Primary Election Polling Place Change
Due to a renovation project at the Ladd Community Center, the polling place for Hall Precincts 4 & 9 has been moved to the Ladd Village Hall, 121 North Main Avenue. This site change will be for the March 15, 2016 Primary Election only. The November 8, 2016 General Election will be held at the Community Center. For more information, contact the Village Clerk’s office at (815) 894-2440.
Preregistration for 2016/17 kindergarten will be held from 9:00am to 3:30pm on Wednesday, February 10 at Ladd Grade School. Parents of children, who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2016, and not currently in the Ladd preschool class, are asked to come to the school office to preregister their children. It is not necessary for children to come this day. To preregister, parents must bring proof of residency in the Ladd school district and a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate. Proof of residency can be established by submitting mortgage or lease papers and two of the following items: a driver’s license, vehicle registration, voter registration, a utility bill or an insurance premium receipt. A certified birth certificate can be obtained from the County Clerk of the county in which the child was born. A hospital certificate is not acceptable. Parents will be asked to complete an information sheet and receive a packet of information and health exam forms. Each child must have a health exam including a lead screening, a dental exam, and an eye exam completed by the first day of school. Parents are reminded to schedule medical appointments early. It is important that students are preregistered. If parents/guardians are unable to preregister on February 1o, they need to contact the school office @ (815) 894-2363 for an alternate date.
Rules of the Road Refresher Course
A Rules of the Road refresher course will be held from 10:00am – 12:00pm on Thursday, February 11 at the Ladd Public Library. Anyone who will be renewing their license and feels the need for an update or anyone just looking for information on recent changes is welcome to attend. The event is free to the public but pre-registration is appreciated by calling the library at (815) 894-3254.
Ladd Youth Baseball Registration
2016 registration for Ladd Youth Baseball will be held from 9:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday, February 13 & Saturday, February 20 at the Ladd Public Library.
IMUA Scholarship Program Applications Available
The Village of Ladd, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA), is again offering a scholarship competition program for eligible high school seniors. Each eligible applicant is asked to submit an application and an essay of 500 words or less addressing their choice of one of three utility-related questions. Applicants must be high school seniors who parents or legal guardians are residential customers of the Village of Ladd Municipal utility. The deadline for submitting applications and essays is Friday, March 11, 2016. A committee of municipal utility officials will select a total of four finalists, each of whom will receive a certificate and $500 scholarship award. Winners will be announced sometime in April. Applications forms are available in the Village Clerk’s office and here. Applicants may contact the IMUA for more information at (217) 789-4632.
Ladd Community Center Renovation
Due to a renovation project, the Ladd Community Center will be unavailable for use until Spring 2016.
125th Commemorative Book
Ladd’s 125th Anniversary Commemorative Book will be printed soon. Only 500 copies of the hard bound book will be available. To reserve your copy, visit the Village Clerk’s office and submit your payment of $35 per book. For more information, call (815) 894-2440.
Schwan’s home delivery offers over 350 delicious foods conveniently delivered to your door. Through Schwan’s-Cares.com, you can order from Schwan’s Home Delivery and help Ladd Education Foundation meet its fundraising goals. Schwan’s will contribute 5% of all orders to Ladd Education Foundation for the rest of the school year! There are two ways to order: ONLINE – Visit Schwans-Cares.com and enter Campaign ID: Ladd Education Foundation #20592 into the search box located in the upper right hand corner then click to open campaign. Click the “Buy Now” button to purchase an eGift card or “Shop Now” to place a product order. PHONE – Call (855) 870-7208 and provide Campaign ID: Ladd Education Foundation #20592. The Ladd Education Foundation committee fundraises to assist in providing educational and developmental tools to enrich the lives of the students in Ladd Community Consolidated School District #94. Thank you for your support!