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Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:00

Elgin seeks Hemmens task for members

The city of Elgin is seeking persons to serve on a Hemmens Cultural Center task force to examine long-term facility and programming needs.

The task force, approved last month by the City Council, will provide recommendations to the mayor and city council regarding the future needs and uses of the HCC. Applications to serve on this board are now available through the City Clerk’s office or on-line at www.cityofelgin.org.

This committee will consist of 13 members, including technical experts in performing arts and facility management as well as additional community members, patrons and renters who have an interest in Hemmens. 

The task force will examine the facility’s current staffing and programming as well as the expenditures associated with them in determining the revenue needs of the facility.

The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m, March 3, 2014.

To submit application contact the City Clerk’s office at (847) 931-5660 or apply online.


Police warn residents about payment scam

Aurora Police are investigating several instances of thefts by people posing as government employees, frequently from the Internal Revenue Service, telling unsuspecting victims they owe money or other fines and then directing them to pay the penalties on pre-paid debit cards.

The thefts follow the same basic premise where victims are contacted by phone, are told they owe back taxes or other fees, and are threatened with arrest if they don’t comply. They are then directed to pay the “debt” with the pre-paid cards and are oftentimes directed to area stores that sell them. The victims are then told to read the card numbers to the caller. 

The offenders typically transfer the money from the cards bought by the victims to other prepaid cards and the proceeds are used to make purchases in other states. 

Aurora Police remind people that the IRS does not operate by requiring restitution through Green Dot cards.

More information on the scam is in the newsroom section of the IRS website at www.irs.gov.


Geneva seeks family, winter photos to post

Geneva's Facebook page, Twitter feed and website have been full of severe weather updates this season, so the city wants to have some fun for a change.

The city is seeking winter photos of children or family braving the elements enjoying the great outdoors or scenic outdoor shot of Geneva in all its winter splendor to post on its web site.. 

Email your photos to Communications Coordinator Kevin Stahr at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Naperville academy offers look at operations

Naperville residents will once again have the opportunity to learn about the City’s form of government, department operations and City services by participating in the 10th annual Naperville Citizens Academy. This 11-week program is designed to give residents hands-on experience and unique insight into the City of Naperville.

Classes will meet weekly from 6:30 to 9 p.m. beginning Thursday, April 24. Each week, participants will learn about the many aspects of local government through informative and interactive sessions with elected officials, department directors and representatives from Naper Settlement, the Naperville Public Library and the Naperville Park District. The program will culminate in a graduation ceremony officiated by Mayor A. George Pradel and the City Council on Wednesday, July 2. 

Space in the program is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

To inquire about registration, contact Communications Assistant Janice Bradley at (630) 420-6707. For more information about the program, visit www.naperville.il.us/citizensacademy.aspx.


Taste of Hope to benefit DuPage PADS

Tickets are now available for the eighth annual DuPagePads Taste of Hope that will be held on Thursday, March 6 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Abbington Banquets, 3S002 Route 53, Glen Ellyn. Guests will have the luxury of dinner from more than 25 restaurants in one evening. Tickets are $85 per person prior to February 21 or $95 per person after that date. For more information, visit www.dupagepads.org.


WDSRA holds annual Black & Red Bash

The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) will hold its annual Black & Red Bash on Saturday, March 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Abbington Distinctive Banquets, Glen Ellyn. At this event, they will celebrate the children, teens and adults who lead meaningful active lives through WDSRA programs and services. For more information, visit www.wdsra.com.


Nominees sought for volunteer service award

Judson University is now seeking nominations for the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award, which is presented annually to the candidate who has contributed to the greater good within the Fox Valley community by voluntarily serving the physical, emotional, intellectual or spiritual needs of others.

The award will be given during Judson University's Community Prayer Breakfast to be held May. 7

Last year’s recipient, Mary Rees Freeman, was honored for her extensive volunteer service to organizations. 

All nominations can be submitted through an online form at www.judsonu.edu/prayerbreakfast/nominations by the deadline on April 9. Any questions about this event can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

All nominators and nominees are invited to attend the breakfast. Tickets for the event will be $18. Online registration will be available through Judson University's website at www.judsonu.edu beginning March 28.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 14:35
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