Updated: March 15, 2013 11:36AM
Free legal class: The Lake County Bar Association will hold a free legal class titled Common Legal Issues Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St. It will include a presentation by local attorneys followed by a question and answer period. Some topics will include finding out your rights when stopped or questioned by the police, financial or criminal liability for a minor’s acts, starting a business and property taxes. For more information, call (847) 244-3143 or visit www.lakebar.org.
Open house: The Lake County Forest Preserves will hold an Open House to receive public input on two master plan concept alternatives for recreation improvements and habitat restoration for five forest preserves in north-central Lake County Feb. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Antioch Township Center, 1625 Deep Lake Road. LCFD is midway through the planning process for this area, which is located north and south of Route 173 between Deep Lake Road and Hunt Club Road. The preserves included in the plan are Dutch Gap, Ethel’s Woods, Pine Dunes, Prairie Stream and Raven Glen Forest Preserves. Illustrations of the two master plan concept alternatives will be displayed at the Open House for the public to comment on, ask questions and offer their preferences. If you are unable to attend, yet would like to ask questions or provide input, contact Susan Hall, Planning, Conservation and Development Department at (847) 968-3270 or shall@LCFPD.org. Or visit online after Feb. 15 to view and comment on the proposed concept alternatives or to sign up to receive project e-mails list.
Meet and greet: Dr. John K. Holton, newly appointed director of the Illinois Department on Aging, will attend a Meet Your Leaders Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at Park Place, 414 S. Lewis Ave. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Holton was selected by Gov. Pat Quinn to apply his expertise in community and human development to address the unprecedented increase in the older adult population. Holton’s experience addressing domestic violence and other issues impacting older adults and their families will strengthen the department’s efforts to help older adults live with comfort and dignity. The community, especially senior citizens, is invited to participate. For more information, call (847) 244-9242 or www.waukegantownship.com.
Screening: Residents living in and around the Waukegan, Illinois community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Waukegan Township - Park Place will host Life Line Screening Feb. 20 at 414 S. Lewis Ave. Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 697-9721 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.