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.


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 it’s old. Thank you for helping us to continue enhancing Crestwood’s reputation as an outstanding village in which to live, work and play.

 

NEWS BLAST  

Christmas Holiday

The Village of Crestwood will be CLOSED Wednesday, December 24, 2014 thru Sunday, December 28, 2014

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

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.

 

A Village on the Move

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Office of Cook County Sheriff Report

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Crestwood Culver’s Toy Drive For Hope Children’s Hospital

Crestwood’s Culver’s is holding a Christmas toy drive to bring holiday cheer to children at Christ Advocate/Hope Children’s Hospital. Gifts for the kids, aged newborn through 18, should be new and kept unwrapped. Some suggestions for older children are board games and journals. Culver’s will have a big box in the lobby available for drop offs 9:30 am – 11 pm Sunday through Saturday. Culver’s will deliver the toys at 3pm on Wednesday, December 17th. Let’s make sure every kid has a gift for the holidays!

How to Prevent Stormwater Pollution

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ComEd News Release

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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

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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

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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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!!