From the Office of Mayor Dan DiMaria
Construction on the new water system has begun. The project includes installing over four miles of new water mains and repaving more than 25 blocks of Village streets in Morton Grove. We were able to finance the project with low interest loans from the IEPA. When construction is complete, we will purchase high quality safe Lake Michigan water from Evanston at substantial savings over the rates we previously paid to Chicago. This success was the result of the leadership and long term vision of current and prior elected officials, cooperation with Niles, and hard work from our dedicated staff.
Moretti’s is now open in Morton Grove! The new restaurant, banquet and catering facility provides a much desired dining and entertainment option for residents and visitors. Again, this success was the result of a lot of hard work and investment in our community. Please visit Moretti’s and all the great and unique Morton Grove restaurants. Our restaurant guide is available here on the Village’s website.
Additionally, the development of Sawmill Station, a lifestyle center on Dempster and Waukegan is underway. This development revitalizes an important commercial area in Morton Grove.
I’m also pleased to announce that Morton Grove has received an AA rating from Standard and Poor’s due in large part to our strong and balanced budgets. At the same time, our Village has been recognized by the Seattle-based real estate brokerage (Redfin) and was rated 5th nationally as a popular “Urban Suburb” and also received high marks as a community by Crain’s Chicago Business.
We have much to be proud of now, but I recognize we still have much to do. Let’s keep working together to move Morton Grove forward! As Henry Ford said, Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
E-Mail: Dan DiMaria