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The Village of Burr Ridge is dedicated to bringing our community together. This Spring, we have a great lineup of family-friendly events. On Friday, April 29th, The Village will hold an Arbor Day tree-planting ceremony, and we have Run the Ridge 5K on Saturday, May 7th. Visit Race Roster to register today!


Our Public Works Department does a fantastic job of preserving and maintaining our public community areas, and we are very grateful for all they do. We are currently looking for individuals passionate about the outdoors who are looking for ways to put their skills to use in the community. The Public Works Department is accepting applications for a Summer Seasonal Worker and a part-time Community Development Assistant. If you are motivated to be more involved in the community and interested in one of these positions, visit our Employment Page for more information. 

We are always looking for ways to make Burr Ridge a safe and beautiful area. Recently, the Village was awarded a $785,000 Community Project Funding grant for the Elm Street Culvert project through Representative Sean Casten's office and is scheduled to receive another $50,000 from DuPage County. We look forward to this project's positive impact on the Village. Read more about this initiative below. 

The last Village Board Meeting of the month will be taking place on Monday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall. 

Thank you for staying connected with us, and I hope you have a great rest of your Month.

Sincerely,

Evan Walter
Village Administrator 

Save the Date and Participate!

We invite you to join us on May 7th for the Annual Village of Burr Ridge Run the Ridge 5k & 1K Run, Walk, and Roll. This event will be inclusive and accessible to all, and there will be kid-friendly entertainment for the whole family to enjoy! If you wish to participate in the in-person event, be sure to register here

We also encourage you to save the date for our Armed Forces Day Celebration at the Veterans Memorial on Saturday, May 21st. All are welcome to join in honoring those who have served our country with courage and bravery! Keep an eye out for further details.

Burr Ridge Named Tree City USA

The Village has once again been recognized as a Tree City USA for its commitment to urban forestry. Planting trees in an urban space comes with many benefits past the recognition of this program. Urban tree plantings help reduce energy consumption by up to 25%, which will reduce general energy costs and help with the overall cooling of the city as well. In addition, community members benefit from properly placed trees as they increase property values from 7 to 20%. Trees also positively affect the local ecosystem by helping to clean water and create animal habitats to encourage biodiversity. Burr Ridge is proud to show residents its dedication to urban forestry.

This year, on the 150th Anniversary of National Arbor Day, the Village will hold a tree-planting ceremony on Friday, April 29th at 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial, to include a ceremonial tree planting of a Show Time Crabapple tree in memory of one of the founding members of the Veteran’s Memorial, Jack Schaus. 

Apply & Get Involved!

Are you interested in an opportunity to get involved and give back to our community? The Burr Ridge Public Works Department is accepting applications for a Summer Seasonal Worker and a part-time Community Development Assistant. More information on these opportunities and a link to file a job application can be found on the Burr Ridge Employment Page.

Elm Street Culvert Grant Awards

The Village was awarded a $785,000 Community Project Funding grant for the Elm Street Culvert project through Rep. Sean Casten’s office and is scheduled to receive another $50,000 from DuPage County. This grant now allows the Village to construct the largest possible culvert beneath Elm Street compared to the minimum improvement provided if the Village solely funded the project. With this grant, we anticipate construction to begin in summer 2023 on a substantially larger culvert that significantly reduces flooding. 

The Village was pleased to host Senator Tammy Duckworth at Elm School on Saturday, March 26. The Senator toured the Elm Street Culvert site in support of environmental and stormwater initiatives brought forward by ARPA. Thank you to Mayor Grasso and Trustees Franzese and Mital for their attendance and participation. Special thanks to numerous residents living on Elm Street who participated in welcoming the Senator. 

Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project

The Illinois Tollway sent a letter to residents of the I-294 project, advising them of the proposed schedule for removing the over-the-road building and bridge at the Hinsdale Oasis. Preparation for this phase began in March. The building’s removal is planned for this spring, followed by the bridge in the summer. Work is anticipated to be complete by the end of the fall. Stay tuned for further details to come.

In Memory of Officer Wilhelmi

With deep regret, we announce the passing of retired Officer Angie (Zucchero) Wilhelmi. Officer Wilhelmi faithfully served the Burr Ridge Police Department and the citizens of Burr Ridge for twenty-five years. During her tenure, she served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, and Community Policing Officer. Officer Wilhelmi was instrumental in researching and developing the Department's DARE program, Citizen's Police Academy, and many other community outreach programs. We offer our deepest condolences to Officer Wilhelmi's family and friends.

In the Spirit of Giving!

Recently, students from Elm Elementary School gathered food and supplies to donate to HCS Family Services and helped the Burr Ridge Police Department "stuff" the supplies into a squad car, filling it to the brim! Officer Garcia and Office Dumitru then delivered the supplies to HCS on behalf of the students.

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