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Archive for April, 2012

2011 Comprehensive Stormwater Study

The Mount Prospect Village Board contracted the engineering firm Burns & McDonnell to examine the cause of flooding that occurred throughout the Village on July 23, 2011. According to the Village website: “The scope of Burns & McDonnell’s work included examining the condition and capacity of the Village’s existing sewer system as well as analyzing flood surveys and home inspections conducted by the Public Works Department.”

The results from this project have been compiled in to a report available for viewing at Public Works and the Mount Prospect Public Library. It can also be downloaded here:  2011 Comprehensive Stormwater Study. For more info: July 23rd Flood Study Report Available.

By julie collins on April 20, 2012 Categories: Community, Environment

Interested in State Spending?

The Illinois comptroller’s office has launched a data website that gives users a daily snapshot of the state’s finances, employee salaries and contracts.
Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka unveiled what her office calls “The Ledger” on Monday. She says it’s a user-friendly site that sets a new standard for transparency.
Topinka says much of the information on the new site was already available online, but it hasn’t been pulled together in one place or hasn’t been complete

By Patricia Smolin on April 19, 2012 Categories: Consumer, Finance, Voter Info

Legal Assistance Referrals/Recomendaciones de Abogados

Speak to an Attorney for free, provided by Between Friends, an advocacy organization to help battered women and children of domestic violence.  You can call to set an appointment at either at Rolling Meadows or a Chicago location.  Please call for a specific location 773-274-5232 x23.

Also, please review the attached to find dates of this service and free or low cost legal services.

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By Patricia Smolin on Categories: Uncategorized

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

 The Illinois Department of Insurance site provides information on the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP). SHIP is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. A Medicare Supplement Premium Comparison Guide is available, as is Medicaid Related and Long Term Care Information

By Patricia Smolin on Categories: Consumer, Health, Insurance, Seniors

Finding an apartment with RentSocial.com

RentSocial.com is a new website using social networking to search for an apartment. Similar to the consumer-reviewed site Yelp, users can leave remarks of buildings they currently or used to live in. You can also create your own RentSocial profile using your info from Facebook. The site gives an “activity feed,” where building owners, friends and neighbors can post messages. It’s all free of charge to users (the site makes money by charging building owners a monthly fee to be listed).

By Patricia Smolin on Categories: Consumer, History, Rent

1940 Census

On April 2, 2012, the National Archives will release the records of the 1940 Census.  The only place they will be available is the web site  http://1940census.archives.gov/  There is no name index available yet.  Volunteers from many genealogy organizations are working to prepare this index but the project will take several months.  Therefore, in order to find the record for a particular family, a researcher must know where that family lived in 1940 and from that information determine the enumeration district that included that address.  For more information on locating that enumeration district, please look at the web site prepared by Steve Morse http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html.  He has prepared search engines for many large cities and other areas. FamilySearchhas some states and so does My Heritage.