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Dear Hinckley Residents:

Over the course of the next 30 days, you may have the unfortunate experience of reddish-brown discolored water.  This is due to the fact that the Water Department is in the process of bringing the Water Treatment Plant back into operation.  They are following a protocol that was created by the Plant’s manufacturer, Tonka.  The first step in the protocol involves multiple regenerations of the softening units over time to clean them out by using water from the Water Tower.  This creates a fast draw of water through the water main along Highway 30, and disrupts any settled iron deposits, which in turn can create discolored water anywhere in the System (similar to when the mains are flushed through the hydrants twice a year).  While this water is not harmful to use, it’s obviously not a pleasant situation. 

The Water Department does not expect this condition to last for more than a week, but they want you to be prepared for the worst case scenario.  This is a short-term issue that has the long-term benefit of returning the Water Treatment Plant back to operational compliance.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Village of Hinckley

PROPOSED Tax Increment Finance Maps

TIF planning map with floodplain    TIF planning map with zoning

Copies of a DRAFT of the FY 2015 Appropriation Ordinance as well as a DRAFT of the FY 2015 Estimated Revenue is currently available at the Village Office for the public to review.  The Ordinance and Revenue Estimate is scheduled for approval at the Monday, April 28, 2014 Village Board Meeting.

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Many residents may not be aware that one of the major costs of operations at the Village is the processing of sanitary wastewater. Interestingly, the Village actually processes more wastewater than the potable water we produce! This means water from other places is infiltrating the Village systems. One of the most common ways that this occurs is when residents hook up their sump pumps to the Village sanitary systems. Sump pump water does not need to be treated and should not go through the wastewater treatment system. In fact, it is ILLEGAL to hook your sump pump into the sanitary system and has been since, at least, 1987.


In an effort to reduce unnecessary and expensive treatment of water, the Village will be contacting residents and businesses that have sump pump connections into the sanitary systems and require that these be disconnected. Village staff will explain alternate methods of dealing with sump pump discharges. If you own one of these homes or businesses, we urge you now, to begin to change over your system. Please contact Joe Moore, Public Works Supervisor at 815-286-3285 for any questions on how to do this. Beginning in the month of September, any sump pump systems still connected will be required to be taken off the wastewater system. As always, the Village appreciates everyone’s efforts to control costs (that we all must otherwise absorb).


The Village of Hinckley has available upon request this year’s Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) or you can print out a copy online. The CCR includes basic information on the source(s) of your drinking water, the levels of any contaminants that were detected in the previous calendar year, and compliance with other drinking water rules, as well as some educational materials. To obtain a free copy of the report, please call Dawn Grivetti at 815-286-3836 or you may pick up a copy at Village Hall, 720 James St., Hinckley, IL.

Sincerely, Village Board

 Printable CCR (Water Quality) Report


The weather is nice and the solicitors are out. Some solicitors are legitimate and others are not. If someone comes to your door soliciting products or services, ask them to show you their license to solicit issued by the Village of Hinckley and signed by the Village President (James Roderick) and Office Manager (Dawn Grivetti). If they do not show you their license, call the Village Police Department at 815-286-7282 and provide an officer with a description of both the solicitor and any vehicle they may be associated with. Please share this information with your neighbors and any senior citizens you know.

Sincerely, Dawn Grivetti-Office Manager 

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If you have any questions about the Village, please call us at 815.286.3836.

Experience Hinckley

Recycle2013 Recycling Programs

Latex Paint- July 13, 8:30-12:30 pm, DeKalb Co. Health dept., Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb

Used Motor Oil- Aug. 3, 8:30-12:30 pm, DeKalb Co. Health Dept., Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb

Electronics & Other E-Waste-

First Saturday Each Month-DeKalb, City Lot 3, Grove & S. 4th Sts., 9-11 am

First Saturday Each Month- Genoa, City Hall East Lot, 12:30-2:30 pm

Third Saturday Each Month- Sycamore, Public Works Bldg., N. Cross St., 9-11 am

Fourth Saturday Each Month (even numbered months) - Waterman, City Lot on Rt 30 9-11 am

For More information contact the DeKalb County Health Department, 815-748-2408


Upcoming Meetings: 

Committee of the Whole Meeting Monday, March 30th 7:00 pm Agenda

2014-2015 Village of Hinckley Board Meeting Schedule

Village News.... 

The Annual Report Summary of Condition for FY2013 is now available on the website on the Document Library Page under misc.

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Waste Water Treatment Facility Expansion Improvement Schedule


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Comed Helping Hand Program

 Hinckley Residents can now pay their Water, Sewer, & Garbage Bills through the Bill Payment Service

Utility Bill Payment Service.

Hinckley Parks and Recreation

Current Program Guide


Don't forget to get your construction permits BEFORE you begin construction or the fees could double!

Attention!!People with Disabilities

RAMP empowers people with disabilities to realize there are no limits to what they can do. If you have a disability or know someone that does and they would like to meet goals to increase their independence contact us at 815-756-3202 or email

 Residents, remember to clean up after your pet when walking in public parks or rights-of-way.

The Village of Hinckley has a No Burn Ordinance that prohibits the burning of leaves, grass, twigs and/or branches.  Furthermore, the Village IS NOT picking up leaves until October.  If you need to dispose of such items, please come into the Village Hall to purchase lawn refuse stickers.  They can be purchased for $3.05 each.   

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