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Elgin to test sewers

The city of Elgin's Public Works Department and Sewer Systems Evaluations Inc. will conduct testing on storm and sanitary sewer systems beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 and running through the week. The smoke test is needed to find leaks or improper connections that may be contributing to flooding. Smoke may be seen coming from cracks in the pavement. The smoke is harmless and will dissipate, city officials say. For more information, call (847) 697-3160.

Sign up now for flu clinics

McHenry County Department of Health will hold flu clinics for adults and children 9 and older beginning next week. Appointments are required and can be scheduled at or by phone at (815) 334-4510 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The cost is $30. Medicaid and Medicare Part B are accepted. The clinics will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the McHenry County Department of Health office in Woodstock; from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at the Algonquin Township office in Crystal Lake; from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the health department office in Crystal Lake; and from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at the McHenry Township office in Johnsburg. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the vaccine for anyone older than 6 months. For more information, visit or call (815) 334-4510.

Change in grant process

Elgin Township has temporarily suspended its annual social service grant process for specific project funding. Instead, due to continued state funding issues, it has elected to provide one-time funding assistance to agencies that provide essential well-being services. Applications are available at or at the township office, 729 S. McLean Blvd., Elgin. Applications are due Friday, Sept. 24. Funding will be awarded in October. Agency representatives can be present to be available for questions and a 5- to 10-minute closing statement at the Oct. 12 board meeting at 6 p.m. Call (847) 741-2045 to be put on the agenda.

Democrats meet

The Dundee Township Democrats will host their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the West Dundee Public Safety Center II, 100 Carrington Drive, West Dundee.

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