Below we have tried to address the most common topics and thereby answer the most common questions our residents ask. If you find that your question is not answered on this page, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm or Saturday 8:00am to 12:00 Noon at 708-210-2900.
There are two separate sources of blasting in the area. One is the mining of the Thornton Quarry. Second is the construction of
the Deep Tunnel Project.
Quarry Blasting: The world's largest limestone quarry is located in the neighboring Village of Thornton. Material Service
Corporation actually conducts the blasting at the Thornton Quarry. They are monitored carefully by the Illinois Department of Natural
Resources. There are legal limits to the frequency and size of each blast. In most cases, while the blasts sound dangerous, your home
will not be damaged. If you believe, however, that your home has been damaged by quarry blasting, your initial inquiry should be
directed to Material Service Corporation at (708) 877-6540. If you are unable to resolve your concern with Material Service
Corporation, contact the Illinois Department of Natural Resources:
Illinois Department of Natural Resources/OMM
Blasting & Explosives Division
524 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1787
Phone: (217) 782-9976
Fax: (217) 524-4819
TDD: (217) 524-4626
Deep Tunnel Project and Transitional Reservoir: To assist the Chicago area with flood prevention, the Metropolitan Water
Reclamation District - in conjunction with the United States Soil Conservation Service, state, and local municipalities - has launched
a 2 pronged effort, The Deep Tunnel Project, which will address sewer back-up issues and The Transitional Reservoir which will
positively impact both over-bank flooding and sewer back-up.
These projects consist of tunnels 150 to 300 feet underground that run for 109 miles around Chicagoland. You may have seen – or
even felt – the construction taking place on this project.
The Transitional Reservoir project directs the overflows of Thorn Creek, which eventually flows into the Little Calumet River,
into a massive reservoir. After the storm, the water is pumped through other tunnels to the District's wastewater treatment plant.
South Holland has some combined sewers. This means that storm water and sewage flow into the same sewer. These sewer systems are
only designed to handle about 2 billion gallons of water a day; but a rainstorm leaving just 1 inch of rain forces the system into
overload. The result? Sewer back-up. The Deep Tunnel Project, which is expected to be completed in 2014, will allow the overloaded
sewers to dump into huge drop shafts that will carry the contents to the Thornton Quarry. Eventually it will be pumped to the
District's wastewater treatment facility.
This 2 pronged project is truly a "Wonder of the World". In fact, other countries have sent engineering experts to study these
South Holland is a community with deep roots, strong traditions, and a promising future. For more than 100 years, this Village has maintained its strong family values and community pride.
Block Parties are a great way to celebrate our family values, meet new neighbors, renew old acquaintances, and just have good old
If you don't become a key organizer for your block. Who will? We'd be glad to help you with ideas and suggestions for generating
interest, choosing a day, planning food, and planning entertainment.
To get started, fill out a Block Party Request Form. The Village will make all the arrangements for tables, road blocks, and emergency vehicles and will contact you with details on availability.
Subject to availability, the Village can provide free of charge:
- Road blocks for your street to prevent cars from interrupting your party.
- A limited number of picnic tables.
- A Fire Engine, Police car, or other emergency vehicle for children's viewing.
The Communications Department can provide you with more information that will help you organize your block party. Call 210-2918 or send email to email@example.com
To ensure that work is done according to code, a permit is required for work such as structural changes, electrical changes, new
siding, new fencing, new shed, window and door replacements, etc. Property values in South Holland have consistently risen each year,
in part because our housing stock is well maintained and structurally sound.
To inquire whether a permit is required for your project, call the Planning and Development Office at 210-2915.
Failure to secure a permit when one is required will result in a citation.
Contractors that do business in South Holland are required to be licensed with the Village. A contractor who performs work without
securing a license will receive a citation.
Contractors that are licensed to do business in South Holland are required to provide a certificate of insurance. This is an
important protection for residents in case the contractor causes damage.
South Holland residents have a choice of cable television providers: AT&T U-Verse can be reached at 800-288-2020 Wide Open West (WOW) can be reached at 866-496-9669.
Comcast can be reached at 800-824-6345. These providers offer high speed internet, television and phone services.
Satellite Dishes 18" and under do not require permits but they must be mounted out of sight from the street. For further details,
call the Code Enforcement Office at 210-2915.
The Community Center, opened in July of 2000, is a great place to host a business meeting, corporate party, wedding reception,
family reunion, or other gathering. You can host an indoor pool party or a sporting event in the multi-sport gymnasium. This elegant
facility with its fantastic rates and all the necessary accommodations, is likely your perfect solution.
The South Holland Community Center has been used for birthday, retirement, graduation, pool, and gym parties, wedding receptions,
and bridal and baby showers. Groups/organizations also hold business meetings, repasses and Bible studies.
Rooms can be rented during regular building hours and Fridays until midnight, Saturday evenings until midnight and Sunday evenings
until 8:00PM. The pool and gym can be rented after 3:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.
Each year, the Village coordinates CommUNITY Dinners. The main goal of CommUNITY
Dinners is to foster positive discussions between people with differences. This helps members of the community get to know one another
in a positive setting. This communication leads to lasting relationships with neighbors, the formation of neighborhood associations,
and the establishment of community groups. These dinners help break down the barriers that can be found between different ethnic
Dinners are held in the homes of residents who sign up to be a host. There are 8-10 people at each home. Dinners vary from casual
to formal depending on the host. There is no agenda. It's just about knitting the hearts of the community together. As one resident
said, "We arrived as guests and left as family."
South Holland hosts a variety of events throughout the year that encourage residents to meet one another and develop relationships.
These events foster community pride, celebrate various holidays, and highlight important issues. Each resident is encouraged to become
an active participant in the community. It can start with the following events:
Arbor Day Celebration - Each year we celebrate Arbor Day with a ceremonial planting of a tree. This takes place just before the Take a Bite Out of Grime event.
CommUNITY (Diversity) Dinners - coordinated by the Village each year
to foster positive discussions between people with differences in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. This communication leads to
lasting relationships with neighbors, the formation of neighborhood associations, and the establishment of community groups. See the section titled Diversity Dinners for more details.
Heritage Festival - This is a jam-packed, five-day, annual festival that
includes a Car Show, Bocce Tournament, a huge Block Party, an outdoor orchestra concert, and a praise and worship service. Held over Labor Day weekend.
Christmas Holiday Lights Contest - Neighborhoods compete with each other by decorating their properties with lights, bows, or a theme. Entry forms are required.
Independence Day Celebration - The July 4th Celebration begins at 10:00am with a Rib Fest Contest at Veterans Park, followed by a full day of fun, food, and games for ALL AGES. The celebration concludes with a performance by the South Holland Municipal Band and spectacular fireworks display at dusk.
Mayor's Coffees - Informal gatherings that are held quarterly to give residents an opportunity to meet with the Mayor and other Village officials to share their comments and concerns. See the section titled Mayors Coffees for more details.
Mayor's Prayer Breakfast - This annual breakfast is sponsored by the South Holland Ministerial Association. Held the first Thursday in May.
Memorial Day Parade - This annual parade honors the men and women who served in the military and made the ultimate sacrifice, and runs down South Park Ave. It begins at 11:00am at 170th Street and finishes at Veterans Park with a Remembrance Ceremony.
Santa Comes To Town - Usually held the first Friday evening in December. Santa arrives in a bright red fire truck at Santa's House in front of the Village Hall. Each child gets a chance to sit on Santa's lap and leaves with a bag of treats. A great chance to snap that special photo.
South Holland Municipal Band concerts - Our very own Municipal Band performs a series of concerts over the summer. Their season begins with the Memorial Day celebration and concludes with the Heritage Festival. The concerts are usually held at the bandstand at Veterans Park on various Thursday evenings.
Student Government Day - Local Junior High students chair the Village Board meeting. Usually held in May.
Take a Bite Out of Grime - This is our annual clean-up day where volunteers of all ages are grouped into teams with Village officials and they fan out across the Village to do some Spring Cleaning along roadways, riverbanks, and in the parks. Coffee and donuts are served in the morning, and all meet back at the Community Center for lunch when finished with the clean-up. Held the last Saturday in April.
Over the years, South Holland has remained a safe community with a low crime rate.
The number of Part I Index Crimes is lower today than it was back in 1981 when they first began tracking crime stats.
Part I Index Crimes include murder, criminal sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault/battery, burglary, theft, motor vehicle
theft, and arson.
While our crime rate is very low, it could be even lower because much of this crime it is easily preventable by the public. For instance, when you are fueling up your vehicle, do not leave your purse unattended or your vehicle unlocked; put bicycles away securely at night; and close and lock doors and windows while you are away from your home.
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has a program called the Community Rating System (CRS), in which a community receives
points for the activities they undertake to address flooding problems. Ratings are given based on the number of points a community
In October of 2002, FEMA awarded the prestigious Class 5 rating to South Holland. South Holland is one of only three communities
in the entire Midwest who have been awarded a rating of five. There is no community in the Midwest that has a better rating. In fact,
there are only 3 communities in the entire United States who have a better rating.
Ratings directly effect the residents of South Holland, not only because they promote increased efforts to reduce flooding, but
because the better the rating a community is awarded, the lower the cost of flood insurance. Each rating level below ten reduces flood
insurance costs by five percent. Now that South Holland has been awarded a Class 5 rating, residents' premiums are reduced by 25% off
the standard policy rates, which adds up to an average savings of $142 per household. That is the highest average savings for any
community in the nation.
Since 1978, more than 297 claims for flood damage have been paid to South Holland residents.
Village Ordinance establishes an 11:00pm curfew for persons under the age of 17 for Sunday night through Thursday night. The
curfew is 12:00am (midnight) on Friday and Saturday.
It is unlawful for a person less than seventeen (17) years of age to be present at or upon any public assembly, building, place,
street or highway at the following times:
Between 12:01am and 6:00am Saturday;
Between 12:01am and 6:00am Sunday;
Between 11:01pm Sunday to Thursday, inclusive, and 6:00am on the following day.
It is unlawful for a parent or legal guardian to knowingly permit a person to violate curfew.
A person convicted of a violation of any provision of this ordinance (Chapter 11, Article 1, Section 11-6) shall be fined
not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than the statutory limit for ordinance violations.
The Community Center, which opened in July 2000, is home to a professional Fitness Center.
It is outfitted with a Rim-Flow pool, jacuzzi, saunas, deluxe locker rooms with private showers, and a Fitness Room with free
weights, treadmills, stationary bicycles, cardiovascular equipment, resistance machines, and more.
South Holland has a long history of flooding, with our worst flood occurring in 1990. This prompted the Village to prepare a
Floodplain Management Plan. This plan, adopted in May 1994, provides for the financial assistance program outlined here to
assist residents who take measures to reduce the damage caused by flooding.
This program offers residents a 25% rebate for flood control projects they undertake such as:
* Installation of overhead sewers
* Repair of foundation cracks
* Installation of drain tiles
* Elevation of landscaping for improved drainage
The maximum rebate is $2500.00
Over the years, residents have undertaken more than 400 floodproofing projects through the use of this program. The average rebate
per project has been approximately $500.00.
Interested residents are encouraged to call Brian Smith, Flood Assistance Coordinator, at 210-2915 for further details.
It is important to call before beginning any projects. A short application and two bid proposals are required.
Republic Services provides residential garbage pick-up services for the Village.
Two different toters are used. Brown toters are for regular household waste. Blue toters are for yard waste.
One brown toter goes with each home. Blue toters and additional brown toters can be leased directly from Republic Services for $30 each
per year. Call their office at 708-385-8252.
While the blue toters are for yard waste from April 1 to December 1, residents may use the blue toters for regular household
garbage during the winter months of December, January, February, and March. Residents MUST NOT place household garbage in the blue
toters during the Spring, Summer, and Fall.
As an alternate to the blue toter, residents may use degradable paper bags for yard waste as long as the bags can be handled and
loaded by one man without breakage or tearing.
Any branches placed in blue toters must fit inside the toter.
Small branches placed next to the toter will also be picked up by Republic Services if they are bundled in lengths of 4 feet or less
and tied with twine. Individual branches must not exceed 4 inches in diameter.
You may place items such as washers, dryers, hot water heaters, furniture, furnaces, stoves, air conditioners, refrigerators,
carpet, box springs, mattresses out with your regular garbage pick-up. Do not place these items on the curb prior to the normal
time to put out your toter.
No garbage or toters should be placed on the curb prior to the night before your pick up day.
Empty toters should be retrieved as soon as possible on the day the garbage was picked up.
The Public Works Department will pick up items such as branches, concrete, lumber, dirt, sod, stone, metal, and dead animals. This pickup will take place the day after your regularly scheduled garbage pickup, no need to call.
Please have sufficient containers for all your garbage. This will prevent garbage from blowing around the neighborhood and will
help keep our community beautiful.
Emptied toters/cans should be retrieved promptly, especially on windy days.
If you have a concern with Republic Services, first attempt to call them directly at 385-8252 to resolve the issue. If you are
unable to resolve the issue, call the Village of South Holland administration office at 210-2904.
Housing & Code Hearings (Property Maintenance Violations) are held on the 2nd Monday of each month beginning at 3:00pm at Village Hall, 16226 Wausau Avenue.
Parking Hearings (Village Sticker violations, parking tickets) are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 9:00am at the Lansing Municipal Courtroom, 2710 E 170th Street.
Local Ordinance Hearings (State or Local Ordinance violations that are punishable by fine only) are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 10:30am at the Lansing Municipal Courtroom, 2710 E 170th Street.
Tickets can be paid at the Police Department (16220 Wausau Avenue) during normal business hours and during hearing proceedings. Checks should be made payable to "Village of South Holland".
A Neighborhood Association is comprised of a group of residents who devote time and energy to improve and enhance the area where
they live. Neighborhood associations provide a place to meet neighbors, exchange ideas, prioritize projects, propose solutions, and
implement plans for the neighborhood.
Most neighborhood associations focus on quality of life in the neighborhood. Associations also provide a neighborhood with an
effective means of communicating and a new sense of community.
Organizing a neighborhood association may seem difficult at first, but developing your association will be extremely exciting as
people come together for a common purpose and learn to work together as a group.
The Communications Department can provide you with brochures that will help you organize your association. Call 210-2918 or send
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Following are some important guidelines to assist as you begin to organize:
* Identify local boundaries for your neighborhood
* Define a reason for organizing
* Conduct an organizational meeting with your neighbors
* Develop a mission statements or objectives for your group
* Elect officers or key members
* Adopt by-laws
* Set a schedule of meeting dates
* Gather as much information as possible from other neighborhood associations
A Successful Association will:
* Identify the neighborhood’s priorities and build them step-by-step.
* Set realistic goals. Start small & build upward. As your organizational capacity grows, start setting your goals
* Treat members with respect and integrity, so people will be more likely to get involved in the organization.
* Be patient and persistent. Building an association is a process. It cannot be done overnight.
It isn't easy for people caught up in a dispute to find a solution. Emotions may run high... issues may be complex... and neither
side wants to talk to the other. That's where the South Holland Mediation and Reconciliation Commission comes in.
This commission was formed to help residents settle conflicts voluntarily by employing the techniques of mediation and
reconciliation. Residents can call the commission for disagreements involving: excessive noise, property access/damage complaints,
racial/ethnic conflicts, consumer complaints, and general disputes between neighbors.
Interested residents can call Communications Director, Mary Ann Thornton, at 210-2918 Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm.
The emphasis is on helping people find a way to resolve their own differences. They themselves determine the best solutions.
Members of the commission are bound by codes of neutrality and confidentiality. The commission has no law enforcement authority,
will not represent either party in a court of law, and cannot impose a solution upon the disputing parties.
Members of the commission have been trained by the National Coalition Building Institute of Illinois.
South Holland residents take great pride in the cleanliness of their Village. This is in the best interest of all residents because a well manicured and maintained community translates directly into higher property values and a more enjoyable place to live.
To ensure that our high standards are maintained, property maintenance ordinances are enforced by the Code Enforcement office. Residents and businesses who neglect their property will be ticketed.
Our Code Enforcement office works diligently to ensure that our community remains aesthetically pleasing. If you are aware of a property maintenance violation, you are encouraged to contact the Code Enforcement office at 210-2915 or send email to
The following are some highlights of those ordinances:
* House and garage trim must be properly painted. Peeling paint on gutters, eaves, and trim is a violation.
* Grass may not be allowed to grow over 6 inches tall.
* All landscaping must be maintained.
* Bushes and shrubs must be trimmed neatly and must not obstruct sidewalks or cause traffic hazards.
* Pools must be maintained properly or be removed.
* Outdoor storage of tires, appliances, furniture, car parts, building material, and other such items is a violation.
* Any standing water should be removed so as to not create possible health related issues.
* Fences must be maintained in good sound condition. If it is a painted fence, it must not be peeling or chipping.
* Undriveable or unlicensed vehicles may not be parked in the street or in a driveway where they are in public view.
* Parking of vehicles on any lawn or in any landscaping area is a violation.
* Working on vehicles in driveways or streets is a violation.
South Holland is uniquely situated where two of the countries major rail lines come together. At that point, is one of the busiest
interlockers in the country. The interlocker is located near the intersection of South Park and 168th street, behind the Spiekhout
Heating building. The two rail lines that merge are the UP (Union Pacific) and the CNIC (Canadian National/Illinois Central). The UP
comes up from the southern part of the country and the CNIC comes in from the eastern part of the country. Both rail lines feed into
the South Holland/Dolton Yard Center. This rail yard is one of the busiest rail yards in the country. In fact, the entire Chicago
region is one of the busiest for freight rail service because of it's location to the rest of the country. It serves as a hub for
freight traffic. South Holland has been contending with these issues for many many years.
Our unique location by the interlocker and the enormous volume of freight traffic coming into and departing from the Chicago
region have caused two particularly frustrating issues here in South Holland. First is the issue of blocked crossings. Second is the
issue of stopped trains idling near homes.
BLOCKED CROSSINGS: The Village monitors blocked crossings carefully. Many times, the reason for the lengthy blocking of a crossing is due to congestion in the rail yard. Per State and Federal rulings, the Village can no longer issue tickets to the railroads.
STOPPED TRAINS IDLING NEAR HOMES: Because of the interlocker where the two rail lines merge, one train is often forced to park and wait for another to clear the interlocker. In other cases, the rail yard is congested to the point where trains have to wait to get in. These circumstances result in undesirable noise, exhaust, and vibration from the idling train engines. Unfortunately,
municipalities have no authority to require anything of the railroads in this regard. The good news is that the railroad management has been willing to work with the Village to reduce the occurrences of parked trains and the length of time a train is parked when it is necessary to do so. While the problem has not gone away, significant progress has been made. The Village communicates regularly with the railroad management in an ongoing effort to improve the situation.
LONG TERM SOLUTION: Solving the congestion of freight train traffic for the Chicago region is the only real solution to our
problems. The Village of South Holland is currently actively supporting efforts by state agencies and the federal government to
develop a plan to route train traffic around the area using tracks owned by other rail lines.
CN's ACQUISITION OF EJ&E: Canadian National (CN) recently acquired the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad (EJ&E). Over the next several years, CN will be able to divert many trains to the EJ&E system, which will greatly reduce train congestion in the South Holland area.
QUIET ZONES: Effective October 4, 2010, the Federal Railroad Administration put into place a new Quiet Zone which incorporates roadway crossings along the Union Pacific Railroad in South Holland at 168th & Wausau Avenue and 173rd & Wausau Avenue; and in Thornton at Eleanor, Margaret and Juliette Streets.
A wide range of programs are offered throughout the year covering ages infants to seniors. The program booklets are published four
times per year and are posted online here. Printed copies are available at the Community Center. Special programming is offered year round
for challenged youth and adults.
Many trips are scheduled throughout the year including day excursions and overnight packages at very reasonable rates. Special
events are scheduled on major holidays that promote the community spirit of our village and bring neighbors together. A complete
listing of trips and events is updated in each mailing, news releases, school flyers, as well as on our local Public Access Cable Channel - Comcast Channel 6 / Wide Open West Channel 4 / AT&T U-Verse Channel 99.
For further information, call the Community Center at 331-2940.
The Village has a Drop-Off Center Recycling program. There are three locations where residents can drop off paper, glass, plastics and metal cans. Residents are encouraged to utilize these Recycling Drop-Off Centers.
If you are aware of any suspicious or criminal activity, you are encouraged to call the Police Department's
non-emergency number at 331-3131 or if necessary, call 911. You can also call the Crime Tips hotline at 596-2255 or e-mail your
concern to email@example.com.
While we work diligently to be aware of any problems with streets, lighting, and signs, etc. around the Village, we
encourage you to call and report them as soon as you see them. If you see things such as pot holes, damaged street signs, street
light outages, or graffiti, please contact the Public Works Department at 339-2323 or send e-mail to
Our Code Enforcement office works diligently to ensure that our community remains aesthetically pleasing. If you are
aware of a property maintenance violation, please contact the Code Enforcement office at 210-2915 or send e-mail to
To report concerns about broken park or playground equipment, downed trees in parks, or graffiti in a park, please contact the Public Works Department at 339-2323 or send e-mail to
If you have a general concern that you would like to bring to the attention of the Village Administration, please
call the Administration office at 210-2904 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a concern with Republic Services garbage pick-up services, first attempt to call them directly at 385-8252
to resolve the issue. If you are unable to resolve the issue, call the Administration office at 210-2904 or send e-mail to
It is a violation of Village Ordinance to park on the street after a snowfall of TWO INCHES. Your vehicle may be towed at your
expense. This is important because plows need to work efficiently to keep the streets clean and safe.
As plows clear the streets, they push the snow toward the curb. Inevitably, that snow will be pushed in front of driveway
entrances. Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid this. Each resident must assume responsibility for clearing enough of this snow to
allow them to get in and out of their driveway. Residents who are incapable of removing this snow themselves or who don't care to do
so, may choose to hire a teen or plow service to assist them. The highest priority of the Public Works plow drivers must be to make
the streets as safe as possible for vehicle traffic and particularly for the passage of emergency vehicles in the event they need to
get to your house. There are 90 miles of streets that the plows must keep clear and salted. While we regret this inconvenience, we
trust you understand.
Do not shovel or blow snow into the street. This is a safety hazard. The snow that is on the street in front of your driveway
entrance should be placed in the grass parkway or the yard.
South Holland Today is published 10 times per year by the Communications Department of the Village of South Holland and
distributed by bulk mailing to all postal customers in South Holland Zip Code 60473.
Our aim is to provide beneficial information to residents, businesses, and municipal employees so that community pride is
enhanced, investment and reinvestment in the community are encouraged, participation in community events is stimulated, and public
dialogue about issues affecting community life takes place.
Generally, residents can expect to receive a copy in the mail by the 1st of each month.
Additional copies are available free of charge at the Communications Department located at the Village Hall at 16226 Wausau
Highlights from South Holland Today can be found on the Village of South Holland website
South Holland Today does not accept paid advertising.
Some of South Holland's distinctive traits include:
The residents of South Holland thoroughly enjoy having Sunday as a quiet day each week. Many businesses in South Holland are closed on Sundays, with the exception of those serving the traveling public such as restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores and auto parts stores. While no ordinance prevents yard work etc. on Sundays, most residents choose to keep Sunday as a quiet day.
South Holland is a "dry" town. There are no bars and no liquor is sold within Village limits.
Pornography is not sold and pornographic videos are not rented within Village limits.
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES
There are no apartment complexes in South Holland. Here you will essentially find only single family residences.
Residents take pride in their homes and property. Well-manicured lawns and well-maintained homes have long been a
hallmark of South Holland. A strong Code Enforcement department works to protect every residents investment in their homes and
A COMMUNITY OF CHURCHES
South Holland is home to more than 25 churches of many denominations.
South Holland residents take great pride in their community and they're always looking for ways to enhance it. This is
evidenced by the more than 300 residents who serve as volunteers on a host of commissions and committees such as the Tree Commission,
Park Advisory Board, Economic Development Commission, Neighborhood Groups Organizing Committee, and many others.
Small branches placed next to the toter will be picked up by Republic Services if they are bundled in lengths of 4 feet or less and
tied with twine. Individual branches must not exceed 4 inches in diameter.
The Public Works Department will pick up branches that are placed on the curb line. Public Works employees may not remove branches
from other parts of the yard. Call their office at 339-2323 to place your address on the list for pick-up. Most pickups are scheduled
within 48 hours. Tree branch pick-up service ends November 15 so the trucks can be outfitted with snow plows. Pick-up service resumes
Christmas trees may be placed out in their entirety during the first two weeks of January.
You can register to vote at the Village Hall, 16226 Wausau Avenue. Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Two forms of ID are required. One must show your current address.
Click here for a list of all South Holland polling locations.
Applications for Disabled Voter or Student Voter programs are available at the Clerk's office.
For information about early voting and locations, visit the Cook County Clerk website at CookCountyClerk.com
When moving within Suburban Cook County, update your voter registration information by printing your new address on the back of your registration card, sign your name and mail it to: David Orr, Cook County Clerk, 69 W Washington, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60602-1309
To determine if you have a water leak, follow these instructions carefully. If you determine that there is a leak on the inside of
your home, you should call a plumber to repair the problem.
Turn off ALL sources of water (faucet, hose, dishwasher, washing machine, ice maker, etc.)
Check the red triangle dial on your water meter. If all sources of water have been securely turned off and it is still moving, you have a leak somewhere. It may be necessary to call a plumber to locate and repair the leak.
Residents can pay their water bill automatically from their checking account. You will receive a notice of the amount to be debited from your account. The amount is generally withdrawn on the first business day after the 17th of the month. To sign up, bring the following information to the Clerk's office in the Village Hall:
1. Your bank or financial institution's name. 2. A voided check (or your routing number). 3. Your checking account number.
Residents can pay their water bill with the online service E-Pay.
E-Pay is accessible through our Online Payments page: Online Payments
Residents are invoiced monthly and payments are due by the 20th of each month.
The breakdown of your water bill is provided below: (Note that gallons are read in thousands)
Minimum bill for water is $10.16. Total Minimum bill including water, flat fee, and garbage pick-up is $33.64
Make check payable to "Village of South Holland".
* $5.08 per 1000 gallons for the first 25,000 gallons.
* $4.44 per 1000 gallons for the next 100,000 gallons.
* $4.33 per 1000 gallons over 125,000 gallons.
* Sewer rate = $.47 per 1000 gallons used.
* Flat = $.38 per month.
* Refuse (Garbage Pick-Up) = $23.10 per month.