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posted: 5/31/2010 12:01 AM

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Old McHenry Road to close

Old McHenry Road will be closed for a week to through traffic from Quentin Road to Midlothian Road in Hawthorn Woods as of 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, for the installation by the Canadian National railroad of a new rubber crossing. Local traffic will be allowed from Quentin Road west to the closed crossing and from Midlothian east to the closed crossing. The detour will be Midlothian to Route 22 to Quentin. The crossing work is scheduled to end at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 8. Resurfacing on Old McHenry between Midlothian and Quentin also will begin June 1.

Local park chats are back

The Vernon Hills Park District staff is reaching out to residents this summer with the return of neighborhood park chats. Staff will talk with residents who are present at the playgrounds on selected evenings throughout the summer. There will be small giveaways for the kids, and Culvers of Mundelein will offer complimentary custard cups. There is no agenda for the park chats, which are an opportunity for residents and park district staff to have casual conversations. The first session is 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 8 at Torrey Pines Park, at 520 Torrey Pines Way in the Gregg's Landing subdivision.

Teens raise cash for cause

Mundelein High School's boys varsity volleyball team recently raised $2,900 for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The group supports people with cancer. The athletes raised the money through T-shirt sales, a raffle and other means.

Stevenson students score

Stevenson High School students finished 11th at the Science Olympiad National Tournament held May 22 at the University of Illinois. The team had four medal-winning entries. Jonathan Lin and Jenny Yan finished second in the Anatomy and Physiology competition, while Michael Fatina, Kevin Wood and Frank Wu were second in the Mission Possible division. Wood also teamed with Anna Buckardt to finish in third place in Ornithology. Lin paired with Jennifer Ding to place sixth in a category called Disease Detectives.