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Updated: September 23, 2013 11:02AM

Elgin: Farnham
to extend office hours

To remain accessible to busy local families and constituents, state Rep. Keith Farnham, D-Elgin, is extending his constituent service office hours to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The office is at 164 Division St., Elgin.

“As always, I look forward to hearing from as many constituents as possible to learn more about their priorities for state government,” Farnham said. “It is important to receive local feedback before I return to Springfield for the fall veto session.”

For more information, contact Farnham’s constituent service office at 847-841-7130 or email

Hanover Township:
Oktoberfest will benefit township food pantry

On Friday, Oct. 4, the Hanover Township Foundation will host their third annual Oktoberfest fundraiser to benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry. From 5 to 9 p.m. attendees will be treated to German food and live German music at the Bartlett Fire Barn, 218 S. Main St. in Bartlett. Seasonal beverages will also be available for purchase. Tickets are available for $30 per person, $50 per couple or $35 per person the day of the event.

“Due to current economic conditions, many township residents need our help more than ever,” said Township Supervisor Brian P. McGuire. “This is an event that will help us stock the food pantry shelves and secure resources to assist our neighbors in the coming months.”

The foundation assists the township in operating a food pantry that serves an estimated 1,000 families monthly. In addition, the Foundation helps support programs, equipment purchases for township departments and direct aid for qualifying residents.

For questions, to buy tickets or to sponsor the event, call 630-540-9085.

St. Charles: U of I Extension offers landscape ideas for fall

Looking for new ideas for your landscape? The fall series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons gardening program continues in October with “What’s Trending Now in Landscape Design.” The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Extension office in Kane County, 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.

This final session of the Fall Four Season’s telenet series explores current trends in landscape design. Find out about popular landscape features for backyards and examine the work of some over-the-top yet admired landscape designers.

There is a fee of $10 to attend the October session. To register online, visit Call 630-584-6166 for more information.

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