Tag: Kane County

Kane County Recycling/Shredding Event

Please see the flier below for Kane County’s next recycling event for document shredding and collection of latex paint, aerosols, small propane tanks, and child car seats (Saturday, October 8th 8am-noon, 540 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles) attached. The event information is also on their  website here. Please note, this will be the last County Recycling event at the Circuit Clerk’s building in 2022, though we are planning a couple of smaller events – pumpkin composting and campaign sign recycling both to come in November.

NOTE: They are looking for volunteers to help with this event! online sign-up here

Requirements are 16+ years old, under 18 must have signed parental permission, and must be able to commit 2.5 hours or more on the 8th. All PPE and refreshments are provided for volunteers throughout the event. They will sign off on hours for various programs. October 2022 Event Flier (6 downloads)


Kane County Health Department Offers Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters
Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Kane County Health Department Offers Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Kane County Connects Staff 9/12/2022 12:00PM
The Kane County Health Department (KCHD) will be offering the bivalent Moderna and bivalent Pfizer vaccines at Kane Vax Hub on Saturday September 17, 2022.
Check for appointment availability at KaneVax.org. Individuals requiring assistance with appointments can call the Kane Vax line at 855-4-KANEVAX (855-452-6382). The Kane Vax Hub is located at 501 N. Randall Road in Batavia, Illinois.
The bivalent booster shot targets two versions of the coronavirus: the original strain, and the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5. The previous booster shot targeted only the original version of the virus.
The bivalent booster is now available to people 12 years and older, given at least two months after receiving their primary vaccination series or last booster.
The updated Moderna bivalent booster is authorized for people 18 years and older while the Pfizer bivalent booster is authorized for people 12 years and older. These updated bivalent boosters will replace the original formulation (monovalent) booster in the 12 and older population. Children aged 5 to 11 will continue to receive the original formulation (monovalent) booster.
Children under age 5 are not eligible for a booster.
People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should consult with their specialty provider about timing and dosage of vaccines.
For additional information and current updates about COVID-19, visit the KCHD website at KaneHealth.com or call the health department at 630-208-3801 and select the COVID line.

Road Construction – Route 38 (Kane County)


Motorists should expect traffic delays on Route 38 beginning September 12.
Motorists should expect traffic delays on Route 38 beginning September 12.

Expect Traffic Delays on Illinois Rt. 38 Beginning September 12

Kane County Connects Staff 9/8/2022 7:00AM

Drivers who use Illinois Route 38 in Kane County should plan ahead as road delays are expected beginning Monday, September 12 (weather permitting).

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a crack and joint sealing of Illinois 38 (Lincoln Highway/State Street), from Illinois 47 (Main Street), in Elburn, to Illinois 31 (First Street), in Geneva, passing through Campton Hills and St. Charles, will require daily, intermittent lane closures.

The project, which consists of routing, cleaning and sealing cracks in the concrete pavement to extend its useful life, along with new pavement markings, is expected to be completed in November.

Motorists should allow extra time for trips and are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 2,500 miles of highway and nearly 10 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation.

​For more information on IDOT projects, click here. Find traffic and road conditions at www.gettingaroundillinois.com. You also can follow IDOT on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE:  IDOT media release from Kane County Connects


Standing Together with Highland Park, Illinois

Standing with the Community of Highland Park

Credit to: Kane County Connects Staff and the Kane County States Attorneys office website and Facebook page 7/5/2022 8:00AM

We stand together as a community with Highland Park and the tragedy that they suffered today. On a day that should have been about family and celebrating our country, we instead saw senseless violence that will forever scar our lives. This is a time that we need to band together to stop this violence and to heal as a community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those that lost a loved one. A special thanks to the members of law enforcement that put themselves in harms way to protect others and to get this suspect in custody. 

Our hearts are heavy as we stand in support and solidarity with the community of Highland Park following today’s violence during the Independence Day parade.
Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives, are injured, and traumatized by yet another disturbing act of violence. Whether you are directly impacted or you are struggling to make sense of the senseless, you are not alone.
Know the signs and don’t hesitate to take action.
Resources for Mental Health Crises and Emotional Support:
Disaster Distress Helpline is available 24/7 at 1-800-985-5990: Spanish-speakers should press ‘2’ for 24/7 bilingual support. Calls are answered by staff who are trained in helping people through large traumatic scale events including mass shootings.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – bilingual operators are available. If you or a loved one are feeling suicidal or are experiencing an acute mental health crisis, do not hesitate to call. If you are or a loved one are in imminent danger, please call 911.
Illinois Call4Calm Text Line is available 24/7 by texting the word ‘TALK’ (or ‘HABLAR’) to 552020. You will be connected to trained mental health personnel in your own community. Participation is anonymous – your first name and zip code are requested in order to connect you to the support you need.
The NAMI HelpLine, 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) is open 9 am to 9 pm Monday through Friday. You will speak with trained volunteer who will listen, answer questions, and help you find local resources. Visit our interactive map to find any of our 19 Illinois NAMI affiliates
In the Highland Park area our closes affiliates are: NAMI Lake County and NAMI Cook County North Suburban and NAMI Barrington Area.
The Illinois Warm Line is available for caring support for mental health and/or substance use challenges at 866-359-7953. Monday-Friday 8 to 5, except holidays.
The National Association of School Psychologists offers practical tips for educators and parents in talking to children about violence, starting with reassuring youth that they are safe in this moment.​

Credit to: Kane County Connects Staff and the Kane County States Attorneys office website and Facebook page 7/5/2022 8:00AM