- Jul 24, 2017
Last month the Village of Northbrook launched a new user-friendly website at www.northbrook.il.us. with information reorganized to make it both easily searchable and more intuitive. With a new mobile-friendly interface, the new site is also responsive to all devices, with the content of the page automatically adjusting or reformatting to the display on a phone, tablet or desktop computer.
To help minimize the time searching for the information visitors are looking for, a new centrally located search bar appears, as well as quick link buttons on frequently searched topics. A new mega drop down menu structure for the top navigation will allow visitors to find either specific information or just browse to scan the site.
The new site features a portal to the “Know Your Neighborhood” which allows a user to search an address and get information specifically related to that property, such as zoning, election precinct, trash pickup days and other property related statistics. Additionally, the new graphic link and departmental landing pages have been designed and rewritten to connect users with information. The “Contacting Us” page overviews the use of the Village’s service request systems, the Village’s staff directory and how to connect with the Village all on one page with links for users to get where they want to go next.
The Village is also in the process of adding a new feature Notify Me, which allows users to sign up for emails and texts for specific notices such as events, road construction and Village Board and Commission meeting notices and updates. Comments on the site can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Us button on the site.