Public Notice – Zoning Board Public Hearing on December 21, 2016

Public Notice

There will be a Zoning Board public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the Village Hall.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider a text amendment to allow automobile sales, and a petition for special use to sell automobiles within the Village’s B-2 Zoning District. Further information is available at the village hall.

This hearing is open to the public and the public will be given an opportunity to address the board.

Kane County 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

The Kane County Division of Transportation is in process of updating the County’s 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. The Transportation Plan is a blueprint for the County to address the transportation and mobility needs for those living and working in Kane County over the next 20 years. A key activity in the planning update process is an interactive online survey seeking input from residents, workers, employers and travelers throughout the County.
The survey will be open through December 5th and is available in both English and Spanish languages. You will be asked to prioritize transportation issues and rank priorities. There is also an interactive map to mark locations and provide feedback on issues and locations that may be of concern to you. The feedback we receive informs the plan and could have an impact on how transportation funds are prioritized for the future.  
Any questions?  Please email or contact Jennifer Becker, Project Manager, Kane County Division of Transportation at (630) 444-2957.

QuadCom adds texting to area emergency services


By: Erin Sauder
Elgin Courier-News

QuadCom is the latest dispatch center to give area residents another means to reach the call center in an emergency.

Beginning March 1, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon customers living in or traveling through the QuadCom service area may be able to use their cell phones to send a text when making a 911 voice call isn’t possible.

The multi-agency emergency dispatch center serves the villages of Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Sleepy Hollow, South Barrington and West Dundee.

“Text-to-911 is beneficial for our residents and especially important for those with speech or hearing impairments,” said Elizabeth A. Heitkamp, director of QuadCom. “We are excited to be able to offer this service.”

QuadCom officials have been engaged in the process of establishing the text-to-911 service since early 2015.

Making a voice call is still the most efficient way to get access to emergency services, Heitkamp said. Customers should use the texting option only when calling 911 is not an option.

West Dundee Fire Chief Randy Freise agreed.

“It’s a good thing to have that capability, especially for people who are in a situation where they can’t talk or are having a hard time breathing,” he said. “But I would emphasize it’s still better to actually call in and talk to the operator who can ask questions, get a sense of what’s going on, and the urgency of the situation. But if someone can’t talk they can use texting as another option to get help.”

Text messages should include clear location information, along with the nature of the emergency, according to QuadCom officials.

Unlike 911 voice calls, emergency personnel will not be able to determine location information for a customer sending a text message, nor will they be able to speak with the person sending the text to quickly ascertain their location. Abbreviations and slang should never be used with text messages to 911.

Because of limitations of text message routing, location of texter, carrier and other factors, not all text messages from customers within the service area will be routed to QuadCom, officials said. Instead, people may receive a bounce back message from their carrier. If a text to 911 for an emergency is not answered in a timely manner, customers should make a voice call to 911.

More information regarding text-to-911 can be found on the National Emergency Number Association website at and the Federal Communications Commission website at

Erin Sauder is a freelance reporter.

Copyright © 2016, Elgin Courier-News

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League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area
Rutland-Dundee Townships Committee

 Candidate Forum

Thursday,  October 27, 2016  at  7:00 p.m.
Rakow Senior Center, Dundee Township Park District
665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville

 Candidates for the following contested races have been invited to participate:

Illinois State Senate District 22:
Tracy Smodilla (R)
Christina Castro (D)

Illinois State Rep. District 66:
Allen Skillicorn (R)
Nancy A. Zettler (D)

Kane County Coroner:
Robert Russell (R)
Tao Martinez (D)

Kane County Board District 24:
Roben B. Hall (R)
Jarett Sanchez (D)

 Election Day is November 8th;  Early Voting Starts October 24th

For more information call Carol Grom  at 847-428-4064

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