13 Incredible National Night Out Events Set Throughout Kane County

13 Incredible National Night Out Events Set Throughout Kane County

The Kane County Sheriff’s Office hosts the Big Kahuna of National Night Out events Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, 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 events takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The event features the popular Flight For Life helicopter landing, community-building activities, fun and educational resources, visits with Kane County K-9 officers, food and entertainment for kids.

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.

“National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that inspires residents to become involved in the ​​community, get to know their neighbors and encourages crime ​​prevention through personal interaction with local law enforcement officers,” the Sheriff’s Office website says. “Tour our facilities, pick up crime prevention material, and learn about safety tips and techniques directly from your public safety officers.

NNO is not just for cities and municipalities —​ meet your extended neighbors in unincorporated Kane County.”

For more information, visit the Kane County Sheriff’s Office website.



More than 40 neighborhoods throughout Aurora are planning events big and small to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

With the theme “A Night to Unite,” Aurora’s National Night Out encourages residents to come outside and spend the evening getting to know their neighbors, community partners, public safety, elected and city officials.

“We are one community, and National Night Out is a powerful example of our unity and collaboration,” said Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin. “This one night provides both an opportunity to connect with neighbors and a foundation to build upon for future neighborhood-based and community-wide initiatives.”

The 2018 Aurora National Night Nigh Out neighborhood events — many including entertainment, food, and games — are:

  • Copley Boxing & Training Center, 517 N. Union St., 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Iglesia San Pablo, 520 Second Ave., 6 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Luces de Sagrado Corazon, 771 Fulton St., 5 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Restore the Neighborhood Group, 100 Block of Root St., 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Vineyard Church, 505 E. Galena Blvd., 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Water Street Mall, 44 E. Downer Place, 5-8 p.m.
  • Home Town Center Park, 1721 Town Center St., 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Parker Pavilion at Lakeview Residences, 740 Parker Ave., 6 – 8 p.m.
  • United Neighbors Group, 500 Block of Fourth Ave., 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • McCleery Park, 1002 W. Illinois Ave., St, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Aurora Township Youth Services, 313 Gale St., reet, 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Winona Avenue (between Seneca & Iroquois), 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Divine Providence Ministries Church, 402 Sherman Ave., 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Lebanon St. between Marion & Evans Ave. 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Greenman Elementary School, 729 W. Galena Blvd., 5 -7 p.m.
  • Eastwood Community Center, 1644 Grove St., 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Forest Ridge Community Center, 1217 Second Ave., 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Grand Blvd. Center, 1226 Grand Blvd., 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Main Baptist Church, 814 E. Galena Blvd., 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Nature’s Meadows Park, 1900 Block of Clarendon, 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Oak Park Elementary School, 1200 Front St., 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Washington Square Plaza on Federal Drive, 6 – 8 p.m.

For more information, visit www.aurora-il.org/NationalNightOut.

Campton Hills

Village of Campton Hills presents 12th Annual National Night Out

The 12th Annual National Night Out in the village of Campton Hills will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. The location will be on School Street between IL Route 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. 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.

“National Night Out is a great way to partner with your Police Department, community and neighbors,” Police Chief Steve Millar said. “National Night Out triumphs over a culture that wants to isolate us from each other and allows us to rediscover our own community.”

If you’d like more information, please call 630-641-6942 or Millar at 630-584-4242 or smillar@villageofcamptonhills.org.


  • When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7
  • Where: 1200 LW Besinger Dr., Carpentersville

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

Vendors will be on hand selling food while we have other organizations handing out information to help combat criminal activity.

SOURCE: Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce website

East Dundee And West Dundee

Please join the East and West Dundee police departments from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, for National Night Out at Public Safety Center #1, 555 S. 8th St. (IL Route 31) in West Dundee.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. It provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

This FREE community-wide event includes a cookout, music, contests, raffles, safety demonstrations and more. Come out for a night of fun with your local police officers and firefighters!

For more information, visit East Dundee and West Dundee’s National Night Out Facebook event.


Free Cookout Among Events in Elburn

National Night Out is nationally sponsored by NATW, Dietz and Watson, ADT, Kings Hawaiian, Associa, Ring and co-sponsored locally by Elburn Police Department.

The annual community-building campaign promotes police-community campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Together, we are making that happen.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lions Park, neighbors throughout the village of Elburn and 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 the event is special in Elburn.

“This is a night for our nation to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity,” he 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.”

NNO in Elburn features FREE giveaways for kids, a FREE cookout sponsored by Elburn Police Department, Ream’s Meat Market, Elburn Lions Club, and your local Jewel / Osco. A FREE eye screening will also be available compliments of Elburn Lions Club.

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” event with fire engine and ambulance vehicles.

For more information, contact Sgt. Schlachta at the Elburn Police Department at 630-365-5070 or at eschlachta@elburn.il.us

SOURCE: Elburn Police Department news release


Elgin’s National Night Out

Elgin’s Citywide Block Party, National Night Out, tips off at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Festival Park.

Residents are invited to celebrate America’s Night Out Against Crime with crime prevention, safety, and health resources from Elgin Police and Fire Departments and many community partners.

There will also be several children’s activities, like the Fire Safety Smoke House, inflatables, a splash-pad, train and fire pole. In addition, there will be a K9 demo, and a movie in the park at dusk.


To celebrate National Night Out, the Geneva Park District is offering FREE admission at both Sunset Pool and Mill Creek Pool from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SOURCE: Geneva Park District website


NNO is Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018!

Police vs Fire Softball Game at Eakin Field

Come cheer for the Blue or the Red (or both) in our annual friendly softball match up.

The Police Department currently holds the trophy and the bragging rights.

Open House at Police Department

Jail Tour

Join the Police Department for fun family event. Meet your officers and your neighbors, get up close to the first responder equipment, and tour our facilities.

As part of the National Night Out campaign, the Huntley Police Department encourages all residents to turn on outside lights and asks them to go outside and meet their neighbors. Officers will be driving through the subdivisions to meet with residents who are outside, and will also be attending neighborhood parties.

SOURCE: Huntley Police Department

Lake in The Hills

National Night Out – FREE Community Cookout

  • When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug.11, 2018

The Lake in the Hills Police Department invites you to the National Night Out Against Crime FREE Community Cookout!

“Please come celebrate with us and show that we stand strong together as a community and against crime,” the Lake in the Hills website said.

The Community Cookout has a new time this year: from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Lake in the Hills Safety Education Center, 1109 Crystal Lake Road. It is the building just south of the Police Department.

Come on out for the K9 demonstration, see the helicopter (Flight for Life), and go on a Police Department tour. Have the kids see the fire truck and police vehicles out on display, including Incident Command Vehicle, ATV, motor unit, bike units, and tactical equipment. Experience the Simunition (Paint/Training Marking Cartridges) Trailer and try the drunk (DUI) goggles.

Plus, talk to some local businesses and have the kids come see and talk to “PC” the robotic police car … and much much more!

The introduction of National Association of Town Watch’s National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime” in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August. The traditional “lights on” campaign and symbolic front porch vigils turned into a celebration across America with various events and activities.

This is an excellent opportunity for our village to state loud and clear that we are saying NO to crime and drugs in our neighborhoods. Join in and give crime a going away party.

If you have any questions, contact the Crime Prevention/Community Relations Division at the Lake in the Hills Police Department at 847-658-5676.


North Aurora

North Aurora to Participate in ‘National Night Out’ Against Crime

On Tuesday, Aug. 7, neighborhoods throughout North Aurora are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “35th Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event.

National Night Out, is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 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.

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.

Residents are encouraged to contact the Police Department if you are hosting a National Night Out gathering. Please contact Crime Prevention Officer Robyn Stecklein at (630) 906-8146 or rstecklein@northaurora.org.

SOURCE: village of North Aurora e-newsletter

South Elgin

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. This year, the village’s largest block party takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.

NEW! Shuttle Buses for 2018!

U46 will provide two school buses for shuttling attendees to remote parking lots! One bus will carry passengers to/from Willard Elementary, and the other will run to/from Fox Meadow Elementary. Both buses drop off at Concord & Medford. Buses run from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


2018 NNO event includes:

  • Radio Personality Lisa Dent from Big95.5 who will emcee an evening of main stage events
  • Illinois Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial Wall
  • Pink Heals of Tri-Cities pink emergency vehicle
  • 7th Heaven rock-n-roll band performs from 7:30 until 9 pm
  • Nat the Knight Coloring Station
  • Special Appearance by The Hamburglar – 6-8 pm
  • Patriotic tribute display of American Flags by the True Patriots Care Foundation
  • Performance by America’s Got Talent “Those Funny Little People Officer Friendly and Officer Stern”
  • 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
  • Tom Boz’ Strolling Magic Show
  • Face painting by JustFaceIt
  • Representatives of the US Armed Forces: Army; Marine Corps; Air Force and the National Guard
  • South Elgin Police Department’s K-9 Demonstration
  • 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 – 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

Representatives from civic organizations and businesses who will be in attendance or performing at the event:

  • Renewal by Andersen Windows
  • United States Armed Forces
  • True Patriots Care – flags throughout park
  • Illinois Patriot Guard – Illinois Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial Wall
  • Salvation Army Canteen – free lemonade
  • Home Depot – $5 off coupons and workshop for kids
  • AAA
  • AARP
  • AAIM
  • Association for Individual Development
  • Animal Care Clinic
  • Balance Family Chiropractic
  • Bear Family McDonald’s – Ice Cream Cone Coupons
  • Chiro One
  • Community Crisis Center
  • Elgin State Bank
  • Encounter Church
  • Kane County Forest Preserve PD
  • Gail Borden Public Library
  • Hoffer Plastics
  • Hurley and Volk Orthodontics
  • International Order of Oddfellows, Elgin Lodge 114
  • Kane County Coroner’s Office
  • Kane County Cougars
  • Kane County Mounted Rangers
  • LaFarge Fox River Decorative Stone
  • Natural Alternatives Herb Shop
  • PADS of Elgin
  • South Elgin Community Development
  • South Elgin EMA
  • The Learning Experience
  • Toni Bella Salon & Spa
  • Tower Hill Healthcare Center
  • Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care
  • S.E.E.D.
  • South Elgin Food Pantry
  • Starship Travel Inc – Puerto Vallarta trip drawing
  • State Farm – Gina Gonzalez
  • Total Watcher Security Systems
  • Tactical Laser Training Inc
  • Tri-Com Central Dispatch

Giveaways and Drawings:

  • Renewal by Andersen Windows
  • Salvation Army serving FREE Lemonade
  • Bear Family McDonald’s giving away FREE coupons for ice cream
  • Kane County Cougars ticket giveaways
  • Home Depot $5 off coupons
  • Starship Travel getaway giveaway and many more…….

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.

Parking: Plenty of parking in the neighborhood with ample parking/shuttles for the disabled on Valley Forge Avenue. Click here to link to mapquest.