City of Burbank, Illinois
Government working together for the future
It is Official!!!
The Burbank Police Department will be taking part in the
Chicagoland U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The Burbank
Police Department Located at 5650 W. 75th Place will serve as this area’s
drop off site.
Toy Collection Rules & Regulations
All donated toys must be:
1)New and in original sealed packaging (no used toys)
2)No stuffed animals will be accepted (due to dust/allergy concerns)
3)All items donated must be unwrapped
4)No cash or monetary donations will be accepted (please visit the webpage
below if you would prefer to do that)
While many already know how important this program is to those children
who are less fortunate, there are still many who do not have any idea what
the program actually is. I invite those to take a moment and visit the Toys
for Tots Foundations webpage at
www.toysfortots.org Our hopes in taking part are to bring some smiles to
some of the less fortunate children on Christmas. With the community’s help,
we can all accomplish this task.
The collection will go on from now until
cooperation with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, is proud to
offer residents a free rain barrel program. If you’d like to participate,
simply click on the link below, Print and submit the rain barrel application
form. Look for more details in the City’s Fall Newsletter! Free Rain Barrel
Program Municipal application for residents.
Here For PDF File
The City of
Burbank in partnership with our local businesses are
CURRENTLY TAKING NEW SPONSORSHIPS-Community Rewards Coupon program! Click
the Link to view!
The Burbank Police Department would like to
thank the Burbank Park District and the following local businesses:
•Andy’s Frozen Custard
•Burbank Police Officer's Union
•Chuck’s Southern Comfort Cafe
•Night Owl Liquors
•Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant
•Ray’s Lucky Bar
•Ridgeland Cash & Carry
Their generous donations helped make the 2015 D.A.R.E. Pool Party more
enjoyable for all of the children in attendance.
The event is held each year to congratulate the students who successfully
complete the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program.
Gas is reminding customers that representatives from our company always
carry proper identification and never ask customers for cash or personal
With door-to-door scams, someone impersonating a utility worker will visit a
customer's home looking to get personal information or account information,
and sometimes attempting to get in their home.
Customers can avoid being scammed by taking a few precautions:
- Never provide social security or personal information to anyone initiating
contact with you claiming to be a Nicor Gas representative or requesting you
send money to another person or entity other than Nicor Gas.
- Always ask to see a company photo ID before allowing any utility worker in
your home or business.
- When in doubt, check it out. Be skeptical of individuals wearing clothing
with old or defaced company logos. If you have any doubts, ask to see a
company ID. Residents can contact Nicor Gas Customer Care at 888-642-6748
(888-Nicor4U) to confirm that the person at their door is a Nicor Gas
- Never make payment for services to anyone coming to the door.
Some of our customers in this area still have meters inside their basements;
as such, access to the gas meter is done in the presence of an adult at the
home. These gas meter reads are not necessarily done by appointment – Nicor
Gas employees will walk a route and call on these customers as they walk
these routes by knocking/ringing at their door.
Help Protect Basic Services and Quality of Life in Your Community
www.ProtectMyTown.com and voice your position
The Illinois Legislature and Governor Rauner are considering taking local
revenue to patch the state’s budget holes at the expense of Illinois’ cities
This local revenue funds basic services like police and fire protection,
road repairs and maintenance, garbage collection, infrastructure projects,
and snowplowing. If the state proposal becomes a reality, the City of
Burbank would lose approximately $1,500,000.00 annually.
Our community is opposed to raising taxes or eliminating essential services
or vital public works projects to make up for the lost revenue.
You Can Help:
• Tell Springfield that they can’t fix their problem by
shifting the burden onto local communities.
to send a letter to your legislators and Governor Rauner urging them not to
take our tax dollars.
Police Department and the FTC
Commission) want you to know:
thousands of people lose money to telephone scams — from a few dollars to
their life savings. Scammers will say anything to cheat people out of money.
Some seem very friendly — calling you by your first name, making small talk,
and asking about your family. They may claim to work for a company you
trust, or they may send mail or place ads to convince you to call them.
If you get a call from someone you don’t know who is trying to sell you
something you hadn’t planned to buy, say "No thanks." And, if they pressure
you about giving up personal information — like your credit card or Social
Security number — it’s likely a scam. Hang up and report it to the Federal
Click for more information
* * MELVINA
RESERVOIR UPDATE * *
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) held a public meeting on
June 16, 2015 at Reavis High School. At that meeting, the MWRD presented a
number of scenarios that they felt would address the problems with flooding
in Burbank. Residents who attended the meeting were asked to vote on the
various solutions they felt would offer the best alternative to reduce
flooding throughout the City of Burbank.
Among the various alternatives was Alternative “E” which was voted to be the
best solution to resolve flooding episodes throughout all of Burbank.
In essence, Alternative “E” called for the expansion of the Melvina
Reservoir by razing 15 properties within the footprint of the reservoir. The
expansion of the reservoir would add 195 acre-feet for additional rainwater
The MWRD will begin the process of property acquisition within the very near
future. Concerned homeowners will be contacted by the MWRD or their agents
and offered fair market values for their properties.
Continue to follow
MELVINA RESERVOIR UPDATE
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
The locations are as
Cicero Ave at 87th Street.
Cicero Ave at 79th Street.
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
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
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
We at the City of Burbank are living up to the standard of Citizens and
Government working together for the future.
Outage Map |
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.