Due to budget cuts, Illinois is no longer sending out reminder notices to renew vehicle registration. Motorists can sign up for email reminders on Cyberdrive Illinois. There is currently a big link on the main page here: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/

The actual link to start the sign up is here: https://www.ilsos.gov/greenmail/ You have to have your registration number and PIN from your current registration card to begin. I’m not sure what they ask next.

If you do not have a renewal notice or a current registration card, please call the Public Inquiry Division at 800-252-8980 to obtain your Registration ID and PIN number.


The Secretary of State is still sending out electronic notices for both the the plate renewal, which includes information about whether or not a Vehicles Emissions Test is required before the vehicle’ registration can be renewed. The Illinois EPA is exploring options for electronic emissions notifications, including possibly consolidating the notifications with the Secretary of State’s Office.


For the first time in 10 years, Park Ridge City Hall will not serve as a site for early voting in suburban Cook County.

“We need to place more and more touch screens, computers and equipment managers to service the growing number of voters,” Weisberg’s email said. “Therefore, we will not be using the Park Ridge City Hall for early voting in the future.”

Instead, Maine Township Hall, 1700 Ballard Road in Park Ridge, will serve as an early voting site for the March 15 primary election from Monday, Feb. 29, to Saturday, March 12, according to the Cook County Clerk’s Office.

Early voting is scheduled to take place at the township hall between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.


If patrons are looking for organization to donate or volunteer with you may want to recommend www.networkforgood.org/topics/humanserv/.




Resurrection Nursing and Rehab on Greenwood is now:

Presence Sister Bonaventure Rehabilitation Center.
Address: 1001 N Greenwood Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone:(847) 692-5600

iPhone 6s Safari browser has the new pop up feature.   You may have a user of Enterprise (the online catalog) on an iPhone 6s encounter an error message when clicking on a title.   The key to fix this is to go to settings/Safari/turn off popup blocker. Then turn the popup blocker back on and everything should continue to work fine.

There is a box for old flags outside the City Clerk’s office at Park Ridge City Hall.  They are given to the local VFW, and they have a ceremony to properly dispose of them.  Ace hardware on Northwest Hwy in the Village Green shopping center near Northwest Highway and Greenwood also has a box.

A patron wanted to know where to recycle old cans of paint. I checked with Ace Hardware on Northwest Highway and they no longer accept paint cans. They told me to call the city. Public works said the procedure is- remove lids from paint cans, let paint dry up, and then put uncovered can into garbage for pickup. If there is an excess of paint, they suggest adding kitty litter to unused paint to speed up drying. The Park Ridge Recycling Waste Disposal Guide (linked below) found on our Community Board has many useful recycling tips, but the paint information is out of date.


Flatts and Sharpe at 6139 N. Northwest Hwy.  Chicago, IL  60631.  About 2.5 miles southeast on Northwest Highway, just past Harlem.  Not as far as the Roden branch Chicago Public Library.


From the pictures, it looks like they have a whole bunch of sheet music, in case a patron is looking to buy some, or you can’t find it on Worldcat.

CS keeps a list of the students who go thru the YA Babysitting classes who have given us permission to give out their names and contact info. As far as tutors, they have a community info binder with lists of local tutors or tutoring places. None of them are CS recommendations but strictly a convenience for patrons. So if anyone asks, you can direct them to CS.

There might be more free email websites where you don’t need a cell phone number or alternative email address, but the one I found that looked somewhat legitimate is called simply http://www.mail.com.  Here is a link to the email registration page:  https://service.mail.com/registration.html?edition=us&lang=en&device=desktop#.7518-header-getaccount1-1




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