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The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking feedback on the state’s transportation system through its annual Illinois Traveler Opinion Survey, available until Dec. 31.

The annual survey, conducted through the University of Illinois Springfield’s Survey Research Office, seeks input on topics ranging from road conditions and ice-and-snow removal to commuting habits and driving behaviors. Questions also address IDOT’s website, the state’s rest-area system and Amtrak service. 
The Illinois Tollway and their partners in safety have launched Give Them Distance, a safe driving campaign that is urging the importance among Illinois drivers of the Move Over Law.

The Illinois Move Over Law is intended to protect roadway workers, emergency personnel and every driver who pulls off on the side of the road, by requiring drivers to reduce their speeds and change lanes safely when approaching any vehicle stopped alongside the road with hazard or emergency lights flashing.
From Antioch Township: Edwards Road is closed for culvert replacements between US 45 and Crawford Rd, until further notice. The detour route uses US 45 to IL Rte 173 to Crawford Rd. 

Find additional information and updates regarding this project by calling Antioch Township at (847) 395-3378 or visit their website, Click Here
The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County will be hosting a household chemical drop-off event at their facility located at 1311 N. Estes Street Gurnee, IL 60031 on Saturday, December 9th.

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED for Household Chemical Waste Events located at the Gurnee Facility to ensure safety & efficiency. Collections are for residential waste only. No business waste will be accepted. All SWALCO HCW Collection Events are FREE for Illinois residents ONLY.
Consumers Cooperative Association (CCA), the sponsor for Consumers Credit Union, is offering students the opportunity to earn one of ten (10) $2,000 scholarships!

The scholarships are available for students scheduled to graduate high school in the spring of 2018. Applicants are evaluated on academic performance, financial need and leadership abilities, in addition to their involvement and activity within the local community.

Interested applicants may apply online, Click Here. Applications must be received by
11:59pm CST on December 31, 2017 to be considered.
State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) is partnering with local community organizations Open Arms Mission and A Safe Place in hosting a holiday diaper and sock drive. Donations will be collected at Jesiel’s district office in Antioch from Friday, December 1st through Wednesday, December 20th.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) has announced the launch of HONOR 200, a signature program of the Illinois Bicentennial Celebration, honoring the work of 200 veterans whose contributions are above and beyond the call of duty.

The IDVA will work with veteran's organizations throughout the state to promote HONOR 200 and solicit nominations for those who will be recognized as part of the program. Nominees will be evaluated on their achievements and on the extent to which their contributions have aided, benefited and provided inspiration to their community. Anyone can nominate an Illinois Veteran up to the July 31, 2018 deadline. Written nominations can be sent to the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, 69 W. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60601 or on-line at www.illinois.gov/veterans.