March 22: Budget Cuts, State of the Village, Election Reminders
Five things every Lemonter needs to know Tuesday.
Happy Tuesday, Lemont! Here are five things you need to know today:
1. Monday's Headlines:
2. State of the Village
Mayor Brian Reaves will present his annual State of the Village address at noon Thursday at Crystal Grand Banquets. Be sure to check in with Patch for the complete story and videos from the event.
Reaves said of the annual presentation: "I look forward to this event for the opportunity to update the business community and interested citizens on the present and future direction of the Village. Within the constraints dictated by current financial conditions, many positive advances are being made to preserve and promote Lemont's position as a progressive and viable community."
3. 2011 Election Central
The April 5 election is officially only two weeks away. Be sure to catch up on all the latest news and information with our 2011 Election Central. Also, check out Monday's installment of our issue-based questions for District 113A candidates, which focused on the possible closing of Central School.
4. Flakes and Funnels
It's the 20th anniversary of the 1991 tornado, so the Lemont Historical Society is offering a special program Tuesday night to showcase photos of historic storms, including the blizzards of 1967 and 2011 and the tornadoes of 1976 and 1991. Featured guest speaker will be retired Officer Tom Hess who was inducted into the Police Hall of Fame for his actions in alerting the community to the 1991 tornado.
The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Old Stone Church (Lemont Historical Society), 306 Lemont St.