Public Works

Flooding Update

The Village of Skokie is actively working with State and local representatives on a Disaster Declaration for the recent flooding.  Check back for updates.  The heavy rainfalls have made this the wettest May on record.

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The Public Works Department serves the residents of Skokie by utilizing the joint efforts of its divisions. Activities such as engineering, flood control, snow and ice control, leaf pick-up, street sweeping, solid waste and recycling management, sidewalk replacement, water and sewer maintenance, and tree maintenance are just a few examples of services the Public Works Department is proud to provide to residents on a regular basis.

How Can We Help You?

Submitting a request has never been easier!  It takes just a minute to enter and save your information the first time you enter a request.  Many of our crews now have tablets in the field and are able to receive requests real-time during working hours.  Online requests help us to be more efficient.

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The American Public Works Association (APWA) has awarded full accreditation to the Skokie Public Works Department. This prestigious distinction was the result of many months of hard work and dedication from Village Public Works employees. The accreditation process included reviewing 446 practices and standards for compliance. All areas of the Public Works Department from refuse collection to water and sewer repair were closely examined.

The accreditation process is beneficial to the Village because it permits the department to examine all of its programs and procedures. This analysis results in improved external and internal communications, new administrative procedures and enhanced methods of providing services. While the examination processes are rigorous and time-consuming, the tremendous benefits of administrative and programming excellence are well worth the effort.

Skokie is one of only a few communities in the United States to have accredited Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments.