Quick News: Car show raises money for burn victims
September 12, 2013 9:42AM
Updated: October 15, 2013 6:23AM
The Plainfield Fire Protection District’s “Camp I Am Me” Aug. 11 car show raised $7,230 for burn victims, according to a press release.
More than 200 show cars were part of the show, which was run by the Southland Street Machines Car Club. The event brought in nearly $1,200 more than last year’s show, the release said.
“Camp I Am Me,” is a burn camp for children and teens between the ages of 8 and 16, who have been hospitalized due to serious burns, the release said.
For more information, go to www.ifsa.org.
Veterans job and education fair slated
A “Veteran Career & Education Fair” will be held Oct. 19 at Cantigny Post 367 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Joliet.
Employers and college representatives will be on site during the fair, which will be 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the post, located at 825 Horseshoe Drive. There will also be a resume workshop with advice on how to translate military experience into effective language for civilian hiring managers.
The fair is being organized by the Ladies Auxiliary to Cantigny Post 367 VFW in partnership with the Will County Veterans Assistance Commission, Joliet Junior College and Lewis University.
Other schools participating in the fair include Northern Illinois University, Ohio Technical College and Universal Technical Institute.
Employers at the fair will include Hollywood Casino, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Signal 88 Security, the State of Illinois, Will County and others.
There will be a “Career Fair Boot Camp” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 in Room A-1061 at the Joliet Junior College Main Campus.
Registration for the boot camp, career fair and resume workshops can be done at www.vfw367.org.
ComEd plans tree trimming
The city of Joliet has announced streets where ComEd plans to trim trees that are growing into power lines.
ComEd, which will trim trees and other vegetation through November, has notified customers and property owners that will be affected, the city said.
Locations include Middletree Road, Sugar Valley Lane, Golden Tree Lane, Logan Avenue, Luana Drive, Gardner Street and Rowell Avenue.
Information about ComEd’s “Right Tree, Right Place” program is available on the company web site, www.comed.com.
Child safety seat check
The Lockport Police Department will host a child safety seat checkpoint from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at Wal-Mart, 16241 S. Farrell Road.
Trained advisors will teach parents how to know if their child is in the right seat for the child’s age and size. They will also check car seats to ensure they’re used and installed the right way.