March 27, 2019
Dear Village Resident ,
Landscape waste collection begins next week. Grass clippings, leaves, garden debris, weeds and fruit are acceptable landscape items. Stickers must be purchased for $2 each and placed on each biodegradable yard waste bag, 33-gallon can, or bundled brush. Or you can purchase an annual subscription for $100 instead and put out up to six cans, bags, or bundles a week (seven bags or more require a sticker). Contact Groot at (877) 404-7668 to sign up. Any brush or branches outside of a container must be cut down to 4 feet in length and bundled no greater than 2 feet in diameter. Purchase stickers at the Jewel Customer Service desk or the Village Municipal Center. View more info here.
Landscape Waste Burning
Landscape waste burning is allowed on weekends in April and May (and Oct/Nov). There are strict rules governing the burning of landscape waste, including the location of the fire, allowed hours, wind speeds, supervision, and more. View full burning regulations and other suggestions for disposing of yard waste .
Early Voting Continues - Election Day is April 2
The Consolidated Election is on Tuesday, April 2. View early voting locations and times here . Your local elected officials are the closest you will ever get to someone in government that cares and will listen to you. You have a choice to vote for representation in Municipal, Township, County, College, Library and Fire Protection Districts. Please support our future and vote on April 2. View the voter guide here .
Pancake Breakfast
The Spring Grove Fire Explorer Post 1800 is hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 14 from 8 AM - Noon. Adults - $6, Children - $4. Proceeds help them attend the U of I Fire Service Institute. Located at the Fire Station at 8214 Richardson Road. View the flyer .
4th of July Volunteer Meeting Tonight
The 4th of July Committee needs volunteers to help run the bar, parking and donations for this year’s festivities. Without more help there will be no event at Horse Fair Park this year and 2019 will be the final year for fireworks. All of the money raised prior to and on the 4th (donations, parking, beer, food, etc) fund the following year's fireworks show. Find out how you can help tonight, March 27, at 7 PM at Lucky Bernies located at 2450 Route 12 or email them at .
Lunch in 15 Minutes or Less
Friday lunch special at The Grove! Lunch in 15 minutes or less or it's on them! Order between 11 AM & 2 PM. (Dinners & well-done burgers are excluded). The Grove Neighborhood Pub & Grill is located at 2008 Main Street. See you there!
INK 5K is scheduled for Thursday, May 30. Registration and Sponsorship information is available on their website at
Photo of the Week
Officer Sheila Schindler was honored on the eve of her retirement after 20 years of public service at the March 19 Village Board meeting. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email it here .
Breakup with Dieting Forever
Diets, powders, pills and fads are OUT! Meet with the Nutritional Coach at NJ Elite Performance today to learn how you can stop dieting forever by finding freedom and happiness in your nutritional health. Get the results and the life you have always wanted! View more information here . Located at 2404 Spring Ridge Drive.
Tree & Lawn Issues
With winter over, it's time to turn our attention to our yards. There is a disease of the Colorado Blue Spruce and other conifers in Spring Grove called Rhizosphaera Needle Cast that is decimating a large number of trees. View information on ways to treat it here . Removing and destroying diseased branches or trees can keep it from spreading to healthy trees. Spider mites can also be a problem for conifers. View more information here . Lastly, you can use pelletized gypsum soil conditioner to reverse salt damage on lawns and encourage new growth. It is also useful in helping the soil retain water and is best applied before our heavy spring rains. Purchase at any home improvement store.
Blood Drive Tomorrow
The Spring Grove Fire District Community Blood Drive will be held tomorrow, March 28, from 2:30 - 6:30 PM at 8214 Richardson Road. Walk-ins are welcome or call 815-675-2450.
Northern IL Helping Hands Food Pantry
The Helping Hands Food Pantry thanks an anonymous donor who purchased and donated 10 Mixed Meal and Protein boxes. Each box was filled with over 20 cans of Progresso soup! The donation was doubled in value by a corporate match from Spring Grove business CoPharm Global. If you would like to sponsor Mixed Meal and Protein boxes at $5.43 each, please let them know. Located at 2502 Spring Ridge Dr, or contact them at P.O. Box 132, Spring Grove, 60081-0132. They never know what will arrive in the box, but the peanut butter, tuna, cooking broth, (or even Progresso soup) is always needed.
Join the Garden Club
The Richmond Garden Club is always looking for new members to share their love of gardening and help the community in a variety of ways. Guest speakers and outings are also planned during the year. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month from February - August at 7 PM . Call 815-370-2372 for the meeting location.
Cinderella Dress Swap
Friendly Advice LLC is accepting donations of gently used prom dresses, shoes, purses and costume jewelry for their first annual Cinderella Prom Swap. The Swap will be held this Sunday, March 31, & Sunday, April 7, from 11 AM - 4 PM. View the flyer 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. Tuesdays, April 2 & 30 or Thursday, April 11 from 4 - 6 PM. Call 815-678-4014.
The Soul Purpose
A gathering for those who are interested in increasing their level of spirituality (not religion) will meet on Sunday, April 7, at 10 AM. April’s topic will explore a spiritual look at life’s challenges with a goal to heighten levels of inner peace and connection to source Located in the Carriage House Gallery at 2110 Main St., on the second floor of the stone barn, the first Sunday of every month. Donations accepted, but not mandatory. All are welcome. Email David here .
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