs, or purely personal attacks. User Conduct:

We will limit the content on this site—including in the comments section—to the topics we post about, and we reserve the right to control the topical scope of posts we make to the site. In general, the content posted here will be limited to matters related to the Village of Wilmette government. Things that do not relate to the business of the Village of Wilmette government, and which we reserve the right to delete, include the following:

1. Profane/Personal: Comments containing material that is profane, obscene, pornographic, or material of a purely insulting nature that is directed at a particular individual. The Village’s business relates to the public at large, and comments should reflect matters of public concern, not matters that are personal or private in nature.

2. Discriminatory: The Village is not in the business of discriminating on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation, and comments of such a nature will be removed.

3. Threats/Safety: We will remove threats to the safety of others, whether directed at an individual or to the public at large. Such threats include inciting imminent lawless action, fighting words, and true threats.

4. Political: The Village is not in the business of campaigning, politicking, or electioneering, and such content will be removed.

5. Commercial advertising: Solicitations or commercial advertisements (i.e., content that advertises a product or service) will be removed.

6. Illegality: Material promoting or providing instructional information about illegal activities will be removed.

7. Intellectual Property: Content that infringes the intellectual property rights of others (such as their patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, etc.) will be removed. Please contact the Village of Wilmette at [email protected] or 847-853-7502 with any questions or issues.

Help to spread holiday cheer and brighten the lives of children of all ages. The Wilmette Police Department is again par...
12/09/2023

Help to spread holiday cheer and brighten the lives of children of all ages. The Wilmette Police Department is again participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s annual Toys For Tots campaign. Collection boxes are located at the Police Department (open 24/7), Fire Stations, and Village Hall. Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy to help a child in need have a happy holiday season! https://loom.ly/9h4l5Sc

Housing Our Own is holding a raffle for a chance to win an all-electric BMW i4. Tickets are $100 each and proceeds benef...
12/08/2023

Housing Our Own is holding a raffle for a chance to win an all-electric BMW i4. Tickets are $100 each and proceeds benefit low-income Wilmette seniors and individuals with disabilities.

View the flyer: https://loom.ly/D2cHYQw
Rules and tickets: https://loom.ly/xSojG7s

LRS has begun the change-out of over 19,000 garbage, recycling, and organics/yard-waste carts throughout Wilmette. Learn...
12/07/2023

LRS has begun the change-out of over 19,000 garbage, recycling, and organics/yard-waste carts throughout Wilmette. Learn more here: https://conta.cc/3sWMBk1

With the holiday season approaching, the Wilmette Police Department and the US Postal Service are reminding residents to...
12/07/2023

With the holiday season approaching, the Wilmette Police Department and the US Postal Service are reminding residents to be aware of mail and package theft. Share these tips with family and friends.

Join Chabad of Wilmette for a Chanukah celebration on Sunday, Dec 10 at 11:30 am. The event will be at the Village Green...
12/05/2023

Join Chabad of Wilmette for a Chanukah celebration on Sunday, Dec 10 at 11:30 am. The event will be at the Village Green (1200 Wilmette Ave) and will include the lighting of the menorah and feature performances by the Wilmette Junior High School Choir. The celebration will also include the towering juggler, Judah Maccabee and Dreidelman, prizes and giveaways, and holiday donuts.

Garbage cart deliveries start TODAY, Monday, December 4, and continue through Friday, December 22. Residents do not need...
12/04/2023

Garbage cart deliveries start TODAY, Monday, December 4, and continue through Friday, December 22. Residents do not need to be home to receive their carts. Please be aware that garbage, recycling, and organics carts will be delivered based on cart size and type and may be delivered at different times or on different days.

Starting on Monday, December 11, the process of removing old carts will begin. Please leave old carts (including organics) out for removal once you receive your new LRS carts. Cart removals may not be completed on the same day as new carts are delivered.

Click here for more information on the new partnership with LRS: https://loom.ly/O-ZEHNk. Residents can also call 844-633-3577.

This coming week is the final week of leaf collection for the season. Remember to rake your loose leaves to the curb by ...
12/03/2023

This coming week is the final week of leaf collection for the season. Remember to rake your loose leaves to the curb by 7 a.m. on the first day of a two-day collection window. Click Here to view the collection map: https://loom.ly/TRKBa48

For questions about the Village’s leaf collection program, visit the website, https://loom.ly/v5rTX68 or contact Public Works at 847-853-7500.

How can you think local first this holiday season? Consider buying holiday gifts at local shops instead of the online gi...
12/02/2023

How can you think local first this holiday season? Consider buying holiday gifts at local shops instead of the online giants or giving gift cards to local restaurants or services. By supporting Wilmette businesses, you help to support those things you love about Wilmette. Check out the Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce for a listing of local businesses - https://loom.ly/1l2Gbf0,

You can also purchase the ‘Shop Wilmette Gift Card’, a digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to keep spending local. Purchase Shop Wilmette Gift Cards to use at one of our current, and growing, list of participating shops in town. https://loom.ly/vhBrl1A

Help to spread holiday cheer and brighten the lives of children of all ages. The Wilmette Police Department is again par...
12/02/2023

Help to spread holiday cheer and brighten the lives of children of all ages. The Wilmette Police Department is again participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s annual Toys For Tots campaign. Collection boxes are located at the Police Department (open 24/7), Fire Stations, and Village Hall. Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy to help a child in need have a happy holiday season!

Holiday Happenings in Wilmette - A Day of Family FunTOMORROW, Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Come out fo...
12/01/2023

Holiday Happenings in Wilmette - A Day of Family Fun
TOMORROW, Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Come out for a day of family-friendly holiday fun, shopping and dining promotions, visits with Santa, a giant snow globe, carolers, a scavenger hunt, and performances. The evening culminates with the annual tree lighting! More information: https://wilmetteonomics.com/holiday/

Game night traffic and parking issues have increased in the neighborhood adjacent to Northwestern. In an effort to abate...
11/30/2023

Game night traffic and parking issues have increased in the neighborhood adjacent to Northwestern. In an effort to abate congestion caused by parked vehicles on narrow streets, the Village will install temporary no parking signs that will be in effect starting December 1, 2023.

The temporary no parking restrictions will be the same as the parking restrictions implemented for football games. Questions? Ask the Dir. of Engineering & Public Works, at [email protected].

Wilmette Holiday Open House - A Sip & Shop EventTONIGHT! Thursday, November 30, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.Grab your friends and he...
11/30/2023

Wilmette Holiday Open House - A Sip & Shop Event
TONIGHT! Thursday, November 30, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Grab your friends and head out on the town as we kick off the holidays with the popular annual Sip and Shop event. Pop into your favorite shops and local businesses in Downtown Wilmette to see the debut of holiday gifts and winter merchandise. Enjoy refreshments and special promotions and make a night of it by dining at one of our many fantastic Wilmette restaurants. Wilmette Biz

There's a lot going on in Wilmette this Holiday Season. Check out our holiday event guide here: https://conta.cc/3uBgRRQ...
11/29/2023

There's a lot going on in Wilmette this Holiday Season. Check out our holiday event guide here: https://conta.cc/3uBgRRQ
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The Wilmette Historical Museum will be closed to the public this week for repairs; however, Museum staff is still availa...
11/28/2023

The Wilmette Historical Museum will be closed to the public this week for repairs; however, Museum staff is still available by phone and email. The Museum will reopen on Sunday, December 3 at 1:00 p.m. for its regular programming.

A public open house is scheduled for Nov 30, 6-7pm, at Village Hall to share the results of the Lake Avenue Bike and Ped...
11/28/2023

A public open house is scheduled for Nov 30, 6-7pm, at Village Hall to share the results of the Lake Avenue Bike and Pedestrian Improvements feasibility study. The proposed project, from Skokie Boulevard to West Park Drive, includes building a 10-foot-wide multi-use path along the Village parkway, separate from the roadway, ensuring a safe space for cyclists and pedestrians. Immediately following the Open House, the Village will hold the regular meeting of the Transportation Commission where the feasibility study will be further discussed. For questions, please contact Ron Milanesio, [email protected], 847-853-7628.

Come out for a day of family-friendly holiday fun, shopping, and dining on Sat, Dec 2, 10am - 6pm. Plaza del Lago kicks ...
11/26/2023

Come out for a day of family-friendly holiday fun, shopping, and dining on Sat, Dec 2, 10am - 6pm. Plaza del Lago kicks off the day with a Special Character breakfast at Convito featuring visits from your favorite Frozen characters: https://loom.ly/7oJiOqs

The day is full of local shopping and dining promotions, visits with Santa, a giant snow globe, carolers, a scavenger hunt, performances, and a showing of Elf at The Wilmette Theatre. Cap off the evening on the Village Green for free hot chocolate and the annual tree lighting at 5:00 p.m. https://loom.ly/RoIIDiQ

Get into the holiday spirit on Dec 3 as the Museum welcomes speaker and film expert Kelli Marshall, who will lead a lect...
11/25/2023

Get into the holiday spirit on Dec 3 as the Museum welcomes speaker and film expert Kelli Marshall, who will lead a lecture and conversation about three Christmas films that are set in Chicago including Home Alone (1990), While You Were Sleeping (1995), and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989). Register and learn more: https://loom.ly/-anLobI

Grab your friends and head out on the town as we kick off the holidays with the popular annual Sip and Shop event on Nov...
11/25/2023

Grab your friends and head out on the town as we kick off the holidays with the popular annual Sip and Shop event on Nov 30 from 5 to 8 pm. Pop into your favorite shops and local businesses in Downtown Wilmette to see the debut of holiday gifts and winter merchandise. Enjoy refreshments and special promotions and make a night of it by dining at one of our many fantastic Wilmette restaurants. https://loom.ly/RoIIDiQ

Tis the season! Mark your calendars for upcoming Wilmette holiday events! ❄️🛍️🎄☃️Go to www.wilmetteonomics.com/holiday f...
11/24/2023

Tis the season! Mark your calendars for upcoming Wilmette holiday events! ❄️🛍️🎄☃️

Go to www.wilmetteonomics.com/holiday for a full schedule of events including the Sip and Shop Event, Holiday Happenings, movie showings, and scavenger hunts.

Small Business Saturday is tomorrow, Saturday, November 25. Let small businesses in our community know how much you appr...
11/24/2023

Small Business Saturday is tomorrow, Saturday, November 25. Let small businesses in our community know how much you appreciate them – be sure to .

How can you think local first this holiday season? Consider buying holiday gifts at local shops instead of the online giants or giving gift cards to local restaurants or services. By supporting Wilmette businesses, you help to support those things you love about Wilmette. Check out the Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce for a list of local businesses: https://loom.ly/1l2Gbf0

You can also purchase the ‘Shop Wilmette Gift Card’, a digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to keep spending local. Purchase Shop Wilmette Gift Cards to use at one of our current, and growing, list of participating shops in town. Click Here to purchase a gift card: https://loom.ly/vhBrl1A

Happy Thanksgiving! Village Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Th...
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving! Village Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Households with refuse collection on Thursdays and Fridays will be delayed by one day; Thursday collection will be on Friday; Friday collection will be on Saturday.

Leaf season is at its peak, so you may see Public Works staff working on your street ahead of schedule. This does not me...
11/22/2023

Leaf season is at its peak, so you may see Public Works staff working on your street ahead of schedule. This does not mean that your leaves will not get picked up during one of your regularly scheduled days. Working ahead of schedule ensures that Public Works can fully service each zone. View the collection map: https://loom.ly/yiSkrDg

Leaf collection will continue through December 8, weather permitting. For questions about the Village’s leaf collection program contact Public Works at 847-853-7500 or [email protected].

The IEPA’s Electric Vehicle Rebate Program is open through Jan 31, 2024. IL residents who purchase a new or used all-ele...
11/22/2023

The IEPA’s Electric Vehicle Rebate Program is open through Jan 31, 2024. IL residents who purchase a new or used all-electric vehicle from an Illinois licensed dealer may be eligible for the Electric Vehicle Rebate. Learn more & find out how to apply: https://loom.ly/fAmHU00

The Village of Wilmette is now hiring a Development Planner. This position will manage commercial and mixed-used develop...
11/21/2023

The Village of Wilmette is now hiring a Development Planner. This position will manage commercial and mixed-used developments, support our strong local business community, and assist new businesses looking to open in Wilmette. The Village has 5 unique business districts, a vibrant downtown that is a premier dining destination, and two regional shopping centers undergoing significant revitalization. To join our team, click here to learn more and apply: https://loom.ly/fo2SBsM

Join in on this family-friendly scavenger hunt, Game of Gnomes, in downtown Wilmette, Nov 20 - Dec 24. Scout storefront ...
11/21/2023

Join in on this family-friendly scavenger hunt, Game of Gnomes, in downtown Wilmette, Nov 20 - Dec 24. Scout storefront windows for Gnome stickers, write the name of that business on the game card, and submit the completed card for a chance to win a Shop Wilmette gift card! A new winner will be picked each week in December. Find game cards at The Wild Child Toy Shop or here: https://loom.ly/RoIIDiQ

Seasonal yard waste and composting collection ends Nov 25. Residents may continue to collect yard waste or compost in th...
11/20/2023

Seasonal yard waste and composting collection ends Nov 25. Residents may continue to collect yard waste or compost in their bins over the winter, for eventual removal when the program begins again in April.

For residents who are interested in composting, the Village in partnership with our new refuse provider, LRS, is introducing a “winter gap” food scrap composting program. Residents can enroll by contacting LRS customer service or visiting the LRS Cart Portal: https://loom.ly/nYNTwzM

November is National Native American Heritage Month to acknowledge the perseverance of America’s first people and to pay...
11/19/2023

November is National Native American Heritage Month to acknowledge the perseverance of America’s first people and to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

The Wilmette Historical Museum's current exhibit Native Americans on the North Shore explores the history of Native American communities in the Wilmette area. On display are examples of finely crafted stone tools and ceramic objects, including the haunting “effigy head,” one of the oldest and most famous artifacts in the Museum’s collection. https://loom.ly/mFmlFRg

Use your Wilmette Public Library Card to get a Museum Adventure Pass: https://loom.ly/0PmWb5w. The pass admits 2 to the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston: https://loom.ly/HnMOuL0.

The Village of Wilmette is conducting a parking survey to understand how residents and visitors use downtown parking, an...
11/18/2023

The Village of Wilmette is conducting a parking survey to understand how residents and visitors use downtown parking, and what features you would like to see in the future. The last day to take the survey is November 22.

Survey: https://loom.ly/vqa-RWw

The Village provides annual leaf collection services, through the first week of December, weather permitting. Leaves mus...
11/18/2023

The Village provides annual leaf collection services, through the first week of December, weather permitting. Leaves must be in a loose condition, not in bags or containers. Only leaves may be placed in the leaf piles.

View the collection map: https://loom.ly/yiSkrDg

11/17/2023

The City of Highland Park joins more than thirty suburban cities and villages across the region in standing united behind the core shared value of the unequivocal condemnation of all acts of hate. The following joint message was issued this afternoon:

United Against Hate, Cities and Villages Collaborate to Protect Our Communities in Times of Strife

As suburban cities and villages across the region, we stand united behind a core shared value: the unequivocal condemnation of all acts of hate. During these times of strife, we are more committed than ever to safeguarding our communities. We strive to be inclusive and welcoming spaces for the residents, businesses, and students who call our communities home as well as any visitors, and strongly oppose hate-motivated hostility that only serves to sow division and fear.

Our vigilance has been heightened as the ongoing war in Israel and Gaza, as well as the accompanying violence, have impacted many of our residents. This has led to an unsettling surge in inflammatory, antisemitic and Islamophobic rhetoric and behavior on a global scale. The heavy burden of grief, anxiety, and isolation is one that many community members bear as they and their families confront the consequences of terrorism.

While no specific threats have been reported in our communities, we understand that our residents are concerned about the wide-spread increase in antisemitic and Islamophobic language, imagery, or behavior. Protecting public safety remains our highest priority, and in today’s interconnected world, it is a shared responsibility among regional, state and federal government partners.

Our collaboration transcends boundaries, fostering regional awareness and a coordinated response to the concerns of our residents -- whether local, national, or global. This regional alignment is possible through the continued multi-jurisdictional exchange of information, joint training initiatives, and shared public safety dispatch services. We are proud of the strong partnerships that link our communities.

We rely on the entire community to assist in promoting public safety. It is essential that community members – including residents, business owners and employees -- report suspicious behaviors, threats, or other activity to law enforcement by calling 911. The United States Department of Homeland Security encourages all Americans to familiarize themselves with recognizing and reporting suspicious behaviors by using the resources at dhs.gov/see-something-say-something.

The Village of Arlington Heights, City of Evanston Illinois Government, City of Highland Park, Illinois - Government, City of Highwood, Village of Bannockburn, Village of Carol Stream - Government, Village of Deerfield, Village of Flossmoor, Illinois, Village of Forest Park, Village of Forest View, Village of Glencoe, Illinois – Government, Village of Glenview, Village of Grayslake, IL, Village of Hampshire, Illinois, Village of Hainesville, Village of Hazel Crest, Village of Hoffman Estates Government, Village of La Grange, Village of La Grange Park, Village of Lake Bluff, Village of Lake in the Hills, Village of Lincolnshire - Government, Village of Lincolnwood, Village of Lindenhurst, IL, Village of North Barrington, Village of North Riverside - Government, Village of Northbrook, Illinois, Village of Northfield, Village of Palos Park, Village of Richton Park, Village of Skokie, Village of Vernon Hills - Government, Village of Wadsworth, The Village of Wheeling, and Village of Wilmette will continue to collaborate with federal and state law enforcement agencies and antiterrorism professionals. Together, we will continue to monitor intelligence and implement additional measures to protect the public’s safety in our communities.

Housing Our Own is holding a raffle for a chance to win an all-electric BMW i4. Tickets are $100 each and proceeds benef...
11/17/2023

Housing Our Own is holding a raffle for a chance to win an all-electric BMW i4. Tickets are $100 each and proceeds benefit low-income Wilmette seniors and individuals with disabilities.

View the flyer: https://loom.ly/D2cHYQw
Rules and tickets: https://loom.ly/xSojG7s

Request your LRS carts by tomorrow, November 17th at: https://loom.ly/ONAPR-g. Call 844-633-3577 for assistance.Resident...
11/16/2023

Request your LRS carts by tomorrow, November 17th at: https://loom.ly/ONAPR-g. Call 844-633-3577 for assistance.

Residents will receive their new garbage & recycling carts at the end of December as part of the Village’s new waste-hauling partnership with LRS.

Today is America Recycles Day! While recycling can be a great way to keep items out of the landfill, it is only benefici...
11/15/2023

Today is America Recycles Day! While recycling can be a great way to keep items out of the landfill, it is only beneficial if done correctly. Do you know what items are acceptable to put in your curbside recycling bin? Find out here: https://loom.ly/cAyqOX4

The Village Board meets today, Nov 14 at 7pm at Village Hall in Council Chambers. View the Agenda & Packet: https://loom...
11/14/2023

The Village Board meets today, Nov 14 at 7pm at Village Hall in Council Chambers. View the Agenda & Packet: https://loom.ly/7baaCMg. They will discuss the following items:

- Loyola Academy Lighting Proposal
- 2024 Budget Intro
- Native American Heritage Month Proclamation.

Five Days Left! Request your LRS carts by Nov 17 at: https://loom.ly/ONAPR-g. Call 844-633-3577 for assistance.Residents...
11/12/2023

Five Days Left! Request your LRS carts by Nov 17 at: https://loom.ly/ONAPR-g. Call 844-633-3577 for assistance.

Residents will receive their new garbage & recycling carts at the end of December as part of the Village’s new waste-hauling partnership with LRS.

Stay in the loop with the Wilmette Park District’s monthly Board Brief, featuring highlights from recent Board Meetings:...
11/12/2023

Stay in the loop with the Wilmette Park District’s monthly Board Brief, featuring highlights from recent Board Meetings: https://loom.ly/woQcarc

The Village of Wilmette is conducting a parking survey to understand how residents and visitors use downtown parking, an...
11/11/2023

The Village of Wilmette is conducting a parking survey to understand how residents and visitors use downtown parking, and what features you would like to see in the future. Survey responses are anonymous and confidential.

Survey: https://loom.ly/vqa-RWw

Thank you for your time and input to help make downtown Wilmette a convenient place to visit!

Village Hall will be closed to the public in observance of Veterans Day today, November 10. Offices will reopen on Monda...
11/10/2023

Village Hall will be closed to the public in observance of Veterans Day today, November 10. Offices will reopen on Monday, November 13 at 8:00 a.m. There will be no change in refuse collection.

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1200 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL
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Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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