October 8, 2015
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Youth Holiday Tree Program
National Fire Prevention Week
Comprehensive Plan Update Public Forum
Construction Update: I-390 Detours
Village Collecting New Socks for "Socktober"

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Upcoming Events

October 8: League of Women Voters of Roselle/Bloomingdale Drinks & Dialogue event at Anyway's American Grill & Pub, 304 W. Army Trail Road  Bloomingdale, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. League member Mike Murray will facilitate a discussion on the Bloomingdale Township Community Caring Coalition. The public is invited and food and drinks will be available for purchase. Membership in the League is not required to participate.
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 21 & 22: AARP Smart Driver Course at the Roselle Police Department, 103 S. Prospect St. Class meets from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and costs $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members.
Youth Holiday Tree Program Returns

The Village of Roselle is pleased to bring back the Annual Youth Holiday Tree Program again this year. Up to twenty trees will be available for decorating beginning Saturday, November 21, and will be displayed along the sidewalks that circle the Village Hall. All youth groups, classes, and clubs are invited to participate in this free program.

Trees will be assigned on a first come, first served basis and must be completed by noon on November 28. Visit the Youth Holiday Tree Program page on the Village's website for details.

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This Week is National Fire Prevention Week       
Every year, the Village of Roselle recognizes fire prevention during the month of October. National Fire Prevention Week marks the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which started on October 8 and continued through October 9 that year. This year's fire prevention theme is "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm".

According to the National Fire Protection Association, roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., when most people are asleep. Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke spreads fast during a fire, and having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half.

Visit the NFPA's Fire Prevention Week page for more information, including smoke alarm tips and facts.

Village Hosting Public Engagement Forum for Comprehensive Plan Update October 28 
The public feedback phase of the Village's Comprehensive Plan update continues, with a public forum on on Wednesday, October 28 in the Council Chambers at Village Hall, 31 S. Prospect St., from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Village's consultant team, Ginkgo Planning and Design, Inc., will facilitate the forum.

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 the three biggest challenges for the future? What would you like Roselle to be known for in the Chicago Region?

The consultant team will share initial ideas for the Village's Town Center and the Metra station area, new trails for pedestrians and bicyclists, sites near the I-390 Interchange, and other exciting opportunities. Online and social media tools, including an interactive website for submitting ideas to the Comprehensive Plan Update team, will be showcased.

All residents and business owners are invited to participate in this opportunity to help craft a bold plan for the future of Roselle that captures the vision of the community and inspires action. For more information on the Plan and the Forum, please visit the Village's website.

I-390 Detours Again 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 for a second time and have been again rescheduled for this weekend. The closures will occur overnight on October 10 and 11, 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 10 with all eastbound lanes scheduled to reopen by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 11. Westbound detours are expected to begin between Mitchell Blvd. and Roselle Rd. at 9:00 p.m. on October 11. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 6:00 a.m. on Monday, October 12.

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.

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