- Crest Hill's First Winter Festival Lights Up City Hall
- Holiday Lights Contest 2016
- ComEd Performing Work along Route 53
- Operation Care Package Christmas Cards
- United Meters Letter Regarding Installation of New Remote Reading Water Meter
- Petition Packet Information-April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election
- Comed Routine Tree Trimming Notification
- MAYOR SOLIMAN REPORTS ON THE FINANCIAL HEALTH OF CREST HILL
- Will County Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Site in Lockport
- Residential Safety Tips
The City, on behalf of all staff and residents, would like to thank Canadian National Railway Company for funding the noise study on Division Street. With that assistance, the City is able to continue to improve the community for all its residents.
Crest Hill's First Winter Festival Lights Up City Hall
The weather could not have been better for a late November evening. Clear skies, no precipitation and 40 degrees made conditions near perfect for Crest Hill's Inaugural Winter Festival. As residents and visitors started strolling in, they were met by local businesses who were serving hot chocolate, popcorn, bbq meats, and many other goodies and giveaways. Others were lined up for a ride down Knapp Drive on a horse and hayrack while some stopped by to get a close look at real reindeer. Mayor Soliman kicked off the night by counting down and flipping the switch with three lucky students from Richland, Chaney-Monge, and Joliet Montessori schools. As the countdown reached its exciting pinnacle, the Mayor and his special guests flipped the seven foot tall custom light switch to see City Hall come alive with holiday lights. And so began the evening!
Chief Ed Clark put in an emergency phone call to the Mayor to let him know a very important individual had stopped by. Sure enough, it was Santa Claus escorted by the Chief of Police in his SUV, blue and red lights flashing to give the man of the hour a red carpet entrance. Nearly 200 kids endured the wait in line to sit on Santa's lap and pronounce their wishes for Christmas morning. The night pushed forward with the joy of the season as the band Acoustic Avenue engaged the crowd in holiday songs. These were the sights and sounds of the very first Crest Hill Winter Festival. Stay tuned for next year...
Holiday Lights Contest 2016
It's that time of year again! Get out your string of lights, life size plastic reindeer, giant Santa's, jolly snowmen and inflatable elves to put the Griswold's home to shame. Once again Crest Hill will be having a holiday light's contest. Fill out your entry forms and return them to Tina Oberlin by Friday December 9, 2016 to be in the contest. The secret elves will then comb the neighborhoods looking for their personal picks. Winners will be announced at the December 19 City Council meeting. You may contact Tina Oberlin at 815-953-4257. HO HO HO to all and good luck!
The entry form for the contest can be found here.
ComEd Performing Work along Route 53
Operation Care Package Christmas Cards
United Meters Letter Regarding Installation of New Remote Reading Water Meter
Petition Packet Information-April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election
Comed Routine Tree Trimming Notification
MAYOR SOLIMAN REPORTS ON THE FINANCIAL HEALTH OF CREST HILL
Will County Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Site in Lockport
Electronics recycling drop-off site for Will County residents
Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:00a.m. to 11a.m.
17112 Prime Blvd. in Lockport
The program is limited to Will County residents. Identification must be presented. Limit of two TV's per vehicle.
For more information please visit www.willcountygreen.com
Residential Safety Tips
Staff from Working America will be in the Crest Hill Area
Working America is the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO National Trade Union, will be in the Crest Hill area.
Staff from Working America advised they will be in the Crest Hill area for the next 4 to 5 weeks. They said they are not soliciting from the residents and are not required to have a solicitor permit. They state they are providing information about their organization and looking to increase their membership.
Staff members will have identification showing their affiliation with Working America.
Should you have any questions or concerns please contact the Crest Hill Police Department at 815-741-5111.
Please review these Residential Safety Tips
If you see any suspicious activity in your neighborhood please contact the Police Department. The Police Department can be reached at (815) 741-5115 with any questions during business hours. As always, please call 9-1-1 with any emergencies.
Lockport Township Wellness Clinic
Baby/Youth wellness clinic. Click here for details.
2016 Recycling Calendar
Hydrant Flushing will be conducted throughout the City of Crest Hill during daytime hours. The program begins Monday, September 29, 2014 and will take approximately 5 weeks. Any questions please contact Public Works at 815-741-5108.
Potential Fraud Alert
At least one resident has received a phone call from a caller stating he was with the Internal Revenue Service Tax Division in Washington D.C. The caller informed the resident that she owed a fee of $795.00 and if she did not pay it, she would be arrested. Additionally, he threatened to freeze her assets if she did not pay the fee.
Please exercise caution when disclosing any bank account or financial information to an unidentified individual. Please visit http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts/ for information regarding potential tax scams.
Trash and Recycling Services
Beginning May 1, 2014 Crest Hill residents will begin new automated trash and recycling services as part of a new contract with Allied Waste/Republic Services.
Allied Waste/Republic Services will deliver one 96-gallon cart for trash and one 96-gallon cart for recycling. Residents will be able to trade their cart for a smaller 65 gallon or 35 gallon cart if the 96 gallon cart does not suit their particular needs. Households will be provided one wheeled blue cart for household refuse and a second wheeled blue cart with a green lid for recycling. Directions on the new cart program will be provided at delivery. Carts will be dropped off prior to the May 1st start date.
Recycling will be every other week and Yard Waste will continue to be on regular trash pickup day.
If residents want to get rid of their old containers after they have received their new containers, place them at the curb on your normal pickup day and simply leave a note saying "Garbage man please take this container" and it will be included with your normal pickup.
Note: When using the new automated trash/recycling containers, please make sure containers are placed at the curbside with handle and wheels against the curb and also containers should not be next to mailboxes or any stationary objects such as cars. For questions please contact the Water Department at 815-741-5104.
Consumer Affairs recently launched a toll-free hotline to address any questions involving government and services:
XFINITY WiFi Hotspots
Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Programs
Brochures are available at City Hall, for more information visit www.keepyourhomeillinois.org. or call toll-free 1-855-KEEP-411.
Energy Impact Illinois
Huge Rebates Help You Save On Energy Use
Richland School District 88A Information
Parents of children of Richland School District 88A in grades 5-8
As a result of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, your child can receive extra help in the approved subject areas. You can receive this free tutoring because your child’s school is in its second year or later of school improvement (the school has not made adequate yearly progress on state tests for at least three years), and your family meets the income limits under the law.
If your child has qualified for free or reduced lunch and you are interested in this program, packets may be picked up at the Richland District 88A office at 1919 Caton Farm Road in Crest Hill.
For more information regarding this program, please contact Ms. Medina at 815-744-7288 ext. 2212.
Created through legislation recently signed by the Governor, POWER (Providing Opportunities for Work through Education and Resources) teaches business owners about the Illinois certification and procurement process, provides counseling and guidance from leading executives, and alerts members of state contract opportunities. It was created to expand the state’s contractor network while helping our small and minority-owned businesses thrive.
POWER recognizes that no two businesses are the same, and adapts to address individual needs. Our counselors form relationships with business owners and tailor plans that put companies in the best position to succeed. By partnering with experienced private sector executives from SCORE Chicago, POWER is a one-stop shop for support and information to grow and enhance businesses.
Given today’s economic challenges, there is no better time to launch this important initiative – and I am excited about the possibilities. Please take the time to check out POWER, and do not hesitate to contact us with questions, or to enroll, at 312-814-5920 or illinoiscomptroller.com.
ALERT: Warning of Water Bill Scam
Warning to All Crest Hill Residents
There is a nationwide scam that is often referred to as "Obama Will Pay Your Bills" and it has hit the Joliet area. Residents are being asked to hand over their social security information in exchange for a bank routing number and account number for a Federal program that will pay your water bill. This program that promises to pay utility or other bills does not exist.
Residents are reminded to never forward private information, such as social security numbers, in response to random e-mails and other unknown requesters. This scam appears to pay your water bill, but the payments are eventually rejected and the victim is left with an unpaid bill and their sensitive private information has been compromised. City of Crest Hill water customers are always encouraged to safeguard their private information.