Community Communications

The Village of Northbrook utilizes a variety of tools to communicate and connect with residents and businesses.

Emergency Notifications

The Village uses Northbrook Notify to send voice and text and/or email messages to businesses and residents during local emergencies. Northbrook Notify messages pertain to time-sensitive, common-interest issues such as emergency street closures, police activity, or tornado warnings. These messages supplement other communication modes and public safety/first responder services. Sign up here - please note that this form automatically signs you up for non-emergency notifications as well. The Village will not share any personal information.

In addition to Northbrook Notify, anyone can text 60062 to 888777 to sign up for emergency text-only messages.

Social Media

The Village and Police Department use social media to engage the community and to share timely information about Village services, programs, events, and activities. Like and follow us on the following platforms!

Northbrook Police Department Social Media

The Northbrook Police Department uses social media to provide real-time updates and share information on police activity. The pages are also used to post public safety announcements, inclement weather updates, safety tips, and Northbrook news to engage with the community.

Social Media Policy

Read the Village’s social media policy for the purpose, terms of use, and comment posting guidelines on the Village’s social media platforms. 


The Village sends a weekly Northbrook Voice E-Newsletter with Northbrook news, events, and community updates. Additional e-newsletters are sent as needed for pertinent information. Sign up here - please note that this form automatically signs you up for emergency notifications as well.

Are you signed up but not receiving emails? Check your spam or junk mail folder for a message from The Village of Northbrook <> and the subject line "Northbrook Voice E-Newsletter."

Simplicity App

You can now get Village of Northbrook updates straight to your smartphone! We are proud to introduce our mobile friendly app, Simplicity. Using the Simplicity app, you can quickly get important community updates, announcements, and upcoming events all in one place. The application is free and available for download on the App Store or Google Play Store.

The Simplicity app does not require registration and does not collect any personal data. After installing the app, you just need to search for Northbrook and then select topics of interest to receive personalized notifications. Updates and announcements are published in real-time – you will be notified immediately if you have push notifications turned on. 

Northbrook Voice Newsletter

Residents and businesses receive a bi-monthly newsletter by mail six times a year. Each newsletter contains information about Village services, programs, events, and activities. View the most recent newsletter or archived newsletters.

Village Happenings

Do you have an event or notice you’d like included in the Village’s bi-monthly print newsletter? Submit your information through this form. Notices are selected as space permits for non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-partisan events only. Agencies are limited to three submissions per newsletter. 

Deadlines to Submit:

  • January/February Newsletter: Submit by December 1
  • March/April Newsletter: Submit by February 1
  • May/June Newsletter: Submit by April 1
  • July/August Newsletter: Submit by June 1
  • September/October Newsletter: Submit by August 1
  • November/December Newsletter: Submit by October 1

NCTV Cable Channel 17

Northbrook Community Television, NCTV Cable Channel 17, is a government-access channel geared towards Northbrook residents and businesses. NCTV programming includes Village Board and Plan Commission meetings, general Village information, and emergency updates, as well as Park District and Library programs. AT&T subscribers can tune to Channel 99 and search "Northbrook" to view NCTV.

Downtown Banners

The Village of Northbrook displays banners on light poles throughout the downtown for the following community events, initiatives, and organizations:

  • Art in the Park
  • Garden Club
  • Flamingo Fridays
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Progress Pride Flags
  • Farmers Market
  • Northbrook Grand Prix
  • Northbrook Days
  • Northbrook Bluehawks
  • Brewfest
  • Shermerfest
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Substance Abuse Awareness Month
  • Holiday Banners
  • Illuminate Northbrook
  • Cultural Fair
  • Earth Month

American Flags to be mounted in honor of Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Veterans Day.