Village Announcements

Press Event


Media Advisory

Mayor Ali and Guests to Release Passenger Rail Feasibility Report Findings


July 19, 2022 (Peoria, IL) Members of the media are invited to attend a press conference on July 21, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., regarding the feasibility report on passenger rail service from Peoria to Chicago.

Mayor Ali along with state and local officials have been working since August 2021 to advance passenger rail service. This press conference will include a brief presentation announcing the results of the feasibility study and the public interest survey.

Mayor Ali will be joined by former US Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; i-County Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Eric Miller; and Vice President Cindy Loos, Hanson Professional Services, Inc.


Following the announcement in Peoria, press events with local dignitaries will be held in North Utica hosted by President Stewart and in Morris hosted by Mayor Brown.


Details of the Events:

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022


Time: 9:00 a.m.

Where: City Hall, Council Chambers, Room 400

419 Fulton Street

Peoria, IL 61602

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Village Hall, Board Room

248 W. Canal Street

North Utica, IL 61373

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Where: Train Depot (Grundy County Chamber of Commerce)

909 Liberty Street

Morris, IL 60450


Rev. Rail Presser North Utica Final Media Advisory 072122

2022 Hydrant Flushing Schedule

22 hydrant Flushing Schedule

2022 Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule

JUNE 13 Clarks Hill area and Grove Street

JUNE 14 Church Street

JUNE 15 Canal and Griffin Street

JUNE 16 Johnson and Washington Street

JUNE 17 Water, Johns, Burt, and Donaldson Streets

JUNE 20 North Division and Lincoln Street
JUNE 21 North Lincoln and Northwest Streets

JUNE 22 Lincoln Lane, Wen Lynn Drive

JUNE 23 Senica Manor

JUNE 24 Oak Bluff Court & Oak Bluff Estates

JUNE 27 Arrowhead and Erica Drive
JUNE 28 Burgess Drive up to and including Hatchet Canyon

JUNE 29 Brittney Court, Adam Circle, Ann Marie Drive

JUNE 30 North 178 to Loves & East Route

ATTENTION: Starved Rock Hikers

Starved Rock Hikers, WE NEED YOUR HELP: We are asking every person who hikes to a waterfall
this spring/summer to submit a waterfall flow rate report on our website at
. This takes less than 60 seconds and can be
completed for all the major waterfalls within Starved Rock State Park. You can also attach
photos/video clips of the waterfall. #starvedrockhikers


If you participated in one of our banner programs in the past, we invite you join in again.  The first 50 banners-Military or 1st Responder returned to the Village Hall (248 W Canal St.) will be proudly displayed throughout town again this year. Banners will be hung prior to Memorial Day and will remain up until past Veterans Day.  After the banners are taken down, they will be returned to the owner at the end of the year.  For additional details, please call the Village Hall at 815-667-4111

Press Release-Former Waltham South School Building

The Village of North Utica President and Board of Trustees
are proud to announce the pending purchase of property located at 248 Canal St.; formerly the Waltham Elementary School – Utica Campus. 

 We recognize the historic value and significance of this iconic building to our residents and to our downtown community and its’ past; Now it will become an important part of the future of our community as we continue to grow. The Village is developing plans to utilize the property in several different capacities. 

Following renovations, the Village Offices and Meeting Chambers will be relocated to the new building, providing us with the opportunity to grow, to further continue to serve the needs of our community.  Being centrally located near our largest community park, the historic I & M Canal, and our downtown business district, many residents will also now be able to walk to the Village offices while out enjoying the rest of the community. The building also features a large gymnasium which will become a recreation center that will be available to residents for indoor sports and social gatherings. We are excited to be able to provide this space for our residents to utilize and enjoy for many years to come!  The North Utica Police Department will remain in its’ current location and be afforded the ability to grow into a much-needed larger space.

 This has been a long-term goal of the Village Board and we are excited to be able to continue the legacy of this long-standing iconic building and to share it with our community. There will be an open house, in the near future, where residents will be able to view newly developed plans for the building, as well as tour the current space.  That date has not yet been determined but will be announced and posted on the Village website. 

Garbage Bulk Item Pickup

Republic Services is now offering residents a bulk item pickup along with regular trash removal services. Bulk items will be collected every other week; opposite of recycle week.

Village Residents can place one bulk item at the curb, along with their trash, beginning on Monday January 8th.  Only one bulk item at a time is allowed and a list of acceptable items is listed below.

Also, as a reminder, please remove vehicles and refrain from parking on the street during times of snowfall of 2 inches or more so that the snow plows can safely plow and salt the Village streets.

Thank you.

Bulk items are usually associated with furniture type items:



Love Seat




Mattress & Box Spring

Ceiling fan


NO “White Goods” such as appliances, water heaters, furnace parts or air conditioners

NO Electronics

Click here to view all the garbage pickup information.