Welcome to the New Website for the Village of Crestwood. Watch Us Grow!

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

For a list of Village Holidays Please see our “CONTACT US” page.


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

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


 

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.

 

Free BASSET Training

The Southwest Conference of Mayors along with the Illinois Liquor Commission and the Village of Orland Park will host two BASSET Training Sessions on Tuesday May 5th and Thursday, May 7th from Noon to 4pm. Under PA98-0939 the BASSET training is now mandatory for anyone serving alcohol in Cook County with only a few exceptions to the law. The Village of Crestwood urges liquor serving business owners to take advantage of this free session.

 

INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS
Notice is hereby given by the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Village of Crestwood, Cook County, Illinois, that sealed proposals marked “Cal-Sag Stockpile removal” will be received for the following improvements:

Notice is hereby given that proposals will be received for the Stockpile Removal and disposal.

Said proposals will be received up to the hour of 11 a.m. on March 23, 2015, at the office of the Village Clerk, Village of Crestwood, 13840 South Cicero Avenue, Crestwood, Illinois, and will be opened in closed office and read at the office of the Village Clerk at 12 a.m., on March 23, 2015.

The proposal forms and documents will be available after 8 a.m. on March 4, 2015, at Crestwood Village Hall, 13840 South Cicero Avenue, Crestwood, Illinois.  Proposals must be submitted on the forms provided.

All proposals offered must be accompanied by statement of qualification and proposal bond, cash, or certified check payable to the Village of Crestwood in the amount to be determined between Village and contractor as a guarantee that, if the proposal is accepted, a contract will be entered into and the performance of the contract is properly secured.

No proposal shall be withdrawn after the opening of the proposals without the consent of the President and Board of Trustees, Village of Crestwood, Illinois for a period of thirty days after the scheduled time of closing proposals. The Village reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive technicalities.

All laborers and mechanics employed by Contractors or Subcontractors for construction work for this project shall be paid wages at the rates not less than those prevailing on similar construction in the locality as determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act, as amended (40 U.S.C. 276a-276-a-5) and shall receive overtime compensation in accordance with and subject to the provisions of the Contract Work and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 327-333), and the Contractor and Subcontractors shall comply with all regulations issued pursuant to these Acts and with other applicable Federal laws and regulations pertaining to the labor standards. The Secretary of Labor has, with respect to the labor standards specified in this Section, the authority and functions set forth in Reorganization Plan Number 14 of 1950 (5 U.S.C. 133Z-15) and Section 2 of the Act of June 13, 1934, as amended (40 U.S.C. 276c).

The Contractor shall properly pay all debts incurred by him in the prosecution of the work, including waivers for labor and material furnished.

It is the explicit policy of the Village of Crestwood to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or sex in the performance of this project. Please refer to attached Business Enterprise Plan.

The Contractor shall be required to furnish sufficient insurance and guarantee of indemnity to the Village of Crestwood, Illinois, and the Engineer, VantagePoint Engineering, LLC. against any and all claims which might arise for damages to persons or property due to the negligent acts of the Contractor, its employees, agents, and all Subcontractors during the construction of the said improvements until final acceptance has been approved by the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Village of Crestwood.

The right to reject any and all proposals or proposals is reserved.

Dated at Crestwood, Illinois this 26th day of February, 2015.

MAYOR AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES
VILLAGE OF CRESTWOOD, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

 


 

STOCKPILE REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL

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.
CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

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.

 

 

Village Town Meeting

The Village Recreation Commission invites you to attend our Town Hall Meeting pertaining to our Parks and Recreation Department. In working with our Village Engineer, Ken Chastain, will help, aid and guide residents through what will become a five year plan for our parks’ area; including the new development of new green space. The grant sought after is under an OSLAD grant, and has many factors that must come into play before a town is awarded these monies. Ken will be focusing primarily of the Caesar Park area and touching upon the results of the public survey that just concluded. The survey indicated the need for a fishing pond as the top vote getter, followed by more walking and biking trail, which will aslo be addressed. Through public conversations such as this opportunity, the Village can better serve its wants and needs. Join us for your input. Wed, March 11th at 7pm at the Civic Center.

 

NEWS BLAST  

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


Post Office ZIP code Survey

Village of Crestwood is respectfully asking you for help in order to receive our own independent United States Postal Service zipcode. We need all residents and businesses to show their support in the effort.

The first step in the process to secure our Village’s independent zip code has been completed. Now the second and most important part is next. The Post office will be sending out a survey to be filled out and mailed back to them. It is extremely important that you answer every question on this short survey or Crestwood will not receive its own zipcode.

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As you may be aware, the Village has been aggressively seeking its own separate zip code from the Village of Midlothian for several years. The sharing of 60445 with Midlothian has unfairly placed a different set of premium criteria on Crestwood’s home and auto insurance policies and it has also created tax liability for Crestwood residents who have received utility tax bills from the Village of Midlothian.

In 2011, Trustee Flynn contacted the Office of our Congressman Bobby Rush to seek further assistance in our efforts to gain our own zip code. After several conversations between Crestwood village officials, the Congressman’s office and USPS officials and subsequent conversations between Congressman Rush and the USPS Deputy Postmaster General, the Postal Service advised Congressman Rush that they would consider the Village’s request for an independent zip code.

 

Culver’s Cares Night Guidelines

Culver’s Cares Night Guidelines:

Culver’s Cares nights are for giving back to our local community. We at Culver’s value the hard work you put into your charities and programs and are willing to partner with you. Use the following guidelines to help the success of the night for your group:

  • Bring people from the group to help out in the restaurant for the night of the event. Your group can help out with the following duties:
    • Dining – Wiping tables, chairs, get items our guests need
    • Runners – Running orders out to the tables
    • Greeters – Opening the front doors and greeting all guest and informing them about your group
    • Signs and banners – Make large signs informing the public about your group that you can wave at traffic driving past the store
    • Scoopie Mascot – We have a Mascot named Scoopie that can be used outside waving at passing cars
    • Helping guest sign up for Culver’s E-Club
  • Please have 4 workers minimum at the restaurant 30 minutes before your event and no more than 8 workers at a time. If no one shows up to help during your event then no proceeds will be paid.
  • Hang signs at your places of work to let everyone know about the event.
  • Word of mouth works very well, tell everyone you know about the event.
  • Send out a text message to everyone in your phonebook and tell everyone to pass it on.
  • Send out an e-mail to your address book and have them pass it on.
  • If the restaurant sales from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM the night of your event are:
    • $0 – $2000.00 we will donate 5% of sales
    • $2000.01 and $3000.00 we will donate 10% of sales
    • $3000.01 and over we will donate 15% of sales

Success of the night will depend on the effort put forth by your group.

If you have any ideas or concerns, please ask the local restaurant manager.

Please contact Bernie Steuber at bernie@culvers.biz or 708-642-0007

Sharon Steuber @ 708-932-6307 Sharon@culvers.biz

We also offer a Scrip Gift Card Program.  Please inquire if you are interested in any of these programs as well.

 

Office of Cook County Sheriff Report

Click Here to view PDF of Office of Cook County Sheriff Report

How to Prevent Stormwater Pollution

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Crestwood T-Ball and Baseball Information 2015 Season

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Softball Registration 2015 Season

2015 Vehicle Sticker Applications

2015 Vehicle Sticker Fees

SCHEDULE OF FEES – LATE PENALTIES WILL BE APPLIED ON MARCH 1ST, 2015

 

Passenger Cars $  10.00         Late fee – $ 10.00
Senior Citizens 65 & Older $    5.00         Late fee – $   5.00
Recreational Vehicle (RV Plates) $  10.00         Late fee – $ 10.00
Motorcycle, Moped & Scooter $    5.00         Late fee – $   5.00
School Bus Class A $  20.00         Late fee – $ 10.00
School Bus Class B $  30.00         Late fee – $ 10.00
Trucks
“B” Plate $  15.00         Late fee – $ 10.00
“D-F” Plate $  20.00         Late fee – $ 10.00
All other Plate classifications $  30.00         Late fee – $ 10.00

 

Transfer from one LIKE vehicle to another is $ 5.00

 

Garbage Information

Click here on Schedule for more detailed information.

New Recycling Electronics Facility

Holiday Garbage Schedule

2015 VEHICLE STICKERS

Please note stickers go on sale December 1, 2014. Stickers MUST be displayed by March 1 ,2015. After such date tickets will be issued.

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

NO PARKING

VILLAGE NOTICE

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!

 

Republic Waste 2014 Update

Recycle Schedule

 

2015 Recycling Calendar

Garbage and Refuse Collection

It is very important that each resident makes themselves aware of important Ordinances in the Village. The following link will educated 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 Deaprtment to inforce this ordiance.  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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TITLE IX: GENERAL REGULATIONS   94  HEALTH AND SAFETY; NUISANCES

Click Here to read Local Ordiance.

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 web site at earth911 includes a search function that allows people to find locations nearby

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.

Crestwood Office and Warehouse Space Available

**Available Now in Crestwood 2200 sq ft. to 4200 sq.ft. multi-use facility Office and warehouses with overhead doors and recessed dock.

18 Ft. ceiling in warehouses

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

Call: JolarEnterprise

 708-301-8545, Mon.-Fri., 8AM to 5PM

 

Premium Industrial/Office Space Available in Crestwood

 Are you looking to expand your business? Take a look at some of the great space available in Crestwood!!