Welcome to Loves Park, "The City with a Heart."
Loves Park is a flourishing residential, commercial, and industrial community in northern Illinois.  Located 80 miles Northwest of Chicago, Loves Park is situated along the beautiful Rock River and is adjacent to the City of Rockford, Illinois.  Whether you are looking for a state park for boating and fishing, renown educational facilities, a booming commercial and industrial sector, or a minor league baseball game, Loves Park is a close-knit community that offers it all!
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Alpine Road Reconstruction Frequently Asked Questions
Beginning on April 6, the City of Loves Park will begin the long-awaited reconstruction of Alpine Road within the City limits. 
Alpine Road was constructed in the 1970’s and the pavement has deteriorated to the point that a full removal and replacement is
required.  The road will be completely rebuilt as a brand new asphalt pavement.  Listed below are some frequently asked
questions that have been brought up to the City about this important project:
How long will the project last?
Alpine Road will be reconstructed in three phases so that each phase can be completed within one construction season.  The first
phase of the project will start on Monday April 6 and will be completed before the end of August 2015.

What are the project limits?
This first phase of the project will start at Riverside Boulevard and end about 500 feet north of Rivington Road.  A portion of
Windsor Road will also be reconstructed along with the ramps to Forest Hills Road.  The bridge over Forest Hills Road will be
repaired by the County, but not replaced.

Why will the road be closed?
Repairs to the bridge will require that it be closed to traffic for a period of three months.  The bridge closure will require a detour
route using Forest Hills Road.   Since the bridge will be closed, the City will take advantage of the traffic detour to have the
contractor work to complete portions of the project as quickly as possible.

How will I get to local businesses?
Access to all businesses north of Forest Hills Road will be maintained for “local traffic only” through the construction work zone. 
The road will be completely closed for several weeks south of Forest Hills Road, so traffic will have to use Riverside or Forest
Hills to temporarily visit local businesses.

Since the City does not levy a property tax, how will this project be paid for?
Alpine Road is one of the projects being funded by the City of Loves Park 1% sales tax that was approved by voters in 2014.

Will there be sidewalks?
Yes.  As part of the project, the City is installing sidewalks along Alpine Road.  New traffic signals will include pedestrian
crossing signals.

What comes next?
Once the first phase of this project is complete later this summer, engineers will begin working on the design for the second phase
up to Croydon Avenue, which will be rebuilt in 2016.  The final phase will be the reconstruction of the Harlem and Alpine
intersection area in 2017.

Senior Citizen Notice of available discounts
Loves Park residents 62 years old & older are eligible for a discount on their Rock River Disposal garbage collection rate.  In
addition, residents 65 years & older are eligible for a dicount on their water bills.  Proof of age is required.  Apply at the Loves
Park City Clerk's Office, 100 Heart Boulevard, Loves Park, IL 61111, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.  If you have any
questions on these discount programs, please call 815-654-5034.

Notice to water customers
To better serve the citizens of the City of Loves Park, the Loves Park Water Department is now able to accept Visa, Mastercard
and Discover credit cards for payment of water bills.  This service is currently available, in person and via the telephone, at the
Water Department facility located at 5440 Walker Avenue, Loves Park, IL 61111 or by phone at 815-877-1421 ext. 8676.

Total Compensation Report for FY2014
In compliance with The Illinois Open Meeting Act, an Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund employer must post the total
compensation package for each employee receiving a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000.00 per year.

The  City of Loves Park, Illinois Total Compensation Report for all City employees with total compensation packages that exceed
$75,000.00 annually is available to the public, and is posted in the lobby at Loves Park City Hall, 100 Heart Blvd., Loves Park.,
Illinois, 61111.

A complete copy of the most recently adopted salary and benefit detail can be obtained through the loves Park City Clerk's
Office, 815-654-5034, during regular business hours, 8AM-5PM, M-F. (posted 7/23/2013, 1:00 PM)

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2014 Water Quality Report
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