Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Tree Recycling in Will County 2014

What: Forest Preseve District of Will County Christmas Tree Recycling, all trees will be recycled into mulch used for Forest Preserve District landscaping and trails.

When: Starts Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 and ends on Saturday, Jan. 10. 2015

Where:  Trees may be dropped off in designated parking lots from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at four Visitor Centers:  Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville, Monee Reservoir in Monee, Plum Creek Nature Center in Beecher and Sugar Creek Administration Center in Joliet. Remove all lights, tinsel and ornaments before dropping off your tree. This program is for individual households, not commercial surplus.

Will County Forest Preserve offers Twilight Tubing

Check out info on tubing in Beecher, from the Forest Preserve District of Will County:

"BEECHER – Tube the sled hill at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve under the moon’s glow during “Twilight Tubing” from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road. Bring your own sled (no steel runners, snowboards or steerables, please) or rent a tube for $1 with a valid driver’s license or state ID.  After sledding, warm up by a fire and purchase a cup of hot chocolate at the Nature Center. Hot water also will be available if you bring your own cocoa packets and cups. Registration is not required for the free, all-ages program. Call 708-946-2216 for sled conditions. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org."

Beekeeping Class Offered in Beecher

Start the New Year off with a beekeeping class!  From the Forest Preserve of Will County:

"BEECHER – The Forest Preserve District of Will County will offer “Introduction to Beekeeping,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road. Guest presenters with a combined 45 years of experience will teach beginners about the lives of honeybees, the fundamentals of beekeeping and beekeeping tools. They also will demonstrate how to set up a hive. This workshop is presented in time for you to order your own supplies to get started with beekeeping this spring. For a preview of the workshop, read “First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith S. Delaplane. Books may be purchased at Plum Creek Nature Center. The program takes place indoors and is for ages 18 and older. Cost: $20 per person. Register by Jan. 2; call 708-946-2216. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org." 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Wilmington Lighted Holiday Parade 2014


Wilmington's downtown merchants' windows are filled with holiday scenes, creating a festive backdrop for Wilmington's annual lighted Holiday parade.  This year's parade is Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m..  The tree lighting ceremony is at 6:15 p.m..

Antique store window in downtown Wilmington, Illinois 
Antique store window in downtown Wilmington, Illinois 
Antique store window in downtown Wilmington, Illinois
Christmas decorations on display at The Flower Loft in downtown Wilmington

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New Lenox Park District Referendum Election Results 2014

To view results in the November 4, 2014 New Lenox Community Park Referendum Election, go here.  Results will begin to post after polls close. 

Mokena Park District Referendum Election Results 2014

To view results in the November 4, 2014 Mokena Park District Referendum Election, go here.  Results will begin to post after polls close. 

Joliet Park District Referendum Election Results 2014

To view results in the Joliet Park District Referendum, go here.  Results will begin to post after polls close. 

Wilton Township Referendum Election Results 2014

To view results from the Wilton Township Referendum, go here.  Results will begin to post after polls close. 

Braidwood, Illinois Referendum Election Results 2014

To view results in the Braidwood, Illinois referendum, go here.  Results will post after polls close. 

Will County Sheriff Election Results 2014

To view results in the election for Will County Sheriff between Democrat Mike Kelley and Republican Ken Kaupas, go here.  Results will begin to post after polls close.