April 15, 2016

Village Officials 


Village President

Al Larson



Marge Connelly

Tom Dailly

George Dunham

Frank Kozak

Mark Madej

Jack Sullivan


Village Clerk

Marilyn Karr


Village Manager

Brian Townsend


View all village meetings on the calendar

In This Issue....

Schaumburg High Students Impress with Youth In Government Presentations

Students from Schaumburg High School took time out of their day to participate in the village's annual Youth In Government program. Students put together presentations on proposals to be considered for adoption and presented their proposals to elected officials. Topics included opportunities in increased social media engagement, a proposed career fair, the purchase of public safety training equipment and the creation of a poetry event at the Prairie Center. After deliberation, Mayor Al Larson and board members selected the winning proposal to create a poetry event as an opportunity to give youth a voice and to promote cultural arts. This program will be funded for future implementation by the village at an amount not to exceed $5,000. The village thanks Schaumburg High School and all the students who participated in another successful Youth In Government event.
New Brush Collection Program Begins for Single Family Residences in May

Schaumburg's 2016 Brush Collection Program will begin in May with two pick-ups offered for single family residences. Please see schedule and zone map posted on the village's website. It is not necessary to call for brush collection or to create a Customer Service Request; just follow the schedule as listed. Please note that zones and boundaries have changed from last year. This program is open to single-family residences only.
Brush must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. of the Monday of your scheduled week. It may take crews up to five days to complete collection in each zone. Residents are asked to follow the brush preparation guidelines listed on the village's website to ensure their material is collected as part of the program.
Final Week to Submit Annual Scholarship Applications

Next week is the final week to submit applications for the 23rd Annual Community Scholarship. The deadline is 3 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2016.

The program is offered by Schaumburg Village President Al Larson in cooperation with Business and Career Services, Inc., and provides scholarship funding to qualified residents to pursue educational training, upgrading or retraining. Scholarships can be applied towards tuition, books and any other commensurate educational expenses. A President's Committee will select all winners of the program. For more information and to apply, visit the village's website.
Numismatic Rarities Convention Coming to Renaissance April 27-30

The Central States Numismatic Society Convention will be coming to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel April 27-30. Open to the public, the event features two separate and distinct major Signature Sales of numismatic rarities cataloged and conducted by Heritage Auctions of Dallas, Texas. One sale will focus on rare coins, while the other will be devoted exclusively to collectable paper money and related ephemera. In addition, there will be more than 300 booths with leading dealers from no less than 40 states, as well as educational exhibits, club meetings, programs and seminars. For more information, visit the website.
Spring Cleaning? Get Rid of It at Annual Recycling Event on April 23
Schaumburg's Annual Recycling Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the School District 54 Office located at 524 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg. The event is free to the public and offered by the Village of Schaumburg's Environmental Committee, School District 54 and Schaumburg Township District Library.
Please visit the village's website for a complete list of acceptable items. Those with questions can dial 311 in Schaumburg or call (847) 895-4500 outside of Schaumburg.
Donate Coats to Needy Families
The Woodfield Area Children's Organization is collecting gently-used children and adult-size coats through the end of April as part of its annual coat drive. Coats of all kind are being accepted and should be laundered before being donated.

Gently-used coats can be dropped off at the following locations: Corinium Cleaners, 2325 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg; McDonald's, 522 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg; or McDonald's, 1775 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows.
Pre-Order Plants at Native Plant Sale
The public can pre-order plants from the Native Plant Sale hosted by Schaumburg Community Garden Club and Spring Valley Nature Center. Orders must be submitted by Friday, April 15. Plants can also be purchased at the sale that will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at the Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg. The event is free. For more information, call (847) 985-2100 or visit the website.


Speaking of Schaumburg

Speaking of Schaumburg is a monthly program where Mayor Al Larson offers his own unique insight and knowledge of the village and its history through interviews with village staff, officials and prominent residents. Watch the April 2016 Speaking of Schaumburg. 

This weekly e-newsletter provides timely information on general news and events from the Village of Schaumburg.
sixty60th Anniversary Fun Fact
Originally known as Roselle Field, the Schaumburg Airport was annexed in 1964, acquired by the Village of Schaumburg in 1996, and is now known as the Schaumburg Regional Airport. Today, this general aviation airport is home to approximately 90 aircraft and handles about 35,000 operations per year. The airport generates a total economic impact to the region of more than $18.9 million annually.
butterSchaumburg Spreads PB & J for Hunger Relief
Recently volunteers, employees and Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson and Village Board member Frank Kozak gathered for a Which Wich "spreading party" at the Schaumburg location where they made 100 sandwiches to donate to the Community Crisis Center in nearby Elgin. The group also donated PB & J materials for an additional 300 sandwiches to the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry and another 100 to The Barn Senior Program. The event was coordinated in honor of National PB & J Day where Cook County Which Wich locations used the opportunity to donate sandwiches through their Project PB & J program.
transitTake Advantage of Transit Benefits
If you're looking for a way to save on your commuting costs, consider signing up for the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Transit Benefit Fare program. It's a great benefit that saves employees up to 40 percent annually on commuting costs while also reducing the company's payroll taxes. It's simple to enroll and the cost savings and environmental benefits are priceless.  

The RTA Transit Benefit Fare program is easy and affordable. It serves more than 1,400 companies throughout the Chicago region.  Over 22,000 employees enjoy the benefit of saving money while commuting on the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, Pace, South Shore, Amtrak, Chicago Water Taxi, and other public transportation providers. The low-cost program is easy for organizations to administer and manage, and provides a one-stop shop for all your employees' transit needs. 

Here's how it works:
  • Check with your employer to see if they offer the RTA Transit Benefit Fare program.
  • If they offer the program, sign up!
  • If your employer doesn't offer the program, encourage them to enroll in the program online or contact the RTA at (312) 913-3230.
  • Once your employer has enrolled into the RTA Transit Benefit Fare program, just sign up!
Learn more about the RTA Transit Benefit Fare program by visiting their website.
businessApril Business of the Month: Woodfield Area Children's Organization
The Woodfield Area Children's Organization (WACO) is an all-volunteer run, 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves disadvantaged children in the northwest and western suburbs. Since WACO is run exclusively by volunteers, 97 percent of the funds raised go directory toward advancing their mission of helping children in need.

WACO hosts a number of events throughout the year to help disadvantaged children, as well as fundraise, to advance the organization's mission. WACO's most distinguished annual events include its Wingfest fundraiser in Schaumburg; Charity Food Drive held in partnership with School District 54; Book Drive held in partnership with local businesses; Used Coat Drive held at Corinium Cleaners in Schaumburg, and the School Supplies Drive which is held every August in cooperation with School Districts 54 and 211, as well as many Schaumburg businesses, to help collect school supplies for economically disadvantaged children.

WACO has received the Volunteer Organization of the Year award from the Village of Schaumburg, the Golden Rule award from J.C. Penny, the Heart of Gold award from the United Way, as well as number of other honors received from notable organizations such as the Marine Corps, School District 54 and the City of Elgin.
screenSit Back and Enjoy Local Film Fest
Tickets are still available for Schaumburg's Screen Test Student Fest, a local film fest festival with an international scope, which celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday April 16 at the Prairie Center for the Arts.

The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. with Screen Test Jr., a collection of shorts by student filmmakers in grades 5-8. The films, all less than 10 minutes long, cover a wide range of genres including drama, comedy, animation and nonfiction. Local directors will be present to discuss their films while out-of-state filmmakers will communicate via a live internet video feed. Audience members and filmmakers are invited to a free donut and bagel reception prior to the screenings.

Tickets cost $5 for Screen Test Jr., $5 for Matinée Internationale, and $10 ($5 students/seniors) for the Festival and Competition. A full day festival pass for all three screenings costs $15 ($10 students/seniors). Tickets can be ordered online or by calling (847) 895-3600. Seating is general admission.
ConstructionConstruction Updates
For a link to all village projects, please visit the website.
Sidewalk Improvements on Municipal Grounds
Beginning Saturday, April 16, the village's contractor will begin preparation required to install a new pedestrian walkway to the Ecce Hora sculpture that is located on the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Grounds just west of the Nursing Division property. To access the site to complete the improvements, the contractor will require a lane closure on eastbound Schaumburg Road while work is taking place. The project will take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting. The walkway will provide improved accessibility to the benches, once re-installed, to view the sculpture. 

I-90 Tollway Updates
The eastbound entrance ramp to I-90 at Barrington Road remains closed with a posted detour routing traffic to Roselle Road. Please plan additional time if traveling along Roselle Road. If you need to access eastbound I-90, please consider using alternate ramps farther to the east. The Barrington Road ramp is expected to reopen to traffic on May 15.

The Meacham Road bridge contractor plans to install the first section of the new bridge deck on Friday, April 15. Expect one lane in each direction on Meacham Road over I-90 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for concrete trucks to be staged next to the east half of the bridge.

Both the Roselle Road and Meacham Road bridge contractors will continue bridge deck installation through the end of the month. Be sure to visit the village's website for further information and other updates on this project.


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April 15: Cubs Program
The Schaumburg Township District Library will present "1906 Cubs vs. 2016 Cubs" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, April 15 at the library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg. Registration is required for this free program. To register, call (847) 923-3347.


April 16: Hearts for Hope
The 27th Annual Hearts for Hope Dinner and Auction will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at Chandler's Chop House, 401 N. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities services in the northwest suburbs. For more information, visit the website.


April 19: Steve McClanahan
Enjoy a performance from vocalist Steve McClanahan from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. For more information, visit the website.


April 29: Joey Edwin
Enjoy the many talents of Joey Edwin from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, April 29 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. For more information, visit the website.


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