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JAN 2014

CHECK OUT THESE WINTER ACTIVITIES IN YOUR AREA

WINTER FUN, LOCAL EVENTS

Don’t let the winter weather keep you indoors. Check out our Chill Out guide for fun winter events in your area. INSIDE

Winter Wine Jam: 6 to 10 p.m. Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club (Banquet Room). Wine and cheese tasting with great music. Tickets are $25 ($30 at the door) and that will get you 10 tasting tickets, a cheese display and live acoustic music. Ages 21 and over. Call 815838-3621, ext. 0, for tickets.

DON’T LET THAT WINTER WEATHER KEEP YOU INDOORS!

Valentine’s Day Dueling Pianos Dinner Show: 6 to 10 p.m. Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club (Banquet Room). Live dinner show featuring 176 keys dueling pianos. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a cash bar, Plated pot roast dinner to start at 6:30 p.m., and the show is from 8 to 10 p.m. Call 815-838-3621 ext. 0 for tickets. $35 Resident & Non-Resident. Ages 21 and older. Deadline, Feb. 1.

Egg-Streme Night Hunt: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club. The night will feature a family entertainer, pizza and drinks, and an egg hunt outside. Don’t forget your flashlight! In the case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be inside. Pre-registration is required for each person attending. $7 Resident, $9 NonResident. Register by March 21. 815-8383621, ext. 0.

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Board’s new comment policy draws criticism Policy includes 8 rules for anyone offering public comments By Megan Patsavas For The Enterprise

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The Plainfield Park District Board approved a new public comment policy at their Jan. 7 meeting,though some,including Commissioner Mary Kay Ludemann, questioned the new rules. The policy,presented in a memo from Executive Director Garrett Peck, includes eight rules for anyone wishing to speak during the public comments portion of meetings. Approval of these provisions would update the policy in the Commissioner Mary board manual, Peck said Kay Ludemann at the meeting, adding that the policies and the language in which they’re written were derived from Bolingbrook Park District’s policy. The first stipulation includes having speakers stand and announce their name and address before they speak, limits comments to three minutes, and says that each person may speak only once. Other rules range from confining comments to their designated section on the agenda, to discouraging repetitive comments and

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