Welcome to the Official Village of Crestwood website. Here you will find the latest news and events from around Crestwood. You can also find meeting agendas and minutes, businesses in Crestwood, and contact information for Village services.
Village Of Crestwood
13840 S. Cicero Crestwood, IL 60418
Phone: 708 371-4800
Fax: 708 371-4849
The Village Hall Hours:
Sunday: CLOSED Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm Tuesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm Saturday: CLOSED
List of Village Holidays click on to view.
Crestwood Village ordinance prohibits parking on ANY village streets between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00a.m. The reason for this ordinance is so Police will be alerted to abandoned vehicles or suspicious vehicles that require investigations. This ordinance also ensures that all streets throughout the Village will be open to fire and rescue equipment in the event of an overnight emergency. This is especially necessary in areas where narrow streets can block large fire trucks. We will continue to enforce this ordinance. Please contact the police department at NON-Emergency 708 385-5131 to request a specific request for exception. Limited requests per resident. Thank You for your cooperation with this ordinance. The initial fine for this violation is $75.00. This is a Village wide ordinance. PLEASE BE SURE THAT YOUR LATE NIGHT AND OVERNIGHT GUESTS ARE MADE AWARE OF THIS AS WELL!
Things to Keep in Mind for Better Refuse Service!! Republic is contracted to be in town between the hours of 7: 00am & 7: 00 pm on Mondays. To avoid being missed, make sure that your trash is out after 6:00 pm on Sundays. Please be respectful and don’t put out prior. Due to vacations, illness, equipment breakdown, etc.., Allied may not always arrive at your home at the same time each week, please be prepared and please be patient. Also, please remove cans from the street promptly. See the Garbage Information Tab above for more information and schedules.
CAL SAG BRIDGE CLOSING On October 16, 2017, the Cicero Avenue Bridge over the Cal Sag Canal, will be completely closed down for major repairs, until December 15, 2017.For motorists traveling northbound on Cicero Avenue alternate routes are:
- Eastbound 135th Street to Pulaski Road, northbound to 127th Street, westbound back to Cicero Avenue.
- Cal Sag Road westbound to 127th Street, eastbound back to Cicero Avenue
We recommend avoiding this area, when possible. Be patient, cautious and drive safely in work zones. *The exit ramp from I-294 south, to southbound Cicero Avenue will be closed during construction. You will still be able to exit to 127th street
CRESTWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving from Mayor Louis Presta, Clerk Cathy Johnson, Trustees Theresa Flynn, Michael McInerney, Daniel Jurka Sr., Anthony J. Benigno, William Pieroth and Linda Madlender. We extend our best wishes to all residents and businesses for a Happy, Healthy and prosperous holiday season.
A Special Thank You to Craig Bond, For the past three years Craig Bond has donated Christmas tress for the Crestwood Recreation Commission’s Christmas Tree display at the Crestwood Recreation and Wellness center located 5331 135th street. The tress are located just east of the main entrance. They are 5-6 feet tall and decorated by varies organizations. Trees will be decorated December 1st through December 6th. If your organization is interested this year please contact the Recreation Commission through Village Hall or email Bmadr@aol.com. When planning to buy your Christmas Tree this year considering stopping by Craig Bond’s Christmas Tree lot located in St. Christopher’s Parking lot at 147th and Keeler.
The annual Village of Crestwood Christmas Basket Collection will begin December 1 2017, and will continue through December 18, 2017. Our Christmas Basket collection strives to help low-income individuals, families and seniors in need within the Village.
Residents can donate non-perishable food items such as rice, peanut butter, jelly, soup, canned fruit or vegetables, juice and pasta. Please be aware of expiration dates on food.
Donations can be dropped off at the Clerk’s office at Village Hall located at 13840 S. Cicero Ave. If you are in need or know of a family in need please contact the Clerk’s Office at 371-4800. We will be accepting names until December 11, 2017.
We have received many generous donations from residents and local businesses which have provided a delicious Christmas dinner for many that otherwise wouldn’t have one. Our Village Officials and Public Works Department will deliver the food to families the week of Christmas. We hope area residents and businesses will help us provide as many needy families as possible with a Holiday Meal. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Dogs in Crestwood will soon have a new spot to stretch their legs play fetch and frolic. The Village has been working on the dog park plans for the last year. Without a doubt, dog parks provide benefits to many dogs and their human companions, providing opportunities for exercise and socialization that can be hard to come by, especially for many dogs. The dog park will be located at 140 & Laraime.
This Dog Park was named after long time Village Clerk Nancy Benedetto who provided many years of service to our village. Pasta, the family dog would have loved to enjoy the park. In loving Memory of Nancy Benedetto and Pasta, we hope all enjoy.
Dog parks provide an excellent opportunity to socialize and exercise dogs who are comfortable in group situations, but they’re not for everyone. The health and well-being of your dog is your first priority, so think carefully about whether or not your dog is a good candidate for dog park play.
If you choose to visit a dog park with your pup, it is your responsibility to pay attention and keep your dog safe. Please follow all the rules that will be posted to ensure the safety and health of your dogs and others. PLEASE NOTE: NO DOG WASTE BAGS WILL BE PROVIDED.
It is up to each visitor to clean up after their dog . The key to the continued existence of this wonderful park is to volunteer to keep the park clean and keep it maintained. We as a Village need to take pride in our new park and Commit together to maintain it’s cleanliness. We are lucky to live in a Village that provides this fantastic park.
The Dog Park is due to open this month upon completion.
POLICE DEPARTMENT PARTNERS WITH SHERIFF’S PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK PROGRAM TO ASSIST RESIDENTS WITH SAFE DISPOSAL OF UNUSED, EXPIRED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
September 11, 2017-The Sheriff s Prescription Drug Take Back Program is pleased to partner with our police department by providing a permanent collection box for use by village residents to anonymously dispose of used and outdate prescription drugs. The Sheriff s Program also destroys these materials free of charge.
The prescription drug take-back program began in2012 when the Cook County Sheriff s Office, incollaboration with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), promoted the importance of proper disposal of unwanted or expired prescription drugs. It began with a directive from Sheriff Dart to post collection boxes at each circuit courthouse and County Building, enabling residents to more conveoiently and anonymously dispose of their medications while facilitating the proper control and disposal of unused prescription drugs.
Through sponsorship oflocal pharmaceutical take-back events, this directive expanded.into the Sheriff s Prescription Drug Take Back Program, expanding into nearby towns, villages·and Chicago Wards. InJuly, 2016 the Sheriff s Office partnered with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
InJanuary 2017, the Cook County Safe Disposal of Pharmaceuticals Ordinance went into effect, establishing the Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program as the lead law enforcement agency inCook County to manage collection and disposal of unused and expired prescription drugs. The program focuses on both public and private entities.
On average, there is a prescription drop-off site per every twenty square miles of Cook County. With so many accessible locations, the Sheriff’s Office makes it extrmely easy to act as a responsible cit.izen and ensure that a product that can potentially be a danger to others is properly disposed of. A map and complete list and address of drop-off locations are available under the Quick Links of the Cook County Sheriff s Office Website (www.cookcountysheriff.org) under the “Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs” .link. The site includes a program description inseven different languages.
Reasons to safely dispose of unwanted/expired drugs
- Detrimental Health Effects
- When taken without a prescription or medical supervision, pharmaceutical drugs have the potential to be as dangerous as street drugs.
- The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs obtain them from family, friends and the medicine cabinet.
- Unknowingly supplying illegal drug sales
- Prescription drugs that are thrown in the trash can be retrieved by others for either personal use or lucrative gains.
- For more information, contact the Sheriff s Prescription Drug Take Back Program at 1-84-GOT DDS RX? (1-844- 688-7379), your local police department, or go to www.cookcountysheriff.org to learn more about this free program.