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Lions Candy Days coming

FRANKFORT – Frankfort Lions Club members will be on the village streets Oct. 10 and 11 to raise funds during the organization's annual Candy Days.

Donations will be used to provide programs for people with vision impairments throughout Illinois, according to a news release from the Frankfort Lions Club. Programs include Camp Lions and Camp Helen Keller.

Money raised on Candy Days "will also allow Frankfort Lions to meet pressing needs in our community, providing sight, assisting youth and feeding those in need among countless other service projects," Sue Wolf, chair of Frankfort Lions Club Candy Days, said in the release.

For information, call 815-683-8283 or visit www.facebook.com/frankfortlions.

Mortgage program comes to Joliet

JOLIET – The Mortgage Relief Project, part of the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network, will be in Joliet on Oct. 25.

The program was. established by state government to provide people with help in lowering their mortgage payments, avoiding foreclosures and keeping homes.

The Mortgage Relief Project will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larkin Ave. Registration will be taken until noon. But registration also can be done by calling 1-800-532-8785 or visit www.idfpr.com. More information is available at that number and website as well.

Those who come to the Joliet event are asked, although it is not required, to bring the following information that will be useful in consulting with a counselor or lender: a mortgage statement; copies of W-2 forms and tax returns from 2012 and 2013; copy of rental agreement if applicable; two months of recent pay stubs; a budget of household expenses; documentation of other income; two months of recent bank statements; all recent utility bills; and, if self-employed, a profit/loss statement for the past six months.

Center for Independent Living receives grant

JOLIET – The Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living has received a grant from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Catholic Campaign for Human Development. This grant will be used to advance the Center’s community organizing efforts.

“Our Center is working to develop, in conjunction with community partners, an affordable, accessible, and multi-income housing development. Each week, we receive numerous calls from people with and without disabilities who are seeking this form of housing. When it is constructed, this development will begin to meet the housing needs of many of Will County residents,” said Pam Heavens, Executive Director of the Center.

In addition to the housing initiative, the Center is taking the lead on Accessible Will County. This campaign is addressing the need for more housing, expanded transportation, and increased general access.

The Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living, 2415 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet.

Braidwood station to host community information night

BRACEVILLE – Ever wonder how electricity is generated at a nuclear power plant or what goes on in a plant’s control room? Then come to a Community Information Night hosted by Braidwood Generating Station to find the answers to those questions and more.

The free, child-friendly open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16, at Exelon’s Services and Training Center at 36400 S. Essex Road, Wilmington.

Braidwood Station employees will be on hand to talk with visitors about plant operations, enhancements to the station and the many benefits of nuclear energy, according to a news release from the station.

Visitors can tour the main control room simulator used to train reactor operators and have an opportunity to meet and view demonstrations by Neutron, the Braidwood Police Department’s crime fighting dog. Informational handouts and refreshments will be provided.

FRANKFORT – Frankfort Lions Club members will be on the village streets Oct. 10 and 11 to raise funds during the organization's annual Candy Days.

Donations will be used to provide programs for people with vision impairments throughout Illinois, according to a news release from the Frankfort Lions Club. Programs include Camp Lions and Camp Helen Keller.

Money raised on Candy Days "will also allow Frankfort Lions to meet pressing needs in our community, providing sight, assisting youth and feeding those in need among countless other service projects," Sue Wolf, chair of Frankfort Lions Club Candy Days, said in the release.

For information, call 815-683-8283 or visit www.facebook.com/frankfortlions.

Mortgage program comes to Joliet

JOLIET – The Mortgage Relief Project, part of the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network, will be in Joliet on Oct. 25.

The program was. established by state government to provide people with help in lowering their mortgage payments, avoiding foreclosures and keeping homes.

The Mortgage Relief Project will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larkin Ave. Registration will be taken until noon. But registration also can be done by calling 1-800-532-8785 or visit www.idfpr.com. More information is available at that number and website as well.

Those who come to the Joliet event are asked, although it is not required, to bring the following information that will be useful in consulting with a counselor or lender: a mortgage statement; copies of W-2 forms and tax returns from 2012 and 2013; copy of rental agreement if applicable; two months of recent pay stubs; a budget of household expenses; documentation of other income; two months of recent bank statements; all recent utility bills; and, if self-employed, a profit/loss statement for the past six months.

Center for Independent Living receives grant

JOLIET – The Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living has received a grant from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Catholic Campaign for Human Development. This grant will be used to advance the Center’s community organizing efforts.

“Our Center is working to develop, in conjunction with community partners, an affordable, accessible, and multi-income housing development. Each week, we receive numerous calls from people with and without disabilities who are seeking this form of housing. When it is constructed, this development will begin to meet the housing needs of many of Will County residents,” said Pam Heavens, Executive Director of the Center.

In addition to the housing initiative, the Center is taking the lead on Accessible Will County. This campaign is addressing the need for more housing, expanded transportation, and increased general access.

The Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living, 2415 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet.

Braidwood station to host community information night

BRACEVILLE – Ever wonder how electricity is generated at a nuclear power plant or what goes on in a plant’s control room? Then come to a Community Information Night hosted by Braidwood Generating Station to find the answers to those questions and more.

The free, child-friendly open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16, at Exelon’s Services and Training Center at 36400 S. Essex Road, Wilmington.

Braidwood Station employees will be on hand to talk with visitors about plant operations, enhancements to the station and the many benefits of nuclear energy, according to a news release from the station.

Visitors can tour the main control room simulator used to train reactor operators and have an opportunity to meet and view demonstrations by Neutron, the Braidwood Police Department’s crime fighting dog. Informational handouts and refreshments will be provided.

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