News & Events

All Residents Invited to the Erin Hills Park Dedication on July 19th

The Village of Homer Glen and the Village's Parks and Recreation Committee celebrated the dedication of the new Erin Hills Park to our park system on Saturday, July 19th at 11 a.m. The Park is located in the Erin Hills subdivision at the intersection of S. Dublin Dr. and Erin Dr. The official goundbreaking occurred on July 23, 2013. The park is apporximately 1.5 acres and includes playground equipment, a small picnic shelter, a 3 hole putting green and an open play area. We hope all residents enjoy this great new addition to the Village of Homer Glen!

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Special Storm Damage Brush Pick-Up

On June 30th a powerful storm moved through Homer Glen resulting in downed tree limbs and branches. The Homer Township Highway Department will remove the brush from this storm. Contact the Highway Department at (708)301-0246 with questions concerning brush removal.

Please prepare your brush according to the following guidelines.

* Branches cannot be larger than 10 inches in diameter. Branches can be any length but longer branches are preferred.

* All brush set out for removal must be placed on the parkway and not on the road.

* The brush must be neatly piled and stacked. Please do not tie your brush into bundles.

* Brush piles cannot exceed 5' wide by 3' high. You may set out more than one pile.

The following items will not be accepted for removal: stumps, root balls, roots, lumber, metal of any kind, posts,clippings, dirt, grass, flowers, weeds, plants, leaves, plastic bags or household garbage.

Special Notice - Clarke Mosquito Spraying

The Village has received notice that Clarke Mosquito Company will be applying a mosquito abatement spray Monday, June 30 after 9 PM if it is not raining. In the event of a rain delay the application will be sprayed on Tuesday, July 1, after 9 PM.

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New Regular Meeting Date For The Homer Glen Village Board

Starting in September, the Homer Glen Village Board will be changing their regular Board meeting dates from Tuesday evening to Wednesday evening. The Homer Glen Village Board will be meeting the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m. The location of the Board meetings will remain the Homer Glen Village Board meeting room at 14917 S. Founders Crossing. The Board meetings in September will be on Wednesday, September 10th and Wednesday, September 24th.

ComEd Transmission Corridor Vegetation Management

During the months of July, August and September ComEd will begin performing regularly scheduled Transmission Corridor vegetation management activities within the Village of Homer Glen area. ComEd's vegetation management activities are necessary to ensure the reliability of electrical service and to ensure public safety.

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Will County Provides Transportation Services to Eligible Residents

Will County transportation service program, Will-Ride, provides transportation for seniors, disabled residents and those residents without means of transportation to get to work.

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Will County 143rd Street Reconstruction Project

Will County Responds to Village Residents Questions About 143rd Street Reconstruction Project - State Street East to Goodings Grove School.

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Homer Glen Ranked in the Top 50 Safest Cities/Villages in Illinois

The Village of Homer Glen ranked 21 out of the top 50 safest cities/villages in Illinois by SafeWise. To determine the 50 safest cities/villages in Illinois, SafeWise used the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics along with their own independent research to create the list of the 50 safest communities.

Cities and Villages with a population over 5,000 were evaluated using the following statistics:

Violent Crimes per 1,000 (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, robbery); and

Property Crimes per 1,000 (arson, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft).

After reviewing the report Homer Glen Mayor Jim Daley also recognized two nearby Will County communities, Channahon and Frankfort for ranking in the same top 50 safest communities to live in Illinois. “Homer Glen is a wonderful community in which to safely live, raise children and do business,” stated Mayor Daley. “I want to thank my fellow residents for helping the Village organization and Sheriff Department maintain our very safe community.” concluded Mayor Daley.

Highway Department Discontinues Brush Pick-Up Program – Residents are Urged to Use NuWay’s Yard Waste Collection Services

The Homer Township Highway Department’s brush pick-up program has been discontinued; however, the Highway Department will continue their program of removing ONLY storm damage limbs from the right-of-way. Residents will be allowed to call the Highway Department up until the 2nd Monday following any major storm/wind event (determined on a practical basis) to have such limbs picked up. The Highway Department can be reached at 708-301-0246. Beyond the Highway Department’s provided storm damage removal program, residents are encouraged to use NuWay’s yard waste removal program.

The Village’s contract with NuWay provides weekly yard waste removal from April 1st to November 30th. All yard waste materials must be placed in the designated 95 gallon yard waste cart (provided by NuWay – free of charge), “Kraft” paper bags, or rigid containers (labeled “Yard Waste”) of no more than 32-gallons in capacity. NuWay will provide “yard waste identification labels” for rigid containers at no additional charge. Yard waste placed in plastic bags will not be accepted.

NuWay will also collect branches and brush. The material must be tied with string or twine (not wire). Branches must be cut into lengths of 4 feet or less and each branch should be no longer than 4 inches in diameter. Each bundle must not weigh more than 50 lbs. Residents having questions regarding the yard waste program can call NuWay at 708-479-9555.

Homer Glen's Electric Energy Supply Rates NOT Subject to ComEd's New Supply Rate Increase

The Village of Homer Glen, along with other municipalities in Will County, belongs to the Will Electric Aggregation Group (WEAG). The sole purpose of this group is to save residents money on their electric bills. In September of 2012, the WEAG approved a 24 month contract term with FirstEnergy Solutions at a rate of 4.83 cents/kWh. FirstEnergy Solutions provides the electric energy supply, while ComEd is responsible for the delivery of that power to Homer Glen homes and businesses.

On May 6, 2014 ComEd filed its 2014 Summer Electricity Rate with the ICC. The new ComEd rate for the supply of electricity is 7.596 cents/kWh. The WEAG and its member communities, including the Village of Homer Glen, will retain the rate of 4.83 cents/kWh through October, 2014 when the WEAG contract with FirstEnergy Solutions expires, at that time, the WEAG will begin looking for a new energy supplier.

The WEAG has already saved the residents of its member communities, including Homer Glen residents, over $17 million in savings (from September 2012-December 2013). All the while continuing to supply 100% renewable energy!

Unauthorized Motor Vehicles Are Prohibited On The Heroes Trail

CLICK HERE...A message from the Will County Sheriff's office regarding the use of ATV's, mini-bikes, dirt bikes and other off road vehicles in the Village.

The Villages Prospective Purchase of the Woodbine Golf Course, Restaurant, Club-House and Banquet Facility

Comments by Mayor Jim Daley

At a Special meeting on Monday, December 23rd, the Village Board members voted unanimously to support the purchase of the Woodbine Golf Course and existing Clubhouse buildings, located on 151st Street. I appreciate the Village Board’s support of this important acquisition. The Village Board has been discussing this acquisition for quite some time. Because the purchase involved land acquisition, those discussions have occurred in private, as allowed by law. It is important to know that the Village did not rush into this purchase decision. However, we are trying to complete the purchase before the end of the calendar year, hence the special board meeting on December 23rd.

For $3.3 million dollars, the Village of Homer Glen is seeking to purchase the over 100 acres of land, the club house/banquet facility and other building facilities that currently encompass the Woodbine Golf Course. The money utilized for this purchase comes from a mixture of money that was saved by the Village over the years and some bond proceeds. The opportunity for this acquisition comes as the Ludwig family, the long-time owners of Woodbine Golf Course, are seeking to retire. The goal is for the Village to secure the property and for the Ludwig Family to operate the golf course and clubhouse during the 2014 calendar year. Then, the Ludwig’s will retire at the end of 2014 and the golf course and banquet facility will close.

The Village’s next goal is to turn the existing golf course land into an outstanding community park with new ball fields, trails and multiple other recreational uses, centrally located in Homer Glen.

In addition, the existing club house and banquet facility will be remodeled into Homer Glen’s next Village Hall to serve our ever expanding community. This action will create a community center with the Village Hall, Library and Highway Department all located in close proximity to one another.

My hope is that a portion of the remodeled Village Hall facility will also be able to serve as Homer Glen’s first dedicated senior center with regular programming and activities, sponsored by the Village, to the benefit of our great senior citizens.

I truly believe this purchase is in the absolute best interests of the Homer Glen community. As everyone knows, I have been a long time advocate of securing the centrally located buildings and land that currently make up the Woodbine Golf Course. I believe the community needs our first, true community park, centrally located, with enough land to provide activities for kids of all ages.

I appreciate the Ludwig Family’s long time commitment to the Homer Glen community and am grateful that they have embraced the Village’s goals and vision for this important community center. As I mentioned at the start of my remarks, I sincerely appreciate the Village Board’s support of this important acquisition. As always, the Village is happy to address your questions at 708.301.0632.

Respectfully,
Jim Daley
Mayor

Permit Required for Leaf Burning

Burning Yard Waste

The Village of Homer Glen Board of Trustees recently passed Ordinance 13-055, requiring residents to obtain a Leaf Burning permit before any open burning of leaves on residential property. Applications are available on this website or at the Village Hall. The permit must be obtained after filing an application with the Village and picked up at Village Hall. The permit is good for six (6) months from issuance. There is no fee for the permit.

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Emerald Ash Borer Found In Homer Glen

Emerald Ash Borer

The Village of Homer Glen has an infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).  The infestation will affect thousands of Ash trees on both public (parkways) and privately owned property within the Village over the next several years.  If you think your tree is infected, please contact the Village and schedule an inspection with our Certified Arborist.

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Shop Homer Glen and Save Sales Tax Dollars!

Shop Homer Glen - Invest Wisely

There are so many outstanding reasons to do your shopping locally, right here in Homer Glen. In addition to keeping sales tax dollars here in our community to support local government operations, shopping in the Village helps to support ever important local employment. In addition to these two important reasons, shopping locally will save you money!

The Village of Homer Glen has one of the lowest municipal sales tax rates in the area. Joliet, Orland Park, Bolingbrook, New Lenox, and Romeoville all have higher municipal sales tax rates than the Village of Homer Glen.

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Business Incentive Loan Programs

Paper Money Hanging on Laundry Line

The Village of Homer Glen has established the Business Incentive Façade Improvement Loan Program and the Business Incentive Non-Conforming Sign Replacement Loan Program. Both programs are available to existing Homer Glen businesses. The programs offer zero percent (0%) bridge loans to pay for business façade improvements and sign replacements.

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Northern Will County Water Agency

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The Villages of Homer Glen, Lemont, Romeoville, Woodridge and Bolingbrook would like to announce the formation of the Northern Will County Water Agency. The goal of the Agency is to stabilize and control water rate increases and to explore the feasibility of acquiring the Lake Michigan water transmission line which runs from Bedford Park to the southwest suburbs.

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