Spooky Home Contest, Recycle Your Fridge and More: 5 Things You Should Know for Tuesday, Aug. 9
Kane County has experienced tremendous population growth in the last 10 years. Keep reading to find out what that means for your wallet.
Kane County's Committee of the Whole will talk about an important issue today during a special meeting. Its decision could make a big impact on court fees.
Also, if you plan to have the scariest house in St. Charles this Halloween, you should register for the park district's decorating contest.
Here are five things happening today:
1. Registration is underway for the Halloween Home Decorating Contest sponsored by the St. Charles Park District. Awards will be presented in categories including Best Rookie, Big Scare on a Low Budget, Family Fun, Best Actors, Judges Favorite, People's Choice On-line Voting and Best Make-A-Halloween Video categories.
You can click here to register. Use reference code 16596. Registration must be completed by Oct. 12. Tours guides will be available to visit homes on Oct. 14.
2. 1st Street Cruise Night, sponsored by the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, starts at 5:30 p.m. in 1st Street Plaza, between Main and Illinois streets. Bring the family out for a free night of classic cars and fun activities; food and beverages will also be available for purchase. There's only two weeks of Cruise Night left this summer; be sure not to miss it.
3. The City of St. Charles is participating in the Recycle My Fridge program sponsored by the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency. You will receive a $35 pre-paid gift card for donating a working refrigerator or freezer.
4. Kane County will have a special Committee of the Whole meeting at 10:30 a.m. to discuss raising court filing fees. It' possible that fees will be raised an additional $190.
The 2010 census showed that Kane County's population reached 500,000 people. An Illinois state statute says once counties reach this population level, court fees can be raised. A copy of the meeting agenda can be found by clicking here.
5. Today is National Book Lovers Day. Consider visiting Town House Books in St. Charles to enjoy a cup of coffee while browsing at books or head to the library and check out an old classic. You can even donate your old books to make room for new ones.