The Ladd Education Foundation will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner on Monday, March 25, 2019, in the Ladd Moose Lodge. Serving will be from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm and carry-outs will be available. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $4 for Ladd students and are available from any Foundation member or may be purchased at the door.
CEMETERY SPRING CLEANUP
The annual cleanup at Ladd Cemetery will begin Monday, March 25th. All grave decorations will be removed and discarded at this time. Anyone wishing to retain these items should remove them prior to the cleanup date. New grave decorations may be placed after Monday, April 1st. No glass, ceramic or clay vases will be allowed. For more information, call Paul Biccochi at (815) 894-3279.
EARLY VOTING AVAILABLE
Early voting for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election is now available in the Bureau County Clerk’s office, 700 South Main St. in Princeton. Voters may cast a ballot until Monday, April 1st during the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday thru Friday and from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 30th. Also available from Monday, March 18th thru Friday, March 29th, Monday thru Friday at Princeton Moose Lodge, 1339 N. Euclid in Princeton from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Spring Valley City Hall, 215 N. Greenwood, Spring Valley from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Polls will be open from 6:00 am – 7:00 pm for the Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election. Voters in Precincts Hall 4 & Hall 9 will cast their ballots at the Ladd Community Center, 303 South Central Avenue, Ladd. On the ballot will be Trustees for the Ladd Village Board, Ladd Public Library Board, and School Board members for Ladd Community Consolidated School, Hall High School and IVCC. For an application to vote by mail, click here.
GOLF CART STICKERS
2019 Golf Cart stickers are now available in the Village Clerk’s office for $25. All golf carts are required to have a current sticker which is valid from April 1st – March 31st. More information on golf cart use in the Village can be found on the Residents tab.
EASTER EGG HUNT
The Ladd Recreation Board will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt for children and grandchildren of Ladd residents ages preschool thru 4th grade at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Kennedy Park – 900 East Locust Street. Children will have breakfast with the Easter Bunny, KP Photography will take photos with the Bunny for $5, and weather permitting, Furry Friends will be there with animals. Bring your own basket for the egg hunt. In case of inclement weather, activities will take place inside the Ladd Moose Lodge. Prior to the Egg Hunt, a Story Hour will be held in the Ladd Public Library at 9:00 am.
The Ladd Farmer’s Market is returning to War Memorial Park in 2019! The Market will open on Monday, June 10th from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm and will continue each Monday thru September (if produce is available). There is no participation fee, we would love to have you join us so we can make this our biggest and best year! If you have any questions or would like to participate, call Molly at (815) 894-2619 or (815) 541-8116 after 6:00 pm.
TAPS ON MAIN STREET
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of each month, Taps will be played over our Main Street speakers as a reminder to all citizens of the sacrifices that our servicemen and servicewomen have made for our freedom.
2019 DOG TAGS
Village dog tags are required for all dogs within the Village limits. Tags are $2 per dog each year and are valid January 1st through December 31st. 2019 tags are now available in the Clerk’s office. This tag is in addition to the Bureau County rabies tag. Reminder: dogs are not allowed to run at-large in the Village. Please be responsible owner and clean up after your pet.
Story Time will be held at the Ladd Public Library each Tuesday from 10:30 am – 11:15 am. Cheri Linnig leads the program which consists of stories, a craft, and a snack. Preschool children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend.
LADD HISTORY BOOKS
Ladd resident Jim Piacenti’s three books are available for purchase in the Village Clerk’s office or by contacting him @ (815) 894-2840.
- Greetings From Ladd, Illinois! ($20) recounts Ladd’s early history.
- The Promise of A Better Life ($22) references the coal mines of eastern Bureau County.
- Thank You For Doing Business In Ladd, Illinois! ($23) includes information on over 400 Ladd businesses from 1888-2015.
Also available is Ladd’s 125th Anniversary Commemorative Book ($35) from the Village Clerk’s Office.
SCHWAN’S CARES FUNDRAISER
With the busy holiday season right around the corner, let Schwan’s help out and give back to the Ladd Community Education & Enrichment Foundation (LCEEF) at the same time. Order from Schwan’s between November 1 and March 16 either online or by phone and Schwan’s will donate a percentage of your order to LCEEF. With over 300 delicious foods that go from freezer to table in minutes and personal delivery to your door, a quality meal is always within reach. Anyone, anywhere, can support LCEEF by placing their Schwan’s orders using either of the two methods: To order online, visit schwans-cares.com/c/43325, click “Shop Now” and start shopping! To order by phone, call 855-870-7208 and provide campaign ID 43325.
RECYCLABLES – EMPTY.CLEAN.DRY.
Republic Municipal Services Manager Jim Pozzi recently addressed the Ladd Village Board on the importance of educating residents on the proper way to recycle. Please refer to the information below on WHAT and HOW to recycle. Your cooperation will be appreciated.
SEWER BACKUP REPORTING
The Village of Ladd is in the process of implementing a CMOM (Capacity, Management, Operations, and Maintenance) Plan for the Sanitary Sewer Collection System. In order to improve the ability to identify where basement backups and overflows occur, a system of record keeping will be implemented. For each complaint or notification received by the Village concerning a sanitary sewer overflow or a basement backup with the potential of being caused by issues with the Village’s collection system, a report will be generated. A form has been created for the purpose of keeping these records. Residents are encouraged to print, complete and submit the form to the Village Clerk’s office when they experience a sewer backup event. Forms are also available in the Village Clerk’s office. For more information, contact Superintendent Doug Englehaupt @ (815) 894-2806.