Police Chief David Miller Announces Retirement

After 28 years of distinguished public service, Police Chief David Miller has announced his plan to retire effective September 30, 2022. The Village Board will appoint an interim Police Chief to maintain Kenilworth's high standard of public safety during the process of selecting a permanent replacement for Chief Miller. We wish Chief Miller the best, and hope he enjoys a well-deserved retirement!

To read the full press release, please click here. 

SWANCC UPDATE

NOTE: Effective August 22, 2022, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has suspended all Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection operations in Illinois until further notice. Until collections resume, residents in possession of household hazardous wastes should keep the materials safely stored in their original manufacturer containers, as those are designed to safely hold the items. You can also look for alternative disposal options for specific materials in SWANCC's Reuse and Recycle Directory. For up-to-date information regarding this matter, please visit the SWANCC website, here

2022 Green Streets Project Phase II - 09/23/2022 UPDATE

Raleigh Road: Reopened in August 2022. Sod installation began Wednesday, September 21st.

Leicester, north of Woodstock: Reopened on September 7th. Landscaping scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 29th.

Leicester, south of Woodstock: Currently in road closure phase with a tentative reopen date of Wednesday, September 28th.  For permit parking information, please click here.

Warwick, from Kenilworth Ave to Woodstock Ave: Anticipated closure begins September 27th with pavement removal beginning September 26th. For permit parking information, please click here. 

Woodstock: Intersections at Raleigh, Leicester, and Warwick will be closed beginning July 22nd for road closures and to avoid tracking mud/dirt onto new roads.  Beginning September 28th, stockpiling will begin on Warwick at Woodstock. 

*There is no change in refuse and recycling services on Raleigh and Leicester. 
*Warwick impacted by the road closure will temporarily have their pickup date scheduled for Wednesday.

To learn more about Phase II or to view correspondences sent to residents, please visit our Green Streets Project page by clicking here. To view the most current project schedule matrix as of September 23rd, please click here.

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Recent Village Board Activity

On August 9th, the Village Board met in their workgroup format (called Committee of the Whole).  At the meeting, the group…

  • Discussed the draft update to the Vision for the Green Bay Road Corridor.  Staff was asked to place the pre-final draft on the agenda for the next Village Board meeting
  • Discussed the work of the joint Plan Commission and Architectural Review Commission to examine options for the village-owned parcel of land at Green Bay Road and Roger Avenue.  It was the consensus of the group to work toward marketing the property for sale, working with the owners of the property to the south if possible. 
  • Discussed the feedback from the Green Bay Road focus group meetings and resident survey as it related to traffic and pedestrian safety on Green Bay Road.  The group reviewed the 2013 Green Bay Road Conceptual Transportation and Streetscape Plan and asked staff to present options at a future meeting for further vetting out the proposed improvements to Green Bay Road. 

On August 15th, the Village Board took the following action during their regular meeting:

  • Authorized increasing the annual salary of the Village Manager and Police Chief by 2%
  • Adopted an updated 2040 Vision for the Green Bay Road Corridor
  • Authorized the Kenilworth Union Church to install additional columbarium walls within the existing park area
  • Agreed with an Architectural Review Commission recommendation to grant an updated Certificate of Appropriateness to Practice HORA for 500-510 Green Bay Road. The group hopes to bring a new facility, café, and small gallery to the space as well as second-floor residential space.
  • Authorized the Joseph Sears School Parents’ Volunteer Association to hold a fundraiser at the public beach, and serve alcohol, on September 24th from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

The meeting packets that contain the agenda, as well as staff reports, can be found here.  

2022 Beach Season

The 2022 Beach Season has officially come to an end, this past Monday, September 5th. The beach will remain open to the public, but as a reminder, with staff no longer present, patrons may continue to swim, but at their own risk. 

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

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Kenilworth Beach

Current Status: Open

For additional details on the beach, click here.