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Share Your Military Story

The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans is proud to be part of the Reflections Framed community project! The citizens of Wheaton have a long history of supporting our men and women in uniform. We’re sure there are many local stories waiting to be told, stories which deserve to be recognized and celebrated. Please consider submitting a Reflection for someone you know, whether a great grandfather who served in a long-ago war, or someone in/on active duty today. We will frame the first 100 Reflections submitted and present them to the submitters on Veterans Day at Clare Woods Academy at 125 E. Seminary, Wheaton, IL, 60187

More detail provided here.

Prairie Food Co-op Now Hiring

The Prairie Food Co-op Board of Directors has worked extremely hard for 2 years building Prairie Food Co-op – Lombard’s first community-owned full-service grocery store focusing on local, organic, and sustainable food. The store is not possible without Owners and we are grateful for the more than 220 community members who have stepped up to become Owners. We are thrilled to announce that we are taking the next step and hiring our very first employee to help us recruit more owners and grow more quickly so that we can open the store sooner.

If you (or someone you know) are passionate about local and sustainable food, and want to help Prairie Food Co-op grow, then you might be perfect for the Outreach Manager position. This is a one-year half-time contract position paying $20/hour with potential for increased earnings and full-time employment. Primary responsibilities include managing Outreach & Owner Recruitment activities.

Full Job Description and application process here.



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Sheriff’s Says Don’t Be Caught Dead Sitting on the Tracks

Monday, September 15, 2014
DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba will be participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week from September 14th to September 20th in order to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains. 
In Illinois during 2013, there were 126 crossing collisions involving motor vehicles, which resulted in 40 injuries and 21 fatalities.  In addition, there were 52 trespasser incidents that resulted in 27 injuries and 25 fatalities when people trespassed on to railroad property.  During 2013, Illinois ranked 3rd in the nation in both vehicle collision fatalities and trespasser fatalities. 
  Enforcement details are planned throughout the week at various railroad grade crossings and commuter stations within the County of DuPage to cite both drivers and pedestrians who disobey the laws associated with railroad grade crossings and railroad property.  In addition, deputies will be distributing literature to educate the public on rail crossing safety. 

You can find more information here.

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Illinois Rail Safety Week – September 14 – 20th

 Governor Pat Quinn issued a Proclamation declaring September 14-20th as Rail Safety Week.  Illinois ranks third in the nation for grade crossing and trespass fatalities.  The goal of the week is to raise public awareness and reduce the number of deaths that occur near and on the tracks.  
You can find more information here.

Illinois Rail Safety Week

DuPage County joins the State and County 

Illinois Rail Safety Week

DuPage County joins the State and County Railroad Safety Council in observing Illinois Rail Safety Week. Join us in the fight to increase safety along railroad tracks in DuPage and around the state.   

Learn more at IllinoisRailSafetyWeek.org

 Railroad Safety Council in observing Illinois Rail Safety Week. Join us in the fight to increase safety along railroad tracks in DuPage and around the state.   

Learn more at IllinoisRailSafetyWeek.org

 Safety Council in observing Illinois Rail Safety Week. Join us in the fight to increase safety along railroad tracks in DuPage and around the state.   Learn more at IllinoisRailSafetyWeek.org

SCARCE October is Children’s Health Month

Attention all teachers, day-care providers, educators, preschool directors, coaches, or anyone working with children! October is Children’s Health Month!
Join SCARCE for this interactive Children’s Health Month kick off session. Participants will learn about how and why children are more susceptible to environmental pollutants in our indoor environments, especially schools and childcare facilities.

You can find more information here.

SCARCE – Commercial Food Scrap Composting

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 8am-noon the Il Food Scrap Coalition, DuPage County and SCARCE are sponsoring a Commercial Food Scrap Composting Forum. Composting experts will present research on policies, programs and best practices across the country that promote food scrap composting and will highlight current initiatives in the Chicago metro area.

More information is Provided here.

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