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Published: 5/26/2008 12:19 AM

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Wreck closes North Avenue

A multicar accident Sunday night in West Chicago shut down North Avenue for more than hour. Paramedics took four victims to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, West Chicago Deputy Fire Chief Hugh Stott said. Details were sparse as of Sunday night, but Stott said the wreck involved at least four vehicles and happened around 8:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of North Avenue, about 100 feet west of Klein Road.

Benefit Garden Walk

The Tri-Village Garden Club will sponsor its fourth annual benefit Garden Walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21, rain or shine. Six gardens in Bartlett, Hanover Park, Streamwood and West Chicago will be showcased. Advance tickets are $10 and available at American Chartered Bank, 338 Main Street, Bartlett, or from 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays at the Bartlett Farmers Market at its new location on Main Street across from village hall. Day-of tickets are $12. Proceeds benefit horticultural scholarships at College of DuPage. Further details are available at (630) 372-6342 or trivillagegardenclub.org.

Ardmore Avenue extension

The city of Oakbrook Terrace will host a public hearing from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Mario Parente Theater, 1S325 Ardmore Ave., concerning a plan to extend Ardmore Avenue south from 16th Street to Butterfield Road. Representatives from the city will be available to answer questions about the road extension, and renderings of the project will be on display for public viewing. For more information, contact the city at (630) 941-8300.

Locating at-risk residents

The DuPage County sheriff's office is offering a new registration program to assist rescuers in locating missing residents more quickly. The initiative, Sheriff's Program for At-Risk Residents, or SPARR, is being launched in conjunction with National Missing Children's Day on Sunday. If interested, residents register personal data and a photograph of a loved one who is prone to becoming disoriented or lost, such as those with Alzheimer's. Rescuers will have the information at their fingertips if that person ever goes missing. The participant also will be issued a bracelet that has a SPARR number imprinted on it. For more information, contact the sheriff's office at (630) 407-2400 or go to dupageco.org/sheriff/.

Wheaton soccer tourney

Jack Kicks Cancer will host a three-on-three soccer tournament to raise money for cancer research on June 14 at Seven Gables Park in Wheaton. Coed teams of families, friends or co-workers are encouraged to register at ecmiracles.org. The money raised will be given to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which has given more than $29 million since 1997 to cancer survivorship programs and research.