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Crime Prevention Information/Tips and Alerts
Crime Alerts
As a reminder with it being darker sooner, check to ensure that your garage door is closed.

Home Safety
1. Lock your doors and windows when you’re not at home. Burglars prefer an easy way into your home. Close your garage door if you’re not working in the garage and double check them before you go to bed at night.

2. Consider putting some lights on timers at night. They can make it easier for you to get around if you come home after dark and its harder for the bad guys to hide.

3. Have somebody you trust watch your house when you go on vacation. Maybe consider putting your house on a vacation watch here at the Grayslake Police Department.

Vehicle Safety
1. Lock your vehicle if you’re not in it or when you won’t be able to watch it. Even if you’re at home.

2. Don’t keep items of value in plain sight or take them out of the vehicle completely. Cell phones, Cameras, Computers, Keys, Vehicle titles, etc. Bad guys can not only sell your stuff for money but can get a lot of personal information from you about your home, family and friends.

For any questions, please call the Grayslake Police Department at (847) 223-2341.

Don't Be a Victim of Home Improvement Fraud
Every summer homeowners unknowingly hire unlicensed contractors that often provide poor or incomplete work. These contractors repeatedly go door-to-door and make unusual price offers to unsuspecting homeowners for work such as driveway seal coating, landscaping, roofing, chimney repair, pool repair, and other types of work. The elderly are often targeted by these types of contractors. Below are some suggested ways homeowners can protect themselves against home improvement fraud:

  • Ask the contractor to present their Village issued solicitors permit, which is required by Village ordinance.
  • If the price is too good to be true, then it probably is.
  • Only accept bids from and hire contractors that you have contacted.
  • Rely on resources such as the internet for gathering information on a company.

For more information click the following:
www.ilga.gov

Before performing home improvement projects, be sure to obtain a building permit from the Village. Contractors performing certain types of home improvement work are required to have proper State licensing which is verified through the Building Department's permitting process.