New outreach program offers support for mentally ill
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced that it will begin a collaborative pilot program to support Lake County residents with mental or behavioral illnesses who interact with its law enforcement division. The Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Lake County Health Department for the project, named the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COaST). The team will consist of one deputy sheriff, Deputy James Yanecek — a member of the Sheriff’s Office Crisis Intervention Team (CTI) with 22 years of law enforcement experience — and one licensed mental health counselor. Within approximately three days of a law enforcement officer encountering a mental health interaction or an opioid overdose, the COaST deputy will arrange a meeting with the individual or “cold call” their residence. During that meeting, the deputy will check the well-being of the person and determine if they have sought any treatment or services since the initial event. The deputy will then provide a “warm handoff” to the assigned Health Department counselor, who will then conduct a brief assessment and refer the person to appropriate services, if necessary. The Sheriff’s Office stated that communities across the United States have experienced success implementing these types of programs, resulting in a reduction of law enforcement interactions with people having a mental illness, and reducing the likelihood of individuals being arrested or re-arrested. For more information, call 847-377-4000 or visit www.lakecountyil.gov.
Mundelein High jazz group to play at area club
The Mundelein High School Jazz Ensemble has been selected to perform as a special guest of the Jazz Consortium Big Band at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Durty Nellie’s Pub, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. Each year, the Jazz Consortium Big Band — scheduled to play immediately following the Mundelein High School group — provides an opportunity for an area high school jazz band to perform in a club setting. The Jazz Consortium Big Band consists of former and current University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University and Northwestern University musicians. This marks the band’s eighth year of having high school jazz bands perform as guest artists. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 (cash) or $5 for students ages 17 and under. Reservations are suggested. To RSVP, and for more information, call 847-358-9150, ext. 0 or visit www.durtynellies.com.
Special Medicare info program for seniors on tap
The village announced that a special program for seniors, Medicare 101: An Informal Presentation, will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Village Hall Board Room, 2 Community Blvd. The event, presented by Illinois Senior Health Insurance-trained village staff, will include information on Medicare Part A, B, C and D, Medicare deadlines, Medicare penalties and more. To reserve a seat, call 847-459-2606. For more information, visit www.wheelingil.gov.
Village to host initial Fox Lake Pumpkin Jubilee
The village announced that it will host the first annual Fox Lake Pumpkin Jubilee from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Community Garden Green, 17 E. School Court. The event includes a variety of food and craft vendors offering fall-themed products for purchase, and entertainment. In addition, the village is seeking to carve and light up to 300 pumpkins. The cost is $2 per pumpkin, which includes carving materials. At the end of the event, the pumpkins will be illuminated, and the resulting collection of jack-o-lanterns will be displayed on a wall. The pumpkins can be picked up the following day. Admission to the Pumpkin Jubilee is free. For more information, call 224-225-1404 or visit www.foxlake.org.
Village offers Before and After School Club
The village is offering its Before and After School Club program (for grades K-5) at Cotton Creek Elementary School, 545 Newport Court, throughout the 2018-19 school year. Activities during club hours include homework time, games, sports, crafts, free time and playground time. Snacks will be provided. Program sessions are: 6:30-9:05 a.m. Monday through Thursday; 6:30-9:30 a.m. on Fridays; and 3:40-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Monthly tuition is $135 (first child) and $125 (second child) for the morning session; $131 (first child) and $121 (second child) for the afternoon session; and $239 (first child) and $225 (second child) for both sessions. In addition, a $30 non-refundable registration fee will be required at the time of registration. To register, and for more information, stop by Village Hall, 3720 Greenleaf Ave., call the office at 847-416-7866 or visit www.villageofislandlake.com.
Village to host meetings on proposed tax increase
The village announced that it will host two additional Community Open House meetings to address questions about the proposed 1 percent sales tax increase that will appear on the upcoming November ballot. The meetings will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at The Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, and from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Barrington’s White House, 145 W. Main St. Barrington Village Board members will be on hand to provide a short presentation and answer questions about the proposed sales tax increase. For more information, call 847-304-3400 or visit www.barrington-il.gov.
Parks and Rec Dept. to host Trunk or Treat event
The village announced that the Lakemoor Parks and Recreation Department will host Trunk or Treat from 3-5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Heritage Community Park, 33250 Darrell Road. During Trunk or Treat, costumed children will trick-or-treat throughout the parking lot, similar to stopping at houses up and down a street on Halloween. Prizes will be awarded for Best Decorated Car, Best Adult and Child Costume, and Best Decorated Bike. The event also includes a variety of kids games, and Nancy’s Pizza will be selling pizza by the slice. To register a car, call 815-385-1117 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.lakemoor.net.
–Lake County News Briefs–