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Jun
22
Sat
ComEd to Host Recycling Event in Western Suburbs to Help Customers Save Money and Energy @ The Home Depot
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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ComEd to Host Recycling Event in Western Suburbs to Help Customers Save Money and Energy

Residential customers to receive $25 for each room air conditioner, dehumidifier and small fridge they recycle

To help families and individuals use energy more wisely, the ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program will host an event where residential customers can drop off up to two old, working room air conditioners, dehumidifiers and small fridges (whose interior measures less than 10 cubic feet). ComEd will send customers $25 for each unit.

  • Saturday, June 22
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The Home Depot, 2000 Butterfield Rd. in Downers Grove, Ill.

Rain or shine, representatives will be on hand to collect the units, which must be in working condition to be eligible. Customers will receive a check for $25 in the mail in approximately four to six weeks. Because participants must be ComEd customers to qualify, they should bring their account number or ComEd bill for faster processing. More information is available at ComEd.com/Recycling.

Electrical power lines. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Electrical power lines. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

“Our recycling events provide customers with a quick, easy and environmentally friendly way to dispose of their old appliances,” said Jane Park, senior vice president of customer operations for ComEd. “By removing older appliances from the energy grid and properly recycling them, customers can reduce their energy use, energy bill and carbon footprint. This is one of the many ways ComEd demonstrates its commitment to powering a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities.”

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The event is part of the ComEd fridge and freezer recycling offering which, since 2008, has saved more than 425,000 appliances from the landfill and saved customers approximately $43.5 million in energy costs. The offering pays ComEd customers $50 to recycle old, working refrigerators and freezers, which can use twice as much energy as newer models and cost customers about $110 a year in energy. To participate, customers can contact ComEd to schedule a pickup, and ComEd will haul away their old refrigerators and freezers at no cost. Appointments are required and can be scheduled at ComEd.com/Recycling or by calling 855-433-2700.

Why Recycle?

Older, inefficient appliances often contain chemicals and materials that ComEd will carefully remove and recycle in an environmentally friendly way:

  • Oil and Refrigerant These items are simultaneously evacuated from the compressor and cooling circuit of each refrigerator and freezer. The oil can be used for cleaning purposes or in other industrial equipment while the refrigerant and capacitors containing PCB are properly disposed of or recycled by qualified handlers.
  • Foam Insulation Approximately 19 pounds of foam insulation, containing ozone-depleting chemicals, is shredded under negative air pressure, and the harmful chemicals are converted to benign byproducts such as salt water.
  • Glass Approximately seven pounds of tempered glass found in refrigerators can be used as an aerator in potting soil and as aggregate material in types of concrete.
  • Mercury Containing Devices Found in some pre-2000 freezers, switches and thermostats are removed and shipped to a qualified handler for proper disposal.
  • Metals Refrigerators and freezers contain approximately 96 pounds of steel and eight pounds of copper and aluminum. The steel is recycled into products such as construction rebar to reinforce concrete, while the copper is used to make electrical wire and aluminum is used to make beverage cans.
  • Plastics Approximately 43 pounds of plastic in each unit can be recycled into products such as cell phones, computer cases, and other molded components.

The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, which is funded in compliance with state law, helps residential, business and public sector customers save energy and lower their electric bills. Since its launch in 2008, the program has helped families and businesses save a total of $4 billion on their electricity bills. That’s the equivalent of approximately $1,000 for each of ComEd’s 4 million customers – the amount a residential customer would spend in an entire year on their electricity bill, assuming the current average monthly residential bill of approximately $84. To learn more about ways to save, visit ComEd.com/WaysToSave.

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ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), a Fortune 100 energy company with approximately 10 million electricity and natural gas customers – the largest number of customers in the U.S. ComEd powers the lives of more than 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visitComEd.com and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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Jun
27
Thu
OFPD Coffee & Conversation on Senior Facilities and Services @ Orland Fire Protection District’s administration building
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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OFPD Coffee & Conversation on Senior Facilities and Services

The Orland Fire Protection District will host a Coffee & Conversation that focuses on understanding senior living centers, featuring Mark Levy from Senior Solutions. The Coffee & Conversation discussion on real estate options for seniors and retirees will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

The Coffee & Conversation forums have served as a source of information and services for residents of the Orland Fire Protection District and address a wide range of topics from hospice care to pharmaceutical practices, to understanding palliative care, and services for seniors and the elderly.

Mark Levy of Senior Solutions. www.seniorsolutions1.com

Mark Levy of Senior Solutions. www.seniorsolutions1.com

Meetings feature free giveaways, coffee, snacks and educational topics. You are encouraged to bring a friend or guest to the meetings. Coffee & Conversation is co-sponsored by Aishling Companion Home Care and the OFPD Senior Advisory Council.

This month’s program with Mark Levy will discuss a wide range of topics related to senior care. Senior Solutions is an Orland Park-based company that provides information on Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care Communities, Alzheimer’s / Dementia Care, Residential Care Homes, Nursing Homes, In-Home Care, Elder Law and Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits.

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Mark Levy, worked for 28 years in corporate America.  He served as Vice President of Operations for an Illinois-based company.  In 2009, Mark suffered a stroke at the age of 47.

While he was fortunate to recover without any long-term residual effects, his life was forever changed.  He developed a new perspective after navigating the medical world looking for direction.  After going through this, he understood the importance of having an experienced advocate working on your behalf.

“After my stroke I was searching for answers.  I needed to know why it happened and what I can do to prevent this from happening again,” Levy said.

“My world had been shaken and I felt like I was unable to control my own destiny.  After having to switch doctors three times, I finally found someone who took  a interest in me as a person and when he cleared his calendar and took the time to answer all of my questions, I finally was able to find relief and regain hope.  It was this impact that this one doctor had on me, that motivated me to change fields with the hope of helping others in the same way.  I welcome the opportunity to assist others in taking back control of their destiny and find the peace of mind they deserve.”

In 2012, Mark transitioned to the senior care industry and opened his office in Homewood, Illinois.  Mark and his team are dedicated to helping seniors and their families find the peace of mind they deserve.

The Coffee & Conversations are open and free to the public and are held at the Orland Fire Protection District’s administration building at 9790 W. 151st Street in Orland Park.

The meetings begin promptly at 10 am and end at 12 noon.

For more information on Senior Solutions, visit www.seniorsolutions1.com.

For more information on the Orland Fire Protection District and its Coffee & Conversation programs, visit www.OrlandFire.org.


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Free summer concert series to kick off 23rd season on June 6 @ Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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Free summer concert series to kick off 23rd season on June 6

The Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Each year, the Hoffman Estates Arts Commission arranges for eight featured musical acts to perform free summer concerts on Thursday evenings. The first of 2019’s “Summer Sounds on the Green” concerts on the evening of June 6 will feature the energetic R&B dance sounds of R-Gang.

Admission is free. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair to the amphitheater. Picnics are welcome!

Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

The Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green is located at 5510 Prairie Stone Parkway, across the street from the Sears Centre Arena in the Poplar Creek at 59/90 “Entertainment District.” Named for the past Village Clerk who invited residents to a concert at the terraced outdoor music facility in 1996, the Village Green has hosted hundreds of musical, dance, and theatrical performances.

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The Summer Sounds concert series continues on Thursdays at 7 p.m. through August 1. (There is no Summer Sounds concert on July 4, but patrons are invited to join the Village for the free Northwest Fourth-Fest and 9:30 p.m. fireworks at the Sears Centre Arena.) For more information, including upcoming acts, directions and parking details, call 847-252-5448, or visit the Arts Commission website at www.hoffmanestatesarts.com.


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Jun
28
Fri
Fundraiser for Rush Darwish for 3rd District Congress @ Belvedere Chateau
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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Fundraiser for Rush Darwish for 3rd District Congress

Rush Darwish, who announced his candidacy for the 3rd Congressional District, will hold a fundraiser on Friday  June 28, 2019 at the Belvedere Chateau, 8055 W 103rd St, Palos Hills, IL 60465. The donation amount if $100 per person and will include dinner, guest speakers, live auction and raffle prizes.

The fundraiser will begin at 6:30 pm.

Community residents gather to support Rush Darwish in his bid for the 3rd District Congressional seat. Photo courtesy of Rush Darwish Facebook Page

Community residents gather to support Rush Darwish in his bid for the 3rd District Congressional seat. Photo courtesy of Rush Darwish Facebook Page

Rush Darwish takes questions at his campaign kickoff on June 15, 2019 in his bid for the 3rd District Congressional seat. Photo courtesy of Rush Darwish Facebook Page

Rush Darwish takes questions at his campaign kickoff on June 15, 2019 in his bid for the 3rd District Congressional seat. Photo courtesy of Rush Darwish Facebook Page


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Jul
4
Thu
Lyons annual Fourth of July Spectacular set @ Veterans Park
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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Lyons annual Fourth of July Spectacular set

The Village of Lyons is planning another massive fireworks display to celebrate the 4th of July on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

The day will begin with a community paradew at 1 pm, a Party in the Park from 6 PM to 9 PM, and then the fireworks display at dusk.

The parade route is from 46th Street and Lawndale Avenue to Joliet Avenue North of the Fire Station.

There is live music, food, beer abd activities for families and kids,

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We hope you join us for another great 4th of July COmmunity family celebration.

Mayor Christopher Getty and the Lyons Village board present the Village of Lyons annual 4th of July Celebration for the community

Mayor Christopher Getty and the Lyons Village board present the Village of Lyons annual 4th of July Celebration for the community

 


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Jul
11
Thu
Free summer concert series to kick off 23rd season on June 6 @ Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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Free summer concert series to kick off 23rd season on June 6

The Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Each year, the Hoffman Estates Arts Commission arranges for eight featured musical acts to perform free summer concerts on Thursday evenings. The first of 2019’s “Summer Sounds on the Green” concerts on the evening of June 6 will feature the energetic R&B dance sounds of R-Gang.

Admission is free. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair to the amphitheater. Picnics are welcome!

Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

The Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green is located at 5510 Prairie Stone Parkway, across the street from the Sears Centre Arena in the Poplar Creek at 59/90 “Entertainment District.” Named for the past Village Clerk who invited residents to a concert at the terraced outdoor music facility in 1996, the Village Green has hosted hundreds of musical, dance, and theatrical performances.

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The Summer Sounds concert series continues on Thursdays at 7 p.m. through August 1. (There is no Summer Sounds concert on July 4, but patrons are invited to join the Village for the free Northwest Fourth-Fest and 9:30 p.m. fireworks at the Sears Centre Arena.) For more information, including upcoming acts, directions and parking details, call 847-252-5448, or visit the Arts Commission website at www.hoffmanestatesarts.com.


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Jul
18
Thu
Free summer concert series to kick off 23rd season on June 6 @ Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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Free summer concert series to kick off 23rd season on June 6

The Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Each year, the Hoffman Estates Arts Commission arranges for eight featured musical acts to perform free summer concerts on Thursday evenings. The first of 2019’s “Summer Sounds on the Green” concerts on the evening of June 6 will feature the energetic R&B dance sounds of R-Gang.

Admission is free. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair to the amphitheater. Picnics are welcome!

Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District are pleased to present the 23rd season of “Summer Sounds on the Green” at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green, beginning Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

The Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green is located at 5510 Prairie Stone Parkway, across the street from the Sears Centre Arena in the Poplar Creek at 59/90 “Entertainment District.” Named for the past Village Clerk who invited residents to a concert at the terraced outdoor music facility in 1996, the Village Green has hosted hundreds of musical, dance, and theatrical performances.

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The Summer Sounds concert series continues on Thursdays at 7 p.m. through August 1. (There is no Summer Sounds concert on July 4, but patrons are invited to join the Village for the free Northwest Fourth-Fest and 9:30 p.m. fireworks at the Sears Centre Arena.) For more information, including upcoming acts, directions and parking details, call 847-252-5448, or visit the Arts Commission website at www.hoffmanestatesarts.com.


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Jul
19
Fri
The Big Greek Food Festival of Niles July 19-21 @ Holy Taxiarhai & St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day
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The Big Greek Food Festival of Niles July 19-21

Holy Taxiarhai & St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church will hots their annual Greek American Festival Friday through Sunday, July 19 thru July 21. The festival is located at 7373 N. Caldwell Ave., Niles, Illinois.

The Greek Festival is open to the public.

Click here for more information.

Stuffed Grape Leaves. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Stuffed Grape Leaves. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

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