New Lenox officials hope that land that was left undeveloped after the housing crash could get a fresh start following a reduction in impact fees approved this week.
The official kickoff starts with Recyclepalooza on Sept. 10 followed by a job fair Sept. 15 and the ShareFest Main Event on Sept. 17.
A New Lenox traditions since 1984, Proud American days kick off today and run through Sunday.
The village is moving ahead with plans to redevelop a lot at the corner of Route 30 and Cedar Road.
The New Lenox board has approved a study that will look at the market feasibility of a hotel at the intersection of Interstate 355 and Route 6.
The village plans to spend just over $1 million this summer to keep roads in good shape for residents.
New Lenox will rebate about $1.19 million in property taxes back to residents this year, the seventh year of the program.
The New Lenox Village Board will consider creating two new liquor licenses next month. The AMC Theater, 1320 W. Maple St., is requesting a liquor license to go along with a remodel of the theater, complete with larger seats, a new box office and a bar to serve alcoholic beverages. Rob Anderson, who represented AMC, told the village board on Monday that the theater is looking to compete with other entertainment options such as Netflix and Hulu and bring patrons back to the theater with a better experience and more amenities. Theater staff will be trained to look for intoxicated patrons and underage drinkers, he said. Everyone will be carded before buying an alcoholic beverage and only
New Lenox Police are asking residents to keep their homes locked and outside lights on as they look for suspects who are behind four robberies in the village.
The sale will help with the village's push to redevelop the Route 30 retail and commercial corridor.