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CRACKER BARREL - Village of Schaumburg
Spring 2021


Honoring the age-old tradition of when early German settlers of Schaumburg shared the day’s stories and news with one another while sitting around the cracker barrel.

                                       The Village of Schaumburg has                  as a Bronze-level community includes the village in a leading group
                                       received a Bronze Bicycle Friendly             of communities across the U.S. that is transforming neighborhoods to
                                       Community (BFC) designation                    make bicycling a safe and convenient option for transportation and
                                       from the League of American                    recreation. The Bronze BFC award recognizes Schaumburg’s commitment
                                       Bicyclists for its continued                   to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in promotion,
                                       commitment to improve bicycling                education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
                                       through policies, infrastructure               Schaumburg has more than 95 miles of bike path and 1,000 bike
                                       and programs. Schaumburg was                   parking racks and locker spaces. For more information, visit the
                                       the first community in Illinois                village’s website at, contact Patrick
                                       recognized by the League of                    Knapp at or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
 American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly Community in 1999 and has
 been a Bronze-level BFC since 2003. Schaumburg’s recertification

 Mayor Dailly Encourages Hope During State of the Village Address
 Schaumburg Village President Tom Dailly encouraged the Schaumburg
 community to remain hopeful as he shared his annual State of the Village
 address at the Good Morning Schaumburg breakfast hosted by the
 Schaumburg Business Association (SBA) on Jan. 12. The event was held
 entirely remote via Zoom and was attended by an estimated 100 people.
 President Dailly discussed how the village has adapted during the pandemic
 to continue essential services and also highlighted many accomplishments
 that were achieved in economic development, infrastructure improvements
 and other key initiatives despite a challenging year. A video of the
 presentation can be viewed on the SBA's website at
 Below are some of the highlights that were shared with the audience:
   • The village held the line on property taxes and levied the same amount
     in 2020 as in 2019.
   • Despite a tough economic year, new restaurants and businesses
     opened in 2020 including Andy’s Frozen Custard, Green Joe Coffee,
     Jersey Mike’s, Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille, Barnes & Noble, MISUMI,
     Shoe Carnival, Sunnyside and the new Amazon Fresh grocery store.
   • Schaumburg created a Small Business Grant program and provided
     funding to 24 businesses (to date) to help sustain them through these
     difficult times.                                                                 Continued on Page 3

For the most up-to-date information regarding village programs,
services and events, please visit
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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working           years and older and frontline essential workers. Health officials are
with public health departments, health care providers, and other          urging for the public's patience as vaccine supplies are still limited.
partners to make sure people can obtain the COVID-19 vaccine.             At this time, the Village of Schaumburg is not directly distributing
Currently, there are two COVID-19 vaccines in use in the United           the vaccine to the public.
States: the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and Moderna vaccine.                  Information regarding the vaccine and plan for Schaumburg can
Distribution of the first supply of COVID-19 vaccines began in            be found on the CCDPH's website at A list of
December 2020 to healthcare personnel and long-term care                  vaccination locations and other resources can be found on the Illinois
residents and staff. Illinois is working with local health departments,   Department of Public Health’s website at The
such as the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH),              village also maintains a dedicated vaccine webpage on its website at
which serves suburban Cook County and Schaumburg, and            where the public can access
providers across the state to provide vaccinations to the public.         information and updates. Please check this webpage regularly to
The CCDPH is responsible for determining and implementing                 access the latest news and developments from these public health
the vaccination plan for Schaumburg. The state and county are             agencies. For more information, dial 311 in Schaumburg.
currently moving through Phase 1b, which includes persons 65

Schaumburg’s Village Board voted unanimously to approve a $185
million multi-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which includes
$40 million in improvements for the next fiscal year that begins
May 1st. The CIP is a comprehensive plan that sets the direction
and priorities for the village’s capital improvement projects and
associated funding for the next five years. The plan is updated
annually and represents the village’s commitment to maintaining its
infrastructure and capital assets in an appropriate state of repair.
The village has secured grant funding, which for the 5-year plan,
is anticipated at $44 million, leaving $141 million to be funded
through local sources.
For the upcoming fiscal year, which begins May 1, 2021, the
plan highlights four key areas of focus: revitalizing local streets;
leveraging grant funds for infrastructure improvements; maintaining
and improving utility infrastructure and investing in the North           Utility improvements such as water main replacements and other
Schaumburg TIF.                                                           infrastructure rehabilitation, are being planned for at least 28 projects
                                                                          that will coincide with street repairs where necessary. In addition,
The plan proposes $8 million allocated to residential street repairs.
                                                                          the village is using grant funds to complete six midblock crossing
Two million will be dedicated toward the reconstruction of village
                                                                          improvements at high priority pedestrian crossing locations.
streets deemed most in need of repair; the remaining $6 million
will be allocated to streets based on the village’s Pavement              The village will continue to invest in the 90 North District in
Management Plan. The list of streets included in the 2021 street          FY 2021/22 with $11.9 million budgeted for projects. Improvements
improvement program is available on the village's website at              include intersection enhancements at Meacham and Algonquin                                                       roads and the construction of Phase 1 of Central Park. For
                                                                          more information on plans for 90 North, visit the website at
Three roadway segments are scheduled for resurfacing in
FY 2021/22 including Meacham Road from Higgins Road to Golf
Road; Summit Drive from Wise Road to Schaumburg Road; and                 For more information and to view the complete CIP that was approved
Weathersfield Way from Braintree Drive to Salem Drive. The village        at the Jan. 12 Village Board meeting, visit the village’s website at
has secured grant funding for $5.8 million of the cost of these 
projects; the village’s local share is anticipated to be $3.1 million.
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Annual State of the Village Address (Continued)                                                  RESIDENT AND BUSINESS
                                                                                                 RESOURCES AVAILABLE
 • More than $300 million in development has been completed to date at 90 North, and
                                                                                                 The Village of Schaumburg has updated and
   the village anticipates another $500 million in new development in the future. Key
                                                                                                 expanded its COVID-19 Resources page on
   highlights include:
                                                                                                 the village's website. In addition to the latest
   Ì Construction on the first phase of the 90 North District Park is anticipated to begin       community updates, vaccine distribution
     this year.                                                                                  information, and modified village business
   Ì Leasing is underway at the Element at Veridian Apartments.                                  operations, a resource page has now been
   Ì The village is working with Kensington Development Partners for the new                     established for Schaumburg residents.
     proposed Entertainment District for the area east of Meacham Road near the                  The Resident Resources page offers a list of
     Renaissance Hotel.                                                                          community resources available to residents,
 • Other new projects on the horizon include:                                                    including village assistance programs, such as
   Ì The opening of Costco Logistics on McConnor Parkway.                                        the Community Assistance Fund and Neighbors
   Ì The expansion of Costco’s retail store in Woodfield Village Green.                          Helping Neighbors, social services available
                                                                                                 through the Schaumburg Police Department,
   Ì Breaking ground on the new Algonquin at Plum Grove apartments which replaces a
                                                                                                 Nursing and Senior Services resources, housing
     vacant office center.
                                                                                                 improvement programs and more. The Business
   Ì The opening of Blue Martini Lounge in the former RAM brewery off of                         Resources page has also been updated to include
     McConnor Parkway.                                                                           operating guidelines and tools for businesses
   Ì The opening of Shabu-You, a Japanese restaurant, in the former Chevy’s site located         and a list of assistance programs available to
     at Meacham and Golf roads.                                                                  Schaumburg businesses. For more information or
   Ì The opening of Peppa Pig World of Play indoor play centre in Woodfield Mall.                to view these COVID-19 resources, visit the village's
                                                                                                 website at

Experior Transport Project Update
                                                                            a public access road and bike path through the property that
                                                                            connects the Schaumburg Metra Station to Rodenburg Road.
                                                                            Since the contract was entered, Experior has incurred $10 million in
                                                                            costs above and beyond original estimates due primarily to wetland
                                                                            mitigation. The developer has remained committed to the project,
                                                                            which includes seeking approval from multiple governmental
                                                                            jurisdictions. These organizations include the U.S. Army Corps of
                                                                            Engineers, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and the
                                                                            Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago (MWRD). The
                                                                            purpose of these review processes is to ensure proper mitigation of
                                                                            the existing wetlands and the overall safeguarding of environmental
                                                                            and water quality.
In 2003 and 2004, the Village of Schaumburg purchased 55                    The Experior project is currently being reviewed by The U.S. Army
acres of vacant property near the southwest corner of Irving Park           Corps of Engineers. Detailed information about Experior’s permit
and Rodenburg roads to control what is developed in the glide               application and public comment can be found on the village’s
path of the airport and to prepare the area for future economic             website at Experior will also
development opportunities, as directed by the village’s official            be submitting its plans to the IEPA, MWRD and the Village of
Comprehensive Plan. The village incurred additional expenses                Schaumburg for review in the near future. There will be additional
to remediate the environmentally contaminated areas of the site             hearings by these organizations to discuss the project and take
and help stimulate community development. In 2018, the village              public comments. Information on these meetings will be provided
entered into a contract with Experior Transport, a freight logistics        as soon as the details are available. For questions, please contact
company, for them to purchase the site and construct a 140,000              Matt Frank at or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
square foot corporate headquarters, warehouse space and fueling
station. As part of the development, Experior would also construct
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The village’s 2021 brush collection program will begin at the end       Unorganized or tangled brush piles will not be collected. Residents
of April and will offer two collection cycles for each zone until the   are asked to follow the brush preparation guidelines listed on the
program ends in September. Based on feedback from residents, the        village’s website to ensure their material is collected as part of the
program’s collection zones will be rotated in the pickup schedule       program. For more information, contact Laurie Walter at
each year to ensure program fairness.                          or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
Residents are asked to follow the collection schedule listed below      Yard waste pickup will resume on Monday, April 5 and materials
and on the village’s website at; no            should be placed out on your regular garbage collection day.
appointments are necessary. This program is open to single family       Smaller brush and yard waste can be placed into biodegradable
residences only; contractor-generated brush will not be collected.      bags not to exceed 30 gallons in capacity or 50 pounds in weight.
Brush must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on the Monday of your        Larger brush piles must be bundled using garden string or twine.
scheduled week. Please note that brush will not be collected on         The bundle size is restricted to 4 feet in length, 2 feet in diameter
Monday, May 31 due to the Memorial Day holiday. Collection will         and no heavier than 50 pounds. Branches cannot exceed 3 inches
begin on Tuesday, June 1.                                               in diameter. For more information or to inquire about a special
                                                                        pickup, call Republic Services at (847) 981-1431 or visit the village’s
It may take crews up to five days to complete collection in each        website at
zone. Branches cannot have root material attached and are to
be neatly placed curbside with the cut ends toward the street.

                             Spring                                            Summer                                      Fall
        Monday, April 26                      Monday, May 17                  Monday, August 2                    Monday, September 13
            Monday, May 3                    Monday, May 24                   Monday, August 9                    Monday, September 20
        Monday, May 10                        Tuesday, June 1                Monday, August 16                    Monday, September 27
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Mulch Delivery                                                        Customer Service Request
Residents interested in having the village deliver mulch to           The village’s Customer Service Request (CSR) tool is a fast and
their homes are required to prepay before delivery can be             easy way for the public to report an issue or request service. Some
scheduled. The cost of mulch is $50 per 3-cubic-yard load.            examples of service requests include reporting a pothole, streetlight
Payments with a credit card can be made using WebPay at               outages or potential code violations. There are three convenient or in-person with a check                   ways to submit a CSR:
at the Finance Department, 101 Schaumburg Ct. Delivery of              • Online:
mulch is anticipated to begin in April, pending the availability of    • By Phone: Dial 311 anywhere in Schaumburg or call
the product. Same day delivery requests cannot be made and               (847) 895-4500 when outside of the village
priority of delivery will go by the date of order. WebPay orders
                                                                       • By Text: (847) 306-9862 (standard text messaging rates
will take priority over orders that are paid in-person. If mulch
                                                                         may apply)
runs out before a delivery can be made, the resident will receive
a refund. Residents may also pick up their own mulch free of          All submitted CSRs include a tracking number so you can monitor
charge at the Engineering and Public Works complex. Residents         the progress of your request online. For more information and
are asked to enter the complex at the traffic light located at 714    assistance with initiating a CSR, dial 311 in Schaumburg.
S. Plum Grove Rd. and proceed beyond Fire Station 55 to the
wood bin designated for mulch pick-up. This service is intended
for residential use only. For more information, visit the village's
website at For questions, contact
Laurie Walter at or dial 311
in Schaumburg.


Intersection improvements at Algonquin and Meacham roads              through the spring. In May, traffic is expected to shift to the north
are tentatively scheduled to begin in April and will help increase    side of Algonquin Road and the west side of Meacham Road as
capacity and traffic flow in the area. The improvements include       Stage One of a four-stage traffic control plan begins. As a whole, the
nearly one mile of widening on Algonquin Road, adding a second        project expects to receive $13 million in grant funding from multiple
right turn lane on eastbound Algonquin Road to southbound             sources including the Surface Transportation Program (STP-L),
Meacham Road, and a third eastbound lane on Algonquin Road            the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program
east of Meacham Road. Additional enhancements include storm           (CMAQ), and the State of Illinois. For more project updates, subscribe
sewer and water main upgrades, more than one mile of bike             to the village’s weekly Progress Report e-newsletter online at
path and sidewalk installation and traffic signal enhancements. For questions, contact Clifton
Required utility relocation work in advance of the roadway            Ganek at or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
improvements will continue on Algonquin and Meacham roads
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                                           PUBLIC SAFETY
Fire Department – 2020 Review                                          POISON PREVENTION
                                                                       Did you know March is Illinois Poison Prevention Month? Poisonous
                                                                       substances can be common household items such as cleaning
                                                                       products, cosmetics, plants and vitamins that cause a harmful reaction
                                                                       when inhaled, ingested or if they come into contact with eyes or
                                                                       skin. The Illinois Poison Center (IPC) is a non-profit health service
                                                                       that operates a free, confidential 24-hour helpline staffed by trained
                                                                       medical experts, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists. Keep the
                                                                       helpline number, (800) 222-1222, posted at home and in your mobile
                                                                       device for quick access.
                                                                       The top substances involved in exposures reported to the
                                                                       IPC are prescription and over-the-counter medications,
                                                                       household cleaning supplies and cosmetics/personal care
                                                                       products. Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related
                                                                       hospitalization and death for children ages 18-36 months old.
                                                                       Keep the following poison prevention tips in mind to keep you and
                                                                       your loved ones safe at home:
                                                                        • Take medication as prescribed by your doctor. If you make a
                                                                          mistake and take too much medicine or the wrong medicine,
                                                                          call the IPC right away.
                                                                        • Keep medication in its original container and use child-resistant
In 2020, the Schaumburg Fire Department responded to 8,571                caps. Always keep medication and vitamins out of the reach
emergency calls. Of the total calls, 73% were for emergency               of children. Be aware that pills, nicotine lozenges and gummy
medical services (EMS) and 4.5% were for fires. The table below           vitamins can resemble candy to young children.
lists the most common reasons for EMS and fire emergency calls
                                                                        • Dispose of old medications safely. Schaumburg residents can
in 2020:
                                                                          place medications in a Ziploc bag and deposit them in the
                                                                          RxBOX located in the Schaumburg Police Department lobby,
                                                                          1000 W. Schaumburg Rd.
    Most Common Reasons for           Most Common Causes of
                                                                        • Store cleaning products and household chemicals in their
           EMS Calls                        House Fires
                                                                          original containers and safely out of the reach of children.
               Falls                           Cooking                    Follow directions for ventilation and never mix products, which
              Illness                         Electrical                  can result in toxic gases.
        Breathing Difficulty                    Dryers                  • Keep products such as cosmetics, hand sanitizer and mouthwash
                                                                          away from young children. Be aware that curious children may
Schaumburg Firefighter/Paramedics train every day to provide
                                                                          find hazardous items in a purse left within their reach.
expert service in not only the most common emergencies but
                                                                       Treatment for a poison emergency will depend on the situation. If
in rare occurrences as well. The department maintains several
                                                                       the person is not breathing or is unconscious, dial 911 immediately.
specialty teams including Technical Rescue, Water Rescue/
                                                                       If the person is conscious and breathing, call the IPC Helpline
Recovery and Hazardous Materials. As part of its mission, the fire
                                                                       immediately at (800) 222-1222. Be prepared to answer questions
department also provides fire and life safety education to residents
                                                                       about the person’s age, weight and health. If possible, have the
with the goal of decreasing the numbers of fires, falls and other
                                                                       suspected substance or its container with you when you call. Learn
emergencies in the community. For more information on the
                                                                       more about potentially harmful substances and poison prevention
Schaumburg Fire Department and fire safety, visit the village's
                                                                       by visiting the IPC website at For
website at or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
                                                                       questions, contact Michael Rons at or dial
                                                                       311 in Schaumburg.
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With spring approaching and more pedestrians being out on the               Pedestrians:
roadways, the Schaumburg Police Department would like to remind              • Be visible: Wear bright/reflective clothing and attempt to make
the public that both drivers and pedestrians are responsible for               eye contact with drivers whenever possible. Never assume a
traffic safety. Safety is a two-way street and sometimes pedestrians           driver sees you.
are not where they should be or where a driver expects them to be.           • Be alert: Your eyes and ears are your best tools for keeping safe.
Pedestrians and drivers should follow these safety practices:                  Avoid distractions.
                                                                             • Be predictable: Use crosswalks and sidewalks. If a crosswalk is
                                                                               not available, be sure to find a well-lit spot on the road and only
                                                                               cross when it is safe to do so.
                                                                             • Be alert: Remain vigilant and keep an eye out for pedestrians
                                                                               at all times, especially during the night or in bad weather
                                                                               conditions. Avoid distractions.
                                                                             • Be predictable: Always stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk or at
                                                                               an intersection. Slow down and prepare to stop when passing a
                                                                               crosswalk. Never pass another vehicle stopped in a crosswalk.
                                                                               There may be people crossing that you cannot see.
                                                                            Both pedestrians and drivers should follow the rules of the
                                                                            road and obey all traffic signs and signals. By taking basic
                                                                            precautions and being aware of one’s surroundings, you can
                                                                            help reduce the likelihood of an unnecessary collision. Even if
                                                                            you have the right-of-way, please practice patience with others
                                                                            on the roadway. For more information, dial 311 in Schaumburg
                                                                            to be connected to staff in the police department.

Beware of Medicare and IDES Scams
The Schaumburg Police Department warns residents of two scams affecting the surrounding
communities: Medicare and Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Scams.

Medicare Scam                                   Unemployment Insurance
Con artists try to obtain your Medicare         Scams and Fraud
number or personal information so they can      Victims who never applied for unemployment
steal your identity and commit Medicare         benefits are receiving unemployment debit
fraud. Medicare fraud results in higher         cards in the mail. These recipients could be a
healthcare costs and taxes for everyone.        target of identity theft.
Remember, Medicare will never:                  If you receive an unemployment debit card          It is also recommended that recipients
 • Contact you for your Medicare number or      in error, do not activate the card under           monitor their credit report very closely.
   other personal information unless you’ve     any circumstances and immediately report           You can receive a free copy of your credit
   given them permission in advance.            it to the IDES. Additionally, you may file a       report from each of the three bureaus by
 • Call you to sell products or promise         police report with the Schaumburg Police           visiting the website
   you gifts if you give them your              Department online at                      or by
   Medicare number.                   , in-              contacting the credit bureaus directly:
                                                person at the police department, 1000 W.
 • Visit you at your home.                                                                             • Equifax (800) 685-1111
                                                Schaumburg Rd., or by dialing 311
 • Attempt to enroll you over the phone                                                                • Experian (888) 397-3742
                                                in Schaumburg.
   unless you called first.                                                                            • TransUnion (800) 916-8800
                                                For more information, contact the IDES at
For more information, contact Medicare at
                                                (800) 814-0513.
(800) 633-4227.
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Fire Department Conducts Pre-Planning Exercise for Structures
Pre-incident planning, or pre-planning, is an important tool the        available while responding to emergencies. Since the program began
Schaumburg Fire Department uses to learn about a structure’s            in early 2020, the department has completed pre-incident plans on
design, contents and fire suppression resources before an               approximately 800 commercial and multifamily structures. The goal
emergency incident occurs. With assistance from the village’s           is to have pre-incident plans completed for all commercial properties
Information Technology Department, the fire department developed        in Schaumburg by the end of 2021. Pre-incident plans provide
a new pre-planning program utilizing the village’s geographic           valuable information while responding to emergencies and also play
information system (GIS). The program collects data onsite using        an important role in the department’s accreditation and Insurance
mobile technology. The data is then integrated into the department’s    Services Office (ISO) fire rating.
computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system so the information is

Severe Weather Safety                                                   Local Warning Systems
Spring often marks the start of severe weather in Illinois. Preparing   If you find yourself in Schaumburg on the first Tuesday of the
for tornadoes and severe weather before they strike will help you       month at 10 a.m., you will probably hear testing of the local
and your family stay safe throughout the year. Plan ahead and           outdoor warning system. The Northwest Central Dispatch Center
consider taking the following actions:                                  tests the system monthly and is prepared to activate the outdoor
 • Create an emergency plan so that you and your family know            warning systems in Schaumburg when there has been a confirmed
   what to do, where to go, and what you will need to protect           sighting of a tornado tracking toward the community; a tornado
   yourselves from the effects of severe weather especially during      warning for the community issued by the National Weather Service;
   the COVID-19 pandemic.                                               or reports of storm damage due to winds of 70 mph or greater
                                                                        along with golf ball sized hail. Sirens will go off every 10 minutes
 • Identify nearby, sturdy buildings close to where you live, work,
                                                                        until the threat is over.
   study, and play in case you need to seek shelter.
 • Cut down or trim trees that may be in danger of falling on           There are more than 40 lightning detectors in Schaumburg,
   your home.                                                           most of them located on Schaumburg Park District properties
                                                                        such as parks, golf courses and swimming pools. From spring
 • Consider buying surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning
                                                                        through fall, between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., the alarms sound when
   protection system to protect your home, appliances, and
                                                                        there is lightning within 10 miles. The warning consists of one
   electronic devices.
                                                                        long 60-second siren and flashing lights. After conditions are
 • Frequently monitor weather alerts online or from your                determined safe, the siren will sound three, 5-second blasts and the
   smartphone, on television, and on the radio.                         flashing light will turn off, indicating it is safe to resume outdoor
 • Schaumburg residents are encouraged to register for emergency        activity. The Village of Schaumburg has a lightning detector on
   alerts through the village’s Emergency Alert Program. The            the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Grounds and in the Town Square
   emergency notification system, provided by Everbridge, allows        Plaza to provide additional safety to the public. Residents are urged
   the village to communicate essential information quickly via         to remain vigilant when outside and pay attention to the local
   landline phones, cell phones, email and more. For more information   warning systems and changing weather conditions. Seek shelter
   and to register, visit or dial    immediately in the event of the following:
   311 in Schaumburg.
                                                                         • You hear one long siren
                                                                         • You hear thunder (regardless of siren)
                                                                         • You see lightning (regardless of siren)
                                                                         • You see the strobe light on when arriving on the grounds
                                                                        For more information and safety tips, visit the village’s website
                                                                        at, contact Tracy Raimondo at
                                                               or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
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                       BUSINESS & DEVELOPMENT
New Businesses
All Star Sports
5 Woodfield Mall
(301) 848-9499
Midwest Furniture Liquidators
830 E. Golf Rd.
(224) 353-6507
N’DACE Boutique
17 W. Weathersfield Way
(224) 520-8555
Poke Bros.
391 S. Barrington Rd.
(847) 610-3143
1721 E. Golf Rd.
(847) 380-5991

Coming Soon

Shabu-You                                                               7-Eleven
Shabu-You will soon be the new occupant of the former Chevy’s           Construction activity is taking place for a new 7-Eleven
space as interior and exterior renovations continue at 1180 Plaza Dr.   convenience store at the former Family Video site located at the
Shabu-You will serve primarily shabu shabu, which is a traditional      northeast corner of Irving Park and Wise roads. The property owner
Japanese dish that consists of thinly sliced meat and bite-sized        has demolished the existing building and is constructing a new
vegetables cooked in a hot broth (like fondue). Work is estimated to    3,100 square foot development. Work on the site is estimated to be
be completed in early to mid-2021.                                      completed in late 2021.
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                                  SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
                                                    Purple Me Green
                                                    Purple Me Green is a retail store that sells S.T.E.M.
                                                    and science-based toys as well as eco-friendly
                                                    products. It is located on the first floor of
                                                    Woodfield Mall in the JCPenney wing. The store
                                                    also features a large play space for those ages
                                                    2-14, which offers fun experiments, animals and
                                                    science play. For more information, visit
Lester Starr Jewelers                      or call                           Relish Catering
Lester Starr Jewelers specializes in                (847) 409-4057.                                         Relish Catering is a meal catering business
everything jewelry including engagement                                                                     located at 19 W. Wise Rd. Relish caters to
rings, bands, cocktail rings, watches,                                                                      all kinds of events including graduations,
necklaces, earrings, gifts and more. They                                                                   birthdays, holidays, small weddings, as
also offer jewelry repair of any kind. Lester                                                               well as catering services for businesses.
Starr has been in the Schaumburg area for                                                                   Relish also offers home delivery and special
more than 37 years and is located in Town                                                                   packages for holidays. For more information,
Square at 160 S. Roselle Rd. For more                                                                       visit or call
information, call (847) 301-0101.                                                                           (847) 352-8840.

90 North continues to be a major draw for new investment in the
TIF District. Boler completed its headquarters facility at Parkside and
Progress in late 2020. Leasing continues at Element Apartments that
welcomed its first residents last June. Several new developments
are under construction or moving forward, including DR Horton’s
Northgate at Veridian rowhomes. The village is moving forward with
the 90 North District Park construction and is working with Urban
Street Group to develop The District which will add restaurants, retail
and residential on the west side of Meacham Road. Additional interest
in corporate headquarters businesses and other developments
remains high as the village continues to market development sites                for the Entertainment District that will build upon the success of
with Urban Street Group to site selectors and businesses. The Village            the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel. For more information, visit
of Schaumburg is also working with Kensington Development Partners     

Economic Development Department Support for Businesses
The Economic Development Department remains dedicated to                         channels. Among these resources were three small business
supporting Schaumburg’s local businesses during the pandemic                     programs that the department created to help businesses
by providing a variety of resources and programs. Staff launched                 maintain pre-COVID-19 employment numbers. Another popular
a Shop Local campaign during the holiday shopping season that                    resource was maintaining an up-to-date list of open Schaumburg
highlighted 25 small businesses in the community on social media.                restaurants on the interactive map found on the village’s website
The campaign helped promote these businesses to more than                        at For more information on the
20,000 people since the beginning of November.                                   Economic Development Department and its services, visit the
The department also maintained an up-to-date inventory                           village’s website at
of resources for businesses on its website which was sent to                     or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
businesses through several of the village’s communication
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                          GETTING AROUND TOWN
Residents of Schaumburg sometimes raise             impacted by several other factors including     traffic signals and interconnected signal
concerns about traffic signal coordination and      the time of day, activation of a pedestrian     systems and continues to work with
delays that drivers may be experiencing along       push button or the traffic signal preemption    Cook County and IDOT to achieve those
some of the village’s roadways. Out of a total      system used by emergency responders, and        improvements throughout the community.
of 140 signals located within the municipal         a special event that has modified standard      For more information, contact Patrick
boundaries, the Village of Schaumburg owns          traffic volumes.                                Knapp at or dial
and maintains a total of 27 traffic signals.        The village remains committed to further        311 in Schaumburg.
Cook County and the Illinois Department of          improving the performance of village
Transportation (IDOT) are responsible for the
remaining traffic signals within the village
limits. Many traffic signals located on major
roadways in the village are coordinated,
which means that several traffic signals are
synchronized along a particular roadway
to provide for a smooth flow of traffic and
to reduce travel times, stops, and delays
through a series of green lights. Limiting
the number of times a vehicle is stopped or
delayed at a traffic signal helps to reduce fuel
consumption and improves air quality.
Although many of the traffic signals along
major roadways are coordinated, not all signal
systems are interconnected. A map of the
existing traffic signals and interconnected
systems within the village can be found on this
page. Traffic signal coordination may also be

Bicycle Safety                                                                                      DART Service Available
As spring approaches, it is important to review                                                     Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) continues
safe bicycle riding tips. Before every bike ride                                                    its convenient and affordable transit service
you can stay safe by performing the ABC Quick                                                       that provides door-to-door access to any
Check: check the Air pressure in your tires, your                                                   location in Schaumburg. To schedule a
Brakes, and your Cranks, Chain and Cogs. Also                                                       ride, call (847) 352-8097. DART users are
be sure to always wear bright colored clothing,                                                     asked to reserve a ride 90 minutes before
use the proper hand signals to signal your                                                          their desired pick-up time. Additionally, “no
turns, wear a helmet, and use a lamp when                                                           contact” payment methods are encouraged
riding in low-light conditions.                                                                     such as obtaining the Ventra electronic
                                                                                                    payment card that allows riders to simply
Also, remember that when you are riding
                                                                                                    tap and board the bus. To purchase cards,
a bicycle on a sidewalk, crosswalk, or bike path, you must yield the right-of-way to
                                                                                                    deposit funds, register cards or check
pedestrians and you should give an audible signal before passing. You should also always
                                                                                                    balances, visit
keep to the right side of the bike path or street unless you are passing or making a left turn.
                                                                                                    For more information on the DART service
Make sure you obey traffic signals, signs and other control devices applicable to vehicles,
                                                                                                    and hours of operation, visit the village's
unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
                                                                                                    website at
For additional bicycle safety regulations and resources, and to view the village bike map and       For questions, contact Patrick Knapp at
suggested routes, visit For questions, contact Patrick Knapp    or dial 311
at or dial 311 in Schaumburg.                                                 in Schaumburg.
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                      ECO-FRIENDLY INITIATIVES
                                                                          RECYCLING IN SCHAUMBURG
                                                                          Recycling initiatives are important to the Village of Schaumburg
                                                                          as they positively impact our community and environment. The
                                                                          village regularly holds community recycling and document shred
                                                                          events and provides CFL, battery and cell phone recycling kiosks at
                                                                          the Municipal Center and the Engineering and Public Works facility.
                                                                          There is also a medication disposal RxBOX located in the lobby of
                                                                          the Schaumburg Police Department. Besides the standard curbside
                                                                          single-stream recycling program, the village also offers a free
                                                                          curbside textile recycling program that has collected more than
                                                                          143,000 pounds of used textiles and clothing since the program
                                                                          began in December 2019. Overall, the 2020 village recycling
                                                                          events were a success. Some notable recycling totals included
                                                                          44,330 pounds of electronics, 32,677 pounds of documents, and
                                                                          1,467 gallons of latex paint. For more information about recycling
                                                                          programs and kiosk locations in Schaumburg, visit the village’s
                                                                          website at

Resources to Go Solar in Schaumburg
The Village of Schaumburg is a proud recipient of the SolSmart
silver designation from the national program funded by the U.S.
Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office. As part
of that distinction, the village streamlined its permitting process,
updated associated energy codes, and reduced obstacles for
residents and businesses to go solar. The village also maintains a
helpful webpage, which offers residential and commercial resource
guides, consumer protection resources and ways to locate certified
solar installers in Illinois. For more information, visit the village’s
website at, contact Martha Dooley at or dial 311 in Schaumburg.

                                                                          GET RECOGNIZED FOR GOING GREEN
                                                                          The Village of Schaumburg Environmental Committee is accepting
                                                                          applications for the 2021 Al Larson Environmental Award Program
                                                                          through Friday, March 19. Residents and businesses can apply for the
                                                                          program. Categories include energy efficiency, renewable energy,
                                                                          conservation of natural resources, recycling programs, green product
                                                                          use, water conservation, transportation, or outreach and education.
                                                                          For more information and to access the application, visit the village’s
                                                                          website at For questions,
                                                                          contact Martha Dooley at or dial 311
                                                                          in Schaumburg.

     For a list of upcoming recycling events in Schaumburg,
     go to page 15 of this issue.
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                                                  NEWS BRIEFS
Property owners are required to meet village property maintenance
codes and regulations in order to preserve residential properties,
provide a safe environment and maintain property values. This spring,
inspectors from the village’s Community Development Department
will continue walking neighborhoods to systematically inspect homes
in Schaumburg. Inspections began last summer, and approximately
3,000 homes will be inspected each year. Property maintenance codes
include items related to the overall maintenance and condition of the
exterior of a home and yard, including siding and roof conditions,
refuse storage, posting of address numbers, vehicle storage and
driveway condition. For more information, contact Deborah Parran at or dial 311 in Schaumburg.

FAIR HOUSING                                      Village Job Opportunities
                                                  Are you seeking a new job or career opportunity in 2021? Come work for the Village of
                                                  Schaumburg, a professional organization that is dedicated to public service. To view all
                                                  open positions and apply online, visit the village’s career portal at
                                         From there, you can also access helpful tools,
                                                  including quick reference guides and videos that assist with the application and
                                                  hiring process. After creating a new account, you can also register to receive periodic
                                                  communications regarding your selected job interests and fields. For more information,
                                                  contact the village’s Human Resources Department at
                                                  or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
April is Fair Housing Month, which
celebrates the passage of the Fair Housing
Act in April 1968. The Fair Housing Act           Memory Screening Program Now
prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental,
and financing of dwellings, and in other          Appointment-Based
real estate-related transactions because          To provide increased flexible scheduling options, the Village of Schaumburg’s Nursing
of membership or perceived membership             and Senior Services Division is now offering memory screenings throughout the year
in a protected class. Protected classes           by appointment. The program was originally offered the third Monday of the month
include race, color, religion, sex, disability,   from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., which limited the number of screening times available. The new
familial status, or national origin. In both      appointment-based program will provide more opportunities to receive a screening at
Illinois and Cook County, the fair housing        more convenient times. The free and confidential screenings are about 30 minutes in
law is extended to include additional             length. Screening results received are not a diagnosis but can help identify any memory
protected classes. The village is committed       issues that can be addressed with a physician. The program is open to both Schaumburg
to promoting fair housing and maintains a         residents and non-residents. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday
resources webpage found on the village’s          from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at times when nurses are available. For more information or to
website at        schedule an appointment, contact Abby Flanagan at or dial
For questions, contact Marisa Krawiec at          311 in Schaumburg. or dial 311
in Schaumburg.
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Outstanding Citizen                              SUBMIT
Award Nominations                                PHOTOS TO THE
The village believes it is important to
recognize Schaumburg community
members for extraordinary                        SNAPSHOT
accomplishments, heroic and
                                                  Do you like to take photos? Consider
courageous efforts, and perseverance
                                                  submitting your best shots to the village’s free
despite incredible odds. To honor these
                                                  photo submission program, the Schaumburg
outstanding efforts, the village established
                                                  Snapshot. To date, the program has received
an Outstanding Citizen Award Program
                                                  more than 400 photos of people, places,
that is intended to provide the community
                                                  architecture and scenery celebrating life
with an opportunity to publicly
                                                  in Schaumburg. Photographers of all ages
acknowledge the contribution made by
                                                  and skill levels are invited to submit their
certain individuals for the betterment of
                                                  favorite photos taken within the Village of         Photo credit: Raj Vijay
the Village of Schaumburg. Nominations
                                                  Schaumburg by uploading their images online
can be made at any time and there is
                                                  to the village’s website at Your images may be
no deadline for submittals. Complete
                                                  selected to appear in village publications, social media channels and on the village’s website.
program information and criteria is
                                                  For more information, contact Becky Wyskochil at or dial 311
available on the village’s website at
                                                  in Schaumburg. For
questions, dial 311 in Schaumburg.                This edition’s cover page photo was submitted by Andrea Bauer.

COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS                                                                      Village Seeking Input on
Residential Rehabilitation Loan Program                                                            Coffee with the Council
The Village of Schaumburg offers a Residential Rehabilitation Loan Program, which provides         Schaumburg village officials are seeking input
a 0% interest loan up to a maximum amount of $25,000 for single family homes and                   from the public regarding Coffee with the
$15,000 for multi-family units. The loan is repaid in 30 years, when the home is no longer         Council, a monthly informational meeting
the primary residence, or change of title, whichever occurs soonest. Loans can be used to          with village trustees that allows residents an
correct code violations including electrical and plumbing, replace furnaces, water heaters,        opportunity to engage with elected officials.
roofs and windows, increase energy-efficiency, and make necessary improvements for                 The village will be soliciting feedback through
disabled persons. The Residential Rehabilitation Loan Program is financed by Community             a questionnaire that will be available this
Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds annually allocated to the village from the U.S.               spring on the village’s website at
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For more information and eligibility   The public is
requirements, visit the village’s website at, contact              encouraged to participate in the brief survey
Marisa Krawiec at or dial 311 in Schaumburg.                               regardless of whether they have attended
                                                                                                   a Coffee with the Council event in the
Handyman Program                                                                                   past. Coffee with the Council meetings are
The Village of Schaumburg provides a Handyman Program to assist low and moderate-                  continuing to be held virtually via Zoom.
income seniors and persons with disabilities with minor repairs. Funds are provided through        Meetings for 2021 will be held on a quarterly
the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), which is allocated to the                    basis with the next scheduled meeting
village by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Minor repairs               anticipated to take place at 9 a.m. Saturday,
include window/door repair, electrical work such as repair/replacement of light switches           May 8. Meeting details will be provided in
and outlets, accessibility improvements such as installing grab bars and handrails, and            the village’s calendar located on the website
other miscellaneous work. This program is only available to Schaumburg residents and the           at All meetings are
applicant must own their home. For more information and eligibility requirements, visit            open to the public. For more information, dial
the village’s website at, contact Parth Joshi at                311 in Schaumburg. or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
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                                                                                                       Information for upcoming events is
                                                                                                       tentative and subject to change due to
                                                                                                       the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit
                                                                                                       the village’s website at
                                                                                              for the most
                                                                                                       up-to-date event information or dial
Did you know that the village’s Nursing and Senior Services Division offers a medical                  311 in Schaumburg.

equipment lending program to Schaumburg Township residents? Most items can be
loaned for 90 days and a security deposit in cash is required. The deposit is reimbursed
once all items have been returned. The lending program includes a wide variety of medical
equipment including mobility aids like walkers, wheelchairs, crutches and canes. The                   6
program also features bathtub rails, transfer benches, and other bathing and bathroom aids.            COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
It is preferred that rentals and returns be made by appointment to ensure social distancing. A         The Barn
face covering is required when picking up or returning medical equipment and a contactless             10
temperature check will be conducted at the door. Items can be picked up during regular                 DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT
business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Nursing and Senior                   Wintrust Field West Parking Lot
Services facility, 746 E. Schaumburg Rd. To make an appointment to rent equipment, contact             9 a.m. to Noon
Abby Flanagan at or dial 311 in Schaumburg.                                   (Drive-up event open to Schaumburg
                                                                                                       residents only. Face coverings and
2021 Community Blood Drives                                                                            IDs required.)

There are many ways to help your community during the COVID-19 pandemic, including                     24
donating blood to those in need at one of the village’s 2021 Community Blood Drives. All               RECYCLING EVENT
events are held from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Barn, 231 S. Civic Dr. Upcoming blood               Wintrust Field West Parking Lot
drives will be held on Tuesday, April 6 and Wednesday, June 2. To schedule an appointment,             9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
call Vitalant at (877) 258-4825 or visit and use group code SH98. Walk-ins            (Community-wide drive-up event. Face
are also welcome. Visit the village’s website at for a                  coverings required. For more information, visit
complete list of 2021 blood drives. For questions, contact Marianne DiLillo at                or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
                                                                                                       Family Counseling Center
Community Members and Organizations Give Back                                                          The Village of Schaumburg recognizes that
The Village of Schaumburg would like to thank the donors who participated in the Schaumburg            2020 was a challenging year for many and that
Police Social Services Division’s 2020 holiday giving program. Through a tremendous                    individuals and families may be continuing
outpouring of generosity from many community members and organizations, 33 families                    to suffer from increased stressors. If you are
and 90 children were supported during the holiday season. Special thanks to the following              experiencing family problems, anxiety, or
organizations for their donations and assistance: Cogensia, Hampton Inn on Plaza Drive, Blue           depression, please consider reaching out to
Steel Motorcycle club, The Mrowinski’s Fairy God Mothers, Davey Tree Expert Company, and               the Schaumburg Family Counseling Center for
American Door and Dock.                                                                                assistance. A select number of insurance plans
If you are looking for an ongoing opportunity to give back to those in need in the Schaumburg          are accepted, and a sliding scale fee is available. A
community, please consider donating to the Community Assistance Fund (CAF). The CAF is                 monthly support group is also offered to anyone
managed by police social workers and is used to assist victims of domestic violence and other          whose life has been impacted by the opioid/heroin
crimes, as well as other families experiencing a crisis. For more information, visit the village’s     problem. For more information, visit the village’s
website at, contact Kristin Jordan at or                 website at, contact
dial 311 in Schaumburg.                                                                                Kristin Jordan at or
                                                                                                       dial 311 in Schaumburg.
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Main Municipal Facilities
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am - 5pm

Municipal Center
101 Schaumburg Court
(847) 895-4500

Police Administration
1000 W. Schaumburg Road
(847) 882-3586

Fire Administration
1601 N. Roselle Road
(847) 885-6300

Engineering & Public Works
714 S. Plum Grove Road                                                     Safely Bringing Fun and Food to Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
(847) 895-7100                                                             Even though the Schaumburg Barn remains closed to the public for in-person activities, the
Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts                                      Nursing and Senior Services Division continues to safely provide food and fun to seniors and
201 Schaumburg Court                                                       adults with disabilities in the community. Nutritional and mental health is extremely important
(847) 895-3600                                                             to the senior community. The village is pleased to continue providing modified services at The
                                                                           Barn including affordable meal options via curbside pickup, virtual programming that keeps
Family Counseling Center                                                   participants active and engaged, and resources to help older adults in Schaumburg stay safe,
17 E. Schaumburg Road                                                      healthy and independent.
(847) 524-1505
                                                                           Food services include:
The Barn
(Schaumburg Teen & Senior Center)                                           • Every Monday – 5 pack of frozen meals for pickup at 11:30 a.m.
231 S. Civic Drive                                                          • Every Wednesday – Hot meals from local restaurants for pickup at noon.
(847) 524-7496                                                              • Two Fridays a month – Free Older Adult Market featuring fresh produce and shelf-stable items for
Nursing & Senior Services                                                     pickup at 1 p.m.
746 E. Schaumburg Road                                                      • Two Saturdays a month – Special Saturday meal from a local restaurant for pickup at noon.
(847) 923-3766                                                             For those residents who are homebound, the village provides delivery service.
                                                                           A variety of virtual programs have been implemented to keep the older adults in the community
                                                                           involved and engaged including:
                                                                            • Two Mondays a month – Catch-up phone sessions in partnership with the Schaumburg Library
TRUSTEES - Brian Bieschke, Marge Connelly,                                  • Every Tuesday and Wednesday – Multiple sessions of Bingo
George Dunham, Frank Kozak,
                                                                            • Alternating Thursdays – Chair Yoga and Zumba Gold
Mark Madej, Jack Sullivan
                                                                            • One Friday a month – Trivia session
VILLAGE CLERK - Marilyn Karr                                                • Ongoing – Paper activity packs filled with information and puzzles
                                                                            • Ongoing – Special drive-up holiday events
VILLAGE MANAGER - Brian Townsend
                                                                           For more information on the village’s senior programming, visit the village’s website at
                                                                 , contact Marina Lvovich at or dial 311
                                                                           in Schaumburg.

                                                                           The Cracker Barrel is prepared quarterly by the village's Communications & Outreach Department. Questions?
                                                                           Contact Communications Specialist Becky Wyskochil at
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