Housing Our Own-Wilmette is donating a Jeep Wrangler Sport to a lucky donor who purchases a $ 100 ticket by the end of August.

All entries must be received by midnight August 31st and the winner will be announced on September 8th. If more than 700 tickets are purchased, an alternative to the cash prize will be offered, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the contest.

HOOW is a non-profit company dedicated to providing financial assistance to seniors and people with disabilities to ensure they can remain members of our community. To help defray the cost of living in Wilmette, its assistance programs offer the following financial assistance to those most in need:

  • Property tax assistance – Up to $ 1,800 per year
  • Rental Assistance – Up to $ 225 per month

The program is fully funded by private donations. Therefore, HOOW depends on the support of community organizations, the business community and individuals.

Each year, Housing Our Own-Wilmette helps over 20 families in Wilmette to stay in their homes and remain as active members of our community.


Masks Mandate posters available at Wilmette village hall

Cook County face mask mandate posters for local businesses are available at Wilmette Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Ave.

The village hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Posters can be picked up at the community development counter.

The Cook County Public Health Department’s mask mandate came into effect on Monday, August 23, and included a requirement that businesses open to the public must display signs advising customers and staff that masks must be worn at inside.

Signage should be posted at all entrances and posted prominently in areas visible to customers and staff.


Orchard Village raises record total on golf outing in Wilmette

Orchard Village raised $ 94,000 during its 29th annual golf outing on August 9 at Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette.

Seventy-four golfers enjoyed an afternoon on the greens, followed by refreshments, dinner and a live auction. P Proceeds from the outing support the 300 disabled people served by Orchard Village with special emphasis on the vocational training program.

“Orchard Village is extremely grateful to the sponsors, golfers, diners and staff of Westmoreland who helped make this event a huge success,” read the Orchard Village press release. “Special thanks to this year’s sponsors: Bank Financial, Chapman and Cutler LLP, 5/3 Bank, The Stenger Devermann Group at Morgan Stanley, BMO Harris Bank, JMB Insurance, CIBC, Enterprise Holdings, Continental Electrical Construction Company, Electrical Energy Experts, FourGen Holdings, Joseph Birkenheier Tuckpointing and Masonry, Nutrien, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Birdland Media.

If you would like to find out more about Orchard Village programs or upcoming events, visit www.orchardvillage.org.


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