Voter Information

Election day is Tuesday, November 8th this year. Need help registering to vote, finding your polling place, or different ways you can vote? Visit the Cook County Clerk's website for all that information and more. 

To find how who your current state and federal officials are, check out the Kenilworth Community Portal, government representatives page here

Police Chief David Miller Announces Retirement

After 28 years of distinguished public service, Police Chief David Miller has announced his plan to retire effective September 30, 2022. The Village Board will appoint an interim Police Chief to maintain Kenilworth's high standard of public safety during the process of selecting a permanent replacement for Chief Miller. We wish Chief Miller the best, and hope he enjoys a well-deserved retirement!

To read the full press release, please click here. 

2022 Green Streets Project Phase II - 09/30/2022 UPDATE

Raleigh Road: Reopened in August 2022. Sod installation began Wednesday, September 21st.

Leicester, north of Woodstock: Reopened on September 7th. Landscaping scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 29th.

Leicester, south of Woodstock: Reopened on September 28th.  Landscaping scheduled to begin on Monday, October 3rd

Warwick, from Kenilworth Ave to Woodstock Ave: Full road closure began September 27th. For permit parking information, please click here. 

Woodstock: Intersections at Raleigh, Leicester, and Warwick will be closed beginning July 22nd for road closures and to avoid tracking mud/dirt onto new roads.  Beginning September 28th, stockpiling will begin on Warwick at Woodstock. 

*There is no change in refuse and recycling services on Raleigh and Leicester. 
*Warwick impacted by the road closure will temporarily have their pickup date scheduled for Wednesday.

To learn more about Phase II or to view correspondences sent to residents, please visit our Green Streets Project page by clicking here. To view the most current project schedule matrix as of September 30th, please click here.

Are you a resident on or near the project area of Raleigh, Leicester, and Warwick?  If so, sign up to receive text notifications by texting the word "green" to 74121 or scan the QR code below!

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Regular updates will be provided for those signed up to receive text notifications so be sure to subscribe!

Recent Village Board Activity

On September 13th, the Village Board met in their workgroup format (called the Committee of the Whole). At the meeting, the group discussed:

  • The development of the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. The Board reviewed an infrastructure report which provided an overview of the state of the Village infrastructure, such as utilities and facilities. The Board also reviewed the Village's current financial position and the future economic conditions that could impact the Village. Lastly, the Board discussed the next steps in the budget process, including discussing the Fiscal year 2023 budget goals, proposed capital projects, and the annual fee ordinance which was heard at the September 19th Village Board Meeting. 

On September 19th the Village Board took the following action during their regular meeting:

  • A Proclamation was read honoring Police Chief David Miller for his 28+ years of service to the Village of Kenilworth. In response to his upcoming retirement, the Board also authorized the sale of Chief Miller's service weapon to him as a token of appreciation. 
  • Authorized the release of closed session minutes and the disposal of verbatim records.
  • Amended Chapter 74 of the Village Code to allow parking restrictions on the 600 and 500 blocks of Abbotsford Road.
  • Amended Chapter 74 to approve "do not enter" parking restrictions on Essex Road, Warwick Road, and Abbotsford Road.
  • Approved the budget goals and objectives for the Fiscal Year 2023. 
  • Discussed proposed changes to the Annual Fee Ordinance for the Fiscal Year 2023.

The meeting packets that contain the agenda, as well as staff reports, can be found here.  

2022 Beach Season

The 2022 Beach Season has officially come to an end, this past Monday, September 5th. The beach will remain open to the public, but as a reminder, with staff no longer present, patrons may continue to swim, but at their own risk. 

Sign-up to Receive Smart911 Alerts Today

The Kenilworth Police Department wants to share with residents the opportunity to register for Smart911, which allows you to provide your first responders with key information in advance of an emergency call. Smart911 is a free opt-in service, and you can provide as much or as little information as you would like. The system has been updated to allow users to notify first responders of potential COVID positive persons in the household.  When anyone in your household dials 911 from a landline or cell phone connected to your safety profile, all the information is immediately displayed to the emergency dispatcher. Click Here to Learn More

Village News and Alerts

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Kenilworth Beach

Current Status: Open

For additional details on the beach, click here.