Give Where You Live Deerfield - Martin Luther King Jr. Day


The Village of Deerfield invites everyone to participate in a “Day of Service” on Monday, January 15, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Village Hall from noon-2 p.m.

Volunteers will participate in a variety of service projects appropriate for all ages including making care packages for the homeless, collecting and sorting food and related items, making chemo care packages for cancer patients and writing letters and cards of encouragement.

Everyone can help, starting now through January 15, by donating:

  • Non-perishable food
  • Toiletries & travel-size hygiene products
  • Socks & warm clothing
  • Water bottles
  • Gift cards
  • Lip balm
  • Silk or fleece pillow cases
  • Unscented wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Caffeine-free tea

Collection boxes can be found in the Village Hall lobby and the Deerfield Police lobby at 850 Waukegan Road. The collection box in the Police Department is accessible for donations at all hours.

The beneficiaries will be PADS, the West Deerfield Food Pantry and local cancer centers.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Anne Glowacz, Police Communications Director, at 847.794.7501 or mglowacz@deerfield.il.us.

Prevent Plows from Pushing Snow into your Driveway

One way to ensure that street plows do not fill a cleared driveway entrance with snow is to follow this simple guideline:

Shovel the snow to the side, along with the direction of traffic, and clear a pocket of snow on the other side of your driveway (see the illustration below). The accumulated snow in the plow will dump into the pocket and not on your driveway.

This simple step will reduce the amount of snow being plowed from the street into your driveway.

Snow Plow

How to Keep Pipes from Freezing

Frozen Pipe

With the current cold spell, it's important to take precautions against frozen pipes in your home. Check out the following tips to prevent your pipes from cracking and bursting:

  • Turn off and drain sprinkler/irrigation systems.
  • Identify areas in your home that are prone to freezing.
  • Know how to shut off your water.
  • Close off drafty areas. 
  • Insulate or wrap heat tape around water pipes.
  • Keep cabinet doors open under kitchen/bathroom sinks. 
  • Run water at a trickle.
For issues regarding a frozen water meter or service line, contact Public Works at 847.317.7245.

Prevent Car Burglary and Auto Theft by Locking Doors

Lock Car

The northern suburbs have recently experienced an increase in car burglaries and auto theft.

Most of the vehicles burglarized are unlocked and may contain garage door openers that provide thieves with easy access to your home. Please take the following precautions to avoid becoming a victim of these crimes:

  • Always lock your car even if it is in your driveway or in front of your home.
  • Do not leave valuable items in your car in plain view. Garage door opener, purses, wallets, electronic items and shopping purchases should be removed or secured in the trunk out of sight.
  • Don’t leave keys, fobs or valet keys in unattended vehicles.
  • Always park in a well-lit area if possible.
  • Consider motion-activated outdoor lighting or lighting on timers.
  • Make sure your garage door is closed and any access door into the garage is secured including the door from the garage to your home.
  • Consider a car alarm in conjunction with an alarm for your home.
  • Promptly report any suspicious persons or activity in your neighborhood to the Police Department at 847.945.8636.
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