October 15, 2015
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
"Socktober" Sock Drive
AARP Smart Driver Course
Lack of State Budget: Vehicle Registration Renewal Reminders Not Being Mailed
V Thai Restaurant Grand Opening
Holiday Meal Box Donation Program

 Community Coupons  
Upcoming Events

October 23 & 24: Roselle United Methodist Church hosting "Craftapalooza" event, open to the community.
All participants will will have a dedicated crafting space. Hours: Friday, October 23, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 24, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Fee is $25 for Friday only, $40 for Saturday only, or $55 for both days. Meals and snacks are included.

October 28: Village of Roselle Comprehensive Plan Update Public Forum, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Village Hall, 31 S. Prospect St. Can't make the forum but still want to provide input? Visit the Ideas page on the Comprehensive Plan Update website to participate. 
Socktober Sock Drive Continues Through
October 30

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.
  Socktober Bin    

Quick Links 
Roselle Police Department Hosting AARP Smart Driver Course 
AARP Drivers The 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.
Illinois Secretary of State Office Suspends Mailing Vehicle Registration Renewal Reminders  
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White recently announced that his office is suspending mailing vehicle registration renewal reminders to the public due to the lack of a state budget. Those who want to continue receiving a reminder must sign-up to receive electronic reminder notices.

This measure is expected to save the Illinois Secretary of State's Office approximately $450,000 per month. This practice is expected to continue at least until a state budget is approved.

Residents who receive vehicle registration renewal notices via email will continue to have access to a pin number needed to renew their sticker online. Those who do not sign up for the electronic alerts will have to renew their vehicle stickers in person at a Secretary of State office.

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V Thai Restaurant Hosting Grand Opening Celebration 
V Thai Restaurant in Roselle is hosting a Grand Opening Celebration this Tuesday, October 20. Mayor Smolinski will be at the restaurant, 892 Lake St., at 11:45 a.m. for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. As part of the Grand Opening, V Thai is running a "Two Buck Thai" promotion that runs on October 20 from noon until 5:00 p.m. Check out Roselle's newest restaurant!

Deadline to Participate in Holiday Meal Box Program is Tomorrow 
As part of their outreach program focused on hunger, Roselle United Methodist Church is participating in the distribution of holiday meals for families in need this Thanksgiving, in partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Community support is requested to make this program successful in Roselle. Each holiday meal box feeds a family of eight and includes a 12 to 14 lb. turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, fruit, vegetables, dessert, and coffee. For only $16, interested donors can pre-order a meal box to be distributed to a local family in need. The deadline for pre-orders is tomorrow, October 16.

The church's goal is to distribute 100 meal boxes this year. Visit the Northern Illinois Food Bank website to make a donation, using the RUMC Community Food Pantry - 1039A code for participating agency name and number.

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