Library to hold series of financial strategy programs
In conjunction with Money Smart Week, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St., will host a series of programs intended to help people of all ages save, spend and borrow wisely. Social Security Strategies and Planning will be held at 7 p.m. April 25. Experts from GCG Financial will offer planning tips and strategies to get the most out of Social Security upon retirement. Rebalancing Your 401(k) will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 26. Presenter John Daly will address the topic of rebalancing a 401(k) in detail, and provide other helpful investment tips. Five Money Questions for Women will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 27. Financial adviser Nancy Reiser will explore five critical money questions for women. Understanding Medicare will be held at 1 p.m. April 28. Medical insurance specialist John Larson will explain Medicare Advantage, Medicare supplements and prescription drug coverage in order to help choose the right plan. Investment Strategies for Uncertain Markets will be held at 7 p.m. April 28. Financial experts from Waddell & Reed will present tips to help investors strengthen and diversify their portfolios, keep expectations in check, and use fundamental investment tactics to help enhance their potential for success. To register, and for more information, call (847) 253-5675 or visit www.mppl.org.
Elk Grove Village
Alexian Bros. to host talk on Alzheimer’s, dementia
A program, entitled, Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. April 27 at AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center’s Roncoli Center, 600 Alexian Way, Elk Grove Village. Presented by the Kenneth Young Center’s Daxa Sanghvi, the American Red Cross modular program will provide information to caregivers on how to care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, as well as how to handle common behaviors associated with such diagnoses. Caregivers also will learn how to recognize signs of depression, and learn about maintaining their own overall health and well-being. Admission is free. To register, and for more information, call (855) 456-0093 or visit www.alexianbrothershealth.org.
Roosevelt offers workshop on retirement planning
Big Picture: Retirement Planning Workshop (Session B), an educational workshop for adults (ages 55-71), will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 21 and 28 at Roosevelt University, 1400 N. Roosevelt Road, Schaumburg. The two-part class is specifically designed for Baby Boomers with questions or concerns about income planning, for current and future retirees concerned about the future of U.S. tax rates and trends, and for conservative investors looking for a personalized approach not found at a large brokerage house or on Wall Street. The course syllabus includes Section 1: Plan Well. Retire Well. Live Well.; Section 2: Investment Planning; Section 3: Income Planning: A Lifetime of Security Thanks to a Lifetime of Income; Section 4: Tax Planning; and Section 5: Healthcare Planning. Instructors are Dr. Mark Kroll, RFC and President of Lebarons Group, Ltd.; Andy Andersen, of Prizm Financial Advisors; and Eugene Coyle, CFP and President of Coyle & Associates, LLC. Tuition is $49, and covers all course materials. Advance registration is required. To register, and for more information, call (630) 794-9800 or visit www.LBGadvisorsltd.com.
School Dist. 126 opens first annual Community Photo Contest
The Alsip Chamber of Commerce announced that the first School District 126 Foundation for Educational Excellence Community Photo Contest is underway. Entries will be accepted through Sept. 3 at the Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District, 11960 S. Pulaski Road. Subject categories are Landscape, Portrait, Motion and Around Alsip. Photos must be no smaller than 5-by-7 inches and no larger than 11-by-17, and must be mounted to matte board and clearly labeled with the photographer’s name, age (and school grade level, if applicable) and subject category. Winners will be announced in each age group (grades K-8, 9-12 and adult) for each subject category. In addition, a People’s Choice Award will be granted to a single entry. All winners will be announced in October. For more information, call (708) 293-3592 or visit www.alsipchamber.org.
Area 911 dispatch center earns international recognition
A report stated that Northwest Central Dispatch System (MWCDS), located at 1975 E. Davis St., recently was recognized as an Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD) Center of Excellence, making it the first agency in Illinois to earn the accreditation, and only the 31st in the entire world. NWCDS — an intergovernmental, multi-jurisdictional 911 center serving 11 communities (Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg and Streamwood), as well as the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District — also went through a reaccreditation to maintain its classification as an Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Center of Excellence, a distinction it has held since 2010. Both accreditations were awarded by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IEAD), which cited NWCDS for reaching and exceeding international practice standards of excellence. IEAD is a non-profit organization charged with setting standards to promote safe and effective emergency dispatch services across the globe. Accreditation as a Center of Excellence represents the highest distinction in 911 emergency communication services.
Village to construct new public parking lot
The village reported that the Elmwood Park Village Board has approved the purchase of residential property at 1615 N. 75th Ave., with the intention of turning the property into a new public parking lot. The new lot would be adjacent to a parking lot that was constructed, in 2015, on 74th Court. Though the village has negotiated the purchase of the property, it has yet to take possession of the land in order to begin demolition. Construction of the new parking lot is expected to be completed before the end of the 2016 construction season. For more information, call Village Hall at (708) 452-7300 or visit www.elmwoodpark.org.
–Cook County News Briefs–