KANE COUNTY—Do you have any unused prescription medication in your home? If so, there’s something you can do with that medication instead of flushing it down the toilet or letting it sit idly on the counter.
The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced that collisions between vehicles and deer declined in 2010, and reminded motorists to once again be alert for deer along roadways during one of their most active periods of the year.
ST. CHARLES—Kane County reported its first human case of West Nile virus for 2011 this past week, a 63-year-old woman from St. Charles.
State Representative Kay Hatcher (left) visited Schmidt’s Towne Tap in Elburn on Wednesday to collect signed petitions from constituents helping get her name on the ballot for a re-election bid in the 50th District.
ELBURN—The 5th Annual Charity Car/Motorcycle Show brought in $10,000 for Special Olympics and attracted 145 cars, trucks and motorcycles.
CHICAGO—If you’re looking for a job, you may see ads for staffing agencies that promise results. Many of these services may be legitimate and helpful, but others may misrepresent their services, promote outdated or fictitious job offerings, or charge high fees in advance for services that may not lead to a job.
KANE COUNTY—Halloween is best known for spooky costumes and scary pranks. Unfortunately, Halloween also is becoming is one of the deadliest times of the year on roads because of drunken driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
GENEVA—The Forest Preserve District of Kane County reminds preserve users to keep safety in mind when visiting forest preserves, parks and other large public areas, in the wake of recent vehicle burglaries in Kane and surrounding counties.
GENEVA—The Delnor Foundation invites all local residents to make an impact on cancer care in the Fox Valley community by attending the 2011 Gala “Footloose and Cancer Free.”
GENEVA—Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay and U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren announced last week that Kane County has been awarded a $1.04 million grant to address lead-based paint hazards in area homes and to develop a county-wide Healthy Homes Program.
KANE COUNTY—October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the color of the ribbon is purple.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS—The Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Fall Product Program now gives community members the chance to donate snack items and new magazines to members of the military while helping raise funds to support local Girl Scouts.
KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Farm Bureau Foundation awarded more than $1,300 in grant funds to FFA Chapters in the county.
Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts filled downtown Elburn to the brim on Sunday to collect toys and food for those in need during the annual DuKane chapter of A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) Toy and Food Run.
FOX VALLEY—State Representative Kay Hatcher (R-Yorkville) is co-sponsoring a local hearing of the House Task Force on Emergency Medical Services Funding on Monday, Oct. 17, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus.
KANE, MCHENRY COUNTIES—Drivers are needed for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs of McHenry and Kane Counties to help provide transportation for area senior citizens in need.
700 bikers ride for charity
ELBURN—Motorcyclists with toys strapped to their bikes will be in town Sunday, Oct. 9, as they gather at Knuckleheads Tavern in Elburn for the DuKane Toy and Food Run to benefit local DuPage and Kane County charities.
GENEVA—Looking for something to do with all those acorns and hickory nuts on your lawn? The Forest Preserve District needs acorns and hickory nuts—lots of them.
AURORA—Blackberry Farm will celebrate the fall season throughout October with its popular Pumpkin Weekends.