2015 Lincolnshire Recognition

  • Best Illinois Community to Start a Business: NerdWallet named Lincolnshire #3 on its list of best places to start a business in Illinois. The Village received this distinction due to its pro-business climate and economic health.
  • Best Chicago Suburb: Movoto placed Lincolnshire #4 on its 2015 “10 Best Chicago Suburbs” list. Lincolnshire was recognized as one of the best suburbs for its vibrant commercial areas, award-winning public schools, serene residential areas, abundant parks and trails, safety, and a sense of community.
  • Best Chicago Suburb for Families: Niche recognized Lincolnshire as #13 on its 2015 “Best Suburbs of Illinois” list released in June 2015. Niche.com used such factors as safety, schools, and access to activities, jobs, housing, and transportation to determine rankings among different communities. High rankings indicate suburbs with a high quality of life. 

2013 - 2015 Tree City USA Award

The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Lincolnshire with the 2013 - 2015 Tree City USA award. Lincolnshire has been the recipient of this forestry distinction for 27 consecutive years. Tree City USA is a national program that provides a framework for community forestry management to communities across the country.

2010 Project of the Year Award - 2010

In 2009 Schelter Road was reconstructed from the roads southern most point to Route 22. The road was originally built over 40 years ago and served commuters well. The reconstruction project was contracted to the G&M Construction Company of Addison, Illinois, for $1,399,284.70. The project experienced few problems and was completed in late August of 2009. The Village of Lincolnshire was presented the 2010 Project of the Year Award from the Lake Branch of the American Public Works Association for transportation less than $5 million for the Schelter Road Reconstruction Project.

Excellence in Landscaping Award - January, 2010

At the November 23, 2010 Regular Village Board Meeting, the Best Residential "Whole Yard" Landscaping Award was presented to Jim and Connie Peterson for their beautifully landscaped yard at 106 Fallstone Drive.

2008 Project of the Year Award for Environment $2 to $10 Million - December, 2008

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The Village Lincolnshire, in cooperation with the Village of Bannockburn and City of Highland Park, built a 30" water main from the City of Highland Park to the Villages of Bannockburn and Lincolnshire. The project faced many challenges such as sensitive wetlands, bad soils, and major obstacles like Metra railroad tracks and I-94. The bad soil conditions resulted in near catastrophic damages of I-94. If it were not for fine engineering and rapid problem solving I-94 would have been minutes from collapsing. Due to work under such harsh conditions the 2008 Project of the Year award for environment $2 to $10 million was presented to the Village of Lincolnshire for the 30" potable water transmission main.

Community Environmental Stewardship Award - December, 2008

The Northwest Municipal Conference awarded the Village of Lincolnshire the Irwin A. Bock Award for Excellence in Public Administration for Community Environmental Stewardship. This award recognizes the Village's efforts to improve the environment. Lincolnshire was selected out of 47 communities located in northwest Illinois. Some of the activities undertaken by the Village and recognized by the Northwest Municipal Conference are:

  • The Village uses 20% bio diesel fuel in its vehicles.
  • The Village has stringent development requirements that protect stormwater drainage, native habitat and trees.
  • The Village has restored streambanks along the Des Plaines River, Lincolnshire Creek and the Chicago River.
  • The Village has dedicated approximately 110 acres of open space as Illinois Nature Preserve.
  • The Village works cooperatively with School District 103 to provide opportunities for outdoor education for the children in the District.
  • The Village implemented a deicing program that reduces the amount of salt used on roadways.
  • The Village has one of the highest Community Rating System levels in the country. Participation in this system helps to reduce flooding in our community.
  • The Village is actively working to install pedestrian/bicycle access to all areas of the community.
  • The Village is an active member of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County.
  • The Village prohibits the burning of leaves and instead provides a leaf collection program to residents so the leaves can be composted.
  • The Village conducts regular water quality testing of the Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers to determine Village impacts on the rivers and has planted native plants along the waterways to filter out pollutants.

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting - February, 2008

In February the Village of Lincolnshire received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 25th consecutive year, from the General Financial Officers Association. Director of Financial Systems Roelker was congratulated for his hard work in keeping that "winning streak" going.

Stormwater Manager of the Year - January, 2008

The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) has chosen five recipients to receive its Second Annual Stormwater Awards. Awards were given out for Stewardship of the Year, Development of the Year, Stormwater Manager of the Year, BMP (Best Management Practice) Project of the Year, and Community of the Year.The six categories of awards recognize the efforts of individuals, local governments, groups, and others who are advocating, implementing or monitoring projects and programs that improve Lake County watersheds and natural resources. Lydia Scott, Assistant to the Director of Public Works, was the recipient of the "Stormwater Manager of the Year Award"!

Village Wins GISC Award - January, 2008

The Chicago Metropolitan Chapter of the American Public Works Association named the Geographic Information System Consortium the winner of its 2007 Management Innovation Award. The award recognizes an individual, team or organization for the development and implementation of a creative idea, device, process or system that enhances the goals of public works in serving the public and protecting the environment. The award is open to anyone actively involved in the public works profession.

The Village of Lincolnshire is a founding member of the GISC. Begun in 1999, the GISC is designed to overcome personnel and budget constraints which inhibit the development of geographic information systems (GIS). Unlike traditional associations of governmental agencies which exist to share data, typically among county and local communities, the GISC exists to share professional resources which develop data and applications for the individual communities. Combined purchasing power through partnerships with carefully selected service providers results in lower costs and enhanced services while reducing risk. Each member community maintains control of its own GIS program, including ownership of its data, software and establishment of program goals and tasks.

Twelve communities currently participate in the Consortium: the Villages of Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Lincolnshire, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Norridge, Skokie, and Winnetka, and Cities of Des Plaines, Highland Park and Park Ridge. Village Engineer Jennifer Hughes has served as the President of the GISC for the past four years after previously completing terms as Secretary and Vice President.

Excellence in Landscaping Awards - January, 2008

At the December 10th, 2007 Regular Village Board Meeting, the Village Forester presented Excellence in Landscaping Awards to recognize two Lincolnshire properties whose landscapes best represented the beauty of the Village in 2007.

Congratulations to:

Best Monument Sign Landscape
Klein Tools
450 Bond Street

Best Residential Property Front Yard Landscape
Thomas and Kathy George
45 Oxford Drive

The award recipients were determined by three volunteer judges, each possessing extensive landscaping knowledge, who rated the landscapes of numerous properties that were nominated in each of the award categories.

Top Public Works Leader of the Year - 2008

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In 2008 former Director of Public Works Frank Tripicchio received the Chicago Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) award for the Top Public Works Leader in the Chicagoland area. This award is the highest possible award given by the APWA. Great job Frank!

North Park Wins National Award - January, 2007

The Sports Turf Managers Association, a national association of more than 2,500 members who manage sports facilities at schools, colleges and universities, parks and recreational facilities, and professional sports stadiums, has awarded its 2006 Schools and Parks Complex Field of the Year Award to the Village of Lincolnshire for North Park. This prestigious award is given based on a facility's playability and appearance of the playing surfaces, innovative solutions employed, effective use of budget, and the development and implementation of a comprehensive, sound agronomic program.

North Park was chosen among athletic field complexes from all over the country. Past winners of this award include Surprise Recreation Facility in Surprise, Arizona; Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania; Aspen Recreation Center in Aspen, Colorado; the University of Virginia; and Winter Springs, Florida.

"The Complex of the Year Award validates the great work of our members," says Kim Heck, CEO of the Sports Turf Managers Association. "This honor is one of only a handful that the association awards to recognize quality sports field management. The Village of Lincolnshire's experience and expertise is definitely reflected in the award-winning playing conditions of North Park," says Heck.

The award will be presented at the 18th Annual Sports Turf Managers Association Conference in January, 2007. Accepting the award on behalf of the Village will be Scott Pippen, Superintendent of Streets and Parks, and Troy Taylor, North Park Supervisor.

Winners of the First Annual Stormwater Awards Announced - January, 2007

The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) has chosen five recipients to receive its First Annual Stormwater Awards. Awards were given out for Stewardship of the Year, Development of the Year, Stormwater Manager of the Year, BMP (Best Management Practice) Project of the Year, and Community of the Year.

The six categories of awards recognize the efforts of individuals, local governments, groups, and others who are advocating, implementing or monitoring projects and programs that improve Lake County watersheds and natural resources. The Village of Lincolnshire was the recipient of the Community of the Year Award"! Mayor Blomberg, Lake County Representative Ann Maine, and Village Engineer Jennifer Hughes were presented the Village's award at the November 2nd Storm Water Management Board Meeting.

"We are lucky in Lake County to have the caliber of people that are compassionate about the role they play in our environment to not only improve the quality of life but to also recognize the importance of treating the land and our water resources with respect and stewardship," said Steve Mountsier, SMC Chairman.