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Spring 2021 CRACKER BARREL the 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. SCHAUMBURG RECEIVES BRONZE BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY DESIGNATION 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 www.schaumburg.com/biking, contact Patrick recognized by the League of Knapp at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 http://bit.ly/2XYCHeo. 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 www.schaumburg.com.
CRACKER BARREL www.schaumburg.com the 2 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 http://bit.ly/3og1vJB. 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 http://bit.ly/3pkMzeo. 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 www.schaumburg.com/covidvaccine 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 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN APPROVED 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 www.schaumburg.com. 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 www.90northschaumburg.com. 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 www.schaumburg.com/budget. projects; the village’s local share is anticipated to be $3.1 million.
Spring 2021 CRACKER BARREL the 3 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 www.schaumburg.com/coronavirus. 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 www.schaumburg.com/experior. 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 email@example.com or dial 311 in Schaumburg. square foot corporate headquarters, warehouse space and fueling station. As part of the development, Experior would also construct
CRACKER BARREL www.schaumburg.com the 4 2021 BRUSH COLLECTION PROGRAM 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.schaumburg.com/brush; 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 www.schaumburg.com/brush. 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
Spring 2021 CRACKER BARREL the 5 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 www.schaumburg.com/webpay or in-person with a check ways to submit a CSR: at the Finance Department, 101 Schaumburg Ct. Delivery of • Online: www.schaumburg.com/csr 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 www.schaumburg.com/mulch. For questions, contact Laurie Walter at email@example.com or dial 311 in Schaumburg. ALGONQUIN AND MEACHAM ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS TO BEGIN THIS SPRING 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. www.schaumburg.com/e-newsletters. For questions, contact Clifton Required utility relocation work in advance of the roadway Ganek at firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 311 in Schaumburg. improvements will continue on Algonquin and Meacham roads
CRACKER BARREL www.schaumburg.com the 6 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, 2020 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 www.illinoispoisoncenter.org. For website at www.schaumburg.com/fire or dial 311 in Schaumburg. questions, contact Michael Rons at email@example.com or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
Spring 2021 CRACKER BARREL the 7 DRIVER AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY 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. Drivers: • 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 www.annualcreditreport.com or by Medicare number. www.schaumburg.com/identitytheft, 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.
CRACKER BARREL www.schaumburg.com the 8 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 PREPAREDNESS 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 www.schaumburg.com/emergencyalerts 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 www.schaumburg.com/lightning, contact Tracy Raimondo at firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
Spring 2021 CRACKER BARREL the 9 BUSINESS & DEVELOPMENT New Businesses All Star Sports 5 Woodfield Mall (301) 848-9499 www.shopallstarsports.com Midwest Furniture Liquidators 830 E. Golf Rd. (224) 353-6507 www.midwestfurnitureliquidators.com N’DACE Boutique 17 W. Weathersfield Way (224) 520-8555 www.n-dace.com Poke Bros. 391 S. Barrington Rd. (847) 610-3143 www.eatpokebros.com Smashburger 1721 E. Golf Rd. (847) 380-5991 www.smashburger.com 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.
CRACKER BARREL www.schaumburg.com the 10 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 www.purplemegreen.com 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 www.relishcateringkitchen.com or call information, call (847) 301-0101. (847) 352-8840. 90 NORTH UPDATE 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 www.90northschaumburg.com. 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 www.schaumburg.com/maps. 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 www.schaumburg.com/economicdevelopment of resources for businesses on its website which was sent to or dial 311 in Schaumburg. businesses through several of the village’s communication
Spring 2021 CRACKER BARREL the 11 GETTING AROUND TOWN TRAFFIC SIGNAL COORDINATION 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 email@example.com 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 www.ventrachicago.com. 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 www.schaumburg.com/dart. For additional bicycle safety regulations and resources, and to view the village bike map and For questions, contact Patrick Knapp at suggested routes, visit www.schaumburg.com/biking. For questions, contact Patrick Knapp firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 311 at email@example.com or dial 311 in Schaumburg. in Schaumburg.
CRACKER BARREL www.schaumburg.com the 12 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 www.schaumburg.com/garbage-recycling. 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 www.schaumburg.com/solar, contact Martha Dooley at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.schaumburg.com/greenrecognition. For questions, contact Martha Dooley at email@example.com or dial 311 in Schaumburg. For a list of upcoming recycling events in Schaumburg, go to page 15 of this issue.
Spring 2021 CRACKER BARREL the 13 NEWS BRIEFS RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE INSPECTION PROGRAM CONTINUES 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.schaumburg.com/employment. 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 email@example.com 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 www.schaumburg.com/fairhousing. schedule an appointment, contact Abby Flanagan at firstname.lastname@example.org or dial For questions, contact Marisa Krawiec at 311 in Schaumburg. email@example.com or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
CRACKER BARREL www.schaumburg.com the 14 Outstanding Citizen SUBMIT Award Nominations PHOTOS TO THE The village believes it is important to recognize Schaumburg community SCHAUMBURG 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 www.schaumburg.com/schaumburgsnapshot. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 311 available on the village’s website at in Schaumburg. www.schaumburg.com/oca. 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 www.schaumburg.com. The public is requirements, visit the village’s website at www.schaumburg.com/rehabprogram, contact encouraged to participate in the brief survey Marisa Krawiec at email@example.com 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 www.schaumburg.com. 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 www.schaumburg.com/handymanprogram, contact Parth Joshi at 311 in Schaumburg. firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
Spring 2021 CRACKER BARREL the 15 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LENDING PROGRAM UPCOMING EVENTS: APRIL Information for upcoming events is tentative and subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the village’s website at www.schaumburg.com 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. APRIL 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 email@example.com 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 www.vitalant.org and use group code SH98. Walk-ins (Community-wide drive-up event. Face are also welcome. Visit the village’s website at www.schaumburg.com/blooddrives for a coverings required. For more information, visit complete list of 2021 blood drives. For questions, contact Marianne DiLillo at www.schaumburg.com/recyclingevent.) firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.schaumburg.com/caf, contact Kristin Jordan at email@example.com or website at www.schaumburg.com/fcc, contact dial 311 in Schaumburg. Kristin Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 311 in Schaumburg.
ST • I NT RU EG •T Village of Schaumburg RI CE PRESORTED STANDARD TY ER S ERVI 101 Schaumburg Court • R ES P E C T U.S. POSTAGE PAID Schaumburg, IL 60193-1899 SCHAUMBURG, IL 60194 OM ST • Permit No. 111 TE AM CU WO R K • IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Non-Emergency in Schaumburg ...................311 ECRWSS Non-Emergency Outside Schaumburg .................(847) 895-4500 POSTAL CUSTOMER Police and Fire .....................................................911 SCHAUMBURG, IL 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: VILLAGE PRESIDENT - Tom Dailly • 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 www.schaumburg.com/thebarn, contact Marina Lvovich at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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