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posted: 7/30/2010 12:01 AM

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Forest preserve closes trails

The Kane County Forest Preserve District has closed trails at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Plato Township and the Fox River Trail in South Elgin. At Fitchie Creek, the multipurpose limestone trail along the perimeter of the preserve is closed due to major damage from the recent flooding. This trail is closed indefinitely. The Fox River Trail is temporarily closed between the State Street bridge north to Robertson Road, due to the nearby Stearns Road bridge construction project. This closure is expected to last for a minimum of 10 weeks. Updates will be posted at kaneforest.com. Call (630) 232-5980.

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Road closure

Damisch Road will be closed between Harper Drive and Atchison Drive near Elgin starting next week so that crews can remove and replace the bridge over Tyler Creek. The closure is expected to last until late October. Posted detour signs will route traffic to Route 72, Big Timber Road, Randall Road, Highland Avenue and Route 20.

Depot open

The Dundee Township Visitor Center, also known as The Depot, at 319 N. River St. in East Dundee is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Located adjacent to the Fox River Bicycle Trail, The Depot is for walkers, runners, cyclists and in-line skaters to take a minute to enjoy the surroundings. The Depot offers snacks, beverages and a restroom, as well Dundee-themed merchandise.

Centegra offers physicals

Centegra Health System is offering sports physicals at its various locations in preparation for the upcoming school year. The physicals cost $25. Physicals will be offered at Centegra Primary Care Crystal Lake, 350 Station Drive, from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4; Centegra Primary Care Huntley, 10350 Haligus Road, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 2; Centegra Primary Care Woodstock, 3707 Doty Road, from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5; and Centegra Primary Care Spring Grove, 1906 Holian Drive, from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 26. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 338-6600.

District 300 offers free meals

Community Unit District 300 is offering free meals this summer to eligible residents 18 and younger as well as people over 18 who are enrolled in a state-approved program for the mentally or physically disabled. Free meals will be available at Dundee-Crown High School, Carpentersville Middle School, Lakewood School, Golfview Elementary School, Parkview Elementary School, Perry Elementary School and the deLacey Family Education Center. For dates, hours and questions about eligibility, call Debby Worrell at (847) 551-8349.

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