The city of Naperville will do smoke testing of its sanitary sewer system in several neighborhoods south of 75th Street between June 26 and the end of September.
Smoke testing helps identify leaks in the sanitary sewer system where stormwater can enter that, if left unfixed, can cause sewer backups, a news release said. If smoke comes out of the ground when the crew forces a non-toxic vapor into the sewer lines, there is a defect that needs to be repaired.
The smoke used during testing creates no fire hazard, leaves no residue and dissipates quickly, the release said. While it is harmless, those with respiratory issues may want to take precautions, such as leaving their homes for a few hours while testing is taking place, city officials said.
Door hangers will be posted on affected residences immediately prior to testing and signs will set up to show where the tests will take place.
For a map of the test areas, go to www.naperville.il.us/smoketest.
Will County Animal Control and the nonprofit group SNIP Society in Joliet will host a low-cost pet vaccine clinic from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, June 17, at the Will County Animal Control office, 22452 Cherry Hill Road, Joliet.
The clinic is open to all Will County residents who need low-cost vaccinations and free microchips for their dogs and cats, county executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant said in a news release.
The event is by appointment-only and only open to Will County residents. Sick animals will not be treated.
All appointments require an annual exam for $28, and then residents can choose from such options as microchipping, various vaccines, and heartworm and flea and tick medication.
Rabies vaccines are required for dogs and cats in the state of Illinois. Microchips help improve the chance lost or stolen animals will be returned home.
To schedule an appointment, call 815-630-4411 or 347-920-9189. Those in need of Spanish-speaking language assistance should call (815) 740-4681.
Naperville resident Becky Simon has been elected to a two-year term as president of the League of Women Voters of Illinois.
The Illinois League is an umbrella agency for 42 local Leagues across the state, including one in Naperville of which Simon is a former president and a 10-year member, a news release said.
The organization does not support or oppose individual candidates but works to influence public policy issues, the release said.
Simon recently led a 10-month study of Naperville’s appointment process for the city’s boards and commissions to improve transparency and standardization.
“There has seldom been a more critical time to be protecting the right to vote and ensuring that all Illinois voters are informed and able to get to the polls,” Simon said in the release.