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E-Newsletter - February 2019

Post Date:02/19/2019 3:00 PM

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Carnival of Exceptional Character

The Community Character Coalition of Elk Grove (CCC) is holding its third annual Carnival of Exceptional Character this Saturday, February 23! This popular event is free to attend and includes free food, free games & prizes, and fun for the whole family!  As families travel through booths with carnival-style games and activities they will learn about the wonderful community service groups that help make Elk Grove Village an exceptional community with exceptional character!

Carnival Of Exceptional Character
Saturday February 23, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Elk Grove Park District Pavilion
, 1000 Wellington Avenue

Free games and prizes include: Ring Toss, Bozo Buckets, Bounce House, Strike-A-Light, Bocce Ball, Dog Tags and more! Free food will be served while supplies last.



Early Voting March 18 - March 31 at Village Hall

The Elk Grove Village Hall (901 Wellington Ave) is a Cook County Early Voting site.  Early Voting dates and hours for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election are as follows:

Monday - Saturday, March 18 - March 23, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sunday, March 24, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Monday - Friday, March 25 - March 29, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 30, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sunday, March 31, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Monday, April 1, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Mail ballot applications are now available on the Cook County Clerk's website (click here to be redirected). Please contact the Village Clerk's Office at (847) 357-4040 with any questions.



Elk Grove Village Officials Visit Pernik, Bulgaria

Elk Grove Village Trustee Pat Feichter and Police Chief Charles Walsh traveled to Bulgaria in January to visit the Village’s new Friendship City—Pernik, Bulgarian. During the visit, Trustee Feichter and Chief Walsh attended a major cultural festival, visited historical sites and met with governmental leaders. This visit helped created new friendships and formalize the friendship city agreement between Pernik and Elk Grove Village.

The trip took place during Pernik’s annual Surva festival, also known as the International Festival of Masquerade Games. The festival featured costumed performers parades, ceremonies and performances with music and fire dressed elaborate costumes and masks promoting variations of ancient Bulgarian customs that are still alive today.

In addition to the Surva festival, Trustee Feichter and Chief Walsh met many of the officials in Pernik. Pernik Mayor Vyara Tserovska arranged many activities that included a visit to a historic Orthodox monastery in the mountains, an old coal mine and dinners featuring traditional Bulgarian cuisine.

In November of 2018, a delegation from Pernik visited Elk Grove Village and an official Friendship Agreement was signed by both officials by the two communities. In creating the Friendship Agreement, both Elk Grove Village and Pernik are working to sustain a relationship that will last for many generations in efforts to exchange educational, cultural, and economic developments. Read more about the new Friendship Agreement here.


Winter Farmers Market

The Elk Grove Winter Market is dedicated to bringing residents and visitors alike a wonderful Saturday market with a tempting variety of fresh indoor grown veggies, meats, eggs, pasta, breads, flavored nuts, sauces, dog treats, and much more.

Elk Grove Winter Market
Select Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  Upcoming Saturdays: 
March 2 & 16; April 6 & 27
Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 1045 S. Arlington Heights Road

Find more information and updates on the Winter Market on the Elk Grove Farmers Market Facebook Page.




Interested In Becoming a 9-1-1 Telecommunicator?

The Northwest Central Dispatch System (NWCDS) is offering testing for people interested in applying for the position of 9-1-1 Telecommunicator. NWCDS is an intergovernmental consolidated emergency dispatch system, which provides 9-1-1 services for several communities in northwest suburban Chicago, including Elk Grove Village.  

Registration Forms for eligibility testing are due March 14, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Registrants chosen to move forward will be contacted with the time and location for the mandatory orientation and test which will take place in the evening of March 21, 2019.

For more information or to sign up for the eligibility test, click here.



Think Green Elk Grove - Eco-Friendly Tips for Spring Cleaning

Is winter over yet? Let's think of warm thoughts and prepare for future Spring cleaning. Below are a couple tips to become more eco-friendly while you clean:

  • Reusable Cloths - Instead of using roll after roll of paper towels, invest in some hand towels or even use that old t-shirt you never wear. After using, throw the towels in the washer machine and stow away for a future cleaning.
  • Eco-friendly Cleaners - Did you know that most household cleaners contain hazardous chemicals? If at all possible, look for cleaners that are labeled biodegradable or eco-friendly. If you are feeling very ambitious in being environmentally friendly for this Spring cleaning, check out these DIY-cleaners here.



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