Earlier this week, the South Rock Island celebrated Illinois Township Day – the second annual event. The idea behind the Day is to publicize the programs the township has to offer.
With a picnic, K-9 demonstrations and “meet and greet,” the day went off wonderfully, and was a great community event for all. As well, it was used as a memorial dedication of green space for the late Matthew F. Parker, Jr. a former Rock Island Township Trustee who served the community for more than three-and-a-half decades.
The day’s man focus was Safety of Residents, with participation from Illinois Child Protection Identification Program (CHIP) representatives. CHIP takes information about children should they need to assist authorities if something happens to their child, giving parents peace of mind. The idea is to identify and locate the child should something happen.
Chicago has been bombarded with car events recently and there are more to come. In just three days’ time, check out Woodstock’s Meet and Car Show. Skip’s Fiesta is hosting this event at Country Club Road at County Fairgrounds between 8 am and 3pm. Or you can choose (on the same day) this year’s eighth annual Chicagoland All Wheel Show North in Mundelein. The event doubles as a fundraiser for Mundelein’s Old No. 1, 1925 fire truck restoration fund. The event is held from 10am to 12pm with the award ceremony at 3.45. participants will be able to check out 25 different types of cars, motorcycles and trucks.
On July 29 at Heritage Park, there is the Classic Car Show and Touch-a-Truck event at W. Dundee Road featuring, cars, trucks and music with NBC The Voice’s very own Keith Semple. Registration here.
And the following day is the Algonquin Founders’ Day Cruise in Algonquin presented by BGV Motorsports and the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce. A fundraiser for the Chamber’s Scholarship Fund, all automobiles are welcome and for everyone else there will be music, vendors, food and a way to support downtown business. Check out BGVMotorsports.com
This is just a snippet of the car-related stuff going on in Chicago over the summer.