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Updated: December 19, 2012 11:55AM


Forum: “Major Changes in Community Living and Long-Term Care Services” will be the theme of this year’s Lake County Legislative Forum on Aging and Disability Nov. 20 at State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive. Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the forum will begin at 8:50 a.m. The forum provides an opportunity for seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers and the general public to meet with legislators to discuss federal and state legislative issues and priorities. The Senior Services Coalition of Lake County, the Lake County Council for Seniors and the Agency on Aging of Northeastern Illinois are sponsoring the forum. It will feature brief presentations on several topics. All state legislators who currently represent Lake County in the Illinois General Assembly and those who were elected this month were invited. For more information, call (800) 528-2000 or visit


Food for Paws: The Waukegan Park District, in partnership with Uline and Buffalo Wild Wings in Waukegan, will host the second annual Food for Paws Holiday Pet food drive through Dec. 15. All donations will be given to WAGS (Waukegan Animals Getting Saved), a grassroots organization that hopes to offset some of the costs involved in caring for the animals that are taken in at Waukegan Animal Control. Families facing hardships sometimes have difficulty caring for their pets. Sometimes even a small donation of food or medicines will enable a family to keep their pet instead of surrendering it to a shelter or animal control. Donations accepted include unopened cans or bags of pet food, rawhide chews, as well as new pet toys and supplies. The greatest need is for dry food, but all kinds and types of pet food are appreciated. Collection or drop off sites include: Belvidere Recreation Center, 412 S. Lewis Ave., Field House Sports and Fitness Center, 800 N. Baldwin Ave. and Jack Benny Center for the Arts at 39 Jack Benny Drive. Those who donate will receive a 10 percent off coupon for Buffalo Wild Wings in Waukegan. For more information, call (847) 360-4700 or visit

Winthrop Harbor/Russell

Fund-raiser: Annual “Pulling for a A Safe Place” tractor run/fund-raising event will be held Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. Antique tractors will line up at North Prairie Church, corner of 9th Street and Kenosha Road, Winthrop Harbor. Tractors will parade over to R&R Crossing, 14827 Russell Road, Russell, for the fund-raiser. Attendee are asked to bring canned goods to be donated to Safe Place. For more information, call Bill Tessin at (847) 334-6580.

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