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November 12, 2015
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Holiday Light Recycling Program
ComEd: Beware of Scammers
New Fire Chief Sworn In
Celebrate the Season
LPHS Theater Production: Picnic
Community Clinic November 14
Cooking Oil Recycling Event
Notes from Republic Services
History Museum Open House December 6

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 Upcoming Events

November 12: Elgin O'Hare Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan open house, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Itasca Recreation Center, 350 E. Irving Park Rd., hosted by the DuPage County of Transportation and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Communities within the study area include all or portions of: Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Elk Grove Village, Franklin Park, Hanover Park, Itasca, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Wood Dale.
 
November 19: League of Women Voters of Roselle/Bloomingdale join the LWV of Wheaton, the LWV of Elmhurst, and the LWV of Downers Grove-Lisle-Woodridge for "Heroin: The Human Story" at the Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 Blanchard Rd., Wheaton. Meet and greet starts at 7:00 p.m. with the program following at 7:30. This presentation is free and open to the public. 
 
November 23: Proposed 2016 Budget discussion during the Committee of the Whole meeting, immediately following the Village Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. The proposed 2016 budget is available on the Village website.

November 26 & 27: Village Hall Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

November 26: Second Annual Exploding Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, benefiting the Roselle fireworks display. Race starts at 8:00 a.m., registration fee is $30.

December 4: Roselle Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party & Awards Banquet, 6:30 p.m. at Bloomingdale Golf Club. Jared Wickstrom of Wickstrom Chevrolet will be recognized as Business Person of the Year, and Don Smolinski will be recognized with a service award. Reservations are being accepted through November 27. Call the Chamber office at (630) 894-3010 for more information.  
 Holiday Light Recycling Program

Roselle residents can recycle broken and tangled strands of non-working holiday lights through a program sponsored by the Village of Roselle.  
 
Bring unusable indoor, outdoor, LED, or specialty holiday lights to the holiday light recycling drop boxes located at Village Hall, 31 S. Prospect St., and at Clauss Recreation Center, 555 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
 
   Tangled Lights
 ComEd: Beware of Scammers

ComEd is urging its customers to be aware of scams amid an uptick in recent reports that scammers are targeting ComEd residential and small business customers.

The recent scams involve stories that billing cycles have changed and immediate payment is due, or that the customer's previous payments were not accepted or processed. Scammers are requesting funds between $100 to $300 from residential customers and $1,000 to $1,600 from small businesses.
 
Anyone who believes they have been a target of a scam is urged to call the Illinois Attorney General's office at 800-386-5438 or to report it on the Attorney General's website. Customers can also reach ComEd at 1-800-EDISON1 for information on their account.

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Daniel Anderson Sworn in as New Roselle Fire Chief 
Anderson Sworn In Daniel Anderson was sworn in as the new Fire Chief for the Roselle Fire Department by Mayor Gayle Smolinski during the November 9, 2015, Village Board meeting. Dan officially began his employment with the Village on November 11.
 
Dan has 26 years of progressive fire service leadership serving several municipal and fire protection district departments, most recently as the Deputy Fire Chief for the Lisle Woodridge Fire Protection District. The Village recently conducted an extensive recruitment process, which included a field of 34 candidates, for a new Fire Chief. Several Interim Fire Chiefs have served in Roselle since the retirement of Fire Chief Robert Tinucci in late 2013.  
Celebrate the Season, Tree Lighting November 28 
Santa Join the Roselle Public Library and the Village of Roselle on Saturday, November 28, as we share stories, songs and verse to welcome the start of the holiday season.  

The Celebrate the Season event begins at the Library, 40 S. Park St., at 1:00 p.m., with featured guest musician Tom Malouf. Santa Claus will arrive to greet the children and light the tree along with Mayor Smolinski and the Rose Queen in Elm Court at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Donations of new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots campaign will be accepted at this event.

Registration is not required for this free fun family event! Visit the Roselle Public Library website for more details.
Lake Park High School Theater Department Presents Picnic 
drama
Lake Park High School's theatre department season for 2015-2016 continues with the production of Picnic by William Inge. The curtain rises on this drama at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 12 through 14 at the Lake Park High School East Campus Dice Auditorium, 600. S. Medinah Road, Roselle.
 
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for non-Lake Park students; and senior citizens and Lake Park students are free. Tickets are available at the door or by pre-ordering at lptheatreboxoffice@lphs.org
Trinity Lutheran Church Hosting Community Clinic November 14 
Trinity Clinic For the ninth consecutive year, Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle is hosting "The Clinic",  a free outreach event for area residents in need, on Saturday, November 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Stop by the church at 405 S. Rush Street to receive free professional medical, dental, vision and chiropractic screenings; food; clothing; hair cuts; family photos; entertainment; a visit with Zippy the Comfort Dog; and more. Call (847) 289-7200 for additional information or to volunteer to assist during the event.
Roselle Hosting Cooking Oil Recycling Event
deep fry turkey As part of an effort to keep cooking oil out of the Village's sewer pipes, the Village of Roselle is partnering with DuPage County, SCARCE, and Green Grease Environmental to host a post-Thanksgiving cooking oil recycling event.  
 
Residents can bring used liquid cooking oil in milk jugs, buckets, or the container that the oil originally came in to the recycling event Saturday, November 28 in the Roselle Police Station parking lot, 103 S. Prospect St., between 9:00 a.m. and noon.  
 
Cooking oil causes clogs and breaks that are costly for homeowners and Villages to fix. Additionally, excess grease can interfere with water treatment at the Village's sanitary facilities. While area restaurants have grease disposal measures to keep grease out of the water sanitation system, residents typically do not.
 
For more information please visit the SCARCE website or call the Village Clerk's office at (630) 671-2802.
Notes From Republic Services   
Yard Waste Bag The last days for Republic Services to collect yard waste this year are Tuesday, November 24 and Wednesday, November 25. Yard waste pickup is scheduled to resume in April 2016.

Yard waste may be placed in compostable paper bags or in plastic bins (no larger than 32 gallons, no heavier than 50 pounds). Branches are accepted in bundles no longer than four feet, and no thicker than four inches wide, tied with rope or twine. Yard waste stickers are required on each bag, bin, or bundle for disposal.

There will be no change in the refuse and recycling pickup schedule for the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's holidays this year. Republic Services will pick up Christmas trees for recycling on regular pickup days December 29 through January 13. Yard waste stickers are not required for Christmas tree disposal.
 
Questions? Call Republic Services at (847) 981-0091. 
History Museum Hosting Christmas Open House December 6 
History museum The Roselle History Museum is hosting its annual Christmas Open House on December 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
 
Residents are invited to view exhibits illustrating Roselle's history at the Museum Campus, 102 S. Prospect St., while enjoying refreshments. Door prizes will be awarded at the open house.
 
Visit the Roselle History Museum website for details.  
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