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The Engineering Division is responsible for administration of the public improvements in the Village. The division prepares the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and implements the program by producing designs, plans, and specifications and managing construction of the improvements. The CIP, updated on an annual basis, addresses the Village’s infrastructure needs and includes street, water system, drainage, sewer, and streetscape improvements.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing development plans and building permit applications as they pertain to site drainage and the construction of public improvements
  • Construction inspections
  • Managing civil engineering consultants retained to work on major capital improvement projects, engineering reports, and designs requiring unusual expertise
  • Coordinating with various outside agencies such as the Army Corps of Engineers, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Lake County Division of Transportation, private utility companies, and railroads, and reviews their permits and plans E

Engineering Division disseminates public information such as floodplain data, benchmark elevations, locations of Village utilities, and miscellaneous engineering data. Inquiries pertaining to drainage, public improvements, and traffic concerns can be made to the Engineering Divisions by calling (847) 949-3220.