Welcome to the Village of Maple Park, Illinois

Since our founding in 1854, the community has grown to 1,300 residents who enjoy a rural-setting lifestyle with quick and easy access to urban attractions. Located 60 miles west of Chicago on Illinois Route 38, commuter rail service and interstate highways are just minutes away. Housing is very affordable and a diverse mixture of both old and new. Numerous community events and programs held throughout the year appeal to people of all ages, and help make Maple Park what it is – a great place to call “home”!

Since 1854 and still growing strong!

Wingate Animal Clinic Taking Donations

The Wingate Animal Clinic in Maple Park is taking care of some of the animals that were displaced by the Tornado in Fairdale. They are in need of donations for those animals. Items needed are:Tornado Image

  • Straw
  • Chicken Waterers
  • Nesting boxes for the chickens
  • Horse grooming items – like brushes, curries, combs, etc.
  • Gift cards to places like Farm & Fleet

Any one wanting to donate those items can either drop them off at the Animal Clinic on Maple Park Road or you can also drop them off at the Civic Center in Maple Park and we will get them over to the Animal Clinic. Any donations will be appreciated.

Maple Park Asks for Monetary Donations for Tornado Victims

Updated Information as of April 12, 2015Fairdale Sign

Due to the overwhelming response of donations of goods, there are no more donations being accepted as we do not have any more space to house what’s been received. However, the Kirkland Fire Department is still accepting donations of gift cards and Visa/Mastercard debit cards at the Fire Station located at 3891 State Route 72, Kirkland. In addition, we are still accepting monetary donations through the link below.

Items Needed: 
There are no household goods items needed, but please consider donating gift cards. We are in the process of contacting other agencies that have also been accepting donations and checking to see if any of them are still accepting donations and if so what kind. We will then post their information or links to their organizations.

Monetary Donations
An Official Go Fund Me account has been established at Alpine Bank in Kirkland for anyone looking to make monetary donations. Please click the link above to donate to the Relief Fund. Alpine Bank has graciously offered to absorb all the administrative costs associated with the fund so that all the monies collected will be distributed to the families. Alpine Bank also has accounts set up for the Kirkland Community Fire Department and for the Kirkland Lions Club for those who wish to mail in or drop off any monetary donations. Please make your checks payable to Fairdale Relief Fund and mail them to:

Alpine Bank
Fairdale Relief Fund
PO Box 280
Kirkland, IL 60146

Alpine Bank will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Kirkland Food Pantry to help serve the victims of Thursday’s tornado in Fairdale. Between now, and Friday April 17 – please help us fill several boxes for these families. Boxes will be located at Alpine Bank Branches at E. State, Belvidere Downtown, Highcrest, and Kirkland. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

(copied from Village of Kirkland website 4/14/15)

Upcoming Events – Save the Date!

May 15-16 Maple Park Garage Sales

The Maple Park Annual Garage Sales are set to run on Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th, rain or shine. Cost for each person holding a garage sale is $7.00, which is used to help in the advertising of the event in 4 different newspapers. A list of participating garage sale signs will be strategically posted.Garage Sale Image

Deadline for returning the completed form is no later than May 11, 2015. Please complete the bottom section, include the $7.00 advertising fee and mail to Eric or Barb Pinion, P.O. Box 193, Maple Park, IL, 60151, or drop it off at 404 Elm Street, Maple Park. Please call (815) 827-3244 with any questions.

Garage Sale Flyer / Form (20 downloads )

 

June 6 Electronics Recycling

The Village of Maple Park will host an ElectronicsElectronic Recycling Image Recycling Event on Saturday, June 6, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-Noon, behind the Civic Center located at 302 Willow Street in Maple Park. Bring in your unwanted electronic items and have them recycled!

Items not accepted:  Large Household Items / White Goods; Extra-Large Wooden Speakers; Batteries not contained in equipment; Household Hazardous Waste. If you have any questions please call the Village
Office at (815) 827-3309. THIS IS A FREE EVENT.

Electronics Recycling Event Flyer (8 downloads )

Maple Park Garage Sales Set For May 15-16, 2015

Garage Sale ImageThe Maple Park Annual Garage Sales are set to run on Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th, rain or shine. Cost for each person holding a garage sale is $7.00, which is used to help in the advertising of the event in 4 different newspapers. A list of participating garage sale signs will be strategically posted.

Deadline for returning the completed form is no later than May 11, 2015. Please complete the bottom section, include the $7.00 advertising fee and mail to Eric or Barb Pinion, P.O. Box 193, Maple Park, IL, 60151, or drop it off at 404 Elm Street, Maple Park. Please call (815) 827-3244 with any questions.

Garage Sale Flyer / Form (20 downloads )

 

Grace Period Voter Registration is Under Way, Now Through April 4

Grace period voter registration is under way. It is really important to get VOTE Imageregistered and to vote. Your vote really does count. It is especially important in the local elections. What affects your community and your day to day lives happens mostly at the local level.

With grace period registration, you register to vote, or update your registration information, prior to the upcoming election. Once you register, you can then vote at that time.

In Kane County, this is being done at the Kane County Clerk’s Office, located at 719 S. Batavia Avenue, Bldg. B, Geneva. In DeKalb County, grace period registration and voting is taking place in the Elections Office at the DeKalb County Clerk’s Office, located at 110 Sycamore Street, Sycamore. Beginning on March 23rd, you can also go to the Blackhawk Annex, located in the Holmes Student Center at NIU, DeKalb.

For Kane County residents, you can get more information by calling (630) 232-5990; for DeKalb County residents, you can get more information by calling (815) 895-7147.

In order to register, you will need two forms of identification. You must be a US citizen, be 18 years of age by the next election, and you must have resided in your precinct for 30 days prior to the next election.

Acceptable forms of ID:

In accordance with [10 ILCS 5/4-10. 5-9, 6-37] The registration officer shall require the applicant to furnish two (2) forms of identification, and except in the case of a homeless individual, one of which must include his or her current residential address. These forms of identification shall include but are not  limited to any of the following:Vote Logo

  • Driver’s License / State Identification Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Public Aid Identification Card
  • Current Utility Bill
  • Employee Identification Card
  • Student Identification Card
  • Lease or contract for residence
  • Credit Card
  • Civic Membership Card
  • Union Membership Card
  • Professional Association Membership Card

Dates to remember:

  • March 11, 2015 – Saturday, April 4, 2014:  Grace period registration
  • March 23, 2015:  First day for early voting
  • April 6, 2015:  Last day to vote in-person absentee at the County Clerk’s office
  • April 7, 2015:  Consolidated Election (polls open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • April 9, 2015:  Voter’s registration opens

Do your civic duty!

[Sources:  Kane County Clerk’s website; Kane County Connects; Kane County Election calendar; DeKalb County Clerk’s website.]

Kane County Solid Waste Plan Draft Now Open For Public Comment

The Kane County Division of Environmental and Water Resources has issued a draft of the 2015 Kane County Solid Waste Plan Update for public review. The 45-day public comment period will run from March 11th to April 25th, 2015.

The 2015 Update draft can be found online at: and a hard copy will be on public display during normal county business hours in the Environmental Resources office (109) on the ground floor of Building A at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134.

Comments may be submitted via email to:  recycle@countyofkane.org

Comments may be submitted via postal mail to:

Attn: Jennifer Jarland
Environmental and Water Resources
Kane County Government Center
719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. A
Geneva, IL 60134

Comments may be made in person at the Energy and Environment Committee Meeting in the County Board Room at the address above on April 15, 2015; meeting runs from 9am to 10am.

Here is the proposed timeline:

45-day Public comment period opens TODAY

April 15: Public comments welcome in person at the Energy & Environment Committee meeting

Apr 25: Close of public comment period

Apr 30: Final Draft (with comments incorporated)

May 13: Energy and Environment Committee – Resolution to Adopt 2015 Update

June 3: Executive Committee

June 9: County Board

Questions and comments are welcome. Please read the Update online if possible. If you print the plan, please use double-sided printing and recycled-content paper.

www.countyofkane.org/recycling

DeKalb County Electronics Recycling Event

Electronic Recycling ImageDeKalb County Health Department holds Electronics Recycling Events throughout the county in DeKalb, Genoa, Sandwich, Sycamore, and Waterman.

The collections are sponsored by each individual municipality. The contractor reserves the right to limit quantities. Electronics have been banned from landfills since January 1, 2012, so you can’t put them on the curb.

If you should have any questions about the DeKalb County Recycle Collection events, please call the DeKalb County Solid Waste Specialist at (815) 748-2408, or go to their website.

2015 DeKalb County Ewaste Flyer (12 downloads )

Maple Park Police Took The Polar Plunge!

Picture of 2015 Polar Plunge ParticipantsOn Sunday March 8, 2015, the Maple Park Police participated in the 2015 Special Olympics Polar Plunge that was held at Loon Lake (Silver Springs State Park) in Yorkville. There are 22 different plunge locations throughout the State of Illinois.  Maple Park Police joined 46 other groups (507 plungers), and braved the freezing waters in support of Special Olympics Illinois.

Each group collected donations that totaled $157,000 Maple Park Police Department thanks plungers: Chief Mike Acosta, Officer Ray Radis, Sergeant Tony Ayala, Gary Kuntz, Judy Davis, Kathy Coffey, Colleen MacRunnels, Amanda Stokas, Jessica Hickman, Lindsey Oas, Kevin Brown, Maggie Foy, Celeste Anderson, Niki Neale, and Caroline Savickas for joining me for braving the cold waters of Loon Lake.

Well done!!

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