The Monarch Wind Quintet Performs

monarch-wind-quintetThe Monarch Wind Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 at the St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Center in Romeoville. The quintet presents a program of music from the movies. The quintet will play selections from film score writers such as Isaak Dunayevsky, Henry Mancini and John Williams with a variety of popular and classic music from well-known and well-loved films. Featured will be an original film score by Michael Oldham.

Tres Vidas: Three Notable Latina

tres-vidas-frida“Tres Vidas: Three Notable Latina,” a chamber music theater work, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 14 at the St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Center in Romeoville.

It is based on the lives of three legendary Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. Text is by Marjorie Agosin. The show features a wide stylistic range of music, including popular and folk songs of Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina, vocal and instrumental tangos by Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla and new music written especially for the Core Ensemble by Osvaldo Golijov, Orlando Garcia, Pablo Ortiz and Manuel DeMurga.

Residents Emergency Preparedness Course

Romeoville Emergency Management Offers Residents Emergency Preparedness Course

Romeoville Emergency Management Agency (R.E.M.A.) is offering a free CERT program to Romeoville area residents who want to learn how to be better prepared before, during, and  after an emergency.

CERT Basic Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself and to help others in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using your CERT training to save lives and protect property.

The course consists of eight different modules. Each module is three hours long, for a total of 24 hours of training over four weeks. Course will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from March 8, 2016 to April 2, 2016 at Romeoville Emergency Management Agency, 195 South Budler Road, Romeoville. See course schedule below.
Participants must be 16 years of age. If students are between 16-18 years old, a parent or guardian must accompany them during all classes.

There are no pre-requisites to attend the course, but please consider that some physical activities, such as lifting and carrying, which should be considered before attending.
There is a minimum class size of 8 participants. Course is subject to cancellation if size is not reached. Max course size is 25. Sign up early to ensure entry to this course. To register for the CERT Basic Training course, please contact Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Littrell at mlittrell@romeoville.org

 

CERT Course Module Dates:

  • Introduction/Disaster Preparedness         Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • Fire Safety & Utility Controls                    Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • Disaster Medical Operations Part 1           Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • Disaster Medical Operations Part 2           Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • Light Search & Rescue Operations             Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • CERT Organization                                     Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • Disaster Psychology                                    Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • Terrorism & CERT                                      Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • Review & Disaster Drill                              Tuesday, April 2, 2016, 6-9 p.m.

Village of Romeoville

1050 West Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-7200
www.romeoville.org

Youth Travel Basketball Open House

basketball-goalsJoin us at Open House on February 7th, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Edwards Athletic and Event Center, 55 Phelps Avenue in Romeoville, IL.  Open to boys grades 3-8 and girls 3rd to 11th.

Romeoville Lady Lightning is one of the fastest growing quality basketball teams in DuPage, Grundy, Joliet, Kendall, and Will counties with players from: Channahon, Joliet, Plainfield, Minooka, Marseilles, Morris, Shorewood and Romeoville.

Romeoville Thunder Basketball is introducing a new basketball travel team designed to provide a place for boys 3rd through 8th grade to learn to love the game of basketball. Romeoville Thunder will be based out of the Edward Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, IL and will play in tournaments in the Chicagoland area.

Chicago Association of Black Storytellers Perform Feb. 4

Members of The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers present a program featuring narratives, myths and folktales at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at the St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Center in Romeoville.

Admission is free for this event. It is the first performance of the Lewis University Spring 2016 Performing Arts Series.

The spoken word will be augmented by African-American drumming. The program celebrates the depth, power and vibrancy of African-American storytelling.

The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers is an affiliate of the National Association of Black Storytellers. Each member is an independent artist that works together to educate, entertain and inspire. They assist in keeping alive the African rooted cultures of the world through the power of the word.

TONIGHT: Will County Transportation Open House

Will County Transportation Open House January 27th BEGINS AT 4:00P.M.

Shaping the Future of Transportation in Will County

Will Connects 2040 is the County’s Long Range Transportation Plan that will help establish a strategic direction and set priorities for future transportation investments to ensure Will County remains a great place to live, work, and do business.

Throughout the Will Connects 2040 planning process, valuable input has been collected through a variety of activities including online surveys and in-person Open Houses. Join us at the next Open House:

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 4-7 p.m.          

Romeoville Village Hall         

Board Room                          

1050 West Romeo Rd.         

Romeoville, IL 60446            

You may also engage in the planning process through a new survey. Whether you walk, bike, drive, or take public transit, your input on what Will County’s future transportation is important. Take the survey by clicking here, now through April 2015.

For more information, click here.

Selling Soon? Declutter Before you sell!!

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Declutter Your Home Before Selling

An uncluttered home gives a spacious appearance

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You’ve been thinking about it, worrying about it and losing sleep over it. But finally you have made the decision. You are going to sell your home. It doesn’t matter what the reason is, selling your home is a big step. Besides the emotional element of parting from a home perhaps filled with memories, the physical stamina required to get the house in order can be daunting. But if done correctly and enthusiastically, ridding yourself of the clutter in your home can actually be enjoyable. Decluttering in preparation for its sale calls for organization, foresight and patience.
You need discipline and a game plan. The best way to declutter your home and get organized is to be systematic. Do one room at a time so the whole process doesn’t become too overwhelming. Stay with each room until it is complete. But don’t spend days on end cleaning out closets. Devote several hours each day to the task and it will get done in a timely fashion.
Work systematically room by room
Begin by tackling storage areas. Once they are cleared out, you will have room to store
those boxes you deem utterly necessary to keep. Be brutal on yourself. Is it necessary to keep it? Will it ever be used again? If it hasn’t been used or displayed in several years, it probably has little meaning to you and should be sold or donated to a good cause. If you haven’t worn that dress for four seasons, out it goes. If an item is meaningful to you, store it now to display in your new home. If you have items of sentimental value only for yourself like old baby items, sports trophies and family photographs, set aside boxes where you can save them.
Donate unwanted items to charity. Clothes, kitchen utensils, collections of any sort may have lost their value long ago but could be useful for needy adults and children. There is also a tax deduction for donations so get a bona fide receipt.
Prepare closet space
When cleaning out your closets, sort the clothes you wear the most from the ones you wish to keep for special occasions. Dresses and other attire that are out of season can be stored separately in a plastic vacuum-packed bag for future use. Those old-fashioned cedar wood blocks and cedar wood hangers are still useful today to prevent moths from eating away at your precious outfits.
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To make your rooms look larger, remove some of the furniture. Small tables that just collect dust or old cabinets with books that haven’t been read in years should be stored or given away. Organize bookshelves in an orderly fashion”small books on one shelf, larger ones on another. CDs and DVDs should be lined up accordingly. The less “stuff” in your home, the more spacious it will seem. Space is always at a premium so take advantage of what you have.
The kitchen is key
The kitchen is a story unto itself and it is important that you give it a clean, tidy appearance. Take everything out of the cupboards and throw away any outdated food items. Throw away storage containers that have no lids.
We all have a varied collection of kitchen gadgets that just use up space in a drawer.
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Get rid of the ones you don’t use. Hide small appliances like toasters and mixers inside your cabinets.
An uncluttered countertop gives a feeling of space. Remove personal pictures and magnets from your refrigerator and wipe down the exterior till it shines. Rearrange the pantry by food types”canned goods on one shelf, pastas on another, and so on.
Less stuff, less hassle for you
Remember that the less stuff there is in your home when you start painting and staging it, the less hassle there will be and the cleaner and more spacious your home will appear.
By Cina Coren

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Village of Romeoville Press Release
I-55 at Weber Road
Construction Begins

In preparation for the interchange reconstruction project of I-55 at Weber Road, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be closing a lane on Weber Road northbound in advance of the traffic signals for the inbound I-55 ramps.

The closure will be in place from 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. beginning Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The closure will be set-up throughout this week and possibly a night or two next week, weather permitting. Please expect delays.

The project will include widening Weber Road to six lanes between 119th and 135th streets and building a new “diverging diamond” interchange with interstate 55 that will allow motorists faster access to and from the Interstate.

Village of Romeoville

1050 West Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-7200
www.romeoville.org
Village Board

Mayor
John D. Noak

Village Clerk
Dr. Bernice E. Holloway

Trustees
Linda Palmiter
Jose (Joe) Chavez
Brian A. Clancy Sr.
Dave Richards
Sue A. Micklevitz
Ken Griffin