Lake County Rising event to address abuse of women
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office will host Lake County Rising 2018: Solidarity, an event intended as a public statement against the abuse and oppression of women, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. The event features guest speaker Charlene Quint of Quint Law Offices, as well as a community resource fair, music and dancing. Lake County Rising 2018: Solidarity is sponsored by Lake County State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim and Nicasa Behavioral Health Services, with support from ZCenter, A Safe Place and YWCA of Lake County. Admission is free. For more information, call (847) 377-3184, send an email to email@example.com or visit www.lakecountyil.gov.
Ela Township offers prescription drug card program
Ela Township announced that it is joining other townships throughout Cook, Lake, McHenry and DuPage counties in offering the Coast2Coast Rx Card, a free prescription drug card designed for the benefit of entire families. The card is accepted at more than 59,000 pharmacies, including major chains and independents, and includes more than 60,000 different prescription medications. Certain pet medications are also included through participating pharmacies. The Coast2Coast Rx card applies to all family members, can be used as often as needed and does not expire. The card is not an insurance card, and is not intended to replace insurance. Cards are available at Ela Township, 1155 E. Route 22, Lake Zurich or online at www.coast2coastrx.com. The program is open to Ela Township residents only. Ela Township serves all or part of Barrington, Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, North Barrington and portions of unincorporated Palatine and Mundelein. For more information, call (847) 438-7823 or visit www.elatownship.org.
Lake Forest College nets award for sled hockey event
Lake Forest College recently earned Award of Merit recognition for its annual Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) sled hockey event, “The Sleds Are Coming,” as part of the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) Community Services Awards program. The awards program is intended to recognize contributions NCAA Division III student-athletes make to their campuses and local communities. The Lake Forest College Athletic Department and GLASA have co-hosted “The Sleds Are Coming” since 2011. The original purpose of the event was to bring campus and community exposure to GLASA and showcase its sled hockey program, while also raising funds for the Falcons sled hockey team and other GLASA athletes. Funds raised in last year’s event enabled the organization to purchase new equipment (including sleds, helmets and uniforms), reserve practice space at local rinks and fund scholarships to provide athletes with opportunities to compete. The 2018 sled hockey event was held on Jan. 28. For more information, call (847) 243-3100 or visit www.goforesters.com.
Family Fun Bowl to aid 2018 fireworks program
The village will host Family Fun Bowl, a fundraiser for the 2018 Summer Fireworks program, at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at 3-D Bowl, 4018 Roberts Road. The cost to participate is $20 for adults, $15 for ages 11-18 and $5 for ages 10 and under, and includes three games of bowling, shoes, a lunch buffet and one drink ticket. The event also includes a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and more. Advance sign-up is recommended. To access a registration form, visit www.villageofislandlake.com. For more information, call (847) 416-7867 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Construction begins on Lake Michigan water projects
Village officials announced that construction has begun on the first of two projects that will bring Lake Michigan water to Lake Villa and the Fox Lake Hills subdivision. The Central Lake County Joint Water Agency (CLCJAWA) recently announced an agreement with Trine Construction for the construction of a water main from the Village of Lake Villa water delivery structure to the Lake County delivery structure in the Fox Hills subdivision. The water main will run the length of Cedar Lake Road from Monaville Road to the Lake Villa water delivery structure, and from Monaville Road west to the Fox Lake Hills subdivision. The project is scheduled to be substantially completed by September. The second project includes the installation of a water main from Hook Drive in Round Lake Beach to the intersection of Monaville and Cedar Lake roads. This water main will run the length of Route 83 to Monaville Road and terminate at Cedar Lake Road. Joel Kennedy Construction is expected to begin the project in February, with a substantial completion date of February 2019. For more information, call (847) 356-6100 or visit www.lake-villa.org.
Quartet of Mundelein High musicians make state event
Mundelein High School District 120 announced that four Mundelein High School musicians were selected to represent Illinois Music Education Association (IMEA) District 7 in All-State ensembles at the 2018 Illinois Music Education Conference, held in Peoria Jan. 25-27. The students are: Karl Kirkpatrick (trombone), Louis Maligaya (clarinet), Carl Schoenfield (euphonium) and Kevin Zawala (horn). All four students are active members of the highs school’s bands, and each of the four were selected by audition for participation at the state event. For more information, call (847) 949-2200 or visit www.d120.org.
Library to host Valentine’s Day cooking program
The Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Road, will host Chocolate Desserts with Chef Susan Maddox, a special Valentine’s Day cooking program, from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Maddox will demonstrate three chocolate dessert treats for Valentine’s Day: Bittersweet Chocolate & Raspberry Pot au Creme, Orange Milk Chocolate & Caramel Tart and Chocolate Almond Biscotti. Samples and recipes will be provided. To register, and for more information, call (847) 945-3311 or visit www.deerfieldlibrary.org.
–Lake County News Briefs–