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 Memorial Day ImageThe Maple Park village office will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of Memorial Day. We will return to the office at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

VEHICLE STICKERS AND ANIMAL TAGS DUE MAY 31, 2015

picture of pickup truckVehicle stickers and animal tags are due on May 31, 2015. Vehicle stickers cost $25 per vehicle and animal tags cost $5 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.

Don’t get stuck paying a late fee! As of June 1, vehicle stickers will be $35 Picture of Dog and Cateach and animal tags will be $25 each.

Get your vehicle sticker and animal tag application(s) by clicking here.

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

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.

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.

VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES HAS THREE OPENINGS

Picture of Civic CenterThe Village of Maple Park Board of Trustees has three openings for Trustees. These openings are for two year terms. Potentially, this Trustee would be elected at the end of the two year term 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. Committees include: Finance, Infrastructure, and Personnel.

If you are interested in this position please complete the Trustee Appointment Application (39 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.

Vehicle Stickers and Animal Tags Due May 31, 2015

Picture of Volkswagon BeetleVehicle stickers and animal tags are due on May 31, 2015. Don’t get stuck paying a late fee! Vehicle stickers cost $25 per vehicle and animal tags cost $5 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.Picture of Dog and Cat

Get your vehicle sticker and animal tag application(s) by
clicking here.

More information can be found in the village code.

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! LIMIT 2 TVs.

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 List 6-6-15 (15 downloads )

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 (18 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.

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 (76 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 (31 downloads )
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