Community Digest: Fundraiser will honor boy killed by drunk boater

Grayslake

Help desk: Visit the Lake County Area Computer Enthusiasts’ free help desk, for one on one help, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Grayslake Area Public Library, 100 Library Lane. This free service is open to anyone with an interest in computers. Meeting follows 12:30 to 3 p.m. “Windows 8.1 update 1” will be presented by Phil Bock. After a brief L.C.A.C.E. business meeting, the program will start. For more information, call (847) 623-3815 or visit www.lcace.org.

Highwood

Open house: The city of Highwood will host an open house preceding the public hearing to discuss its Downtown Projects Guidebook at 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at City Hall, 17 Highwood Ave. Community residents, business and property owners are invited to attend to review documents and provide input on the projects guidebook. Consultants from professional planning firm Teska Associates, Inc. will be on site to discuss the document, answer all questions community members may have, and accept any input and recommendations. The public hearing will commence at 6 p.m. with a formal presentation of the plan, followed by public comment and discussion with the Highwood Plan Commission. The document will help shape the future of Highwood, and guide sustainable development and redevelopment plans over the next decade or so. For more information, visit highwoodtod.wordpress.com or www.cityofhighwood.com.

Lake Barrington

Closure: The Lake County Division of Transportation will be closing River Road, Lake County V-50, beginning at 6 a.m. Aug. 11 for four months. The closure is necessary to install the ground improvement columns that will stabilize the soils underneath the proposed roadway. Detour route will be Roberts Road, Lake County V-45, to Route 59 to Kelsey Road, Route V-49. Local traffic will have access to residences and businesses from the south. For more information, call www.riverroberts.com.

Lake Villa

Senior event: The Secretary of State’s office will hold a Super Senior Mobile Driver’s event with a Rules of the Road class from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 8 at Antioch Township, 1625 Deep Lake Road. The following services will be provided: Renewal, replacement or corrections of driver’s license/state ID card; vision screening with DL renewal, vehicle sticker sales (license plate); motor voter registration; and organ/tissue donor information/registration. To renew a current Illinois driver’s license or ID card, a valid driver’s license or ID card must be presented. To apply for a duplicate or corrected driver’s license or ID card, two forms of identification must be presented. To register for the Rules of the Road Review class, call (847) 395-3378.

Libertyville

Fundraiser: Y-Not Project is a group formed in the memory of Tony Borcia, the 10-year-old Libertyville boy who was killed by a boater under the influence of alcohol and drugs two years ago in Fox Lake. His family has pledged to help ensure that no other family will have to say goodbye to a family member under these tragic circumstances. The group has seen three bills regarding boating safety be signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn in July. The group also purchased a boat for the DNR to be used to help patrol the Chain O’ Lakes. Their fundraising event will be a Wiffle Ball tournament to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at Jo Ann Eckmann Park, 1600 Nathan Lane. Opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be six to eight teams playing for championships, live bands all day, complimentary food and snacks (donations accepted and encouraged), silent auctions, raffles and more. For more information, call (847) 571-8920; (847) 269-3428 or visit www.ynotproject.com.

Mundelein

Campaign: Beginning Aug. 12 and ending Sept. 5, the Mundelein Police Department will be conducting increased traffic enforcement in school zones. The enforcement will be conducted in the morning hours prior to school starting and then again in the afternoon hours when school children are dismissed. The enforcement is designed to address the following areas: speeding in a school zone, pedestrian’s right of way, distracted driving, no cell phone use in school zones and seat belt violations. For more information, call (847) 968-3775.

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