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Holiday in the Hills

December 1, 2017

Holiday in the Hills was a huge success again this year.

Santa and Mrs. Claus  traveled the area visiting local businesses before the tree lighting ceremony. This year, Santa saw over 100 visitors.

New this year was the scanvenger hunt for kids for a chance to win an IPAD, and other fabulous prizes that were donated by local businesses. A special thank you again to the local businesses for opening their doors and supporting our event.

Congrats to all the kids who visited at least 23 businesses in an effort to complete the puzzle. Once the children were done, they submitted their puzzle for entry into the drawing. We wish to send out a huge congratulations to our young winner of the IPAD.

Also appearing this year were the Kaneland High School Madrigals. Their show was a hit.

The young musicians from the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra and Thompson Middle School that participated were fabulous. That's a great group of kids with a lot of talent.

And...a HUGE thanks to the many volunteers it takes to make an event like this successful. It could not happen without you.

Mark your calendars for next year. The first Friday is December 7, 2018.

Left: Elgin Youth Symphony ORchestra

Right:  Thompson Middle School 



Campton Hills Police
3rd Annual Citizen’s Police Academy

The Campton Hills Police Department will be hosting its 3rd annual Citizen’s Police Academy starting on Monday, January 15, 2018. The class will run for 10 weeks from 6:30-9:00 pm, and will be held at the Fox Mill Homeowners Association clubhouse. Currently there are six open spots in the class for participants who want to enroll. If interested, please call Chief Dan Hoffman at 630-584-4242 or email Chief Hoffman at The deadline is December 16, 2017.
The Citizen Police Academy is a ten (10) week program designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the Campton Hills Police Department and police work in general. The Academy consists of a series of interactive classes held once a week for approximately two hours. There is no cost to participate. Background checks will be conducted on each applicant.  Individuals who apply for the Citizen’s Police Academy must be at least 21 years of age and pass a background check. Applicants must live in the Village of Campton Hills, work in the Village, or own property in the Village. A brochure and application for the Academy is available by clicking
Community Oriented Policing plays an important and vital role in reducing crime. The Campton Hills Police Department instituted the Citizen’s Police Academy to improve communication with our residents and obtain citizen input and support throughout the Village. It is hoped that our graduates will become partners with us in identifying problems and solutions to issues that are affecting our community. Graduates will gain knowledge that they can implement to enhance the quality of life in their respective neighborhoods. The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to help the residents of the Village better understand how policing is conducted in their community. It is hoped that all graduates of the Academy will get to know more about the men and women who are protecting their community and learn how they make the decisions they do while performing their duty.
Some of the topics include:

  • Overview of the Department
  • Firearms Safety
  • Domestics/Local Ordinances
  • K-9
  • Juvenile/Criminal Law
  • Accident Investigations
  • Patrol Procedures/Traffic Stops
  • Crime Scene ET
  • Cons and Scams
  • Vehicle Codes
  • Gangs/Drugs
  • DUI Practical

For additional information on the Academy, please feel free to contact Chief Dan Hoffman at 630-584-4242 or via email at

Lights Recycling

Holiday Lights
3rd Annual Recycling

Are you finding your holiday lights have lost their twinkle? Year after year we find ourselves testing bulbs and replacing fuses, and when that doesn’t work, in the garbage the lights go.

In 2015, Village of Campton Hills residents brought in 259 pounds of broken light strands for recycling; 2016, we collected 332 pounds. For our 3rd annual holiday lights recycling program, our goal is to recycle over 400 lbs of holiday lights. Please help us get the word out regarding this recycling effort to help get another recyclable commodity out of the land fills. 

Lights accepted include: Italian mini-lights, traditional lights, extension cords, rope lights, LED lights. Lights can be in working or non-working condition, from any holiday!

Please bring your lights for recycling to Village Hall during the hours of 9-4, Monday thru Friday. We will continue to collect lights into early January. We have partnered once again with Elgin Recycling.

toys for tots

 Drop off location 

The Campton Hills Police Department is announcing that it is again partnering with the United States Marine Corps in the “TOYS FOR TOTS” program.  TOYS FOR TOTS mission is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute them as Christmas gifts to needy children.  As stated on the TOYS FOR TOTS website “the primary goal of TOYS FOR TOTS is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders”.  The Campton Hills Police Department is proud to be a sponsor of this program and will be a drop off point for these toys. The residents of Campton Hills have been very generous in their giving in the past and we are hoping your generosity continues throughout this holiday season.  Anyone wishing to donate to this program may drop off unwrapped new toys by December 8, 2017 at:   

Campton Hills Police Department/Village Hall
40W270 LaFox Rd. Suite B
Campton Hills, Illinois 60175
630-584-0330 or Chief Hoffman @630-584-4242

Thank you in advance for your generosity in our 2017 campaign, and wishing you a very merry and healthy holiday!
Chief Dan Hoffman


Kane County Recycles
News you can use

2018 Dates have been set. 

Please see below and mark your calendars

Where: 540 S Randall Road, St. Charles • 630-208-3841
Hours:  8 am – 12 noon

Jan 13 - electronics and books

Apr 14 - electronics, books, shredding and paint
May 12 - electronics and books
Jul 14-EXTRAVAGANZA:Electronics, Books, Doc Shred, Paint, and more
Sept 8 - electronics and books
Nov 10 - electronics, books, shredding and paint

Note: Information is correct at the time of printing, but please always check the website ( or call to confirm before attending.

Yard Waste and Organics

Have your trees finally lost their leaves. Many leaves fell after all the waste haulers stopped picking up yard waste. Please contact Pushing the Envelope Farm if you'd like to dispose of your leaves.

Pushing The Envelope Farm
Location: 1700 Averill Road, Geneva, IL 60134
Contact: 973-885-5391 (please call)
Hours: M-F 9-5
Accepts: Leaves, grass clippings, and other non-woody clippings
(no branches). Larger tree limbs for firewood.
Food Scraps (no meat). Old pumpkins!
Cost: Free of charge

South Elgin Electronics Drop-off to close at end of 2017

One of three Kane County electronics recycling locations will close this month. The Electronics Recycling Drop-off location at 735 Martin Drive in South Elgin at the old Public Works building is set to close permanently as of Friday, December 29th, 2017.
The County and their electronics recycling contractor, eWorks Electronics Services, have partnered with the Village of South Elgin since September of 2016, who hosted the site. Because South Elgin Public Works staff are now located at another building, they are not able to continue to provide assistance with forklifting the materials into the trucks and so the site has to be closed.
Kane County’s other two locations will remain open. They are in West Dundee and Batavia, open 40 hours a week during the hours listed below.
517 E. Fabyan Parkway,
Batavia, IL 60510
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm
West Dundee Public Works
900 Angle Tarn,
West Dundee, IL 60118
Hours:  M-F 7am-3pm
Kane County Recycles will continue to offer electronics collection events scheduled on Saturdays throughout 2018. Please see the County website at for more information and the complete list of event dates.
Questions: Kane County Recycling Coordinator, Jennifer Jarland, 630-208-3841,


Holiday Lights Collection
Collection through January 31, 2017

Christmas Tree Recycling
Christmas tree collection will run for two weeks starting the last week of December. All trees picked up during this time will be recycled and composted by the waste hauler. Residents will not need to affix a yard waste sticker to the trees during this time. Christmas trees must be free of all decorations and cannot be in plastic bags. If tree is longer than 6', it must be cut in half. After the end of the first week of January, residents may place the tree at the curb with a sticker on it for collection.

Boards & Committees Meetings

Upcoming Village Meetings

Finance Committee - December 13, 2017 - 7pm

Village Board - December 19, 2017 - 7pm

Community Relations - Special Meeting, December 13, 2017 - 7pm

Economic Development - December 20, 2017 - 12:30pm

Plan Commission - December 18, 2017 - 7pm

Visit the Village's website at 

for meeting details and cancellations.

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