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!

Reminder Golf Carts Allowed on Village Streets

picture of golf cart signThe Village of Maple Park would like to remind residents that it is legal to drive golf carts on village streets. Golf carts are prohibited on County Line Road and must follow these requirements:

7-11-2:  REQUIREMENTS:  All persons wishing to operate a golf cart or a utility-terrain vehicle on the streets under the jurisdiction of the Village of Maple Park must ensure compliance with the following requirements:

A.  Proof of current insurance:  Driver must carry proof with the vehicle.

B.  Driver’s License:  Driver must have current valid government-issued driver’s license.

C.  Age Requirement:  Driver must be of the age of 18.

D.  Golf carts and utility-terrain vehicles must be equipped as follows:
1.  Brakes and brake lights;
2.  A steering wheel apparatus;
3.  Tires;
4.  Rearview mirror;
5.  Approved “Slow Moving Vehicle” emblem on the rear of the vehicle (625 ILCS 5/12-709);
6.  Headlight that emits a white light visible from a distance of 300 feet to the front of which must be illuminated while in operation;
7.  Tail lamp that emits a red light visible from a distance of at least 100 feet from the rear which must be illuminated when in operation;
8.  Any additional requirements which may be required by 625 ILCS 5/11-1426.1, as amended.

E.  The maximum number of applicants in such vehicles shall be deemed to correspond with the total number of seats available on the particular vehicle.

7-11-3:  COMPLIANCE WITH TRAFFIC LAWS:  Drivers of golf carts and utility-terrain vehicles must comply with all applicable provisions of the Illinois Vehicle Code, (adopted in Title 7, Chapter 1 of the Village of Maple Park Municipal Code pursuant to the authority of 625 ILCS 5/20-501, and 625 ILCS 5/11-502.

7-11-4:  WHERE OPERATION IS PERMITTED:  Golf carts and utility-terrain vehicles may only be operated on streets within the Village of Maple Park which have a speed limit of twentyPicture of a John Deere Gator-five (25) miles per hour.

7-11-5:  PENALTY:  Violators of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the General Penalty set forth in the Maple Park Village Code in Title 1, Chapter 4.

Crazy Quail – Pulling For Special Olympics

Law Enforcement Torch Run LogoJoin us September 5-6, 2015, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for a fun shoot to support a great cause! Shoot targets thrown by a 360 degree rotating base giving you a shooting experience unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. See targets presented in almost any direction and angle possible. It’s a laid back social shoot, with a delicious lunch provided to all shooters.

Goodenough Inc LogoHosted by Goodenough, Inc., presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Illinois and the Maple Park Police Department. Maple Park Police Department Logo

For more information on tickets and shoot times, contact Colleen Macrunnels at colleen@macrunnels.com or call (630) 365-2943.

Maple Park Fun Fest Schedule

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Maple Park Fun Fest Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7

Maple Park, Illinois 60151


Saturday, September 5, 2015

  • 8 a.m. Romp in the Park 5K Run/Walk (Fire Station)
  • 8 a.m. Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament (Civic Center Fields)
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Crafter Show (Main Street)
  • 10:30 a.m. 4th Annual Bags Tournament (Washington Park)image of baseball player
  • 11 a.m. Food and Beer Garden Opens
  • 12 Noon Beth Fowler Dance Group on stage (tentative)
  • 12:30 p.m. Bike Parade (decorating @ 11:30)
  • 2:30 Balloon Twisting by Andrew Noyszewski
  • 4 p.m. Shooter Whiskey on stage
  • 6 p.m. Parade on Main Street (Rain or Shine)
  • 9 p.m. ARRA on stage

Sunday, September 6, 2015

  • 7 a.m. – Noon American Legion Breakfast Buffet
  • 8 a.m. Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament (Civic Center Fields)
  • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Car Show on Main Streetpicture of pickup truck
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafter Show (Willow Street)
  • 11 a.m. Food and Beer Garden Opens
  • 1 p.m. Battle of the Fire Departments
  • 4 p.m. Michael Heaton Band on Stage
  • 7 p.m. Back Country Roads (before and after the Fireworks)
  • 8 p.m. Raffle Winners Announced
  • 8:30 p.m. Spectacular Fireworks Show

Monday, September 7, 2015

  • 7 a.m. – Noon American Legion Breakfast Buffet
  • 8 a.m. Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament (Civic Center Fields)
  • 8:30 p.m. RAIN DATE — Fireworks Show

Schedule is subject to change.

Go to www.mapleparkfunfest.com for more information.

DID YOU FORGET?

Picture of Volkswagon BeetleVehicle stickers and animal tags were due on May 31, 2015. Vehicle stickers now cost $35 per vehicle and animal tags cost $25 per animal (limit 3 animals). You can mail your application to the Village office at P.O. Box 220, Maple Park, or you can drop it off at 302 Willow Street, you can also pay online. If you mail in your application or pay online, your vehicle sticker(s) and/or your animal tag(s) will be mailed to you.

Image of Right Arrow (red)New residents have 30 days to purchase Vehicle Stickers and Animal Tags.

On July 1, Vehicle Stickers will go up to $50 per vehicle, so get your stickers NOW!

Picture of Dog and CatGet your vehicle sticker application(s) here
–> Vehicle Sticker Application Form (55 downloads) .

Get your animal tag application(s) here
–> Animal License Application (37 downloads)

More information can be found in the village code. Go to Chapter 6-2 for Animal Control or 7-2 for Motor Vehicle Licenses.

DeKalb County Electronics Recycling

Electronic Recycling ImageThe DeKalb County Health Department will host an Electronic Recycling Event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., on the 1st Saturday of each month (except July 4). The event will be held at the Public Parking Lot located at the corner of Grove and South Fourth Streets, in DeKalb.

  • No Tube TVs
  • No TV Consoles
  • No hazardous waste
  • No trash/garbage
  • No tires
  • No bulbs

For more information, click here:  DeKalb County Electronics Recycling Flyer (25 downloads) or call (815) 748-2408.

2015 Prevailing Wage Rates

Notice is hereby given that Ordinance 2015-13, “AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE PREVAILING WAGE RATES AS OF JUNE 2015 FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS UNDER the JURISDICTION OF THE VILLAGE OF MAPLE PARK,” was passed by the Village Board of Trustees on June 2, 2015, and is available for public inspection in the Village Clerk’s Office, 302 Willow Street, Maple Park, Illinois. A copy can also be sent electronically. Click on the email link below to request your copy.

Liz Peerboom, CMC
Village Clerk
Village of Maple Park
302 Willow Street, P.O. Box 220
Maple Park, IL  60151
(815) 827-3309
epeerboom@villageofmaplepark.com

Help Protect Basic Services and Quality of Life in Your Community

Visit www.ProtectMyTown.com and voice your position

The Illinois Legislature and Governor Rauner are considering taking local revenue to patch the state’s budget holes at the expense of Illinois’ cities and villages.

This local revenue funds basic services like police protection, road picture of the IL State Capitolrepairs and maintenance, infrastructure projects, and snowplowing. If the state proposal becomes a reality, Maple Park would lose $64,845 annually. Maple Park already struggles financially and this would be a huge blow to its budget. This could mean your street doesn’t get paved this year, or another project is put on the back burner for another year.

Our community is opposed to raising taxes or eliminating essential services or vital public works projects to make up for the lost revenue.

You Can Help:

  • Tell Springfield that they can’t fix their problem by shifting the burden onto local communities.
  • Visit ProtectMyTown.com to send a letter to your legislators and Governor Rauner urging them not to take our tax dollars.

Romp in the Park

image of runnerAs part of Fun Fest, Romp in the Park will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Check in begins at 7 a.m. at the Maple Park Fire Department, located at 305 S. County Line Road, Maple Park.

Entry fees are as follows:

  • 5K Run – by 8/29: $15; Race Day: $20
  • 2 mail Walk/Run – by 8/29:  $10; Race Day:  $15

T-shirts for the first 100 registrants, ribbons for all participants!

To register, complete and return the signed 2015 Romp in the Park Entry Form (68 downloads) by Saturday, August 29, 2015. image of maple leaf Please make checks payable to Romp in the Park, and mail to P.O. Box 335, Maple Park, IL, 60151. Questions call:  (815) 827-3500.

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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