Lincolnwood News

28th April 2017

Madeline Grant Volunteer of the Year Recognition

Madeleine Grant, who served the Village of Lincolnwood as a member of several committees, Library Board President, and as its Mayor for nearly eight years, was a strong believer in volunteerism, as a source of strength to a community’s vibrancy. The Village of Lincolnwood is proud to present this award annually in her memory to a resident(s) who meet(s) the qualifications. The award for the Madeleine Grant Lincolnwood Volunteer of the Year will be presented at Village Board Meeting on June 6, 2017. Applications are due next Thursday, May 4. To learn more, view our press release and application.

27th April 2017

Arbor Day Celebration

Come support the Village tomorrow @ 1:45 PM in the parkway on the east side of Rutledge Hall as we celebrate Arbor Day with students.

27th April 2017

New Central Station Alarm Phone Numbers

The Village of Lincolnwood consolidated its Police and Fire dispatch services with the Village of Skokie on March 1, 2017. As part of the consolidation, residents with central station alarms will need to notify their providers with new emergency phone numbers. The following phone numbers are for central station companies only, not the public.

Central Station Fire Alarms – (847) 673-2161
Central Station Burglar Alarms – (847) 568-4641

Lincolnwood residents experiencing an emergency should continue to call 911. For non-emergency phone calls, residents can contact:

Police – (847) 673-2167
Fire – (847) 673-1545

To learn more about the consolidation, additional information can be found on the Village’s website at

24th April 2017

Flood Mitigation Grant

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development’s Residential Resilience Program is offering grants of up to $25,000 for one-time residential construction to repair flood damage and minimize the risk of floods in the future. Cook County residents interested in applying for the grant must meet the following qualifications:

1. Owner occupied, single family home (1-4 units)
2. Owned home prior to April 2013
3. Meet household income requirements (Low-Moderate Income for Cook County)
4. Can provide proof that the home was flooded between April and May 2013 through insurance claims, photographs, etc.

Applications must be submitted by the end of April. For more information, visit

Best Friends Walk
24th April 2017

Best Friends Walk Rescheduled

Due to the rain forecasted for this Sunday, Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation has made the decision to reschedule Sunday morning’s “Best Friends Walk” community dog walk for a future date.

Although we are very disappointed that the weather is not cooperating with our event, we are committed to incorporating a community dog walk into our new GO LINCOLNWOOD fitness program this summer. To learn more about GO LINCOLNWOOD, please visit The new date and time for the walk will also be announced on our website,, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Nextdoor.

We look forward to walking with you and your pup in warmer, dryer weather.

21st April 2017

Distracted Driving Awareness Week Begins Monday

The Lincolnwood Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police for the Inaugural 2017 Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week. Unfortunately, traffic fatalities are on the rise in Illinois and safety experts are indicating that this is in large part due to distracted driving. In an effort to address this problem, officers will be encouraged to conduct proactive enforcement of this issue on the Lincolnwood roadways beginning April 24, 2017 through April 28, 2017. To learn more on how to manage driver distractions, view our tips here.

11th April 2017

Update Regarding April 10, 2017 North Shore Channel Incident

At approximately 7:30 am on the morning of April 10, an adult male member of the Northwestern University Rowing Crew fell out of a boat and into the North Shore Channel. At approximately 7:30 pm on April 10, public safety personnel recovered 19-year old Mohammed Ramzan of Northwestern University who tragically perished as a result of the incident. The Village expresses its condolences to the family and the Northwestern Community during this time of tragedy.

The recovery operation took 12 hours and included the coordination of multiple agencies and their public safety personnel who searched for Mr. Ramzan in the North Shore Channel. The Village of Lincolnwood is offering its social services to anyone who needs assistance during this trying time. Please contact the Police Department at (847) 673-2167 if you have any questions.

7th April 2017

Police Officer Recruitment Open

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners have initiated the testing process for new Police Officers.  The Village has 24 Police Officers along with other sworn positions including Sergeants, Lieutenants, the Deputy Chief, and Police Chief.  The Village will accept applications until May 2.  To apply or to learn more, please visit the recruitment website here.  The starting pay for the position is $59,765.11.

5th April 2017

Coffee with the Clergy

Lincolnwood’s Coffee with the Clergy event returns on April 25 at 7 PM in Village Hall’s Council Chambers. Come and join this series of interfaith conversations led by Rabbi Zvi Zimmerman and Reverend Patti Nakai. Refreshments will be served.

5th April 2017

Crime Prevention Alert

The Lincolnwood Police Department is advising residents that they are investigating recent Burglaries of Motor Vehicles that occurred this past weekend. Residents are advised that they can help prevent these types of crimes by never leaving personal items in their parked vehicles and to always keep their vehicles locked with the windows rolled up.  If you witness suspicious persons or activity during later evening hours please contact 9-1-1 immediately. For more information, please review the attached press release by clicking here.