Friday, July 30, 2010

Storm sewer installation was started this week. The contractor began at the railroad tracks and is proceeding south. One crew is currently laying the main on the east side of Pfingsten, and once they get far enough ahead, another crew will come in and start placing the lateral lines to the west side and into each cul-de-sac.

Friday, July 23, 2010


The strike was resolved this week and new contracts between the unions and contractors have been signed and are in effect. The contractor resumed work this week!

The final water main connections are being made, and then the old main will be shut off and abandoned forever. Once all these connections are complete, the contractor will begin work on the new storm sewer system. The storm sewer main will be placed on the east side of the road, under our new sidewalk. At numerous locations, a lateral pipe will go across the road to the west side into catch basins, inlets and culverts to carry the water from the west side into the main and lines will be extended to drain the cul-de-sacs.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Strike Continues

As of this morning, the strike continues. The Unions and the Contracting Companies are still in negotiations and have not yet reached an agreement. It is our understanding that the next scheduled meeting is set for Monday, July 19.

We continue to ask for your patience and understanding during this time. We are continuing to monitor each construction site so that they remain safe to the general public.

As stated below, please do not hesitate to contact the Village Project Manager or the Capital Projects Department at (847) 998-9500.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Dear Resident:

Thank you for your ongoing patience during the Village construction project adjacent to your home. At this time, the Village has been notified that Chicagoland Construction Labor Unions are going on strike. The conflict is between the Contracting Companies and the Unions, not involving the Village.

Work has therefore been temporarily shut down on your street. We are insuring that all construction sites are safe to the general public and will continue to actively monitor each site.

If any issues arise, or if you should have any questions, please contact the Village Project Manager or the Capital Projects Department at (847) 998-9500.

As of today, we do not have any information on how long this strike could last. We will inform you when this issue is resolved and work will resume.

Thank you again for your patience while this matter is resolved.
All water services have been completed! The contractor will now need to make the connections to the existing main to create a loop, and then the existing main will be abandoned.