February 25, 2016 
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
License Plate Renewal Reminders Suspended
Message from the Mayor: ComEd's Proposed High Voltage Line
Restaurant Week
History Museum Fundraiser
Rose Queen Pageant

 Community Coupons  
Upcoming Events

February 27: Schaumburg Township is hosting an informational meeting about ComEd's West Central Reliability Project, including a discussion on the potential effect on property values within a one-mile radius of the project, at 10:30 a.m. at the Schaumburg Township Office, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates.

February 27: Jen Fisher Books is hosting a book signing featuring illustrator and Roselle resident Ginger Seehafer at the store, 100 E. Irving Park Rd., from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ginger will sign her book "Rudy's New Human" (written by Roxanna Elden).

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.

March 1: League of Women Voters of Roselle/Bloomingdale is hosting their monthly meeting with a presentation on "The Clean
Water Act and the Future of our Freshwater Resources", at 7:00 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale. This event is free and open to the public. 

License Plate Renewal Reminder Mailings Suspended 

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's office announced back in October that the mailing of vehicle registration renewal reminders to the public was suspended due to the lack of a state budget. Those who want to continue receiving a reminder must sign-up to receive electronic reminder notices. Call 800-252-8980 for more information. 

Quick Links 
Message from the Mayor:
ComEd's Proposed West Central Reliability Project

Mayor Smolinski
On November 30, 2015, ComEd notified me about their proposed plan to construct a high-voltage transmission line through Roselle. I was honestly blindsided by this, and surprised at just how far along ComEd was in its planning process without us knowing anything about it. ComEd is proposing to construct a 138kV electric line between its substations in Bartlett and Itasca, running through Roselle along I-390 (Elgin-O'Hare Expressway). What that means in Roselle is that this high-voltage line will be in very close proximity to many of our residential neighborhoods.
Numerous informational meetings have been held since then - some have been public open houses conducted by ComEd, some have been meetings with the mayors and administration staff from our neighboring communities (Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Itasca, Schaumburg), and some have included officials from the Illinois Tollway and our elected township, county and state officials. The Village Board held a Town Hall meeting for the community in February, and will hold another one in March (date TBA).
In Roselle, we are working diligently to gather and share information to determine the best course of action to either stop ComEd or find alternatives to this project. Our staff is in daily communications with ComEd officials, the Illinois Commerce Commission (who regulates utility projects), and other public officials in preparation to intervene in the process.
Many of our residents have reached out and asked me what they can do to help. Our best courses of action right now are to leave a direct comment with the ICC online (scroll down to find "Non-Docketed - ComEd Proposed New West Central Transmission Line") and to sign State Representative Michelle Mussman's digital petition urging the ICC to stop the project. We are addressing this project on a daily basis, and will keep our community informed on our next steps, which are anticipated sometime in March.
It is heartening to hear of the grass roots efforts and people willing to get involved. Thank you, to our homeowners associations for organizing a Facebook page and helping people to sign the online petitions, to our local, county, township, and state officials for assisting us in this process, and to our neighboring communities for collaborating to find the best approach to ComEd on this project.

More information about the proposed project and Village's coordinated response can be found on the Village's website
Meet Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week
Continues Through Sunday 
restaurant week Meet Chicago Northwest's annual Restaurant Week continues through this Sunday, February 28. The annual culinary celebration of the northwest suburbs finest dining features prix fixe menus ranging from $10 to $20 for lunch and $20 to $40 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity).

Over 35 area restaurants are participating 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.

Roselle History Museum Hosting "Sip & Paint" Fundraiser   
History museum
The Roselle History Museum is hosting a "Sip & Paint" fundraiser tomorrow, February 26, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the museum, 39 E. Elm St.

Cost to participate is $40 per person and includes two hours of painting with local artist Paulina Engel, along with wine and cheese pairings. Registration is required, please call (630) 351-5300 to register.

Rose Queen Scholarship Pageant March 4 
roses and tiara
The Annual Rose Queen Scholarship Pageant will be held on Friday, March 4, at the Lake Park High School West Campus Auditorium, 500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., at 7:00 p.m.

The purpose of the Rose Queen Scholarship Pageant is to offer local high school women an annual opportunity to compete for college scholarships totaling over $3,000. The pageant consists of judging in five areas: personal interview with the judges prior to the pageant, sportswear, talent, formal wear, and a Q&A opportunity as part of the pageant event.
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