Seasonal services, tips & information

Watering Newly Planted Trees

Did you receive a new tree in the parkway in front of your home this spring? The City works to minimize transplant shock for new trees and promote healthy plantings in several ways:

• New trees are planted with the trunk flare a few inches above grade. The trunk flare is where the trunk expands at the base of the tree. This point should be partially visible after the tree has been planted. If the tree is planted too deep, new roots will have difficulty developing because of a lack of oxygen. Read more »

Fall 50/50 Parkway Tree Program

The City again is offering trees for planting in the parkway this fall for the “50/50 Parkway Tree Planting Program.” Contact  the  Public  Works  Department to request a review of your parkway  if you are interested. Parkways must be reviewed  and approved  for planting before an order will be placed. Please do not send payment now. Once approved, you will receive a confirmation letter, order form, and details on how to order. Orders must be placed by Aug. 1, 2014. Read more »

2014 Street/Utility Maintenance Schedule

The City’s annual road and infrastructure maintenance program is underway. Crews from Hardin Paving Services will repair water mains and storm and sanitary sewer systems, in addition to street repair. The project will be completed in three phases: Phase I-Underground Utility Work, Phase II-Street Rehabilitation, and Phase III- Parkway Restoration. Work is expected to be complete by August 15, 2014. See work locations here. Read more »

Street Sweeping Schedule

June - Last Week

August – Mid Month

September - Last Week

October - Last Week

November - Mid Month & Last Week (after leaf collection)

In addition, there will be special sweepings for parades, festivals, special events, emergencies, accidents, leaf pick-up and severe weather events. Please try to park off of the street during the weeks scheduled for sweeping. For more information, contact Public Works at 630-377-4405 or

2014 Brush Pick Up Schedule

East Side 
April 21
West Side
April 28
Brush (branches at least 3 feet in length and less than 12 inches in diameter) must be placed on the parkway, in front of your house (or along the frontage where refuse/recycling is collected), cut ends facing the street before 7 a.m. on Monday of the scheduled pick up (or Tuesday if Monday is a holiday).

A Winter of Extremes...

From sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to 40o F highs--or freezing rain to frequent snowfall, this has been an interesting (and infamously record-setting) winter so far!

One of the most important winter responsibilities of Public Works is to clear the roads of snow and ice for safe travel. Most people see the plows out working, but may not realize there is an entire interdepartmental team collaborating “behind-the-scenes” to support snow/ice control efforts 24/7.

Before the Weather Hits Read more »

Clearing State, County and City Roads

The following state roads are plowed and maintained by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) phone number 847-705-4228:

  • Rt. 31 north of the railroad trestle
  • Rt. 25 north of Johnor Ave
  • Rt. 64 west of Randall Rd
  • Rt. 64 east of 13th Ave

The following roads are plowed and maintained by the Kane County Highway Department (KDOT) phone number 630-584-1170: Read more »

Helpful Winter Reminders: Snow Plow Safety

City staff is gearing up for another northern Illinois winter. They are preparing the equipment and making sure de-icing supplies are ready to keep city streets safe and clear throughout the winter. Around-the-clock crews are ready to respond to winter weather conditions. Here’s what you can do to help: Read more »

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