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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Bangs Lake, Wauconda, IL

All proceeds for this event will be used to support Veterans R & R and Wounded Heroes Foundation.

February 14 is "bad ice" backup day.  Go to http://www.lvvaicefishingderby.com/ for more information & the 2015 waiver form.

Village of Island Lake and Island Lake Chamber of Commerce
Candlelight Bowl

Saturday, January 31, 2015
7:15 PM Check-in
7:30 PM Start

3-D Bowl
4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake

 Village of Island Lake Fireworks Fundraiser
$30 per person.  Contact the Village of Island Lake for more information: www.villageofislandlake.com



Waste Management will collect Christmas Trees on January 8th and 15th from all residential households at no additional charge. All decorations, stands, etc. must be removed from trees in order to be collected and recycled. Do not place trees in plastic bags. Trees in plastic bags will not be collected.

If you miss the dates above, the Lake County Forest Preserve will be taking Christmas trees between December 26 and February 1. Donated trees are chipped and used for trails and landscaping at forest preserves throughout Lake County. Bring your tree to Lakewood in Wauconda, open daily from 6:30 am to sunset. For more information visit click here.  


Recycle Corded Holiday Lights


Wauconda wants to help Lake County stay green this holiday season by recycling corded holiday lights! Wauconda Township will be accepting holiday lights, along with other electronic equipment for free. Corded holiday lights cannot be disposed with the regular trash due to the Illinois ban on electronics in landfills.


Wauconda Park District seeks Resident Input on Community Center


The Wauconda Park District is looking for resident input on the ongoing issue the District faces in regards to the need for additional space at the Community Center.  In November, the Park Board chose to ask residents to approve a bond issue to expand the Community Center.  That measure failed by 65 votes.  However, the space needs remain and the Park Board's goal is to find a balanced solution that residents can strongly support.  They are seeking resident's thoughts and ideas on the matter so they can find the best possible solution for the District and the community.  Residents are invited to attend one of the upcoming outreach meetings at the Community Center, 600 N. Main St. Wauconda, IL

  • Thursday, December 18th - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 10th -  9:30 am

For more information on the meetings, please contact Nancy Burton, Director of Parks & Recreation at 847-526-3610 or nburton@waucondaparks.com.

Wauconda has partnered with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County to provide more recycling opportunities. The Wauconda Textile Recycling Bin was delivered on Friday, April 18th.  The bin is located at Public Works adjacent to the electronics recycling bin.  


It is estimated that nearly 85% of all clothing and textiles end up in landfills in the U.S. today. Textile and clothing waste is a significant problem in our country. It is estimated that anywhere from 5-10% of all waste that is sent to municipal landfills is comprised of textiles. Let's do our part to recycle these clothing items and save our landfill space.


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