Village News


Kiosk line too long? Running late for the train? You can now use your phone from anywhere to pay for parking at the Village's Metra station.

All you need is your license plate number and a credit or debit card. 

Go to on your phone for instructions and use code 60044 when paying.

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, the Village of Lake Bluff experienced a significant rain storm that has been estimated as a 140-year storm by Lake County. The Village saw about 7 inches of rain in less than 10 hours. This resulted in flooded basements and the closure of many local streets such as Green Bay Road and highways including Route 176 and Route 41. Due to the scale and damage of the storm, the State of Illinois and Lake County declared an emergency. The Federal government may also declare the July 12 storm to be a natural disaster. This exceptional rain storm was followed by two other significant rain events occurring on July 20 and August 3. More flooding occurred in the Village due to the saturated ground and high intensity of rainfall, although it was not as damaging as the July 12 storm.

Through its Semi-Annual Collection Program, the Village provides residents an opportunity to dispose of large items not picked up as part of the normal refuse collection service on a semi-annual basis. Items that may be disposed of during the program include: mattresses, furniture, barbecue grills (without propane tank), among others.

Standard Collection Day Semi-Annual Collection Day
Monday; Residents west of Sheridan Road October 3
Tuesday; Residents east of Sheridan Road October 10

Residents are reminded that on the designated collection day, all items are required to be placed at the curb no earlier than 4:00 p.m. the day prior to the collection.

Please know that appliances will be accepted provided that all restricted parts and/or chemicals, such as Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or mercury switches have been removed. All appliances containing such chemicals must display a tag issued by a technician licensed to perform such removals, which provides proof that the aforementioned substances have been removed. Household chemicals such as paints, motor oil, and household cleaners are not accepted during any refuse pick-up. For information regarding the disposal of household chemical waste products, please contact the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) at 847-336-9340.

The following items will not be picked up during the semi-annual collection:

  • waste generated by businesses, institutions, schools, etc.;
  • explosives and ammunition;
  • fire extinguishers;
  • lead-acid batteries;
  • tires;
  • latex paint;
  • agricultural chemicals;
  • fireworks;
  • propane tanks;
  • smoke detectors;
  • medical waste;
  • oil-based paint;
  • solvents;
  • old prescriptions (Prescription Drop Box Program);
  • motor oil;
  • household cleaners;
  • household batteries (alkaline and rechargeable);
  • garden and lawn chemicals;
  • antifreeze;
  • pool chemicals;
  • asbestos;
  • mercury (including thermometers and thermostats);
  • humidifies, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, refridgerators and freezers (only collected if CFCs are removed and the device tagged);
  • microwaves;
  • ovens and other large appliances, i.e. stoves;
  • gasoline;
  • fungicides;
  • insecticides;
  • pesticides;
  • metal polishes;
  • paint remover;
  • driveway sealer;
  • drain cleaner;
  • aerosol products; and
  • hobby chemicals.

To obtain more information concerning the Semi-Annual Refuse Collection, please contact Village Hall at 847-234-0774.

Moffett Road will be closed to all traffic between East Witchwood Lane and Crescent Drive starting Monday, October 1. Drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians will detour to Sheridan Road until the project is complete mid-November. 

The project consists of road resurfacing and repairs to a large culvert. The total project cost is $1.25 million. Lake County Council of Mayors provided $1 million in federal funding. Questions regarding the project should be directed to Village Engineer Jeff Hansen at (847) 283-6884.

Moffett Road Detour Plan(Click for larger version.)

On Monday, September 3, 2018 the Park District was informed by the North Shore Water Reclamation District of a power outage and backup generator failure at their sanitary sewerage pumping facility located at Sunrise Beach. This caused a discharge into Lake Michigan consisting of sewage diluted by stormwater.  As a precautionary measure, NO ACCESS to the beach areas will be permitted until the cleanup process is complete.  The Park District is hopeful that the beach areas will re-open later this week.  Please know that the closures include all swimming areas and the dog beach.

Click here to read On the Bluff - Autumn 2018 edition, issue 12.