Lincolnwood News

My First Marathon
22nd June 2017

Community Photo Contest

The Village of Lincolnwood is seeking photos to help visually capture residents’ love for and the unique character of the Village.

Photos will be accepted in the following categories:

  1. Historical: Depiction of life in the Village during its early years through 1990, focusing on buildings, events and historical people.
  2. People Portraits: Residents participating in Village sponsored events, organizations and classes.
  3. Community Life: Volunteering, street/nightlife, celebrations, arts and culture.

Photos must be submitted by July 1 – learn more here.


Independence Day Concert
20th June 2017

Fourth of July Concert

Lincolnwood’s Human Relations Commission invites all to a July 4 concert featuring the Lincolnwood Youth Strings Orchestra, Tuesday July 4 10:30 am-12 pm at the Proesel Park Shelter.

15th June 2017

Lincolnwood in Bloom

The Beautification Task Force will be holding the “Lincolnwood in Bloom Contest” to showcase property owners that landscape and beautify their homes and neighborhoods. The contest will run through September 15. Entries will be evaluated based upon creativity, design, composition, environmental sensitivity, and overall quality.

Entries Due September 15, 2017

1st Place: $75 Gift Certificate

2nd Place: $50 Gift Certificate

3rd Place: $25 Gift Certificate

Applications may be found here or can be picked up at the Public Works Department (7001 N. Lawndale Ave).

14th June 2017

June 15 Go Lincolnwood Pop-Up Walk

Go Lincolnwood Community Fitness Walk

We invite everyone (all ages & fitness levels) to join us for a 30-minute fitness walk Thursday, June 15 at 12:30 pm. Meet us at the parking lot behind #Lincolnwood Village Hall on Morse Ave. at 12:30 pm sharp (we’ll be wearing Go Lincolnwood stickers) and we’ll walk together to the Valley Line Trail and spend most of our time on the trail. No registration required. Learn more:

9th June 2017

Cook County Min. Wage and Sick Leave Opt-out

On June 6, 2017 the Village Board voted unanimously to adopt two Village Code amendments which will require employers within Lincolnwood to comply only with State and Federal laws regarding sick leave benefits and minimum wage laws and no other regulations; in effect opting-out of the Cook County regulations which were passed in October of 2016 and take effect on July 1. This means that employers in Lincolnwood will not be required to offer a minimum wage and/or sick time benefits in excess of what was already required by applicable State/Federal laws. Read more here.

4th June 2017

Proesel Park Path Resurfacing

Tomorrow, Monday, June 5th, Public Works will be resurfacing the highlighted path in Proesel Park.  The temporary closure is expected to last a few hours while the new surface is placed. Barricades will be removed when the new surface is ready for use.

Fitness Rally and Community Walk - June 4
3rd June 2017

Go Lincolnwood

This Sunday!

We invite everyone (all ages & fitness levels) to join us at the Proesel Park Picnic Shelter (6915 N. Kostner Ave.) for our GO LINCOLNWOOD Kickoff Rally and 30 minute Community Fitness Walk around Proesel park. While you’re there, you can pick up your free walking log and start logging your walking and other fitness activities to take part in the GO LINCOLNWOOD fitness challenge. The event is free and no registration required.

Learn more:

31st May 2017

Homicide Investigation

The Lincolnwood Police Department and the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide that occurred near the intersection of Touhy Avenue and Lincoln Avenue at 3:22 a.m. on 5/30/17.  The victim (Nelson, Grant; Wilmette, IL) is a 34 year old male who was stabbed.  He was transported to St. Francis Hospital and succumbed to his injuries several hours later at 7:55 a.m.

The Cook County States Attorney’s Office has reviewed the case thus far and approved one count of First Degree Murder.  The offender in this case is a female white juvenile (16 years of age) whose identity is being withheld due to her juvenile status.  The offense of First Degree Murder is an automatic transfer to adult court for juveniles accused of committing this crime.  The offender was transported this morning, 05/31/2017, to the Cook County Courthouse for a bond hearing; 5600 Old Orchard Road Skokie, Room #105 at 1:30 p.m.

Press Release

26th May 2017

Tuesday Waste & Recycling Collection

In light of the Memorial Day holiday, waste and recycling will be collected next Tuesday. Call Public Works with any questions at 847 675 0888.

22nd May 2017

Rolling Lane Closures

The Lincoln Avenue Median Reconstruction Project will require rolling lane closures for the inside northwest and southeast lanes on Lincoln Avenue. Crews will need the space of the interior lanes to safely complete segments of their work and to stage equipment. Construction has begun at Lincoln Avenue and Devon Avenue and will continue northwest to Kostner Avenue. The rolling closures will occur between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The improvements are expected to be completed by fall of this year