Stop by Visionworks in the Lincolnwood Town Center and donate used eyeglasses or hearing aids as part of a program run by the Lincolnwood Lion’s Club. For more information, contact the Village Manager’s Office at (847) 745-4716.
Lincolnwood’s 2017 National Citizen Survey hit mailboxes last week. If you were one of the selected few, please complete and return the survey as soon as your are able. Responses to the survey help guide Village decisions on resident services. Any questions about the survey can be directed to Charles Meyer at (847) 745-4715.
In response to yesterday’s Armed Robbery, Mayor Bass has written a letter to Lincolnwood residents. The letter is available for viewing here.
On October 8, 2017, an armed robbery occurred in Lincolnwood in the 6600 block of North Drake Avenue. Officers continue to increase patrols in the area, but have no information that would suggest any further danger to neighboring residents at this time. To continue reading about the incident click here for the updated press release.
Construction on the Touhy Avenue Overpass begins next Monday. Contractors will begin this long-anticipated project with staging, traffic protection and some tree clearing. The clearing work will include the removal of brush and trees that will conflict with the bridge. Homer Tree Service anticipates beginning this work at the end of next week or the beginning of the following. To accommodate users of the path, the general contractor, Areatha Construction will be providing a flagger on the path to safely escort pedestrians and cyclists through the work zone. It is anticipated that this work will take five days to complete. Learn more on our Infrastructure Map.
The Police Department would like to remind residents that they should take pre-emptive measures to keep their vehicles safe including:
- Whenever leaving your vehicle parked outside, make sure that you keep the vehicle locked.
- Do not keep any valuable items in the vehicle (especially in plain sight to anyone who walks by the car). These are just free things for a potential thief to steal.
- Do not keep FOBs in the vehicle that will allow criminals to steal the vehicle.
- Do not leave the vehicle running and unattended, even if it is just for a couple of minutes.
- Leave porch lights and other exterior lights on to deter criminal activity.
If you see suspicious activity, please contact 9-1-1 immediately. To learn more about these tips, please contact Randy Rathmell, Police Lieutenant, at (847) 673-2167.
Water Fountains at Columbia Park, O’Brien Park, Kildare Park, and Rossi Park have been returned to service after testing indicated that lead levels were within the allowable guidelines as set forth by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). To learn more, read the press release here.
Village of Lincolnwood staff and the Mayor helped celebrate local catering business Food For Thought’s new partnership with Leanbox and building expansion at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony. The new partnership will bring Boston-based Leanbox to Lincolnwood as its new home for Midwest distribution. Leanbox specializes in providing fresh food and snack kiosks to the workplace.