Thursday, August 17, 2017

2017 Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the […]

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Storm Aid

It seems that in past summers we either experienced a lengthy drought or intense rainfalls that caused flooding or downed trees.  For your aid , after the storm passes and roadways have been cleared, clean-up crews are scheduled to collect storm damage from private properties.  If you live in the incorporated areas of Palatine, Inverness or […]

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Flooding Preparedness

Heavy rains in Northern Cook County and throughput the Chicagoland area have brought about incidents of flooding with storm and sanitary sewer back-ups in unincorporated and incorporated areas. The following recommendations are a few simple steps to minimize health hazards due to flooding: Floodwaters can be very powerful. Streams, creeks, rivers, and areas of standing […]

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2017 Yard Waste Pick Up

Beginning April 3, 2017, we will resume our yard waste program by picking up the kraft paper lawn and leaf bags.  This service will continue through November 21st, 2017. In Late March, we will deliver to every unincorporated home 56 yard waste stickers.   These stickers are to be used on yard waste bags that you […]

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Urban Runoff

We are fortunate to live near the Great Lakes, which is the largest group of fresh water lakes on the planet and represent 84% of North America’s surface freshwater. Urban runoff is threatening these bodies of freshwater and public awareness needs to be present and heightened. Urban runoff pollution comes from neighborhood streets, ditches, storm […]

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Storm Classifications

Floodplains are defined as any area that floods as a result of a specific type of storm, most commonly a 100 year storm event. This storm event is not simply defined as a storm that occurs within 100 years, rather it is a probability description. In essence, a 100 year storm event has a 1% […]

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Summer Storms

It seems that in past summers we either experienced a lengthy drought or intense rainfalls that caused flooding or downed trees.  For your aid , after the storm passes and roadways have been cleared, clean-up crews are scheduled to collect storm damage from private properties.  If you live in the incorporated areas of Palatine, Inverness or […]

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