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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 10:55 p.m. CST
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Christmas tree collection continues in Joliet

JOLIET – Christmas trees will be collected until Jan. 31 in Joliet, according to a city news release.

Those who have a live Christmas tree can set them out in one piece if they’re 5 feet in length or less and cut them in half if they measure more than 5 feet.

Trees should be placed at residents’ normal pick-up location on trash day.

Waste Management pickup hours normal next week in Joliet, despite holiday

JOLIET – The city of Joliet will have regularly scheduled garbage and recycling pickup next week, according to a city news release.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is Monday, will not affect Waste Management’s schedule.

In observance of the holiday, City Hall will be closed Monday, and the parking decks will be free. There will be no enforcement of the parking meters.

Plainfield Chat with the Chiefs to be held Jan. 25

PLAINFIELD – The next Chat with the Chiefs question-and-answer gathering will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Plainfield Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive, according to a police department news release.

It will be hosted by Chief Dave Riddle of the Plainfield Fire Protection District, Chief Mike Veseling of the Oswego Fire Protection District, and Chief John Konopek of the Plainfield Police Department.

The interactive community meeting will allow the public to hear about happenings within the Plainfield and Oswego fire districts, the Plainfield Police Department and the Plainfield Emergency Management Agency, and to also discuss and ask questions related to public safety in Plainfield. Light refreshments will be available.

Chat with the Chiefs occurs quarterly throughout the year at either Plainfield police or fire facilities. Each meeting includes safety messages attendees can use to enhance preparedness and awareness.

Chat with the Chiefs dates in 2017 are April 26 at the Plainfield fire district headquarters, July 26 at the Plainfield Police Department and Oct. 25 at the Plainfield fire district headquarters.

New Lenox Fire Protection District appoints deputy chief, promotes fire marshal

NEW LENOX – On Monday, the New Lenox Fire Protection District will be holding a swearing-in ceremony during its Board of Trustees meeting to appoint a new deputy chief and promote a fire inspector to fire marshal, according to a district news release.

Dan Turner was previously fire marshal in New Lenox and is being promoted to deputy chief. He has been with New Lenox Fire Protection District for more than 10 years, and has worked in fire service for 30 years. In his time with the district, he has managed the Life Safety Division, and acted as fire prevention administrator and fire code official.

In addition to appointing a deputy chief, the district is promoting James Brown to fire marshal.  Brown has been with the district for 25 years as a firefighter and paramedic. For the last three years he has worked in the Life Safety Division as a fire inspector. 

Both Turner and Brown are residents of New Lenox and are active members of the community.

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