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ENERGY AUDIT PROGRAM FOR HE RESIDENTS
June 27, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Energy

If you are a Hoffman Estates village resident living in a single-family, owner occupied home that was built before 1990, you are eligible for an energy audit at a reduced fee. 

Through a grant from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, eligble residents may now schedule an audit by calling the village at 847-781-2631. 

The audit costs $100 and a $50 rebate is given to those homeowners who implement at least one of the recommended improvements.  A free re-inspection must be conducted after improvements are completed to receive the rebate. 

It will also be necessary for homeowners to supply the previous year’s utility bills so that inspectors have a baseline for the home’s energy usage.

Because audits through private companies can cost up to $600, this reasonable solution is a wonderful compromise for Hoffman Estates residents!

For more info, see www.hoffmanestates.or/green.

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DOCUMENT SHREDDING FOR OUR SWANCC COMMUNITIES–HOFFMAN ESTATES AND ELK GROVE VILLAGE
June 20, 2010, 7:01 am
Filed under: Recycling, Upcoming Events

shredded documentsWhat:  Document shredding event for SWANCC residents.   SWANCC communities in the Schaumburg Township area include Hoffman Estates, Elk Grove Village and Palatine.  Proof of residency in a member community is required.

Documents include:  bank statements, medical forms, personal files, retired tax forms, receipts, etc.  Remove large metal clips and binders.  Staples and paper clips are acceptable.  Documents should be put in a box or bag.

When:  Saturday, June 26, 2010.  9:00 to 11:00  a.m.

Where:  Palatine Public Works garage
                 148 W. Illinois Ave.

Info:  www.swancc.org or 847-724-9205 ext. 9



IT’S A NEW OUTDOOR MARKET IN HOFFMAN ESTATES!
June 17, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Farmers' Markets, Marketplace

Make the Sears Centre Open Air Market in Hoffman Estates your new weekend destination!  Join the fun every Sunday from 7-3 in the parking lot of the Sears Centre Arena at 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway. 

The  market will combine the best elements of a flea market, antique show, farmers market and craft show into one of the largest outdoor markets in the region.  

Featuring first-class vendors selling organic fruits and vegetables, high-quality antiques and one-of-a-kind collectables, the Sears Centre Arena Open-Air Market will be a premier family-friendly attraction, perfect for those interested in a unique shopping experience.

In addition to shopping, guests can indulge in summertime favorites, including hamburgers and hotdogs at the outdoor beer garden and grill, which will offer comfortable outdoor seating, lunch specials and ice-cold beverages.

Admission to the Sears Centre Arena Open-Air Market is $2 per adult and 50 cents for children and seniors. Additional details about the Market are available at www.searscentremarket.com.



STDL’S FIRST SHREDDING EVENT IS A SUCCESS!
June 9, 2010, 5:07 pm
Filed under: Shredding event

Despite the rain, the Shredding Event held by the Schaumburg Township District Library was a success and much appreciated by those who participated! 

A total of 57 vehicles stopped in the library’s North Parking Lot between 10:00 and 1:00 on Saturday, June 5, to drop off their papers.  Many people also watched the shredding that followed on the truck’s computer screen. 

The library hopes to hold another shredding event in October, 2010.  Stay posted for news on that date!