Ela Township to host second annual Township Day
Ela Township announced that its second annual Township Day will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Knox Park (next to Ela Town Hall), 1155 E. Route 22, Lake Zurich. The family-friendly event includes a community cookout, featuring free grilled hots dogs and treats, as well as music, wagon rides, children’s games and entertainment, a highway department truck display, a community blood drive and more. Attendees also can visit information booths to learn about programs, services and resources offered by Ela Township’s community partners and non-profit organizations. In addition, attendees bringing a non-perishable, canned food item can for donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a flat-screen TV. Admission is free. For more information, call the Ela Township Supervisor’s Office at (847) 438-7823 or visit www.elatownship.org.
Village announces increase in garbage collection fees
The village announced that the Round Lake Village Board recently approved an ordinance that increased garbage collection fees. Previously, a portion of the garbage fee charged to the village from the contracted waste hauler was supported by property taxes. The new ordinance eliminates the property tax support and shifts the entire cost to the monthly utility bill. As a result, 100 percent of the contracted waste hauler garbage collection fees will now be passed directly to Round Lake residents through the monthly utility bill. The village garbage rates will increase by $6.41 each month for a standard 90-gallon trash tote. Residents with 65-gallon totes will see an increase of $5.64 each month. The new rates are effective immediately. For more information, call (847) 546-5400 or visit www.eroundlake.com.
Annual Adler Center Open House on tap
The David Adler Music and Arts Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., will host its annual Adler Center Open House from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 17. The family-friendly event includes tours of David Adler’s historic home, an architectural scavenger hunt, a free art exhibition, and an introduction to Adler Center’s music and art classes — complete with an instrument petting zoo. Open House visitors also will have an opportunity to learn about the center’s new Early Childhood programming, featuring Baroque to Baby Concerts (baby-friendly concerts), Suzuki FUNdamental for Violin (an economical instrument reading class) and the Prelude Program (a series of musical classes featuring games and lullabies). Admission is free. For more information, call (847) 367-0707 or visit www.adlercenter.org.
Building Dept. names Cacchione as Fire Inspector
The village announced that the Mundelein Building Department has named Mark Cacchione to the newly created position of Fire Inspector. In this role, Cacchione is responsible for performing fire inspections on all new and renovated buildings, fire plan reviews, fire alarm and fire suppression system system plan reviews, and coordinating and assisting with annual fire inspections of existing buildings in Mundelein. Cacchione also will act as the liaison to the Mundelein Fire Department, Most recently, Cacchione served as Fire Inspector for for the City of Highland Park. Overall, Cacchione has more than 30 years of experience as a firefighter/paramedic, Fire Lieutenant, Fire Investigator, Fire Marshall and Public Education Coordinator. His certifications include State of Illinois Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Cause and Origin Investigator, Fire Apparatus Engineer and Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist. In addition, Cacchione is a member of the Illinois Fire inspectors Association Fire Investigator Task Force and the Illinois Professional Firefighters Association. For more information, call (847) 949-3283 or visit www.mundelein.org.
Village to host first Music Night at the Barn
The first Music Night at the Barn from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Vehe Barn, 23570 W. Cuba Road. The featured performer will be Chicago-style blues band Johnny and the Madmen. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner and drinks to enjoy a Ravinia-style experience. Admission is free. For more information, call (847) 726-1648 or visit www.villageofdeerpark.com.
Gurnee Mills set for extensive renovation project
The village reported that Simon Property Group, a global leader in premier shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, recently announced plans for an extensive interior renovation to Gurnee Mills shopping mall, located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and Grand Avenue. The 2-million-square-foot center, home to nearly 200 outlet and full-price retailers along with family-friendly dining and entertainment options, is scheduled for renovations designed to create a brighter, more inviting atmosphere. Specific plans include: installing LED lighting throughout the center, adding new soft seating and planters in common areas, refinishing hardwood floors, replacing skylights and adding floating ceilings, updating the food court with a fresh color scheme and enhanced lighting, and refurbishing way-finding and directional signage. For more information, call (847) 599-7500 or visit www.gurnee.il.us.
Village to host Annual Town Hall Meeting
The village announced that Mayor Donny Schmit, the Village Board of Trustees and village staff will host the Fox Lake Annual Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Grant Community High School, 285 E. Grand Ave. Attendees will learn about completed, upcoming and ongoing projects, as well as the overall state of the village, and will have opportunities to ask questions of elected officials and staff members. For more information, call Village Hall at (847) 587-2151 or visit www.foxlake.org.
Library to host workshops for 60-somethings
The Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, and the Barrington Area Council on Aging will present, “When I’m 64”, a special workshop to guide 60-somethings toward the next phase of the aging process, from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Representatives from various local agencies will present a topic entitled, “Your Unique Situation: Housing,Cash Flow and Long-Term Care.” The workshop continues with “Bridging the Gap: Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage Plans” on Sept. 25. To register (for one or both sessions), call (847) 382-1300 or visit www.barringtonarealibrary.org.
–Lake County News Briefs–