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To the Burr Ridge Community,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We started celebrating with Deck the Green. While it was a bit too chilly, there was great energy and excitement. The many children there helped me light the huge Christmas tree. We noted all the people who celebrate differently but similarly during this time of year. The green was lined with booths filled with toys and gifts for purchase. It was an evening of entertainment and festivities, families and merriment.  

A heartfelt thank you to our Public Works department for once again beautifully decorating the Village for the holidays. This detailed work takes hours in the cold and thousands of lights to make it happen. We appreciate their efforts in helping make Burr Ridge look especially warm, welcoming, and festive this time of year! 

There are a number of impactful ways to give back to our community during this season of giving. The Burr Ridge/Versiti Mobile Blood Drive will be set up outside Village Hall this Friday, December 2nd and the Willowbrook/ Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Holiday Food Drive all month long. Thank you in advance for your contributions. 

Happy Holidays to you and your families!


Mayor Gary Grasso

December 2: Mobile Blood Drive at Village Hall
December 5: Plan Commission Meeting 
December 7: Economic Development Meeting
December 12: Village Board Meeting 
December 14: Board of Fire & Police Commissioners Meeting
December 19: Plan Commission Meeting 
December 26: Village Offices Closed 

More Details On Public Meetings
2022 Holiday Food Drive
Make a difference this holiday season by participating in the Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce 2022 Holiday Food Drive. You can drop off your items at Village Hall! Food items support the following Food Pantries: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, HCS Family Services, People's Resource Center, and St. Helena's Episcopal Church. Acceptable non-perishable items include: 
  • Canned Goods
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Shampoo
  • Diapers
  • Disposable Razors
  • Toothpaste
  • Spaghetti 
  • Dried Fruits
  • Mac & Cheese

Mailbox Conditions

Is your mailbox ready to stand up to the rigors of winter or is it loose, damaged, or in need of repair? Please ensure that it is secure and in good condition. See mailbox standards below to be sure that yours meets the necessary requirements.

Post Material:
  • Wooden post (minimum 4”x4”, maximum 6”x6”).
  • Light Gauge hollow cast iron or steel pipe (maximum 3” diameter)
Box Setback:
  • The mailbox must be 6”-12” behind the back of the curb or the back of the shoulder
Lock it or Lose it
Keeping the Village of Burr Ridge safe is a top priority! Locking your house, apartment and vehicle is a pivotal step and delaying a burglar for even a short time is usually enough to prevent entry. The Burr Ridge Police Department asks that residents please remember:
  • Lock your car doors while parked in your driveway.
  • Do not leave key fobs in parked vehicles.
  • While pumping gas, turn off your vehicle, take you keys with you, and lock your doors.
  • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle that are in plain sight.
  • If you see suspicious persons or activity on or near your property at any time, call 9-1-1. 
  • DO NOT CONFRONT SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE on or near your property.


On December 7 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Indian Prairie Public Library, you are invited to attend "Skill Up Darien, Burr Ridge and Willowbrook" hosted by workNet DuPage, the Indian Prairie Library, the City of Darien, and the Villages of Burr Ridge and Willowbrook. At this program, residents will discover no-cost career resources, including up to $10,000 for job training. Additionally, attendees will learn about FREE job search workshops, one-on-one coaching, resume reviews, employer connections, and much more! Space is limited, so make sure to register early here

Santa Spectacular

Santa Claus is coming to town! Mark your calendars for the 2022 Santa Spectacular at Burr Ridge Village Center on Saturday, December 17 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Join for pictures with Santa at Hampton Social, live reindeer and Not Your Mama’s Hot Cocoa & Donuts! Happy Holidays!

Snapshots of Village Staff in attendance at the
2022 Burr Ridge Gala. 
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