On March 17, 2022, Village Forester Mike Collins and Public Works staff conducted an ecological burn in the Swan Pond area. The Village periodically conducts ecological burns during the spring and fall seasons to encourage growth of native vegetation as well as maintain healthy forest management.
Residents with respiratory health conditions may ask to be added to the burn notification list by contacting Maribeth Reimer at (708) 442-3590, ext. 500. As ecological burns are dependent on weather and wind conditions, the Public Works Department will conduct burns as allowable. The Village will continue to notify residents as soon as possible about future controlled burns.