Buffalo Grove raises age to 21 for tobacco products
The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center reported that that the Buffalo Grove Village Board recently approved an ordinance to increase the minimum legal sales age (MLSA) for tobacco products (including electronic cigarettes) to 21, effective Dec. 11. Buffalo Grove becomes the fifth Lake County community to adopt Tobacco 21 ordinances, joining Deerfield, Highland Park, Lincolnshire and Vernon Hills. Over the years, public health officials have worked to limit the tobacco industry’s ability to target youth. Policies that raise the MLSA help delay the onset of smoking by increasing the age difference between those who can purchase tobacco products and youth still attending secondary school. A 2015 report by the Institute of Medicine showed that raising the MLSA for tobacco products lowers the rate of youths (ages 15-17) who started smoking by 25 percent. For more information, call Tobacco Free Lake County at 847-377-8090 or contact Community Health Specialist Danielle Ryan at (847) 377-8108 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org — or visit www.lakecountyil.gov.
College of Lake County nets third ‘green’ award in year
The College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, received its third “green” award in the last 12 months, a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) silver rating from the Philadelphia-based Association for the Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS is a reporting process used for measuring “green” efforts in institutions, ranging from community colleges to four-year universities. The College of Lake County (CLC ) submitted a report to AASHE documenting best practices in 17 areas, covering academics, community engagement, campus operations and leadership, and including curriculum, purchasing practices and landscape management. CLC is one of seven community colleges in Illinois to achieve a silver star rating or better. CLC also received an exclusive Emerald Award for Building Innovation from the Illinois chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, in May, and was one of nine community colleges nationwide to receive a $10,000 Green Genome Award from the American Association of Community Colleges, in October 2106. For more information, call (847) 543-2000 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/gogreen.
Animal Care and Control offers clinic for pets
The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center’s Animal Care and Control Program will host a low-cost pet vaccination and microchip clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 9 at the Grayslake Police Department, 10 S. Seymour Ave. All animals brought to the clinic should be at least 4 months old. In addition, dogs must be leashed and cats must be placed in carriers. The cost for pets spayed/neutered is $20 (1-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag), $25 (1-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper) and $10 (distemper complex only). The cost for pets not spayed/neutered is $60 (1-year rabies vaccination and tag), $65 (1-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper) and $10 (distemper only). Microchips are $15 each. Cash payment (no checks or cards) is required at the time of vaccinations. For more information, call the Animal Care and Control facility at (847) 377-4700 or visit www.lakecountyil.gov.
Fire Protection Dist. to host Open House
The Long Grove Fire Protection District will host its 2017 Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at Fire Station 55, 1165 Old McHenry Road. The all-ages, family-friendly event includes touch-a-truck, an auto extrication demonstration, a residential fire sprinkler demonstration, a slide down the fire pole, a tour of the newly remodeled station, free hot dogs, popcorn and refreshments, and more. For more information, call (847) 634-3143 or visit www.longgrove.net.
Village opens new bike and pedestrian path
The Mundelein Public Works Department, in partnership with School District 75 and the Mundelein Park and Recreation District, recently completed a 1,300-foot bike and pedestrian path over the land set aside for a possible Route 53 extension, connecting Midlothian Road to the Longmeadow Estates subdivision. The new path provides pedestrian and bicycle access from the Longmeadow Estates and Hampton Reserve subdivisions to Mechanics Grove School, 1200 N. Midlothian Road, and also connects multiple residential neighborhoods to the Fremont Public Library, the Mundelein Park District, Community Park, Barefoot Bay and other points of interest. In addition, the new path creates the ability to reduce busing costs for Dist. 75. Mechanics Grove third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in Longmeadow and Hampton previously were bused to school. With the completion of the path, busing was discontinued for those students. Dist. 75 will continue to bus students from Longmeadow and Hampton to Lincoln, Washington and Carl Sandburg schools. For more information, call (847) 949-3200 or visit www.mundelein.org.
Food Truck Thursdays to include Family Night Out
In conjunction with Ravinia District’s Food Truck Thursdays program, Highland Park Bank & Trust’s Family Night Out will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Brown Park, 655 Burton Ave. The family event includes a bouncy house, petting zoo, pony rides, snacks, giveaways and more. Food Truck Thursdays — a weekly event featuring a variety of fare from popular area restaurants, as well as craft beer, wine cocktails and live music — runs from 4:30 p.m. to dusk on Dean Avenue (between Roger Williams and St. Johns avenues) adjacent to Jens Jensen Park. Food Truck Thursdays concludes the 2017 season on Sept. 14. For more information, call (847) 926-1046 or visit www.cityhpil.com.
Annual Charity Car Show to benefit scholarship fund
The village announced that the 19th Annual Lakemoor Charity Car Show, hosted by Friends of Lakemoor, IL, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Morrison Park, 233 Rand Road. The event features a wide variety of classic cars on display, a DJ, food and beverages, and more. More than 60 trophies will be awarded to car participants. Admission is free for spectators and
$15 for car participants. All proceeds will benefit the Lakemoor Scholarship Fund. For more information, including how to donate or participate, contact Ralph Brindsie at (847) 970-0663 or via email at email@example.com — or visit www.lakemoorscholarshipfund.org.
–Lake County News Briefs–