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To the Burr Ridge Community,

Fall is in full swing and this weekend, we fall back as daylight savings ends. Though the sun may be setting sooner, it does not stop us from enjoying all that this season brings to the Village. During this month of gratitude, we reflect on the brave and honorable service of our Veterans and fallen heroes. We also look forward to the beloved holiday event, Deck the Green, on November 18th, where we invite you and your families to ring in the holiday season with us and light up the Village Green like never before. 

It’s time to make your voices heard! We encourage you to get out and vote on November 8th. Please visit the homepage for the county you reside, DuPage County or Cook County, for more detailed voter information. 

As we all prepare for Thanksgiving and the season of giving and gifting, there are numerous opportunities to support our local Burr Ridge Village shops and restaurants. We are lucky to have a variety of quality and unique businesses located in our area and we invite you to shop small and support local this holiday season. 

We hope you can take time to reflect on what you are thankful for this year, as we are immensely grateful for you!


Mayor Gary Grasso

November 8th: Election Day; Village Hall Front Window Closed
November 11th: Village Hall In-Service Day (Veterans Day)
November 14th: Village Board Meeting 
November 16th: Secretary of State Mobile DMV
November 21st: Plan Commission Meeting 
November 22nd: Storm Water Management Committee Meeting 
November 24th & 25th: Village Offices Closed (Thanksgiving)

More Details On Public Meetings
Proper Fall Leaf Disposal

Help us keep leaves out of the streets, prevent them from clogging storm drains, and protect our lakes and streams by disposing of leaves properly this fall! Residents receive free weekly landscape waste collection at no charge until December 15th through Groot. Over the next six to eight weeks in curbs and ditches, leaves will build up and block storm drains, which can lead to minor flooding. In addition, leaves leach phosphorous into the stormwater runoff when they decompose, which can cause algal blooms and harm aquatic life.

Help avoid these issues by keeping leaves off the street and then composting, bagging, or mulching them with those in your yard. Learn more here

Lock it or Lose it
Keeping the Village of Burr Ridge safe is a top priority! Delaying a burglar for even a short time is usually enough to prevent entry into a house, apartment, or vehicle. Criminals are targeting areas where they know residents are leaving doors unlocked. Home, garage, and vehicle doors should always be locked. An unlocked vehicle in the driveway may give burglars access to your home via a garage door opener or keys left in the vehicle. Protect your home by locking your vehicle!

Mail & Package Reminders

In preparation for the holidays, The Burr Ridge Police Department would like to provide the following recommendations from the US Postal Services that residents and business owners can take to protect their mail/packages from theft:

  • Promptly pick-up mail
  • Deposit mail close to pick-up times
  • Inquire about overdue mail
  • Don't send cash
  • Arrange for prompt pick-up
  • Use hold for pick-up
  • Request signature confirmation
Anyone with information regarding mail theft is asked to contact the Burr Ridge Police Department Investigations Bureau at 630-323-8181.

The Great Pumpkin Smash

Don’t Trash it, Smash it! This Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Hinsdale South's Environmental Concerns Organization is running its annual Pumpkin Smash event at the Hinsdale South High School located at 7401 Clarendon Hills Road. The Pumpkin Smash is an annual effort to divert pumpkins from landfills by providing locations for the community to drop off jack-o-lanterns to be composted. Join in this effort! 

Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony

Next week, The Veterans Memorial Committee will host a short ceremony on Veterans Day, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in front of Village Hall. We invite you to join us in remembering our fallen heroes and those who have served our country with bravery. All are welcome to attend!

Deck the Green!

On Friday, November 18th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., bring your little ones out to Burr Ridge Village Center to ring in the holiday season with your neighbors and friends at Deck the Green. Sip hot cocoa and take a magical ride on the holiday train around the Green. Meet & take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy the company of other various holiday characters, including Buddy the Elf. There will also be lighted jugglers, two face painting stations, caroling and a live DJ for dancing. Admission is free. Let’s get out and have some FUN!

The 2022 Annual Burr Ridge Car Show was quite the showcase, with approximately 150 vehicles entered in the competition! A special thanks to our top sponsors this year: Bella Cosa JewelersEdward JonesAdolf Funeral Home, and Community Bank of Willowbrook.
Check out the 2022 lineup of winners! 

Best Paint: David Wing, 1967 Ford Mustang, Custom
Best Engine: Jim O., 1939 Cadillac
Best Corvette: Lee Kocanda, 1999 Corvette
Best Domestic Prior to 1960: Anthony and Rosemary Ditusa, 1959 Cadillac
Best Domestic 1960 and Newer: Ken Steffensen, 1973 Pontiac Trans Am
Best Import Prior to 1960: (owner name not captured), 1959 MG (Morris Garages) MGA 
Best Import 1960 and Newer: Tony Schiappa, 1988 Ferrari GTS   

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