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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 00:00
St. Charles leaf pickup runs through Nov. 26
The City of St. Charles leaf collection program runs from Oct. 22 through Nov. 26. The complete leaf collection schedule and program details can be found on the City’s website, www.stcharlesil.gov.
Residents will receive four scheduled pickups to remove their leaves for the season.
Residents are asked to rake leaves on the parkway, not into the street.
Piling leaves in the street can clog storm drains, causing localized flooding, and make the roadway slippery for cars, bikes, and pedestrians.
Do not mix yard waste such as grass clippings, small twigs and small plants in the leaf piles.
As an alternative, residents may put leaves in yard waste bags, which will be collected by Advanced Disposal on normal collection days which will run through Nov. 26.
Contact the Public Works Office at 630-377-4405 with questions.
Panel to talk about coyotes in the suburbs
Abundant food, ample shelter and virtually no predators means life is good for suburban coyotes.
But what does this success mean for people - the coyotes? human neighbors? A panel of wildlife behavior experts will share their views on present and future coyote populations and provide helpful tips for keeping you, your family and pets safe.
Sign up now for this one-of-a-kind program held on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road. For ages 18 and over. Fee is $15 per person. Advance registration required at stcnature.org.
Geneva sets 3-7 p.m. at 'trick or treat' time
The City of Geneva wants all little ghosts, witches and goblins to have a fun and safe Halloween experience this year.
It's recommended that children and their parents trick-or-treat in their neighborhoods between 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.
The downtown business community will again be offering free treats to children from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31.
For those looking for a weekend option, Geneva Commons will have trick-or-treating from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.
'Nightmare on Chicago Street' in Elgin center
The City of Naperville is seeking public feedback on its website via an online survey at www.naperville.il.us/2013websurvey.aspx. Any individual who has used the City’s website at any point in the past is invited to take this brief survey that will help shape the future of the City’s online presence and allow Naperville to better serve its residents, business and visitors.
The survey will be available through the end of October 2013.
The survey asks respondents to list why they visited the website as well as whether they were able to accomplish the task. Respondents are also asked whether they would use potential future online services and to list any features they would like to have available.
Naperville’s website, www.naperville.il.us, averages more than 3,500 total visitors per day. In 2013, the site has had more than 1 million total visitors and more than 2.2 million page views.
Naperville Library to host Halloween fun
Put on your costume and join the Naperville Public Library for some Halloween fun at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. Get into the spirit with stories, songs and a puppet show about the fall holiday. For children of all ages and their caregivers. The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Amphitheater on the southeast corner of Jackson Avenue and Eagle Street. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org.
Public meeting set on new West Branch trail
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and the village of Winfield invite trail fans to a public meeting sharing details on a proposed segment of the West Branch Regional Trail on Monday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Winfield Village Hall at 27W465 Jewel Road.
The proposed 3-mile segment will run from the Geneva Spur of the Illinois Prairie Path at Winfield Mounds Forest Preserve to existing trails at West DuPage Woods Forest Preserve, providing connectivity to Lions and Oakwood parks, Central DuPage Hospital, the Winfield Metra station and downtown Winfield. The path will consist of approximately 2 miles of new 10-foot-wide limestone screenings, some short segments of asphalt paving and designated on-street bike routes.
For information on the meeting, contact Kathy Grand at the village of Winfield at 630-933-7111. For more information on the proposed project, contact Kevin Horsfall at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County at 630-933-7242.
Senior employment seminar on Nov. 7
The College of DuPage Foundation and Continuing Education Lifelong Learning department, in partnership with workNet DuPage, will host a senior employment seminar from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the College's main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.
During this free event, participants will learn about possibilities and options that will help them plan and prepare for important employment decisions in the future.
Employment specialist Jim Fergie, manager of employment services at workNet DuPage Career Center in Lisle, will provide employment strategies with a focus on older individuals, including aligning interests with career choices and discovering options and ways to optimize the stages of one's career.
Seating is limited and attendees must RSVP for this event by Nov. 1.
Saturday is prescription take back day
Saturday, Oct. 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and the DuPage County Health Department encourages residents to drop off their unwanted medications at any of 11 DuPage County RxBOX collection sites on Oct. 26 or any other day.
RxBOX is a free service offered to DuPage County residents by the Health Department, in partnership with municipal and county law enforcement agencies, to safely remove unwanted medications from homes, as well as contribute to a better environment.
The national "Take-Back" initiative is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and local law enforcement agencies to reduce the number of teen-agers that abuse prescription drugs. Studies show that every day approximately 2,500 teens get high for the first time on prescription drugs. A majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.
Launched by the Health Department in 2009, the RxBOX program collects medications that otherwise might have been flushed down the drain or placed in the garbage. The materials are removed periodically from the RxBOX locations and safely incinerated by a contractor provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency using state-of-the-art technology.
Residents who are clearing out their medicine cabinets can dispose of their old medications at any of the following RxBOX locations:
Carol Stream Police Department, 500 N. Gary Avenue, Carol Stream, IL 60188
DuPage County Sheriff, 501 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
Glendale Heights Police Department, 300 Civic Plaza, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:53