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More moves at Avon Township:

Avon Township officials appointed a new deputy clerk during a meeting Monday. Cathy deGroh received the nod for the position. DeGroh also is an Avon Township trustee candidate in the April 9 election. Lisa Rusch had been Avon's clerk, but she moved from that job after she was appointed as supervisor to replace Sam Yingling in advance of the election. Yingling, a Democrat, resigned after winning election as the state House District 62 seat in November. Voters will select a new Avon Township clerk in the April election.

United Way needs volunteers:

The United Way of Lake County is seeking volunteers to assist at kindergarten registrations in Waukegan and Round Lake. Volunteers will distribute calendars and workbooks and sign up families for Early Learning Clubs. Volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 16 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Waukegan. Volunteers also are needed from 4 to 7 p.m. March 7 at the Round Lake Early Education Center and from 3 to 6 p.m. March 13 and April 18 at John T. Magee Middle School in Round Lake. Spanish speaking volunteers are especially needed, but not necessary. Contact or call (847) 775-1057.

D56 Black History program:

Gurnee Elementary District 56 hosts its second annual Black History Month Program on Thursday, Feb. 21 starting at 6:15 p.m. The program will be at Prairie Trail School, 13600 W. Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth. This is a districtwide program with student representatives from all district schools participating. Maurice Byrd, the retired superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Zion District 6, will be the guest speaker. The event is open to the public. For information, contact Sheryl Gray at or Cheryl Caesar at

Lake Villa Township job fair:

Lake Villa Township hosts a job fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at its west campus (formerly known as Gavin North), 37850 N. Route 59, Lake Villa. A wide range of career and job opportunities will be represented, including professional, hourly, technical and nontechnical jobs. Business casual or better dress is suggested. Visit

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