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Homecoming week starts

Burlington Central High School is celebrating homecoming week with a girls powder puff football game at 6:30 tonight, followed by the spirit bonfire from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. On Friday the homecoming parade will be held at 1:30 p.m., weather permitting. The homecoming football begins with the sophomores at 5 p.m., followed by varsity at 7 p.m. On Saturday the homecoming dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Special ed meeting

The Kaneland school district will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the district's plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools or are educated at home, during the 2010-11 school year. Parents are urged to attend the meeting, which will be at the district offices, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. For more information, call Fran Eggleston at (630) 365-4117.

Mooseheart plan meeting

Moose International will have a forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss its plans to annex, rezone and commercially develop some of its property into Batavia. The meeting is on the Mooseheart campus in the Paul J. O'Halloran Centre for Tomorrow. Enter the campus off Route 31; security will direct you to the center. The property in question is the subject of a Batavia Plan Commission public hearing that began in early September and continues Oct. 20.

Tops on ACT

Geneva High School seniors Brad Bernhard, Grant Fairchild, Molly Griffin and John Schrilla have earned a top composite score of 36 on the ACT. According to ACT, roughly one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT nationwide receives a top score. The ACT consists of tests in English, math, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, and a student's composite score is the average of the four test scores.

West Chicago seniors

Senior citizens living in West Chicago who are unable to rake leaves in their yards may find assistance from West Chicago Youth, a program coordinated through the West Chicago Police Department. Last year, 150 youth volunteers helped 30 senior homeowners. This year's event will take place Nov. 13. To request assistance contact Kevin Holguin by calling (630) 918-0299 or emailing To learn more about West Chicago Youth and the service component of the program, visit

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