This is an exciting time of year for the village and the chamber of commerce. The tree lighting and Christmas Walk our featured in this issue. Friday will be a lot of fun for kids and adults to mingle and have some good cheer with business owners. Please stop in and say hello!
Kick Off the Holidays With Annual Christmas Walk
Don’t miss out on all the holiday fun at the 2010 Christmas Walk taking place downtown this Friday, December 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. The annual event is hosted by the Village, the Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce and the Park District. Festivities will begin with caroling and the annual tree lighting at Village Hall at 6 p.m. Afterward, attendees are welcome to stop in the Village Board Room for cookies and to stroll downtown where the festivities will continue.
The Chamber will host an evening full of activities, including giveaways, drawings and coupons from local businesses. Adults may pick up a “Passport to Clarendon Hills” at Quinn’s Coffee Shop and visit each “country” to receive a stamp. After visiting enough countries, turn your passport in at Redd Herring restaurant at the corner of Park and Prospect and you will receive a cup of holiday cheer, a book of “CHoupons” good a local businesses and you will be entered into a chance to win a sleigh filled with more than $1,300 in gifts from local businesses.The Christmas Walk will also feature horse-drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, strolling Victorian carolers, and specials at many local businesses. Don’t forget that Santa Claus will arrive at the Sloan Triangle at 7 p.m. sharp.
For more information, visit the Christmas Walk website
Remember to Shop Local This Holiday Season!
The Village encourages residents to try to patronize local businesses for your holiday gift giving. Shopping in Clarendon Hills helps to keep local businesses viable and business districts vibrant. Spending your money in your community also helps to keep your sales tax dollars local, where they can support local services provided by the Village. Visit the Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce
website to find local businesses.
Important Winter Weather Reminders
If snow is in the weather forecast, the Village’s reminds residents to avoid parking cars on the streets. Vehicles cannot be parked on Village streets (or any other place where they would interfere with snow removal) during a snowfall of 2 inches or more and for 12 hours after it ends. This includes all motor vehicles and all streets. Vehicles on the streets may be ticketed and/or towed. Additionally, it is against Village Ordinance to pile snow within 5 feet of a fire hydrant or deposit snow into the street. If your driveway is plowed, this snow must be piled on your own parkway and not your neighbor’s.
When snow falls, Village crews first spread salt at intersections, curves, hills, stop signs and fire hydrants. Work starts on the main streets, including the Central Business District, and then continues onto the side streets. Build-up of snow is monitored until plowing is necessary and as many passes as needed are made on each street depending on the severity of the storm. Residents are encouraged to drive slowly and carefully during winter weather events.
Flagg Creek Construction Continues on Park Ave.
Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District’s infrastructure improvement project continues along Park Avenue in Clarendon Hills. The $14 million improvement project runs through portions of Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale and Westmont, and is much warranted to prevent sanitary sewer surcharging during heavy rain falls.
It is anticipated that work will continue through most of December. When work concludes, Park will open to through traffic. However, work is expected to resume again by mid-winter. As work continues on Park Avenue, please be reminded that the Post Office and Fire Department, as well as residences, will remain accessible. Any questions about the project can be directed to FCWRD at 630-323-3299 or to the Village’s Public Works Department at 630-286-4750. Updates are available on the Village’s website
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