October 2, 2019
Dear Village Resident ,
The Village will soon begin a process of updating its Comprehensive Land Use Plan that will help us plan for the future and we want your input. A Comprehensive Land Use Plan is a document that describes the history, current state and future vision for the community. It acts as a road map to guide future growth and development while promoting the health, safety and general welfare of the people. The last Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2007. Much has changed in the last 12 years. Your board will be developing a plan that we will use as our ‘blueprint’ for future development and the delivery of services to our community. 

The survey covers topics from infrastructure development, residential and commercial development, parks and recreation opportunities. You can participate in this process by completing this survey. Please fill out all multiple-choice questions by marking your preference 1 being most preferred and working down from there. We also invite you to expand on your answers by including constructive comments following each question. 

Be advised that you can only access the Survey through the link in the invitation once, so do not click on the link until you are ready to take the survey. The survey will only take you 5 minutes to complete. The survey will close on October 10, 2019.
The staff, committee members, and Village Board appreciate your feedback as we look to bring you a community that will thrive long in to the future. 

Halloween Trick or Treating
Trick or Treating will be on Thursday, October 31, from 3 - 7 PM.

2019-2020 Vehicle Stickers
The 2019-2020 vehicle sticker fee has now doubled to $40 per vehicle. If stickers are not purchased by November 1, tickets will be issued. The police will be making periodic subdivision checks to make sure stickers have been purchased for all vehicles and that they are being displayed properly. New residents have 30 days from the time they move in to purchase stickers.
5th Annual Trivia Night
Grab your know-it-all friends and family and sign up your team for the 5th Annual Trivia Night on Saturday, October 19, at the Richardson Farm located at 9407 Richardson Road. Doors open at 6:00 PM. First question is at 7:00 PM. View the flyer with more information and registration form! Register by Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Burning Regulations
Burning of landscape waste is allowed on the weekends in October and November with restrictions. View them here . Please consider other ways to dispose of yard waste, including composting, disposing of through Groot by purchasing landscape stickers or taking it to a landscape collection site like Thelen Sand and Gravel . View more about the yard waste program .
Fall Trout Fishing Opens at 7 AM
The Fall Trout Fishing Season will open on Saturday, October 19, at & AM at Hatchery Park. 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 gates will open at 7 AM. View more information here .
Saturday Open Gym
WLAC is holding a special SATURDAY OPEN GYM! Join them this Saturday, October 5, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM for a fundraiser benefiting the WLAC Cheer team. $10 fee and please no open gym passes as this is a fundraiser. Call 815-675-3005 with questions
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 .
Free Personal Training
For the month of October NJ Elite Performance is offering TWO FREE Personal Training Sessions when you sign up for a Membership or Service! At these training sessions you will set measurable and attainable goals, monitor progress and create a clear cut plan that will get you to your goals! Contact us today for info or to get signed up info@njeliteperformance.com  
Photos of the Week
On a warm summer August night, Joe & Christine Tudela in Wilmot Farms watched from their porch as the sunset reflected on the clouds above them. Another beautiful August sunset photo was taken behind the trees by Cedric and Georgia Monson from the Orchard Bluff Estates Subdivision. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email i t here .

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Quapaw Service
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Quapaw Service Unit #639 leaders showed off their vintage uniforms from when they were Girl Scouts in honor of their founder, Juliette Gordon Low's birth month, and to celebrate the start of the new Girl Scout season. Pictured from left to right: Frances Mai-Ling, Service Manager; Ellen Hogel, Troop Organizer; Karen Grant, Fall Product Chair; Jody Niles, GSNI Historian; Margaret Backman, Events Chair; Monica Kessel, Older Girl Coordinator; and Katherine Felch & Molly Anderson, Girl Scout Leaders. If you have a girl interested in joining Girl Scouts visit www.girlscoutsni.org or call 1-844-GSNI-4-Me for more information to get involved.
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.
Homecoming is this Saturday
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.
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 .
Blast from the Past
This is a view of Matt Rauen's Buffet at 2008 Main Street circa 1920. Opened in 1914, this was Matt Rauen's Tavern until prohibition prevented the sale of alcoholic beverages (according to newspaper accounts of the day, however, a stash of liquor was found in the basement.) Prohibition ended in 1933. Today this is The Grove Pub & Grill.
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