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The City of Burbank, Illinois

Citizens and Government working together for the future


The MWRD is in the process of reviewing various alternatives to address the flooding that has occurred in the vicinity of the Melvina Ditch Reservoir (MDR), and determine the most efficient and effective ways to mitigate the impacts of that flooding. The MWRDs consultant, V3 Companies, is currently finalizing its analysis of the existing drainage system and MDR expansion alternatives to determine the benefits and cost associated with different reservoir expansion configurations.

The Study is considering both horizontal and vertical expansion through excavation of the reservoir to increase storage for storm water. The modeling performed as part of V3s analysis confirms that the upstream drainage system has limited capacities so additional local drainage improvements may also be needed.

V3 is currently working to finalize their Preliminary Design Report and plans to initiate 60% design in March. The MWRDs goal is to have design completed and groundbreaking later this year.

** UPDATE **

Melvina Reservoir Excavation Begins

The excavation of the Melvina Reservoir on 87th Street and Nashville Avenue is being dug to bring the water-holding capacity to 1966 initial design specifications.


Work will continue, at the reservoir, for the next few weeks and is being conducted under the supervision of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.


The City of Burbank continues to monitor the progress, on a daily basis, and is hopeful that the excavation will forestall subsequent flooding episodes.


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This is a formal public announcement that on August 25, 2014, installation of the red light safety enforcement camera systems began.

Construction on this project was completed September 3, 2014. Please be advised that our Go Live date is September 27, 2014 and that any violation of the Burbank City Ordinance regarding Automated Traffic Law Enforcement Systems will be ticketed.

The locations are as follows:

  • Southbound Cicero Ave at 87th Street.

  • Southbound Cicero Ave at 79th Street.

  • Eastbound 79th Street at Cicero Ave.

For more information regarding the City of Burbank's Ordinance for Automated traffic law enforcement systems 15-180 Thru 15-192


Thank You,

Chief Richard Shore
Burbank Police Department
5650 W. 75th Place,
Burbank, IL 60459

City Council/Committee Schedule
Meeting's begin 7:30 P.M.
6530 W 79th Street on the second floor.
Meeting Minuets are posted on the Aldermanic page.

Announcement from the Commonwealth Edison Company:

The City of Burbank is proud to work in conjunction with the Commonwealth Edison Company to bring information to the citizens of Burbank faster.

Below are two new ComEd Customer Communication tools. These are both wonderful new communication tools for our residents!

The first is an outage map that all residents can access on the the Commonwealth Edison Company website. This is a much improved outage map that gives specific information and outage locations.

The second is a I-Phone app. You must have a smart phone or I-phone for this application.

We at the City of Burbank are living up to the standard of Citizens and Government working together for the future.

Outage Map   |   Mobile App



Welcome to Burbank, Illinois. Mayor Harry Klein is proud to be leading a community of 28,095 into a new era of technology. Burbank was incorporated in 1970 and continues to be a great place to raise a family and establish a

business. Join us here and feel at home!

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The City of Burbank in conjunction with our emergency communication center located in Oak Lawn has teamed up to bring you this important community news. By signing up for the Oak Lawn Emergency Communications Emergency Alert Program an emergency notification system (serving Oak Lawn, Bridgeview, Burbank, and Evergreen Park), enables our communication center to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.