Village Board Approves Multi-Year Capital Improvement Plan

At its regular meeting on April 6th, the Village Board approved both the FY 15/16 Budget and the Multi-Year Capital Improvement Plan. Together, these two documents guide the Village's spending and long-term planning. While the budget manages operating expenses (such as salaries, etc.), the Capital Plan specifically focuses on how resources will be allocated for building and maintaining roads, facilities, vehicles and the water and sewer systems.

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Spring Cleaning Resources 2015

Thinking about doing some spring cleaning? Check out some of the resources below:

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In an Emergency, Seconds Count: How to Make 911 Work For You

Each April, the Village joins other cities and emergency agencies across the nation in celebrating "911 Education Month." For over forty years, 911 has been the official number to call in the event of an emergency to receive police, fire or medical emergency services and one of the biggest success stories in emergency management of all time. An estimated 240 million calls are placed to centers across the nation each year resulting in countless saved lives.

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ComEd to Begin Tree Trimming in Spring/Summer 2015

The Village has received notice from ComEd that they will begin tree trimming along N. O'Plaine Road, Route 21, Fuller Road and N. Cemetery later this month. Tree trimming is part of ComEd's larger maintenance program and is designed to remove weak or dangerous tree branches prior to a storm to prevent power outages and down wires. ComEd does not anticipate any power outages will occur while contractors are working but if they do occur, they should be very brief.

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Village Joins Blue Kids Lake County in Promoting Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness

Each year, over 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States (or roughly one report in the time it took you to read this sentence). Abuse can come in many forms (including neglect), but ultimately, it can have a highly damaging, if not deadly, impact. That's why the Village joins local non-profits, County-wide organizations and other municipalities in recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and actively supporting the Blue Kids Lake County child abuse prevention and awareness project.

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