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This Memorial Day weekend, take a moment to remember. Honor the ultimate sacrifice. Celebrate the extraordinary service, commitment, and courage. Thank you to the brave men and women who gave it all so that we can live in freedom.
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT IMMEDIATELY:
The combination of strong winds, very low relative humidity, mild temperatures, and exceptionally dry fuels will likely promote extremely dangerous behavior of any fires. Any fire that develops outdoors will likely spread rapidly, therefore all outdoor burning in Winnebago County and the Village of Roscoe is postponed today Monday, April 26.
2021 Class D Patching
Advanced Disposal will resume yard waste collection starting next week, the first full week of April. Yard waste will be collected on the same day as trash and recycling. For additional information and yard waste guidelines please visit the Village of Roscoe website.
The Winnebago County Consolidated Election is Tuesday, April 6th. Early voting is still available at the County Clerk’s Office in Rockford at 404 Elm Street, Room 101. You can vote early Mon-Fri from 8 am – 5 pm, and Saturday (3/7 and 4/3) from 8 am – Noon.
Secretary of State
The Express Drivers License facility located within Roscoe Village Hall will be closed tomorrow, February 12, 2021, in observance of Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. They will be open again on their regular schedule next Wednesday, February 18 at 9:00 am.
Blowing and Drifting Snow
County and Village crews have been out through night plowing and salting, but blowing and drifting snow continues to make travel dangerous on many area roads. Please exercise caution when traveling today, especially on surrounding rural roads where snow continues to blow in from adjacent fields.
As always, watch for slow moving vehicles, and please maintain a safe distance away from plow and salt trucks.
Here we go again. The Village of Roscoe is declaring a snow emergency to coincide with a winter storm warning in effect from 9:00 am Thursday through noon Friday. The event is expected to begin with freezing rain Thursday morning transitioning to heavy snow throughout the afternoon. Blowing winds are expected to make travel very hazardous throughout Thursday night into Friday morning.
We once again ask that you ensure all cars are removed from public streets to allow for safe and effective snow removal, avoid all unnecessary travel, and maintain a safe distance behind all slow moving vehicles, including plow and salt trucks.
The Village of Roscoe is declaring a local Snow Emergency beginning 12:00 pm this afternoon extending through 12:00 pm tomorrow (Sunday). Please make sure that no vehicles are parked on public streets and residential roads during this period. Snow and salt trucks will be out throughout the duration of the event, and will require safe unobstructed access to all of our roadways.
Snowfall is likely to be heavy at times, with low visibility. It is imperative that all cars be removed from Village roadways to both ensure the safety of our plow drivers and to allow for complete removal of snow and ice. Vehicles may be ticketed during the period of the declared snow emergency.
Stay warm, stay safe, enjoy the snow if you can.
The Village of Roscoe has declared a Snow Emergency to coincide with a Winter Storm Warning in effect for the Roscoe area from 4:00 pm this afternoon to 12:00 pm tomorrow (Tuesday, January 26th).
Snow accumulation of 4 to 7 inches is expected, along with high winds which will combine to create difficult travel conditions. During a Snow Emergency, residents are required to remove vehicles from all public streets. Plows and salt trucks will be out clearing roads through the duration of the storm, and will be out completing clean-up operations for several days to follow.
Please avoid any non-essential travel, exercise extreme caution while driving, and watch for slow moving vehicles.
Region One, which includes Winnebago County, has officially been moved to Tier One mitigation measures effective immediately. Among other things, this means we can resume indoor dining at Bars and Restaurants. Indoor service is still limited to 25% of the occupancy limit, up to 25 patrons per room. and maximum group sizes are 4 people per table.
Gaming Resumes in Roscoe
Snow and Ice
Plowing Related Issues
Christmas Tree Recycling
Advanced Disposal will once again be collecting Christmas trees curbside for recycling. This service is available to all Village residents and there is no charge for the collection. Please make sure that all lights and ornaments are removed, and please cut trees 6′-0″ or taller into two pieces.
This service will be available during the first two weeks of January.
ComEd Outage Map
Have a Safe and Happy Holidays!
In observance of Thanksgiving, our offices will be closed from Thursday, November 26th through Friday, November 27th. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 30th.
Please have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
In observance of Veterans Day, The Village Of Roscoe and Secretary of State will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Our regular business hours will resume on Thursday, November 12th.
In observance of Election Day, The Village Of Roscoe will be closed on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Our regular business hours will resume on Wednesday, November 4th.
Lane striping will be occurring on roadways throughout the Village of Roscoe over the next two days (Thursday and Friday), including Main Street, McDonald, Willowbrook, Love, and several others. Work will be conducted between the hours of 10:30 am and 4:00 pm to minimize disruption of peak traffic. Please exercise caution around paint crews, and be aware of possible wet paint.
Secretary of State Closure
The Secretary of State facility located inside Village Hall will be closed tomorrow Wednesday, September 23rd.
Notice of Election 2021
STEM for Kids
Please join us in welcoming one of Roscoe’s newest businesses, STEM for Kids Stateline. Only they’re not really new, STEM for Kids has been providing educational enrichment programs in Robotics, Engineering, and Computer Programming for years now through camps, after-school programs, field trips and workshops throughout the stateline area. We are proud to welcome them to their first dedicated facility right here in Roscoe at 9461 North Second Street. Stop in and see for yourself at their Open House running from 5pm-7pm September 8th, 9th, and 10th
In observance of Labor Day, Village Hall will be closed on Monday, September 7th, 2020. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 8th.
Beginning Wednesday, all bar and restaurant customers must wear masks when dealing with an establishment’s staff. Under the new rule, as established by Governor Pritzker, customers must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths at any point when interacting with wait staff and other employees of a bar or restaurant.
Chicory Ridge Park
Crews will be on-site in Chicory Ridge Park over the next few days working on some much needed improvements to the parking area. The park and playground will stay open throughout the construction period, but we ask that all cars remain on the entry drive and not enter the work zone.
It appears that we were relatively lucky here in Roscoe with respect to damage resulting from the storms that hit our region Monday afternoon. The Village would however like to offer to help with getting rid of any tree branches that may have fallen during the high winds.
If you have large branches in your yard and are able to drag them to the edge of the street, the Public Works Department will come to pick them up and remove them for you. If you would like assistance with tree branch removal, please do the following:
* Drag branches or small trees, 6″ diameter and less out to the edge of the street.
* Make sure the branches are placed with the broken limb facing toward the street.
* Make sure that branches are not obstructing traffic in any way.
* Call the Public Works Department at (815) 877-0746 to provide your address
* Branches will be picked up through Friday, August 14, 2020
In observance of Independence Day, Village Hall and the Secretary of State will be closed Friday, July 3.
Effective July 1, 2020, the Village of Roscoe is lifting the temporary ban on the burning of leaves and other landscape waste. Please note that per existing Open Burning Ordinance, all fires must be attended at all times by the property owner or other responsible party, and that burning must occur on the same property from which the landscape waste was generated. Be safe.
We are pleased to announce that as part of Phase Four of the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan, we are now able to reopen our playgrounds throughout the Village of Roscoe. Per IDPH guidelines, playground capacity is limited to a total of 50 people, and individual groups are encouraged to maintain appropriate social distancing. Public Works staff will be disinfecting the playgrounds on a daily basis, but as always we encourage everyone to wash and sanitize their hands immediately following use of the playground facilities.
The Illinois Gaming Board has reported that they intend to start reactivating video gaming terminals throughout the state starting at 9:00 am Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Please join us in our support of our local bars, restaurants, and retail establishments as they all begin to reopen during this Fourth Phase of the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan.
Let’s Go Out To Eat!
It’s a beautiful evening and it looks like this weather will continue through the weekend. Please join us in visiting some of our local bars and restaurants that are taking advantage of the ability to resume outdoor dining service. The following businesses have established appropriate safety and distancing practices and are awaiting your arrival.
Fiesta Cancun (5077 Rockrose Court)
Firehouse Pub (10670 Main Street)
Louie’s Tap House (5689 Elevator Road)
Mary’s Market (4866 Bluestem Road)
Poison Ivy Pub (5765 Elevator Road)
VFW Post 2955 (11385 2nd Street)
The list of establishments will be updated on the Village of Roscoe website as information becomes available.
Due to the heavy spring rains and warm humid weather, the Village of Roscoe has announced stepped-up efforts to reduce adult mosquitoes within the Village. Clarke Mosquito will be spraying throughout the Village of Roscoe tonight, June 8, sometime between 8:30 PM and 2:30 AM. If you have questions or wish to be on Clarke’s auto call list to be notified of spraying schedules, please calling the Clarke Mosquito Hotline 1-800-942-2555
The Environmental Protection Agency offers the following tips:
– If possible, remain inside or avoid the area whenever spraying takes place for about 30 minutes after spraying.
– Close windows and doors, and turn off window air conditioning units or close their vents to circulate indoor air before spraying begins. Window and air-conditioner vents can re-open about 30 minutes after spraying.
– Rinse any homegrown fruits and vegetables thoroughly with water before cooking or eating them.
– Cover outdoor tables and play equipment before spraying or wash them off with detergent and water after they have been sprayed.
The Roscoe Express Driver’s License Facility will reopen
Beginning this Wednesday, June 3, Roscoe Village Hall and the Roscoe Express Driver’s License Facility will reopen to the public on a modified schedule. As we enter Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan, the building will be open every week, Wednesday through Friday. Hours of operation will be 9:00am – 4:00pm for the Driver’s License Facility, and 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for Village Hall. Village Hall will remain closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays, with all regular functions of the Village being conducted remotely. In keeping with the CDC, State of Illinois, and WCHD guidelines, social distancing and wearing of masks inside the building will be strictly enforced at all times.
We ask you to please be patient as we adjust to these new guidelines in an effort to ensure the highest levels of safety for both our residents and our employees. If you have any questions please contact Village Hall at 815-623-2829 or visit villageofroscoe.com or c
INVITATION TO BID
Roscoe’s annual Class D program projected expenditure for 2020 is $50,000.
Any bidders downloading documents from this website are required to email the Village Engineer at vorengineer@villageofroscoe.
The intent of this Invitation to Bid is to solicit bid proposals from qualified contractors for the installation of hot mix asphalt patching and other related appurtenances.
Bidders are required to comply with all applicable State and Federal policies and rules including the equal employment opportunity act and the Illinois Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Rates as adopted by the Village of Roscoe.
SPECIAL BID INSTRUCTIONS:
Due to the COVID-19 Emergency, bids will only be accepted via mail or email. No In-Person submittals of bids will be allowed.
TO SUBMIT BIDS VIA MAIL:
Mail bids to:
Roscoe Village Hall
10631 Main Street
P.O. Box 283
Roscoe, Illinois 61073
The Project Name (2020 Class D Patching Program) and the Bid Date should be included on the outside of the mailing envelope. Bids should be sent without a signature required at delivery. No confirmation of delivery will be provided to the contractor by the Village of Roscoe.
Mailed bids shall have a postmarked deadline of JUNE 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm (local time).
TO SUBMIT BIDS VIA EMAIL:
Email bids to: email@example.com
Emailed bids should have the following as their subject line:
Subject: Bid for (Project Name) – (Contractor Name) – (Bid Date)
The body of the email should include the full company name and address, a contact name, email and phone number, the Project Name, and the Bid Date. No pricing information should be included in the body of the email.
Emailed bids shall be sent to the above referenced email by JUNE 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm (local time).
The virtual public bid opening will be conducted on THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020 at 10:00 am (local time) via RingCentral.
Contractors interested in attending the public bid opening may attend virtually by using the following meeting information:
When it’s time, join the RingCentral meeting here:
Meeting link: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1499874337
Join by phone
(773) 231-9226 Meeting ID: 149 987 4337
Meeting participants will not be able to ask questions either verbally or via the meeting’s chat feature.
Bids will be opened by the Village Engineer at Roscoe Village Hall at 10631 Main Street, Roscoe, IL 61073 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) on June 11, 2020. A tabulation of bids will be sent out to all plan holders following the bid opening. Written requests for the bid tabulation can be requested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Roscoe reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any technicalities, discrepancies, or information in the bids. The Village of Roscoe does not discriminate in admission, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs and activities.
Written requests for a bid package or questions regarding the specifications and/or bid process may be addressed to the Village Engineer, Brandon Boggs, via email at email@example.com. If necessary, clarifications or amendments to the bid documents will be provided through written “bid packet addendums”, which will be provided to all interested bidders who have received or requested a bid packet. Prices quoted must be valid for a minimum of 180 days from the date of the bid opening.
Information regarding the project and bid opening will also be listed on the Village of Roscoe website (villageofroscoe.com) under the “Local News and Information” tab.
Board of Trustees
Village of Roscoe, Illinois
Advanced Disposal Trash Collection
We have just been informed that Advanced Disposal will resume full collection services, including bulk item pick up next Monday, May 11, 2020.
The Village of Roscoe in cooperation with the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District is enacting an immediate ban on all open burning of landscape waste including brush, leaves, sticks, stumps, pine needles, agricultural vegetation and other debris during the remaining period of the Executive Order, currently in place until April 30, 2020. These restrictions are being put into place out of an abundance of concern for the well being of those with respiratory illness, and for the preservation of emergency first responder resources as we endure this period of pandemic health crisis. It is imperative that police, fire, and ambulances be available for the increase in life safety calls, and that they not be diverted to deal with issues arising from the burning of leaves and other landscape materials.
As always, Village of Roscoe residents are able to place unlimited amounts of leaves and yard waste out for curbside pickup. Materials should be placed in designated kraft paper bags, or reusable containers clearly marked ‘Yard Waste’.
Clean burning of firewood for recreational or warming purposes will still be permissible, but must be restricted to fire pits or other designated fire containment devices. The burning of fuels specific to outdoor cooking such as propane, natural gas, and charcoal will also still be allowed in designated grills or other outdoor cooking appliances.
Your cooperation with this temporary restriction is greatly appreciated and will contribute to the health and safety of us all. Violations of this order may be subject to possible fines of up to $750.00
IL 251 Construction
Construction work has begun on IL 251 (N Second Street), extending from the Wisconsin state line to the south of Forest Hills Road in Machesney Park. Work will involve pavement patching, asphalt resurfacing, guardrail construction and signal updates. There will be nightly lane closures from Forest Hills to Elevator/Hononegah Road, and daily lane closures from Elevator/Hononegah to the state line.
Road work is expected to extend through October 9, 2020. Motorists can expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes where feasible. Most importantly, please exercise extreme care when traveling through the work area, obey posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
Advanced Disposal will be implementing the following measures:
Village of Roscoe COVID-19 Response
Following the guidelines established for preventing community spread of Coronavirus and the corresponding COVID-19 infection, and in keeping with recommendations established by the State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Public Health and the Winnebago County Health Department, the Village of Roscoe is closing all facilities to the public. This closure also applies to the Secretary of State Driver’s License Facility located within Village Hall. All departments will remain operational, and phone lines will be open. The Roscoe Police Department will operate at regular staffing levels, and incoming phone calls will be routed through an automated directory system.
This closure to the public shall remain in effect through Saturday, May 30, 2020, at which time we will follow best practice recommendations of the appropriate regulatory agencies and evaluate further action.
Here’s a list of local restaurants in Roscoe that will be offering delivery, curbside pick-up, and drive-thrus:
* Anna Maria’s S. Beloit & Roscoe IL (curbside pick-up, and delivery)
Phone: (815) 389-2645
* Fiesta Cancun Roscoe IL. (delivery and curbside pick-up)
Phone: (815) 623-3111
* FIREHOUSE PUB, Roscoe, Illinois (curbside pick-up)
Phone: (815) 623-8389
* Jessica’s Restaurant (delivery and curbside pick-up)
Phone: (815) 623-2223
* Louie’s Tap House(delivery and curbside pick-up)
Phone: (815) 270-1020
* Mary’s Market Roscoe (curbside pick-up and drive-thru at Roscoe location)
Phone: (815) 270-0575
* Main Street Meat Co. (curbside pick-up)
Phone: (815) 623-6328
* Perfectly Seasoned Catering (curbside pick-up Wednesday ONLY)
Phone: (815) 242-7744
* Pietro’s pizzeria (delivery and curbside pick-up)
Phone: (815) 623-2112
* Poison Ivy Pub (delivery and curbside pickup)
Phone: (815) 623-1480
* Sabrosa Tex Mex Restaurant (delivery and curbside pickup)
Phone: (815) 623-8226
* Sophia’s Restaurant (curbside pick-up)
Phone: (815) 623-5903
This list will continue to be updated as more information comes in, also please know delivery options are also offered through services such as Grub Hub and Door Dash.
Please continue to support our local businesses during this difficult time! If there is a local restaurant offering delivery and/or curbside pick-up options, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Village of Roscoe Five Year Roadway Improvement Plans
For Immediate Release: March 3, 2020
EARLY VOTING FOR ROSCOE RESIDENTS AT HARLEM TOWNSHIP OFFICES
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the immediate risk to the general American public for contracting the coronavirus remains low, and there are no confirmed cases in Winnebago County, they suggest that now is the time for communities to start preparing.
To stay up to date and informed on official coronavirus developments, you can sign up for the latest CDC updates here: https://www.cdc.gov/Other/
Below are the CDC’s prevention tips:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, and certainly if your commute includes public transit.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
• Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The purpose of a face mask is to prevent droplets from sneezing and coughing from becoming airborne
For Immediate Release: February 27, 2020
2020 SPRING WEIGHT POSTINGS
Due to the annual freeze/thaw cycles, the roadways are beginning to soften up. The Public Works Department is now posting signs on roadways that temporarily restrict use from heavy trucks. Typically, the spring road posting period is 4-6 weeks in duration.
The Village of Roscoe will begin the enforcement of spring weight postings on certain Village roads Monday, March 3rd, 2020
Please see below for a list of the posted roads within the Village of Roscoe.
For additional information please contact:
Public Works Director
- 2nd St.
- Promontory Trail
- Hidden Creek Ln.
- Saddle Club Dr.
- Woodbury Ridge Dr.
- Joncey Dr.
- Hodges Run
- Broad St.
- Chestnut St.
- Chicory ridge Way
- Meadowsweet Ln.
- Metalmark Ln.
- Clearwing Ln.
- Lismore Rd.
- Leana Dr.
- Night owl Ln.
- Thicket Trail
- Forest Ridge Dr.
- River View Trail
- Mulberry St.
- Pearl St.
- Thompson Dr.
- Geneva Dr.
- Pappy Brown Dr.
- Grove St.
- Rural Edge Dr.
- Flatwillow Dr.
- McDonald Rd.
- Leicester Way
- Southdown Ln.
- Tall Pines Pkwy
- Country Ct.
- Sheringham Dr.
Gross Weight Limits
Vehicles Restricted to the Following Gross Weights
- 2 Axles, Single Rear Tires 7,000 lbs.
- 2 Axles, Dual Rear Tires 18,000 lbs.
- 3 or More Axles, Dual Rear Tires 30,000 lbs.
- Gross Axle Load 11,000 lbs
Please Join Us
The Villages of Roscoe and Rockton have both placed One Cent local sales tax referendums on the upcoming March 17th primary ballot. An open honest discussion about such an initiative is critical to making an informed decision at the polls. Members of both municipalities will jointly be holding a number of Town Hall style meetings in the coming weeks to present important information regarding the referendum and its impact on our future, to answer any questions, and more importantly to listen to the concerns and comments of our residents. Please join us at one of the following events:
Thursday March 5, 6:30 pm
Stephen Mack Middle School Library 11810 Old River Road, Rockton
Saturday March 7, 10:00 am
Roscoe Middle School Library 6121 Elevator Road, Roscoe
Tuesday March 10, 6:30 pm
Roscoe Village Hall 10631 Main Street, Roscoe
Saturday March 14, 10:00 am
North Suburban Library 5562 Clayton Circle, Roscoe
We look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible, please watch for more information in the days to come.
Christmas Tree Recycling Information
- Village of Roscoe Residents can place their Real Trees and Wreaths alongside their Garbage pickup at no charge
- No piece can be longer than 4 ft.
- Please remove all decorations, lights, plastic bags, and wires
For more information, stop into Village Hall and pick up a pamphlet or call The Village of Roscoe at 815-623-2829.
It may have been cold but we had a BLAST last Saturday at our Chicory Ridge Park Grand Opening.
Special thank you to Village of Roscoe Police Department and Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District for joining our celebration. The kids loved being able to meet our local First Responders and being able to sit inside a police car, ambulance, and fire truck.
We’d love to see your photos!!! Share below what was your child’s favorite thing to play on.
Each week the Village of Roscoe will highlight one of our local businesses.
This week we’d like to Taco-bout Sabrosa Tex Mex Restaurant.
Sabrosa Tex Mex Restaurant has been serving authentic tex-mex for almost 20 years using only the freshest ingredients available. Owned by Roy & Belinda Niksich and Rolly Ontiveroz, their dishes come from Belinda and Roy’s mothers famous recipes and are available for dine-in, carry-out, and catering. Don’t want to cook dinner tonight ? Give them a call!
Relax and Learn with R&L Ceramics! Owner Linda has been in business for over 38 years, teaching people of all ages how to create and paint their own ceramic pieces. In these therapeutic, fun classes students work at their own pace with no pressure to create finished ceramic pieces to take home.
Classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm-9:30pm and Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am-12pm. Drop in classes are available for $10 (ceramic not included). Finished pieces are available for purchase as well.
Are you looking for vintage items, furniture, DIY chalk paint, architectural salvage or local owned tea? Look no further than A Little Bird Told Me Vintage! This 4-year-old locally owned business also sells Jewelry from Papillion Enterprise, which has hired over 500 Haitians to help prevent the risk of their children being put into orphanages, for more information please visit their website at https://papillonmarketplace.com/
On November 30th A Little Bird Told Me Vintage is hosting a Paint Bar where you can stop in and paint Christmas Ornaments with DIY Chalk paint and on December 14th they will be offering a Wrap Bar. Bring in one gift and you can wrap it for free, make a purchase and have that wrapped for free as well! For more information, please follow the page.
Located at 10670 Main St. in Roscoe. FIREHOUSE PUB, Roscoe, Illinois offers family-friendly dining in a renovated fire station for over 16 years. Burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more. Banquet room available at no charge. Stop in to watch your favorite sporting event on one of their 20+ TVs! Daily Specials like 50 cent wings on Wednesday, Half price Burgers on Thursday, and Friday Fish Fry.
So what are you waiting for??? Head over to FIREHOUSE PUB, Roscoe, Illinois and let them take care of dinner. Don’t make us tell you twice. 😏