February 11, 2016 
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Local Business News
American Heart Month
ComEd High-Voltage Line Project Updates
Election Calendar
Restaurant Week
Zika Virus Resources
Schaumburg Assessor's Office

 Community Coupons  
Upcoming Events

February 14: Roselle United Methodist Church hosting Community Meal, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the church, 206 S. Rush St. This event regularly takes place the second Sunday of the month and is free and open to the public.

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 Campus, 600 S. Medinah Rd.

February 26: Roselle History Museum "Sip & Paint" fundraiser, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.,  at the museum, 39 E. Elm St. Cost is $40 per person and includes two hours of painting with local artist Paulina Engel, along with wine and cheese pairings. Call (630) 351-5300 to register.

February 29:
Deadline for donations toward the
Roselle Chamber of Commerce & Industry Scholarship Program. Call the Chamber of Commerce at (630) 894-3010 for more information about this program.

Local Business News
Two new businesses have opened at the Roselle Station Plaza, just east of the Roselle Metra Station. Macc's Cafe is now open at 601 E. Irving Park Rd., and Roselle Furniture Shop & Upholstery is open at 640 E. Irving Park Rd.

 Haute Vintage, located at 113 E. Main St. in Roselle's Town Center, has just launched its new website, with plans to offer online shopping in the near future.
February is American Heart Month
Our partners at Smart911 have heart-health materials, including how to recognize a heart attack, on their website.

 Smart911 is a service that allows residents to supply personal safety information online that is automatically displayed to 9-1-1 operators and responders during an emergency.

Quick Links 
Updates About Proposed High-Voltage Electric Lines
in Roselle Posted Online 
Electrical Wires
Over 150 concerned citizens attended the informational meeting held by Mayor Smolinski and the Board of Trustees on February 6 to learn more about 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. Information shared during the meeting, along with other details about the project, is posted on the Village's website.

"The Board of Trustees and I were delighted with the turn out for Saturday's meeting," said Mayor Smolinski. "Their presence allowed us to share information, answer questions, and see just how engaged our residents are on this issue. We will have another public meeting in about a month at a venue that can accommodate all interested residents and business owners comfortably."

ComEd will also host an additional open house meeting about the proposed West Central Reliability Project tonight from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Itasca Village Hall, 550 W. Irving Park Rd. More information about the 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. 
Election Calendar for March 15 General Primary Election  
Voting Booths A general primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 15 for the nomination of Federal, State, and County candidates by an established party. Polls will be open on March 15 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Important Dates for Voters: 
  • February 16: Last day for voter registration for the March 15 General Election. Voter registration can be done at the Roselle Public Library (40 S. Park St., Roselle), the Schaumburg Public Library (130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg), the Bloomingdale Township offices (123 Rosedale Rd., Bloomingdale) or the Schaumburg Township offices (1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates). Two forms of identification are required - one must have your current address. Voter registration may also be done online
  • February 17: First day of grace period registration and voting - must be done at Election Commission Office - Cook County Clerk or DuPage County Election Commission  
  • February 29: First day for early voting at the office of the election authority or at a location designated by the election authority. 
  • March 14: Last day for grace period registration and grace period voting; last day for early voting at the office of the election authority or at a location designated by the election authority. 
  • March 15: Election Day. Polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on election day.
Meet Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week
February 18 - 28 
restaurant week Meet Chicago Northwest, the area's local visitor and convention bureau, is showcasing its third Annual Restaurant Week, February 18 through 28. This annual culinary celebration of the northwest suburbs finest dining will feature prix fixe menus ranging from $10 to $20 for lunch and $20 to $40 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity).

Nothing is required for participation in Restaurant Week 2016, but diners may want to make reservations in advance. Over 40 area restaurants are expected to participate in the Meet Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week this year. For more information about Restaurant Week 2016, including a list of participating restaurants, visit online or call (847) 490-1010.

Zika Virus Resources 
The Zika virus has been in the news recently because of an outbreak in South America that has shown a link with the virus to babies being born with microcephaly. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).

The DuPage County Health Department wants residents to be aware that the risk of Zika virus is very low in DuPage County. Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites, and the mosquito vector that carries Zika virus is rarely found here or elsewhere in northern Illinois, especially in winter time. Most cases within the United States have been travel-related.

Vist the DuPage Health Department website and the Cook County Department of Public Health website for resources and more information about the Zika virus.
News from the Schaumburg Township Assessor's Office 
Schaumburg Township
Tax Bills: First installment property tax bills for tax year 2015 arrived in the last week of January and are due on March 1, 2016. Taxpayers should note that first installment tax bills will not reflect homeowner, senior citizen or other exemptions, nor will they reflect the impact of successful assessment appeals that were filed for tax year 2015. Those will be reflected in the second installment bill, which will be mailed this summer.

Property tax payments can be made in person at the Cook County Treasurer's downtown office at 118 N. Clark Street and at any Chase Bank in the Chicago area, by mail, or on the Cook County Treasurer's website

Disabled Veterans Exemption: The Schaumburg Township Assessor's Office, along with Cook County Commissioner Timothy Schneider and Cook County Assessor Joseph Barrios, is hosting a Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption seminar on February 17 at the Schaumburg Township Building, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates, at 11:00 a.m. Attendees may fill out and submit exemption forms at this event.

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