Sidewalk Snow Removal

Sidewalk Snow Removal

Click Here to see the map of the sidewalks that the Village clears of snow and ice in the downtown area of the Village.

The Village encourages residents and businesses to clear snow & ice from the sidewalks adjacent to their property. The Village does not have a Village Ordinance requiring the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks. 

Many people, students walking to school and commuters walking to the train station, rely on walking and transit as their primary way to get around. Without a clear path through snow and ice, it can be difficult for people with disabilities, seniors and children walk safely. Please keep neighbors in mind and assist those who may not be physically capable to clear snow and ice from their sidewalks. 

Snow Removal Restrictions

The Village Municipal Code Section 21-3. - "Snow, leaves, landscape or other waste" states the following:  It shall be unlawful to throw, push or remove snow, leaves, landscape or other waste from any private property so as to cast, place or deposit such waste upon the right-of-way of any state or county highway or upon the right-of-way of any public street that is within one hundred (100) feet of any intersection of streets, or upon that part of any public street between the two (2) curbs of the street where curbs exist, or upon the regularly traveled part of any public street within the village where curbs do no exist, or upon any public sidewalk of any public street. 

Snow and Ice Removal Act

 (745 ILCS 75/) 
(745 ILCS 75/0.01) (from Ch. 70, par. 200) Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Snow and Ice Removal Act. (Source: P.A. 86-1324.) 

(745 ILCS 75/1) (from Ch. 70, par. 201) Sec. 1. It is declared to be the public policy of this State that owners and others residing in residential units be encouraged to clean the sidewalks abutting their residences of snow and ice. The General Assembly, therefore, determines that it is undesirable for any person to be found liable for damages due to his or her efforts in the removal of snow or ice from such sidewalks, except for acts which amount to clear wrongdoing, as described in Section 2 of this Act. (Source: P.A. 81-591.) 

(745 ILCS 75/2) (from Ch. 70, par. 202) Sec. 2. Any owner, lessor, occupant or other person in charge of any residential property, or any agent of or other person engaged by any such party, who removes or attempts to remove snow or ice from sidewalks abutting the property shall not be liable for any personal injuries allegedly caused by the snowy or icy condition of the sidewalk resulting from his or her acts or omissions unless the alleged misconduct was willful or wanton. (Source: P.A. 81-591.)