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Easter Egg Hunt-Lions Club

Crest Hill Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt

at Richland School, 1919 Caton Farm Road

Saturday, April 19 @ noon

Ages Newborn to 8 years old

 

FREE Candy, Ballons and a visit from the Easter Bunny!

NEW this year! Egg-Cellent Hunt for 7-8 years old

Good Friday-Offices Closed-April 18, 2014

The City of Crest Hill Building Department, Water Department, Public Works Department and Administration Offices will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday.

Regular office hours will resume on Monday, April 21, 2014.

The Lockport Park District Crest Hill Office will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday.  Regular office hours will resume on Monday, April 21, 2014.

 

Garbage will be on the regular schedule.

Municipal Real Estate Tax Rebate Check

Dear Property Owner:

The City of Crest Hill will be sending out a tax rebate check on Monday, March 24, 2014.  Expect your check in the mail sometime this week.  You will only recieve a rebate check if you are a property owner and paid your 2012 property taxes.

NOTE: As part of the promotion of the 2012 referendum, the City committed to rebate twenty-five (25%) percent of the municipal Real Estate tax paid by each property owner in the last complete property tax billing cycle.  The tax rebate is calculated at 25% of the "2012 Tax" total for the City of Crest Hill portion of your bill.

Free Shred Day-June 7, 2014

The Crest Hill City Clerk's Office will be hosting a free shred day for Crest Hill residents on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.  The shred day will be held at the City Hall parking lot, 1610 Plainfield Road, Crest Hill, IL.  Please limit the items to be shredded to three (3) boxes.  

Questions, please call 815-741-5100

Spring City Wide Garage Sale

The Spring City Wide Garage Sale will be on May 15, 16,17 and 18, 2014.

The cost for a garage sale permit is $5.00.

The last day to purchase a permit and get on the list will be on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  Maps and lists will be available in the lobby starting on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

For additional information please contact the Clerk's office at 815-741-5100.

Spaghetti Dinner-VFW

AFJROTC IL-761 DRILL TEAM SPAGHETTI DINNER

Please come out and support your Lockport Township High School AFJROTC Drill Team and help us get to the 2015 AIR FORCE NATIONALS JROTC DRILL CHAMPIONSHIPS!!

Where: Lockport VFW Post 5788 (1026 E. 9th Street)

When: Sunday, April 13, 2014 3pm-6pm

Cost: $8 Adults, $4 children ages 5-10, & free for ages 5 and under

Events: Spaghetti Dinner, Silent Auction, Live Auction, Bake Sale

Why? Proceeds go directly to funding the travel of approximately 25 cadets to travel to Dayton, Ohio the Spring of 2015 to compete in the National Championships.  Without raising money from this fundraiser, we will be greatly hindered to meet our financial goal and be able to pay for transportation and accomodations.

Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will be given back to the VFW Post.  Their commitment to helping others is second to none.  It is only fitting that the JROTC Drill Team steps forward and offers a lending hand to them.

Please come out and support the young people, future leaders, future Veterans of the United States of America and show support and give Thanks to the current Veterans of the United States of America.

For more information or to make a donation, please contact Erin Gurule at (815) 834-9437

Severe Weather Spotter Training-2014

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.

For questions please contact the Water Department at 815-741-5104.

Will County Warming Centers

For a listing of Warming Centers in Will County Click Here.  Residents who may need to utilize a warming center are encouraged to contact the center first to verify it is available. For more information please contact the Will County Emergency Management Agency website at www.willcountyema.org

Operation Care Package Christmas Cards

The Crest Hill City Clerks Office is collecting blank unused Christmas cards with envelopes.  These cards will be earmarked for Operation Care Package for the 2014 Holiday Season.  Operation Care Package sends out roughly 10,000 Christmas packages to those who are serving our country.  If you have any questions on how you can help us with this project please contact the City Clerks Office at (815) 741-5100.  

Ventra: The Easy New Way to Pay for the CTA and PACE

Consumer Affairs

Consumer Affairs recently launched a toll-free hotline to address any questions involving government and services:

1-855-IL-ASK-US   (1-855-452-7587)    

XFINITY WiFi Hotspots

Press Release-Illinois Building Blocks Program

Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Programs

Click here for information on  Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network.

Trouble Paying your mortgage?

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

Click here for more information

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.

POWER Program

POWER Program - Illinois Comptroller - Judy Baar TopinkaCreated 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.