November 27, 2019
A Letter from the Village President
Rockets Win!
On behalf of the Village Board and all our residents, I would like to congratulate the Richmond-Burton Community High School football team. The Rockets, with a record of 13-0, will be playing in the IHSA State Finals Friday night at 7:00pm at the Northern Illinois University Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. My wife, Brenda, and I will be heading there to cheer on our Rockets and hope many of you will join us. If you can’t make the trip Bricks & Ivy Sports Tavern and The Grove Pub & Grill will both have the game on live. If you want to watch from home, I found these stations that will be carrying the live broadcast: Mediacom -The U 109, over the air antenna - The U 26.2, and IHSA.TV on the internet. Please review your options before the game starts.
It is very seldom a team ever makes it to the State Finals. It is an accomplishment of hard work, dedication, and working together as a team. We congratulate the players, coaches and fans for bringing our community together to celebrate a great accomplishment.
Go Rockets!
Mark Eisenberg
Village President

The Municipal Centre will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Small Business Saturday Deals!
Be sure to shop Nature's Feed this Saturday, November 30, for Small Business Saturday deals! The first 20 customers get a FREE goody bag with their purchase and every purchase receives a FREE gift. Please support your local small businesses and shop small this holiday season. Nature's Feed is your natural for source for pet food and more. Located at 2440 Westward Drive, next to the Spring Grove Post Office. Open Saturday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Have a happy and safe holiday season, from Nature's Feed!
New Officer Sworn In
Daniel McKinney was sworn in as a new police officer at the Village Board meeting last week. Daniel has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, is a firearms instructor, and has many years experience as a Police Officer and Sheriff's Deputy in Wisconsin. Help us welcome him to the Spring Grove police force! From left: Police Chief Tom Sanders, Village President Mark Eisenberg, Officer Daniel McKinney and friend.
Annual Warehouse Sale - Dec. 6 & 7 Only!
Coffee Masters is holding their annual warehouse sale - one weekend only - December 6 & 7 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Stop in to take advantage of the awesome deals they will have. Located off Route 12 at 7606 Industrial Court . Choose from holiday gifts, Cocoa Amore cocoa, gourmet coffee, Ashby's Teas and more.
Recycle Old Holiday Lights
If your lights have lost their twinkle, don't throw them away - recycle them at the Municipal Centre! Located at 7401 Meyer Road, Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM all year round. Click here to see which kinds of lights and cords are accepted.
Christmas Tree Lighting Festival
You're invited to the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, December 7 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM at Horse Fair Park . Visit with Santa, enjoy a hay ride & storytelling, crafts, refreshments and the tree lighting at 5:00 PM! The enclosed pavilion will be heated. Free admission but please bring donations of non-perishable food and toiletry items for the food pantry.
Thanksgiving Traffic Safety Campaign
drive sober
The Police Department is partnering with the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement across Illinois for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over & Click It or Ticket Campaign. This high-visibility crackdown will run from Friday, November 22, through the holiday weekend into the early morning hours of Monday, December 2. Visit for more information.
Photo of the Week
Farmer Stade had an audience while harvesting his crops behind the Spring Grove Estates subdivision. Photo submitted by April Holbein. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email i t here .
Toys for Tots Collection Locations
Help a child in need have a happy Christmas by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy at one of the following locations by December 15! The Nippersink Library 5418 Hill Rd. in Richmond ,      Eclipse Hair Salon - 2020 Route 12 Suite U, New Leaf Home Furnishings - 2449 Pierce Drive and Spring Grove Fire House - 8214 Richardson Road.
T's Toffee Holiday Open House
Come visit Theresa & Lance and enjoy a day of savings on Saturday, December 7, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Tasty samples and more will be available at their 5th annual Open House. Located at 8818 Hidden Trail. Visit or call 847-274-9969. View the flyer .
Daytime Playtime at WLAC!
Your child can have some fun on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 – 10:00 AM in December for Open Play. This is open gym just for those 5 and under to run around and burn off some energy. $5 (1 and under is free). See more event info here. Located at 2449 Pierce Drive 815-675-3005

Winter Choir Concert
Mark your calendar for the RBCHS Winter Choir Concert on Wednesday, December 4 at 10:00 AM. It will be held at the Community Church of Richmond at 5714 Broadway Street in Richmond. Come enjoy the beautiful sounds of the season sung by our talented Richmond Burton Community High School Choir! Refreshments will be served.
The Nutcracker
Illinois Youth Dance Theatre invites you to the 20th annual production of Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" . Watch amazingly talented local dancers, as well as professional guest artists, perform this timeless ballet that you will remember for years to come! Performances to take place December 19 - 22. Purchase tickets on-line here .
Blast from the Past
You could get some good advice from barber Joe as he cut your hair in the barbershop in the back of the confectionery store. Afterward, he'd sell you one of the best malted milks with ice-cream he ordered from Janesville, WI and picked up at the train station. Oh, and don't forget to pick up a cigar on the way out! This building still stands at 8016 Blivin Street. Learn more about Joe and his many talents in next week's eNews!
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