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Updated: March 15, 2013 12:41PM

Hanover Twp.: Members sought for youth panel

The township is looking for people age 15 and older to serve on its Committee on Youth. Membership is open to adults who reside or work in the community and youth who reside or attend a high school in the township.

COY is a volunteer committee which serves in an advisory capacity to the Hanover Township Board of Trustees.

The goal of the COY is the prevention of delinquency and the promotion of positive development in young people.

Those interested in serving can pick up an application at the Township offices at 250 S. Route 59 in Bartlett or visit For more information, contact Thomas Warfield at 630-837-0301 or at

Elgin: VFW Lightning night held each Wednesday

VFW Post No. 1307 at 1601 Weld Road announced is holding Lightning GameNight every Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. The Post will be open to the public for these Wednesday night games. A total of five games of Lightning will be played each Wednesday night. The Post kitchen will be open and serving a variety of foods and full cash bar service also will be available.

Kane County: Homeschool program scheduled

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County invites homeschool families to it monthly “Explorations” nature program on Monday, Feb. 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Each month, Forest Preserve naturalists lead a program designed specifically for homeschool families. The program location and theme changes each month. The February program will take place at The Lodge at Brewster Creek Forest Preserve, located at 6N921 Route 25, St. Charles. February’s theme will be snow.

Activities will focus on ages 5 to 10, but all ages are welcome. Registration is $2 per person, or $8 for a family of four or more. Call 847-741-8350 or e-mail to register.

For more information, or to view the entire roster of Forest Preserve District programs, visit

Geneva: Schmitz again to be deputy minority leader

State Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz, R-Batavia, has been asked to continue his tenure as deputy minority leader for the Illinois House.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve the residents of the 65th District,” Schmitz said. “I am also grateful to have earned the confidence and trust of my colleagues in the House. Frankly, we have our work cut out for us and I’m anxious to get started. Our continued focus in the New Year will be on addressing the state’s tens of billions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities and implementing reasonable pension reforms.”

Schmitz also has been appointed co-chair of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. The panel is responsible for much of the legislative process, including determining how laws passed by both houses will be enacted at the agency level.

Additional committee assignments for Schmitz are Human Services, Labor & Commerce, Special Committee on Housing, and Transportation Regulation, Roads, and Bridges Committee.

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