Village of Lisle news
Jul 10, 2015 01:46PM ● Published by Neighbors Magazines
Lisle named third Best Chicago Suburb for Families
Real estate company Movoto named Lisle as the “3rd Best Chicago Suburb for Families,” citing the village’s beautiful, natural, environment; low crime rate; great schools; easy commute; diverse housing stock and redeveloped nature-themed downtown. To review Movoto’s report, visit movoto.com/ch…/best-chicago-suburbs-for-families/.
Report power outages to ComEd
Residents who lose power due to severe weather should contact ComEd to report the outage. ComEd relies on both its Emergency Operating Center Monitoring Program and customer reports to determine where outages occur. To report an outage or check outage status, customers can contact ComEd using any of the following:
§ Online Form: Use either the “Online Account Log In” or “No Log In Required” at https://www.comed.com/
§ Mobile Phone: Text “OUT” to 26633 (Subscription to Outage Alerts Required)
§ Mobile App: Use the free ComEd Mobile App to report an outage on an iOS or Android device. The app will also provide notifications as the outage status is updated.
§ Facebook: Report an outage on ComEd’sFacebook Outage page, Facebook.com/ComEd
§ Call ComEd Customer Service at 1-800-Edison-1 or call ComEd at 1-800- 334-7661 to report an outage by phone.
After a widespread outage, Com Ed restores power in the following order of priority:
§ Critical public health and safety facilities including hospitals, police and fire departments, water reclamation plants, pumping stations and communication systems.
§ Outages affecting the largest number/concentration of customers whose power can be restored in the least amount of time. These include major feeder trunk lines, high-density housing developments and large neighborhoods.
§ Smaller neighborhoods and individual services.
For more information, visit comed.com or follow ComEd on Twitter@ComEd or at Facebook.com/ComEd or download ComEd’s mobile app for Android or iOS.
Lisle Police Department has summer crime prevention tips
Summer is a great time to be out and about. To help keep you and your family safe during this active season, the Lisle Police offer the following helpful tips:
§ When your vehicles are not occupied, close the windows and lock the doors. Remove all valuables including purses, cell phones. MP3 players, GPS systems and laptop computers. Make sure automatic garage door openers are also removed as they allow easy access to garages/homes.
§ Avoid home improvement scams and burglaries. Be aware of anyone looking to perform unscheduled home repair or asking to gain entry to your home. Ask for identification and contact their company for authorization. Do not agree to pay for home improvement services until the work has been completed.
§ Keep all doors closed and locked. Burglaries from open garages, sheds, patio doors and homes are more prevalent in the summer months and often occur when the homeowner is in their backyard.
§ Summer vacation plans? Stop delivery on mail and newspapers or have a trusted neighbor pick them up. Use timers to turn on lights during the overnight hours. Set your burglar alarm and have a neighbor watch your residence while you’re away. Make sure to leave contact information with them so they can reach you if needed. Ask them to contact the Lisle Police Department immediately if they see any suspicious activity. You may also contact the Lisle Police Department at 630-271-4200 and ask to be placed on the Vacation Watch List. With your permission, Lisle Police Officers will check your house to make sure everything is secure.
Additional crime prevention tips can be found online at villageoflisle.org.
Officers wear new police patch
Lisle Police Officers are now more easily recognizable. Their new police patch, which is visible on uniform sleeves, more appropriately reflects the village they serve and the professionalism they bring to their jobs.
New banners highlight Lisle
Warrenville Rd. attracts thousands of visitors annually due to its lodging facilities, corporate headquarters/businesses, educational institutions, medical treatment center and residential developments. Unfortunately, many of the visitors traveling along the prestigious corridor do not realize they are in Lisle. To inform visitors and potential new businesses of the corridor’s Lisle location, new place-making banners were recently installed along Warrenville Road. The new banners identify the area as the Lisle Corporate Corridor and reflect the major uses along the corridor through eight different designs.
Thousands of people attend events at the Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex annually. This year, visitors will see two new banners in the baseball and softball outfields. The banners reflect other fun activities available in the village, such as dining out, shopping and visiting the French Market. Visitors are encouraged to visit the village’s website, villageoflisle.org, for more information about these activities, which generate sales tax and contribute to increased economic development in Lisle.