50-plus community service organizations on-hand at upcoming Safe Communities Health & Safety Expo.
Safe Communities Of America
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Friday, November 30, 2012
The prestigious award was won for an outpouring of community support of ShareFest 2011.
For the second year in a row, the Village of New Lenox was presented the Governor's Home Town Award at a ceremony Thursday at the Governor's Mansion in Springfield. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) administer the program that found ShareFest 2011 something to shout about. Last year the village won for Preparing Citizens for Emergencies and Disaster, a program created and facilitated through the Safe Communities America Coalition and Citizen Corps Council. Readers might like: While ShareFest has just now completed its seventh year, ShareFest 2011 was the year it expanded partnership with more than 70 different organizations and gathered hundreds of volunteers. The annual program is locally dubbed 11 Days…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
A heroin symposium featuring Will County State's Attorney Jim Glasgow got the community talking about authentic support for addicts.
Will County State's Attorney Jim Glasgow was among a panel of speakers at Will County HELPS (Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions). He discussed the success of Drug Court for those who have been convicted of drug-related crimes, and told a crowd of 450-plus that he would work on a plan to adapt the program for those who have not been involved in the criminal justice system. A heroin symposium, sponsored by the Village of New Lenox, New Lenox Police Department and Safe Communities of America, was held Sept. 27 at Lincoln-Way Central High School. Like Patch on Facebook.