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Published: 12/15/2008 12:07 AM

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Buckle up in West Chicago

West Chicago police issued 130 citations for seat-belt and child-restraint violations during their first Seat Belt Safety Awareness campaign that ran Nov. 14-30. The program was funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation and allowed the department to hire back officers to provide traffic enforcement for child-restraint, seat-belt, speeding and alcohol-related violations. The next campaign runs Dec. 19 to Jan. 4 and the full grant ends Sept. 30, 2009.

Girl Scouts hold food drive

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana are conducting a holiday food drive to feed those in need. Items on the list include peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned fruit, cereal, rice, pasta, tuna, chili, soup and beans. Items may be dropped off at locations that include the Lisle Girl Scout Center, 2400 Ogden Ave., Suite 400, Lisle, or at Dominick's grocery store. For details, call (630) 544-5900.

Basketball league signup

Boys in grades nine to 12 are invited to register for the Boys High School Basketball League at Field House Family YMCA in Naperville. Practice begins Jan. 24 and league play begins Feb. 7. All games will be played at the Field House, 31W290 Schoger Drive. Teams must have no more than 10 players and pay an entry fee of $800. Players wanting to sign up on an individual basis may ask to be placed on a team. For details, call Paul Heinkel at (650) 585-5100.

Open house for sidewalk plan

Warrenville residents on Tuesday can publicly review the city's plans to construct a concrete sidewalk along the south side of Galusha Road between Winfield Road and Herrick Road. The city is sponsoring an open house from 7 to 8 p.m. at city hall, 28W701 Stafford Place. During the open house, residents can review copies of the pre-final engineering design plans and discuss specific concerns they have with city staff. The pre-final engineering plans are available for review on the city's Web site at warrenville.il.us/b_bike_planned-pathways. aspx.