Communications and Outreach

The Communications and Outreach Department is responsible for coordinating and disseminating village news and information to the public using a variety of media formats including electronic, print, web and social media.

For questions or concerns regarding village communications, please contact Communications and Outreach Director Allison Albrecht at (847) 923-4710 or via email

Weekly E-Newsletter

The Village of Schaumburg offers a free weekly e-newsletter that is distributed Friday morning to anyone interested in learning more about village services, programs and events. Several special e-newsletters are also distributed covering topics of special interest. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time using a link within the e-newsletter. 

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Quarterly Published Print Newsletter, The Cracker Barrel

The Cracker Barrel is a full-color print newsletter that is published quarterly by the village and mailed to all residents and businesses in the Village of Schaumburg. 

2019 Editions

2018 Editions

For archive editions of the Cracker Barrel, please contact Communications and Outreach Director Allison Albrecht at (847) 923-4710 or via email

Press Releases

The village issues press releases to local media outlets to help announce newsworthy events and other information pertaining to village services, programs and public safety. 

Village Press Releases
Public Safety Press Releases

Schaumburg Snapshot Photo Submission Program

Submit your favorite photos of the people, places, architecture and scenery found in the Village of Schaumburg by uploading your images online to the Schaumburg Snapshot photo submission program. Photographers of all ages are eligible and the submitted images may have the opportunity to appear in village publications, social media channels and the village’s website.  Examples include photos of Schaumburg’s diverse environment and landscape; various architecture and businesses; people participating in cultural and community activities, and more.

Connect with the Village Using Social Media

The village is active on a variety of social media platforms to better connect and engage with the community it serves. Consider following the village on these platforms to get the latest information on events, stories and other news happening in Schaumburg.


The village has established a social media policy that is designed to maintain the integrity of the village's online presence and to ensure it is used in accordance with village guidelines that have been established by the village. View the social media policy.


The village partnered with Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods, to improve village-wide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications. With Nextdoor, Schaumburg residents can join private neighborhood websites to share information with neighbors. The village is posting information, such as important news, services, programs, public events, and emergency notifications to Nextdoor websites within the village to help build stronger, better informed neighborhoods throughout Schaumburg.

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Many public documents are available on this website. Those who can't find what they need on the village’s website are asked to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and the village will do its best to accommodate the request.

The village strives to provide public access to all village documents and processes consistent with legal requirements and privacy provisions.

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

Receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for the Northwest Central Dispatch System (serving Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg and Streamwood) Emergency Alert Program. This emergency notification system enables your Community to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as the village's response to severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.

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