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Survey Request

The Village of Summit is seeking community input and feedback on the potential land use of the former MWRD Summit Boat Launch Site located at 7800 Canal Bank Rd. The Village of Summit was awarded the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program for Local Technical Assistant from the National Park Service and is currently examining the potential development of a Community Recreation Area at the Metropolitan District boat launch site along the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The purpose of this recreational area will be to provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and create additional community open space where residents can enjoy nature and the outdoors.

If you would take a few minutes to complete this survey. The purpose is to seek community input on what types of outdoor recreation or park amenities should be considered as part of this planning effort. The estimated time to complete this survey is five minutes or less.

Click here to take the survey.

Public Meeting Notice

The Illinois Department of Transportation is conducting a Phase I study concerning the improvements to IL 43 (Harlem Ave.) between 63rd Street and 65th Street.

The second public meeting is scheduled for March 13 from 4-7pm at the Summit Park District. Meeting details can be found HERE.

Enterprise Zone

The Bedford Park Enterprise Zone was established to assist business development in Bedford Park, Summit, Justice and Bridgeview, Illinois, by providing resources and incentives to commercial, industrial and retail businesses.

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The Bedford Park Enterprise Zone covers certain geographical properties in the above mentioned communities. New construction and expansion of commercial and industrial projects in the Zone may qualify for significant real estate, sales tax, and construction cost savings.

For more information please visit the following link:

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Home Energy Assessment

ComEd customers have opportunities to reduce energy usage with a FREE energy assessment that includes free and discounted products for your home. ComEd has partnered with your natural gas utility to bring electric and natural gas savings to you.

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Electronics Collection Site Now Open

Communities and Residents who have been looking for a solution to their e-waste problems have just been given some great news!

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Starting on September 22, 2016 at 7:00 a.m., all residents within the West Cook County Solid Waste Agency Region will be able to drop off Electronics at the Village of Burr Ridge Public Works Department located at 451 Commerce Street.

This collection site will be in operation Monday - Friday from 7am until 3pm. eWorks Electronic Services Staff will be on hand to assist with unloading of items.

There will be a charge for all CRT, Flat Screens, Projection TVs and Monitors:

  • Under 21 inch screen = $25.00 per unit
  • 21 inch screen and over = $35.00.

Cash or Credit Card will be accepted - Please No Checks.

Payment can also be made in advance at: or on site

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Mortgage Assistance Program

Illinois Housing Development Authority Announces Re-Opening of its Mortgage Assistance Program to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure Up to $35,000 in Mortgage Assistance Available to Qualifying Homeowners.

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) announced the re-opening of the Illinois Hardest Hit program (HHF) on August 1, a mortgage assistance program to support working families having trouble making mortgage payments due to loss of income.

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The program, funded by the U.S Department of the Treasury, will provide eligible homeowners up to $35,000 in Reinstatement Assistance and/or Monthly Mortgage Payment Assistance. Reinstatement Assistance is a one-time payment of all mortgage arrearage, fees, and penalties. The Monthly Mortgage Payment Assistance will pay 100 percent of the homeowner's monthly mortgage payment for up to 12 months. HHF assistance will be provided as a five year forgivable loan and funds may have to be repaid to IHDA if the owner sells the home at a profit or refinances during the five year loan term.

Applicants must have experienced a 15 percent reduction in income due to a qualifying hardship event that was through no fault of their own. The hardship event must have occurred after January 1st, 2010 and after the purchase of the property. Examples of a hardship event include: unemployment; underemployment; decrease or loss of business income; loss of income due to disability or health-related event; death of spouse or title holder and divorce of spouse or title holder.

Free applications for the program are available exclusively through IHDA's Illinois Hardest Hit website: Applicants will be matched with a local housing agency that will answer questions, prescreen applicants for eligibility and assist homeowners in preparing the application and assembling the required supporting documentation. The program will be open for applications on Monday, August 1. Homeowners who were assisted previously through the program are not eligible to re-apply.


Sergio Rodriguez

Village President, Village of Summit

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