September 18, 2019
Dear Village Resident ,
Document Destruction Day is this Saturday from 9:00 - 11:00am in the Municipal Center parking lot. Gather your old tax returns and other sensitive documents and protect your privacy by having your documents shredded on-site. All shredded paper is baled and shipped directly to the mills for recycling. View more information here .
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 Richmond Township boundary here .
Parking Cars, RVs, Boats, Trailers, etc.
Vehicles of any type, including cars, trucks, RVs, boats and motorcycles, along with trailers, shipping containers etc., must be parked on asphalt, concrete, or other permanent hard surfaces as outlined in Chapter 15 of the Municipal Code Book. Gravel, stone, and asphalt grindings are not approved hard surfaces. Notification letters are being sent to those who are in violation. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Building Department at 815-675-2121 or email here .
Calling All Adults!
Come to the Nippersink Library on Monday afternoons from 2-4pm for bingo, card games and other activities. Enjoy coffee and snacks while you make new friends! No registration required. Located at 5418 Hill Road in Richmond.
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
What Can I Recycle?
Did you know milk cartons and juice boxes are recyclable through Groot? So are telephone books, magazines and many plastics. Find out more about what is and is not recyclable here !
Photo of the Week
Brian Fijak from Spring Dale Trails and Kay from Breezy Lawn sent in pictures of beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtails. Brian's has a splash of blue on its tail, signifying a female butterfly. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email i t here .
Licensed Nutrition Coach
NJ Elite Performance is excited to announce their General Manager Ashley Starr is an official licensed Nutrition Coach! If you are struggling to lose weight, get your hormones under control, have genuinely good sleep, keep your fatigue away and just overall feel healthy and strong, contact them today here and visit www.njeliteperformance.com for more information!
Neighborhood Garage Sale
The Wilmot Farms subdivision is having a multi-family garage sale this Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Deborah Lane, Nicholas Lane, Bentley Lane and Suzanne Lane. Hours vary from 9am - 4pm.
garage sale sign
Ninja Night
Ninja Night time at WLAC! Join them this Saturday, September 21 from 1:00 - 8:30 to run obstacles and try out the warped wall! $10 members and $12 non-members - Ages 5 and up only please. Advance registration not needed. For more information, call 815-675-3005 or email them here . Located at 2449 Pierce Drive.
Vehicle Sticker Deadline Approaching
The deadline to purchase 2019/2020 vehicle stickers is approaching. There is less than two weeks left before current stickers expire on September 30. Buy stickers through the mail, 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 as this can cause the reusable adhesive to not work correctly. Purchase stickers by Oct. 1 to avoid late fees.
Wieland Dairy is on this year's sticker
Blast from the Past
In 1900, Spring Grove residents were thrilled to get a train station. The station received food and general supplies for the stores in town, coal, lumber and feed for animals. The daily mailbag was kicked off the train and milk, cattle and hogs were shipped to Chicago. Passengers could ride to Fox Lake or Chicago. The depot was closed in 1968 and the building torn down in 1970.
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