Community members can get involved in District 200's fundraiser for childhood cancer research.
The district's elementary schools have partnered with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to collect change for the cause. The fundraiser started Sept. 16 and will run through the end of the month.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Individuals can give change to elementary school students or bring it by any District 200 elementary school. Donations are also accepted online at www.alexslemonade.org/search/fundraisers.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation started after a 4-year-old cancer patient decided she wanted to raise money to find a cure for all kids with cancer.
Alexandra Scott held the first stand in 2000. Scott died in 2004 having started something that already had raised $1 million toward the cause.
Today, the foundation has raised more than $60 million in all.
For more information about Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit www.alexslemonade.org.
The Woodstock Police Department will host Coffee with the Chief at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9.
The monthly program brings the public and police department together for coffee, conversation and an informative program.
At the September meeting, Officer Eric Schmidtke will talk about the duties and responsibilities of the police department's traffic unit.
The Woodstock Police Department is located at 656 Lake Ave., Woodstock.
For more information, call 815-338-6787.
Woodstock is called one of "5 Midwestern Small Towns to Visit Now" in a recent article on the popular travel website fodors.com.
The article praises the historic Woodstock Square and all its activity, making specific mention of the farmer's market, La Petite Creperie, the bookstore Read Between the Lynes and the antique store Rare Rubbish.
The other four destinations listed are Stillwater, Minn., Traverse City, Mich., Mineral Point, Wisc., and Mount Vernon, Iowa.
For the full article, visit http://www.fodors.com/news/5-midwestern-small-towns-to-visit-now-7040.html
Crystal Lake, IL
Shawn joined the Northwest Herald in March 2012 as a business reporter, and moved to the news desk in October 2012. A Missouri transplant and graduate of Truman State University, he currently covers the Woodstock, Harvard and Hebron areas.