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Public Hearing for 55th Street Improvements in Countryside

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will host a public hearing Oct. 26 to obtain public input on the proposed improvements to 55th Street from LaGrange Road (U.S. 12/20/45) to East Avenue, in the City of Countryside. Click here for more info.

Congratulations to Julia Karpinski, La Grange Highlands resident and winner of the La Grange Highlands Civic Association $500 scholarship! 

Best wishes to Julia as she moves on to college!

Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 28, 2017
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Hosted by LaGrange Highlands Womens Club & Highlands Civic Association at the Highlands Presybertian Church. Put your Halloween costumes on and join us for a night of family fun! Click here for more details.


Saturday, November 18, 2017
9am to 3pm

The LaGrange Highland Women's Club will host their 23rd Annual Craft Show and Bake Sale at LaGrange Highlands Middle School. Click here form more info.

LGHCA Monthly Meeting

Monday, November 20, 2017
6:30 p.m.

The La Grange Highlands Civic Association meets at thePleasantview Fire Department, 1970 Plainfield Rd, La Grange Highlands, IL 60525. Members are invited to attend the monthly meetings.

Lyons Township Highway Department Road Work Update

The road work being done this year is repaving 63rd Pl from Willow Springs Road east to the dead end. Laurel Avenue 65th street to 63rd street. 56th place linden Ave to Franklin. Franklin Ave 56th Pl to 55th Pl. 54th street Gilbert to Edgewood. Also there was patch work done on 60th and Howard, 58th and Harvey and 63rd and Sunset.

Cook County Sheriff Extra Duty Officer Patrol

  • The Township of Lyons has transitioned from Indian Head Park Police to the Cook County Sheriff’s Police to patrol an Extra Duty Service between the hours of 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The Extra Duty Officer will patrol within the jurisdiction of La Grange Highlands, and will assist the Cook County Sheriff’s regularly assigned patrol in all calls for police service and on-view criminal activity. The Extra Duty Police Service in La Grange Highlands is 7 days per week. Each Extra Duty Officer shall be supervised on a daily continuing basis by the regular Cook County Sheriff’s Police supervisory personnel on duty. I will be communicating with them to please continue a strong presence when school is being let out.

Clean Up Day

  • Clean up Day this year will be held on May 20, 2017, 7:00 AM -1:00 PM. Residents of the La Grange Highlands may bring non-hazardous items for disposal at no charge (no TV's or computer equipment). This is the perfect time to get the house cleaned up and dispose of all those unneeded items.

Request for Zoning Variance

  • The Cook County Zoning Board of Appeals met on January 18, 2017 and unanimously voted to recommend denial of the request for a variance to sub divide a lot at 5833 Blackstone Avenue.  The full Cook County Board voted to deny the request of the variance at the March 8, 2017 meeting.  In addition to our Board members, Jodi and Mike Golm and Kim and Rick Borkus, who lead the fight, we want to thank Commissioners Sean Morrison and Jeffery Toblolski for their support, and Mayors Sean McDermott, Countryside , and Tim Hinshaw, Indian Head Park, for getting their respective villages on board to oppose the variance.  While the decision could technically be appealed in the courts, we hope this puts this matter to rest.

IDOT Plans for 55th Street

  • A public hearing was held by the Illinois Department of Transportation on August 24 at the Pleasantview Fire Station regarding its plans for improvements to 55th street between Wolf Road and Brainard. The proposal is part of IDOT's overall plan for area roads as a result of a settlement of a law suit with Vulcan Materials regarding the closure of Joliet Road in 1998 between East Avenue and 55th Street. The proposal, which is still in the initial stages and has not yet been funded, would provide, among other things for the widening and resurfacing of 55th street between Wolf Road and Brainard Avenue, drainage improvements which are being coordinated with efforts of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and other local communities to address drainage issues in the area. For more information see: