October 1, 2015
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Make a DIfference Day
National Fire Prevention Week
Construction Update: I-390 Detours
Village Collecting New Socks for "Socktober"
AARP Smart Driver Course
Please Keep Leaves Off Roselle Streets

 Community Coupons  
Upcoming Events

October 9: Roselle Chamber of Commerce Casino Night, 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Medinah Shrine Center in Addison. Cost is $50 per person. Visit the Casino Night website for more information.

October 12: Roselle Park District Cupcake Competition for kids ages 11 to 15, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Clauss Recreation Center, 555 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Registration deadline is October 6.

October 14: Schaumburg Township "Fall Into Wellness" Community Wellness Day, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Schaumburg Township Office, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates.

October 28: Village of Roselle Comprehensive Plan Update Public Forum, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Village Hall, 31 S. Prospect St. Models, drawings, presentations, and lively discussions will be included, as the evening focuses on "big ideas" like:
What are the major assets of Roselle that should be preserved and strengthened? What is missing in Roselle today? What are three biggest challenges for the future? What would you like Roselle to be known for in the Chicago region? Visit the Comprehensive Plan Outreach site for more details about this project.   

Lake Park Lancers Participating in "Make a Difference Day

Over 400 Lake Park High School students have committed to giving back on "Make a Difference Day", this Saturday, October 3, through volunteerism.

Students will volunteer at various sites and projects throughout the day, including helping Phil's Friends, assisting at the Itasca Oktoberfast 5K, cleaning up at the Army Trail Nature Center, creating sleeping pads for the homeless, doing yard work for seniors, writing letters to the troops, visiting with residents at nursing facilities, collecting food and personal care items, creating dog toys for local shelters, and other community service activities.   

Quick Links 
October 4-10 Is National Fire Prevention Week       
Fire Department Open House Every year, the Village of Roselle recognizes fire prevention during the month of October. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has taken the lead in public fire safety outreach by serving as the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for 90 years.

The annual public awareness and safety commemoration is observed by fire departments in the U.S. and Canada to mark the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which started on October 8 and continued through October 9 that year.   

According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. This year's fire prevention theme is "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm".

Visit the NFPA's Fire Prevention Week page for more information, including smoke alarm tips and facts.
I-390 Detours Rescheduled For This Weekend 
The overnight lane closures with detours that were scheduled last weekend on I-390 (former Elgin-O'Hare Expressway) were canceled and have been rescheduled for this weekend. The closures will occur overnight on October 3 and 4, and are necessary for work to continue on the Tollway's Elgin-O'Hare Western Access Project (EOWA).

Eastbound detours on I-390 between Wright Blvd. and Roselle Rd. are expected to begin at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3 with all eastbound lanes scheduled to reopen by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 4. Westbound detours are expected to begin between Mitchell Blvd. and Roselle Rd. at 9:00 p.m. on October 4. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 6:00 a.m. on Monday, October 5.

Please visit the Illinois Tollway website for more details about weekend construction on I-390. 
Village of Roselle Collecting New Socks for "Socktober"  
Every night in the United States an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets. Socks are the most needed but least donated article of clothing in homeless shelters.

This October, the Village of Roselle, in partnership with Socks & Souls, is joining the national "Socktober" movement to prove that even the smallest acts of kindness, like donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless.

Donations of new socks will be accepted in the "Socktober" bin at Village Hall through October 30.

Roselle Police Department Hosting AARP Smart Driver Course 
AARP DriversThe Roselle Police Department, in cooperation with the American  Association of Retired Persons (AARP), is hosting a Smart Driver Course on October 21 & 22.

The class will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on each day of the two-day course, at the Roselle Police Department, 103 S. Prospect. The cost is $15.00 for AARP members or $20.00 for non-members. The fee covers all classroom materials. Coffee and rolls will be served.

Please see the AARP Smart Driver Course page on the police department website for registration details.
Please Keep Leaves Off Roselle Streets  
rake leaves The beauty of autumn often brings additional yard work. When raking or blowing leaves this fall, please remember to keep the leaves off the curbs and streets and out of stormwater drains. Leaves clog stormwater drains and add to area flooding problems.

Also remember, it is not permitted to burn yard waste in Roselle or in unincorporated areas served by the Roselle Fire Protection District.
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