Back-To-School Safety Tips from the Deerfield Police Department


Deerfield students are gearing up for the start of the school year. District 109, District 113 and Rochelle Zell Jewish High School’s first day of school will be August 20. The Hellenic American Academy’s first day of school will be August 27. 

The Deerfield Police Department, in partnership with District 109 and District 113, wants all students, parents and guardians to focus on safe travels on the first day of school and throughout the school year. They ask all to follow traffic and parking laws in and around school zones, including the following: 

  • Prohibit handheld cellphone use
  • Watch your speed
  • Obey stop signs and red lights
  • Pay attention to bus stop arms
  • Pay attention to parking restrictions in and around schools
  • Do not park in intersections
In addition to the above safety messages, the Deerfield Police Department will be posting posters and banners around the town reminding the public that school is back in session.  Lastly, there will be increased enforcement in school zones with unmarked police vehicles and police bikes being utilized to enforce traffic and parking laws in and around schools.  

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Village Offering Half-Priced Trees to Residents for 50/50 Parkway Tree Program

Tree Planting
Pay 50% of the cost for a new tree plus the $80 planting fee, and the Village will pay the rest and plant the tree for you.

The Village will pay half the cost for only one tree per residence per year; you may purchase additional trees at full price. View a list of available trees here with the cost and basic information.

After making your selection, fill out the Tree Order Form and return it to the Village, along with a check in the proper amount. Applications are due August 31, 2018.

Get more information here or contact the Public Works Department at 847.317.7245.

Keep Deerfield Clean -  Don't Leave Refuse at the Curb 

Garbage Carts

Be considerate to neighbors by not leaving large refuse items or garbage and recycling carts at the curb at unsanctioned times.

According the the Village's Municipal Code, on noncollection days, all containers for garbage and recycling shall be stored in the garage or out of plain sight from the street in an effort to make the containers inconspicuous from the public way.

Unless you are signed up for backdoor garbage and recycling collection, all containers for refuse, yard waste and recycling shall be securely closed and placed for collection at the curbside not earlier than sundown of the day preceding the day scheduled for collection from such residence. This also applies to miscellaneous waste, which can also be scheduled for pickup by contacting Waste Management at 800.796.9696.

For more information, visit the Village's website.

Save the Date: Deerfield High School Carnival


Save the date for Deerfield High School's Labor Day carnival on August 31 through September 2.

This is a community event open to all in Deerfield. 

Get more information or download the flyer here

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