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Summer Means those Pesky Mosquitoes!

Clarke Environmental is the City’s contractor for the annual mosquito control program. The objective of this program is to reduce the potential for mosquito-borne disease transmission. For information regarding mosquito annoyances, treatments and scheduling, residents may call Clark Environmental at 800-942-2555. Further questions on the city’s program may be directed to Public Works at 630-377-4405 or at

Installing a New Mailbox?

Placing Mailboxes Correctly Can Help Avoid Damage from Snow Plows

If installing a new curbside mailbox is on your To Do list this summer, make sure you place it the proper distance from the curb to help avoid damage from snow plows this winter.

Plows are big pieces of machinery and they are pushing heavy amounts of snow off the roads. Sometimes mailboxes are damaged in the process. But placing the mailbox the proper distance from the curb can help minimize the chance your mailbox will be damaged during plowing.

Adding reflectors to the mailbox also helps increase their visibility.

Mailbox Installation Guidelines