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updated: 8/22/2013 10:17 AM

Police take Prospect Heights youngsters to Mexican museum

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Prospect Heights police joined with fellow city employees, Indian Trails Library staff and volunteers last week to take 22 young people to the Mexican Museum of Fine Arts in Chicago.

The trip was part of police outreach work in the community, said Officer Joe Whowell, the event's coordinator. Lunch courtesy of Monica's Restaurant in Prospect Heights was an added treat.

Whowell gives credit to Mayor Nick Helmer and City Administrator Anne Marrin for their support of the program.

"The guidance and assistance we received helps inspire us to develop a strong program which will continue to strengthen the relationships within our community," he said.

In July, several local agencies teamed to stage a government day for youngsters. The event featured a bike rodeo, tours of the police department and the Prospect Heights Fire Department District headquarters, and a mock government meeting at city hall.

Another planned field trip will include the River Trails Nature Center and Prospect Heights Park District facilities.

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