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May
23
Wed
Fundraiser for Judge Sam Betar III May 23, 2018 @ Emmett's Brewing Company
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fundraiser for Judge Sam Betar III May 23, 2018

A fundraiser will be held for Judge Sam Betar III who is running for the post of Judge in the 13th Sub-Circuit District in Cook County in the November 6, 2018 General election. The fundraiser will be held on May 23, 2018 at Emmett’s Brewing Company, 110 N. Brockway in Palatine, Illinois from 5 pm until 7 pm. Tickets are only $100 but sponsorships are also available.

Here is background on Judge Betar’s recent election victory in the March 20, 2018 Democratic Primary election.

Arab American Associate Judge Sam Betar III won the backing of voters on March 20, 2018 to represent the Democratic Party as their candidate for the 13th Judicial District in Cook County in the November 6, 2018 General Election.

Judge Betar, one of the first Arab Americans to serve as a judge in Illinois (the other was  judge Miriam Balanoff who originated from Aleppo, Syria), has received acclaim and praise for his knowledge of the law.

He has served for 20 years as an Associate Judge in Cook County, since May 1998, and was appointed in July 2017 by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill a vacancy created in the 13th Judicial District.

Judge Sam Betar III fundraiser May 23, 2018

Judge Betar’s name will be on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot for the district judicial seat.

Visit Judge Betar’s website at CitizensToElectJudgeSamBetar.com

Judge Betar received more than 25,000 votes in the March Primary to represent the district, which is one of 15 judicial subdistricts in Cook County. The 13th SubCircuit represents residents who live in the Townships of Barrington, Palatine, Hanover Park and Schaumburg, as well as the north western portion of Wheeling Township.

He has worked in the First Municipal District and the Domestic Relations Division.  He is currently assigned to the Third Municipal District and the Domestic Violence Division.  He presides over criminal domestic violence cases and misdemeanor jury calls.

Judge Betar, his father (the late Samuel J. Betar, Jr.) and brother (Hon. Michael B. Betar, Circuit Court of Lake County) are three of ten founding members of the Arab American Bar Association of Illinois (“AABAR”).  Judge Betar has served as a board member of AABAR since its founding in 1990.  Judge Betar is active in the Northwest Suburban Bar Association (“NWSBA”), where he served as co-chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee.

He has received numerous awards for his work in the Domestic Violence Division.  In 2017 he helped develop a program whereby attorneys provide legal services pro-bono to domestic violence victims who wish to file civil petitions for orders of protection against their abusers.

Judge Betar teaches at the statewide judicial education conference, and at the State and Cook County New Judges’ Schools.  He is an appointed mentor of new judges.  Similarly, he has been a frequent speaker at ABA, CBA, NWSBA and II.I.C.L.E. education conferences.

He received his B.A. from Boston College and J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago.  Judge Betar resides in the in the Northwest Suburbs.  He is married to Margaret, his wife of 31 years.  They have three children, one of whom is a former army captain.

May
24
Thu
OFPD offers guidance on how to avoid mishaps while grilling @ Orland Fire Protection District
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Orland Fire Protection District “Coffee & Conversation” Thursday, May 24

OFPD offers guidance to avoid mishaps while grilling on your barbecue

The Orland Fire Protection District hosts a monthly “Coffee and Conversation” with residents to discuss issues of safety for families, young people, seniors and others.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 24 at the Fire District’s administration building beginning at 10 AM. The public is invited. This month’s topic is Grilling Safety and how to avoid mishaps while grilling on your barbecue.

Fire Chief Michael Schofield joins an expert in a service area of benefit to residents in discussing fire safety and health related issues. Coffee & Conversation is hosted by the OFPD, Orland Senior Advisory Council and Aishling Companion Home Care.

The Coffee & Conversation meetings are held at the administration building, 9790 W. 151st Street, Orland Park and generally run two hours.

Attendance is free of charge.

CERT trainees take instruction from Lt. Bill Leddin and Engineer Tom Rafferty on how to properly apply a tourniquet to an injured limb in a 2016 training. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District

CERT trainees take instruction from Lt. Bill Leddin and Engineer Tom Rafferty on how to properly apply a tourniquet to an injured limb in a 2016 training. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District

Jun
10
Sun
Candlewick Lake Festival June 10 @ Candlewick Lake
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Candlewick Lake Association LAKE & LINKS FEST 2018

Come Out for a Day of Fun with Your Family & Friends

Vino & Vintage Festival at Candlewick Lake June 10, 2017

 8:00am- 10:00am: Sorta 5K, sponsored by the Recreation Commission, an approximate 3-mile fun run/walk which starts and ends at the Recreation Center. Entry fee $10.00 per person, Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Each entrant receives a raffle ticket.
 Noon: S.C.U.B.A. Demo in the Pool at the Recreation Center
 Noon – 5:00pm: Live music at the Savannah Oaks Club House and Recreation Center.
 Noon – 5:00pm: Food & Beverages at Recreation Center (food trucks plus the Lakeview Eatery Restaurant); at Friendship Park (food truck); and at the Savannah Oaks Club House (order from the Club House menu)
 Noon – 5:00pm: Savannah Oaks Golf Course, sponsored by the Golf Commission, will be open for Public Play; Book a Tee Time by Calling the Club House at 815-339-0500 x 400; Non-Resident Fees Apply . Other activities at the golf course will include a putting contest and pony cart rides with the possibility of a bags tournament and petting zoo
 Noon – 5:00pm: CWL Information Booth, sponsored by the Communications Commission, will be located at the Recreation Center (lakeside)
 Noon – 5:00pm: Free Pontoon Boat Rides on the Lake from the Recreation Center
 Noon – 5:00pm: Kids Fun Fair. sponsored by the Events Commission,(10 cents per game; tickets will be for sale) at the Recreation Center including Face Painting, Fish Pond, Bean Bag Toss, Bozo Buckets, Sucker Pull, Pluck-a-Duck, and Make-&-Take Craft. Located at the Recreation Center (lakeside)
 Noon – 5:00pm: Craft Show in the Recreation Center
 Noon – 5:00pm: Large & Small Raffle Ticket Sales at the Recreation Center (lakeside). Raffle ticket costs: Large Raffle $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00 and Small Raffle $1.00 each. Large Raffle items include 50” flat screen TV, Canoe with paddles; 4-burner gas grill; Snow shoes with poles; Large artwork piece titled “Assorted Chocolates”; Kids Just Wanna Have Fun Pkg; and Meat Box Asst.
 Noon – 5:00pm: Classic Car Show at Friendship Park
 Noon – 5:00pm: Public Safety Tent, sponsored by the Public Safety Commission, at the Recreation Center (lakeside)
 Noon – 5:00pm: Realtor Tent at the Recreation Center (lakeside)
 1:00pm: Fishing Clinic at the Recreation Center Fishing Pier
 1:00pm – 4:00pm: Multiple Open Houses Throughout the Community Available for Viewing: List of homes and map available upon request from the east & west gates and at the Realtor Tent.

Sunday, June 10th Noon until 5:00pm

Candlewick Lake is a gated community but the community will be open to the public that day.

Come enjoy a day at Candlewick Lake. Enjoy the beautiful lake, 9-hole golf course and surrounding parks. An event by CWL residents for CWL residents, families and friends. No admission fee, but there will be costs for some activities, raffles, fun fair games and food & beverages. You are welcome to bring your own food & beverages and picnic at the Recreation Center lakefront or Outpost.

Please Note: This event is open to the Public. A special THANKS needs to go out to all the volunteers who will make this day possible. All events sponsored by various community commissions and volunteers. Any questions contact Bonnie Marron at canoe@ameritech.net.

 

UPDATE:

CANDLEWICK LAKE ASSOCIATION (CWL)
LAKE & LINKS FEST 2018
LARGE RAFFLE ITEMSProceeds will go toward CWL Playground Equipment, Boone County Animal Shelter, and Lake & Links Fest 2019 Large Raffle Items

TICKET PRICE(S): 1 TICKET FOR $3.00 OR 2 FOR $5.00

TICKETS ARE ON SALE AT BOTH THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AND THE RECREATION CENTER DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS

ALL ITEMS ARE ON DISPLAY AT THE CWL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CANOE WHICH IS ON DISPLAY AT THE CWL POOL

RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS ALIKE CAN PURCHASE TICKETS. THERE IS NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF TICKETS WHICH MAY BE PURCHASED

WINNERS WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED AT 5:00PM AT THE CWL LAKE & LINKS FEST 2018 WHICH IS BEING HELD ON SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH BETWEEN NOON AND 5:00PM

LARGE RAFFLE ITEMS

  • Kids Just Wanna Have Fun Package. Value $150.00. Donated by CWL resident Kathy Keithly and the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church
  • Char-Broil Performance 4-Burner Gas Grill. Value $200.00. Donated by CWL resident who wishes to remain Anonymous
  • Element 50” Flat Screen Television. Value $449.00. Donated by CWL resident Bonnie Marron
  • Pelican 15 Foot Explorer Canoe (used) with pair of 48” Feather Brand wooden canoe paddles (used). Value $300.00. Donated by Candlewick Lake Association
  • Vintage Snow Shoes with Poles. Value $100.00. Donated by Candlewick Lake Association
  • Combo Meat Box from 640 Meats. Value $150.00. Donated by a couple of Candlewick Lake Board Members and the Lake & Links Fest 2018 budget
  • Original ‘Off The Walls’ Designs painting on wood by artist Stu Slavik (44”x34” approximate size). Donated by artist Stu Slavik

Jun
28
Thu
Orland Fire Protection District “Coffee & Conversation” Thursday, June 28 @ Orland Fire Protection District
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Orland Fire Protection District “Coffee & Conversation” Thursday, June 28

The Orland Fire Protection District hosts a monthly “Coffee and Conversation” with residents to discuss issues of safety for families, young people, seniors and others.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 28 at the Fire District’s administration building.

Fire Chief Michael Schofield joins an expert in a service area of benefit to residents in discussing fire safety and health related issues.

Coffee & Conversation is hosted by the OFPD, Orland Senior Advisory Council and Aishling Companion Home Care.

The Coffee & Conversation meetings are held at the administration building, 9790 W. 151st Street, Orland Park and run from 9 AM until 11 AM.

A guest speaker from Aishling will discuss “Ageless Grace” Presentation

Attendance is free of charge.

Seniors enjoy unprecedented services in the Town of Cicero. Check it out at http://www.CiceroGoldenYears.com

Seniors enjoy unprecedented services

Jul
16
Mon
Junior Cadet Program Overview July 16 @ Orland Fire Protection District Administration Building
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Junior Cadet Program Overview July 16

Our Junior Cadet Pilot Program is being offered this year as a one day class on Monday, July 16, 2018.  This class will be offered to the first 15 children (residents) between the ages of 13 – 15 years old.  This class will give students a glimpse of an opportunity to explore Fire Rescue & EMS.

This class will provide a combination of classroom and side-by-side training with our current Cadets and Firefighters. Camp Registration will begin on Monday, June 4th from 9-3 at the Administration Building, 9790 W. 151st Street, Orland Park, IL 60462.

Firefighters from the Orland Fire Protection District

Jul
19
Thu
FBI Citizens Advisory Committee to honor Community Heroes @ Union League Club
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

FBI Citizens Advisory Committee to honor Community Heroes July 19

Join the FBI Citizens Academy in celebrating the “Community Heroes among us!” Program. The FBICCAAA is honoring five (5) individuals, teams or organizations and one (1) canine as “Community Heroes” for their efforts to combat crime, terrorism, drugs and violence to make our communities stronger, safer and more cohesive and to make a difference and improve the lives of those within our communities.

Cocktail Reception & Fundraiser (Cash Bar & Passed Hors d’oeuvres) Silent Auction and Raffle

Union League Club, Thursday, July 19, 2018 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

SRA Dave Orth (L) and SRA Clarence Tolliver (R), members of the 60th Security Police Squadron's Base Swat Team, Travis Air Force Base wearing black uniforms stand with M-9 pistols ready behind covering foliage. They are participating in a simulated hostage (Released to Public) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tickets now available via Eventbrite*
www.CommunityHeroes2018.eventbrite.com

$50 for General Admission
$100 for Generous Admission ($50 donation added)

Special Music Presentations:
Crushers Club – Voice of Englewood
Bagpiper James Brian

Join us in celebrating the Community Heroes among us! The FBICCAAA is honoring five (5) individuals, teams or organizations and one (1) canine as “Community Heroes” for their efforts to combat crime, terrorism, drugs and violence to make our communities stronger, safer and more cohesive and to make a difference and improve the lives of those within our communities.

Chicago FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipients invited to join:

2017 Sally B. Hazelgrove (Founder and President, Crushers Club)
2016 Andrew Holmes (Community Activist)
2015 Hector M. Perez (Senior Director, Union League Boys & Girls Club)
2014 100 Club of Chicago (Joseph J. Ahern, CEO, 100 Club of Chicago)
2013 Christopher W. Helt (The Helt Law Group, LLC)
2012 Steve J. Bernas (CEO & President, Better Business Bureau)
2011 Brent A. King (Co-Founder, Chelsea’s Light Foundation)
2010 Roe B. Conn (The Roe Conn Show)
2009 Bill Kurtis (Anchorman, Kurtis Productions)
2008 Lawrence J. Wert (President, Tribune Broadcast Media)

The FBICCAAA is a nonprofit organization separate and apart from the FBI that is designed to promote a safer community through community service projects and a process of educating the Chicago Community about law enforcement, with particular emphasis on the mission, resources and priorities of the FBI.

*All tickets are nonrefundable donations. For more information, or to be an Event Sponsor,
Contact Jennifer Stegmaier, FBICCAAA President, at CommunityHeroes2018@yahoo.com

Jul
20
Fri
Kid’s Fire & Life Safety Camp & Open House
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm

Kid’s Fire & Life Safety Camp & Open House July 20 – 21

Our Kid’s Fire & Life Safety Camp is being offered again this coming summer as a three day camp, starting on Wednesday, July 18th and ending on Friday, July 20th.

This class will be offered to the first 40 children (residents) between the ages of 8-12 years old.  This camp is fun and interactive. The campers will receive classroom and outside activities involving safety and responding to emergency issues.

They will inspect fire equipment, learn about the duties of firefighters, and also receive introductory information and training on safety practices and what to do in an emergency.

The Safety Camp is held at the OFPD Training Center at 10728 W. 163rd Place​, Orland Park.

Fire Truck

Jul
21
Sat
Orland Fire Protection District Annual Open House @ OFPD Training Center
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Orland Fire Protection District Annual Open House

Our Annual House will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m.  Our Open House features a wide range of demonstrations showcasing how firefighters address various emergency situations.  On display, different major fire equipment that is used for emergency responses will be shown.  A surprise scenario will be displayed at some point during the day.

This event features free give-a-ways, and different Community Organizations throughout the district will have tables of information and prizes.  Our Senior Advisory Council will, once again, be on hand to help the staff of the District. This day is for ALL AGES!  It is fun, educational and interactive for everyone.

The Open House is held at the OFPD Training Center at 10728 W. 163rd Place​, Orland Park.

Firefighters battle a fire at a vacant two-story building Monday afternoon (Oct. 9, 2017) at 108th Avenue near Oakland Drive. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District

Firefighters battle a fire at a vacant two-story building Monday afternoon (Oct. 9, 2017) at 108th Avenue near Oakland Drive. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District