News Flash

Posted on: October 12, 2020

Halloween - Official Trick-or-Treating Hours

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The Village of Pingree Grove Board of Trustees has reviewed the Halloween guidelines issued by the CDC and other Public Health Officials. For the full text of the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Halloween Guidance, click here. After much ...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Free Yard Waste Pick Up on October 9, 2020!

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As a reminder to our residents, Flood Brothers offers a free yard waste pickup the first full week of April and October, each year. That will mean the pickup will occur on the second Friday in October, October 9th.

Normal rules on bundles and bags still ap...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Water Utility Bills are due on Thursday, October 1st! Don't be late!

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On-time payments are accepted through 5pm on Thursday, October 1st.

A utility bill payment drop box is available 24/7 in the parking lot at the Municipal Center, 555 Reinking Road, in the first parking spot along Reinking Road.

A single, one-time payment ca...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Coffee & Conversation with Senator Don DeWitte on 9/23/2020

Senator DeWitte Coffee & Convo

Senator DeWitte is returning to the Pingree Grove Municipal Center (555 Reinking Road) on Wednesday evening, September 23, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm to meet with our residents to provide local and state updates. Offer your thoughts, ideas and con...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Census Takers Will Soon Visit Non-Responsive Homes

Neighborhood Census Takers

Here is what to expect if you have not responded to the 2020 Census, as well as what you can expect if you receive a visit:

The census taker will have a valid ID badge with their photo, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.

Census...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Municipal Center Re-Opened to Public

Municipal Center, 555 Reinking Road, Pingree Grove

The Municipal Center has recently re-opened to the public. In accordance with recommendations from the CDC and Kane County Health Department, all visitors are required to wear a face mask, fully covering the nose and mouth, at all times while in the build...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mosquito Fogging Tonight 7/10/2020, Weather Permitting

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We are going to be conducting mosquito abatement this evening, July 10, 2020 (weather permitting).  More information regarding the Village’s abatement program can be found on a previous newsflash on our website:
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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

An Update on Village Playgrounds: Reopening This Week.

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In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders and the Phase 4 Restore Illinois guidelines from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Village will be reopening public, outdoor playgrounds this week.  We will be wo...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mosquito Fogging TONIGHT, June 5, 2020

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The Village of Pingree Grove conducts mosquito fogging each year, and we are initiating fogging tonight, June 5, 2020 (weather permitting).  Tonight’s fogging will be late in the evening hours, to avoid conflict with any planned events ...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Community Safety Alert

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As shared on the Village’s Facebook page, we are aware of the post by the Hampshire Police Department indicating that local businesses in Hampshire should close, and advising of the potential for disturbances this evening (6/3/2020). We have no ...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Law Enforcement Reform and Social Justice - A Note from the Chief

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Like many of you, we have watched the events unfolding over the past several days, both across the nation and here in our neighboring communities.  We condemn racial injustice and bias in the strongest of possible terms, and we work on a daily ba...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

ComEd Update: Please Report Power Outages to ComEd

ComEd

Recently, Village officials met with ComEd to discuss the past year’s power reliability in the Village.  We experience the same outages and power flickers that our residents do, and addressing this issue is a critical concern for our co...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Tornado Sirens and Severe Weather: What you need to know!

Severe Weather and Outdoor Warning Sirens

It’s that time of year where we get severe weather in Illinois, and we also get a lot of questions about our "Tornado Sirens".  One of the most frequent comments that residents make regarding the sirens is that the residents c...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Special Village Board Meeting, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7pm.

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The Village Board of Trustees will conduct a special board meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm, to discuss an application for a state grant seeking funding for an expansion to the Village’s water system.  The public can watch th...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Village Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

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The Village has taken an aggressive and conservative approach to managing the pandemic spread of COVID-19 in our community.  Those measures have included park and building closures in accordance with state regulations, implementation of social di...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

A Deep Dive into Swimming Pool Regulations.

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Let’s talk about some good news!

Many residents are interested in installing swimming pools in their backyards, and have been concerned about the impact of current Village regulations on pools.  We work hard to be responsive and adaptive...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Update on Stars and Stripes Celebrations and Public Gatherings

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We work hard to have a continuing dialogue with our residents, and to keep you informed on current events in the Village.  Last evening, the Village considered the very difficult question of how we should handle summer events this year, in light ...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Virtual Public Meetings Tonight!

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The Village of Pingree Grove is conducting three virtual public meetings this evening: a Liquor Commission Meeting at 5:30pm, a Plan Commission meeting at 6:00pm, and a Village Board meeting at 7:00pm.  These meetings will be simulcast online at ...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: May 5, 2020

All About Swimming Pools

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We have been receiving a lot of questions lately regarding swimming pools in the Village.

First, the Village does not control the swimming pools at community centers in the Village; those are owned and operated by the respective homeowners associations (HO...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

A Message from the Village President on COVID-19

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Please take a few moments to share a note from Village President Steve Wiedmeyer on the Village’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The letter is available here.

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Pingree Grove "See A Truck" This Saturday!!

See A Truck

This Saturday would customarily be our "Touch A Truck" event, which is a beloved community event.  Current public health recommendations advising that we work to eliminate large gatherings and touching surfaces would put a damper on the...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Pingree Grove Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Village of Pingree Grove is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, for the Village’s Consolidated Annual ...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Garbage Collection Update: Please Read!

COVID Garbage

Our friends at Flood Brothers have shared the following procedures with us, as they work to keep their workers and our community safe!

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Pingree Grove Police Department Announces Felony Arrest in Burglary to Motor Vehicles

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PINGREE GROVE MAN FACES CHARGES FOR BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE

The Village of Pingree Grove Police Department has arrested and charged Diamante Parker of the 2300 Block of Upland Drive, in Pingree Grove, Illinois, of Felony Burglary to a Motor Vehicle.

The V...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Richard J. Brown Intersection Work to Start

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We are pleased to announce that the Village will be starting construction of the Richard J. Brown / Route 72 intersection this week!  

This project will result in the construction of a signalized intersection at Route 72 and Richard J. Brown, with...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

PLAYGROUNDS ARE CLOSED. PLEASE HELP.

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We really and truly need your help.

The Playgrounds are closed, by the Governor’s Executive Order.  Why are they closed?  There’s no polite way to say it--they are breeding grounds for an incredibly dangerous, communic...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update

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The ongoing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in our state and country has been unprecedented.  We are working on a daily basis, directly with our federal, state and local counterparts to ensure that every possible precaution is being utilized to p...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Stay at Home, Playgrounds, Solicitors and Local Restaurants

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We wanted to share a few quick, important updates with you.

Stay At Home:  The Governor of the State of Illinois has issued Executive Order 2020-10, available at this link.  This order compels all non-essential business in the state to te...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

(Help Us) Look After Your Neighbors

Check on your Neighbors

We know it’s a challenging time.  We are overwhelmed by our friends’ and neighbors’ response to our call for volunteers.  That post also included information on how residents can contact the Village to ask f...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Updates

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Please view our latest information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).  We are continually updating the page to provide information as it becomes available.

Some updates from today include:

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Volunteers Needed to Help our At-Risk Neighbors

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The Village of Pingree Grove is responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by offering support to our at-risk populations.  We have a significant population in the community who are at a greater risk of illness posed by this pandemic...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Pingree Grove announces Temporary Municipal Center Lobby Closure

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Based on recommendations from local, state and federal health officials, the Municipal Center lobby will be closed starting on Monday, March 16, 2020.  The Village will remain operational, but services that are normally handled in-person will be ...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Pingree Grove Police Department 2019 Annual Report

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The Pingree Grove Police Department is pleased to release its 2019 Annual Report, which is available on the Village’s website at this link:

2019 Pingree Grove Police Department Annual Report

As a reminder, voting on the Pingree Grove SAFE Referend...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Census: Get Counted--It Benefits YOU!

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In the next week, work will start in earnest on completing the 2020 national Census.  This year, the Census will have an online reporting module that enables residents to electronically submit their information.  More info on that below,...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Kane County Coronavirus Update

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Today, the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, was announced to have been detected in Kane County.  We want to reach out to our residents and share this news with you, as a part of our commitment to keep you informed of event...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Pingree Grove Offers Library Donated Site--Government Working Together!

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The Village works hard every day to operate as efficiently as possible, and to find ways to collaborate with our other local units of government in order to minimize the cost that is passed along to our residents, as well as to enhance all of our services...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

NEVER Flush a Flushable!

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We completely understand that no one wants to talk about poop--it’s a crappy topic. But fundamentally, one of the most important public services we offer is taking wastewater and converting it to a safe, environmentally friendly effluent that ca...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Staying Healthy amid Colds, Flu and Coronavirus

Coronavirus Safety

For the past several weeks, the news has included extensive information about the spread of COVID-19, a novel Coronavirus that originated in China.  As confirmed cases of the Coronavirus have spread, the Village has worked closely with local, sta...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Pingree Grove Police Department 2019 Annual Report

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The Pingree Grove Police Department is pleased to release its 2019 Annual Report, available by clicking here.  This is the first Annual Report issued by the Department, and initiates a new procedure for the Village’s operating departmen...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Pingree Grove Storytime! First Saturday at 10am

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The Village is very pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library’s Saturday Storytime program at the Pingree Grove Municipal Center!  The first Saturday of each month at 10:00am, storytime will be...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Flood Brothers Changing to Consolidated Waste Collection Day

All VoPG will be Friday Waste Pick Up

Due to growth in the community, Flood Brothers will be converting to a single day collection for trash, recycling and yard waste on FRIDAYS beginning on January 4, 2020*.

If your collection day is already on Fridays, there will be no change for yo...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Upcoming Gate Closure on Upland

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For our residents over on Upland, we wanted to share an important public safety update with you.  

When the neighborhoods in that area were constructed, a gate was installed at the point where Upland dead-ends at the parking lot for Starks Corners...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

REAL Truth in Taxation

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Under Illinois law, the Village will soon be publishing a notice required by the “Truth in Taxation Act”, describing any proposed changes in the Village’s property tax levy for 2019. Under the

requirements of this law, the Vil...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Have you signed up for the Village's Auto Pay yet?

Auto Pay--No Late Fees

Water utility bills are on their way.  If you aren't signed up for auto pay, there's no time like the present!  Hassle-free payment option--no service fees and always an on-time payment. Turn in your application by November 26th and we c...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Pingree Pavement Patching Project Proceeds--Tomorrow (10/10/19)

Road Construction

The Village of Pingree Grove 2019 Pavement Patching Program will be initiated tomorrow, Thursday, October 10, 2019.  Areas likely to be subject to patching and repair are marked with white spray-paint in the roadway.  Residents are encou...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: October 2, 2019

US Representative Lauren Underwood Office Hours: October 3, and the First Thursday of the Month!

Underwood Office Hours

We're incredibly pleased to announce that, in partnership with our US Representative Lauren Underwood, the Village will be hosting Congresswoman Staff Office Hours at the Pingree Grove Municipal Center on the first Thursday of each month, starting this Th...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Free Yard Waste Pickup, Week of October 7-11, 2019!

Free yard waste pickup!!

As a reminder to our residents, Flood Brothers offers a free yard waste pickup the first full week of April and October, each year.  For this month, that will mean the pickup will occur on your regular collection day, the week of October 7-11.

Nor...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Census Work Begins in Pingree Grove

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A quick note for our residents: we have been advised that the United States Department of Commerce will begin conducting census fieldwork in the Village, in anticipation of the 2020 federal census.  Under federal law, census workers are not requi...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Village to Host Town Hall Meeting with State Senator Don DeWitte, September 17, 2019

DeWitte Town Hall 9.17.19

The Village of Pingree Grove will be hosting a Town Hall meeting with State Senator Don DeWitte on September 17, 2019, at 7:00pm, at the Pingree Grove Municipal Center, 555 Reinking Road.  The public is invited to attend and hear updates on curre...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Village-Owned Property For Sale!

Trailer, for sale or rent

With the Village's recent move to the Municipal Center at 555 Reinking Road, there are a number of parcels of land near Reinking Road and Route 20 that the Village owns, but no longer requires the use of.  Accordingly, as a component of the Villa...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: August 21, 2019

This Mailbox Deserves a Repost

Mailbox Repost

Despite email, Facebook, Instagram, text messages and the myriad of other formats of electronic communication, there's still something deeply satisfying about receiving good old USPS mail.  Perhaps we don't want to see everything in the mailbox, ...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: August 14, 2019

On-Site Data Collection for GIS Systems - Work In Your Yard!

GIS Data Collection

The Village is in the process of building a complete Geographic Information Systems (GIS) computer model of our utility systems (water, wastewater and stormwater).  The GIS models are of great assistance in enhancing the Village's legal complianc...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Instead of Do More With Less - Do more with Free?

Re-purposed Former Police Vehicle

From time to time, you may see an unusual Village vehicle and wonder why it’s in our fleet. For some vehicles (like the swaploader we recently posted about), it’s because we work to be innovative and reduce costs by combining multiple ...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Pingree Grove Efficiency: the Swaploader

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The Village strives to do more with less, and to make maximum use of our limited resources and staffing. So when we looked to expand our Public Works fleet a few years ago, we had a number of needs. We needed a large snowplow to clear more roadways faster...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Pingree Grows Presentation

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For those of you who were unable to attend the Village Board meeting on Monday night, we have uploaded the Pingree Grows presentation to our website, for your viewing pleasure.  The Board is pleased to announce that this project provides a sustai...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Pingree Grows: The Future of Village Utilities

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We write today to share an important update regarding the future of the Village's utility systems.  Click through to read more, and join us Monday night to find out about Pingree Grows.

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

PSA: A Post about Posts...

Mailbox Post Below Ground

Many of Pingree Grove's Cambridge Lakes neighborhoods have beautiful, rough-hewn cedar mailboxes posts that are now approaching 10-15 years old.  Because of Cedar's excellent resistance to rain and sunlight, these often appear to be in great cond...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Independence Day: Are You Ready?!?!

Independence Day 2019 Flyer

This weekend marks our incredibly popular, amazingly fun Independence Day celebration!  We have live music, a Friday night beer (and wine) garden, what is sure to be our largest ever car show, and much more...not to mention our blockbuster Saturd...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Park Closure: Skate Park Playground

Park Repair and Slide Replacement

As recently shared, the Village experienced some vandalism at the playground adjacent to the skate park (the park on Wester Boulevard between Alta Vista Drive and Diamond Head Trail).  Village Public Works crews are working to repair the damage, ...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Moving Update: Limited Services Availability on Friday

Front view of Municipal Center, 555 Reinking Road

The Village will be completing our much-anticipated move from the current Village Hall trailers to the Municipal Center on Friday, June 28, 2019.

As a reminder, Village offices will be closed to the public on the morning of Friday, June 28, reopening at 1:...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Yes, We're Moving. Really.

New Plantings at Municipal Center

We are pleased to announce that the Village is nearing completion of the Municipal Center at 555 Reinking Road! Over the past few weeks, we have been putting the finishing touches on the building, including finalizing utility connections and working on in...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: June 24, 2019

We Need Your Help (and Photos)!

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The Village has recently launched a Twitter and an Instagram account.  Both account usernames are @pingreegrove.  We need your help sharing the word on what a great place Pingree Grove is to live and work.  Share your pictures a...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Look at our New (Old) Truck!

Newly Rehabilitated Snow Plow Truck

From the photos, it may look as though Truck 282 is a brand new snowplow. While it may be hard to believe, this truck is now over 10 years old. Purchased new by the Village in 2008, the Village has operated this truck for the past 11 winters as one of our...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Village to Host Public Informational Meeting

Reinking Rte 20 Roundabout Newsflash

The City of Elgin and the Village of Pingree Grove will be providing a public informational meeting that has been scheduled for May 28, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. in the Pingree Grove Village Hall for the purpose of discussing the improvement of int...

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Pingree Grove News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

"Flushable" Wipes Don't Go Very Far - They clog the system and cost time and money!

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Just because they say "flushable" doesn't mean they should be flushed down the toilet.  Flushable wipes don't get very far past your house before they clog pipes and pumps and cost the Village time and money in unnecessary maintenance a...

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Pingree Grove News