Carpentersville cops on rooftops to benefit the Special Olympics

Posted5/29/2013 2:07 PM

For the 11th consecutive year, Carpentersville police will join hundreds of cops all over the state on 150 Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to support the Special Olympics in Illinois.

Starting at 6 a.m. Friday, Carpentersville cops will man the roof at the Dunkin' Donuts at 2270 Randall Road to raise awareness and money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which supports the cause.


Police officers statewide hope to top last year's total of $235,000 from the Cop on a Rooftop event -- $1,329 of that came from Carpentersville. Police officers there hope to raise $1,500 this time around.

In return for the cops "doing time" at their restaurants, Dunkin' Donuts will donate $15,000 to the Torch Run fund.

As well, every patron who visits a Cop on a Rooftop location that day and makes a donation to the Torch Run will receive a free doughnut coupon.

Patrons donating at least $10 will get a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug while supplies last and a coupon for free medium coffee. Other items, such as Torch Run T-shirts and hats, will be sold for various donation amounts, and other activities may vary by Dunkin' Donuts location.

To learn more about the program or from a complete list of the locations around the state, visit

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West Dundee seeks janitor: The village of West Dundee is seeking applications for a part-time custodian to clean village facilities.

The starting salary is between $10 and $13.50 an hour, for approximately 18 working hours a week. Applications and/or resumes can be submitted to the director of Public Works and will be accepted until position is filled. For information, please visit

Cary Farmers Market opens: Nearly 25 vendors will be on hand opening day of the Cary Farmers Market on Sunday, June 2.

The market will features a wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods, herbs, flowers, plants and much more.

The farmers market will be held every Sunday through Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the north commuter parking lot near the intersection of High Road and W. Main Street in downtown Cary.

Throughout the season the market selection will vary, but items have included fresh vegetables such as corn, broccoli, cauliflower, muffins, jellies and salad dressings. Each week the selection may vary.


As well, the first Sunday of each month the market will feature special events, outdoor music and extra vendors. Free chamber shopping bags will be given to the first 100 shoppers, free bags of groceries will be raffled off, and there will be outdoor music on June 2, July 7, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1.

The Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce organizes the farmers market. To learn more about the chamber, visit or call (847) 639-2800.

• Lenore Adkins covers Algonquin, Huntley, Carpentersville, the Dundees, Hampshire, Sleepy Hollow, Cary and Fox River Grove. To reach her, send an email to or call (847) 608-2725.

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