Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Looking for work? More than 70 employers will be represented at the College of Lake County's job fair on Thursday.
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Job seekers are invited to attend the JobMarketPlace Job Fair on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by the College of Lake County Career and Placement Services office. The fair will be held from 1-5 p.m. in the P.E. Center, Building 7, 19351 W. Washington St., in Grayslake. This is Lake County’s largest job fair, where participants can explore full-time, part-time, seasonal and professional job opportunities with more than 70 employers. In 2012, about 50 employers attended the annual job fair, according to Sylvia Johnson Jones, executive director of the CLC Career and Placement Services office. "It appears that the number of employers registering for JobMarketPlace may be an indication that the economy is picking back up. Employers have job …
The bill, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would prohibit all teens 17 and younger from using UV tanning beds.
Legislation to ban minors from indoor tanning beds was sent to Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday after being approved by the Illinois Senate. House Bill 188, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would ban Illinois minors age 17 and younger from UV tanning beds. Currently, minors ages 14 to 17 are allowed to tan if they provide a parent's signature. Spray-on tanning is exempt from the legislation, as is phototherapy, which applies to situations where a physician supervises tanning when it is necessary to treat a medical condition. Radogno said in a press release that she sponsored the bill to protect Illinois minors from the serious health risks involved with indoor tanning beds. “Not only do children not realize …
If your home was damaged by the recent floods, here is some information that you need to know before an inspector comes to your property.
Inspectors from FEMA have begun meeting with disaster applicants in McHenry, Lake, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, Cook, LaSalle, Kendall, Will, Grundy and Fulton counties. Inspectors are reviewing damage caused by severe storms and flooding from April 16 through May 5, 2013. Here is what you should expect if your storm/flood-damaged home is inspected: The inspector will ask you for identification and proof of ownership and occupancy if you are a homeowner. If you are a renter only occupancy will be verified. You can speed up the process by having the following appropriate documents on hand: -A photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport. -Proof of occupancy, which may include any one of the following: -Proof of ownership, which may …
The popular art festival will take place May 25-26.
Barrington Art Festival will kick off the summer season in town this weekend. The annual event featuring various mediums of art from more than 130 artists worldwide will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Barrington Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, May 26. In addition to checking out the artwork, there will also be kids activities, food and other entertainment. Admission to the festival is free. Related: Barrington Art Festival Photos
The district is looking to hire 33 employees and purchase more equipment, the Daily Herald reports.
The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District has started the process of finding its own staff and equipment, the Daily Herald reports. The fire district is separating from the village of Barrington’s fire department at the end of 2013 due to disagreements in how much equipment and personnel is needed to operate the district effectively. Currently, the village provides manpower and gear for the district, which provides fire protection to areas surrounding Barrington. Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District President Tom Rowan told the Daily Herald the district is looking for 33 employees and enough equipment to operate Fire Station 2 and 3, located in Barrington Hills.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Here is a list of organizations helping the victims of Monday's devastating tornado in Moore, Okla.
A massive tornado touched down Monday in Moore, Okla., leaving a reported 51 people dead, including at least seven children. Those numbers are expected to continue to rise. Images show fires burning and buildings ruined for as far as the eye can see. Many Americans are wondering how they can help the residents of this devastated town just outside Oklahoma City. Below is a list of how you can help right now, according to the Huffington Post: The Oklahoma City Red Cross will open shelters as first responders assess damage. The organization says the best way to help is to donate at RedCross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999. The Salvation Army has mobilized a number of emergency relief services in Oklahoma, including Moore, to dispense food, …
All of Illinois is in the "slight risk" category for severe storms.
Several counties in Illinois are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 3 a.m. The following counties are included in the watch, according to the National Weather Service: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Ford, Grundy, Henry, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, McHenry, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will and Winnebago. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center placed all of Illinois in the "slight risk" category for severe weather for Monday. Most of Illinois, with the exception of far western portions of the state, is in the "slight risk" category for Tuesday.
GiGi's Playhouse officially opened online registration for its annual 5K fundraising and awareness event. A celebration of children and adults living inspirational lives.
The 2013 event will be held Sunday, June 9 at the Arboretum of South Barrington. Registration links can be found on the GiGi's Playhouse web site at www.gigisplayhouse.org/5K. As one of two marquee fundraising events per year, GiGi's Playhouse attracts over 3,000 participants and guests. Guests will also enjoy a DJ, inflatable bounce houses and face painting activities for children, food & refreshments, and more. Registrants can choose to participate in a 5K run or 1 mile walk. Thereafter, kids can choose to participate in a short "Dash for Down syndrome." Guests can cheer on family and friends alongside GiGi as they all cross the finish line. "Our 5K event is very special for many reasons," says GiGi's Playhouse founder and CEO Nancy …
The Lake County Forest Preserve District's overall budget for 2013-14 decreased $12.4 million over the last fiscal year.
To keep more than 30,000 acres of forest preserves in Lake County safe, clean and open for people to enjoy, the Lake County Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners adopted a reduced fiscal year 2013-2014 budget of $101.5 million at its May 14 meeting. For the fifth consecutive year, total forest preserve property tax revenues collected are projected to decrease substantially due to declines in Lake County’s equalized assessed value (EAV), and because of the district's conservative budgeting practices and wise use of available fiscal resources. The overall budget decreased $12.4 million (11 percent) from the previous year, primarily due to an $11.4 million (21.5 percent) decrease in the capital budget. Of property taxes collected in…
The team will take on Huntley High School on May 21 for the chance to compete in the sectional championships.
Barrington High School’s Girls Soccer Team is heading to the sectional semi-finals game tomorrow to take on Huntley High School, according to the IHSA website. The team beat Lake Zurich High School in the regional finals game to advance to the next level. The semi-finals game will be held May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Jacobs High School in Algonquin. The winner of the game will compete in the Algonquin (Jacobs) Sectional Championships on May 24. The Girls Soccer state finals are set for June 1.