SWALCO to host chemical waste collection event
The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) will host a household chemical waste collection event from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 29 at the Fox Lake Streets Department, 216 Washington Ave. Accepted materials include aerosol products, antifreeze and motor oil, fertilizer/herbicides/pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs/CFLs, furniture stripper and varnishes, gasoline and kerosene, household batteries (lithium and rechargeable only), household cleaners, oil-based paints and paint removers, and prescription and over-the-counter medicines and supplements (people and pet). Latex paint, business and medical waste, farm chemicals, propane tanks, lead-acid and alkaline batteries, explosives, construction/demolition debris, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and household electronics will not be accepted. For more information, call (847) 336-9340 or visit www.swalco.org.
Old Havana theme of annual BYFS fundraising gala
Barrington Youth & Family Services (BYFS) will present Viva! An Evening in Old Havana, its annual fundraising gala, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. April 22 at Barrington Hills Country Club, 300 W. County Line Road. The event includes cocktails and a silent auction at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a live auction at 7:30 p.m., and dancing and live music with the Andrew Blake Band. The setting will reflect the culture and overall vibe of 1950s Cuba. Tickets are $85 (individual) and $1,665 (table of 10). Proceeds will benefit BYFS, which offers counseling, education and prevention solutions to support the social, emotional and psychological well-being of youth and their families in the Barrington area. To RSVP, and for more information, call BYFS at (847) 381-0345 or visit www.barringtonbyfs.org.
Public hearing on budget to be held at Lake Bluff Village Hall
The village announced its Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing on the Tentative Budget of the Village of Lake Bluff at 7 p.m. April 24 in the Village Hall Board Room, 40 E. Center Ave. Copies of the budget (for the period commencing May 1 and ending April 30, 2018) are available for public inspection at Village Hall, the Public Safety Building, 45 E. Center Ave., and at the Lake Bluff Public Library, 123 E. Scranton Ave., at all times during regular business hours — and on the village website (www.lakebluff.org). During the public hearing, attendees will have an opportunity to voice their opinions on the Tentative Budget. For more information, call (847) 234-0774 or visit www.lakebluff.org.
Lincolnshire Police Dept. to host AARP Smart Driver Course
The Lincolnshire Police Department, 1 Olde Half Day Road, will host a AARP Smart Driver Course from 8 a.m. to noon April 26 and 27. Participants must attend both sessions to receive a certificate. No tests are required. Upon completion of the course, certificate holders may be eligible to receive an auto insurance discount. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. To register, visit www.aarp.org/drive. For more information, contact Officer Bethany Brown via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 913-2350 — or visit www.lincolnshireil.gov.
Styer earns Highland Park’s 2017 Humanitarian Award
The village announced that James Styer is the recipient of the 2017 City of Highland Park Humanitarian Award. The city’s Human Relations Commission selected Styer for his outstanding service to the community. As a senior member of the Highland Park Hospital Board of Directors, Styer was instrumental in the establishment of the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park (HFHP), which supports a broad base of health-related needs in the area by giving grant money to various non-profit groups. Through his involvement in HFHP, Styer has facilitated the establishment and growth of Friends for Health, Commmunity: The Anti-Drug and the Highland Park/Highwood Legal Aid Clinic, among others. in addition, he worked to negotiate the merger of Highland Park and Evanston hospitals. For more information, call the Human Relations Commission at (847) 432-4110 or visit www.cityhpil.com.
Vernon Hills Road improvement project scheduled to get underway
The village announced that its 2017 Road Rehabilitation Project is scheduled to begin April 24 (weather permitting) and be substantially completed by early July. Resurfacing, curb and gutter replacement, and drainage improvement work will be performed on a portion of Sycamore Street (from Gregg’s Parkway south to the entrance monument into Muirfield Village), New Century Town #1 Association, Westwood Unit 1 and 2 Association (including Sullivan Drive and Creekside Drive), Plymouth Farms Road and Fairway Drive (between Route 60 and Bunker Court). Work will be done on one side of the street at a time at New Century Town #1 and Westwood Unit 1 and 2 to allow street parking for residents during curb removal and replacement along driveways. Homeowners will be allowed to park overnight on adjacent streets during that phase of the project. During construction, weekly updates will be posted on the Public Works section of the village website (www.vernonhills.org). For more information, call (847) 367-3726 or visit www.vernonhills.org.
Hawthorn Woods Environmental Committee to host Arbor Day Tree Give-Away
In celebration of the village being named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the second year in a row, the Village of Hawthorn Woods Environmental Committee will host the Arbor Day 2017 Tree Give-Away from 9 a.m. to noon April 29 at the Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center, 94 Midlothian Road. Tree seedlings, good for transplanting at homes and businesses, will be given away (free of charge) while quantities last. The available trees — Burr Oak, Swamp White Oak, Hackberry and Red Oak — were harvested from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources State Nursery in downstate Topeka. For more information, call (847) 438-5500 or visit www.vhw.org