Hoffman Estates' public works and police departments will host open houses this weekend to give residents an inside look at their operations.
Residents can get a free tour of the public works facility and meet with crew members and supervisors from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Susan H. Kenley-Rupnow Public Works Center, 2305 Pembroke Ave. There will be opportunities to view the department's equipment, learn how street signs are made, talk with an arborist and learn about the village's water and sewer system. Receive a raffle ticket for every donation of nonperishable canned goods brought to "Load the Loader" for area food pantries. School groups, scout groups and other children are welcome with an adult, but larger groups are asked to RSVP. For more information, call (847) 490-6800.
The inaugural open house at the Hoffman Estates Police Department will take place Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the police station, 411 W. Higgins Road. There will be station tours, raffles, SWAT and DUI displays, new police vehicles and other activities and demonstrations. For information, contact Officer Lisa Notarnicola at (847) 781-2873, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.