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Monday, Sept. 23
Elmhurst City Council members will discuss Hahn Street development, flooding and more. Committee meetings begin at 7 p.m. at 209 N. York St.
Robert A. Williams Jr., a leading expert on Native American law and the rights of indigenous peoples, will discuss Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization, at 7 p.m. Monday at Elmhurst College's Frick Center, 190 Prospect. Williams proposes a wide-ranging reexamination of the Western world’s history from the perspective of civilization’s war on tribalism as a way of life. Williams was named by Indian Country Today as a 2011 Hero on the Hill for his human rights work. He has represented tribal groups and members before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the United States Supreme Court , while also serving as chief justice for the Court of Appeals and trial judge pro tem for the Tohono O’odham Nation. He received his juris doctorate from Harvard Law School, and he teaches law at the University of Arizona. A book-signing will follow the lecture. Admission is $10, free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available at the door or by visiting www.elmhurst.edu/tix. For more information, call (630) 617-3390.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
Join millions of Americans by participating in the second annual National Voter Registration Day. More than 700 organizations, including Citizen Advocacy Center in Elmhurst, will hold voter registration events. In 2008, 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register. National Voter Registration Day was created to make sure no one is left out. Visit CAC, 182 N. York St., between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to register to vote.
Elmhurst Unit District 205 School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. for a budget public hearing. Following the public hearing, the board will convene in regular session to present student awards, review the 10-year life-safety surveys and adopt the budget. More information on Board Docs.
Drug experts say that until fairly recently, there were a number of reasons suburban teenagers didn’t use heroin: It was difficult to obtain, relatively expensive and required a needle to shoot it. Today’s heroin has none of those barriers and at the same time is more potent, leading to an “epidemic” of young people trying it, quickly becoming addicted and risking their lives for it. Elmhurst College will bring together a group of experts and advocates from law enforcement, education and addiction treatment to discuss heroin use in the suburbs and what can be done to combat it. Heroin Highway: A Panel Discussion will begin at 7 p.m. in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center, 190 S. Prospect Ave. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
Elmhurst Park Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the Salt Creek Greenway Trail Connection, demolition of the concrete water reservoir tank at Ben Allison Park, demolition of the Hammerschmidt garage and the 2013 tax levy resolution, among other business. The meeting will be held at the district administration office at 375 W. First St. Here's a look at the agenda.
Thursday, Sept. 26
Teachers' Night Out on Spring Road: All teachers are invited to bring their school IDs in to several local businesses on Thursday, Sept. 26, for an evening of fun, discounts and raffles in appreciation of all they do. The event will kick off at Tree of Life Chiropractic Center, 551 S. Spring Road, at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 27
The second annual Alumni Mixer sponsored by the York Distinguished Alumni Program will be held in conjunction with York High School’s Homecoming on Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. at Doc Ryan’s, 490 Spring Road, Elmhurst. There will be pizza, DJ, split-the-pot raffle and silent auction featuring such items as a York student parking pass, a gift certificate valued at $2,000 from Advanced Orthodontics and eight gift baskets stocked with donations from various Elmhurst businesses. York takes on Oak Park-River Forest High School in the homecoming game at Clarence D. East Field. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.