Seat belt campaign all buckled up

The Mount Prospect police issued 1,408 tickets during its Click-It-Or-Ticket campaign last month.

Throughout May, officers focused on drivers who did not wear seat belts.

Police were at major intersections, watching for violators, police said.

Mount Prospect Culver's co-owner Chuck Martin donated certificates for free ice cream as a reward for younger drivers who were observed wearing seat belts.

Last week, officers positioned themselves at the exits of Prospect High School and rewarded drivers and passengers, who were in compliance with seat belts laws.

More than 800 free ice cream certificates were handed out.

This program was timed to coincide with Prospect High School's senior prom weekend to increase seat belt use by prom goers.

The Click-It-Or-Ticket campaigns are designed to reinforce public awareness of and compliance with occupant restraint laws, police said.

Don't forget: The Prospect Heights Library will be closed on Sundays for the summer through Aug. 31.

The library will also be closed July 4, in observance of

Independence Day.

Plan ahead: Register now for fall 2008 classes at Oakton Community College.

For fall semester class listings, go to, or you can go to the fall credit and noncredit class schedule, which is available at the Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, or Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

The fall semester begins Aug. 25.

Students are encouraged to consult the schedule for late-start course information.

During Oakton's summer hours, students may register in person at both campuses, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Online registration is available at

For more information, contact the advising and counseling center at (847) 635-1741 in Des Plaines, or (847) 635-1417 in Skokie.

Heard anything new? Call Sue Ter Maat at (847) 427-4602 or mail

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