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News, project updates, and alerts from the Village of Cary.

Oct 22

Drug Take Back Event - Saturday, October 24th

Posted on October 22, 2020 at 9:24 AM by Susan Greene

On Saturday, October 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Village of Cary and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills or patches to the Village of Cary Police Department at 654 Village Hall Drive for proper disposal. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. **Please note that no syringes or  liquids will be accepted. 

Last October, Americans turned in 441.5 tons (882,919 pounds) of prescription drugs at 6,174 sites nationwide. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Often people dispose of unused drugs by throwing them in the trash or flushing them down the drain - both of which are a mistake, as flushed drugs contaminate the water supply.

Personnel will be available at the Cary Police Department to accept prescription drug drop-offs between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Police Department also has a permanent drug drop off container in the lobby of the Police Station if residents are unable to attend this event.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 24 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact the Cary Police Department non-emergency line at 847-639-2341. 

Oct 22

COVID-19 Trick-or-Treating Guidelines - Saturday, October 31

Posted on October 22, 2020 at 9:24 AM by Susan Greene

The Village of Cary is encouraging our residents who are planning to celebrate Halloween this year to take extra precautions due to the ongoing health pandemic. Children may trick-or-treat on Saturday, October 31, 2020 between the hours of 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. The Village offers the following suggestions to help promote a safe experience for all:

  • Do not participate in trick-or-treating if you are feeling unwell, if someone in your house is unwell,if you are awaiting COVID-19 test results, if you have recently returned from travel to a hotspot state, or if you know that you have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Turn on your porch lamp or outdoor lights to show that your home is welcoming trick-or-treaters. Not all families may feel comfortable participating in trick-or-treating this year; teach children not to ring the doorbell if a light is not on.
  • Consider using a motion activated noise maker to notify you when trick-or-treaters are at the door, such as a motion activated Halloween decoration, rather than having trick-or-treaters ring the doorbell, which can be a high touch-point.
  • Face coverings should be worn by all participants over the age of two, including individuals passing out treats. 
  • Avoid close contact with others by leaving candy on your porch - or even socially-distanced on your lawn (see below for a list of ideas).
  • If you would prefer to answer the door to greet children individually, pass out candy instead of inviting children to take a treat from a communal bowl. Ask children to tell you their choice of a treat, rather than taking it themselves. 
  • Individuals should use hand sanitizer regularly throughout the trick-or-treat hours.
  • Do not trick-or-treat in groups with others; trick-or-treat as a household.
  • Maintain a safe distance from other trick-or-treating groups, and do not approach a house until the previous group has left.
  • Please refrain from distributing coins or cash 
  • Please do not distribute homemade treats or fresh fruits.

Creative Ways to Distribute Treats

If you would like to avoid trick-or-treaters coming to your door but would still like to participate, consider passing out treats using the following socially-distanced ideas:
USA Today Halloween 2020 Article
Illinois Department of Health Halloween Guidance CDC COVID Guidelines for Holidays


Sep 22

2021 Election Petition Packets Available

Posted on September 22, 2020 at 9:10 AM by Susan Greene

Petition Packets for the upcoming municipal election (April 6, 2021) are now available for pick-up at Cary Village Hall, 655 Village Hall Drive. The Village Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. 

The following positions are open:
  • The term of office for Mayor is four (4) years. One (1) open position 
  • The term of office for each Board of Trustee position is four (4) years. Three (3) open positions 
  •   The term of office for the Village Clerk position is four (4) years. One (1) open position 
Petition Packets are also available for viewing and printing, along with additional information on the Village's Election Filing Information webpage.