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Summer Parties can lead
to Summer Problems

Summer weather is in full swing! Summer not only brings warmer weather, but it also brings parties, idle teens looking to fill otherwise hectic schedules and unfortunately, increase in teen underage drinking. 

The Campton Hills Police Department responds to a greater number of underage drinking parties during the summer months.  Most of the time these gatherings are impromptu, however we have experienced a number of them that have been hosted and “supervised” by adults.

Some well meaning adults justify this activity by rationalizing, “teens are going to drink anyway, if they’re at my house, at least I can control them”, or “if they’re drinking at my house, at least they won’t be driving”.  The Campton Hills Police Department is urging parents not to fall into this trap of a false sense of security.

Underage drinking is dangerous, illegal and has far reaching liability to adults who facilitate it. Some examples of liability to adults who furnish alcohol or facilitate the consumption of alcohol to minors are:

Furnishing alcoholic beverages to minors: It is illegal to provide alcohol to a person under 21 (except in performance of a legitimate religious service).  This is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than $500 and up to $2500 and/or imprisonment up to a year. 

Parent responsibility laws & civil liability: Parents allowing underage drinking parties in their home can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor and fines of $500-$2500. If a minor dies or is seriously injured as a result of illegally provided alcohol, the provider can be charged with a Class 4 Felony and sentenced between 1 and 3 years of imprisonment and up to $25,000 in fines.  Such parents can also face the risk of being sued in civil court. 

When parents must go away for an extended period of time, leaving their teen child at home, following some simple rules will reduce the likelihood of underage drinking:


-Have a trusted adult stay at the house

-Alert neighbors of your absence
-Inform the parents of your child’s friends
-Ask the Campton Hills Police to watch your house
-Stay in touch with your child by phone               

If you need any additional information or have any questions regarding this information, please contact the Campton Hills Police Department non-emergency number at 630-584-0330 or contact Chief Millar directly at 630-584-4242.    


             

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Recycle


The World of Recycling is Changing  
Recycling is at risk

We need your help. We collect hundreds of tons of recycling material every day in communities.  Unfortunately, a higher percentage of non-recyclable materials are being found in the recycling. That often happens by mistake or due to lack of information. Current recycling markets are requiring clean, quality materials with virtually no contamination. With proper education and decision making, we can make a difference and ensure recycling is sustainable for generations to come.

Some of the most common contaminates that are found in the recycling stream include: 

  • Plastic bags, which often may be returned to retailers, are NOT accepted in single stream recycling. 
  • Pizza  boxes, which contain residual grease, cheese or other toppings. Don’t include food-soiled items and liquids – they can turn an entire load of recycling into trash. 
  • Bubble wrap and shrink wrap cause damage, down-time and costly repairs to recycling equipment. 
  • Electrical cords, string/rope material, rubber and plastic hose, clothing. These items are called “tanglers” and can shut down an entire recycling plant! 
  • Propane tanks, batteries and electronic waste can start fires at the recycling plant. 
  • Medical equipment and devices of any kind, such as needles, tubing and gloves.  They can cause injury to  workers.  

To learn more information about recycling, please visit: 
www.recycleoftenrecycleright.com 
Help us Recycle Often. Recycle Right. ® 



KCSC

Kane County Safety Coalition

MEDICATION TAKE BACK EVENT
August 4, 2018

Increasing amounts of prescription drugs and personal care products (PPCPs) are being detected in U.S. rivers, waterways, and groundwater. Wastewater treatment facilities are not equipped to “filter out” these chemicals, so drugs like antidepressants, cholesterol reducers and antibiotics are being detected in drinking water supplies. The risk to humans and animals of long-term exposure to these contaminants in drinking water is unknown.

In addition, many children are the victims of accidental poisonings each year due to medications and personal care products in the home. In order to protect our children and the environment, we must ensure that medications and personal care products are properly handled, stored and disposed!

The Medication Take-Back Program allows residents of the Kane County area to bring their old, unwanted prescription and over the counter medications in to be properly disposed for FREE! In compliance with the Controlled Substance Act (CSA), enforced by the Drug Enforcement Administration, this program CAN NOT ACCEPT any liquids or syringes.

Acceptable Items                                                Unacceptable Items


Non-Controlled DEA Drugs                                     Thermometers
Medication Samples                                               Liquids/ syringes
Prescription Medications                                         IV Bags
Over-the-counter Medications                                 Sharps/Needles
Medicated Ointments/Lotions                                  Bloody or Infectious Waste  
Vitamins                                                               Empty Containers
Medications for Pets 
Inhalers


Medication Collection Instructions:

  1. Gather your unwanted medications. Please see the list above to find out which items can or cannot be returned.
  2. To help keep costs of the program down, please consolidate pills in small bag or a single container. Remove outer box from items that come in a blister pack.
  3. Remove or black out any personal information on the label to protect your privacy.
  4. Take medications to the Kane County Safety Coalition Day on August 4, 2018 10am-2pm at Moose Heart Fieldhouse and drop the medications into the collection container at the event


Save

National Night Out

August 7, 2018 - 6-8pm

United Fall Fest

September 8, 2018 - 3-10 p.m.
Congregational United Church of Christ


Boards & Committees Meetings

Upcoming Village Meetings


Click here for a complete FY 2018-2019 meeting calendar.


Committee/Commission       Day of the week           Time           Location

Village Board                          1st and 3rd Tuesday       7:00pm       Campton Township    Community Center 

Community Relations              4th Wednesday              7:00pm       Village Hall

Finance Committee                 4th Wednesday             7:00pm        Village Hall

Plan Commission                    4th Monday                    7:00pm       Campton Township      Community Center for Public Hearings

                                                                                                          Village Hall for all
                                                                                                          others
  
Public Works                          1st Wednesday (quarterly) 6:30pm        Village Hall

Fire and Police Commission  3rd Wednesday (quarterly) 5:00pm        Village Hall

Police Pension Fund              2nd Wednesday (quarterly) 2:00pm        Village Hall

 
Village Hall                                                     Campton Township Community Center
40W270 LaFox Road, Ste B                          5N082 Old LaFox Road
Campton Hills, IL 60175                                Campton Hills, IL 60175

Visit the Village's website at www.villageofcamptonhills.org
 
for meeting details and cancellations.


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