Updated: April 3, 2013 2:00AM
Forum and drive: A candidate forum for the College of Lake County Board of Trustees April 9 election will be held Feb. 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the college’s Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. CLC President Jerry Weber will open the forum by providing a brief summary of a trustee’s role. Candidates will then introduce themselves and briefly address the audience. Questions can be submitted online to firstname.lastname@example.org or given to the moderators. At the end of the event, trustee candidates will informally meet with attendees. A voter registration drive will also be held. Two seats on the board will be contested in the April election. The five candidates are Philip J. Carrigan of Waukegan, Jeanne Marie Dauray of Round Lake, Darl E. Drummond of Gurnee, John W. Lumber of Ingleside and Barbara D. Oilschlager of Grayslake. The term of office is six years, and the positions up for election are currently held by Lumber and Oilschlager. Candidates have been invited to submit answers to a questionnaire, and their responses can be viewed at www.voteclc.org. For more information, call (847) 543-2280.
Commemoration: A variety of events for the public commemorating Black History Month will be held at the College of Lake County during February and early March. The events range from exhibits and entertainment to forums and educational workshops. The following events will be held at the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St.: Black Enterprise exhibits, Feb. 5-6 from 5 to 7 p.m.; Poetry in Motion, Feb. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m.; Feb. 11: Black Male Forum, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Hip-Hop Dance Workshop, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Black Inventors Exhibit, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events at the Waukegan Campus, 111 N. Genesee St., include: Black Inventors Exhibit, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; “Trace Your Family History Workshop” Session I and Session II, Feb. 28 and March 1 from 10 a.m. to noon, refreshments provided. For more information, call (847) 543-2191.
Roundabout proposed: Village Engineer Scott Drabicki is proposing a roundabout for the intersection of Ferndale Street and Grandville Avenue to slow traffic on both streets and to provide for a safe intersection. Ferndale is a major cut-through for traffic from Grand Avenue to Route 41. Village officials have discussed closing off Ferndale at Route 41, although Drabicki, in a letter to residents, said closing any of the existing street connections will only concentrate traffic at other locations in the neighborhood.
Grand opening: A grand opening will be held for the new Lake County St. Vincent De Paul Society Thrift Store, 1125 S. Milwaukee Ave., in the Greentree Shopping Plaza, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a store blessing. The facility is the showcase thrift store for the Society and the design is the prototype for future stores. The store is nearly 12,000 square feet and was built in the summer of 2012 and has been functioning since November. In attendance at the event will be Bill Soucie, St. Vincent de Paul; Libertyville Mayor Terry Weppler; and Bishop G. Rassas, Archdiocesan Episcopal Vicar. The store will provide gently used, clean, low-cost items to shoppers.