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!

Village Office Closed

Happy Easter ImageThe Maple Park Village office will be closed on Friday, April 3, 2015. We will return at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015. Payments can be left in the drop box or paid online. You can leave a message at (815) 827-3309 or email at epeerboom@vfillageofmaplepark.com and we will get back to you on Monday.

ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Maple Park Fire Dept Logo

The Maple Park Fire Department will host an all you can eat pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Fire Department, located at 305 S. County Line Road. They will serve from 7 a.m. to Noon.

Adults – $6, Children (ages 3-10) – $3, Under 3 – Free. Come support the Men and Women of the Maple Park Fire Department!

Maple Park Library Easter Egg Hunt

Image of Easter EggsThe Maple Park Library will host an Easter Egg Hunt (rain or shine) on Saturday, March 28, 2015, outside the library.

Times are as follows:

  • Ages 0-3 – Noon
  • Ages 4-6 – 12:05 p.m.
  • Ages 7 & up – 12:10 p.m.

Image of Easter BunnyAlso, the Easter Bunny is coming to take pictures (11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Bring your cameras!

This is a free event and registration is not required, but donations are accepted.

For more information, call the library at (815) 827-3362. Pictures take by the library at this event will be posted on Facebook.

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 (2 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 (4 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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