The Pritzker Administration, in partnership with the Illinois Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), is leveraging federal ARPA
funds in the State’s 2022 budget to expand assistance and eligibility to serve
more families with emergency relief programs as part of the Help Illinois
Review the Fact Sheet below for more information.
Go to helpillinoisfamilies.com for additional information and request assistance.
Good news! A second round of the Illinois Rental Payment Program is expected to launch on Monday, December 6th. For information go to https://illinoishousinghelp.org/ where program information and application instructions are available.
Leaves that are in storm drains can cause problems for your house and many others. Make sure to keep storm drains and streets clear of leaves. If leaves remain in the storm drains, this can cause street or potentially home flooding. This could also cause hydro-planing while driving.
Waste Management will be picking up yard waste through November 24th. All yard waste must be placed at the curb for collection no later than 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled waste pickup day for collection. Yard waste must be in biodegradable Kraft paper bags or rigid sided containers with handles specifically labeled “Yard Waste”. The containers cannot exceed 32-gallons in size and 50 pounds. Twigs and branches can be bundled with biodegradable twine or string in four foot long by two foot diameter bundles, tied and left at the curb for pick-up. Branches must be less than three inches in diameter.
Pumpkin & Squash Recycling Event – Saturday, 11/6/21
Kane County, in conjunction with Pushing the Envelope Farm and Northern Illinois Food Bank, are offering a free pumpkin recycling event in Geneva on Saturday, November 6th from 9am to 12 noon, to help you reduce your seasonal holiday waste!
Jack O’Lanterns, pumpkins and decorative squashes are highly compostable and it is a real shame to just send them to a landfill, when the nutrients they contain could instead be returned to soil that will grow more healthy food!
When: Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 9am-12pm
Where: Pushing the Envelope Farm at 1700 Averill Road in Geneva
YES: They will take • pumpkins (carved or whole) • decorative squashes and gourds • corn stalks • hay bales • any other organic materials used as fall décor
NO: They will not take any Jack O’Lanterns with any of the following items in or on them:
- candles • yarn hair • stickers • glitter • googly eyes • plastic ears • plastic of any kind • excessive amounts of paint
Because these materials will be composted straight into the soil of the farm, it is very important to keep it contaminant-free; just like food scrap composting. In other words, only the squashes, pumpkins, and gourds themselves can be accepted at this event!
Spread the word! Tell your neighbors and friends to utilize this great service to get all those pumpkins composted instead of landfilled!
**REMINDER – APPLICATION DEADLINE BY NOON ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021**
The Village of Maple Park, Illinois is seeking an experienced leader and professional with a demonstrated record of professional law enforcement experience in management, strong fiscal management and a community engagement philosophy with experience in community policing, resource management and staff development.
To apply for the position, please submit a resume, cover letter, five (5) references and the Village of Maple Park Job Application form by 12:00 Noon on Friday, October 29, 2021. Resumes/cover letters/references/applications will only be accepted electronically, no faxed or mailed submittals will be accepted. Applicants should return their candidate information to: Village Administrator, Dawn Wucki-Rossbach at firstname.lastname@example.org