Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Take part in the fundraising event to benefit Special Olympics Chicago.
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Wednesday, January 16
Calling all fearless weather warriors! Registration is now open for the 13th annual Chicago Polar Plunge, benefitting Special Olympics Chicago. The Chicago Polar Plunge, one of the largest fundraising events for Special Olympics Chicago, will take place Sunday, March 3 on Chicago’s icy lakefront at North Avenue Beach from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. This year, Special Olympics Chicago is aiming to make a “big splash” by surpassing all previous fundraising records for the Chicago Polar Plunge, and reaching the $1 million mark. Known for its festive costumes and courageous participants, last year’s event attracted more than 2,000 participants, and raised more than $650,000. Whether plungers want to go waist high or take the full plunge, the Chicago …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Trustees voted unanimously Monday night against approving the "memorandum of understanding" that would have required the village to invest $50,000 toward the plan to bring Lake Michigan water to a group of consortium communities.
Lake Zurich trustees voted unanimously Monday night against approving a measure that would require the village to provide $50,000 to the North-West Lake County Lake Michigan Water Planning Group, an amount that would establish a governing agency, determine the costs to bring Lake Michigan water to the consortium communities and provide for a public education program. Instead, the board agreed to give Public Works Director David Heyden the authority to report back to the group and inquire whether Lake Zurich can be solely involved with the public education portion of the pact. The "memorandum of understanding" considered at Monday night's meeting would serve as the next step toward the plan to bring Lake Michigan water to several …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tapping into Lake Michigan water is just one of the choices being considered.
Lake Zurich officials are pondering options for the village's future water needs. The village can tap into Lake Michigan water, but it's not the only choice available. At the board meeting Monday night, options other than lake water suggested by David Heyden, public works director, included hooking up to sources such as the Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (JAWA) that supplies water to Mundelein or the Northwest Water Commission that provides water in Palatine and Buffalo Grove, said Heyden. “Since the aquifer utilized by the village is also used by other communities, the water levels are getting lower, and thinking long term we must weigh other options to ensure a reliable water supply in the future,” said Dana Rzeznik, trustee. The…