Sheriff’s office to host snowmobile safety courses

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office will host two Illinois Department of Natural Resources snowmobile safety certification courses from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 12 and Feb. 23.

Both are open to children 12 years or older and to those who do not have a valid driver’s license.

Those who do not have a valid driver’s license need a certificate to legally operate a snowmobile in Illinois.

Those who have a valid driver’s license also may attend to expand their knowledge of snowmobile safety.

The safety certification courses cover maintenance and repair of snowmobiles, proper and safe operation, the history of snowmobiling, first aid, protection of the environment and state laws.

Persons who complete the minimum eight hours of instruction and pass an exam will receive an Illinois certificate of competency and a graduate patch.

The course will be at the McHenry County Government Center in the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office’s Training Division.

Classes are limited to 30 students. Registration is required.

To register, call Cathy Hardt at 815-334-4739 or cmail cdhardt@co.mchenry.il.us .

For further information on snowmobile safety courses or these sessions, go to IDNR’s website: www.dnr.state.il.us/safety/snwmob.htm and link to North Region and then McHenry.

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