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Spring rains are right around the corner. You may want to consider flood insurance. Floods are the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster and cause millions of dollars in damage every year. Recovering from just one inch of water inside your building can cost about $27,000. https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program

We are redesigning www.FloodSmart.gov to make it even more helpful. Don't worry though, much of the information you might need is right here.
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Hello Residents and Business Owners,

Just another reminder to please clear your sidewalk of snow and ice. While the City makes crews available whenever possible to clear sidewalks, most snowfalls require that they concentrate on City streets and areas around Oak Terrace school, and the business district. Therefore, as is required by City Ordinance (8-3-1), please clear your sidewalk from property line to property line and together we can ensure access throughout Highwood. Thanks https://weather.com/weath…/radar/interactive/l/USIL0225:1:US

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Due to a water main break at the Military Base, residents may notice a reduced pressure and slight color change in the water. The problem has been isolated and is currently being repaired. NO BOIL ORDER IS REQUIRED. Please run your water for 2-5 minutes to ensure any air or sediment has exited your lines. We apologize for any inconvenience this unforeseen issue may have caused. We hope everyone has a happy and healthy new year!

Information from the Highwood Police Department: During the Holiday season, some types of criminal activity can increase. Please be vigilant of your surroundings. Watch for strangers and strange vehicles on your block. A Highwood resident was robbed of her purse yesterday by two unknown offenders. NO WEAPONS WERE DISPLAYED OR IMPLIED. The Police are investigating the incident.

Please report anything suspicious to the Police. There is no incident too small to report. Call 847-604-8992 if you would like to report activity that concerns you or to speak with an officer.

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Hello Residents and Business Owners,

Just a reminder to please clear your sidewalk of snow and ice. While the City makes crews available whenever possible to clear sidewalks, most snowfalls require that they concentrate on City streets and areas around Oak Terrace school, and the business district. Therefore, as is required by City Ordinance (8-3-1), please clear your sidewalk from property line to property line and together we can ensure access throughout Highwood. Thanks

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Due to a timing and accounting software glitch, the water bills this month have prorated charges from next month onto this bill. This over charge will be corrected on the next bill, which will be reduced. Please call City Hall with any questions or concerns. We apologize for the error.

The December issue of the Highwood Highlights newsletter has posted to the City of Highwood's website. Check it out! http://www.cityofhighwood.org/DocumentCenter/View/394

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Officer Byrne found this cute little guy running around without a collar at Highwood Avenue and High Street. Does anyone know the owner? Please call 847-432-2151 before 5:00 PM or dispatch at 847-604-8992 after 5:00 PM.

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New Parking Meters Go Live This Thursday
The City will be eliminating the metal boxes with the cash and coin slots and its Metra lots, and moving to digital parking meters this Thursday.

The downtown station meter is located on the north end of the platform and the Fort Sheridan meter is located inside the station. These locations provide better shielding from the weather than the current box locations.

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The machines require that the driver enter their license plate number. The space numbers will no longer be used.

The machines take cash or credit cards but do not dispense change. The parking rate will be reduced to $2.00 per day (from $2.25) to eliminate the need for coins. The City also uses the Passport Parking App, and sells quarterly passes at City Hall.

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#9pmroutine Every night at 9PM check that your car doors are locked and valuables are removed from vehicles.

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The City of Highwood recently completed paving of the Highwood Library Parking lot: before, during, and after:

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Highwood Public Works Begins Fall Tree Plantings

This community beautification effort involves planting of more than 39 parkway trees. To ensure the long term health of our community forest, the new trees include a wide variety of native species: such as Hackberry, Ginkgo, Red Oak, Locust, Maple, and Kentucky Coffee Trees.

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