News from around the 45th District

Below you will find the latest news from communities in the 45th Legislative District:

Fullerton/Lombard Intersection News
Traffic signals at Fullerton Avenue and Lombard Road will be disabled on Tuesday, March 17, from approximately 8 a.m. until noon to allow for ComEd maintenance. Stop signs will be posted at the intersection.  Traffic delays should be expected. Drivers should either avoid, or use caution in this area.

St. Patrick's Day Traffic Safety Campaign
The Bartlett Police Department will be participating in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) upcoming St. Patrick’s Day DUI and seat belt enforcement campaigns from Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 22. The Police Department encourages you to have a safe St. Patrick’s Day by always wearing your seat belt, assigning a designated driver, and not permitting friends or family members to drive under the influence of alcohol.

Village Awarded for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Bloomingdale Finance Department has earned it's 25th consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, which is awarded annually from the Government Finance Officers Association. This certificate of achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. Congratulations to Finance Director Gary Szott and the Finance Department for consistently receiving this outstanding recognition.

Missed the Comprehensive Plan Public Visioning Workshop?
Visit the Comprehensive Plan Interactive website to share your vision for the future of Carol Stream. Residents and stakeholders who were unable to attend the March 11th Public Visioning Workshop can provide their input by completing an online survey thru Monday, April 6th at the Public Visioning Survey website. For questions about the online survey, don't hesitate to contact the Community Development Dept. at or 630-871-6230.

NWS Basic Weather Spotter Talk
The Hanover Park Emergency Management Agency and the Hanover Park Police Department are hosting a basic weather spotter class, as part of the StormReady program and as part of a Safe Communities initiative, on Monday, April 6, 2015 in Room 214 at the Hanover Park Village Hall from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

The talk will be conducted by the National Weather Service. This basic level course is designed to assist the participant in recognizing and identifying severe storms capable of producing damaging winds, tornadoes, heavy rain, and hail. Anyone who has an interest in weather reporting including citizens from the Public (including students in 5th grade and up),. Although the class is free to attend, registration is encouraged.

Village to Review Draft Comprehensive Plan
On March 18, the Plan Commission will hold a public hearing to consider recommending approval of the draft plan prior to adoption. The public hearing will include a presentation of plan recommendations, discussion, and an opportunity for public comment. The Plan includes more specific recommendations for Hamilton Lakes and the Rohlwing Road Industrial District.

Meeting will be held on March 18, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Itasca Village Hall, 550 W. Irving Park Road, Itasca, second floor board room.

The Draft Comprehensive Plan can be viewed on-line by going to and clinking on the “Documents” tab, or it may be viewed in person in the Community Development Department at Village Hall.

Application Deadline for Roselle Citizen Police Academy Is March 16
The Roselle Police Department is accepting applications to its 2015 Citizen Police Academy through March 16. The 11-week program is scheduled to begin on March 19, and will meet on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. through the end of May.

The Citizen Police Academy is designed to help participants understand how the police department operates, and fosters improved relationships between police officers and citizens who work together to enhance quality of life issues in the community.

Applicants for the Roselle Citizen Police Academy must be at least 18 years of age, live or work in the Village of Roselle, and will be subject to a background check. Applications and a full program description are available on the Citizen Police Academy page. For more information, email Sergeant Tim Cook at or call (630) 671-4082.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
The West Chicago Police Department announced today it will be conducting special patrols this St. Patrick’s Day to crack down on drunk drivers. Unbuckled motorists also will be ticketed. In addition to looking for drunk drivers, West Chicago Police will be stepping up seat belt enforcement particularly at night when seat belt usage rates are lowest.

Lively Boulevard at Thorndale Avenue in Wood Dale Scheduled to Close
A portion of Lively Boulevard south of Thorndale Avenue in Wood Dale is scheduled to close for four days beginning Friday, March 13, for bridge construction as part of the Illinois Route 390 Project. Electronic message signs and construction signage will be put in place to alert drivers in advance of the closure and detour.

Weather permitting, Lively Boulevard south of Thorndale Avenue is scheduled to close to traffic from Friday, March 13, until Monday, March 16, for the placement of bridge beams for the new bridge carrying Illinois Route 390 over Lively Boulevard. A signed detour will be put in place directing traffic to use Richert Road and Central Avenue to access Lively Boulevard. Up to 3,400 vehicles a day use this segment of Lively Boulevard.

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