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Barrington 220 School District reported that the Board of Education recently recognized Grove Elementary School Principal Katie Matthews for being selected as a member of the Northern Illinois Marguerite F. Key Fellows Program’s inaugural class of 2018.

Lake County

Sheriff’s Office expands Veterans Ambassador program

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office recently announced the expansion of the Veterans Ambassador Program. The program became fully operational in 2017 as a way to better address first response to military veteran homelessness, and veterans in need and in crisis. To ensure crisis services are available to those in need, a plan was created for Lake County’s Sheriff’s Office employees. Select employees — a majority of whom served in the military — received awareness training concerning the issues of veteran homelessness and veterans in crisis, as well as transport, shelter and referral options for immediate assistance. Included in the plan is a Police Referral Card, which includes emergency contact numbers along with other resources. A shelter plan was implemented as well. With the expansion of the Veterans Ambassador Program, State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim and his team will be accessible in the courts to ensure collaboration in providing services to veterans in need. For more information, call 847-549-5200 or visit


Grove School principal Matthews earns fellowship

Barrington 220 School District reported that the Board of Education recently recognized Grove Elementary School Principal Katie Matthews for being selected as a member of the Northern Illinois Marguerite F. Key Fellows Program’s inaugural class of 2018. The program was created in 2017 to honor the commitments of Key, a lifelong advocate of K-12 education in Illinois. The purpose of the program is to identify and reward school administrators who have implemented new and inventive strategies that benefit the future of students and communities in the region. Each class of Marguerite F. Key Fellows will consist of 12 principals from schools in the region. The selected principals will represent the leading voices in energetic and creative program delivery across northern Illinois, and will participate in an annual institute designed to provide information, training and an opportunity to further propel local efforts. Matthews will attend an induction ceremony at Northern Illinois University on June 21. For more information, call 847-381-6300 or visit

Deer Park

Summer slate of kids’ films offered at low cost

The village announced that the Cinemark Sumer Movie Clubhouse, a series of 10 films for kids (all rated PG), will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays in June, July and August at Century 16 Deer Park, 21600 W. Field Parkway. The schedule includes “Boss Baby” (June 6 and 7); “Smurfs: The Lost Village” (June 13, 14); “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” (June 20, 21); “Storks” (June 27, 28); “The Nut Job 2” (July 4, 5); “My Little Pony” (July 11, 12); “Ferdinand” (July 18, 19); “Paddington 2” (July 25, 26); “Captain Underpants” (Aug. 1, 2); and “The Emoji Movie (Aug. 8, 9). The cost is $10 for all 10 films or $1 per show. For more information, call 847-438-8518 or visit


Village approves new project in Town Center area

The village announced that the Wheeling Board of Trustees recently approved a Redevelopment Agreement with Uptown 500, LLC to build a new mixed-use development at 500 W. Dundee Road (the northwest corner of Dundee Road and Northgate Parkway), across from the Wheeling Town Center development, currently under construction. Uptown 500 — a $90 million, transit-oriented, master-planned project — will feature 321 apartment units, 10,500 square feet of retail space and a 444-unit parking structure. The village expects the project to help complete the transformation of Wheeling’s main commuter corridor in the rapidly growing Town Center area. For more information, call 847-459-2600 or visit


Road project underway at Stevenson High entrance

The village announced that construction has begun on Port Clinton Road at the entrance to Stevenson High School. The project will involve the construction of a dedicated right and left turn lane which will allow buses entering and exiting the school to do so without conflict or the need for police officers to allow for turning movements to occur. This will improve the flow of traffic for users of Port Clinton Road who are not driving to or from the school. All work will be done under single-lane closures during daytime hours, and motorists are encouraged to avoid the area as delays are expected. Access to the Port Clinton Road entrance to Stevenson High School may be restricted at time during the project. In addition, all vehicles on the Stevenson campus will be required to exit via Half Day Road. The project is anticipated to be completed by early August, prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year. For more information, call Public Works at 847-883-8600 or visit

Fox Lake

Yard waste stickers available at downtown market 

The village announced that yard waste stickers are now available for purchase in downtown Fox Lake at Val’s Fresh Market, 17 Town Centre Lane. The cost is $3.03 for individual stickers and $15.15 for a full sheet (5 stickers). Yard waste must be placed in yard waste bags with the sticker displayed or it will not be picked up. Residents should place bagged yard waste at curbside on the same day as the regularly scheduled trash pick-up day. The yard waste pick-up season runs until Nov. 30. For more information, call 847-587-2151 or visit    


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