Village to host public hearing on Comprehensive Plan
The village announced that the Plan Commission & Zoning Board of Appeals (PCZBA) will host an open house public hearing concerning updates to Long Grove’s Comprehensive Plan at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at The Grove Country Club, 3217 Route 53. Long Grove’s most recent Comprehensive Plan was completed in 1999, and the village has been working on updating it for the last 18 months. Public hearings are required by state statute to make any modifications to such documents. Prior to attending the public hearing, residents are encouraged to visit the Comprehensive Plan website (www.longgrovecompplan.wordpress.com) for automatic updates as new information is posted. The village also will reach out to community members via direct postcard mailings, the village newsletter and Connect-CTY, a village-to-resident notification system. For more information, call Village Planner James Hogue at (847) 634-9440 or visit www.longgrove.net.
Lincolnshire Art Fest to be held at Village Green
The village announced that the Lincolnshire Art Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13 at Village Green, located at Olde Half Day Road and Milwaukee Avenue. The event includes fine art and crafts (in a variety of mediums and price points) created by more than 100 juried artists from around the country, as well as interactive art demonstrations, an art scavenger hunt, booth chats with artists and other art-related activities. The Lincolnshire Art Fest, celebrating its 20th year, also includes live music and a variety of food and drink vendors. Admission is free. For more information, call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Balogh named new School Resource Officer at Mundelein High
The village reported that Officer Stephen Balogh of the Mundelein Police Department will join the Mundelein High School staff as a School Resource Officer (SRO) when the 2017-18 school year begins on Aug. 14. Balogh will succeed Officer Sarah Wirth. Originally from Palatine, Balogh earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and began a career as an elementary school teacher. After several years of teaching in Illinois and Arizona, Balogh changed his career direction to law enforcement and served for three years with the Avondale (Arizona) Police Department before joining the Mundelein Police Department. For more information, call (847) 949-2200 or visit www.d120.org.
Historical Society temporarily closed due to flood
The Grayslake Historical Society and Museum, 164 Hawley St., will be closed through Aug. 18 due to damage sustained during the recent flood. The museum is scheduled to reopen at 10 a.m. Aug. 19 with a special “Reminisce Session” about Gray’s Lake, the body of water that inspired the community’s name. Refreshments will be served. In addition, the museum’s newest exhibition, “The Lure of Gray’s Lake,” will be open for viewing after the session. A goodwill donation of $3 for adults and $1 for children is suggested. For more information, call (847) 223-8515 or visit www.villageofgrayslake.com.
Youth Services Division offers After School Club
The city announced that the Highland Park Youth Services Division is now accepting registration for the 2017-18 After School Club, a program designed to meet the after-school needs of families with children in grades 6-8 who are Highland Park residents or attend Highland Park schools. The club will meet from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday (on full days of school) at the Firehouse Youth Center, 1830 Green Bay Road. The program includes a homework study room (with homework assistance), a variety of board games, arcade games, video games, pool tables, table tennis and air hockey tables, as well as the use of Sunset Park for supervised outdoor play. Fees vary based on the number of days a child attends the program. Transportation will be provided from School District 112 middle schools to the Firehouse Youth Center. Registration forms and participation waivers are available online at www.cityhpil.com. The registration deadline is Aug. 11. For more information, call Manager of Youth and Senior Services Laura Frey at (847) 432-4110 or visit www.cityhpil.com.
School Dist. names Gray, Ptashkin to administrative posts
The Barrington 220 School District Board of Education recently approved two new administrative assignments: Chelsea Gray as Special Services Coordinator and Samantha Ptashkin as Director of Communications. Gray, previously an assistant principal for student services with Deerfield School District 109, replaces Lindsay Tiritilli, who was promoted to Director of Special Services. Ptashkin, previously a television news reporter for KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas, replaces Morgan Delack. For more information, call (847) 381-6300 or visit www.barrington220.org.
Lakemoor Fest offers wide variety of activities
The village announced that Lakemoor Fest will be held from 4-11 p.m. Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to midnight Aug. 12 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at Morrison Park, 233 Rand Road. The event includes daily carnival rides, a variety of food and beverage vendors, the Kids Fishing Derby (ages 15 and under), a treasure hunt (ages 3-12), a horseshoe tournament and beanbag tournament ($20 per team), and a fireworks show (9:30 p.m. Aug. 12). Live music includes Modern Day Romeos (8 p.m. Aug. 11), Hans and the Hormones (7 p.m. Aug. 12) and additional live entertainment on Aug. 13. Admission is free. For more information, call (815) 385-1117 or visit www.lakemoor.net.
Grant to upgrade fruit and veggie options at 11 schools
Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 reported that students at 11 Waukegan elementary schools will see an increase in fruit and vegetable options in the 2017-18 school year via a grant totaling more than $280,000. The grant was awarded as part of the Illinois State Board of Education’s Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program (FFVP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program earmarks funds to states for distribution to schools already participating in the USDA’s National School Lunch Program. The program’s goal is to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to students at least twice a week. Waukegan’s Clark, Hyde Park, Greenwood, Lyon, McCall, Little Fort, Oakdale, Washington, Whittier, Clearview and Glenwood elementary schools are among 270 schools in Illinois to receive funding through a FFVP grant. For more information , call (224) 303-1000 or visit www.wps60.org.
–Lake County News Briefs–