Commercial Filming - June 4
Village officials have been working with a local filming location company over the past several weeks on a filming project in Kenilworth. The filming is scheduled to occur on this Friday, June 4, 2021, from 12:00PM - 12:00AM. While the majority of the filming is to occur in the tunnel under Green Bay Road, filming may also occur on Wayland Avenue, Sterling Road, and in Pee-Wee Park. Residents in that area should have received notification from the location company earlier this month.
In addition, there will be parking restrictions on Sterling Road and Wayland Avenue, and intermittent closures after dark on Sterling Road and Green Bay Road. The intermittent closures on Green Bay Road are expected to occur around 10:00PM. or later, and Police Department personnel will be onsite to help direct traffic.
Finally, as part of the filming request, access to the tunnel under Green Bay Road will be restricted on June 4.
Please contact Administration at (847) 251-1666 with any questions.
Kenilworth Avenue Resurfacing
(June 2 Update) You may have noticed construction signs placed along Kenilworth Avenue to notify the public of the Kenilworth Avenue Resurfacing Project. The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 7th to address much needed improvements on Kenilworth Avenue from the fountain heading east towards Sheridan Road.
Temporary Cellular Tower Construction
(June 2 Update) In advance of the upcoming water tank rehabilitation work scheduled for later this summer, the cellular antennas on top of the tank need to be relocated. Beginning June 7, 2021, Fulton Technologies will begin construction of a temporary antenna site at Roger Avenue and Green Bay Road. Residents in the construction area have and will continue to be notified of any road closures resulting from the work. It is expected that it will take 2-3 weeks for the tower to be fully constructed. After that time, the cellular carriers will begin removing their equipment from the water tank.
2020 Kenilworth Water Quality Report
The annual Water Quality Report is ready to view. Please Click here.
125th Anniversary: Heritage Tree Program
This year marks the Village's 125th anniversary since its founding in 1896. To help commemorate the anniversary, the Village will be kicking off the Heritage Tree Program, 2021. Through the program, the Village, in partnership with residents, other civic organizations, garden clubs, schools, and churches, will aim to plant 125 trees across Kenilworth in public areas. Learn more about this celebratory program and how to donate here.
Update: Tree Moratorium
Effective February 17, 2021 there will be a temporary moratorium on tree removals while the Village Board reviews the Tree Ordinance. All applications for Tree Permits will be deferred while consideration of possible changes to Village laws and ordinances is pending except for Tree Permits issued: (i) for the removal of dead, diseased, or dangerous trees; or (ii) in conjunction with valid building permits issued for building additions or new buildings. The moratorium is expected to end June 22, 2021. Please contact the Building & Planning Division for further information at (847) 251-1666 x 5255.
Raleigh, Leicester, and Warwick Utility Relocation Work
June 2nd- Update
With the underground construction complete, residents can remove any utility flags related to this relocation work.
Noticing the fresh new sod placement? It is called Kentucky Blue grass and will definitely take some time to blend in with its surroundings.
Residents can maintain their regular lawn routine keeping in mind the new sod may need additional attention.
Damages made by Nicor to sprinkler systems can be reported to Nicor's contractor, NPL Claims Department, at 630-995-3124 or ILClaims@gonpl.com.
Grass Seed Mat
ComEd has placed down seed mats to restore the landscape. Residents are to incorporate maintaining the seed mats into their regular landscaping routines.
Damages made by ComEd to sprinkler systems are to be reported to Nikki Ang, at NAng@vok.org.
Public Works is working alongside ComEd in restoring the street lights.
Comcast: On 12/31, Comcast completed their utility relocate.
On August 25th, ComEd began utility relocate and completed on December 23rd.
On November 18th, Nicor began utility relocate and completed on May 7th.
On December 8th, Comcast began utility relocate and completed on December 31st.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nikki Ang, Management Analyst with the Village at 847-251-1666, ext. 5251.
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