JUNE 2020 EPISODE RECAP:
Starting off, Arlington Alfresco has opened! Located on Vail and Campbell streets in Arlington Heights, Arlington Alfresco provides restaurants and businesses with more seating by utilizing village streets. Reservations are encouraged for those interested in dining at Arlington Alfresco and groups of 6 or less are suggested. For those preferring curbside pickup for shopping and dining, there will now be designated areas in the first floor of the Vail parking garage. Arlington Alfresco will be open daily until 11 pm. Many restaurants and businesses not located in the Alfresco area have also set up outdoor seating arrangements for diners and shoppers. To see the full list of businesses offering outdoor seating near downtown Arlington Heights, visit theahnu.com/news.
The farmers market is back! Starting June 20th from 8am-1pm, vendors will be able to sell you their delicious goods! Located in the commuter parking lot across from the Historical Society, the Arlington Heights Farmers Market is a great place to get fresh, farm grown goods. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there are many new restrictions that have been put in place. They ask all shoppers to wear a face mask or covering, maintain a six foot distance between yourself, vendors, and other customers, pre-order and prepay if possible and allow vendors to handle all goods before you buy. For more information, visit theahnu.com/farmersmarket
The Arlington Heights Park District has been working hard with the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health to reopen some of the many facilities it offers. As of June 10th, many of the park district's facilities have begun reopening. First, Golf operations at Nickol Knoll and Arlington Lakes are open to foursomes at 10 minute intervals. They encourage all golfer’s to book their tee time in advance and limit golf carts to one person only. The Sunset Meadows driving range will operate 50 percent capacity starting Friday, June 12th. Tennis clubs and courts remain open for doubles play, private lessons as well as small group lessons. Pool operations are still on hold, but the park district has begun filling some of the pools. Following the Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines, the park district has only begun to fill Pioneer and Recreation Park pools and hoping to open Pioneer pool by June 26th and Recreation Park pool by July 1st. Pools will still not hold full capacity and will be limited to exercise purposes only. All parks are open to walkers and joggers but all playgrounds remain closed. The canine commons dog park has reopened and will limit 10 dogs with their owners at a time. Lastly, many of the programs that the Park District normally offers have now begun virtually. For more information, check out the Park District online catalog at ahpd.org for more information.
The Arlington Heights Library has got you covered! Curbside hold pickup for notified customers has begun! Just place a hold on the library’s website and wait for an email notification regarding your pickup! Requests may take up to two weeks due to the high demand during the pandemic. Return bins have also returned on the library’s site. Due dates have been extended until June 26th for items that are able to fit into the bins. Off Site return bins remain closed. For more information visit the library’s website at ahml.info.
Illinois has entered phase 3! The rate of infection among those tested is stable or declining. COVID-19-related hospitalizations and ICU capacity remains are decreasing. Face coverings in public continue to be required. Gatherings of 10 people or fewer for any reason can resume. Select industries can begin returning to workplaces with social distancing and sanitization practices in place. Retail establishments reopen with limited capacity, and select categories of personal care establishments can also begin to reopen with social distancing guidelines and personal protective equipment. Robust testing is available along with contact tracing to limit spread and closely monitor the trend of new cases.
Lastly, protestors march through Arlington Heights on May 31st and June 4th regarding the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Pools this summer? Maybe! The Arlington heights Park District has begun filling up the pools! At the moment, pools are only being used for swim team practices but in the future, pools may open! We hope for the best!
Protesters in Arlington Heights on Thursday, June 4th, marched through Downtown Arlington Heights and headed toward North School Park in regards to the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor incidents on May 25th and March 13th, 2020.
Pictures taken by NUMEDIA staff photographers Russell Mathews, Daniel Lewnard & Jonathon Losos
View the previous article about protests in Arlington Heights with the link below.
Peaceful protests were organized in Arlington Heights regarding the George Floyd incident on May 25th, 2020. Protests were held in North School Park at Eastman & Evergreen.
The Village if Arlington Heights promises to honor its fallen Veterans and their Gold Star Families every year, This year because of the pandemic Covid-19, the ceremony was done using the Stay at home guidelines required by the CDC. This Unique tribute has some extraordinary guest speakers. The Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights honors all its Military Heroes.
View the video below.
Starting Friday, May 22nd, the state of Illinois is offering free Covid-19 testing to anybody who believes they require it. The testing site is located at Rolling Meadows High School (2901 Central Rd. Rolling Meadows IL) and will be open 8am thorough 4pm everyday-while supplies last. All citizens are not required to have a doctors referral but require a photo ID.
The Arlington Alfresco plan gives restaurants an opportunity to provide more outdoor seating by utilizing village streets.
For more information, view the PDF below.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Arlington Heights Frontier Days has been postponed until 2021.
For more information, visit https://www.frontierdays.org/
According to Google Trends, searches for “how to help” are at an all-time high. People around the world are searching for ways to help their communities, the elderly, small businesses, and essential workers.
As we enter a critical phase in the fight against COVID-19, I hope all in the City of Good Neighbors are staying safe and healthy in these very challenging times.
The 2020 yardwaste collection program begins April 2 and runs until December 15.
Groot offers the per-bag Landscape sticker* program, the Landscape waste subscription program and the Landscape waste/food scrap subscription program.
*Landscape stickers are $2.85 each
$18.33 for once-a-week curbside service.
$25.84 for twice-a-week curbside service
$29.58 for once-a-week backdoor service
$42.44 for twice-a-week backdoor service
View the 2020-2021 Groot Brochure below
The newly expanded and renovated Arlington Ridge Center (ARC), formerly Olympic Indoor Swim Center, will be hosting its grand opening, or "Elevation Celebration", on December 31st starting at 10am at the ARC located at 660 N. Ridge Ave in Arlington Heights. The new recreation center has more ways to swim with a new warm water pool and renovated kids and lap swim area, more ways to play with the new double gymnasium, more ways to get fit with a new fitness area including new workout equipment and more ways to walk and run with an elevated running track.
All are invited to the Arlington Heights Police Station open house on Saturday, March 16th from 11:30-2pm. You will be able to tour the indoor firing range, interview rooms, lock-up area, the evidence processing room and many of the other areas in the new state of the art facility. The cost of the new station was 27.9 million with demolition of the former police station and the temporary police station on Shure Drive.
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Due to Labor Day on Monday, September 3, collection services will change for single-family residences served by Groot
If your collection day is...
Monday - your garbage, recycling, and landscape waste will be picked up on Tuesday, September 4.
Tuesday - your garbage, recycling, and landscape waste will be picked up on Wednesday, September 5.
Thursday - your garbage, recycling, and landscape waste will be picked up on Friday, September 7.
Friday - your garbage, recycling, and landscape waste will be picked up on Saturday, September 8.
If your primary day is…
Monday (north of Oakton and west of Arlington Heights Rd) there will be no changes.
Tuesday (south of Oakton and west of Arlington Heights Rd) there will be no changes.
Thursday (north of Oakton and east of Arlington Heights Rd) garbage, recycling, & landscape waste will be collected on
Friday, July 6th.
Friday (south of Oakton and east of Arlington Heights Rd) garbage, recycling, & landscape waste will be collected on Saturday, July 7th.
Just move it! The 5k run and 1 mile walk is on Saturday April 21st. All money will benefit the abc 25 foundation, a non profit volunteer organization that raises funds for innovative learning initiatives that are not otherwise supported in the classroom! Registration closes April 18th! Register soon!
The 2018 landscape waste collection season starts April 2nd and goes until December 14th. If you are planning on putting bags out you are required to have a Landscape waste sicker which retail for 2.70 each and can be purchased at the village hall and the senior center.
Have a bike that doesn’t fit you or it isn’t your style? Well, if you do, head on over to the Annual bike sale at Centennial park in Arlington Heights. You can sell your bike and even get a new one! It will be held on Saturday, April 28th. If you are going to sell your bike, Please pre-register with the link down below. ALL BIKES MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED. Bike Drop Off for sellers is from 8:00 am to 9:15 am. Sales are cash only and sales will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bicycles that are not sold will be picked up at 2:30pm. 10% of all sales goes to AH Bicycle Club.
The spring sweep electronics and shredding event will be held on April 28th at the Arlington Race track which is located at 2200 west Euclid avenue. The event is free of charge. If you are planning to go, each vehicle can only bring six legal file-sized boxes or paper bags. Some of the items accepted are Video game consoles, toasters, cameras but things like CD’s, vacuum cleaners and humidifiers will not be accepted.
Full list of ACCEPTED items
Answering Machines, Cable Receivers, Calculators, Camcorders, Cameras, CD and DVD Players (no disks), Cell Phones, Computer Cables, Computer Monitors, Computers (Desktop, Notebook, Tablet), Converter Boxes, Desktop Fax Machines and Printers, Keyboards, Microwaves, Mice, MP3 Players, Portable Digital Assistants (PDAs), Power Tools and Cords, Satellite Receivers, Scanners, Shredders, Small Home Appliances (Toasters, Blenders, etc.), Stereo Equipment (no wood), Landline Telephones, Televisions, Typewriters, Video Game Consoles, Video Recorders/Players (no VHS tapes) and Zip Drives.
Full list of items NOT ACCEPTED
Dehumidifiers, Humidifiers, Air Conditioners, Vacuum Cleaners, Refrigerators and other large home appliances.