Why Do You Need Nixle, a Free Message System?
Do you want to be the first to know what is happening in your town that can affect anything from your safety to your commute? The Lake in the Hills Police Department and Nixle are ready to send you emergency alerts and community updates about potential risks, traffic incidents, severe weather, criminal activity, missing persons, community events, emergency information, and more.
Three Easy Ways to Register
- Use the sign-up form at the bottom of this page
- Text the LITH zip code (60156) to 888777
- Visit the Nixle website. Create an account by using your email and choosing a password. Enter a cell phone number where you would like to receive messages. Click "I accept. Sign Me Up!"
Additional Registration Information
Once you are registered, you can text STOP to 888777 to stop receiving alerts and messages at any time.
Do you travel? Have to commute for work? Visit another town for shopping? Want to know what is going on in another area? After you confirm, you can reply with up to five (5) other zip codes that you might want to receive alerts. This means that if you do not live in LITH, you can still add us to your Nixle alerts if you live close by, commute through the Village, or shop in the area. What affects us still may affect you if you are in the area.
Customize Your Messages
Visit the Nixle website to customize your messaging options. You can select if you want to receive only urgent emergency alerts, or if you would like advisories and community messages about events as well. You can also search for and add other agencies too.
Visiting or Attending Local Festivals
When visiting local festivals (Rockin’ Ribfest, National Night Out, Summer Sunset Fest) this is also be a way for quick communication to advise festival goers of any potential safety issues (i.e. weather) that may affect their visit.