Sweeper Operations

The Sweeper Program is in operation from April through Thanksgiving (weather permitting.)

During the Fall, residents and/or landscape contractors, please bag your leaves and do not deposit them into the street. For proper storm water drainage to occur, inlets must be kept clear of leaves and/or debris.

Litter Program

Central Business District litter containers are emptied Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Train stations: Union Pacific and Canadian Pacific platforms and litter containers are cleaned and emptied twice weekly.  Main arterials are collected on an "as needed" basis.

Pavement/Sidewalk/Curb Maintenance

The Engineering Department coordinates the annual pavement resurfacing, sidewalk, and curb programs. Please call 847-810-3552 for issues pertaining to these programs.


The Streets Section performs general maintenance repairs. To report a pothole, please call 847-810-3542.

State Routes 41, 43, 60, and 176 are the responsibility of Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). For issues relating to safety and/or maintenance, please call 800-452-4368.

Traffic Signals

The Streets Section provides coordination and supervision of contractual services for the installation, repair, maintenance, and Opticom systems of nine City-owned traffic control intersections.

Traffic Signage

The Streets Section is responsible for fabrication, installation, maintenance and repair of 4,000 City street and regulatory signs.

Lighting System

The Streets Section is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all City lights (450 gas lights and 1,500 electric street lights).  Electric lighting mounted to most wooden telephone poles are the responsibility of ComEd. Please call ComEd at 1-800-Edison1.

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
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