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Nicor Virtual Fair March 7, 2024

 

Join Nicor Gas for a FREE Virtual Energy Assistance Fair on Thursday, March 7 from 5-7 p.m. This online event will provide resources to help you uncover free energy-saving opportunities to be more efficient in your home, connect you with billing assistance options and engage with organizations that can provide you with essential community services.

The first 100 people to register and attend will receive a Nicor Gas gift.

Register Today.

 

Christmas Tree Recycling

The Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Christmas Tree Program allows you to bring your live tree to one of the many convenient recycling locations from January 1-15. When bringing your tree to be recycled, please remove all decorations, bags, bows, lights and ornaments, garland, or tinsel. Please visit https://www.knib.org/christmas-tree-recycling to get a complete list of locations for recycling your live tree.

Roscoe Recycling Location:

Valley View Farms

6440 Belvidere Road

Roscoe, IL 61073

Waste Management will pick up your real Christmas tree for no additional charge during the month of January on your regularly scheduled trash pick-up day. Trees must be free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, and garland. The tree must be under 6 feet in length or cut into pieces under 6 feet in length.

 

Hometown Holiday December 9th from 3:00-7:00

Enjoy music, games and treats along Main Street.  The community tree lighting will be at 6:30 in front of  Jim Blevins State Farm. Follow our Facebook event for more information.

Holiday Closings

 

Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season! 

 

Fiber Optic Construction Notice

 

Over the next several weeks, i3 Broadband construction crews will be installing fiber optics, and the utility easements in front or behind your home may be under construction. i3 Broadband has obtained the proper permitting required by the Village for these installs. 

For more information visit i3broadband.com, email info@i3broadband.com or call 866-259-1590

 

Roscoe Road Widening & Paving

Paving operations will start on Friday, November 3, 2023 on Roscoe Road, between Old River Road and Sprague Road.

Roscoe Trick or Treat is Tuesday, October 31st from 5:00-7:00 PM

 

Truck or Treat October 21st from 3:00-6:00

This is a family-friendly Halloween event with a truck theme held at Porter Park. Traditional trunk or treat along with touch a truck with public works, local police and fire departments as well as food trucks for the hungry ghouls and goblins.  

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Fall Festival September 8th, 9th & 10th

The 53rd Annual Fall Festival takes place on September 8th, 9th & 10th.  Carnival rides, exhibitor tent, food, drinks, music and more!  On Sunday at 11am the parade steps off from Bridge & Main Streets and continues down Main Street to Williams Drive.  

Village Hall Closed Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day, Village Hall will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023.  We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.  Please have a safe holiday weekend!

Garbage Collection Pickup Earlier Due to Excessive Heat

In response to the Excessive Heat Warning issued throughout the Roscoe region for the remainder of the week, Waste Management will be shifting their collection schedule up several hours earlier to avoid having employees out working during the hottest period of the day. Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday August 22) and continuing throughout the week, residential waste collection will begin at 5:30 AM.
Please have all materials placed at the road’s edge the night before your regular collection day. Thank you very much and stay hydrated everyone

Illinois Senator Andrew Chesney Visits Roscoe August 24th 

Senator Andrew Chesney continues his ‘Traveling Office Hours’ Tour with a stop in Roscoe this Thursday, August 24. Please join Senator Chesney, Village President Carol Gustafson, and others at Roscoe Village Hall at 10:00am to discuss matters important to residents of both the Village of Roscoe and Illinois’ 45th Senate District. Senator Chesney will have staff available to help residents to navigate a number of state agencies and find solutions to a variety of issues including FOID and CCL, unemployment, certification issues and more. We look forward to seeing you Thursday morning!

 Senator Andrew Chesney’s August Traveling Office Hours Tour Concludes with Two Events on August 24 – Andrew Chesney (senatorchesney.com)

 

Food Truck Fridays

This Friday let’s welcome back our own Roscoe residents with their food truck, The Vice.  Come out and enjoy some island cuisine fit for a king and support your local neighbors! The Vice Food Truck will be at Village Hall from 11-3 on Friday August 18th.

Food Truck Fridays

Come join us for lunch on Friday August 11th for some delectable bites. Iron Salamander Food Truck will be at Village Hall from 11-3.

Upcoming Construction

We want to inform you of upcoming construction activity associated with the development of Hawks Pointe Plat 5. Plat 5 represents the eastern most 5.42 acres of the undeveloped land at the south-east corner of Roscoe and Old River roads.
The Developer, White Oak Trust, rezoned the property from Commercial to Multi-Family Residential in 2022. Construction activity will commence as early as Monday August 7, 2023. Plat 5 will include a widening of Roscoe Road to accommodate the inclusion of a new left turn lane, an extension of Hawks Pointe Trail north to Roscoe Road, grading for the detention basins, installation of public utilities, sidewalks, landscaping, and construction of seven buildings.
The anticipated project schedule will involve several weeks of earth work and utility installation with the widening of Roscoe Road scheduled to begin in October, followed by extension of Hawks Pointe Trail. Building construction will proceed only after all roadway work has been completed.
The developer has obtained the necessary approvals and permits from the IEPA, Four Rivers Sanitation Authority, North Park Public Water Supply, and the Winnebago County Highway Department.
Please feel free to contact Scott Sanders at the Village of Roscoe if you have any questions or comments.

 

Heat Advisory

The Village of Roscoe and surrounding region are under a Severe Heat Advisory beginning at 12:00 pm Thursday (7/27) and continuing through 9:00 pm Friday (7/28). Please try to stay indoors, drink plenty of fluids, and reschedule any strenuous activity until the cooler portions of the day. The following is a list of cooling centers located throughout Winnebago County.

The Carpenter’s Place 1149 Railroad Ave. Rockford, IL Mon-Fri 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rockford Rescue Mission 715 W. State Rockford, IL 8 a.m. – 5 p.m./7days a week Or Open 24/7 for persons needing overnight shelter

City of Rockford Health & Human Services Department 612 N. Church St. Rockford, IL Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Brooke Road United Methodist Church 1404 Brooke Road Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Loves Park City Hall (gymnasium) 100 Heart Blvd. Loves Park, IL Mon-Fri 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Road Construction Notice – Downtown & Sagewood

Food Truck Fridays

Come join us for lunch on Friday July 21st for some delectable bites. Iron Salamander Food Truck will be at Village Hall from 11-3.

Free Mulch

Free mulch is now available at Riverside Park on a first come, first served basis between the hours of 7:00am – 7:00pm

  • Mulch is intended for Roscoe residents for use at their homes.
  • Mulch is to be hand loaded (bring your own pitchfork, shovel, rake etc.)
  • Please do not bring machine operated equipment.

(Available until August 1st or while supplies last)

Village Hall Closed July 4th 

In observance of Independence Day, Village Hall will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th. We would like to wish you and your families a happy and safe holiday!

Food Truck Fridays

Come join us at Village Hall Friday June 30th for charbroiled Latin flavors.  Fuego Food Truck will be here from 11:00-3:00.

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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 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 tonight, Tuesday June 27th, 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.

Food Truck Fridays

Come join us at Village Hall Friday June 23rd for unique grilled cheeses and meltz.  Cheezy’s Food Truck will be here from 11:00-3:00.

Food Truck Fridays

Come join us at Village Hall Friday June 9th for some delicious island cuisine fit for a king.  The Vice Food Truck will be here from 11:30-4:00

Memorial Day 2023

Please join us for the 2023 Memorial Day Parade, conducted by the Roscoe VFW Post 2955. The Parade will begin at 11:00 AM Monday, May 29th. Starting at the intersection of Bridge Street and Main Street, the parade route will follow Main Street to Harrison Street, proceeding down Harrison into the Roscoe Township Cemetery where the VFW will hold a Memorial Ceremony honoring Roscoe’s fallen Heroes.

Anyone still wishing to participate in the parade is encouraged to contact the VFW at roscoeillinoisvfw@frontier.com, or reach out to Bill Graves directly at

(815) 218-2282. Participants can begin lining up on Main Street south of Bridge at 10:00 AM.

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Storm Debris Drop-Off UPDATE:

 

We have now reached the limit of what our Public Works staff will be able to handle at the storm debris drop-off location in Riverside Park. Today will be the last day to deposit branches and other vegetative debris at the site. Thank you for your cooperation. We will notify the public regarding the availability of free mulch once everything has been properly chipped.

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Storm Debris Drop-Off

 

The Village of Roscoe once again announces that it is opening a drop-off location in Riverside Park for residents to drop off tree branches and other vegetative storm debris. Starting Monday, April 3, 2023, at NOON, the drop-off site will be open from 7 am – 7 pm until further notice.

The drop-off location referenced on the attached map is located at the north end of the parking lot and is delineated on-site with barricades and signage. Residents will have to unload their own trucks/trailers.

Only vegetation like trees, tree limbs, and brush may be dropped off. Anyone dumping non-vegetation items will be ticketed for illegal dumping.

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Yard Waste Collection

 

Yard waste collection resumes this week and just in time. Please observe the following guidelines for placing storm debris on the street for collection by Waste Management. Place yard waste in Kraft Paper bags or in reusable containers clearly marked ‘Yard Waste.’ Cut brush and branches into lengths of 4’-0” or less and bundle with bio-degradable string or twine. Bundles to weigh no more than 50 lbs. Branches placed out for Yard Waste collection may be no larger than 3” in diameter.

For material too large to include as part of the Yard Waste collection, residents may place branches, brush, and other storm-related vegetative debris at the edge of the road for collection by the Village of Roscoe Public Works Department. Branches can be no larger than 6” in diameter, and please be careful not to place debris on the actual roadway. We thank you in advance for your patience, as these clean-up efforts will likely take several weeks to complete.

Additionally, the Village has once again established a drop-off area in Riverside Park where residents might deposit vegetative storm debris.

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Ice Storm Warning

 

Here we go again. National Weather Service is issuing a Winter Weather Advisory to be in effect from 6:00 AM Wednesday through 6:00 AM Thursday. The forecast is for freezing rain with expected ice accumulation of up to 1/2″. Public Works will be out salting at 5:00 AM in advance of the rains and will be applying additional salt throughout the duration of the event. PLEASE exercise caution while driving as conditions will be slippery, and we should expect tree damage with branches down from the weight of the ice.

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Winter Storm Warning

 

Winter Storm Warning has been declared for the Roscoe area beginning at 3:00 AM tomorrow, February 16th, remaining in effect through 9:00 PM. Snow totals are expected to reach 4 to 7 inches with wind gusts up to 40 mph. Public Works snow plows will be out clearing Village streets throughout the duration of the event. Vehicles must be removed from all roadways to allow for safe snow removal. Please exercise care while traveling, watch for slow-moving vehicles, and maintain a safe distance of at least 100′ behind all plow trucks.

2023 WM Collection Calendar

Recycling Cart Exchange

 

Beginning Tuesday, February 7, 2023, the Village of Roscoe will be switching to an every-other-week collection of recyclable materials. New 96-gallon recycling carts will be dropped off during the last week of January, starting Monday, January 30th. These carts will be identifiable by their yellow lids. During this same week, we ask that you leave the older 35-gallon carts out at the road edge once the materials have been collected.  Separate trucks will be dispatched to collect the old recycling carts. Please note that the delivery of the new cart and collection of the old cart may not happen on the same day, but weather permitting, all operations are expected to be completed between the dates of 1/30/23 and 2/3/23.

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Christmas Tree Recycling ?

 

The Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Christmas Tree Program allows you to bring your live tree to one of the many convenient recycling 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. Please go to www.knib.org to get a complete list of locations for recycling your live tree.

Or Waste Management will pick up your real Christmas tree for no additional charge during the month of January on your regularly scheduled trash pick-up day. Trees must be free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, and garland. The tree must be under 6 feet in length or cut into pieces under 6 feet in length.

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Village Hall Closed

 

Village Hall will be closed on Friday, December 30th and Monday, January 2nd.

We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd at 9:00 a.m. Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

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Village Hall Closed

 

Village Hall will be closed on Friday, December 23rd, and Monday, December 26th. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27th at 9;00 a.m. Wishing you all a joyous holiday!

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Hometown Holiday 2022

 

Saturday, December 10th from 4-7 PM, Main Street Roscoe.  There will be live music at Kinnikinnick School, tree lighting on Main Street at 6 PM, food trucks, games for kids, and more at Main Street Square. Hope to see you there.

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Veterans Day ??

 

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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