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Updated: January 1, 2013 6:21AM



Beach Park

Free cuts: Jackie’s Barber Shoppe at 38482 N. Sheridan Road is offering free haircuts to seniors, disabled and veterans on the first Sunday of each month beginning Dec. 2 from 9:15 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call (224) 475-2055.

Gurnee

Teacher pact: The Woodland Grade School District 50 board of education and the Woodland Council of the Lake County Federation of Teachers Local 504/IFT/AFT reached a tentative agreement on a new teachers’ contract at 2:30 a.m. Nov. 29, a school spokesman said. Further details will be announced.

Lake County

Scholarships: Each year, Consumers Cooperative Association (CCA), the sponsor of Consumers Credit Union, offers scholarship opportunities for local students. One of six $1,500 scholarships are available this year. Applications must be received by Dec. 31. High school students scheduled to graduate next spring are eligible, as long as the applicant and/or parent/guardian has been a member of Consumers Credit Union for a minimum of one year. Applicants will be evaluated on academic performance, financial need and leadership abilities, including community involvement. Applications are available at area high schools, at all six Consumers Credit Union locations and online at www.myconsumers.org. For more information, call (847) 265-5517.

Lincolnshire

Mobilization: The Lincolnshire Police Department joined other state and local law enforcement agencies in the 2012 Thanksgiving “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket” mobilization. From Nov. 12-25, the Police Department targeted impaired drivers and seat belt law violators with added late-night patrols in an effort to reduce highway fatalities. During the mobilization, the Police Department compiled the following statistics: 24 extra late-night patrol hours over 6 days; 51 traffic stops; 3 DUI arrests; 5 suspended/revoked/no drivers license arrests; 1 drug arrest; 20 traffic citations; and 33 written warnings.

Wadsworth

Fund-raiser: One Hope United will host Gingerbread Houses of Hope, benefiting the agency’s child abuse prevention programs and services and child development centers, Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Millburn Elementary School, 18550 W. Millburn Road. Kick off the holiday season by decorating gingerbread houses while also supporting at-risk children and families. Assembled gingerbread houses and decorations will be provided. All participants will receive an award and can take their completed gingerbread houses home. Cost is $35 for the first house and $20 for each additional house. All profits benefit One Hope United. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Delivery can be provided for those unable to attend the event. To reserve space, visit www.onehopeunited.org/gingerbread.

Zion

Review: Zion Park District received a 99.2 percent on 2012 Loss Control Review. As part of an ongoing effort to provide the most effective and safe programs and facilities, the Zion Park District announced that they have been accredited by the Park District Risk Management Agency for excellence in their safety and risk management program. The district is rated on all areas of park district operations and have reached 100 percent compliance on the review in the recreation programs and facilities and the aquatic programs and facility. The aquatics program is also accredited by the Jeff Ellis and Associates Life Guard training program, and has reached the highest level of compliance on their rigid standards for 5 years in a row. For more information, call (847) 746-5500.



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