Tornado Recovery Information – Volunteers

carflippedAmericorps in conjunction with Team Rubicon is coordinating the volunteer efforts for the disaster relief efforts.

Volunteer registration for the rest of the week will still be at the Farm Services building at 5607 Route 72, Kirkland, IL from 9:00am to 5:00pm. However, depending on the weather teams could be pulled out early. We will update you as soon as that decision is made. Registration and waiver forms can be found at the link below. If you could print out the form, fill it out, sign it, and bring it with you to registration it would help tremendously. Americorps has set up a Volunteer Hotline for questions about volunteering. You can reach them at 815-762-8653.

The VRC will be sending teams out to debris cleanup sites between 8am and 2:30pm as opportunities become available. If volunteers are interested in debris cleanup they must be 18 years old and have a valid photo ID with them at the time of check-in.

Please remember to dress appropriately for the volunteer work. Required clothing would be long pants and work boots. Protective eye wear and a hat to protect against the sun could be helpful. Please no sandals or shorts! DeKalb County Health department will be on site to offer tetanus shots for those volunteers that wish to get theirs updated.

Click here to download Tornado Response Volunteer Form

Print off, fill out and bring with you please

For those wishing to volunteer in a group of 15 or more,
please fill out the form below and submit:

Group Volunteer Form

AmeriCorps will be contacting your group once the form is submitted online. 


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Tornado Recovery Information – Victims

There will be a Town Hall Meeting for the Fairdale families, affected families in the rural areas, as well as the Kirkland community on Tuesday, April 21st at 6:00pm in the Hiawatha High School gymnasium. There is no truth to the rumor that funding will be based on the number of folks that show up to this Town Hall. This town hall is specifically for the families and affected communities of the tornado to share and receive the most updated information.

We want to bring together all the communities that have been affected by the tornado so we can discuss our progress so far, share with you the plans and goals for moving forward, and of course answer any questions you may have and hopefully dispel any of the rumors. Please feel free to share this with anyone that has either been directly affected, and/or their families. We hope to see you there!

Click the link below for the flyer with all the information.victimmmeeting

Town hall meeting flyer

For those families that are in need of household goods, clothes, etc. the Hiawatha school bus barn, located on the corner of Third and Prospect streets, will be open from 9:00am – 2:00pm and then again from 5:00pm – 7:00pm Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday, they will be open from 8:00am – 5:00pm. In addition, the Monroe Center Fire Department is open from 10:00am – 6:00pm for those affected families who wish to pick up any donations as well.

The form below is for any of those residents that would like some volunteer assistance on their property with clean up work, etc. Please fill out the form, sign it, and bring it with you to the FS Building and hand it in to the Americorp rep there that can take it for you.

Homeowner Intake _ Waiver – Tornado

There has been a Homeowner Hotline established for any homeowners who are requesting or seeking assistance with debris cleanup. Please call 815-761-8078 if you have any questions about the program or the form.

The DeKalb County Assessors office has also sent us the Natural Disaster Homestead Exemption forms for those homeowners that suffered losses to their homes. Please click on the link below for the form and the instructions for filling out the form. The form must be completed within 90 days of destruction and mailed to:

Pauline Rogers
P.O.BOX 153
GENOA, IL 60135

DEADLINE- July 7, 2015 (90 Days)

PTAX Homestead Exemption

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Tornado Recovery Information – Donations Needed

openhouse1Due to the overwhelming response of donations of goods, there are no more donations being accepted as we do not have any more space to house what’s been received. However, the Kirkland Fire Department is still accepting donations of gift cards and Visa/Mastercard debit cards at the Fire Station located 3891 State Route 72, Kirkland. In addition, we are still accepting monetary donations through the link below.

Items Needed:

Now that we are into the clean up phase of the relief efforts, Team Rubicon is asking for donations of the following items to assist with those efforts:

Work Gloves
Hard Hats
Eye Protection
N95 Masks

In addition to items to be used for the clean up, Team Rubicon is also asking for the following items for the administrative portion of the relief efforts:

1″ 3-Ring Binders
Printer Paper
White Board Markers
Pocket Folders

Please bring these donations to Euclid Chemical, 3835 IL Route 72 which is right next door to the Fire Station from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Monetary Donations

An Official Go Fund Me account has been established at Alpine Bank in Kirkland for anyone looking to make monetary donations. Please click the link above to donate to the Relief Fund. Alpine Bank has graciously offered to absorb all the administrative costs associated with the fund so that all the monies collected will be distributed to the families.  Alpine Bank also has accounts set up for the Kirkland Community Fire Department and for the Kirkland Lions Club for those who wish to mail in or drop off any monetary donations. Please make your checks payable to Fairdale Relief Fund and mail them to:

Alpine Bank
Fairdale Relief Fund
PO Box 280
Kirkland, IL 60146

Alpine Bank will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Kirkland Food Pantry to help serve the victims of Thursday’s tornado in Fairdale. Between now, and Friday April 17 – please help us fill several boxes for these families. Boxes will be located at Alpine Bank Branches at E. State, Belvidere Downtown, Highcrest, and Kirkland. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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New Kirkland Police Officer Sworn In

The Village of Kirkland swore in a new police officer on 1/20/15.

The new officer’s name is Dan Monaco and he is a Kirkland resident.

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Mortgage Relief Project

mortgage-debtStruggling to hold onto your home?
Behind on mortgage payments?
Nearing foreclosure?

The Mortgage Relief Project, which is part of the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network can help!

Click here to read more!

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2013 Pickin in the Park

Kirkland’s 5th annual Pickin’ In The Park

pickininthepark2011Wed. August 14th, 2013 – 6pm-10pm

In Franklin Township Park
South Street, Kirkland

Food.. Music.. Raffles..
Plain old fun!!!

Mark your calender and save the date!!


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Prevailing Wage Ordinance

At the June 3, 2013 General Board meeting, the village board of trustees unanimously voted to pass the Prevailing Wage Ordinance for 2013. You can read the ordinance via the link listed below.

Ordinance 13-03 Prevailing Wage

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Direct Energy Fuel Mix Report

Following is the Direct Energy PJM system-Wide Generation Fuel Mix report which shows where the sources of the electricity supplied are being gathered. Click on the link to read the full report.

Direct Energy

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Hortense Street Bridge

Following is the breakdown of the recently repaired Hortense Street Bridge, showing the financial obligations incurred by all parties. Click on the link to open the document.

Hortense St Bridge

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Waste Management Yardwaste Increase

Waste Management has announced that a price increase to yardwaste stickers will be effective for any stickers purchased after January 1, 2013. Click on link below for further information.

WM Yardwaste 2013

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