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!

Daylight Savings

Grandfather ClockDaylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015. So, don’t forget to SPRING FORWARD! Turn your clocks ahead.

Sign Up For Village Alert System

Blackboard connect one-step notification systemWould you like to keep up on what is going on in Maple Park? Sign up for Blackboard connect and receive a phone call, email or text with the latest information. Click this link, or call the Village Office at (815) 827-3309 to get signed up.

Maple Park Opposes LDGF Reduction

Old State Capitol BldgIn Governor Rauner’s recent state budget address it was proposed that the municipal share of state income taxes (known as LGDF, the Local Government Distributive Fund) be cut in half.

Go to the Illinois Municipal League Website to make your opposition to these cuts heard by sending a pre-drafted email. This email will be automatically sent to the Governor and each state senator and representative in your area, with a copy also going to the four legislative leaders and yourself. A hard copy addressed to the Governor can also be printed for postal mailing if your computer has Adobe Reader or a compatible program installed on it. YOUR VOICE COUNTS!

VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES HAS OPENINGS

February 24, 2015 – The Village of Maple Park Board of Trustees has openings for Trustees. These openings are for two year terms. Potentially, this Trustee would be elected at that time for a four year term.

The qualified candidate for this paid position is required to be a resident of Maple Park for at least one year. Board meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month, the Committee of the Whole meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month and other meetings called by the Chair of individual Committees.

If you are interested in this position please complete the Trustee Appointment Application (6 downloads ) and return it to the Village Clerk. Please contact Liz Peerboom, Village Clerk at (815) 827-3309, or via e-mail at epeerboom@villageofmaplepark.com with any questions you may have.

3-Peat for Maple Park Police Department Special Olympics?

Special Olympics Photo

Maple Park Police Chief Acosta (back row, right) at 2014 Illinois Special Olympics.

[Editor’s note:  Article copied from the Metro West Council of Government newsletter with permission.]

Will there be a “3-Peat” in the future for Maple Park Police Department? The Maple Park PD and community partners are very proud to announce they have taken the title of the top fund raising agency in the State for a second year in a row; a feat that has never happened before in the history of the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. In fact, in 2014 they raised the most money ever by an Illinois agency: $87, 566. Overall 2014 was a record breaking year for the Torch Run, raising more than $3.7 million for the Athletes of Special Olympics Illinois! This was nearly a $500,000 increase over 2013. This year Maple Park is striving to be the first department ever to reach $100,000.

But you ask, “How does a town of only 1,400 and a police department consisting of one full-time officer and seven part-time officers beat out other agencies such as the State Police and Chicago PD?” Maple Park has a great team of motivated community volunteers and history of reaching out to those in need. The fundraisers held are sponsored by local companies and well attended by the community.

Maple Park Police Department epitomizes creative thinking with their fundraisers, hosting signature events such as the “Pulling for Special Olympics Sport Clay/Trap Shoot” being held on May 17th at the St. Charles Sportsman’s Club, the famous “Wheel of Meat” which is held in July at the Maple Park Pub and Grill, “100 Yard Marathon” (aka local pub crawl) hosted by Bootlegger’s, HD Rockers and Maple Park Pub and “Crazy Quail Shoot” hosted by the Goodenough Family in September, only to name a few. Additionally, you will see this dedicated group at local venues selling Harley Tickets and Special Olympic merchandise wherever you find a crowd like at Elburn Days and the monthly Kane County Flea Market. Most importantly, Special Olympic athletes always play a prominent role in each of their events.  For more information, call Colleen MacRunnels directly at 630/365-2943.

Maple Park Planning Commission Has Opening

smallmplogoJanuary 20, 2015 – The Village of Maple Park Planning Commission has an opening for a Commissioner. This opening is for a term that expires in April. Potentially, this Commissioner would be re-appointed at that time for a four year term.

The qualified candidate for this unpaid position is required to be a resident of Maple Park for at least one year. Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month, and other meetings called by the Planning Commission Chair.

If you are interested in this position or have any questions about the process please contact Liz Peerboom, Village Clerk at (815) 827-3309, or via e-mail at epeerboom@villageofmaplepark.com.

Planning Commission Member Application (10 downloads )
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