ELBURN—Did you get a new TV for Christmas? Are you ready to throw out the old computer? You will have to find other ways to get rid of these outdated products, according to a new law.
Variety of electronics banned from landfills
OAK PARK, Ill.—The Illinois Recycling Association announces a ban on the disposal of electronics in Illinois landfills as of Jan. 1.
AURORA—The Aurora Funders Consortium, consisting of Aurora Township, the INC Board, NFP and the United Way of the Fox Valley, has posted its 2012-13 funding application online at http://www.incboard.org/ApplReport.htm. All applications are due no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.
GENEVA—If you love animals and have two hours a week to spare, you might consider a volunteer program developed by Kane County Animal Control.v
SYCAMORE—Whether you’re looking for a candle, gem stones and jewelry, or a healing herbal treatment, you will find a calming and peaceful environment at Serendipity, a holistic wellness and gift space in Sycamore at 1325 E. State St.
ST. CHARLES—An Aurora woman awaits sentencing that could include prison time for her role in a deadly crash on Route 47 that killed two area motorcyclists and injured several others nearly three years ago.
CHICAGO—The National Weather Service is forecasting that this winter will be “colder and wetter than average.”
AURORA—Senator Chris Lauzen invites local military families with active servicemen and women to record and send a free personalized holiday season video greeting to their deployed family members.
Illinois—The Legislative Audit Commission announced this week that it is accepting applications from people interested in appointment as Auditor General of the State of Illinois.
CHICAGO—A new program by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will provide first responders with critical information to improve emergency care for anyone involved in a car crash.
CHICAGO—Illinois transportation and law enforcement officials stress safety by urging motorists to prepare for unfavorable winter driving conditions.
WAYNE—Robert J. Molitor of Wayne was sworn in as a member of the Board of Directors for The Center for Developmental Disabilities Advocacy and Community Supports.
KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Sheriff’s Office presented its Roscoe Ebey Award to three nominees each of the last two years. This year, however, Sheriff Pat Perez knew that one nominee truly stood out from the rest of the field.
GENEVA—Conditions are once again almost right for the Forest Preserve District to perform prescribed burns in various natural areas throughout Kane County.
CHICAGO—Although winter officially arrives in five weeks, winter weather in Illinois could arrive much sooner.
GENEVA—U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) is now accepting applications for spring semester internships in both his Washington, DC and Geneva offices.
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.