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If you do not receive an ID card within three weeks after you registered, call the DuPage County Board of Elections Office at (630) 407-5600.
A person who changed his or her name within 27 days of the election, and still lives in the same precinct, may vote after completing an affidavit. A woman who continues to use her maiden name after marriage may vote without having to complete an affidavit if registered under her maiden name.
It depends on when you move. If you moved within 27 days of the election in the same precinct you can vote a full ballot by signing an affidavit. If you moved more than 30 days before the election within the county or municipality under a board of election commissioners, and did not transfer your registration, you can vote on a ballot for federal offices only, after completing an address correction form. If you moved within 30 days before the election outside of your precinct, but you still live in the State, and did not transfer your registration, you can vote a full ballot in your old polling place after completing an affidavit. If you moved more than 30 days before the election out of your county or municipality under the board of election commissioners and did not transfer your registration, you cannot vote. Additional information on elections can be found at:
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The two most common parking questions deal with snowfall and overnight parking. There is no parking on the street after two inches of snowfall. Overnight parking, between 2:00 am and 6:00 am, is not permitted without prior approval. Permission can be granted if you contact either the Police Department at (630) 933-7160 during normal business hours or 9-1-1 after business hours. You may also register online. No permission will be granted for calls made after 2:00 am.
Requests can be made at the front desk of the Police Department, by mail (company requests should be on letterhead) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $5 charge for traffic crash reports. No reports involving juveniles will be disseminated.
There are several ways you can report someone missing, depending upon the circumstances. For example, if you become separated from a child in a crowd, you can notify a police officer or call 9-1-1. In non-emergency situations, you can call 9-1-1 or come to the Police Department at: 27W465 Jewell Road Winfield, IL 60190. It is always helpful if you can provide a recent picture of the missing person and a description of what the individual was wearing when last seen.
Fingerprinting is done on Wednesdays on a walk-in basis. Fees are as follows:
There are several options to pay parking tickets and other ordinance tickets including by mail, in person and online. Please see details below. Note: No coins will be accepted as payment for fines.
Call the officer assigned to your case. If you are unable to reach that person, ask to speak to a sergeant.
Yes, solicitors must register with the Village and undergo a background check before they are granted a solicitor's permit. That permit must be displayed on the outermost garment in a highly visible location. Anyone violating these regulations is subject to a fine.
The Police Department offers a free, confidential security survey to all residents in Winfield. This survey analyzes the present security level of the premise and makes recommendations on how to increase the level of security. If you are interested in setting up an appointment for a security survey, please call (630) 933-7160.
The Police Department offers a free, confidential security survey to all businesses in Winfield. This survey analyzes the present security level of the premise and makes recommendations on how to increase the level of security. If you are interested in setting up an appointment for a security survey, please call (630) 933-7160.
Yes, the Winfield Police Department will check on your house while you are away. Fill out a Vacation House Watch Form to apply.
When conditions become hazardous, snow removal operations will begin. Snow plowing operations are carefully designed to allow for optimum use of available plowing equipment and personnel. These pre-determined routes begin with all Village owned major through streets, followed by commuter parking lots, and finally, side streets, dead ends, and cul-de-sacs. Depending upon when the snowfall begins, the commuter lots will be plowed at least once by 6:00 am. Using the priority system ensures that heavy access roads will be less accident prone for the traffic these roads generate.
Since road salt and calcium chloride are caustic and in high concentrations can pollute, the Public Works Department attempts to be judicious with its use to protect local ecology. This means that drivers cannot count on totally clear pavement, and should exercise caution.
There is simply no way to prevent the deposit of snow at the entrances of driveways. It is an unavoidable by-product of the effort to maintain clear and safe streets for everyone in the shortest amount of time possible. If you can, wait until the street is plowed before clearing your driveway.
For the safety of others, please do not shovel snow off your driveway or sidewalk onto the street. The snow will harden and become compacted, creating a safety hazard.
Refuse collection will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Winfield residents SOUTH of High Lake Road/Jewell Road will continue to have their refuse collected on Tuesdays. Residents NORTH of High Lake Road/Jewell Road will have collection on Wednesdays, and residents EAST of County Farm Road will be collected on Thursdays. Garbage, recycling, and yard waste will be collected on the same day. Separate trucks will be around to collect trash, yard waste, and recycling items.
The following observed holidays will push collection days back one day: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
For 2022, the cost is $18.80 per month billed quarterly from SBC Waste Solutions and includes a refuse container (your choice of 35, 65 or 95 gal). Please call SBC at 312-522-1115 to set up service. Senior residents (age 65) will receive a 10% discount ($16.61) with a valid ID at Village Hall.
Seniors (age 65) can stop by the Village Hall with a valid ID and we will forward the information to SBC.
For 2022, the sticker price is $3.00 and the senior price is $2.65 (at Village Hall only).
View a list of our various sticker retailers on the Refuse page located under the Services tab on the home page. Seniors (age 65) can purchase discounted stickers at Village Hall only.
Refuse from residents should be placed out by 7:00 am on the day of collection.
For residents using the Sticker program, the maximum size container is 35 gallons. Maximum weight per container/bag is 50 pounds. One refuse sticker is required for each container/bag. For resident on the Flat Rate program, you have a choice of a 35, 65 or 95 gallon container when you sign up with SBC Waste Solutions.
Yard waste collection begins the first collection day in April and ends the last collection day in November. Yard waste will be collected on your regular pick-up day.
Grass and Leaves - Grass clippings and leaves must be placed in 33 gallon biodegradable paper bags not to exceed 50 pounds. For those residents not on the Flat Rate program, each bag must have a sticker attached. Stickers will not be needed for leaves on designated Fall pick-up days. Branches - Branches must be tied in bundles with degradable jute twine which are no more than four feet in length and two feet in diameter, and should not exceed 50 pounds. One sticker must be attached to each bundle. Branches must not exceed four inches in diameter. Stickers will not be needed on designated Fall pick-up days. Sod - Sod should be placed in a bag or container that does not exceed 32 gallons or 50 pounds. It will be taken with a sticker attached to each refuse bag or container. Seasonal Leaf Collection - During the Fall seasonal collection period, residents must bag their leaves and place them at the curb by 7 AM on Monday of the designated weeks for free pick-up.
Recycling containers have been delivered to every residence in Winfield. The recycling can is the property of SBC Waste Solutions and should remain at the residence when the homeowner moves.
A TIF is a successful economic development tool used by many municipalities across Illinois. The purpose of a TIF is to promote redevelopment that would not otherwise take place. When a TIF is established, the “equalized assessed value” (EAV) of all the properties within the TIF District is frozen throughout the TIF’s duration, which is typically 23 years. Property taxes going to the municipality and other taxing bodies are then based on this frozen EAV. Any additional property taxes generated by an increase in the EAV over time (the increment) will go into a TIF fund, which the municipality can use to incentivize new development and construct public structures and amenities.
When a TIF expires, all of the properties within the TIF go back on the tax rolls at their full assessed value, which means taxing bodies benefit from the new revenue they now receive thanks to the TIF-related development.
The TIF will be used to meet the goals of and finance the Village’s Town Center redevelopment plan, which are to attract new restaurants and retail businesses, create new public amenities and beautification projects, and permanently generate additional revenue for the Village, schools, parks, library, Fire Protection District and other taxing bodies. The plan also allows for the construction of a new Village police department and municipal center, which will open up the current Village Hall site for redevelopment on a prime location right next to the Metra station.
Ground has already broken on a new office building across from the Village Hall, which will host retail and restaurants on its first floor and serve as an anchor for further mixed-use development on surrounding blocks.
Along with new businesses catering to residents and visitors, public developments will include a public plaza on part of the land currently occupied by the Village Hall, new streetscaping, outdoor furniture, plantings, sidewalks and other amenities.
No. There are no tax increases attributed to the development of new business activity or infrastructure. Rather, incremental revenue generated is reinvested in the TIF and stimulates new investment both in, and often outside, the TIF boundaries.
Establishment of a TIF does not reduce property tax revenues available to the other taxing bodies in Winfield. These taxing bodies continue to collect property taxes at the base value throughout the life of the TIF.
The Joint Review Board, made up of representatives of the various taxing bodies has approved the TIF and many local elected officials and leaders in Winfield have spoken favorably about the plan.
The reservations that some people have about the TIF is primarily due to a misunderstanding of how a TIF works. Once they understand that a TIF is a commonly-used and successful economic development tool and will not result in higher taxes or a greater burden for schools, their concerns are usually assuaged.
In Illinois, TIF districts are used by communities with both small and large populations. TIFs can help communities of any size build infrastructure and attract private investment. Many municipalities in DuPage County and across Illinois have brought significant development and traffic to their downtowns using TIFs—and that includes Winfield. Our existing TIF #1 in the Town Center has been a great success, including the construction of the recently completed 163-unit Winfield Station luxury apartment complex.
Additionally, establishment and operation of a TIF is completely transparent. Local governments (taxing bodies) monitor the progress of the TIF district. By law, all the school districts and major taxing bodies meet with the TIF municipality annually to review the progress of each TIF. Under Illinois law, municipalities have an obligation to cooperate with other taxing bodies in monitoring TIFs. The Joint Review Board must hold a public meeting annually to review the effectiveness and status of the TIF district and issue an annual report with financial disclosures.
TIFs can create new funding for schools. Schools continue to receive all the tax revenue they were entitled to before the creation of the TIF district. Also, improving the Town Center will increase the tax base in the long run. The property tax revenue generated from private development attracted by a TIF designation is truly "new" money. Without the TIF, development would not occur and the "tax increment" (increase in property values) would not be produced.
Some critics of TIFs argue that school districts are entitled to immediately receive a percentage of the TIF increment. However, it is the tax increment that pays for the improvement that attract private investment and stimulate growth. If the increment cannot be used for financing improvements and incentives, private investment and economic development will not occur, and no increment will be made available to any taxing bodies. With redevelopment, property values will rise in properties surrounding the TIF area as well, providing added revenue to the school district.
When the TIF district expires, the tax increment is returned to the tax rolls and available to schools and other taxing bodies.
The Village has negotiated an agreement with CDH to act as a developer for this project. In return, CDH is constructing a parking deck to accommodate increased visitors and staff, which can also be used by residents and visitors on weekends. This agreement hinges on the Village creating TIF #2, which is the final ingredient needed for the redevelopment plan to work.
As a nonprofit entity, the CDH parking deck would normally be exempt from property taxes. However, under our agreement, CDH will put the deck on the property tax rolls for 20 years. Tax revenue from the parking deck will contribute to the Village’s TIF fund established by TIF #2, along with other revenue generated by new development in the TIF.
TIF #1 has been a great success, enabling, among other things, construction of the recently completed 163-unit Winfield Station luxury apartment complex. This complements the Town Center 1 building on Winfield Road just north of the Metra tracks, which was also a TIF project.
When TIF #1 expires in 2027, its properties will bring a windfall of revenue for local taxing bodies, estimated at more than $750,000 dollars per year. But, these entities will actually see rewards much sooner than that. Immediately upon the Village’s approval of TIF #2, some of the parcels within TIF #1 will be returned to the property tax rolls, which will provide new revenue for taxing bodies six years ahead of schedule.
The tables below show the estimated new revenue available for local taxing bodies over the proposed 23-year term of TIF #2 after returning some TIF #1 parcels to the tax rolls this year, and after TIF #1 expires in 2027.
The Winfield Village Board will hear public comment on TIF #2 at its regular Board meeting on Thursday, September 16. After that, the Board plans to vote on advancing the TIF at its Thursday, October 7 meeting.
The Village Board welcomes comments and questions about this important economic development project.
The Village of Winfield uses an automated meter reading system. Meter readings are transmitted automatically by radio signals from your water meter to collector sites throughout town. This information is then transferred to Village computers with cellular phone technology.