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Updated: May 21, 2013 6:13AM


Workshop: Workshop titled “Speaking with Excellence” will be held April 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CrossView Church, 750 Highview Drive. Learn how to be equipped with tips and tools for use in any speaking setting. Stonecroft Regional speaker trainer Lynn Lilja will help attendees tell their faith story. Cost is $12 and includes lunch. Register by April 24 at


Child abuse prevention: Each year during the month of April, communities throughout the country host a variety of activities to commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Gurnee Park District has joined forces with the Blue Kids Project of Lake County to provide information and resources for the public. Blue Kids and blue ribbons are prominently displayed at both Park District community centers. Pick up bookmarks with important information about the Blue Kids program, available at either location. For details about Blue Kids Lake County, visit

North Chicago

Meetings: North Chicago residents are urged to attend the city council committee meeting to learn fundamentals about current water billing and the future of the city’s water rates April 22 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 1850 Lewis Ave.There will be a detailed presentation citing the residential water processes. Residents will also be given details on how the city’s water rates compare to surrounding municipalities. Options for revisiting the city water rate study based on the AbbVie decision to keep its fermentation plant in North Chicago will be discussed. Water rate information will also be made available along with other city news April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Fifth Monday meeting. Details, (847) 596-8610 or visit

Cleanup: The city is partnering with North Chicago High School and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department Work Release Program to help with the major task of cleaning up the streets. Volunteers will aid city personnel in picking up litter along the major thoroughfares. In a partnership between North Chicago High School and the City Public Works Department, students have an opportunity to earn community service hours through May 3.On May 4, students will work to finalize picking up any leftover debris. During the week of April 22, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department Work Release Program is sending individuals that need to earn community service hours to North Chicago; they will solely focus on litter control. Details, (847) 596-8691.

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