News Briefs: Butterfield Road rail crossing to close for days
Updated: June 18, 2012 8:13AM
Butterfield Road rail crossing to close
The Canadian National Railroad has informed the Lake County Division of Transportation of its intention to close CN’s Elgin, Joliet & Eastern railroad crossing on Butterfield Road, north of Illinois Route 60 for scheduled repairs.
The closure of the railroad crossing will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 21. Butterfield Road should reopen to thru traffic on the evening of May 25.
The signed detour route for this closure will be Illinois Route 60, to U.S. Route 45, to Illinois Route 176. Local traffic will be allowed from Illinois Route 60, to the railroad crossing and from Illinois Route 176, to the railroad crossing.
Theater group to perform “The Last Five Years”
Libertyville’s not-for-profit entertainment company, Liberty Town Productions, will perform Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years” May 18, 19, 25 and 26. Performances will be held in Austin’s Fuel Room, 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville.
“The Last Five Years” is the musical story exploring a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein (Jonathan Weppler of Libertyville), a rising novelist, and Cathy Hyatt (Carley Wilson Alcorn of Buffalo Grove), a struggling actress. Cathy’s story is told in reverse chronological order, while Jamie’s is told chronologically.
Directing duties have been shared by veteran Libertyville directors Terry Bangs and Scott Metzger, along with Barry Reszel, executive director of Liberty Town Productions.
Curtain times for “The Last Five Years” are 7:30 p.m. on May 18, 19, 25 and 26. Dinner-theatre tickets are $35 and theatre-only tickets are just $20. They are available in person at Austin’s or through the company’s online box office at www.libertytownproductions.com.
Charity garage sale to be held May 18-19
A charity garage sale with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Our House of Hope K-9 Rescue will be held on Friday, May 18, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 19, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1816 N. St. Andrew Drive, Gregg’s Landing, Vernon Hills.
Items for sale include quality exercise equipment, toys, a patio set, computer, DVD player, home decor, brand name clothing, and other items. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the medical fund of Our House of Hope. Individuals with questions can call (773) 552-4673.
Vernon Hills to host household waste collection
SWALCO announced its second Mobile Household Chemical Waste event of the season will be held at the Metra Train Station, U.S. Route 45 and Ranney Avenue, in Vernon Hills.
Appointments are not required. Residents from around the county may simply come to the mobile location between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on the day of the event, drive through and drop off their household chemical waste materials.
The collection is for residential waste only. Items that can be dropped off include: CFL bulbs, unwanted prescription medicines and supplements, household cleaners, gasoline, garden chemicals, pesticides, pool chemicals, driveway sealers, oil-based paints and varnishes (no latex), as well as other chemicals. Items that will not be accepted include latex paint, DEA controlled substances, business wastes, farm chemicals, propane tanks, lead-acid and alkaline batteries, explosives, medical wastes, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and household electronics.
For more information, visit www.swalco.org or contact the agency at (847) 336-9340.
Registration begins for YMCA summer programs
Registration for the wide variety of quality summer programs for the whole family offered at Lake County Family YMCA branches in Vernon Hills and Waukegan opens up to the general public on May 21. Sign up for summer programs can be done at Central Lake YMCA, 700 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, and Northern Lake YMCA, 2000 Western Ave., Waukegan.
Summer programs beginning June 4 include fitness classes for kids and adults, swimming lessons and activities for all ages, martial arts, CPR and first aid instruction, and “Club Y” for youth ages 7 and up.
Persons should sign-up by May 29 to avoid higher late-registration fees for some classes.
Meanwhile, registration continues for Lake County Family YMCA’s summer youth camps that begin June 11.
For more information, see the online program guides at www.ymcalakecounty.org, or visit either the Central Lake Y or Northern Lake Y.