Will golf carts help residents save on gasoline?

Published6/12/2008 12:09 AM

Former Wheeling village president Bill Hein is concerned about economic conditions.

Instead of sitting back, however, he has been providing the village board with ideas on how to help residents who are struggling with their finances or are dealing with home foreclosures.


Hein, on Monday, gave the board information on other towns in the country that allow golf carts on public paths. He said that will save residents money on gasoline. He asked the board to take a look at the information and hold a workshop on the issue in the future.

Festival tunes: Wheeling debuted information on its annual Freedom Fest musical lineup.

The big names this year will be Verve Pipe, performing from 9:30 to 11 p.m. July 3, and the Gin Blossoms, performing from 9:30 to 11 p.m. July 5.

The three-day festival will move to a new location this year while the new village hall is under construction. It'll be south of St. Joseph the Worker Church on park district property. The festival hours are being extended to midnight each night.

Complete information is available at the village's Web site, www.vi.wheeling.il.us, or at (847) 403-4774.

Give blood: The village of Buffalo Grove will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14 at the Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive, Buffalo Grove. For more information, visit www.vbg.org, e-mail info@vbg.org or call (847) 459-2530.

Do you have any interesting Buffalo Grove, Long Grove or Wheeling story ideas? Pass them along to Nadia Malik at (847) 427-4489 or nmalik@dailyherald.com.

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