Home Energy services Career fair to be held at Elgin Community College on September 8; South Elgin Police are holding a blood drive on Wednesday; Hanover Township, DuPage County offers energy aid – Chicago Tribune

Career fair to be held at Elgin Community College on September 8; South Elgin Police are holding a blood drive on Wednesday; Hanover Township, DuPage County offers energy aid – Chicago Tribune


A job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, September 8 at Elgin Community College, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive.

The event will offer on-site interviews with local businesses. It is hosted by State Representatives Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, and Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia; Meaning States. Cristina Castro, D-Elgin and Karina Villa, D-West Chicago; and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Job applicants are encouraged to bring their resume.

Employers who will be on site include Suncast, Elgin Sweeper, Jel Sert, JP Morgan Chase, Ecker Center for Behavioral Health, Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, SAS Retail Services, Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling, KCT Credit Union, International Paper, Illinois Department of Corrections, Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Human Services, Department of Juvenile Justice and Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

The free event is open to the public. For more information, email [email protected] or call 331-465-9661.

A new Downtown Elgin Welcome Guide is now available at the Downtown Neighborhood Association office, 31 S. Grove Ave.

The guide provides information on what downtown has to offer and includes details of downtown attractions, businesses and events.

There are also coupons that can be used at Elgin Public House, Red Poppy Bistro, Steep N’ Clay, Whatnots & Whimsies, State Street Market Shops, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Avenue Barbershop, Stay Sharp Cuts & Shaves and Ruben Ramos Photography.

For more information, email [email protected]

Peggy Heinrich, Vice President of Teaching, Learning and Student Development at Elgin Community College, is one of 31 individuals selected to receive a 2022-2023 Aspen Institute College Excellence Scholarship.

The Aspen Rising Presidents Scholarship Program, conducted in conjunction with the Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative, is designed to prepare the next generation of community college presidents for the work needed to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student achievement, said the ‘organization.

Those chosen for the 10-month program will learn how to research, define and evaluate student success and clarify their vision for their students’ success in college and after graduation, officials said.

Hanover Township and DuPage County Community Services are scheduling in-person and telephone appointments for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Income-Percentage Payment Program (PIPP) ), which help income-eligible households pay for home energy services.

Staff from both organizations will begin accepting applications on Thursday, September 1 from eligible households.

Applicants must live within the Hanover Township or DuPage County boundaries and provide all required documents at the time of the appointment. This includes proof of social security cards for all new applicants; proof of gross income for all household members for the last 30-day period; and copies of current gas and electricity bills.

The maximum monthly gross income to qualify for either program is $2,265 for a one-person household, $3,052 for a two-person household, $3,838 for a three-person household. persons and $4,625 for a four-person household.

Adults 55 and older should call the Hanover Township Senior Center in Bartlett at 630-483-5660 for an appointment. Residents under 55 should call the Hanover Township Astor Avenue Community Center in Hanover Park, 630-540-9085.

For the 12 DuPage County Community Services locations people can call to apply, go to www.dupagecounty.gov/LIHEAP/.

For more information, call 630-407-6500 or 1-800-942-9412 or email [email protected]

The South Elgin Police Department will be holding a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 31 at Village Hall, 10 N. Water St.

Versiti Blood Center of Illinois will provide water bottles and sticker sheets to all donors. Participants should drink water and eat a healthy meal before donating blood.

To make a reservation to donate, call 800-7TO-GIVE or visit donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5601788.

The Village of South Elgin will host two free midday performances in September at Panton Mill Park, 10 N. Water St.

Rosie & The Rivets will play 50s and early 60s rock music from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7.

The Flat Cats, who play vintage swing, jazz and blues, will perform from 11 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 11. Concessions will be on sale during this show.

For more information, call 847-742-5780 or email [email protected]

Ramesh Shah, author of “Tomorrow Will Be a Better Day,” will share his experiences as an immigrant to the United States in 1967 at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6 at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth St.

He will discuss the poverty of the back streets of Bombay (now Mumbai) and the strong family ties that helped make his life as a child bearable, library officials said.

For more information or to register, call 630-584-0076.

The Kane County Forest Preserve District will host “Trek with a Naturalist” hikes this fall.

Each month there will be a two-hour trek to a different forest reserve led by a naturalist from the forest reserve district, who will interpret the ecology of the reserve along the way.

Hikes are scheduled from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at Elburn Forest Preserve at 45W061 Route 38 in Elburn; 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at Voyageur’s Landing Forest Preserve at 50 Airport Road in Elgin; and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 5 at Aurora West Forest Preserve at 40W032 Hankes Road in Aurora.

The programs are free and open to anyone 18 or older. Advance registration is required by calling 630-444-3190 or emailing [email protected]

For more information, visit www.kaneforest.com.