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NICOR Announces Free Energy Efficiency Package: Looking for ways to reduce your energy and water use? energySMART, a Nicor Gas program, offers a free energy-saving kit to each Nicor Gas customer household.*

The kit includes:
• Massage showerhead (up to 2 per household) that conserves 40 percent more water and energy** while enhancing pressure, performance, appearance and luxury
• One dual-spray kitchen faucet aerator, saving 30 percent more water and energy**
• Two bathroom faucet aerators that save 55 percent more water and energy**
• One roll of plumber's tape

Energy-saving kits are a great way to save on energy-and not just when the weather's cold. The year-round savings help reduce both water and natural gas consumption, saving energy and money.

To order a kit, visit nicorgasrebates.com/getmykit or call 877.886.4239. If you've already ordered a kit, take the next step and visit nicorgasrebates.com and learn about more ways to help you save energy and money in your home.

Electric Aggregation Renewal: Earlier this week, the Village Board approved a four month extension of the current electric aggregation contract with Constellation at 7.15 cents per kilowatt hour starting June 1st. This extension locks in savings below the ComEd rate which is 7.562 cents per kilowatt hour, but can float 0.5 cents in either direction (it is 8.062 cents per kilowatt hour in April).  Residents will continue to receive the bill from ComEd and ComEd continues to provide distribution services.

In June, after the new ComEd rates are announced, the Village will rebid the electric rates in an effort to lock in a lower rate starting in October.

Since the electric aggregation program started in 2013, residents and small businesses have saved over $625,000 compared to the ComEd supply rate. 

If you have any questions  email Zach Creer, Assistant to the Village Manager at (630) 286-5402.

LGDF Cuts: You may  have heard something about Governor Rauner’s proposed State budget cutting revenues that belong to local governments.  Specifically, The Governor has proposed cutting the local share of the state income tax (LGDF) by 50%.  If this went into effect it would cost the Village of Clarendon Hills about $410,000/year.  Such a cut would force all municipalities to cut services, reduce capital improvements or raise local taxes, if the last is even an option.  Bottom line – the Governor is proposing taking the Village’s share, which you paid through your state income tax, and using it to fix the State’s budget problems. 

If you would like more information please take a few minutes to watch the video provided by the DuPage Mayor’s and Manager’s Conference which is available via this link, which explains this matter in greater detail.  We urge you to send an e-mail to the Governor, and our local legislators, supporting keeping our local taxes here in Clarendon Hills by clicking this link .

Yard Waste: Yardwaste pick has started. Large waste should be placed in a 35 gallon or smaller yard waste bag with a yardwaste sticker.  Bundles of sticks must not exceed two feet in diameter or 4 feet in length.

Blood Drive - The Police Department will be hosting a blood drive on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9am to 3pm. Every donor will receive a free t-shirt, a KCBS BBQ Lunch and be entered into a raffle to win a 32" LED TV. Click here for more information.

Hydrant Flushing- No joke about it, Public Works is flushing hydrants starting today, April 1st.

Your water is safe to drink. Occasionally, water becomes discolored after hydrant flushing. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water clears. 

IDOT Construction - IL Route 83 Nightly Lane Closures: IL Route 83 between Knollwood Rd. and IL Route 56 (Butterfield Rd.) will experience nightly lane closures (8 PM to 5 AM) starting April 6th. This project is scheduled to last until late October.

FY 2016 Proposed Budget is now available:  The Village proposed budget is now available for public viewing here.    Questions can be submitted to Zach Creer, Assistant to the Village Manager at zcreer@clarendonhills.us.  We look forward to your questions and thoughts.  No questions have been submitted to date.

Planting Partner's Program for 2015: The Village is now accepting sponsorships for the annual planting partner's program.  All of the flowers in the downtown are generously funded by donors for the Village.  Click here for more information.

Information about the 88 Park Lawsuit: information is available here about the ongoing lawsuit.

Passport Parking: Passport parking program which allows users to pay for train station parking through their smart phone has been rolled out for all the Village owned commuter parking. The Village hopes this will provide a convenient option for commuters and occasional users of the train station.  Click here for more information.

Storm Water Update: Visit the new Storm Water page for an update on the Village's response to ongoing flooding issues, available here.  More the frequent updates regarding storm water issues, join the Village's new storm water email list by clicking here.

Prescription Drop Off: For your safety and the safety of the environment, the Police Department (448 Park Ave.) allows anyone to drop off any unused medications with no questions asked (during office hours of Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Online Payments Now Accepted - You can now purchase your Village vehicle sticker online and Blue Dot parking pass, as well as pay your water bill and parking tickets online. The service is offered through the Illinois e-Pay service using your MasterCard, Discover, American Express or electronic check. Click here to access the Village's e-Pay web page, hosted by the Illinois State Treasurer.

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