Welcome to the Village of Crestwood.

Welcome to the Official Village of Crestwood website. Here you will find the latest news and events from around Crestwood. You can also find meeting agendas and minutes, businesses in Crestwood,  and contact information for Village services.


Village Of Crestwood 13840 S. Cicero Crestwood, IL 60445
Phone: 708 371-4800 Fax: 708 371-4849
Business Hours: As of JUNE 1, 2013 The Village Hall Hours will be:
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri.   9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – CLOSED

A 2015 list of Village Holidays can be found HERE.


***Tinley Creek Construction will be starting Early November with tree removal and widening of the Creek from Central to Rt.83

**If you have any questions Please Contact Bill Graffeo at the Village of Crestwood 708-371-4800 Ext. 2001


Happy Thanksgiving!

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Visit with Santa


Urgent Press Release

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Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

Winter Holiday Safety Tips
This holiday season, don’t let the spirit of giving lull you into giving burglars, muggers and pickpockets a better chance to do their dirty work. Crooks love the holidays as much as everyone else, especially because it’s an opportune time for crime.
Homes jam-packed with glittering gifts. Stores, malls and downtown streets teeming with unsuspecting shoppers. People rushing around, stressed out and careless, looking for last-minute gifts, trying to get everything done. It’s enough to make a crook giddy with holiday joy.
Here are some tips on how to celebrate safely this holiday season:
If You Are Traveling
• Get an automatic timer for your lights.
• Ask a neighbor to watch your home, shovel snow, and park in the driveway from time to time.
• Don’t forget to have mail and newspaper delivery stopped. If it piles up, it’s a sure sign you’re gone.
If You Are Out for the Evening
• Turn on lights and a radio or TV so it looks like someone’s home.
• Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
• Don’t display gifts where they can be seen from outside.
If You Are Shopping
• Stay alert and be aware of what’s going on around you.
• Park in a well-lighted space, and be sure to lock the car, close the windows, and hide shopping bags and gifts in the trunk.
• Avoid carrying large amounts of cash; pay with a check or credit card whenever possible.
• Deter pickpockets and purse-snatchers. Don’t overburden yourself with packages. Be extra careful with purses and wallets. Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps. Put a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket.
• Shopping with kids? Teach them to go to a store clerk or security guard if you get separated.
Protect Your Vehicle
• Loading up on all those gifts is a sign of progress in the holiday shopping. But if those packages are left out in the open after they’re in the car, your car has become a likely target for thieves. Remember the old cliché “Out of sight, out of mind?” The same idea applies to items in your car.
• Always lock your vehicle and store all items out of sight. Breaking into an empty car isn’t worth a thief’s time. However, anything left in plain view—from your holiday gifts to spare change, sunglasses, CDs, cell phones or briefcases—may tempt a thief.
• Help prevent your vehicle from being stolen by always locking your car and using anti-theft devices. And although it’s cold, never leave your vehicle running while you run inside your home or a store—even if for only a minute or two.
If a Stranger Comes to the Door
• Criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts, so be cautious when accepting a package.
• I’s not uncommon for people to try to take advantage of others’ generosity during the holidays by going door-to-door for charitable donations when there’s no charity involved. Ask for identification, and find out how the funds will be used. If you aren’t satisfied, don’t give. Help a charitable organization you know and like instead.
After You’ve Opened the Gifts
Burglars know that many households have new, and oftentimes expensive, items in their homes following the December holidays—especially items such as new computers and peripherals, stereo components, televisions, cameras and other electronic equipment. In too many cases, residents make it easy for burglars to figure out which homes to target by putting boxes that identify their new gifts in plain view with their other garbage. Avoid becoming an easy target for post-holiday burglars by not leaving boxes for new electronics and other items in the alley or other garbage pick-up locations for several days at a time. Instead, break down any boxes you are throwing out, put them in garbage bags and place them inside a trash can. (In many cases, especially with computer equipment, you might consider keeping the boxes for safe storage, shipping or moving in the future.) Think about keeping broken-down boxes inside—in a garage, for example—until the evening before your regular garbage pick-up. Some burglars actually look inside garbage cans for evidence of holiday gifts. And, of course, if you see someone suspicious casing your trash or If you see a burglary in progress, call the Crestwood Police Department on 911.
Take a Holiday Inventory
• The holidays are a good time to update—or create—your home inventory. Take photos or make videos of items, and list descriptions and serial numbers. If your home is burglarized, having a detailed inventory can help identify stolen items and make insurance claims easier to file.
• Make sure things like TVs, VCRs, stereo equipment, cameras, camcorders, sports equipment, jewelry, silver, computers, home office equipment and power tools are on the list. Remember to check it twice!
Celebrate Responsibly
The holiday season is a time of celebration and revelry. Drinking and driving is a danger to everyone on the road. Anyone with a BAC of .08 or higher is in violation of Illinois law and may go to jail. Remember that the risk isn’t worth it—if you choose to drink alcohol at a party, don’t drive. Take a cab, use public transportation or a designated driver.
Enjoy the Season!
Last but not least, don’t let holiday stress get the best of your holiday spirit. Make time to get together with family, friends, and neighbors. And think about reaching out in the spirit of the season and helping someone who’s less fortunate or lonely

ComEd Alert

Here’s some good information from ComEd regarding foiling potential scams in your community. Take some time to make yourself aware, and keep Crestwood safe!

FREE Sports Registration for Crestwood Youth


The Village of Crestwood will be Closed on the following Holidays 2015

January 1, Thurs., New Years Day
January 2, Fri., Day after New Years
January 19, Mon., Martin Luther King, Jr
February 16, Mon., President’s Day
April 3, Fri., Good Friday
May 25, Mon., Memorial Day
July 3, Fri., Independence Day
September 7, Mon., Labor Day
November 11, Wed., Veteran’s Day
November 26, Thurs., Thanksgiving Day
November 27, Fri., Day after Thanksgiving
December 24, Thurs., Christmas Eve
December 25, Fri., Christmas
December 31, Thurs., New Year’s Eve, ½ Day

Village Of Crestwood Settlement Letter

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2016 T-Ball Registration

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Ordinance 2248 – Authorized General Obligation Bonds

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Notice of Intent to Issue Bonds

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ComEd Provides $10 Million in Financial Assistance to Customers in Need

2015 assistance funds to help customers facing financial hardship avoid service disconnection

CHICAGO (March 25, 2015) – ComEd announces it has dedicated $10 million in assistance funds for 2015 to help customers struggling to pay their electric bill. ComEd is urging customers who have fallen behind on paying their electric bill to contact ComEd to see if they are eligible for payment arrangements or financial assistance.

The ComEd CARE programs are focused on helping military families, veterans, senior citizens and people who may have experienced a job loss, illness or disability and need help with paying their electric bills. ComEd also offers assistance to non-profit organizations that are experiencing a hardship.

Under the Smart Grid law, enacted in 2011, ComEd committed $50 million for five years to help eligible customers with their utility bills.

“We realize some customers fall on hard times and need assistance with paying their monthly electric bill,” said Val Jensen, senior vice president of Customers Operations, ComEd. “Our goal is to help our customers maintain continual seamless electric service. This is why we want to ensure that customers who are in need of assistance are aware of the ComEd CARE programs and how they can receive financial relief during tough times.”

Last year through ComEd’s CARE programs, the utility was able to help more than 16,200 customers maintain their service. Service disconnection is always the last resort, and only occurs after a lengthy process that is designed to avoid this outcome. The $10 million for 2015 will provide relief to customers in need and help get them back on track to managing their utility bill. The utility is also running advertisements to increase awareness of the available funds and to encourage customers in need to apply for assistance.

In addition, through new legislation introduced in the Illinois General Assembly on March 19, ComEd is looking to extend this assistance. Under HB3328/SB1879, financial assistance programs will be extended for another five years through 2021, enabling ComEd and utilities serving more than 3 million customers to contribute $10 million per year to existing financial assistance programs or similar programs offered as a result of the Smart Grid law.

For more information on ComEd’s financial assistance programs, including eligibility requirements please visit ComEd.com/CARE or call 1-888-806-CARE (2273).

2015 AMI Installation Map


Online Auction for Unclaimed Property

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The Village of Crestwood is looking for a part-time person to do janitorial service and Meter reading

Our village is definitely a “Village on the Move.” We will continue to encourage opportunities through planning, commitment and community involvement by showcasing the charms of a community that embraces new ideas while treasuring its old.
Thank you for helping us to continue enhancing Crestwood’s reputation as an outstanding village in which to live, work and play.


The Village of Crestwood is looking for a part-time person to do janitorial service and Meter reading.
25 hours a week.
Please stop by the village hall for an application.


Description: This work shall consist of the screening,segregating and loading of approximately 700,000 cubic yards of natural lime stone, dirt, silt, and pea gravel, for use by contractors on offsite projects.
Removal of the existing stockpile shall be made to the point where all the aggregates/soil above grade has been removed to street grade level.

The location of the existing stockpile is on Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) property east of Cicero Avenue on north side of Cal Sag Road in the Village of Crestwood, IL.

General: Prior to beginning operations in the area, Contractor shall notify the Village of Crestwood who currently has a 2 year permit for the use of this site from the MWRDGC, in order to obtain access to this property. All Village requirements and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago requirement shall be met before access is granted. Notification shall be made one week in advance to starting work. The Contractor shall be responsible for reviewing the Permit and adhering to the conditions of the permit prior to the commencement of work, including but not l i mited to insurance requirements.
The Contractor’s sequence of operations shall be in such a way to limit excessive dirt and debris and minimize traffic congestions on the roadways.
Site Operation Plan: The Contractor shall develop a project specific site plan and submit the plan to the Village Engineer a minimum of two weeks before beginning the removal activities. The plan shall outline the procedures, subcontractors if any, construction timelines, and the final project site where this material is being used. The plan shall also meet all the federal,State and local requirements for the screening, segregating and loading of this spoil material. Any debris screened from these piles, shall be removed and disposed of in accordance with State, Federal and Local regulations.
Stockpile removal and disposal shall be performed only when temperature in the shade is at least 40!? F (S!? C) and the forecast calls for no rain.
Method of Measurement: This work shall be measured for payment in TON as measured at the project site.
Basis of Payment. This work will be paid for at the contract unit price per TON for the screening, segregating and loading of the STOCKPILED AGGREGATE. No additional payment shall be made for the testing.

Premium Business Space Available

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Premium Industrial/Office Space Available in Crestwood

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Crestwood Office and Warehouse Space Available

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Near I-294, I-80, I-57

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 708-301-8545, Mon.-Fri., 8AM to 5PM


Please Slow Down Signs Available

Help Mayor Lou Presta and the Crestwood Police Department protect our most valuable asset, “OUR CHILDREN”!

You can assist by displaying a “PLEASE SLOW DOWN” sign in your front yard or parkway.

Signs are 24″ x 18″ and are available at the Police Department for $10.00.

Technology Recycling Has Never Been Easier

Outdated electronic waste cannot go in landfills but many people do not know where to take their electronics for recycling. Here’s what you need to know:

— Many of the largest retailers that sell electronics  now have recycling programs at their individual stores.
— Goodwill Industries takes electronics.
— The website at earth911 includes a search function that allows people to find locations nearby

Garbage and Refuse Collection

It is very important that each resident makes themselves aware of important Ordinances in the Village. The following link will educate you on the Garbage and Refuse Topic.

Please be aware that Garbage cans are not to be taken out until 6pm the night before pickup and removed from the curb side by 8pm on day of collection. This is not always the case for many. The Village Trustees have instructed the Police Department to enforce this ordinance.  A warning will be issued  for the first offense and a ticket will be issued on the second offense. A neon green sticker will be placed on your can as a warning. Please be aware this will be your one and only warning before a ticket is issued. Our goal is to keep our Village a beautiful and proud place to live. With your help we can achieve this.


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Recycle Schedule


2015 Recycling Calendar

Republic Waste 2014 Update



Crestwood Village ordinance prohibits parking on ANY village streest between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00a.m. The reason for this ordinance is so Police will be alerted to abandoned vehicles or suspicious vehicles that require investigations. This ordinance also ensures that all streets throughout the Village will be open to fire and rescue equipment in the event of an overnight emergency. This is especially necessary in areas where narrow streets can block large fire trucks. We will continue to enforce this ordinance. Thank You for your cooperation with this ordinance. The initial fine for this violation is $75.00. This is a Village wide ordinance. PLEASE BE SURE THAT YOUR LATE NIGHT AND OVERNIGHT GUESTS ARE MADE AWARE OF THIS AS WELL!


Crestwood Police Department Seeks Cadets


The Crestwood Police Department is looking for people between 14 and 19 years old
that would be interested in our Police Cadet Program. The main purpose of this program is to help develop leadership and communication skills for their future. While we focus on law enforcement and public safety, we work towards teaching these youths communication, leadership, chain of command and community services. In the past some of our training has included speakers and trainers from the FBI, Illinois State Police, Cook County Sheriff’s Police, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and many others.

Our goal is to give them as much exposure as possible to a wide variety of people and operations to help them in thinking about good communications and future career possibilities. It is not necessary to specifically want to go into law enforcement . We use this as opportunity to teach them skills that will help provide them a start towards understanding what it is all about. Due to the nature of some of the things we deal with, we ask everyone to keep their activities here confidential so that we don’t violate anyone’s rights. Cadets are required to attend our meetings and trainings. We try and limit them to once a month during the school season; however we usually have additional meetings and trainings in the summer. Cadets also assist the community by providing us with park security, traffic control, and community events both in Crestwood as well as surrounding suburbs.

Applications are available at the Police Department Monday- Friday between 9-9

Holiday Garbage Schedule

New Recycling Electronics Facility

Garbage Information

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How to Prevent Stormwater Pollution

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Office of Cook County Sheriff Report

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