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The annual Deerfield Harvest Fest will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 22 at the intersection of Deerfield Road and Park Avenue.

Lake County

CLC trustee Oilschlager earns leadership award

The College of Lake County (CLC) announced that Barbara D. Oilschlager, member and secretary of CLC’s Board of Trustees, recently received the 2018 M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award from the Association of Community College Trustees. The award is based on several criteria, including developing innovative programs, influencing legislation, providing leadership to help solve challenges, and participating in community life. Oilschlager has been serving community colleges at the local, state and national levels for nearly 30 years. First elected to the CLC board in 1989, she has served eight times as chair and vice chair. At the state level, Oilschlager served as president of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (2009-10), and is past co-chair of the State of Illinois Education-to-Careers Steering Committee. She also is a member of the Illinois Workforce Investment Board. Nationally, Oilschlager is the Association for Community College Trustees’ state coordinator for Illinois. Locally, she is retired as an administrator for secondary vocational education programs for the Lake County Area Vocational System/Lake County High School Technology Campus, and is a past member of the local board of directors of several Lake County community organizations. For more information, call 847-543-2000 or visit

Highland Park

Open house event offered at theCoderSchool

Educational technology institution theCoderSchool North Shore, 1929 Sheridan Road, will host its Back-To-School Open House from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 20. The event is an opportunity for aspiring coders (ages 7-18) to meet theCoderSchool coaches, learn about the facility’s unique after-school program and take part in free coding workshops. Students interested in participating can reserve a spot for a free, 30-minute introductory coding session online at Any new students will automatically receive 25 percent off for their first month of Code Coaching classes. For more information, call 847-780-7577, send an email to or visit


Village to host annual Deerfield Harvest Fest 

The annual Deerfield Harvest Fest will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 22 at the intersection of Deerfield Road and Park Avenue. The event includes live music from local band Not For Profit, the Annual Bags Tournament (online pre-registration is required), free chicken sandwiches courtesy of City Barbeque, as well as cakes and coffee available for purchase from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Craft beer, wine, hard seltzer and water also will be available for purchase. In addition, kids activities — including Touch-A-Truck, balloons, face painting and more — will be available from 8 a.m. to noon at Farmers Market, located in the Metra commuter lot at the northwest corner of Deerfield Road and Robert York Avenue. Harvest Fest is hosted by the village and the DBR (Deerfield-Bannockburn-Riverwoods) Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free. For more information, call 847-945-5000 or visit

Barrington Hills

Evidence technician officer earns forensic training award

The village reported that Community Service Officer Bill Walsh, one of the Barrington Hills Police Department’s evidence technicians, recently received the Award of Criminal and Investigative Techniques from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. Walsh completed 200 hours of forensic and crime scene training. Topics included advanced techniques in evidence development (identification and collection); field and documentation photography; use of the forensic laboratory; bloodstain evidence in criminal investigations; bloodstain evidence encountered at the scene; and documentation and reconstruction techniques to correlate bloodstains with body trauma patterns. For more information, call 847-551-3006 or visit

Deer Park

Community electronics recycling/shredding event on tap

The village and Deer Park Town Center are hosting a free community electronics recycling and document shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon (or until trucks are full) Sept. 22 near Phenix Salon Suites, 30530 N. Rand Road. Accepted items for recycling include cell phones, microwave ovens, circuit boards, laptops, desktop computers, keyboards and mice, printers, hard drives, power supplies, fax machines, scanners, VCRs, stereos, radios, tape players, CD and DVD players, telephones, gaming consoles, modems, docking stations, servers, amplifiers, monitors, TVs, LCDs, plasmas, plastic/aluminum/steel electronics, and CD-ROMS. Items containing mercury, hazardous materials and waste, bio-waste, thermostats, liquid or chemical waste, glass, fuel, oil, pressurized containers, propane tanks, PCBs, and TV monitors with cracked or broken screens will not be accepted. Document shredding is limited to four bankers-style boxes per vehicle. Magazines and newspapers (or other non-sensitive papers), and three-ring binders, pronged folders, rubber bands will not be accepted. In addition, participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations to support the Northern Illinois Food Pantry. For more information, call 847-726-1648 or visit

Hawthorn Woods

Village nets grant to aid Brierwoods Preserve habitat

The village announced that it recently received a Green Region grant from ComEd and Openlands. As part of the annual ComEd Green region program, the village will receive a grant of $10,000 to support an open-space project in the community. Specifically, the funding will be used to extend the village’s habitat restoration work at Brierwoods Preserve to the adjacent, 7-acre public wetland area. Brierwoods Preserve, opened to the public in 2017 and located at 28 Bruce Circle North, consists of a trail through the surrounding oak forest, an observation deck overlooking the wetland area, a picnic area, and educational signage to learn about the village’s initiative to develop a monarch butterfly habitat. Hawthorn Woods is one of 26 municipalities in northern Illinois to receive a Green Region grant. For more information, call 847-438-5500 or visit



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