Village of Manhattan 

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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.

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