January 14, 2016 
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Holiday Light Recycling Program
ComEd Hosting Open House Meetings
Fireworks Donation
Choose DuPage Workforce Study
Citizen Police Academy

 Community Coupons  
Upcoming Events
January 20: Technology Center of DuPage, Annual Open House, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 301 S. Swift Rd., Addison. The career campus offers 21 advanced career programs from engineering to EMT to culinary arts for high school juniors and seniors in the DuPage County area, including Lake Park District 108. For more information, call (630) 691-7572.

January 23:
Sister Cities Mid-Winter Dance, 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 405 Rush St. Tickets are $30 in advance ($35 at the door) and can be ordered by calling (630) 518-8266. Visit the Sister Cities Commission website for details.

January 28: Rose Queen Pageant Applications are due. The Annual Rose Queen Pageant will be held on Friday, February 27, at Lake Park High School West Campus.

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  

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ComEd Hosting High-Voltage Line Open House Today
Electrical Wires
ComEd is hosting an open house meeting today from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion 1084 Post, 344 E. Maple Ave., to provide details about its West Central Reliability Project. The plan includes installing a new 138kV electric line that will run from Bartlett to Itasca through Roselle, along the south side of I-390 (Elgin-O'Hare Expressway).

It is important for Roselle residents to be informed about the plan that ComEd is proposing for its West Central Reliability Project. The proposal calls for steel poles that could be up to 170 feet high that may be located adjacent to residential property.

The open house meetings will provide details on the $58 million project, including pole heights, pole placements, and the impact of the project on the surrounding communities. ComEd will host additional open house meetings from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the following schedule:
  • January 19 at the Schaumburg Park District Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Rd., Schaumburg;
  • January 27 at American Legion Post 1084, 344 E. Maple Ave., Roselle.
To submit feedback, attend an open house meeting or visit the Village of Roselle website to fill out a comment form. More information about the West Central Reliability Project is available on the ComEd website
Donation Made For Roselle Fireworks Display   
turkey trot donation
At the January 11 Village Board meeting, Exploding Turkey Trot 5K Race Director Patrick Devitt made a donation of $5,500 to the Village for the 2016 fireworks display. The donation came from the proceeds of the 2nd Annual Exploding Turkey Trot race, which was held on Thanksgiving morning.

"Not only is the Turkey Trot a wonderful community event, but the proceeds help fund our July fireworks celebration," said Mayor Gayle Smolinski. "Patrick saw a need and found a way to help us fill it. It is a great job by all involved!"

The annual fireworks display and "Party in the Park" celebration in Roselle are scheduled for Sunday, July 3 at Lake Park High School West Campus, 500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. The remainder of the cost of the fireworks display is included in the Village's 2016 budget.
Choose DuPage Conducting Workforce Study 
Choose Dupage Choose DuPage, a public-private organization promoting economic development in DuPage County, is partnering with Jones Lang LaSalle to conduct a DuPage County Workforce Survey.

The purpose of the study is to provide a better understanding of the needs and desires of the current workforce in DuPage County, including ideal workplace environments, amenities, transportation, and more.
Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey to help address some of the important issues facing the DuPage County workforce. More information about Choose DuPage is available on their website. 
Applications Now Being Accepted for Citizen Police Academy  
PD Logo The Roselle Police Department is now accepting applications for its 2016 Citizen Police Academy. The 11-week program is scheduled to begin in March, and will meet on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. through the end of May.

The Citizen Police Academy is designed to help participants understand how the police department operates, and fosters improved relationships between police officers and citizens who work together to enhance quality of life issues in the community.

Applicants for the Roselle Citizen Police Academy must be at least 18 years of age, live or work in the Village of Roselle, and will be subject to a background check. Applications and a full program description are available on the Citizen Police Academy page on the Village's website. For more information, email Sergeant Tim Cook at or call (630) 671-4082.
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