Check plants, travel conditions online
Questions ranging from travel conditions to care of a poinsettias can be answered 24 hours a day on two University of Illinois Extension Web sites.
The Winter Storm Resource Center and Poinsettia Pages are on the extension's Urban Programs Resource Network at http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu
The winter storm site includes information everybody needs to know this time of year such as weather, airport conditions, the Illinois forecast by counties, a Doppler radar image, driving conditions and information on dealing with frozen pipes, ice dams and snow removal.
Poinsettia information includes how to get it to re-flower.
Erase book fines with food at library
The Wauconda Area Library will accept donations for the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry in lieu of library fines on overdue items through Jan. 11.
When returning overdue items to the library, bring along non- perishable items or canned goods to clear the fines. New winter clothing will also be accepted. The library is located at 801 N. Main St., in Wauconda.
This promotion does not include late video/DVD fines or previous fines on record. The food pantry is in need of canned goods or health and beauty aids and appreciates the community's support during the season.
Bank sponsors scholarship contest
Cambridge Bank of Lake Zurich will conduct a local scholarship competition for high school seniors to enable them to enter a statewide essay-writing contest.
Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are available in each of the regions of the state. …