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SPOTLIGHT - LOCAL HAPPENINGS
NEIGHBORHOOD ALERT ISSUED BY POLICE DEPARTMENT: In light of the recent residential burglaries in Burr Ridge, the Burr Ridge Police have issued a Neighborhood Alert. Click here to read full alert.
UPDATE: The Burr Ridge Police have apprehended one suspect, and there is still one on the loose. The "soft lockdown" was lifted at 2:30 p.m., and all is well. Please continue to be vigilant using your home alarms, and if you see or hear anything suspicious - including suspicious vehicles - call 911 and report it! Be alert! Be safe. Link to press release regarding apprehended suspect, click here.
FILING DEADLINE FOR THREE BURR RIDGE TRUSTEE SEATS IS DECEMBER 22, 2014
The election of Three Burr Ridge Trustees to serve four-year terms on the Board will be on the April 7, 2015 ballot. The filing period for candidacy petitions is between 8:00 a.m. on December 15, 2014, and 5:00 p.m. on December 22, 2014 at the Burr Ridge Village Hall, 7660 County Line Road, Burr Ridge, Illinois. Required material and information on the number of signatures required to place a candidate's name on the ballot are available from Village Clerk Karen Thomas.
REGISTERED TO VOTE? The Illinois State Board of Elections' online voter registration application can be found at: https://ova.elections.il.gov/. You may also register to vote at the Village Hall during the hours of 8:00 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday!
SCAM ALERT ISSUED BY POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Link to Federal Trade Commission: FTC
WATER CUSTOMER PORTAL NOW AVAILABLE: Access your water account online. The new water customer portal is now available. Residents and businesses can access their accounts, view account balances, history, water consumption, and pay online. Click E-Services and select AccessMyGov to enter the water customer portal or click the link below. Your secure PIN is located on the front of your water bill under your account number.
Still need to talk to someone about your water bill? Call the new dedicated line for Utility Billing Services: 630-850-4130. This number does not go through the switchboard. If you are transferred into a voice mail, please do leave a message with your phone number. Someone will get back to you as soon as they can!
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT - WATER - Click here to view a copy of the 2014 Consumer Confidence Report for the Village's water supply.
VILLAGE WATER METERS TO BE UPGRADED - The Village of Burr Ridge has recently begun efforts to upgrade all residential water meters in the system. Consumers with Badger water meters will have them replaced with the more accurate and reliable water meters at no cost to them. Residents whose water meters need replacing will be contacted by Public Works to arrange a time that this can be done. For more information on the water meter upgrades, click here. In some cases, there may be a difference between your inside water meter readings and the outside reading. This is called a "discrepancy". For a full explanation of why this occurs, and what it means, click here.
BURR RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT ISSUES SOLICITOR PERMITS - the Burr Ridge Police department will be continuing to issue Solicitor Permit ID cards along with the permits. Anyone wishing to solicit residents or businesses in the Village must first apply for a permit throught the Village Police Department. Permits are available online, just click "I Want to..." from the menu at left, then "Forms", and "Solicitors Permit and Village Ordinance". You may fill this out at home and bring it to the Police Department for a permit. Applicants must then pass rigorous background testing, including possible criminal history checks. All permits issued have been approved by the Chief of Police. Solicitors are NOT permitted to visit your home if you have a "No Solicitors" or "No Trespassing" sign posted on your property. "No Solicitors" stickers are available for purchase at the Village Hall or Police Department for $3.00.
NOTE: THE VILLAGE/POLICE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT SOLICIT DONATIONS FOR THE POLICE ASSOCIATION - The Burr Ridge Police Department does not solicit in person or over the phone. Solicitors may falsely identify themselves as employees of the Burr Ridge Police Department or the "Burr Ridge Police Association." Please do not hesitate to call the Burr Ridge Police Department to verify any information. If you desire to make a donation, please contact the organization directly. If you wish to donate to the Village of Burr Ridge, or a specific department, please contact the Village Hall or our website for more information. The Village has a 501(c) (3) donation program to accept donations.
THE BURR RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR VIEWING
Click here to view the entire report.
NEXT WEEK IS RED RIBBON WEEK! Next week is National Red Ribbon week, which points to the need to educate our community, children, and families of the harmful and deadly effects of drugs. For a full list of next week's events with the Burr Ridge Police Department and in the schools, click here. Read the history of Red Ribbon Week here!
TRICK OR TREAT! HALLOWEEN IS ALMOST HERE!!
CHICAGO BEARS FAN?
Did you know you can attend the Chicago Bears home games without the hassles of driving to Soldier Field, trying to park, and waiting in traffic when it's time to go home? You can, if you use the PACE Soldier Field Express!!! You can take the PACE bus from the McClintock/Lincolnshire Park 'n Ride lot behind County Line Square straight to Soldier Field - and back after the game! For more information and game/bus schedules, click here. It's SO easy!! (Game tickets are on your own!) GO BEARS!
THE COUNTY LINE ROAD BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS CONTINUES..... Lanes on either side of the bridge will be closed and subject to change as they progress. Please slow down through these areas, especially when merging traffic from I-55 is present. Give your fellow drivers a little leeway during this project. Be safe!!
Rendering of Burr Ridge Bridge at completion:
CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY: Start Date Postponed
The Burr Ridge Police Department is still accepting applications for the 17th Annual Citizens Police Academy. Class hours will be from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., every Thursday evening. For more information, contact Officers Angie Wilhelmi or Robert Wirth at 630-323-8181. You may also contact them by email: Awilhelmi@burr-ridge.gov; Rwirth@burr-ridge.gov. You may also click here to fill out a registration form and mail it in.
The original starting date of September 4th has been postponed until spring. Check back here for the new starting date.