February 4, 2016 
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Burn Awareness Week
Narcan Program Reports 100th Life Saved
Meeting for Update on ComEd High-Voltage Line Project
Roselle Police: Safe Superbowl Celebrations
Cooking Safety TIps for Superbowl Sunday
Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program

 Community Coupons  
Upcoming Events

February 9: Relay for Life Roselle, Bloomingdale, Itasca and Medinah Kickoff Event, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Holiday Inn Express, 1490 W. Lake St., Roselle. Relay for Life will take place at Lake Park High School East Campus from 6:00 p.m. to midnight on June 10.

February 18-28: Meet Chicago Northwest's 3rd Annual Restaurant Week. Visit for a list of participating restaurants.

February 19: Roselle Park District Daddy Daughter Date Night, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Clauss Recreation Center, 555 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Cost is $45 ($55 for non-residents) and includes refreshments, entertainment, and more. 

February 20: American Legion Women's Auxiliary "Evening With the Stars" Dinner & Dance at the American Legion Hall, 344 E. Maple Ave. Appetizers will be served at 6:00 p.m., buffet dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and can be purchased at the American Legion Hall.

February 21: League of Women Voters of Roselle/Bloomingdale Candidates Forum for candidates running in the contested Democratic primary election for the 8th Congressional District, 4:00 p.m. at Lake Park High School East Capmpus, 600 S. Medinah Rd.

Burn Awareness Week
February 1 through 7 is National Burn Awareness week. Check out the US Fire Administration website for burn and scald prevention resources.

Narcan Program Reports 100th Life Saved
The Village of Roselle participates in the DuPage Narcan Program, which was recently featured in the Daily Herald for saving 100 lives.  DuPage County Program Credited With Saving 100th Heroin Overdose Victim

Quick Links 
Meeting Scheduled to Provide Update About Proposed High-Voltage Electric Lines in Roselle
Electrical Wires
Mayor Smolinski and the Village Board will hold a meeting this Saturday, February 6 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Village Hall to update the community on ComEd's proposed plan to install a new 138kV electric line through Roselle along the south side of the I-390 corridor as part of its West Central Reliability Project.

During the meeting on Saturday morning, attendees will be provided further information about the Village's coordinated response to the West Central Reliability Project. More information about the West Central Reliability Project is available on the ComEd website.

Illinois Commerce Commission Accepting Public Comments
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) regulates projects proposed by utilities in Illinois and must approve ComEd's plan for the West Central Reliability Project before construction may begin. The ICC is currently accepting public comments regarding ComEd's proposed plan. Visit the ICC website at and scroll down to the non-docketed cases to find the "Non-Docketed - ComEd Proposed New West Central Transmission Line" entry in order to comment. 
Roselle Police Department Encourages Safe Celebrations Superbowl Weekend 
PD Logo The Roselle Police Department recently announced that it will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend, February 5 through 7, cracking down on drunk drivers and seat belt law violators.

Designating a sober driver and not letting friends drive drunk are just two examples of simple steps to help avoid a tragic crash or an arrest due to drunk driving. Other important tips include:
  • Call a taxi, use mass transit or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely;
  • Report drunk drivers to law enforcement;
  • Spend the night where the celebration is being held;
  • Always buckle up - it's your best defense against a drunk driver.
The Roselle Police Department's Super Bowl enforcement effort is funded with federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. 
Cooking Safety Tips For Superbowl Sunday 
football game watch The lineup for Super Bowl 50 has been set and many people will tune in this Sunday for the game, or maybe just for the commercials. Here are some celebration cooking safety tips from the US Fire Administration.

Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest day for food consumption in the United States. That means a lot of time spent planning and preparing game day snacks. Before you kick off your menu, take a look at these tips for safer cooking.

Kitchen Huddle: Prepare your cooking area. Use back burners or turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. Move things that can burn away from the stove. Keep a timer handy and use it when you're roasting or baking.

Penalty Flag: Frying poses the greatest risk of fire. Keep an eye on what you fry. Start with a small amount of oil and heat it slowly. If you see smoke or if the grease starts to boil in your pan, turn the burner off. Even a small amount of oil on a hot burner can start a fire.

Defense: Stay awake and alert while you're cooking. Stand by your pan. If you leave the kitchen, turn the burner off. Keep a large pan lid or baking sheet nearby in case you need to smother a pan fire.

Illegal Contact: Prevent burns when you're cooking. Wear short sleeves, or roll them up. Don't lean over the burner. Use potholders and oven mitts to handle hot or steaming cookware.

Defensive Linemen: Children need constant adult supervision. If you have young children in the home, keep them three feet from anything that can get hot, including the stove. Put hot objects and liquids beyond a child's reach so they can't touch or pull them down. Never hold a child when you cook.

Touchdown! Keep safety in mind when serving on game day too. If you burn candles, position them out of reach of children and away from anything that can burn. Consider using flameless candles that are lit by battery power instead. Food warmers and slow cookers get hot. Place them toward the back of the serving table so they won't get knocked off. Provide hot pads to prevent burns. Light the chafing dish fuel can after it is placed under the warmer. Make sure nothing comes in contact with the flame. If young children are in your home, supervise them and keep matches and lighters locked away.

Roselle Chamber of Commerce & Industry Scholarship 
Application Deadline April 8 
New Chamber Logo The Roselle Chamber of Commerce & Industry is offering graduating high school seniors from Roselle and/or a child of a Roselle Chamber of Commerce & Industry member-in-good-standing the opportunity to receive a scholarship towards vocational school, business school, college or university.
A minimum of two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in May for the 2016/2017 academic year. Applications are available for download from the Chamber of Commerce website.
Applicants must enter the school of their choice in the Fall semester of 2016, and must have at least a "C" average throughout high school. The Scholarship Committee will also consider applicants' special circumstances, exhibited leadership qualities among their peers, demonstrated community involvement, and communication presented in a short essay in response to a question provided within the application. Applications must be received at the Chamber office by April 8, 2016, for consideration.

Scholarship Program Grows With Help
This year's Chamber scholarship program is offering an increased number of awards through the generosity of Roselle Bank & Trust. The Chamber recognizes and thanks them for contributing a $1,000 scholarship!
Those who are similarly interested in joining the Chamber's efforts to make a difference in a young person's future should contact the Chamber Office at (630) 894-3010 by February 29.

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