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.
The Village has a network of more than 2,100 streetlights throughout the community to keep residential neighborhoods and businesses safe and illuminated. The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of 1,675 of these streetlights and the balance are owned and maintained by Commonwealth Edison (Com Ed). If you know of a streetlight outage, please contact us at 847-599-6800 or click here so that we can schedule the repair or notify Com Ed. We will attempt to respond to outages within 72 hours of the initial call. Depending on the reason for the outage, some lights may require more extensive work and a longer time for repairs.