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22 | April 12, 2018 | The highland park landmark News Presentation explores women’s impact on Great Lakes Naval Base Staff Report A presentation from the Highland Park Historical Society titled Great Lakes, Great Women takes a look at the impact women had on the Great Lakes Naval Base since its founding in 1911. It highlights more than twenty women who broke legal and civic barriers in the fight for inclusion, equality and recognition within the United States Navy. The presenter is Erik Wright from the National Museum of the American Sailor. It takes place at 7 p.m. April 30 at the Highland Park Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Wright is an education specialist, and a veteran of United States Army serving in the U.S. Army Tank Corps from 1990 to 1998. He also served as an armor crewman during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Prior to Great Lakes, he was a special events director and research historian at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nev. For more information contact the Highland Park Public Library at (847) 432-7090 or archives@highlandparkhistory. org. Admission to the event is free. From the City Water conservation efforts Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering has signed onto the 7th Annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Residents from more than 4,800 cities across the United States take part in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation in the month of April. Help the City rise to the challenge by taking a four step conservation pledge at campaign/national-campaign. Preparing for spring rain Rain and flooding are difficult to deal with. They can cause damages that are hard to cope with financially. However, you can potentially minimize damages by making sure you prepare for the workse. The City has recommendations and options that can be pursued to minimize flooding risks either in a basement or yard. The risk of flooding cannot be completely prevented, especially for those living in floodplain areas, but in certain circumstances, property owners can take proactive steps to mitigate flooding. • Inspect flood protection devices such as back flow preventers, sump pumps, and battery backups; check that valves and standpipes, are in good working condition. • Contact a licensed plumber to have your storm and sanitary lateral service pipes (running from home to street) inspected to be free of roots and debris. • Contact a licensed plumber for inspection and verification that storm lateral service pipes are not connected to sanitary lateral service pipes. These two lateral pipes should remain separate and connected separately to City storm and sanitary main pipes. • Make sure all exterior drains such as window well drains, outside yard drains, gutters, and street drains are clear of debris, leaves and any other obstructions. • Install an overhead sanitary stem to alleviate sewer backups. To learn more about the City’s long-term flood mitigation solutions, please visit flooding. Power the arts Energy company ComEd has partnered with the League of Chicago Theatres to administer the Powering the Arts Program to reach audiences throughout their service area that would otherwise be unable to access arts and cultural offerings. The Powering the Arts Program awards grants of up to $10,000 to arts and culture organizations supporting their efforts to reach under-served audiences throughout northern Illinois including senior citizens, low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Applications are due May 24. Further details regarding the grant opportunity can be found at leagueofchicagotheatres. org/comedpoweringthearts. A water conservation poster set up in the lobby of the Highland Park City Hall. Photo submitted Garage sale reminder Planning a garage sale this spring? Remember to fill out a garage sale application and please take note of the City’s garage sale regulations. • The contact provided on the application must be present during the entire sale. • Only one sale is allowed each year for up to three consecutive weekends. • Highland Park Police must be notified in writing three days prior to the sale date. • Only in-ground signs are allowed. • Signs cannot be placed on trees, poles or City signs. • Signs must be removed at the end of sale hours. • Be aware of parking regulations on your street. • Make sure patrons follow parking regulations and are respectful of neighbors’ driveways. Garage sale applications can be found at From the City is compiled from the City of Highland Park’s eNews highland park the highland park landmark | April 12, 2018 | 23 QUALITY NEWCONSTRUCTION Beautiful finishes AND energy efficientdesign 1218 GLENCOE AVENUE EAST HIGHLAND PARK 4bed |4½ bath Offered at $1,250,000 • Wide wooded lot on pretty street • Open floor plan with abundant natural light • 9-12’ ceilings and hardwood floors • First floor office/bedroom suite • Thermador appliances • Restoration Hardware light fixtures • Loads of closets and storage • Three car garage • Full finished basement with powder room • Energy efficient design ensures low utility bills, healthier indoor air and enhanced interior comfort • Close tonumerous local world class amenities For more information Greg S. Weissman LEED AP,CCIM, CRS, ABR 312-802-7585