Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The village is expanding the grant to consider proposals from nonprofit agencies serving the village’s youth or seniors.
Wilmette is expanding the Youth Services Grant Program to consider proposals from nonprofit agencies serving the village’s senior citizens as well a youth, according to a press release. The grant supports local organizations focused on meeting the social, emotional or safety needs of youth or seniors in Wilmette through both support and prevention programs. The applications deadline is May 10. While the program’s scope is expanding to include seniors, the money budgeted for the program will remain the same at $20,000; each grant winner could receive a maximum of $3,000, Chicago Tribune reported. The village has not yet received applications from senior groups but has reached out to them and groups such as the North Shore Senior Center…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed to freeze state income taxes shared with local municipalities to generate an additional $68 million for the state budget.
Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed Illinois strengthen its troubled finances by freezing state income taxes shared with local municipalities at 2012 levels, a move that could cause Wilmette to lose between $143,500 and $311,500 in revenue and raise taxes between 2.5 and 3 percent, Chicago Tribune reports. The state calculations show the impact to local budgets would be $5.30 per resident, while the Illinois Municipal League estimates the impact would be $11.50 per resident, Chicago Tribune reports. For the full story, visit: www.ChicagoTribune.com Here's a look at how Quinn's proposal would impact other North Shore communities. Town Population Based on 2010 Census Impact Based on State Calculation of $5.30/ Resident Impact Based on IML …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Were you satisfied with the village's services? Or do you think there's room for improvement?
Tuesday was dubbed as the "biggest blizzard since 2011." Some 1,200 flights were canceled at O'Hare and Midway airports and yesterday's rush hour was anything but delightful. O'Hare airport saw about 9 inches of snow on Tuesday. The Village of Wilmette was prepared for the blizzard, and snow trucks hit the road to clear the way. But what were your impressions? How would you rate the city's snow removal? Post a comment below or share a story (maybe your neighbor didn't move his car!). To vote or comment you must be signed in.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Work starts Monday, Feb. 25, and is expected to last until the end of May.
Part of Isabella Street will be shut down for construction beginning Monday, Feb. 25, for approximately one week. The City of Evanston and the Village of Wilmette are working together to give the street a major makeover, with construction expected to last through the end of May, according to a press release. The project will take place on Isabella Street between Highland Avenue and Ewing Avenue/ 14th Street and will include the installation of a relief sewer, concrete repairs to curbs, roadway base repair, asphalt resurfacing and selected sidewalk and driveway apron replacements. There will be no direct charge for abutting property owners for the repair work. Street Closures and Parking Prohibitions Two blocks will be closed at a time …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The deadline to apply for a three through the Village Cooperative Tree Planting program for spring 2013 is March 29.
Friday, February 15
Wilmette residents can now apply for a tree through the Village Cooperative Tree Planting program for the spring of 2013, according to the village website. If there was an ash tree removed from the parkway adjacent to your home, apply via this link. If any other type of tree was removed from the parkway adjacent to your home, apply via this link. The deadline to apply is March 29, supplies are limited. All public planting locations and species must be approved by the Forestry Division. Wilmette residents with questions regarding tree planting in the parkway and locations for planting new trees in the parkway should contact the Forest Division at 847-853-7585 or www.Wilmette.com For more information about supplemental planting in the …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Village offices will also be closed on Christmas.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Information provided by the Village of Wilmette: Due to the observance of the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays, refuse and recycling collection services will be delayed by one day for residents with collection on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: Note: Refuse and recycling will be collected on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, so residents with Monday collections will not be affected by the delay. Village Offices will also be closed on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1 in observence of the Holidays.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The proposed development would have five stories of luxury apartments and several thousand square feet of commercial space.
Monday, December 17, 2012
A Chicago real estate developer has agreed to tentative terms to buy a Green Bay Road property from the Village of Wilmette for $4 million, with plans to build a new six-story mixed-use development, village officials announced Tuesday. At Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting, Wilmette Village President Christopher Canning said that the Village had reached a tentative agreement with Chicago real-estate developer Lexington Homes, LLC, on terms surrounding the sale of 611 Green Bay Rd. Canning said Lexington’s current proposal include plans for five stories of luxury apartments above more than 7,000 square feet of “highly desirable commercial space”. “This project is an exact fit with the Village Center Master Plan that our residents helped …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Depending on your collection day, you should get your leaf piles out to the curb between today and Friday.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Get those leaves out to the curb quickly, because the Village of Wilmette won't be taking them away much longer. Today, tomorrow and Friday mark the last three days that the village will be providing leaf collection services. Since Oct. 15, residents who live on residential side streets have been asked to rake leaves to the curb so the village could collect them. Residents on larger, arterial streets have been asked to place the leaf piles on the parkway behind the curb. Final leaf collection services will be divided up as follows: "In order to be collected, leaves must be in a loose condition, not in bags or containers," the village website says. For more information on the leaf collection program, visit the Village of Wilmette website.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
As of Tuesday evening, fast winds and tall waves had not caused harm, but the village is not out of the woods quite yet.
Warnings of fast winds and high waves may have given some Wilmette residents the expectation of awaking Tuesday to a town full of broken tree branches, scattered trash and other debris. Yet the village seems to have escaped the first day of the storm largely without damage. During the past day and a half, Illinois’ lakeside towns have been on alert, warned by the National Weather Service that harsh weather conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy had the potential to cause floods, 60 mph winds and 18 to 23 foot waves along Lake Michigan. The Village of Wilmette sent out a special weather alert Monday afternoon, advising residents to stay away from beaches and public parks by the waterfront. However, representatives from the Village of Wilmette…
Monday, October 29, 2012
The village warns of flooding, 18 to 23 foot waves and 60 mph winds. Lakeside parks will be closed beginning tonight and open on a limited basis Tuesday.
The following information was provided by the Village of Wilmette. The Village of Wilmette, along with the Wilmette Park District, wants to advise you of forecast severe weather conditions that will be impacting Wilmette, particularly along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The Wilmette Park District has determined that, due to forecasted high winds and damaging waves, Gillson and Langdon Parks/Beaches will be closed to the public starting at 7:00 p.m. tonight, Monday, October 29. The Parks will be opened on a limited basis Tuesday, October. 30, once weather conditions are assessed and the Park District determines that it is safe to do so. At such time as Gillson Park is re-opened, the lower portion of the Park will remain closed until the …