Boil Order


The Village of Maple Park water system lostpressure in the distribution system


The Maple Park water system experienced a control outage that led to a temporary loss of pressure and water in the distribution system, which may causebackpressure, backsiphonage, or a net movement of water from outside the pipe to the inside through cracks, breaks, or joints in the distribution system that are common in all water systems.  Such a systemfailure carries with it a high potential that fecal contamination or other disease-causing organisms could enter the distribution system. These conditions may pose an imminent and substantial health endangerment to persons served by the system.

What should I do?

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a rolling boil for at least (3) threeminutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiledor bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushingteeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. ALLSTORED WATER, DRINK OR ICE MADE RECENTLY FROMTHIS SUPPLY SHALL


Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causingorganisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, andparasites which can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, cramps,nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a specialhealth risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly andpeople with severely compromised immune systems.

The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms indrinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and theypersist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increasedrisk should seek advice about drinking water from their healthcare providers.

What happened? What is being done?

Water and pressure to the system have since been restored and we will continue to monitor the system.

We will inform you when you no longer need to boil your water.For more information, please contact Village Hall at 815-827-3309.

Please share this information with all the other peoplewho drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools,

and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by the Village of Maple Park

Water System ID#: IL0890500

Date distributed: February 23, 2019

Planning Commission Public Hearing – Special Use Permit


Continued to Thursday, March 7, 2019
7 P.M.
302 Willow Street, Maple Park


If you can’t make the meeting, you can download the power point presentation below to look at details of the proposed building.


Power Point Presentation 18663 E County Line Rd (100 downloads)


The Village of Maple Park Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on February 21, 2019, at 7 p.m. The purpose of this public hearing is to hear testimony regarding a Special Use Permit for the property located at 18663 County Line Road, Maple Park.

The petitioner, Ideal United Group, is a commercial cleaning company that has been in operation since 2009. The primary focus of Ideal United Group is providing support services, including on-site cleaning and maintenance for the restaurant industry in the Greater Chicago area.

The goal for 18663 County Line Road is to redevelop the property to serve as a corporate base of operations for Ideal United Group. The base of operations will include an approximately 8,500 square foot building that will house a 400 square foot corporate office for accounting and leadership offices,  and the balance of the building will be used for storage of service equipment.

The public hearing will be held at the Maple Park Civic Center, located at 302 Willow Street, Maple Park. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

If you would like to give input, but can’t make the meeting, please complete the  Citizen Response Form (27 downloads)  and return it to the Village Clerk at P.O. Box 220, Maple Park. You can also email the form to the Village Clerk, fax it to (815) 827-4040, or drop it off at 302 Willow Street. Deadline for Citizen Response Form is Thursday, March 7, 2019, at noon.

If you should have questions please feel free to contact the village office at (815) 827-3309.

Water Outage

The Village of Maple Park is experiencing a water outage at this time. This is being investigated and we will update you when information is available.


If you still have questions about all the recycling changes, you can submit a question to Jennifer Jarland from Kane County Recycles. She can answer all your questions about the “New Rules” for recycling. Here is a question that she recently received.

“Q: Hi, Jennifer!

 Tub With Food PictureAfter reading the Kane County Recycles Green Guide I’m still unclear about clear hard plastic food containers. For instance, lettuce mixes, fruit and snacks.

If these containers are recyclable, is there a market for them? Or are they being crushed and sent to some remote country somewhere?

I know that pet food and bird seed bags are not recycled, which is a shame because it is such a huge industry. Are the hard-plastic litter containers recyclable?

Do you know if there is an organization that is working with industry to develop alternative materials for these products? This is obviously a subject I’m very interested in.

Thanks so much for looking into this for me.

 — MJK

 A: Hi, MJK!

Yes, fruit and lettuce boxes are recyclable! The reason that the guidelines are a little vague is because these items are on the line of recyclable or not recyclable.

Many of the recycling facilities do not want them, because they have little to no value. There is a market for mixed low-grade plastic but it isn’t great. And it is very likely offshore.Tub with Salad Picture

That said, you CAN put them in your bin and they will get recycled. (Read the fine print of the online guidelines and you will find them listed there, under the plastic bottles, tubs, jugs, and jars details. They are considered “Tubs.”)

Flat lids though, if separated from the container, are not recyclable as they cannot be sorted by the current technology (based on shapes) and often end up in with the paper because it is thin and flat. So, for example, the flat lettuce container lids should go in the trash, please. And the tub itself goes in the recycling.

Cat Litter Container pictureKitty litter containers are recyclable, yes. And if they have a screw on lid, it can also be recycled, attached to the container.

The Product Stewardship Institute works on product and packaging design. Also, there are definitely signs of movement in the direction of design for recyclability in the corporate arena. Slowly but surely.

It is up to us to shop wisely, too, and avoid the packaging if possible. I just wrote an article on that!”

Contact Jennifer Jarland at 630-208-3841 or


Register to Vote Clip ArtIf you are going to be 18 before the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election, or if you just haven’t registered yet, you can register to vote now.

You can come to the village office in Maple Park (302 Willow Street) to register, or you can go to the county website in which you live:

DeKalb County

Kane County


The 2020 Census is Coming…

US Census LogoThe 2020 Census at a Glance

Village of Maple Park

Counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency. They are dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. Federal law protects the confidentiality of all individual responses the Census Bureau collects.

The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade we take a count—or a census—of America’s population.

The census provides vital information for you and your community.

  • It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries. Redistricting counts are sent to the states by March 31, 2021.
  • Communities, like Maple Park, rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools, and emergency services.
  • Businesses use census data to determine where to open places to shop.

Each year, the federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to states and communities based on Census Bureau data.

In 2020, new technology will be implemented to make it easier than ever to respond to the census. For the first time, you will be able to respond online, by phone, as well as by mail. They will use data that the public has already provided to reduce follow-up visits. And, they are building an accurate address list and automating their field operations—all while keeping your information confidential.

So, please, complete the census. It will help your community!

For more information go to the website.

Maple Park Planning Commission


The Maple Park Planning Commission is looking for a volunteer to fill an up coming vacancy. Applicants need to be a Maple Park resident for a minimum of one year. If you are interested, please complete the Member Application (31 downloads) and return it to the Village Clerk at P.O. Box 220, Maple Park, IL, 60151, via email, or you can also drop it off at 302 Willow Street, Maple Park. If you should have any questions please feel free to call the village office at (815) 827-3309.


Mixed Curbside Residential Recycling MythsRecyle Often Recycle Right Logo

  • It’s time to get back to the basics of good recycling
  • Identify myths of recycling, and become an expert
  • Understand the basic recycling rules and tips

For more information, read the Recycling Myths Flyer (39 downloads) , or visit website.


water bill clip artMaple Park’s water bill due date is Thursday, January 31, 2019, but mother nature is not really cooperating! We do have a way that you can pay your cold weather clip artwater bill from the comfort of your own home.

Click here to pay your water bill by credit/debit card or e-check.

E-pay charges a percentage to use a credit/debit card, but using an e-check only costs 50 cents.

Recycling Sea Change: Stop Recycling Plastics That’s NOT a Container