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“Vintage Illinois” event next weekend

Posted by wlpo on September 13, 2015

Got plans for next weekend? Would they include the 2-day “Vintage Illinois” at Matthiessen State Park? 26 wineries from across the state will have wine to sample along with food and live music. Tasting tickets and wine glasses are provided with event admission. Hours Saturday are 11 – 6 and Noon -5 on Sunday.

Advanced tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased on line at vintage illinois.com until midnight Thursday.

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Library explains Medicare Wednesday

Posted by wlpo on September 13, 2015

Medicare changes every year…so, if you’re now eligible for it….it can be hard to learn. LaSalle Library will host a Medicare workshop Wednesday morning. Mary Hallock of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois will explain the most current info on all Medicare Parts.     It’s not a sales presentation, but is structured for the audience to ask questions. To register, call 877-592-3874. The program is free and open to the public. The library is at 305 Marquette Street.

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Naperville recycling program too successful

Posted by wlpo on September 13, 2015

      A Naperville electronics recycling program is a victim of its own success.  City officials say they’re suspending the program after Sept. 19 because they can’t afford to dispose of what’s become an “unmanageable stockpile.”

     Naperville and DuPage County signed an 18-month contract in January with New Life Electronics Recycling to properly dispose of electronics brought to the drop-off center.  But the company reported that 629,000 pounds of electronics were brought to the facility in the first 4 months of the contract – equal to 60 percent of the volume collected in all of 2014. Much of the stockpile remains at the public works site.

Public Works Director Dick Dublinski calls the situation “extremely unfortunate,” and says the city can’t afford to use tax dollars to recycle the materials.

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