News & Events

Merry Christmas

Mayor Daley, Village Clerk, Village Trustees and Village Staff

Village Board Meeting Dates

Due to the upcoming holidays, the Village Board meeting schedule will be changed for the last meeting of November and December. The next Village Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 25th at 7:30 pm in the Village Board Room.

The December Village Board meeting schedule will be, Wednesday, December 10th and Tuesday, December 23rd, at 7:30 pm respectively.

The regular 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month Village Board meeting schedule will resume on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

BIG R Store Approved for Homer Glen

The Homer Glen Village Board approved requests by Central Big R, Inc. at its Board meeting on Ocotber 22nd, paving the way for the retailer to open a new Big R store in the former Kmart building at the corner of Bell Road and 159th Street.

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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...

159th Street Corridor Planning Study

A copy of the draft 159th Street Corridor Planning Study is available for review at the Village of Homer Glen offices located at 14933 S. Founders Crossing and is also on-line at www.homerglenil.org. Contact the Village’s Economic Development Director at 708-301-0632 if you have further questions.

Click on this link to download the draft document. Please note, due to the large document size, downloading will take several minutes.

Coyote Information

The Village has received several calls regarding coyote incidents in the area. Coyotes are found throughout our area and are typically not dangerous to people. The coyotes typical prey is small mammals, like rabbits, however, they may not be able to tell the difference between their natural prey and pets and more often view pets as competition rather than prey.

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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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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...

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.

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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GOOD NEWS! Electric Aggregation Continues Savings for Homer Glen Residents

The Village received notice of ComEd's filing regarding the new rates for the non-summer rate period for the months of October 2014 through May 2015.

ComEd’s new rate for the month of October 2014 is 7.487cents/kWh and 7.430 cents/kWh from November 2014-May 2015.

The Will Electric Aggregation Group negotiated a new rate of 6.996cents/kWh for the first 24 months and 6.850cents/kWh for months 24-36 which includes the Village of Homer Glen residents and small businesses.

These rate comparisons reflect a 6.5% savings for Village residents and small businesses with our new energy supplier, Homefield Energy. This is great news for the Village of Homer Glen!

Advance Auto Parts Opens First Store in Homer Glen

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets, announced today it will open its first store in Homer Glen at 14212 South Bell Road near McDonalds on September 25th.

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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.

Thirteenth Annual Homer Glen Community and Nature in Harmony Award - 2014

The Annual Community and Nature in Harmony Awards were presented on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 before the Village Board meeting. These awards are presented to recognize an individual, business, group, or community organization, who through the creation of wildlife habitat or preservation, restoration, and/or beautification of land within the Village of Homer Glen, has demonstrated a commitment to the environment and, in the process, significantly contributed to community pride.

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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."

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!

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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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.

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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