Community News – August 2012

| August 10, 2012

Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts Host Pool Party

Cub Scout Pack 158 & Boy Scout Troop 158 in Franklin Park, sponsored by the Franklin Park Kiwanis, will be hosting a pool party for all boys in 1st through 8th grade and their families who are interested in learning about Scouts. This free event will be held on Saturday, August 25 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Franklin Park Pool, located at 9715 Pacific in Franklin Park.  There will be free food and refreshments. Pictures, information, and videos of outings, camping trips and high adventures will be available.  Scout leaders, Scouts and their families will all be in attendance to answer any questions about the Scouting program.  All are welcome to make new friends and introduce a great program.  For more information or to RSVP, please call Kim at 847-288-0459 or Samantha at 847-288-1950 or email us at or visit our website at Hope to see you there.


Back To School Jamboree and Health Fair

    • Saturday, August 11th 10am-3pm,
    • 35 E. North Avenue, Northlake, IL
    • Live Music, Free Games and More
    • Free Medical Examinations
    • Blood Drive
    • Back To School Medical Exam
    • Nutrition Information
    • Free Haircuts For Students
    • From 10am-12pm
    • Free Bookbags
    • Free Raffle For One Computer

For further information call 847-612-4159.  DON’T MISS THIS GREAT EVENT!


CEDA Summer Energy Assistance Program

The LIHEAP Summer Energy Assistance Program is in effect from July 11th until funds are exhausted and is targeted to at-risk households defined as seniors, persons with disabilities, families with children less than 60 months of age as of the date of application, and those with medical conditions that would be aggravated by extreme heat. Benefits can be provided only to income-eligible households in certain groups and restrictions apply. For more information contact 800-571-2332.


Circuit Breaker Assistance For Seniors

The Franklin Park Village Hall will have a representative from West Suburban Senior Services on the fourth Thursday of every month, August 23rd, from 9am to Noon to help seniors complete Circuit Breaker applications. To be eligible, you must be 65 before January 1, 2012 and must live in Illinois. You will need to bring your social security card, proof of 2011 income and proof of rent and property taxes paid in 2011. Income limits are $27,610 for one and $36,635 for two people and spouse includes parties to a civil union. For details call 708-547-5600.


Do You Need Assistance?

Leyden Family Services can help you apply for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP (formally known as food stamps), Circuit Breakers, LiHeap (Energy Assistance) Safe Link (Cell phone) and unemployment and retirement benefits (SSA).  For further information, call 847-451-0330 or visit their offices at 10001 W. Grand Avenue in Franklin Park.


Rachel Needs a Wheelchair!

Rachel Incandela is a 13 year old girl who used to love to play outside, help out with the smaller kids, ride her bike, swim, dance and volunteer at Moose Lodge functions. She used to laugh and have tons of fun with her friends; then, on April 16, 2012, she received the second of a three series vaccination of Gardasil. The very next day, she had terrible pains in her head, accompanied by severe vomiting. With medical health problems persisting, she saw many doctors and visited several hospitals with little help for a cure or even information on what was happening. She currently is unable to walk, she doesn’t remember friends or family and she suffers from seizure-like episodes. Her arms and legs have stiffened up to the point of pain, forcing her to be wheelchair bound. She cannot eat or drink on her own and will soon go through dialysis in the hopes of cleaning out her blood. Her family is struggling with medical bills and she needs a wheelchair of her own, as the wheelchair she is now using belongs to the Moose Lodge. A fundraiser is being held at the Carpentersville Moose Lodge on August 4 at 5pm, but most likely this news will reach most people after the fact. However, donations to this cause to help with medical bills and also purchase Rachel a wheelchair would be greatly appreciated. Rachel has relatives in Schiller Park, Tom Incandela and Rose DiPinto, who are praying Rachel recovers from this devastating reaction. If you would like to contribute, please contact Rose DiPinto at

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Barbara is the publisher of People and Places Newspaper which she started in August of 2011. A lifelong resident of Schiller Park, she always felt it important that residents needed to be kept informed about their communities. Since newspaper coverage for Schiller Park stopped about twenty years ago, she made it a goal to bring a newspaper back to the area. She tries to include all of Leyden Township in her reporting and wants to keep true with the mission of the paper to "inform, educate and entertain."

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