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Tree branch pickup

The Mundelein public works department will pick up tree branches damaged by recent high winds until Sept. 28. Residents should bring branches to the curb or edge of the street in segments no heavier than 50 pounds and no longer than four feet. Village crews will make their way through town looking for wind damage but residents who do not want to be missed should call (847) 949-3270 and provide your address.

D76 vacancy

Diamond Lake Elementary District 76 is looking for a new member to fill the spot vacated by Alice Dutler, who resigned this week. The school board will appoint a new member to serve through April 2011. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, 18 or older, a resident of District 76 for at least a year and a registered voter. Interested persons should contact Superintendent Roger Prosise at (847) 566-9221 or Candidates are asked to return a questionnaire and application form or resume no later than Oct. 8 to Prosise at District 76, 500 Acorn Lane, Mundelein, 60060. Interviews will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 13.

Day of play

The Vernon Hills Park District will host a free event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at Deerpath Park near the Warrington Road entrance. Structured and unstructured activities for all ages will be available, including a baggo tournament, moonwalk, sand volleyball, basketball contests, sack races, egg toss, hoola hoop contests and more. Registration is requested at (847) 996-6800. The event is part of the Worldwide Day of Play. Activities will be canceled in the event of bad weather. In a related activity, a double-elimination, one-pitch adult softball tournament is scheduled for Deerpath Park at 8 a.m. The fee is $150 per team. Registration packets are available at the Sullivan Community Center on Aspen Drive, at or by calling (847) 996-6800.

No one hurt in crash

Three cars collided in a morning rush-hour crash Thursday in Hawthorn Woods, but no one was hurt, police said. The accident happened about 7:40 a.m. at Abbey Glenn Drive and Old McHenry Road. No lanes were closed because of the crash, and the scene was cleared by 8:30 a.m., police said.