Improvement Programs

Capital Improvement Projects

Each year, the Village Engineers determine which roads will be improved based on a number of factors such as condition, age and volume of traffic. The Village uses pavement management software to determine the condition of our local streets. The software program estimates the rate of pavement degradation and recommends an optimal rehabilitation schedule.

2021 Capital Improvement Program included: 

The Village’s long-term capital improvement plan calls for continued investment in the municipal infrastructure necessary to support our residents’ quality of life.

    Roadway resurfacing of 1.2 miles of roadway 

    2,000-feet of storm sewer improvements

    1,300-feet of watermain improvement 

On or about Monday, August 9th, a water main replacement, sidewalk installation and pavement rehabilitation project is expected to begin in the locations noted below. Berger Excavating Contractors, Inc recently contracted with the Village to perform this work. Gewalt Hamilton Associates, consulting engineers performed the design and will be managing the project. Alex Kendzior with Gewalt Hamilton will be the Resident Engineer on the project and will be onsite daily to manage the project. If questions or concerns arise during the project, Alex may be reached at 847-809-9669 or by email at

  • Glenwood Dr. (from Clarendon to Cedar Lake) includes water main replacement, pavement rehab, driveway culvert replacement, driveway rehab (within the ROW), drainage improvements, landscape restoration and related work.
  • Beachview Dr. (from Clarendon to Cedar Lake) includes water main replacement, pavement rehab, driveway culvert replacement, driveway rehab (within the ROW), sidewalk installation, drainage improvements landscape restoration and related work.
  • Clarendon Dr. (from Woodland to Beachview), sidewalk installation, pavement rehab (at Glenwood & Beachview intersections), landscape restoration and related work.
  • N Channel Dr. (from Clarendon to the bike path), sidewalk installation, landscape restoration

 Notices will be hand delivered to residents and business owners that may be effected by the project. Additionally, notices will be provided to refuse haulers, schools & the Post Office. Work is expected to begin on Glenwood then Beachview, followed by Clarendon & N Channel. Both Glenwood & Beachview will be closed to through traffic and detoured around the active work areas.  

Annual Maintenance Programs

Sidewalk Replacement Program
This is an annual maintenance program to replace damaged sections of sidewalk throughout the Village. The program focuses on replacing sidewalks with trip hazards. The Engineering Department conducts a survey every few years to evaluate the current condition of sidewalks throughout the Village.

Curb Replacement Program 
This is an annual maintenance program to replace hazardous, broken and missing curb throughout the Village. The Engineering Department conducts a survey every few years to evaluate the current condition of curbs throughout the Village.

Crack Sealing
This program is designed to perform preventive maintenance on recently resurfaced asphalt streets throughout the Village by sealing cracks that have developed. The goal of the program is to extend the life cycle of the pavement. Pavement crack sealing is one of the best and most cost-effective preventive maintenance techniques to prolong the life cycle of asphalt pavement.

Pavement Marking Program
This is an annual maintenance program to place new pavement markings with a thermoplastic material on streets throughout the Village. The priorities for striping include school zones and school crosswalks, the business districts and high volume streets.

Street Sweeping
The sweeping of Village streets continues to provide many benefits to residents and the community. Street sweeping is effective at removing both large and small pollutants that collect along the Village’s Streets. Sweepers collect and remove paper, refuse materials, leaves and other debris which can collect in the gutters. These types of debris are considered pollutants, thereby threaten the stormwater collection system and also block stormwater inlets which result in localized flooding during heavy precipitation. Equally important, is the collection of metal particles and hazardous waste left behind from passing vehicles which are extremely harmful to the environment.

Street Sweeping is completed for the Village once a month starting the month of April thru October.