News & Events

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.

Lemont Road Closure

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As part of the 143rd Street and Lemont Road Intersection Improvement Project, beginning on or about September 5th, Lemont Road will be closed to southbound traffic, from Archer Avenue to 143rd Street. The road closure is expected to remain in place through November 15th. The planned detour route will be Archer Avenue, south to 143rd Street.

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SAVE THE DATE for the Annual Homer Chamber of Commerce Community Expo and Health Fair

New to the community?  Looking to learn more about Homer Glen's local businesses or find a Health Professional? Plan to attend the Annual Chamber Expo and Health Fair Saturday, September 27th from 9 am to 2 pm at Hadley School, 15731 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen.

This year's Expo will showcase our local businesses, provide various health screening opportunities and feature a variety of exhibits and activities including a Classic Car Show, live animals, children's entertainment and much more.

Stop by the Village's booth to meet your Village Mayor and Trustees, receive a special give-away and learn about the exciting things happening in Homer Glen!  See you there...

Homefield Energy Sends Corrected Opt-Out Packet

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Homefield Energy, the new Electric Supplier for the Will County Electric Aggregation Program is sending a revised opt-out letter and packet to Homer Glen residents. The packet will include a blue opt-out card and corrected address information.

Residents choosing to opt-out of Homefield Energy for supply services will automatically return to ComEd for both their Electricity Supply and Delivery Services.

Click on this link to view the revised letter that is being mailed to Homer Glen residents.

Residents are Urged to Use NuWay’s Yard Waste Collection Services

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.

In the event of a major storm/wind event (determined on a practical basis), residents will be allowed to call the Homer Highway Department to have ONLY storm damage limbs from the right-of-way removed. The Highway Department can be reached at 708-301-0246 through the 2nd Monday following any major storm/wind event.

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling Event

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Saturday, October 4th, the Village of Homer Glen in partnership with Will County will host a free household hazardous waste collection and electronic recycling event from 8a.m. to 3p.m. The event will take place in the parking lots of Hadley Middle School (15711 S. Bell Rd) and Homer Jr. High (15731 S. Bell Rd).

The attached flier lists items that will and will not be accepted at the event.

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Homer Glen Ranked #1 Safest Place in Illinois

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The Village of Homer Glen has been ranked as the #1 safest place to live in Illinois by Movoto.com! The Village was picked as the safest community out of 115 locations reviewed by Movoto.com, based on crime data from the FBI's Uniform Crime report. Movoto focused on the rates of murder, violent crime, property crime and total crime in each location. Homer Glen had the lowest total crime rate and the second lowest property crime rate of the 115 communities reviewed.

Mayor Jim Daley stated, "It is an honor to be recognized by Movoto as the number one safest community in Illinois. I can attribute our ranking to two factors: our residents are committed to sustaining a safe community and the ongoing work of our Sheriff's department."

Nomination Petitions for February 24, 2015 - Primary Election

Nomination petitions for persons who wish to run for Village President/Mayor, Village Clerk or Village Trustee in the February 24, 2015 Consolidated Primary Election for the Village of Homer Glen, will be available beginning Tuesday, August 26, 2014 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, in the Village Clerk's Office, 14933 S. Founders Crossing, Homer Glen, Illinois 60491.

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Homefield Energy Chosen As New Electricity Supplier

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The 17 municipalities of the Will Electric Aggregation Group, including Homer Glen, have selected Homefield Energy as the new electric supplier for their communities. This is a renewal of the current Will Electric Aggregation Program that began in 2012 and has saved Will County residents over $25.5 million to date.

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Lockport FISH Food Pantry Needs Your Help!

Lockport Food Pantry is looking for extra help with donations due to a decrease in current donations. The demand for food items is at the same level, therefore there is a need for extra help at this particular time of year.

Please click here to read the letter from the Food Pantry President...

Homer Glen MEIJER Store Opens

Mayor Daley joined the Meijer Co-Chairman, Hank Meijer, Regional Vice President of Operations, Gerald Melville, President J.K. Symancyk and Store Director, Brian Danner at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the new Homer Glen Meijer store.

The store is open and ready to welcome area residents to an outstanding shopping experience.

Visit Homer Glen's newest retail store...SHOP HOMER GLEN!

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THANK YOU HOMER GLEN FOUNDATION!

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The Homer Glen Foundation has donated $10,000.00 towards the cost of the Village building the Erin Hills Park. The Village spent approximately $385,000.00 to build the park. In addition to the Foundation's $10,000.00 donation, the Village of Homer Glen secured a $110,000.00 State of Illinois grant to help pay for the cost of developing the beautiful new park.

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New Village Park open in Erin Hills Subdivision

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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Illinois Yellow DOT Program Packets Now Available at Village Hall

The Illinois Department of Transportation recently created a new traffic safety initiative designed to provide first responders with medical information for persons involved in vehicle crashes.

Residents interested in the Yellow DOT Program can pick up their free Yellow DOT packets at Village Hall.

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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

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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.

Unauthorized Motor Vehicles Are Prohibited On The Village's Heroes Trail System

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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

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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. Please review all leaf burning regulations prior to application submittal. The permit application will be reviewed and the permit will be mailed to the applicant. Denied leaf burning permit applicants will be notified by phone.

There is no fee for the permit and the permit is good for six (6) months from issuance.

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Click here to print the Leaf Burning Permit Application

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.

Click here for a list of additional reasons to shop locally in the Village of Homer Glen....

Click here for a list of the municipal sales tax rates in the Homer Glen area...

Business Incentive Loan Programs

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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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