Special Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaigns Underway Through November 28

The Arlington Heights Police Department has started specialized traffic enforcement activities relating to the Thanksgiving Holiday "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket" enforcement campaigns now through November 28, 2016.

Enforcement activities will include numerous seatbelt enforcement zones, impaired driving saturation patrols, and a Roadside Safety Checkpoint. The checkpoint will take place of Friday, November 18, 2016 on Arlington Heights Road south of Algonquin Road.

Officers working the campaigns will be attempting to identify and cite motorists who choose to drive without using their safety belts, are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or are committing other traffic-related offenses.

The campaigns are funded with federal traffic safety funds, which are administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation – Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering.



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Halloween Roadside Safety Checkpoint on Arlington Heights Rd South of Algonquin Rd Saturday Night, Oct. 29

The Arlington Heights Police Department will conduct a roadside safety checkpoint in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign for Halloween. The checkpoint will take place of Saturday, October 29, 2016 on Arlington Heights Road
south of Algonquin Road.

Officers working the campaign will attempt to identify and cite motorists who choose to drive without using their safety belts, are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or are committing other traffic-related offenses.
The campaign is funded with federal traffic safety funds, which are administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation –
Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering.


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Railroad Crossing Closed at Wilke Rd and Northwest Highway, Friday Oct. 21 through Monday Oct. 31, 2016

A road closure is planned for FRIDAY, OCT. 21 - MONDAY, OCT. 31 at the intersection of Northwest Highway and Wilke Road. The closure is for the replacement of the crossing surface of the railroad tracks. This railroad crossing work will require a temporary closure of the Wilke Road crossing of the railroad tracks.

Traffic will be detoured to Northwest Highway and Euclid Ave. To avoid delays, patrons of the Arlington Park train station are encouraged to use Commuter Drive to access the parking lot.


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Rain Barrels Offered to Residents by Village of Arlington Heights in Conjunction with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Arlington Heights, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, will be offering residents free rain barrels. Residents will be able to order rain barrels from this website soon.

All Arlington Heights households are eligible for a maximum of four rain barrels and they will be available in four colors, black, terra cotta, blue and warm gray. The rain barrels have a 55-gallon capacity.

Residents with an interest in ordering rain barrels, please email us regarding your interest, and please include your address. The Village will respond to you with more information as soon as the Rain Barrel order forms are prepared.

The barrels, along with an accessory kit, will be delivered to homes by a contractor hired by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. It can take 4-8 weeks for delivery of the rain barrels.


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TODAY: North Garage Maintenance Work Begins May 2, No Daily Fee Spaces for Duration of Project

Necessary maintenance work for the North Garage, located at the northwest corner of Miner Street and Arlington Heights Road, will begin May 2 and is expected to be completed by early August. This maintenance work is part of a "Parking Garage Rehabilitation Program" approved by the Village Board for Village-owned Parking Garages.

During this project, there will be NO Daily Fee parking spaces available in the North Garage. There will be limited permit parking available in the garage that will be on a first-come, first-serve basis in order to best accommodate merchant parking, Downtown residents, commuters, and shoppers.

The maintenance work being done to the North Garage and all Village-owned garages will eliminate deficiencies in the structures, which, if left unchecked, could lead to future, more extensive and costly repairs. This work will be phased in at various times over the next few years, which will result in improving the structural integrity of the Village's garages.

During the work in the North Garage, ALL permit users (residents, merchants, and commuters) will still be allowed to utilize the garage. However, since the project will affect all floors -- one quarter of two floors will be closed at a time with available parking being made on the 4th floor, parking spaces will be limited.

Due to the fluidity of the necessary construction, locations of available parking spaces in the North Garage will be changing on a daily basis. Since there will be no Daily Fee parking in the garage, permit users will be allowed to utilize the 4th floor (top deck) at various times during construction.

Informational and directional signs will be placed in the North Garage to assist parkers. For the duration of this project, please allow additional time in locating available parking. Refer to the parking map for locations of other garages and parking lots.

· Municipal Garage (adjacent to Village Hall)
· Lot O (across from Village Hall; southeast corner of Sigwalt St and Arlington Heights Rd)
· Vail Garage (Vail Avenue and Campbell Street, south of Metropolis)
· Arlington Park Racetrack (2121 W. Northwest Highway)
· Lots S, A and E (although these lots fill quickly)

The "4 Hour Parking" will still be available in the North Garage during the maintenance work. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience the construction and parking accommodations may cause you.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Public Works Department at 847-368-5800 or check the Village's website for updates, as well as @ArlingtonHtsGov, or the Village of Arlington Heights Facebook page.


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Farmers' Market Runs June 4 - October 15, Every Saturday in Arlington Heights

The Arlington Heights Farmers' Market, managed by the Arlington Heights Historical Society, is planning to open its Market on Saturday, June 4 in the parking lot right across the street from the Museum, at the corner of Vail and Fremont. The Market will run from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Saturday, June 4 - October 15, from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Vendor offerings will include fresh produce, plants, vegetables, meats (including Bison), olives, eggs, breads, pastries, herbs, flowers, cheese, jellies and honey. A vendor that provides knife sharpening services also will be at the market. The Market generates funds to manage the collections and programs at the museum and at the same time, offering high quality, nutritious food source to our community.

The Farmers Market is an ever changing experience as new produce becomes available throughout the growing season and new events are planned through the year. Check out the list of vendors by clicking here.

If you are interested in participating as a vendor, musician, non-profit organization or volunteer, check out the Farmers' Market website for details and applications: www.ahfarmersmarket.org

For more information about the Farmer's Market, call the Museum at 847-255-1225.


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Arlington Heights Fire Hydrant Flushing April 25 through May 6, 2016

Fire hydrant flushing is scheduled to start on April 25 and will run through May 6. Each year, the Village of Arlington Heights Public Works Staff operates, flushes, and maintains 3,300 public and 850 private fire hydrants. The personnel generally work in consecutive 12 hour shifts to rapidly facilitate this event with minimal inconvenience to Arlington Heights residents.

Some benefits that are generated from this scheduled operation and maintenance are:
1) Every public fire hydrant is operated and maintained. If it cannot be maintained, it is marked out of service and the emergency response agencies are notified. The hydrant is then brought back into service as soon as possible.

2) Every private hydrant is operated and if maintenance is necessary, appropriate owners and emergency agencies are promptly notified and the hydrant is marked as out of service. Maintenance is monitored until complete.

3) Water is measured in gallons per minute in order to document flow for the Fire Department.


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