Street Division

The Public Works Department’s Street Division is responsible for streets, right-of-way maintenance, building maintenance, forestry and landscape maintenance, traffic control signs, street lighting, storm sewer and detention systems, and vehicle maintenance.  During the winter season the Street Division is responsible for snow and ice control operations for over 243 lane miles of roads including 328 cul-de-sacs and dead end streets.

The Street Division assists the Engineering Division during projects involving Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) funds by repairing, installing, or relocating catch basins, storm sewer, drain tiles, parkway trees, sidewalks, and culverts. The Division also assists Fire, Police, and Administration Departments with building maintenance and repairs while still maintaining the Public Works facilities.

Roadway Maintenance

Apr 26, 2017, 14:03 PM
Public Works performs emergency asphalt and concrete repairs to Village roadways when small or isolated pavement failures occur. The freeze-thaw cycles in northern Illinois can cause potholes, cracking and heaving that if addressed early can prolong the service life of the pavement. Large failures will be referred to the Engineering Division for inclusion in their MFT pavement patching program.