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Monthly Status Report

January 2014  -  February 2014   -  March 2014  -  April 2014

May 2014  -  June 2014  -  July 2014   -  August  2014  -  September 2014  -  October 2014   -  November 2014   -  December 2014

View prior years status report.

Status Report Submission Form.


Safe School Initiative

On August 20, 2014, the Elwood Police Department will be implementing a Village wide "Safe School Initiative" to coincide with back to school. The program is designed to increase safety and protect children traveling to and from Elwood School.

Learn more.


Children's Garden

Saturday, September 6  1pm - 3pm

View nature inspired crafts the Elwood children have created over the past season & vote on your favorite garden photo. Try your hand at some flower pounding!

Fall Family Fest  -  Children's Garden

October 5, 2014      12:30pm - 3:30pm

Cost: $12 per child. Adults and children under 1 are free.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.


New Lenox Job & Resource Fair 9/12/14

Learn more                                                         


Inland Port Transportation District

Still In The Conversation

Minutes from the February 7, 2014   Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s (CMAP) Regional Freight Leadership Task Force demonstrate that the Elwood Inland Port proposal is still being pushed at the state level. These are the same people with the same agenda for Elwood. They have taken their cause to a new venue, but the proposal hasn’t changed.

February 7, 2014 minutes

Elwood Seeks To Dismiss CenterPoint's

Federal Lawsuit - Press Release 07-17-2014

Village working to find long-term solution to dangerous rail crossing and reduce truck traffic.

Press Release


New Hand-Held Cellphone Ban in Illinois
Illinois is the 12th state to ban the use of hand-held devices while driving:
The new law bans hand-held cellphone use except in an emergency and allows only for speakerphones and headsets that feature voice-activated or one-digit dialing.
The new law imposes fees starting at $75 for drivers caught using a hand-held cellphone while driving. Drivers could pay $150 for repeat offenses and may eventually have their driver's license(s) suspended.
The new law imposes stricter penalties following crashes in which electronic devices were being used at the time of collision. A crash causing great bodily harm can earn a driver up to one year in prison and a fatal crash can result in a prison sentence of up to three years.


Senior "Benefit Access Program"

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Assistance Programs, Tax Prep, Etc.

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Jackson Township Assessor Information

-Vicki Garvey
100 E Mississippi St.   P.O. Box 411
Elwood, IL 60421
Phone: (815) 423-5780   Fax:(815) 423-6266
Office Hours: M- By Appointment
T-F 9:00am-1:00pm


Village Of Elwood On Facebook

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Public Act 97-0609

Public Act.



Waste Management

Effective January 1, 2012 Waste Management can no longer accept listed electronic products for collection with municipal refuse.

Refuse and Recycling Guide for the Village of Elwood.      

Additional Recycling Information.

Contact Information and Holiday Schedule.

          Village President

        William E.Offerman

The Village of Elwood

401 E. Mississippi Avenue
P.O. Box 435
Elwood, IL 60421

Phone (815) 423-5011
Fax (815) 423-6861

Village Office Hours
Monday thru Friday

8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Public Services


Police Department

Emergency: 911

Emergency (dispatch):






7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Elwood Fire Department

General   815-423-5224

Emergency 911







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