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Veterans Day¬†ūüáļūüáł

 

Roscoe Village Hall and the Secretary of State Express Driver’s License facility will both be closed Friday, November 11th,¬†in observance of Veterans Day.

To all Veterans of all branches, to all those who have served, and those who continue to serve, thank you for your sacrifice, your service, and your bravery.

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Truck or Treat

 

This family-friendly Halloween event with a truck theme will take place at Porter Park. There will be touch a truck with public works, local police, and fire departments as well as food trucks to fill everyone’s bellies. We will also have kids games, activities, and yard games. The evening will end with a glowing pumpkin walk along the path. Local Roscoe businesses are invited to submit a decorated pumpkin to be displayed at this event.

View our Facebook event

Road Construction Notice- Northern IL-251 Frontage Road from McCurry to End

Gleasman Road Closure

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Roscoe Lions Club – Fall Festival

 

Fall Festival September 9, 10, & 11.

One of the longest running events in the Stateline area takes place this weekend! The Roscoe Lions Club 52 nd Annual Fall Festival starts today at 5 p.m. The Fall Festival takes place at Leland Park with bingo, amusement rides, music, vendors and so much more. The Lions Festival Parade steps off at 11 a.m. on Sunday and travels down Main Street beginning at Bridge Street and ending at Williams Drive. Please plan ahead for road closures. A complete list of events can be found here.

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Mosquito Treatment

 

The Village has contracted with Clarke to apply the mosquitocide used widely throughout the area for adult mosquito control, a product labeled by the USEPA for use in residential and recreation areas. Treatment areas will include Roscoe, Machesney Park, and Loves Park. Weather permitting, Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management will be spraying throughout the Village of Roscoe late tonight, Thursday, September 1st, 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 call the Clarke Mosquito Hotline at 1-800-942-2555. The Village is also recommending residents take precautions to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites. Especially important is the use of insect repellent containing DEET or Picaridin. Clarke, based in St. Charles, Ill., has been at the forefront of the mosquito control industry since 1946, offering services, products, equipment, and education that aid in the control of mosquito populations.

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Winnebago County Highway Department will be Seal Coating

 

 
  • Swanson Rd. from IL-251 to Belvidere Rd. (Village of Roscoe)

The above listed road will be under construction for seal coating work.  Temporary closures should be expected during seal coating. The construction work will start on Thursday, August 4 th , 2022, and should be completed by Wednesday, August 10 th , 2022, weather permitting.  Delays should be expected.  Please plan an alternate route.

Bell School Road Culvert Replacements

Culvert Replacements will take place on Bell School Road just south and just north of the intersection with Rote Road. The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 8, 2022. This work will require Bell School Road south and north of Rote Road to be closed to traffic in stages. The work is to be completed by Friday, August 26, 2022; however, the duration of the work and road closure is dependent on the weather. Motorists should use alternate routes

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Winnebago County Highway Department will be Seal Coating

 

 
  • Harlem Rd. from McFarland Rd. to Argyle Rd. (City of Loves Park.)
  • Argyle Rd. from Belvidere Rd. to Harlem Rd. (Harlem Township)
  • Willow Brook Rd. from McDonald Rd. to Upper Ridge Way (Village of Roscoe)

The above listed roads will be under construction for seal coating work. Temporary closures should be expected during seal coating.

The construction work will start on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022, and should be completed by Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, weather permitting. Delays should be expected. Please plan an alternate route.

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Ribfest 2022

 

 

Please join us for Ribfest this Saturday July 23rd from noon to 3:00 pm at Viking lanes in South Beloit. Sample and vote on ribs specially prepared by our five regional Fire Departments.  $10 admission gets you ribs and sides. Hosted by the Rockton-Roscoe Rotary Club.

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Mosquito Control

 

 

Due to the recent warm humid weather, and as a result of recent instances of West Nile virus (non-human) in Winnebago County, the Village of Roscoe has announced stepped-up efforts to reduce adult mosquitoes within the Village. The Village has contracted with Clarke to apply the mosquitocide used widely throughout the area for adult mosquito control, a product that is labeled by the USEPA for use in residential and recreation areas.

Treatment areas will include Roscoe, Machesney Park, and Loves Park. Weather permitting, Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management will be spraying throughout the Village of Roscoe late Wednesday night, July 20th, 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 Village is also recommending residents take precautions to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites. Especially important is the use of insect repellent containing DEET or Picaridin.

Clarke, based in St. Charles, Ill., has been at the forefront of the mosquito control industry since 1946, offering services, products, equipment and education that aid in the control of mosquito populations.

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Chicory Ridge to Begin Road Work This Week

 

 

We are pleased to announce upcoming roadway improvements that will be taking place in Chicory Ridge over the next few weeks as part of the 2022 Residential Streets Program and want to alert you to any minor travel disruptions. Work to be completed by the Contractor as part of this project includes pavement removal, new hot-mix
asphalt, aggregate shoulder work, and other related appurtenances. The following locations will be affected by construction activities:
1. Meadowsweet Lane from Roscoe Rd to Purple Sage Dr
2. Angelica Lane from Cotton Thistle to Chicory Ridge Way
3. Chicory Ridge Way from Roscoe Rd to Angelica Ln

The project is anticipated to be completed in phases over a course of approximately 3-4 weeks with a scheduled start on Wednesday, June 29th, and completion date during the week of July 18th (weather dependent). At a minimum, a single lane of traffic with flaggers will be provided at all times throughout the duration of construction, and the contract states that reasonable access to all properties must be maintained at all times. During this time, on-street parking will be prohibited in construction areas during the hours of 6:00am thru 6:00pm. This allows the contractor to work more quickly and efficiently throughout the duration of the project. Location maps will be uploaded to the Village‚Äôs website at www.villageofroscoe.com under the ‚ÄėLocal News and Information‚Äô tab. You may contact Brandon Boggs, the Village Engineer, via email at vorengineer@villageofroscoe.com or at (815) 877-0746 with any questions or concerns that you may have. As always, thank you for your support and patience through this critical improvement to Roscoe‚Äôs roadways.

To view the full letter, click here.

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Mosquito Control

 

 

Due to the recent warm humid weather the Village of Roscoe has announced stepped-up efforts to reduce adult mosquitoes within the Village. The Village has contracted with Clarke to apply the mosquitocide used widely throughout the area for adult mosquito control, a product that is labeled by the USEPA for use in residential and recreation areas.

Treatment areas will include Roscoe, Machesney Park, and Loves Park. Weather permitting, Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management will be spraying throughout the Village of Roscoe l;ate Sunday night, June 26th, 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 Village is also recommending residents take precautions to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites. Especially important is the use of insect repellent containing DEET or Picaridin.

Clarke, based in St. Charles, Ill., has been at the forefront of the mosquito control industry since 1946, offering services, products, equipment and education that aid in the control of mosquito populations.

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Taste on Main

 

Food truck festival at Main Street Square featuring multiple food vendors, music, and activities for the kids. Live remote with 95.3 on Saturday, June 25th from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Main Street Square, Roscoe.

View our Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/676424330111987?active_tab=about

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Memorial Day

 

 

This Memorial Day weekend, please take a moment to remember and honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice.  Let them inspire us, motivate us, and live forever in our hearts. Roscoe VFW Post 2955 will be conducting Memorial Day Services at the Roscoe Cemetery on Monday, May 30th at 11:45 am

Village Hall will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

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Volunteer for the 2022 Great American Clean Up

 

 
Volunteer for the 2022 Great American Clean Up presented by Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful & Keep America Beautiful on April 30th. Volunteers can pre-register now as a Team or Individual at the following link: https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=c75131a9-d16b-44ca-bafc-509507bc8978&fbclid=IwAR1UOKDWLuzJKIbWD93GjUGSzxjaQuNGgv71-RaHzSrZt2WtdN3K84EqkJM
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Yard Waste Collection

 

 
Yard waste collection begins this week on your regularly scheduled pickup day.  For additional information and yard waste guidelines please visit the Village of Roscoe website at https://www.villageofroscoe.com/residents/garbage-and-recycling-collection/
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2022 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 Tuesday, March 1st, 2022.
 
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Weather Advisory

 

 
The Village of Roscoe will be under a Winter Weather Advisory from 3:00 pm Thursday February 24th through 6:00 am Friday March 25th. Slippery road conditions are expected as we are forecast to get between 2″ and 5″ of snow accumulation. Village Trucks will be out plowing and salting throughout the duration of the event. Please remove all vehicles from public roads, exercise caution while driving and watch out for slow-moving vehicles.
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Icy Roads

 

 
The Village of Roscoe and surrounding areas are under a Winter Weather Advisory until 4:00 pm. The rain we have been receiving all morning may give way to a winter mix of sleet and freezing rain and roadways may become icy as temperatures drop later this afternoon. Our Public Works Department is out salting all Village streets, please exercise caution when driving.
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Brandon Rowe Memorial Highway Dedication

 

 
Saturday, March 19, 2022 – 11:00 AM
Ceremony ~ First National Bank, 5360 Bridge St
Parking at All-State Insurance, 10602 Franklin St

Trace Snow

 

 
Accuweather is calling for some light snow this evening (or flurries, and is there a difference?). This snow is expected to give way to rain overnight as temperatures rise into the lower 40’s. While no freezing rain is expected, Public Works will monitor conditions overnight, and will salt Village roads if conditions warrant.

Now Open!

 

 
Jesse White Secretary of State Roscoe Express Facility is now open! Operating hours are Wednesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Christmas Tree Recycling

 

 
Advanced Disposal, now part of Waste Management will pick up your real Christmas tree for no additional charge during the first three weeks of January on your regularly scheduled trash pick-up day. Trees must be free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, and garland. Please cut the tree is 4-foot sections for easier handling.
 
Additionally, ‘Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful‚Äôs Christmas Tree Program allows you to bring your live tree to one of the many convenient recycle locations from January 1-15. There it will be chipped and the mulch will be free to those who want it until the end of February or while supplies last. When bringing your tree to be recycled, please remove all decorations, bags, bows, lights and ornaments, garland, or tinsel. KNIB will take old Christmas tree lights but must be brought to us during our donation days/times for recycling.
 
Please go to www.knib.org to get a complete list of locations for recycling your live tree.
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