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2017 Governor’s Hometown Award Recognizes Round Lake Beach Mobile Eye-VIPS

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The Village of Round Lake Beach to be Honored at the Old State Capitol November 8, 2017 The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Commission) will present 14 localities with honors for the 2017 Governor’s Hometown Awards program during a special reception at the Old State Capitol on November 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. The Governor’s Hometown Awards program gives formal recognition to communities that contributed to their community’s quality of life via projects that have strong volunteer support, met a need, and made a definitive impact. “We are pleased that through the preliminary round of judging, 14 localities have been recognized as either cup finalists or project winners of the program,” said Commission Executive Director Scott McFarland. “It was clear that many

Mano a Mano Announces Leadership Transition

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Megan McKenna will become Director of Strategy and Development and Lourdes Shanjani will be the new Executive Director Serving the Lake County community since 2000, Mano a Mano Family Resource Center announces that Executive Director Megan McKenna will now become the organization’s first Director of Strategy and Development and that Program Manager Lourdes Shanjani will become the organization’s fourth Executive Director, effective November 1, 2017. McKenna’s contributions to Mano a Mano as the executive director have been invaluable. Under McKenna’s leadership, the organizational budget has doubled in size and as such the visibility and impact of the organization have expanded significantly. Mano a Mano is pleased to retain her skills, expertise, and passion to serve our communit

Round Lake Beach Mayor Hill Elected to IML Board of Directors

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Mayor Richard H. Hill  elected to serve as a Vice President on the statewide organization’s Board of Directors The Illinois Municipal League (IML) elected new officers and members to the Board of Directors, at its 104th Annual Conference, held September 21-23 at the Hilton Chicago and attended by more than 2,000 local elected and appointed officials. On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the IML membership unanimously elected Belleville Mayor Mark W. Eckert to serve a one-year term as president. Also elected during the conference were Mayor Michael J. Inman of Macomb as First Vice President and Mayor Leon Rockingham, Jr. of North Chicago, as Second Vice President. In addition to the officers, 36 Vice Presidents were elected to serve a one-year term on the statewide organization’s Boa

Round Lake Area Halloween Trick or Treat Hours for 2017

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Local area Round Lake villages as well as Hainesville & Grayslake NOTE: The Village of Round Lake voted at a Board meeting to CHANGE their hours after this post was made as well as the graphic. They will now hold their T&T on Sunday from 1-5 instead of on Tuesday. 2017 Trick or Treat hours are all over the map this year. Note that the Village of Round Lake may have different days/hours for some areas of the village depending on what the Home Owner Associations in their subdivisions decide on. The administration does not feel that the governing body should be dictating Trick or Treat days/hours.

Rep. Yingling & State Treasurer Frerichs Return $28,000 to Save-A-Pet

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Frerichs’ office partnered with Rep. Yingling to connect with Save-a-Pet and assist the non-profit organization to recover the funds State Treasurer Michael Frerichs joined State Rep. Sam Yingling to present a check for $28,688 to Save-A-Pet (S.A.P.) in Grayslake. The funds are the proceeds of a life insurance policy of Patricia Dwyer, who passed away in 2000, and whose life insurance benefits were safeguarded by the Illinois Treasurer's Unclaimed Property program. The death benefits were discovered by the Illinois Treasurer’s Office during a 2014 life insurance audit. Frerichs’ office partnered with Rep. Yingling to connect with Save-a-Pet and assist the non-profit organization to recover the funds. Boone County Clerk Julie Stapler also aided in the effort. “We are happy to return