- Editor’s Note: Here’s a roundup of some of the National Night Out events taking place Aug. 1 in Kane County. If we missed any, please email a news release and links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kane County Sheriff’s Office hosts the Big Kahuna of National Night Out events Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at the Kane County Judicial Center campus, 37w755 IL Route 38 in St. Charles.
Sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office and Neighborhood Watch, the night of fun and educational event takes place from 6 p.m. t0 8:30 p.m. with a theme of “Police and Community Together.”
The event features community-building activities, fun and educational resources, food and entertainment for kids. One of the popular highlights is a chance to meet Deputy Nick Wolf and his K-9 Erin.
Also on hand will be representatives of the Kane County Coroner’s Office, Kane County Division of Transportation, Kane County Emergency Communications, Kane County Farm Bureau, Mounted Rangers and Kane County Office of Emergency Management.
The Sheriff’s Office is located on IL Route 38 just west of Randall Road, at the intersection of Peck Road.
Local law enforcers from all over the county will participate in local anti-crime efforts and strengthen community spirit. Below is a roundup of events from participating communities.
Each Ward Celebrates on Aug. 1
Forty-five neighborhoods throughout Aurora are planning events big and small to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.
Billed as “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” National Night Out encourages residents to lock their doors, turn on their porch lights and spend the evening getting to know their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and other city officials.
“National Night Out is a prime example of what it means to be ‘One Aurora’ as we strive to build our city together,” Mayor Richard Irvin said. “Because of the success of previous National Night Out events, new neighborhood groups have been formed all throughout the city. This year, National Night Out is bigger and better than ever. On this one night, we’ll have 45 neighborhood gatherings with thousands of Aurorans coming together to celebrate the present and plan for the future.”
Neighborhood events with family entertainment, free food and more activities include:
- Church Road Park, 1700 Block of Church Road, 6 – 8 p.m.
- Lighthouse Worship Center, 170 E. Indian Trail, 6 – 8 p.m.
- Pigeon Hill Neighbors, Garfield Park, 817 Forest Ave., 6 – 8 p.m.
- Stonegate West HOA, 1704-1740 Briarheath Drive, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
- Copley Boxing & Training Center, 517 N. Union St., 4 – 8 p.m.
- Distinctive Woodworks & We Are United, 300 block of Clark St., 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Inglesia San Pablo, 520 Second Ave., 6 – 8 p.m.
- Luces de Sagrado Corazon, 771 Fulton St., 5 – 7:30 p.m.
- Restore the Neighborhood, 100 Block of Root St., 5 – 8 p.m.
- Vineyard Church, 505 E. Galena Blvd., 6 – 8 p.m.
- Home Town Center Park, 1721 Town Center St., 4 – 8 p.m.
- LakeView Residences at Phillips Park, Parker Pavilion, 740 Parker Ave., 6 – 8 p.m.
- United Neighbors, 500 Block of Fourth Ave., 6 – 8 p.m.
- A Community Affair, McCleery Park, 1002 W. Illinois Ave., 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Aurora Township Youth Services, 313 Gale St., 4:30 – 7 p.m.
- Blackhawk Neighbors, Winona Avenue (between Seneca & Iroquois), 5 – 8 p.m.
- Divine Providence Ministries Church, 402 Sherman Ave., 5 – 8 p.m.
- Fourth Ward Tomcat Neighbors, Evans Street (between Lebanon & Sexton), 5 – 8 p.m.
- West Park Neighbors, Greenman Elementary School, 729 W. Galena Blvd., 6 -8 p.m.
- Invested Neighbors, Freeman Elementary School, 153 S. Randall Road, 5 – 8 p.m.
- Kensington Lakes Subdivision, Colorado Avenue & Westgate Drive, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Washington Neighbors, Washington Park, 231 S. Constitution Drive, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
- Arrow Wood Park, 1040 N. Commonwealth Ave., 5 – 7 p.m.
- Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, 834 N. Highland Ave., 4 – 7 p.m.
- Randall West Neighborhood, 1373 Monomoy St., 5 – 7 p.m.
- Northwest Territories, 842 Foran Lane, 6 – 8 p.m.
- Gayles Memorial Baptist Church, 730 Gillette Ave., 6-8 p.m.
- St. Augustine College, 841 N. Lake St., 6-8 p.m.
- Gandi & Tracey Falcon, 446 West Park Ave., 6 – 8 p.m.
- Plum Landing, 495 N. Lake St., 6:30 – 8 p.m.
- Eastwood Community Center, 1644 Grove St., 5 – 8 p.m.
- Forest Ridge Community Center, 1217 Second Ave., 5 – 7 p.m.
- Grand Blvd. Center, 1226 Grand Blvd., 6 – 8 p.m.
- Greater Mount Olive Church of God, 1039 Bonner Ave., 6 – 8 p.m.
- Main Baptist Church, 814 E. Galena Blvd., 5 – 7:30 p.m.
- Nature’s Meadows Park, 1861 Westridge Pl., 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
- Oak Park Elementary School, 1200 Front St., 5 – 7 p.m.
- GRENO, Georgetown School, 995 Long Grove Drive, 6 – 8pm
- McCarty Park/School Area, Village Green Drive, 5 – 8 p.m.
- Washington Square Plaza on Federal Drive (between Capital & Congress Ave.), 6 – 8 p.m.
- Wheatlands Park (Fox Valley Park District), 2700 Block of Spinnaker Drive, 6 – 8 p.m.
- Butterfield Park, 2550 White Barn Road, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Cinnamon Glen, 2737 Preston Ct., 6 – 8 p.m.
- The Willows of Fox Valley & Aurora, 193 N. Gregory St., 7 – 9 p.m.
- Village Baptist Church, 515 S. Frontenac St., 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Village of Campton Hills presents 11th Annual National Night Out
The 11th Annual National Night Out in the Village of Campton Hills will be held on Tuesday, August 1 from 6-8pm. The location will be on School Street between Rt. 64 and LaFox Road.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and resident camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Together, we are making that happen. National Night Out events are held with more than 38 million people in 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.
More than 20 organizations and local businesses will provide safety, health, environmental and community education. Simulated Firefighting, Facing Painting, Contests and Demonstrations will be available for children and families. Live animals will be on-site. Free snacks and beverages will be available.
“This is a great opportunity for the Campton Hills community to meet members of the Campton Hills Police Department as well as the local businesses and organizations who support us and serve the community”, said Chief Dan Hoffman.
Also this year, come and pick up a “No Solicitors Invited” sticker for your front door.
If you’d like more information, please call Jayne Holley 630-641-6942 or Chief Hoffman 630-584-4242 or email@example.com.
Join Forces With National Night Out 2017
On Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, the Carpentersville Police Department is asking all residents to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 34th Annual National Night Out.
The event takes place at the Carpentersville Police Station, 1200 Besinger Dr., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., organizers said in a news release. There will be music, giveaways, games for children and moonwalks. Food for purchase will also be available.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
“The village of Carpentersville, the Carpentersville Police Department and the Meadowdale Apartments is happy to sponsor this event for the residents,” organizers said. “We hope that families come out and have a fun filled evening, while learning about preventing crime.”
For more information regarding National Night Out, please contact Officer Joe Pilarski or Griselda Hernandez at 847-551-3481.
Elburn Celebrates National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
Elburn will celebrate NNO from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, in neighborhoods throughout the village. Elburn residents and people from across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement.
Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out by hosting block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events, with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits, National Project Coordinator Matt Peskin said.
“This is a night for our nation to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity,” Peskin said. “National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement. When law enforcement and community work closely together, some amazing things can happen.”
Come out and join the Elburn Police Department at Lion’s Park on Tuesday for fun filled evening of events and free giveaways for kids.
“We also will have a free cookout sponsored by Elburn Police Department, Ream’s Meat Market, Elburn Lion’s Club, and your local Jewel / Osco,” Peskin said.
The Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District will be having a Children’s Fire Hazard Obstacle Course, Hands-on Fire Extinguisher Demo and Simulator, and “Touch a Truck” (fire engine and ambulance vehicles) that will be available during our event.
For more information, contact Sgt. Schlachta at the Elburn Police Department at 630-365-5070 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elgin Hosts National Night Out Citywide Block Party
Elgin will celebrate National Night Out with a citywide block party at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Festival Park, located at 132 S. Grove Ave. The goal of this annual event is to promote crime prevention and safety through police-community partnerships.
Various divisions of the Elgin Police Department will be on hand to share information and equipment, including SWAT, Evidence Response Teams, Communications and Animal Control. The Elgin Fire Department will also bring staff and equipment, including a fire safety smoke house and a fire safety simulator house. Many community partners will participate, as well.
This family friendly event is free and features several activities for children including inflatables, safety town, a splash pad and more. Food trucks will be on site in addition.
Scheduled events include:
- 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. — Antique Fire Truck rides
- 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. — Live music by country band Wild Daisy
- 7 p.m. — Live Extrication Drill with Jaws of Life
- 7:30 p.m. — K9 Demonstration with Officer Jones & K9 Willson
- Dusk — Movie in the Park, “Jurassic World”
Moonwalk Over to Huntley’s National Night Out Event
Huntley’s National Night Out Event takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Huntley Police Department, 10987 Main St.
Visitors will have a shot at police station tours, “Touch a Truck” attractions, a Moonwalk for the kids, a DUI-Texting Obstacle Course, games, blood-pressure checks, Kona Ice and more.
National Night Out at 5 Fire Stations
On Tuesday, Aug. 1, neighborhoods throughout Montgomery are invited to join forces with the Montgomery Police Department and local fire protection districts (Oswego, Sugar Grove, Bristol Kendall, Montgomery, and Aurora Township) for National Night Out.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit, and foster community policing partnerships. This year, the Montgomery Police Department along with the fire departments that provide service to all of residents, will be visiting the following stop locations throughout the area:
Montgomery Fire Department
- 6-6:25 p.m. Brentwood/Victoria
- 6:35-7:05 p.m. Main/Jefferson
- 7:10-7:35 p.m. James/Martin
- 7:40-8:10 p.m. Lincoln/Hartway
- 8:15-8:45 p.m. Hickory Ridge/Maple Ridge
Oswego Fire Department
- 6-6:30 p.m. Briarcliff/Red Fox Run
- 6:40-7:10 p.m. Blackberry Trail Park (off of Caliendo)
- 7:15-8 p.m. Lakewood Creek Elementary
- 8:05-8:35 p.m. Troon/Prescott
Sugar Grove Fire Department
- 6:30-7:15 p.m. Mc Dole Elementary School
- 7:20-8 p.m. Fairfield Way Park (Simpson & Kennedy)
Bristol-Kendall Fire Department
- 6:30-7:30 p.m. Gordon/Thomas
- 7:45-8:45 p.m. Concord/Hartfield
Aurora Township Fire Department
- 6-6:30 p.m. Oak Grove Mobile Homes
- 6:30-7 p.m. Oakland/Jackson
- 7-7:30 p.m. Spencer/Melrose
- 7:30-8 p.m. Kingston/14th
- 8-8:30 p.m. Kimberly/Royal
“Please come out and meet your local police and fire personnel and engage with other members of our community!” Montgomery’s press release said. “Start planning now to make your stop location a memorable one. Plan a cookout with neighbors, an ice cream social, a friendly game of Frisbee — be creative! It’s time to really communicate with each other and get to know our community!”
North Aurora Celebrates Aug. 1 With Block Parties, Cookouts
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, residents in neighborhoods throughout North Aurora and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.
“National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer community,” organizers said.
Many neighborhoods throughout North Aurora will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, and other gatherings. There will be visits from police, including McGruff the Crime Dog, and the fire department.
“We’ll be showing off our vehicles and interacting with the residents and kids,” North Aurora’s news release said. “We encourage residents to contact us if you are hosting a National Night Out gathering so that we can put you on our list to visit.”
National Night Out — South Elgin’s Largest Block Party!
Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, the National Night Out Against Crime event is dedicated to crime/drug prevention programs in communities throughout America. South Elgin’s event is an award winner and a summertime community favorite held on the first Tuesday of August.
The village invites you to its 21st National Night Out Against Crime Event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Jim Hansen Park.
“The firefighters of the South Elgin & Countryside Fire Protection District normally fight fire, but at National Night Out they will oversee some water fights. Kids will be divided into teams in a tug-of-war-type competition which will feature a bucket of water (although this photo is awesome — we will not be water fighting with fire hoses),” officials say on the South Elgin Facebook page. “This fun event will be held near the basketball courts on Concord Avenue.
“While you are at NNO, be sure to stop by the awesome display of Public Safety and Public Works vehicles. Many thanks to the SE&CFPD for their many years of supporting the National Night Out Against Crime Event.”
Most of the attractions at National Night Out are free. Plenty of parking in the neighborhood with ample parking/shuttles for the disabled. There is more information on Facebook Events and www.southelgin.com/police or stay tuned to Facebook, where SEPD Officer Creighton will be posting updates all week.
The village’s largest block party takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. NNO features:
- Patriotic tribute display of American Flags by the True Patriots Care Foundation
- Performance by AGT Those Funny Little People Officer Friendly and Officer Stern
- Randall Oaks Traveling Animal Zoo
- Antique Police and Fire Vehicles Display
- South Elgin and Countyside Fire Protection District kid’s water fight competition
- Fast Pitch fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics of IL ($1 for 3 balls) Win Cubs or Sox gear
- South Elgin Home Depot Free Kids Workshop – Make a Tool Holder!
- Showcase of U-46 Elementary School Artwork
- Tom Boz’ Strolling Magic Show
- Tammy Town Safety Village
- Face painting by JustFaceIt
- Representatives of the U.S. Armed Forces: Army; Marine Corps; Air Force and the National Guard
- Flight for Life Superior Air Ambulance Helicopter Landing (weather permitting and/or no emergencies)
- South Elgin Police Department’s Motorcycle and K-9 Demonstrations
- South Elgin Parks & Recreation Games for Kids
- South Elgin Department of Community Development – Living on the Floodplain Demo
- South Elgin Emergency and Public Works Vehicle Display
- Law Enforcement and Government Agencies – FBI; US Marshall K-9 Unit; Illinois State Police; Kane County Coroner’s Office
- Kane County Mounted Rangers
- Kane County SWAT Team
- TriCom Central Dispatch
- Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Tent
- Salvation Army
- Riverfest Discounted Carnival Wristbands for Sale
MOVIE IN THE PARK: STAR WARS – THE FORCE AWAKENS – Saturday, July 29, 2017
Concessions and Music @ 6:30pm. The movie starts @ 8pm
7TH HEAVEN in Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
The Emcee for the evening’s event will be Mark Bialek, program director of WRMN AM-1410.
Jim Hansen Park is located east of McLean Boulevard and west of Route 31 (LaFox Street) at the corner of Concord Avenue and Valley Forge Avenue.