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Transition Resource Fair at CLC

The Options Fair 2012  will be on April 19, 2012 at the Physical Education Building at the College of Lake County.  It runs from 6pm to 8pm.  If you haven’t been before (or even if you have) you will want to attend this one.

The Options Fair 2012 is put together by a group of special educators around Lake County, and features workshops as well as booths.  It is a great place to learn about what is available in the area, to network, and to learn.

Click here for a list of exhibitors.


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SEDOL Foundation Honors Hearts of Gold

The SEDOL Foundation Heart of Gold Gala was held at the Concorde Banquets in Kildeer  on Saturday, March 1o.  It featured a live auction, silent auction and games for participants.  Dancing followed dinner.

The SEDOL Foundation honored Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle Anthony Adams and his wife Andenika for their service.  Anthony visited SEDOL students last fall during the “Take a Bear to School” event.  Mrs. Adams then organized the Bears Wives Holiday Party  — bringing goodie bags, football gear to try on and more Chicago Bears Team Members for the students to meet!

SEDOL also honored Peggy McClain, a teacher at Laremont School for her Heart of Gold donation that made possible the acquisition of  technology adaptations and specialty equipment.

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Polar Plunge raises $61K for Special Olympics

Volunteers raised over $61,ooo for Special Olympics on February 26, 2012.  The Plunge was held in Fox Lake and the fund will benefit athletes in Northeastern Illinois Area 13.  For more information and pictures read the Lake County Journal article here.

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CLC Jobapalooza Set for March 8, 2012

Job Fair for those 15-21The Jobapalooza is a job fair for students between 15 and 21 years of age.  Employers will be interviewing for seasonal, part-time and other workers.  It will be held at the College of Lake County in Grayslake on March 8, 2012 from 6pm-8pm, in the Physical Education Building.

Last year’s fair was packed with applicants, and this year job-seekers are encouraged to prepare for the fair by researching the employers and jobs in which they are interested.  Applicants should concentrate meeting on those employers, be dressed professionally, and have resumes ready for the job.

To find list of employers and positions to be filled is at  (Click on Employer Profile Search.  On the next page click on Search.  All employers will be displayed. You must then research each employer.)

For more information contact the College of Lake County, Career and Placement Services, (847) 543-2059.

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Annual Meeting — Lake County Center for Independent Living

Lake County Center for Independent Living

About 100 individuals with disabilities, service providers, legislators, families and volunteers attended the annual meeting of the Lake County Center for Independent lLiving on November 30, 2011. Program highlights included success in helping 10 individuals move from institutions into the community, offering vocational training to over 90 workers, continued efforts to coordinate and integrate transportation services in Lake County.

The LCCIL also invited attendees to attend the social and support groups for the blind, deaf. They also host a cross-disability support group called Words of Wisdom (WOW).  Those in attendance were invited to become members of the organization.  They announced details on their 2012 Legislative Internship program.

Charlie Pugesef was honored as the volunteer of the year. Following the program, attendees partook of a buffet.

The Lake County Center for Independent Living is part of a state-wide network that promotes independent living through advocacy, mentoring education,and referral. For more invormation visit

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