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The Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Road, will host a special genealogy program, Discovering Your UK/Irish Roots Online: Websites for English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Ancestry, from 7-8:30 p.m. July 12.


Pair of Deerfield High grads net Chamber scholarships

The Deerfield-Bannockburn-Riverwoods (DBR) Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Foundation recently awarded its 2018 DBR/Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Science college scholarship to Deerfield High School Class of 2018 graduates Aaron De Lisle and Jacob Kraemer. The DBR Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides financial assistance to help students in the 60015 zip code area pursue higher education. Since organizing the Dollars for Scholars scholarship program in 2002, the DBR Chamber has awarded more than $100,000 in college scholarships. Donations to the program can be sent to: DBR Chamber of Commerce, 405 Lake Cook Road, Suite A201, Deerfield, Ill. 60015. For more information, call 847-945-4660, send an email to or visit


Library to host genealogy program on UK roots

The Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Road, will host a special genealogy program, Discovering Your UK/Irish Roots Online: Websites for English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Ancestry, from 7-8:30 p.m. July 12. Genealogist Debra Dudek will lead participants through the resources and search techniques for the three largest UK and Irish databases: FindMyPast, ScotlandsPeople and RootsIreland. Dudek will discuss what’s new on the databases, how to apply them to research efforts, and how privacy and information rights impact quests for official records. The program is intended for adults and will be held in the library’s Lake Room. Registration is required. To sign up, and for more information, call 847-459-4100 or visit

Buffalo Grove

High school teacher Relf selected for NEH study

Buffalo Grove High School announced that English teacher Ami E. Relf was selected among hundreds of applicants to participate this summer in a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) study of Alabama’s legacy in the Civil Rights Movement. Relf is one of only 30 NEH Summer Scholars chosen to attend NEH’s summer institute, titled, “Stony Road We Trod, Exploring Alabama’s Civil Rights Legacy.” Educators selected to take part in this intensive institute will participate in lectures by scholars, interact with iconic leaders and foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, travel to key sites of memory as well as sites dedicated to the preservation of civil rights history (including Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery and Tuskegee), and review archival footage and other primary source documents. For more information, call 847-718-4000 or visit


Work on Woodman’s development now underway

The village recently provided a status update concerning the Woodman’s Food Market development, a 240,000-square-foot grocery store with a freestanding gas station and convenience mart on a 74-acre site (with additional outlot and junior box development) at the southwest corner of Route 12 and Route 120. Route 12 and 120 roadway and intersection improvements are underway, including additional turn lanes and a new traffic signal along Route 120 at the main entrance to the development (approximately 1/4-mile west of the Route 12/120 intersection). Concurrent with the public roadway improvements, Woodman’s has begun site work, which includes mass grading of the detention facilities and building pads, utilities and construction of the internal roadway network. The site work also includes the extension of the public water main and sanitary sewer, which will serve the development as well as the adjoining properties. Most of the site work is expected to be completed and the building foundation is expected to be poured by this fall. Woodman’s plans to open in the fall of 2019. For more information, call 815-385-1117 or visit


Highwood Days/Taco Fest and Taco Run 5K on tap   

Celebrate Highwood, a non-profit organization established by the city and the Highwood Chamber of Commerce, will host Highwood Days & North Shore Taco Fest from 4-10 p.m. July 19, 4-11 p.m. July 20, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 21 and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 22 at the Highwood Metra Station, 317 Green Bay Road. The event includes the Windy City Carnival, a full schedule of live bands, a variety of “taco-centric” restaurants, caterers and food trucks, a beer and margarita garden with full bar, and more. In addition, the 2018 North Shore Taco Run 5K will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. July 21, starting at 335 Waukegan Ave. (in front of Bent Fork Bakery). The participation fee is $35. Proceeds from the Taco Run 5K will benefit the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic. Admission to Highwood Days & North Shore Taco Fest is free. For more information, including Taco Run 5K registration and race details, call or text 847-668-1213 or visit

Fox Lake 

Sayton Road improvement project set to begin

The village announced that a construction project on Sayton Road — between Route 12 and Rollins Road — is scheduled to begin in mid-July. The scope of the work includes drainage improvements, water and sewer improvements, new concrete curb and gutter, new asphalt pavement, improved pedestrian access including a new shared-use pathway, and improved pavement markings. The project will be completed in several phases, and will periodically require one-way traffic configurations with reduced speed limits. Sayton Road will be closed to through-traffic (with posted detour routes) but will remain open to local traffic. The Sayton Road project, part of the village’s continued effort to improve infrastructure throughout the community, is funded by a combination of Surface Transportation Program funds provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and local funds provided by the village. For more information, call 847-587-3974 or visit 


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