Village of Manhattan 

Memories with Progress

PUBLIC NOTICE - Village of Manhattan - Request for Qualifications






The Village of Manhattan is requesting Statements of Qualifications from IDOT prequalified engineering firms for Phase II (Design) and Phase III (Construction) Engineering Services for the US Route 52 @ Smith Road STP Intersection Project.  The purpose of this improvement is to eliminate the unsafe angle of intersection between US Route 52 and Gougar Road by relocating Gougar Road south to intersect US Route at 90º.  Channelization will also be provided at the existing intersection of US Route 52 and Smith Road, as well as at the relocated/new intersection of US Route 52 and Gougar Road.  Consultants should demonstrate the following:


  1. Firm’s general background
  2. Firm’s prior experience with both Phase II (Design) and Phase III (Construction) engineering for Federal-Aid street improvement projects (provide a minimum of three, relevant projects for each phase with municipal references).
  3. Key project personnel; including subconsultants.  
  4. Familiarity with IDOT construction documentation requirements.


Three paper copies of the responding firm’s Statement of Qualification are to be submitted no later than 4:00 PM on March 16, 2018.  Statements of qualifications are to be submitted to the attention of the Village Administrator, Village of Manhattan, 260 Market Place, Manhattan, IL 60442.

Historical Museum Presents Exploring Quilting

What is more comforting on a blustery winter’s night than a warm quilt especially one handmade with love.  One can gain an appreciation of the time, talent and artistic designs, which go into quilt making, at the Manhattan Township Historical Museum on March 3 from 10 am until 2 pm. The Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group will display many of their projects at this free exhibit at 255 S. State in downtown Manhattan.

2018 Manhattan Irish Fest

Here is the schedule for the Entertainment at Irish Fest.

If you plan on attending, come on in to Village Hall to purchase your admission button at the pre-sale price of $7! If you wait until the day of the event the admission button is $10.

Admission to ALL festival activities, as well as the festival grounds, requires each visitor to have an admission button. Children under 7 are free, when accompanied by an adult with button(s).

To find a complete schedule of activities over the 2 day festival please visit their website:

March 20, 2018 General Primary Election Early Voting Sites Dates & Hours

Below is a list of Early Voting sites and their dates and hours for the upcoming March 20, 2018 General Primary Election. 

The link for the Early and Grace Period Voting Sites on the Will County Clerk's website is:

Click on this link to get the printable list of Early and Grace Period sites, dates and hours: 


Pace Dial A Ride

Have places to go, but no way to get there? The Village of Manhattan and Manhattan Township has an answer. We have partnered with Pace to provide affordable rides for our citizens. Our agreement allows citizens to travel anywhere in Will County. The cost for this service is $4.00 for the first 20 miles and then $1.00 per mile thereafter. For more information, please see our brochure.

Citizen's Police Academy

Would you like to know how your local police agencies operate? Come join us to find out what goes on behind the scenes of police calls and traffic stops!

Citizen Police Academy

Will County Sheriff's Building

16911 W. Laraway Rd., Joliet, IL

March 1, 2018 through May 17, 2018

7:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.

Polar Plunge for Illinois Special Olympics 2018

The Manhattan Police Department will be participating in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Illinois. Their team name is the "Subzero Squad". Come out and cheer them on!

The Plunge is on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. They will be plunging at Leisure Lakes in Joliet, IL located at 21900 SW Frontage Rd.

If you would like to support the team in raising funds for the Illinois Special Olympics please visit:

Cash or check can be taken at the Manhattan Police Department located at 240 Market Place. Please make all checks payable to “Special Olympics Illinois.” All proceeds go directly to Special Olympics.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Officer Beauchamp at
We hope to see everyone at the Plunge!

Prevent Your Water Lines From Freezing

Even though temperatures may be warming up, there is still a high probability of water lines freezing/bursting. Please take every precaution, especially if you live in the older section of Manhattan.

Due to the prolonged freeze, we would like to remind everyone of the possibility of frozen water service lines.  If, in the past, you have experienced such a freeze or think your lines may be freezing, please run a small amount of water from an inside faucet to stop possible freezing or burst pipes.

Additional tips can be found on the American Red Cross website: Winter Storm Safety

Snow Removal

Winter is upon us and that means colder weather and the possibility of snow. We strongly recommend that you delay clearing your driveway until the snow plows have cleaned the  majority of your street.  Village ordinances prohibit the discharge of snow onto the Village streets. This  illegally placed snow may freeze or become compacted and create a hazard for you and other motorists.

Winter Parking Reminder and Tips

Please note there is No Parking on all streets after a two inch (2") snowfall or one inch (1") ice buildup. (Ord. 682, 12-1-1998).

 Ord. 1188, 11-18-1-11: DEPOSITING OF SNOW AND SLUSH UPON PUBLIC STREETS AND SIDEWALKS PROHIBITED: No snow or slush removed from private property by way of shoveling, plowing or blowing shall be deposited upon any village sidewalk or the paved section of any public road, street or highway within the village. (Ord. 611, 1-17-1995)



Northpoint Update 9/13/2017

Village of Manhattan Northpoint Development Update

The Village is providing this information in accordance with our commitment to keep citizens updated on the Village’s dealings with Northpoint Development. 


Did you know….

The Village of Manhattan Mayor & Board of Trustees Honor our students, sports teams, educational achievements and more?

STAR Awards are given at each Village Board Meeting.

Do you want to recognize a student, or team for their achievements? Contact Shelly Lewis for more information at (815) 418-2041 or email to



Operation Care Package

Operation Care Package is located at 120 Jessie Street, Manhattan, IL. The volunteer group prepares packages for the troops every Wednesday and sends about 150 packages each week to deployed soldiers.

Preventing Bicycle Theft in our Community

The Manhattan Police Department is pleased to offer residents bicycle registry. For a one-time $3.00 fee cyclists can register their investment by providing the department with their name, phone number, Make/Model, Serial Number and color of their bike. For families registering their bicycles, the fee is $3.00 for the first bicycle and $2.00 for each additional. A permanent numbered tag will be affixed to the frame to further aid in identifying your property.

Registering makes the recovery process more likely. Too many bicycles end up in evidence rooms, unclaimed, due to no owner information. Should your bicycle become lost or stolen, make a report to the Manhattan Police Department.


To have your bicycle registered, please contact the Manhattan Police Department, at 815-478-4408, to schedule an appointment Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Recycle Electronics & Fluorescent Lighting

NOTICE: On February 20, 2016 Electronic Recycling will permanently close at the township garage located at 24645 S. Eastern Ave. This is due to changes that are happening with the Will County Green program. For more information you can visit their website at

The closest locations to recycle electronics:

New Lenox Township
1100 S. Cedar Road
New Lenox, IL 60451

2nd and 4th Wednesday 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (lines will be cutoff at 7:00 P.M.)

Limit 2 Televisions per vehicle
ID required to prove Will County area residency

Lockport Public Works  
17112 Prime Blvd 
Lockport, IL 60441

Open Tuesdays and Fridays only from 6:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Limit 2 Televisions per vehicle
ID required to prove Will County area residency


Identity Theft

The Manhattan Police Department is currently investigating a few incidents of identity thefts in which the US Mail awaiting pick up in rural mailboxes (with flags) may have been stolen prior to the US Mail Carrier's arrival. 

Manhattan Drone Regulations

One of this year’s hottest holiday gifts is a drone.  You may have heard about the FAA enacting regulations pertaining to drones.   Did you know that the Village of Manhattan also has regulations that govern the flight of drones? 

Will County Text to 9-1-1

Will County provided this news release:

For anyone who needs help immediately, but can't talk to a 911 dispatcher, a new option has been launched this week by Will County.

Will County 9-1-1 is offering text-to-911 service for anyone within the county. Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile customers can text their exact location and the nature of their emergency to 911 and a dispatcher will respond.

Golf Cart Information

All Golf Carts are required to be inspected and registered with the Manhattan Police Department. The cost of golf cart inspections/registrations is $50.00 annually. Golf Carts can only be operated on Village of Manhattan Streets,(see attached map).  A properly registered and inspected golf cart is considered a motor vehicle and all applicable state laws and local ordinances apply to its use on the Village Streets.


Unlocked Vehicles and Open Garage Doors

Manhattan Police Officers during routine neighborhood patrols continue to find unlocked vehicles and open garage doors. Residents are asked to please secure their property by locking vehicle doors and closing garage doors especially during the overnight hours.

ComEd Enhanced Outage Communications

Subscribe to the Outage Alert program administered by ComEd's partner, AGENT511, and you can receive text messages that alert you of estimated restoration times and other important outage information affecting your ComEd service.

IDOT Travel Midwest Mobile App

IDOT has come out with a new Smartphone app called Travel Midwest Mobile.  This app is completely free and available on Android and Apple phones.  This app allows commuters to access travel times and road conditions before getting on the road.

Crime Alert

The Manhattan Police Department would like to advise residents of a current trend resulting in Daytime Residential Burglaries occurring within the Village and immediate surrounding area. Occurrences ranging from S. US Rt. 52 (Pauling Rd) to Sunset Lakes, Hanover Subdivision and unincorporated Carriage Ln (Will County Sherriff’s Police jurisdiction) have been reported.

Energy Saving Checklist

Smart ways to save money:

* Turn down the thermostat especially when leaving your house and at night. Consider installing a timer so you don’t have to remember to do it yourself. Set the temperature as low in the winter and as high in the summer as your comfort allows.

Village of Manhattan 260 Market Place, Manhattan, IL 60442 815-418-2100 Village Hall Hours are M-F 9:00am - 5:00pm