The Town of St. John believes participation in Halloween trick-or treating is an individual or family decision. Residents who would like to participate may leave their porch light on, and those who choose not to participate may leave their light off. If Governor Holcomb or the State or County Health Department issues an executive order regarding this activity, the Town encourages residents to follow it. We also encourage residents to follow CDC guidelines regarding trick-or-treating. Trick-or-Treating hours will be 5-7pm on October 31.
Located 24 miles southeast of Chicago, St. John is filled with quiet neighborhoods, quality schools and churches. St. John is a well planned community. An extensive bicycle and pedestrian trail winds through lovely subdivisions. Over 20 well equipped parks and an active Park program provides a myriad of activities for our residents. We have many local specialty shops and selected larger retail stores. So whether you have a growing family, are empty nesters or somewhere in between you'll find we are close enough to urban areas to make it a short drive there and yet far enough away to be a refuge of quiet simplicity.
A Town You Can Call HOME.
Top Rated Indiana Schools
St. John, Indiana is home to many of Indiana's top rated public and private schools including Lake Central, Kolling, St. John the Evangelist, Crown Point Christian, and Illiana Christian. A great town to raise a family!
No matter what corner you end up nearby, you will find some of the most eye catching communities in Northwest Indiana filled with homes of every style and look alongside bike paths, trees, and even small ponds.
Local Activities at Every Corner
Bike and walk paths, golf courses, local sport fields and complex, restaurants and stores for every need, and much more are found throughout St. John and lets people of any age keep busy during any day of the week.
The Town of St. John, Lake County, Indiana, Regular Meetings of the Economic Development Committee scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 2020; Tuesday, November 24, 2020; and Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., have been cancelled due to the holidays and a lack of business.
New Notification System
The Town of St. John has a new method of communication between Town Hall and residents to provide alerts, advisories, and community messages via text, email, robocall, or your choice of any and all. The Town encourages everyone to sign up. Smart911 Powered by RAVE does not charge subscribers to send or receive SMS (text) messages. Standard or other messaging charges apply depending upon your wireless carrier plan and subscription details. Once registered, you can opt out of SMS (text) messages at any time by texting STOP to 67283 or 226787. When you register YOU control how the town can reach you and what type of messages you want to receive. You may also add addition information about any other people living at your location, special needs and/or medications, pets, etc. All information is encrypted and only visible to the 911 operators for a few minutes after any calls to 911. The Town of St. John cannot see any information you provide.
You can register for this FREE service by doing one of the following:
1. Download the Smart911 app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
2. You may also sign-up online.
For emergencies, always dial 911. For non-emergencies unrelated to this system, call 219-660-0000. The St. John Police Department can be reached at (219) 365-6032.
Masks should be worn in all public spaces
Per Lake County Health Department’s COVID-19 Public Health Order 20-01, which is currently in effect, masks should be worn in all public spaces. If you are attending a public meeting or public hearing, a mask should be worn. The order allows town personnel to ask anyone not wearing a mask to leave the building until they return with one.
19th Safest City in America
SafeWise has ranked the Town of St. John as the 19th safest city in America. Click here for a list of all of the awards won by the Town of St. John.
Safest City in Indiana
The Town of St John has been named the safest city in Indiana. Click here for a list of all of the awards won by the Town of St. John.
3rd Best Place to live in Indiana
The Town of St John has been named the 3rd best place to live in Indiana. Click here for a list of all of the awards won by the Town of St. John.