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Monthly Status Report

January - March - April - June - July - August

September - October - November - December

View prior years status report.

Status Report Submission Form.


Contact Village of Elwood Elected Officials



Truck Route Study

Kimley-Horn prepared capacity analyses at key intersections in the Elwood and Joliet area and conducted queue observations at the IL 53/Laraway Road intersection. This section of the report details
the results of count data collection and summarizes the results of the capacity analyses and queue observations.

Kimley-Horn Truck Route Study Part 1

Kimley-Horn Truck Route Study Part 2


Reconstruction of Walter Strawn Drive

Please be advised starting Thursday May 28th reconstruction of Walter Strawn Drive will begin and traffic will be closed from Elwood International Port Rd. going East.

Only local traffic delivering and picking up from Building 8 (Cypress Medical – Logistics Team – and – SCL Logistics) will be allowed to use a small portion of Walter Strawn Drive - ONLY FROM WALTON DRIVE TO THE ENTRANCE-EXIT OF BUILDING 8.

Construction will be completed by the end of June.

We strongly encourage businesses within Walton Drive to head North and turn left at Mississippi Avenue to reach the BNSF yard or the interstate system.

Detour signs will be installed on Wednesday May 27th.

We appreciate your patience during construction days.


Lane Closures On Arsenal Road At The Interchange With I-55.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that additional lane closures will be required for work on northbound Arsenal Road at the interchange with I-55.
These lane closures will begin, weather permitting. Wednesday, May 27.

Learn more.


Elwood Soccer


Team practices begin in July & games begin in August.
Players will receive a uniform, jersey, shorts & socks.
Shin guards must be worn. Players purchase their own shin guards. Soccer shoes are optional. Baseball shoes may not be worn. Players entering 8th grade who don’t make the Sept. 1 cutoff are eligible to play.
Registration will be limited if volunteer coaches are not available.
Register in Person at
Elwood Village Hall
401 E. Mississippi Ave.
M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mail Registration to
401 E Mississippi Avenue
Elwood, IL 60421
$70 for one player - $65 each for two players - $60 each for three or more players
For more information, contact the recreation coordinator at 815-424-1093

Registration Form

Uniform Form



Calendar of Events

March, April and May 2015


Elwood Police Department Tour

Girl Scout Troop 70693




Kiddie Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due To Alarm Failure

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Senior "Benefit Access Program"

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Assistance Programs, Tax Prep, Etc.

Please click on the link below.


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
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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