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Joliet councilman to hold coffee talk Saturday

JOLIET – Joliet Councilman Jim McFarland will host a “Coffee with the Councilman” from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Cemeno’s Pizza, 1630 Essington Road.

Residents are invited to ask questions, offer solutions and voice concerns, according to a news release about the event. Joliet police will be at the meeting to address police-related questions. Complimentary coffee and doughnuts will be available.

Joliet wins recycling award

JOLIET – The city of Joliet won top honors from local clothing recycler USAgain for municipal leadership with an award for “Outstanding Ordinance to Support Recycling.”

During the 2015 Green-T Award ceremony held recently at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, USAgain recognized Joliet for its work in making the city’s clothing recycling infrastructure more effective, according to a news release from the city.

The city passed an ordinance earlier this year that improves recycling efforts by regulating collection boxes through a much-needed permit process.

The Green-T Awards reward individuals and organizations that support recycling and sustainability in Illinois. In partnerships with cities, local businesses and nonprofit organizations, USAgain hosts 1,100 recycling bins in the Chicago area that diverted 7 million pounds of textiles from going into landfills in 2014 alone.

Rep. McAsey to hold Senior Celebration

ROMEOVILLE –To help seniors access helpful information from state and local agencies in one convenient location, state Rep. Emily McAsey will hold her seventh annual Senior Celebration from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 W. Romeo Road.

The Senior Celebration will also include free refreshments, an awards ceremony and entertainment.

For information contact McAsey’s office at 815-372-0085.

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