The Village has received inquiries regarding trick-or-treating during the COVID-19 pandemic. To maintain public health and encourage residents to celebrate Halloween safely this year, we offer the following guidelines per IDPH, as well as window signs to display for trick-or-treating.
DuPage County Approves Small Business Grant Relief Program for Restaurants and Food Establishments. Applications will be accepted first-come, first-served beginning at 1:30pm October 27. Continue reading for more information on qualifications to apply.
As COVID-19 positivity rates continue to rise in the region, and State issued resurgence mitigations go into effect Friday, October 23, the Village strongly encourages you to support local businesses and practice the 3 W's!
COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect in Region 8 on October 23Effective Friday, October 23rd, DuPage County will be required to implement the following mitigations due to the resurgence of COVID-19 in the region. Highlights include bar, restaurant, and social event operations.
Fall leaf season will soon be upon us and with it the arrival the Village's leaf collection program. Pick-up will run for 6 weeks starting the week of October 26th and ending the week of November 30th. Pick-up will occur on your regular garbage collection day. Click here for more information.
Low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) from the Small Business Administration are available to Illinois small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofit organizations affected by Civil Unrest from May 26, through July 30, 2020
The Restaurant Employeee Relief Fund is a program of the Illinois Resautarant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF). This fund provides one-time grants of $500 to support restaurant employees facing an unforeseen hardship due to COVID-19.
Fall Blood Drive at The Lodge | Thursday, November 5 | 3:30-7:30pmClick here to schedule
your donation and for more information.
COVID-19 anti-body test included!
DuPage County is hosting a household hazardous (chemical) waste disposal event on Saturday, November 14 from 8:00am-3:00pm at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton. Continue reading for more information on accepted items.
The National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week is October 4–10th! The Hinsdale Fire Department is offering contests for kids in grades K-8th to win a "Fire Department Experience!" For more information on the contests and Fire Prevention Week resources continue reading.
Pardon our dust!
The Village's website will be going through updates on October 4th and 5th. The website will still be accessible on these days but no new information will be posted. In the event of an emergency info will be shared via eHinsdale (sign up
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Small social gatherings are places where COVID-19 can easily spread. To reduce the risk of infection The Illinois Department of Public Health would like you to consider these crucial safety tips when making plans. Click here to read the full list of guidance from the IDPH.
The Economic Development Commission's next A.M. Seminar Series event will be held via ZOOM on October 7th. Topic: How to Win in Local Maps Search
. This quarterly series is designed to help local businesses find ways to grow with easy to execute ideas. Click here for more info and to register.
Falling Into Winter
-How to Protect Our Waterways in the Fall and Winter Months
-Leaf Removal Best PracticesRead More
The Village of Hinsdale and Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District urge residents to take precautions against mosquitoes with the increased threat of West Nile Virus in the area. Abatement spraying has not yet been scheduled, but may occur in the future for the Cook County side of Hinsdale.
As the economy reopens, ComEd understands some may continue to experience financial hardship. Find a financial assistance solution that’s right for you.
New guidelines released by the State of Illinois for patrons of indoor/outdoor dining require patrons to wear a mask during any interaction with wait staff, food service workers, and other employees at bars and restaurants. These guidelines go into effect August 26.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe will be replacing railroad ties overnight on Friday, September 18 (7PM – 9AM) and Saturday, September 19 (7PM – 9AM). This work can be loud and will require nightly closings of several crossings in Hinsdale.
Notice of Emergency Amendment due to COVID-19 to the Illinois' Department of Public Health Title 77: Public Health - Chapter 1: Dept. of Public Health - Subchapter K: Communicable Disease Control & Immunizations. - Click Here for Full Notice Details
to view the Community Forum on Crime and Community Safety hosted by the Police Chief via Zoom on Monday August 17th.
ComEd is allowing residents to claim grocery items that spoiled as residents lived without electricity following the August 10th storms. Residents can claim groceries, property, or other damage from a power interruption. File a claim to begin the process. Click to download the ComEd Claim Form.
The Police Chief will be hosting a Community Forum on Crime and Community Safety. This will occur via Zoom on Monday August 17th at 7pm. For more information on watching or joining the meeting continue reading.
The Village is currently completing its assessment of the damage caused by today's storm and winds exceeding 50mph. The Village’s priority is to clear debris and downed limbs within the roadways to allow safe travel by police and first responders.
For fallen trees or branches please call the Village's Forestry Department at (630)789-7043 for assistance.
Hinsdale Pool post season operations begin August 17, and will be open through Labor Day (Sept. 7). View the available hours for lap swim, baby pool, and open swim reservations here.
Review the Post Season FAQ document for further details.
Update for Voters: Dupage County voters may now apply for Vote by Mail ballots for the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election -Click here for Vote By Mail Info
For more Voter Information for Hinsdale Residents -Click Here
Re-grading of the northeastern most lacrosse field will begin Monday, July 20th, 2020 at KLM Park. A
partial closure of the park will occur for the next 4-6 weeks.
Ryan Companies will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at the Community House between 5PM and 8PM to discuss their proposal at the NW corner of Ogden Ave. and Adams Street. To Register for the Open House, please visit: hinsdaleseniorresidences.com
Updated information on use of the Hinsdale Community Pool
Ryan Companies will ask to continue their hearing at the Plan Commission meeting
to be held July 8. The rescheduled hearing will likely be continued to the next scheduled meeting of the Plan Commission, August 12.
The DuPage River Salt Creek Workshop will be hosting a Virtual Open House to learn about the plan to improve water quality, recreation, and education on Salt Creek at Fullersburg Woods. For more information view the flyer.
Welcome Back! Village Hall will reopen to the public on Friday, June 26th!
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced that recordings of two webinars hosted Thursday to help businesses and lenders with the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Applications.
Village Plan Commission Meeting of June 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm: Dial-in Instructions for Public Comment/Participation
The Office of Gov. Pritzker released updates to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois
plan, to tentatively begin June 26. Included are updates regarding bars/restaurants, outdoor activities, health clubs, retail, and personal care services etc. - Read the details here.
The Village has extended the Vehicle Sticker purchasing deadline to June 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vehicle stickers purchased after June 30 will be assessed a $ 25.00 late fee per sticker. For more information on how to purchase or renew your sticker - CLICK HERE
The Hinsdale Fire Department, in conjunction with the Hinsdale Water Department, will be testing fire hydrants throughout the Village during the upcoming weeks. Continue reading to learn what this means for residents. Contact the Fire Department at 630-789-7060 with questions.
Attached is the public hearing notice for the upcoming public hearing before the Village of Hinsdale Plan Commission on June 10, 2020. - Click Here to Read the Notice
The Village's Plan Commission and Board of Trustees seek your input prior to the meeting, continue reading for more information.
The Village has been made aware that Hinsdale Central students have rescheduled a Black Lives Matter rally in Burlington Park Saturday, June 6 at 1 p.m. The Hinsdale Police Department will be present at the event to ensure everyone’s safety.
Hinsdale Protest Postponed. This afternoon, Hinsdale Police Chief Brian King and Deputy Chief Lillie met with protest organizers in an effort to help plan a peaceful and safe protest for the marchers, residents and business community.
The Village has been made aware of a planned peaceful demonstration scheduled for June 3 in Hinsdale. The Police Department is in contact with the group and is doing what they can to ensure the safety of participants and the Village. Click Here for the Full Release from the Police Department
As a result of threats and attacks against businesses around the Chicagoland area that have been widely reported by the media, the Hinsdale Police has added patrol personnel and will continue to closely monitor activities. As always, if you see suspicious activities, please call 9-1-1.
Introducing Hinsdale's Shop Local Campaign!
Beginning June 1st, you will start to see the “shop local heart” displayed all over town with various messages of “Shop-, Dine-, Relax-, or Play- Local”; encouraging our community to “put their money where their heart is!” - Read More
Beginning May 29, restaurants may offer outdoor dining in accordance with Phase 3 of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan. For more information and guidelines click here:
Bridge Closure: IDOT will be closing the Chicago Avenue bridge over Route 83 for a bridge deck repair project. Work on the project started May 21. The detour route will be Ogden Avenue and the detour for thru traffic will be posted for Madison Street and Cass Avenue.
The annual Hinsdale Farmer's Market is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 1st. For more information visit the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce website. - Click Here
A letter to businesses from President Cauley regarding the Village's plan to support all businesses during this time. - Click Here
DuPage County has announced today that it will launch Reinvest DuPage, a grant relief program developed in partnership with Choose DuPage for small businesses and independent contractors. The online-only application portal is expected to launch at 9 a.m. May 18.
A letter to residents and business owners from President Cauley regarding a proposed plan for closing portions of streets downtown for restaurant seating. - Click Here
- The Office of Governor Pritzker's comprehensive guide covering the phases and public health approach to reopening our state.
Beginning May 1, the following Hinsdale retailers are offering modified hours and services. Please see the attached document for specifics and contact information for businesses. - Click Here
On April 23, 2020 Governor Pritzker announced the extension of the Stay-at-Home order through May 30th. Continue reading for highlighted changes in the updated order.
Effective May 1, annual building permit fees will see a 2.3% increase. The changes are highlighted in the following memorandum. - Read More
Announcing Hinsdale's first-ever Virtual Restaurant Week! Mark your calendars for May 18-May 24. For more information on participating restaurants and specials click here
The Governor's most recent Shelter-in-place Executive Order allows for restricted and gradual opening of golf courses and other recreational activities. Continue reading to learn the specific changes The Village of Hinsdale will be instituting starting May 1.
Governor Pritzker's office is collecting and responding to questions regarding the State’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Citizens may email Gov.COVID19stakeholder@illinois.gov, with questions, comments & recommendations.
Rep. Casten voted to pass the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, a $480 billion interim funding bill to support small businesses, hospitals, and nationwide COVID testing. A webinar will be hosted Saturday 4/25 to assist small businesses and nonprofits.
Business Assistance Program Summary
View the attached document
for a summary of the available resources and assistance programs for businesses effected by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Please see the attached notice
to all building permit applicants regarding the status of applications during this unprecedented time.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Republic Services has delayed the start of yard waste collection. Yard waste collection typically begins on April 1, but will be postponed until the week starting Monday, April 20.
Republic will also resume collecting bulk items on Monday, April 27.
The Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association has provided water system flushing guidance for buildings (schools, churches, commercial/industrial buildings, etc.) that have experienced extended periods of low or no water use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read more to learn how ComEd is supporting customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village has extended vehicle sticker and animal license renewals through June 15. Click here
to learn more about vehicle stickers.
Community Memorial Foundation Response Fund grant availability to eligible organizations. Continue reading for further information and qualifications.
DuPage Business Resources
Choose DuPage is committed to assisting and connecting businesses in DuPage County with the resources they need during this time. Follow the link
for a list of business and industry resources related to COVID-19.
Register for their April 7 Webinar here
Southbound Garfield between First and Third Street will be closed until Wednesday, April 15 due to the construction of a bus lane curb.
Provided is the link to the application for the Payroll Protection Program offering forgivable loans to small businesses and not for profits. Applications may be submitted
Friday, April 3 through June 30, 2020.
An update regarding Verizon 5G Wireless Technology installations during COVID-19 crisis. Continue reading for communications between Verizon and the Village.
Please see information regarding the Public Assistance Grant Program which provides funding for local governments and certain private non-profit organizations through the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act).
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Announces Help for Consumers Struggling to Make Payments on their Debts Due to the COVID-19 Crisis and Guidance for its Regulated Financial Sectors.
View the current cases of COVID-19 in DuPage or Cook County by navigating to either of their Health Department web pages. DuPage County Cook County
Under the leadership of Governor Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Commerce is working with partners to launch emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses. For more information on these initiatives click here
Tollway Update on Pile Driving The Tollway construction of the BNSF Bridge over I-294 in Hinsdale included pile driving in the center median of I-294, producing loud, disruptive noise overnight. The Tollway has since amended its construction plan. Continue reading for more information.
Seniors looking for resources during the COVID-19 pandemic can find beneficial information from local agencies. Continue reading for more information.
While parks remain open for public use, they are not to be used as spaces for community gathering. Please continue reading for the DOs and DON'Ts of visiting parks during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Blood drive at AMITA Health (121 N. Elm) - Wednesday April 1 from 1pm-5pm. Click here
to learn more.
Are your business operations deemed essential or non-essential by the Illinois Department of Commerce? Continue reading for assistance with determining the best way to operate your business during this time.
Beginning Monday, March 23, with prior approval qualifying individuals will be able to be tested for COVID-19 with Burr Ridge based Metro Infectious Disease Consultants (MIDC). To find if you approve for testing read on for more information.
Stay at Home Executive Order
Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order will take effect Saturday, March 21st
at 5pm CST.
Continue reading for more information on what this means.
Subscribe to the DuPage County Health Department's COVID-19 Weekly Update Newsletter for current information and resources for DuPage County by clicking here
Please click here
for modifications to Hinsdale Retail Store hours during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Governor's Office Daily COVID-19 Q&A
The attached document
contains answers to frequently asked questions on unemployment benefits/business relief, school closings, child care, & services for senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Metra Schedule Changing Effective 3/23
Metra will begin operating an alternate weekday schedule on Monday, March 23, to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here
more information from Metra.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information
The Village of Hinsdale and local, state, and federal health partners are closely monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the situation evolves, the Village will continue to post updates and resources in our featured news.
State of Illinois COVID-19 Website
The State of Illinois launched a website specific to providing information, resources, and updates regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To navigate to this site, click here
Hinsdale Platform Tennis Association (HPTA) is closing the KLM Platform Hut through April 1st effective immediately due to the cirucmstances surrounding COVID-19. Courts will remain open.
Support Local Businesses during COVID-19
The Village will be adhering to State restrictions prohibiting indoor dining at local restaurants and bars. Continue reading for more information on businesses offering carryout, drive-thru, and drive-up options in the area.
Beginning Monday March 16, Village Hall will be closed to the public. Essential Village services will continue as normal. Continue reading for more information.
How to Access Village Services Electronically
View the attached flyer
to find quick links and information on how to access Village Services electronically during the COVID-19 Village Hall closure.
Small businesses affected by COVID-19 are asked to complete the attached questionnaire from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), linked here
The DuPage Water Commission wants to remind its customers that tap water is safe to use and drink. Please see their press release
regarding the COVID-19 outbreak for more information.
Gov. Pritzker Announces Bars and Restaurants Will Close to Public by End of Monday 3/16 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. For the full news release click here
DuPage County Resident Tests Positive for Coronavirus Disease
See the attached news release
for more information from the DuPage County Health Department.
State of Illinois and City of Chicago Issue New Guidance to Minimize COVID-19 Spread
These new precautionary measures were developed with large events and gatherings in mind, and will promote social distancing practices.
Recreation Programming and COVID-19
View the letter
regarding the Recreation Department's plan for recreational programming in response to COVID-19. Click Read More to view a list of program cancellations, updated daily.
DCHD Recommendation for Large Community Events
In light of COVID-19 in the region, the DuPage County Health Department recommends cancellations and other alternatives for large community events (250+ people) in their News Release
View more COVID-19 info and resources on the Village Website
Metra Customer Satisfaction Survey
As part of its commitment to providing safe, reliable and efficient train service, Metra is asking its customers to provide feedback via their online customer satisfaction survey
. For further information view the attached News Release
Annual Pest Management Review MeetingThe Board or Trustees of the Village of Hinsdale will meet on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 19 E. Chicago Avenue, Hinsdale to conduct the annual Integrated Pest Management review meeting.
The Village Board will discuss the parking changes in the Central Business District at the second Board Meeting in March. For more information on the proposed parking plan click here
The Village recognized Jim Piontkowski, Building Maintenance Supervisor for his 40 years of dedicated service to the Village of Hinsdale at the February 4, 2020 Board Meeting.
Hinsdale Restaurant Week March 1-8
Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner specials from the best restaurants in the culinary jewel of the western suburbs. To view the Restaurant Week specials, click here
The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce is seeking a part-time Market Manager to manage day to day operations for the Hinsdale Farmers Market and to coordinate vendor relations. The market is held Mondays from 7 am to 1 pm from June through October with approximately 25 vendors.
Click here to view the February 11, 2020 press release regarding 111 N. Grant Street in Hinsdale.
What is the 2020 Census? The Census is a headcount of every person in the United States that happens every 10 years. The Village of Hinsdale asks all residents to participate in the 2020 Census because the results impact representation and funding. For more information, click here.
Hinsdale Restaurant Week, March 1-8
Enjoy dining at the best restaurants in Hinsdale featuring breakfast and lunch specials and 3-4 prix fixe dinner menus from $25-$39 all week. Click here
view individual restaurant specials.
2020 Census Jobs
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. For more information, click here
The Village of Hinsdale is pleased to announce that it was selected as a grant recipient for the 2020 Open Space Land Acquisition and Development award program on Jan. 17, 2020. The $400,000 grant is designated for renovation of the Hinsdale Community Pool. View the official press release here
The DuPage County Stormwater Management Planning Committee will hold a public meeting on February 4 at 7:30 a.m. as part of their regularly scheduled meeting to allow the public to provide input on the DuPage County Water Quality Program. Click here for more details.
The Village's tree pruning program is scheduled to begin in January. The area of the Village that will be pruned this cycle is encompassed by Monroe Street on the west, Garfield Street on the east, Chicago Avenue on the south and Ogden Avenue on the north. Read More
to watch CBS Chicago talk about 5G cell service with local Hinsdale residents.
The Village of Hinsdale's Parks and Recreation Department is hiring seasonal positions including Lifeguards, Cashiers, Diving Coach, Water Polo Instructors and a Parks and Recreation Intern.
Metra is launching a survey about new railcars to gain input from its customers via an online survey. Read More
Metra will be adjusting service schedules, offering special holiday passes and free trips for kids during the holiday season. Read More
to view a notice from the Village of Willowbrook regarding the decommissioning of tanks at the Sterigenics property.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced repairs to the Chicago Avenue bridge over Illinois Route 83 (Kingery Highway). For more information, click here
As part of the Central Tri-State Tollway I-294 Project, the existing pedestrian bridge that connects Western Springs and Hinsdale is being replaced. The Village, along with the Village of Western Springs are working together to determine the location of the new bridge. Click here
to take the survey.
Free leaf collection will begin the week of October 21 and run through the end of November. Leaves should be placed in kraft paper bags, and no waste sticker is required. Leaves can be left at the curb on your normal refuse pick-up day.
Please click here to view
the Village's Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan draft for calendar year 2020 through 2024.
Sterigenics announces plans to exit Willowbrook operations following approval from State and Illinois EPA to implement changes Read More
On Friday, September 13, the Tollway anticipates overnight left lane closures in both directions on I-294 from 55th to Salt Creek for shoulder work from 8pm-6am.
The Illinois Tollway is reconstructing the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge, which carries the triple-track railroad over the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between Hinsdale and Western Springs, to accommodate the widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).
Please be advised that Metra has announced several minor changes in the BNSF train line starting September 3.
DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Fullerton issued a favorable ruling for the Village of Hinsdale when he granted the Village of Hinsdale’s Motion to Intervene to become party to the lawsuit the Illinois Attorney General filed against Sterigenics in October 2018.
The Willowbrook area community and politicians are outraged over plans to re-open the Sterigenics plant after testing found it was emitting a cancer-causing chemical in the air in a radius around the plant.
The Illinois EPA has scheduled a formal public meeting to accept oral comments on a draft construction permit to place significant new controls on emissions at the Sterigenics US, LLC facility, located at 7775 Quincy Street in Willowbrook.
With significant road work activity in the vicinity of Hinsdale, the Engineering Department would like to share a few construction projects that may cause delays for Hinsdale residents.
The Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement routinely
monitors adult mosquito populations in Cook County for the presence of West Nile Virus, with the first positive sample for this season collected from their LaGrange trap this past weekend. Please click here
for additional information.
The Village of Hinsdale has been notified by the DuPage County Health Department, that mosquitos collected in one of the DuPage County’s traps have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The trap is located near the intersection of East Walnut Street and North Elm Street.
On June 11, the Village Board passed a Village ordinance that requires all dogs on the public way shall be restrained at all times by way of a leash.
The 43rd Annual Hinsdale Farmers Market is open every Monday through October 14 in Burlington Park. Stop by between 7:00am-1:00pm to pick up fresh produce, cheese, bread, fish, fresh cut flowers, coffee, juice, oils and more!
The Brook Park pickleball courts, tennis courts and basketball courts are under construction. Please remain off the courts until they are completed.
On May 30, the Chicago Tribune released an article titled, Sterigenics created cancer risk ten times higher than federal EPA standards in Willowbrook.
Illinois EPA has established a Sterigenics webpage that contains current information, a Q & A section, contact information, and other relevant documents and links. Read More.
The Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement routinely monitors adult mosquito populations in Cook County for the presence of West Nile Virus, with the first positive sample for this season collected from their LaGrange trap this past weekend. Please click here for more information.