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News Briefs: Win a Jeep Wrangler; Get a mask mandate poster; A record-setting outing

Housing Our Own-Wilmette is giving away a Jeep Wrangler Sport for one lucky donor who buys a $100 ticket before the end of August.

All entries must be received by midnight on Aug. 31 and the winner will be announced on Sept. 8. if more than 700 tickets are purchased, a cash-prize alternative will be offered, according to the contest rules and regulations.

HOOW is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing financial assistance to seniors and individuals with disabilities to ensure they can remain members of our community. To help defray the cost of living in Wilmette, its assistance programs provide the following financial assistance to those most in need:

  • Property tax assistance – Up to $1,800 per year
  • Rental assistance – Up to $225 per month

The program is fully funded through private donations. As a result, HOOW depends on the support of community organizations, the business community and individuals.

Each year, Housing Our Own-Wilmette helps more than 20 Wilmette families stay in their homes and remain as contributing members of our community.

Mask Mandate posters available at Wilmette Village Hall

Cook County face-mask-mandate posters for local businesses are available at the Wilmette Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Ave.

The Village Hall is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Monday-Friday. Posters can be picked up at the Community Development counter.

The Cook County Department of Public Health mask mandate went into effect on Monday, Aug. 23, and included a requirement that businesses open to the public must post signage advising patrons and staff that masks are required to be worn inside.

The signage must be displayed at all entrances and prominently posted in areas visible to patrons and staff.

Orchard Village raises record total at golf outing in Wilmette

Orchard Village raised $94,000 during its 29th Annual Golf Outing on Aug. 9 at Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette. 

Seventy-four golfers enjoyed an afternoon on the greens, followed by refreshments, dinner and a live auction.P Proceeds from the outing support the 300 individuals with disabilities served by Orchard Village with a particular focus on the vocational training program. 

“Orchard Village is extremely grateful for the sponsors, golfers, dinner guests and Westmoreland staff who helped make this event a huge success,” its says in the a press release from Orchard Village. “A special thanks to this year’s sponsors: Bank Financial, Chapman and Cutler LLP, 5/3 Bank, The Stenger Devermann Group at Morgan Stanley, BMO Harris Bank, JMB Insurance, CIBC, Enterprise Holdings, Continental Electrical Construction Company, Electrical Energy Experts, FourGen Holdings, Joseph Birkenheier Tuckpointing and Masonry, Nutrien, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Birdland Media.” 

If you would like to learn more about Orchard Village’s programs or upcoming events, visit

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This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.

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