March of Dimes walk to fight birth defects
April 6, 2013 5:46PM
Updated: May 8, 2013 6:57AM
The annual Joliet March for Babies is scheduled for April 21.
More than 300 people are expected to participate in the 3.1 mile March of Dimes walk, which starts at Joliet West High School. Registration is set for 8 a.m. and the walk is scheduled for 9 a.m., according to a news release.
The fundraiser is aimed at helping fight premature births and birth defects, among other things.
The Erickson family, of Plainfield, is scheduled to be this year’s ambassador family in honor of their twins, Quinn and Mason who have overcome medical difficulties after being born prematurely in 2009, according to a news release.
For more information, visit marchforbabies.org or call 815-600-8086
Education on expungement and sealing criminal records
JOLIET — Volunteer attorneys and representatives from the state appellate defender’s office are scheduled to explain the process of how to get criminal records expunged or sealed in Illinois.
They also will be available to discuss questions about eligibility and how to complete paperwork. The event is at 5 p.m. April 22 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 104 E. Zarley Blvd., Joliet.
People with criminal records they are seeking to expunge are encouraged to bring copies of their criminal history, which can be obtained at the Will County Circuit Court Clerk’s office, 14 W. Jefferson St.
For more information, call the expungement program information line at 815-207-4659 or email Mary Fort at email@example.com.
Cleanup program at Monee Reservoir
MONEE — An all-ages “Fishing for Trash” program is being offered at the Monee Reservoir from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. pril 16 and 21. The event is being offered by the Will County Forest Preserve District. Visitors to the lake may volunteer to collect trash while thye’re hiking or fishing and earn a reward for their help, according to a news release.
To participate, grab a small trash bag and work gloves at the concession stand. The Monee Reservoir is on Ridgeland Avenue west of Route 50 and south of Pauling Road just south of Monee.
For more information, call 708-534-8499.