SUBURBAN NEWS BRIEFS

‘Tip-A-Cop’ benefits Special Olympics Illinois

Numerous Aurora Police officers and support personnel will be trading their badges for aprons on Aug.  6 when they stage “Tip-A-Cop” to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois.

From 5 to 9 p.m., the officers and other Aurora Police employees will be waiting tables at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1460 N. Orchard Rd., Aurora, collecting money and selling merchandise for Special Olympics.

Not only will they donate the tips they receive to the organization, but Buffalo Wild Wings will also donate 10% of all food and beverage purchases to the cause.  In order for the 10% donation to apply, patrons should tell their servers that they are there for the Special Olympics fund raising.

The event is one of several being organized by Aurora Police this year as they continue their tradition of supporting Special Olympics.  Aurora Police officers and support personnel have raised over $11,000 so far in 2014.

More information on the event is available from Officer Lisa Carter who can be reached at 630-256-5347.  More information on Special Olympics Illinois is available at www.soill.org.

 

Fair over, major work on Randall Rd. to start

Major work on Randall Road in St. Charles just north of the Kane County fairgrounds is expected to begin this week.

The Union Pacific Railroad has scheduled the removal of the abandoned crossing on Randall Road south of Dean Street in St. Charles.

One lane of Randall Road in each direction of traffic will be closed between Dean Street and IL Route 64 (Main Street).

 

The work is scheduled to begin around 9 a.m. Monday, July 21,through around 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1.

“Please use alternate routes when possible,” the Kane County Division of Transportation said in a press release. “Expect delays in traffic flow due to the large amount of vehicles using Randall Road daily. There will be lane closure changes during this work.”

Direct any questions or concerns  to the Permit Department at Kane County Division of Transportation at 630-584-1171. For all Kane County traffic advisories, see http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts.

 

Fight crime through National Night Out

Police and City officials are asking that community groups and other organizations that are planning events for National Night Out on Aug. 5, to contact Aurora Police with their plans so that officials can visit as many gatherings as possible.

Groups and organizations planning events should contact Aurora Police Commander Joe Groom at (630) 256-5710 or email groomj@apd.aurora.il.us.

This year’s National Night Out marks the 31st anniversary of the annual event that encourages citizens to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights, and spend the evening getting to know their neighbors and demonstrate a united front against crime, drugs, and violence.

Each year, Aurora Police officers and City staff members visit local National Night Out events that range from small gatherings to large neighborhood block parties.

Almost 38 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide participated in National Night Out last year.

 

Wu named local United Way chairman

John Wu, Director of Emergency Management and Safety at Waubonsee Community College, has been selected to serve as chairman of the board of directors for the Fox Valley United Way.

He will serve a one-year term as chairman and will work with the organization’s chief executive officer to set strategic direction for the Fox Valley United Way and coordinate the board’s activities and the organization’s public events.

 

McDonalds, Naperville cops push bike safety

The Naperville Police Department has partnered with the local McDonald’s merchants to help promote bicycle safety throughout the community.

From now through September 1, 2014, Naperville Police officers can reward bicyclists for demonstrating good bike safety practices by providing the bicyclist with a coupon for a free Ice Cream Cone redeemable at participating McDonald’s. The purpose of this incentive program is to encourage all bicyclists to always wear a helmet, obey all traffic laws, lock up bikes when not in use, and be visible and predictable. Additional bike safety rules are printed on the back of the coupon as another reminder to stay safe.

For more information on bike safety and security, bicycle registration, and suggested locking devices, contact the School Resource Unit at (630) 420-6731 or visit the City of Naperville’s Website at www.naperville.il.us/protectyourbike.aspx.

 

Convalescent Center 125th birthday bash

The DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation will present a 125th Anniversary Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, featuring local R&B band “August.”

Proceeds from the concert will go toward raising  $125,000 to renovate the resident dining room.Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at www.dpccfoundation.org. 

For more information call Linda Linford at (630) 784-4267, linda.linford@dupageco.org.

 

–Suburban News Briefs are compiled from news sources and submitted items.