1. Bolingbrook an Example for Joliet During Budget Discussions
As Joliet city officials look to cut from its budget, some are pointing to Bolingbrook and Romeoville as examples on the matter.
From the Joliet Herald-News:
City officials point to Bolingbrook as an example of where outsourcing crossing guards has worked.
Bolingbrook is in the Valley View School District, which has schools in Bolingbrook and Romeoville. Crossing guards in Romeoville, like in Joliet, are overseen by the police department. Bolingbrook crossing guards come from Aurora-based Andy Frain Services.
The switch to Andy Frain was made two years ago, said Leroy Brown, safety director for Valley View schools. The company hires crossing guards who live in Bolingbrook and Romeoville.
“It’s been working out good,” Brown said. “It’s just that sometimes someone doesn’t show up, and we have to call a supervisor to get someone there.”
2. Bolingbrook Community Chorus to Hold First Rehearsal
From a Bolingbrook Patch :
Enjoy Singing? Like friendly people?
The Bolingbrook Community Chorus islooking for new members. No previous choral experience required.
Rehearsals begin September 13 7:30 -9:30 p.m.
Bolingbrook Community Center
201 Canterbury Lane, Door B
For more information, please visit our website: www.bolingbrookchorus.org
3. Gordon Biersch Set to Tap FestBier Today
From the Gordon Biersch Facebook page:
Gordon Biersch FestBier celebrates fall and the flavor profiles of beers served at the modern day Oktoberfest. Originally, the Oktoberfest was held in the middle of October. The brewers created the modern day Oktoberfest beer with a lighter body than Märzen but a more robust, hoppy flavor, resulting in FestBier. The maltiness is created via a combination of dark-roasted Munich malt and pilsner malt, and the hoppy aroma is achieved via the imported Hallertau and Tettnang aroma hops. FestBier is available seasonally from August through October.
A fun filled Beer Tapping and Benefit Event to include:
· Live Entertainment by the Oompah Band
· Beer Tent
· Best German Costume Contest – Winner received a one night stay at the Aloft Hotel Bolingbrook.
· Partial proceeds will benefit The March of Dimes NE Illinois.
Dress for the occasion and wear you favorite German attire for a chance to WIN!
4. Bolingbrook Women in Business Event Tonight
Tonight, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Bolingbrook’s Women In Business and First American Bank are partnering to host a “Meet Your Community Organizations.” Network and learn about Rotary, Exchange and Kiwanis Clubs. Refreshments will be served.
Recently, the added a new networking branch to offer opportunities for business and professional women in the Bolingbrook community. The new and upcoming group is called the Bolingbrook Chamber’s Women in Business (BCWIB).
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