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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 00:00
Kurtis to talk about American diet habits
Legendary TV journalist Bill Kurtis will present “Recipes for Disease: How the American Diet is Making Us Sick” on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium of Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.waubonseetickets.com. All tickets are subject to a transaction fee.
During his presentation, Kurtis will discuss the means and motives behind an American diet that is over-processed, over-sugared, over-salted and contains too much fat.
While best known as a former news anchor for WBBM Channel 2, Kurtis is also a rancher, conservationist and founder of the Tallgrass Beef Company. In a message on Tallgrass’ website, Kurtis writes, “I started Tallgrass Beef Company to raise cattle the way they were meant to be raised. As a result, we have a process that’s better for the animals and the planet, and products that are better for dinner and for you.”
Geneva plans to seal cracks in 23 streets
The City of Geneva will be sealing cracks in 23 streets starting Tuesday, Sept. 3 as part of the 2013 road improvement program.
The City seals cracks in the streets to prevent water infiltration into the pavement base, which subsequently extends the road’s life expectancy.
All 23 streets are located within neighborhoods and will not require any lane closures, although motorists should be mindful when driving through work zones. A map of the impacted streets is posted on the City’s website at www.geneva.il.us under the “Construction projects” link.
Geneva Construction, the city’s contractor, will cut a reservoir into the streets, clear the cracks of any loose debris using air pressure and then fill the areas with hot asphalt that hardens quickly. The first two steps of the process can produce loud noises.
The entire program should be completed in three days, weather permitting. After a street has been sealed, a street sweeper will be brought back the next day to brush the debris to the curb line where it can be vacuumed.
For more information, call the City’s Public Works Department at 630-232-1501.
St. Charles fire dept. gets accreditation
The St. Charles Fire Department has received accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), and is one of only 186 agencies to achieve this status.
CFAI is dedicated to assisting the fire and emergency service agencies throughout the world in achieving excellence through self-assessment and accreditation in order to provide continuous quality improvement and the enhancement of service delivery to their communities. The CFAI process is voluntary, and provides an agency with an improvement model to assess their service delivery and performance internally and then works with a team of peers from other agencies to evaluate their completed self-assessment.
“Our achievement of Accredited Agency status demonstrates the commitment of the Fire Department to provide the highest quality of service to our community,” said Fire Chief Joseph Schelstreet. “We have been able to use the Commission of Fire Accreditation International’s process as a proactive mechanism to plan for the future of this department and locate areas where we can improve upon the quality of the services we provide.”
Exchange club sets Sept. 11 memorial
On the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Naperville Exchange Club is sponsoring the annual Sept. 11 remembrance.
This year’s event will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial, located behind the Municipal Center along the Riverwalk, 400 S. Eagle St.
In case of rain, the event will take place inside Council Chambers at the Municipal Center. For more information, visit www.exchangeclub.org.
Batavia will test sirens
once monthly now
The City of Batavia currently tests the sirens every Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock
The state statute regarding weather sirens says that they are only required to be tested monthly.
The city's current radio system automatically tests the integrity of the siren system twice every day. If communication fails for any reason, the system sends an e-mail to both the ESDA Manager and the ESDA Coordinator.
Because there is no compelling reason to continue testing the sirens every week, beginning in September Batavia will only test the weather sirens on the first Tuesday of the month.
Fabyan expansion work ongoing through April
Roadway construction on Fabyan Parkway from Route 25 to Nagel Boulevard will begin Aug. 19 and is expected to be completed by the end of April 2014, according to the Kane County Division of Transportation. Anticipated work includes installing a bi-directional left-turn lane on Fabyan Parkway.
A winter project shut down, where no work will take place, is anticipated to occur from mid-December with construction resuming in early April, weather permitting.
Fabyan Parkway will be temporarily reduced to one lane in each direction during the daytime working hours to protect motorists and allow crews access to the construction area. Motorists are advised to exercise caution while traveling through the work zone, watch for equipment entering and exiting Fabyan Parkway and expect increased travel times. Questions or concerns may be directed to Brad Hunold, Kane County Division of Transportation project manager, at (630) 262-6177.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 14:05