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

Oct 29

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

Posted on October 29, 2020 at 12:53 PM 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

Oct 29

Cary Downtown Strategic Plan

Posted on October 29, 2020 at 12:53 PM by Susan Greene

The Village is continuing to work on the creation of a Downtown Strategic Plan. The purpose is to create a strategic plan to identify, initiate and implement design and development improvements to create a welcoming, fun and safe downtown.

The Village welcomes your input. Send your thoughts, suggestions and ideas to

For more information, view the Downtown Cary Strategic Plan.
Oct 28

2021 Election Petition Packets Available

Posted on October 28, 2020 at 5:08 PM 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 
To qualify to hold office a candidate must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a registered voter in the Village of Cary
  • Reside in the Village at least one year preceding the election
  • Must not be in arrears in the payment of any tax or other indebtedness due to the Village
  • Must not have been convicted in any court located in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury or other felony.
Petition Packets are also available for viewing and printing, along with additional information on the Village's Election Filing Information webpage.

Petition filing will begin at 8:30 am on December 14, 2020 and will close at 5:00 pm on December 21, 2020. Village Hall will be open Monday thru Friday's from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm to receive filings.