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Happy Holidays from the Village of Deerfield

Happy Holidays
Non-Emergency Village offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1 in observance of Christmas and New Year's Day. Regular hours will resume on the following Tuesdays.

We'd also like to remind everyone to stay safe and smart this holiday season. Here are a few tips:
  • Always lock your car even if it is in front of your home. 
  • Do not leave valuables in your car. Purses, wallets, electronics and shopping purchases should be removed or secured out of sight. 
  • Do not leave keys or fobs in unattended vehicles or garage door openers in plain sight.
  • Arrange for neighbors to collect packages if you will be delayed, consider an alternate package delivery location or require a signature for deliveries. 
  • Promptly report any suspicious persons or activity to the police.
Have a happy and safe holiday season!

Waste Management Collection Delays

Waste Management

Due to the observance of Christmas and New Year's Day, Waste Management refuse collection (garbage and recycling) will be delayed by one day the weeks of December 24 and December 31. Tuesday collection will take place on Wednesdays and Wednesday collection will take place on Thursdays.

As a reminder, keep Deerfield clean and be considerate to neighbors by not leaving large refuse items or garbage and recycling carts at the curb at unsanctioned times.

According the Village’s Municipal Code, on non-collection days, all containers for garbage and recycling shall be stored out of plain sight from the street. On collection days, all containers shall be securely closed and placed for collection at the curbside not earlier than sundown of the day preceding your scheduled collection day. This also applies to miscellaneous waste, which can be scheduled for pickup by contacting Waste Management at 800.796.9696. 

For questions and concerns, contact the Community Development Department at 847.719.7484.

Living with Wildlife: Coyotes

Coyote

The Village of Deerfield is aware and mindful of residents’ concerns about local coyote populations. View our FAQ below and visit deerfield.il.us/coyotes for more information about the Illinois Wildlife Code and coexisting and deterring coyotes.

Frequently Asked Questions


How are coyotes regulated?
Coyotes in Illinois are protected under the Illinois Wildlife Code. In urban or suburban areas, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources recommends hiring a Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator, who is licensed by the State of Illinois to remove the coyote from the area. 

By Illinois law, the animal can only be removed if it is causing property damage or is a risk to human health or safety. According to the Cook County Urban Coyote Research Project, no coyote attacks on humans have been reported in northeastern Illinois.

How can I protect my pets from coyotes?
Always supervise your pets closely in areas where coyotes are present, even your backyard. Do not let dogs or cats out without a leash or close supervision. Coyotes are not afraid of your dog, but they are afraid of you. If a coyote approaches your dog, scare away the coyote with loud noises. Do not keep pet food outdoors or feed small animals like birds, chipmunks or squirrels, which can attract coyotes to your property.

Who can I contact about coyotes?
Calls about coyote concerns can be directed to the office of the Deerfield Chief of Police at 847.719.7544. More information about living with coyotes and who to contact at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources can be found at deerfield.il.us/coyotes.

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