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posted: 7/22/2010 12:01 AM

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Round Lake Library closed

Round Lake Area Public Library patrons won't be able to check out books or use the facility at 906 Hart Road in Round Lake on Friday, July 30. The library will be closed during the day for a staff development program, but all online resources will be available including the collection catalog and the information databases during the day. The library will reopen for regular business hours Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

District 34 board vacancy

The Antioch Elementary District 34 school board is accepting applications to fill the vacant seat of former member Scott Soltis. Soltis, whose term expires in 2013, resigned from the board because he is moving to New Jersey. The deadline to apply for the position is Aug. 6 and the board hopes to interview candidates the week of Aug. 16. Interested applicants can download a copy of the application packet at or by calling the superintendent's office at (847) 838-8401.

Wauconda considers zero-phosphorus ordinance

At the meeting, the committee decided to seek more information about the ban, which has been implemented in other Lake County communities such as Vernon Hills. Phosphorus encourages algae growth in water, which decreases oxygen levels and kills fish. Village Administrator Dan Quick is contacting other villages to determine if they've seen a noticeable difference in the water after banning phosphorus, said Trustee Jean Mayo, who chairs the committee. She said the committee needs more information but is definitely pursuing the matter because phosphorus can negatively impact life in Bangs Lake.