Updated: January 28, 2013 2:05PM
Input: State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) is asking her constituents to let her know their opinions on issues expected to come up in the next year. Wheeler has written a survey using a free electronic service and is asking her constituents of the 64th Legislative District to follow the link, www.surveymonkey.com/s/LJLZNLY, and let her know how they feel. Wheeler’s survey focuses on major issues expected to come up in the 98th General Assembly and issues that directly affect the people of Eastern McHenry and Western Lake counties, including Fox Lake, Antioch, Lake Villa, Crystal Lake, McHenry and Spring Grove. For more information, call (847) 937-0064.
Donations: Bear Magic in Lake County processed over 9,500 toys in 2012 that were given to local hospital E.R.s, pantries and social service agencies that help traumatized children. Helping with this not-for-profit agency are residents in Lake County sharing the ‘pre-loved-toys’ they no longer use or need that gives a second life to toys and Beanie Babies and brings smiles again. Businesses that recycle toys from events and have overstock are asked to call Doreen J. Lagoni at (847) 367-0087. Bear Magic is also accepting monetary donations to purchase toys. Checks can be made to: Bear Magic and mailed to 16075 W. Arlington Drive, Libertyville, IL 60048. These donations are tax deductible.
Grant: Waukegan’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) has received a $10,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation. This grant is given in support of YCC’s Digital Literacy Expansion Project and will provide the non-profit group with funding for program materials and GED books. This grant from the Comcast Foundation is in recognition of Comcast’s commitment to the communities where its customers and employees live and work. Since its founding in 1999, the Comcast Foundation has distributed more than $90 million in cash support of programs implemented locally in Comcast communities. Youth Conservation Corps is a nonprofit organization that challenges youth to make a positive difference in their community.