Monday, September 29, 2008

LaGrange Parks Final Brush Pick up of the Year

As a reminder, the Village’s final brush pickup for the year will take place during the entire week of October 6-10. Please remember to have all brush to the curb by early morning, October 6th.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Village of LaGrange CodeRED Emergency Services and Disaster Planning-Community Notification System...

On February 25th, 2008, the Village Board approved a contract with CodeRED to upgrade the Emergency Services and Disaster Planning-Community Notification System…

In layman’s terms please:

The new CodeRED system gives the Village officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notifications at a rate of 60,000 per hour. It’s a tremendous way to keep the residents and business owners in LaGrange safe during an emergency…

YOU NEED TO GO TO THE WEBSITE AND REGISTER YOUR NUMBER. You certainly DO NOT want to be left out when an emergency phone call is made!!!

Go to and follow the link to the “CodeRED Residential and Business Date Collection” page.


Follow this link

Thanks to the LaGrange Police Department and the Village for working so hard to keep us out of harm’s way!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cardinal Fitness to host Health Fair

You are invited to Countryside's Cardinal Fitness second annual health fair! The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Just because summer is over that doesn't mean looking good and feeling great should be a thing of the past as well.You won't want to miss this event or this fantastic offer. At the fair, guests can join Cardinal Fitness for only $20! The day also will include raffles for great prizes, food, a blood drive, health tips, demonstrations and samples. Don't miss this exciting event, see you there!
What: Cardinal Fitness Second Annual Health Fair CelebrationDate: Saturday, Sept. 20Time: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.Location:
Cardinal Fitness, 9825 W. 55th St., Countryside

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Get Ready! - La Grange Park Clean Up Day – Thursday, September 25, 2008

Single-family residences in La Grange Park will receive a one-time clean up service on the regularly scheduled collection day. Clean Up Day cannot be rescheduled so don’t miss out! 4 REFUSE STICKERS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE (four stickers in total will insure that all of the acceptable items 2 placed on the curb will be picked up). If you choose not to participate, your trash will be handled as a regular pick up. Acceptable items must be placed next to your regular refuse on the curb by 6AM. Items other than furniture, large bulk items and appliances must be placed in bags, cans and/or boxes, not larger than 35 gallons or heavier than 50 pounds each. If you have questions, please contact the Village of LaGrange Park at 354-0225. For a list of Acceptable Items, see our homepage at:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Illinois Child Identification Program

On October 4th, 2008 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Pleasantview Fire Station during the fire safety days (1970 Plainfield Road, LaGrange Highlands) there will be an Illinois Child Identification program. The program is free of charge and all information is retained only by the parents.

If you have any questions please call Bob Anselmo at 630.776.0908

Monday, September 8, 2008

FHFA/Treasurey in Historic Takeover of Fannie and Freddie Mac

JEFF SLATER BancGroup Mortgage

On Sunday morning the new GSE regulatory agency placed Congressionally chartered mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into separate conservatorships, with the government committing $100 billion to each, while removing their CEOs, and laying the groundwork for a radical and historic restructuring of the entire U.S. mortgage market.As part of the GSE restructuring plan, the Treasury Department is providing capital and funding support in an effort to boost investor confidence in Fannie and Freddie's $5.2 trillion worth of debt and mortgage-backed securities. "Monday morning the businesses will open just as usual, only with stronger backing for the holders of MBS, senior debt and subordinated debt," Federal Housing Finance Agency director James Lockhart said.
The Treasury has committed to purchase new Fannie and Freddie MBS, a move that will add liquidity to the mortgage bond market. It will purchase $5 billion worth of agency MBS in September alone. The FHFA dismissed Fannie CEO Daniel Mudd and Freddie chairman and CEO Richard Syron. The two men will remain on in transition roles. Herb Allison, a former vice chairman at Merrill Lynch, was named CEO of Fannie, and David Moffet, former vice chairman of U.S. Bancorp will lead Freddie.
The new CEOs will be charged with examining Fannie and Freddie's "guarantee fee structure with an eye toward mortgage affordability," Treasury secretary Henry Paulson said. "The primary mission of these enterprises now will be to increase the
availability of mortgage finance," he said. The FHFA director placed the GSEs in conservatorships due to their ailing financial condition and their deteriorating ability to support the mortgage market. Secretary Paulson made conservatorship a prerequisite for
providing the two GSEs with quarterly capital infusions to ensure they maintain a positive net worth. "I support the director's decision as necessary and appropriate and had advised him that conservatorship was the only form in which I would commit taxpayer money to the GSEs," Mr. Paulson told reporters Sunday morning.
In agreeing to a conservatorship, the GSEs each issued $1 billion in senior preferred stock to Treasury. With each capital infusion, Treasury will accumulate more preferred stock. Treasury also will be issued warrants that give the agency the right to purchase 79.9% of the common shares in each GSE. Meanwhile, the government sponsored enterprises can increase their MBS purchases by about $100 billion each. But the investment portfolios are capped at $850 billion through 2009. The senior preferred stock covenants also require the GSEs to reduce their portfolios by 10% a year starting in 2010 until the portfolios reach $250 billion. The new conservatorships will not pay dividends on common or preferred stock. The Treasury secretary advised banks and thrifts with large exposures to GSE common and preferred shares to work with their regulators in developing a capital restoration plan.
Jeff Slater--BancGroup Mortgage
708-430-0300 OFFICE 708-906-4186 CELL

September is National Preparedness Month!

For the month of September, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is encouraging families across the country to take four important preparedness steps.

  1. Get a Kit - When preparing for a possible emergency situation, it's best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth. Recommended Items to Include:
    􀀹 Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
    􀀹 Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
    􀀹 Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
    􀀹 Flashlight and extra batteries
    􀀹 First aid kit

    􀀹 Whistle to signal for help
    􀀹 Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
    􀀹 Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
    􀀹 Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
    􀀹 Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
    􀀹 Local maps
  2. Make a Plan - Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations.
  3. Be Informed - Being informed about the different types of emergencies that could happen where you live and the appropriate ways to respond to them will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. Get Involved - After preparing yourself and your family for possible emergencies, take the next step and get involved in preparing your community. Learn more about Citizen Corps, which actively involves citizens in making our communities and our nation safer and better prepared. Visit:

Thursday, September 4, 2008

LaGrange Garage Sale Fundraiser


Saturday, September 13, 2008

32 Poplar Pl., LaGrange, IL

8:00am – 2:00pm


A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to

Items for sale include designer baby/kids clothes/shoes, brand new baby bedding, high chair, strollers, luggage, furniture, small appliances, computer monitors, toys, books, collectibles, handbags, books, household items,

… and much, much more!

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