The Village of Skokie provides a comprehensive and effective street lighting program for all Village-owned residential, arterial, and collector streets within the Village boundaries. Often, though, residents and business owners are interested in additional lighting in the alley areas behind their property.
To provide an option for alley lighting, the Village manages a cooperative Alley Lighting Program through which lights can be placed in alleys at a low cost to the property owner.
For an annual charge of $95 paid directly to the Village, the Village of Skokie will arrange to install, maintain, and provide electricity for a street lamp in the alley behind a resident’s home or business establishment. Groups of property owners can get together to request a light, and the Village is able to divide the cost on the water bills of all property owners involved.
The Traffic Engineering Division's primary goals are to ensure the safe, efficient, and economical operation of vehicular and pedestrian traffic within the Village, and to preserve and improve the safety and general quality of the respective residential, business, and industrial areas of the Village for issues involving transportation matters. This division is also responsible for maintaining street lights, operation of traffic signals, traffic control signage and pavement markings.
Reviews and inspections regarding private development projects for conformance with Village Code and ordinances is also a primary function of the division, as well as providing engineering assistance to other divisions, commissions, and task forces.
Many of the more heavily used roads in Skokie such as Crawford Avenue, McCormick Boulevard, Old Orchard Road and Skokie Boulevard are not under Skokie's jurisdiction. View the jurisdictions of various Skokie roadways.