September 25, 2019
Dear Village Resident ,
Purchase your 2019/2020 vehicle stickers by Monday, September 30 to avoid late fees. You can buy stickers through the mail (postmarked by September 30), in person, or drop your form in the drop box in front of the Municipal Centre and your stickers will be mailed to you. Your windshield should not be too hot or too cold when applying the sticker. Late fees after this time are double the normal fee per vehicle.
Sergeant Hintz Retirement
Sergeant Jason Hintz was honored upon his retirement after 21 years of public service at the September 17 Village Board meeting. Sgt. Hintz began his career with the Spring Grove Police Department in 1996 as a volunteer Auxiliary Police Officer and was hired full-time in 1998. He also served as a Safety Camp Coordinator, Field Training Officer and Corporal. Pictured are Police Chief Tom Sanders, Sgt. Hintz, and Village President Mark Eisenberg. Best wishes are extended to Jason and his family in his retirement!
Complimentary Fall Painting Class
New Leaf Home Furnishings will be hosting a complimentary fall painting class on Friday, October 11 from 5:00-6:00 pm, presented by Jean Wilkinson. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Please call 815-675-9700 to reserve a spot.
Fall Trout Fishing
The 2019 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season will open on Saturday, October 19 at 57 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state, including Hatchery Park. No trout may be taken from Hatchery Park until the season opens at 5:00 am Oct. 19. Anyone attempting to take trout before the season opening will be issued citations. A valid fishing license and Inland Trout Stamp are required, except for those under 16, blind or disabled, or an Illinois resident on leave from active duty from the Armed Forces. The park opens at 5 AM. View more information here .
Read to the Dog
Beginning readers can practice their skills and build confidence by reading to Wall-E, a certified therapy dog at the Nippersink Library! Registration is required for a 15-minute session. September 26 & October 3 from 4 - 6 PM. Limit one session per reader, please. Call 815-678-4014 to schedule. Located at 5418 Hill Road in Richmond.
Chamber of Commerce Wine Walk
The FL/R/SG Chamber of Commerce invites you to their Wine Walk 2019 on Saturday, October 5 from noon - 4:00 pm. Featured businesses are in Spring Grove, Richmond & Fox Lake. Indulge your palette among fabulous wines paired with light bites. $40 includes bonus bottle. View the invitation here ! Email questions here .
Welcome New Business!
MetCon Fitness Center is proud to call Spring Grove their new home! CrossFit classes run daily including CrossFit for any age, skill or abilities. No experience? Their Foundations class will get you up to speed and ready to conquer your fitness goals. Sports Xcel is a sport-specialized program to help your child with athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury, improving strength, stamina, and flexibility. The Women’s Bootcamp is geared toward helping you with your weight loss goals. All classes are instructor-led by a certified trainer. Owners Ryan Jauch and Jordyn Fleck welcome you to stop in and check out the new and improved facility or call 815-575-4929 for more information. Located at 1803 Holian Drive. Visit them here .
Homecoming is October 5
Order Homecoming wrist corsages & boutonnieres from Birds of Paradise Flowers & Gifts! Just call or text pictures, name & date and they will confirm. See many examples on Facebook . Located at 2404 Spring Ridge Drive. Call 815-363-8568.
Photo of the Week
This beautiful full rainbow was viewed from Scot Forge. Submitted by Kevin Coughlin. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email i t here .
New Fall Recreation Guide
The new Fall Recreation Guide is available for viewing on-line on the Village's website. Check out new programs like Snapology Lion King, Pokemania & more, Stealth & Tumble classes, and perennial favorites like Dodge Ball, Lil' Dribblers, Horseback Riding and more! Fun for kindergartners to adults. Link to the brochure
Update on Hatchery Park Walking Path
The path is now open except for a 200-foot section in the southeast corner. Please do not attempt to walk in that area as the rising groundwater has made it very dangerous to do so.
Pancake Breakfast
You're invited to the Spring Grove Fire District's Pancake Breakfast to be held during Fire Prevention Week on October 13 from 8:00am - noon. Adults - $6, Children - $4. View the flyer here .
Parkinson's Support Group
The Parkinson's Support Group Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 2 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the State Bank of the Lakes located at 1906 Holian Drive. View the flyer for more information. 
Come to the Grove!
Come for the food...but stay for the drinks!
On stage this week:
  • Judson Brown Band, Classic Rock & More this Thursday from 6:30-9:30 PM
  • Marie Martens Blues Jam, this Sunday from 2:00-5:00 PM, weather permitting
The Grove Pub & Grill is located at 2008 Main Street.
Position Open
There is an opening for the position of Richmond Township Deputy Clerk. This is an appointed position. The applicant must be a resident of Richmond Township for a minimum of one year and a registered voter. Some office experience and basic computer knowledge is helpful. View full job description and more information here . See the Township boundary here .
Blast from the Past
This is the original St. Peter Church circa 1905. The church was dedicated on February 2, 1901. It was wood framed with stained glass windows and an elaborate carved altar. It was remodeled in 1948. It was widened, and new windows were installed. The exterior was changed to brick and a slate roof installed. The inside of the church was also completely renovated. No one knows what happened to the stained glass windows or the altar.
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