March 3, 2016 
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Community Meeting: ComEd High Voltage Line
Village, Police Department on Facebook
Rose Queen Pageant
Relay for Life Teams Now Forming

 Community Coupons  
Upcoming Events

March 5: Coffee With the Village Board, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Village Hall, 31 S. Prospect St.

March 10:
League of Women Voters of Roselle/Bloomingdale Drinks & Dialog event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 8,000 Miles restaurant, 107 Main St., Roselle. This League event will feature a discussion about the Roselle School District 12 referendum that will appear on the March 15 ballot, led by community volunteer Kim Hoarle.

March 14: Application deadline to participate in the 2016
Roselle Citizen Police Academy.
The Academy starts on March 17 and will meet on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. through the end of May.

March 15: General Primary Election Day. Visit the Village Clerk's website for an election calendar and for additional voter information.

April 8: Deadline for Roselle Chamber of Commerce & Industry scholarship applications. A minimum of two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2016-17 academic year. Applications are  available for download from the Chamber of Commerce website. 

Quick Links 
Additional Community Meeting Planned to Provide Updates About ComEd's Proposed West Central Reliability Project
Electrical Wires
Mayor Smolinski and the Board of Trustees will hold an additional meeting to update the community about its response to 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. This meeting will be held on Monday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Park High School West Campus Auditorium, 500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Roselle.

A coalition of communities, including Roselle, Schaumburg, Hanover Park, Itasca, and Elk Grove Village, have met repeatedly over the last several weeks in an effort to develop a coordinated and multi-community response to the proposed project. This coalition has met with expert legal counsel that have previously litigated cases before the Illinois Commerce Commission (which regulates utility projects in Illinois), and lobbyist/consulting firms that have specific experience developing advocacy strategies. This work is being done in anticipation of opposing the project by intervening in ComEd's case before the ICC. While ComEd has not yet filed its proposed plan with the ICC, the utility previously stated it will do so sometime in March. Information about the coalition's work will be presented in detail at the March 21 meeting.

The Illinois Commerce Commission is currently accepting public comments regarding ComEd's proposed plan. Visit the ICC website 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. The ICC Consumer Services Division will also accept comments via telephone. Call 1-800-524-0795 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to speak to an ICC representative. Additionally, State Representative Michelle Mussman is circulating a digital petition urging the ICC to stop the West Central Reliability Project. Visit the 
digital petition page online to sign it and leave further comments.

More information about the proposed project and Village's coordinated response can be found on the Village's website
Village Expanding, Adding Facebook Pages 
The Village of Roselle launched a Facebook page back in May 2015 to promote business and economic development news in Roselle. The page has been renamed "Village of Roselle - Choose Roselle" and expanded to include general news from Village Hall. The page's feed will continue to provide followers with local business news, along with information about services, programs, and events from the Village of Roselle.

Additionally, the Roselle Police Department launched their own Facebook page this week. The Roselle Fire Department will also join Facebook later this year.  
Rose Queen Scholarship Pageant March 4 
roses and tiara
The Annual Rose Queen Scholarship Pageant will be held tomorrow, 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.
Relay for Life Teams Now Forming
Relay For Life Teams are now forming for the Relay for Life Roselle, Bloomingdale, Itasca and Medinah scheduled for June 10, 6:00 p.m. to midnight at Lake Park High School East Campus, 600 Medinah Rd. Funds raised at this event will be used by the American Cancer Society for research, education, early detection programs, and more.

Relay for Life team meetings will be held on March 8, April 5 or May 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran School Library, 405 S. Rush St., Roselle. To form a team or join an existing team, register online or contact Event Chairperson Maryann Grygiel at (630) 893-6647 or email

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