Helicopters, K-Units, Inflatable Obstacle Courses, Family Fun — National Night Out Is Aug. 5

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Kane County does National Night Out just about as well as anyone, anywhere.

Helicopters and K-9 units and horseback patrols, SWAT displays, all sorts of fun things for kids to do. You can see a video slide show of past years here. Or you can just show up, learn a lot about keeping you and your family safe and have a great time.

Sheriff Pat Perez is inviting the public to attend our National Night Out Event from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 5, 2014. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Sheriff’s Office on the Judicial Center campus, 37W755 Route 38, St. Charles.

While the Sheriff’s Office puts on a great event, there are many other National Night Out events throughout Kane County. Below is information on just a few. For information on your hometown police department festivities, search for National Night Out [ YOUR TOWN ] 2014. A full list of cities and villages in Kane County (plus links) is included at the end of this article.


Kane County Sheriff’s Office

  • Bomb Unit
  • Corrections Response Team
  • Court Security
  • Honor Guard
  • K9 Unit
  • Special Weapons And Tactics

Kane County

  • Division of Transportation
  • Emergency Communications (KaneComm)
  • Farm Bureau
  • Mounted Rangers
  • States Attorney’s Juvenile Division


Aurora Celebrating National Night Out

SOURCE: city of Aurora

Neighborhoods throughout Aurora are planning events big and small to mark this year’s National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

National Night Out is Aurora’s opportunity to celebrate our many successes in reducing crime and violence in recent years. We will present a united front that shows our efforts will continue, so that Aurora remains a safe city in which to work, live, and raise a family,” said Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner.

Billed as “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, National Night Out encourages citizens to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights, and spend the evening getting to know their neighbors and demonstrate a united front against crime, drugs, and violence.  Each year, Aurora Police officers and City staff members visit local National Night Out events that range from small gatherings to large neighborhood block parties.

“A strong neighborhood is a safe neighborhood”, said Aurora Chief of Police Greg Thomas. “Neighbors knowing neighbors builds strong bonds and sends the message to criminals that they are being watched and their behaviors will not be tolerated.”

Police and City officials are reminding community groups and other organizations that are planning events for National Night Out, to contact Aurora Police with their plans so that officials can visit as many gatherings as possible.

Groups and organizations planning events should contact Aurora Police Commander Joe Groom at (630) 256-5710 (groomj@apd.aurora.il.us).

What started out on August 7, 1984 as an event that drew about 2.5 million people in 23 states, last year’sNational Night Out was celebrated by almost 38 million people and 16,124 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

Among events taking place in Aurora this year are:

Georgetown Relief Efforts Neighborhood Organization (GRENO) is holding their 10th annual NationalNight Out Celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Georgetown Elementary School, 995 Long Grove Dr. The event is one of the largest celebrations in Aurora and features free food, live music, and children’s activities. Information is on GRENO’s website at www.greno.org.

Aurora Township will be staging its annual National Night Out event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Aurora Township Youth Center, 313 Gale St.  It will feature food, youth and senior activities and games, a visit from the Aurora Township Fire Department, and more.  Information is available from Suely Ann Cabral at (630) 897-8777.

Aurora’s Hometown Neighborhood will be celebrating with ice cream, volleyball, and other events from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hometown Park, 1721 Town Center Dr.



SOURCE: city of Elgin
The Elgin Police Department and the National Association of Town Watch celebrates National Night Out annually. This year’s event will take place on August 5, 2014. More information about the event can be found here; to register,click here.

Coloring Contest: This year we are having a poster coloring contest. Entries are due on July 25, 2014. For more information, click here. For an entry form, click here.


South Elgin

National Night Out Against Crime – Party in the Park!

SOURCE: city of South Elgin
McGruff the Crime Dog Looks Forward to Meeting You at National Night Out 2014 on Tuesday, Aug. 5!

Sponsored by theNational Association of Town Watch, National Night Out Against Crime is and event dedicated to crime/drug prevention awareness programs in communities throughout America. South Elgin’s event is an award winner and a summertime community favorite! Mark your calendar and come out to meet your Public Safety Team!The 2014 event included:

  • McGruff and friends!
  • Special Guest Captain Jack Sparrow meet and greet Caribbean style!
  • Delta Force 45 obstacle course – battle your opponent through this 45′ obstacle course.
  • EurobungyJump Against Crime…participants bounced up to 20′ in the air and flipping forward and backward.
  • Tammy Town Safety – Children learned about the importance and proper use of safety equipment, hand signals and the rules of the road. Students reinforced their new skills with a bicycle road course.
  • Demostration by the South Elgin Countryside Fire Protection District’s Water Rescue Team.
  • Neighborhood Watch Display and Vehicle!
  • Food: Chairity Dogs for $3 included Hot Dog, Chips and Drink to benefit FUNdations Shane’s Inspiration Playground.

Kids will enjoy:

  • Face Painting!
  • The Balloon Magician!
  • Moonwalk/Bouncy House!
  • Hayrides!
  • Games for Kids!
  • Fire District’s Smokehouse!

The event is held at Jim Hansen Park from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of August each year.  Presented in a carnival-like atmosphere, the Police Department, area law enforcement, and public service providers demonstrate a commitment to police-community partnerships in a variety of professional and FUN ways.  Emergency and public works vehicles will be on display, so don’t forget your camera.

Want to feel safer? Get to know your neighbors and your public safety team! Kick start your own police-community project by sponsoring a block party in your neighborhood the weekend before the event.  Arrange to have a member of the police or the fire department at your party by calling the department in advance.

Concord Park is located east of McLean Boulevard and west of Route 31 (LaFox Street) at the corner of Concord Avenue and Valley Forge Avenue.



SOURCE: Montgomery Police Department

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, neighborhoods throughout Montgomery are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Montgomery Police Department, will involve an estimated 40 million people in over 15,000 communities. This year’s event will reach out to all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada, and military bases throughout the U.S. and around the world.

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts, (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This year the Montgomery Police Department along with the Montgomery, Aurora Township, Oswego, Sugar Grove, and Bristol-Kendall Fire Departments will be visiting the following neighborhoods throughout the area.


Montgomery Oswego Sugar Grove Bristol-Kendall
Brentwood/Victoria6:00-6:25 p.m. Lakewood CreekSchool6:00-7:00 p.m. McDole School6:30-8:00 p.m.        Gordon/Thomas6:30-7:30 p.m.
Main/Jefferson6:35-7:05 p.m. Prescott/Troon7:15-8 p.m.
James/Martin7:10-7:35 p.m.       Briarcliff/Red Fox Run8:15-8:45 Concord/Hartfield7:45-8:45 p.m.
Lincoln/Hartway7:40-8:10 p.m.    
HickoryRidge/Maple Ridge8:15-8:45 p.m.


The Aurora Township Fire Department will visit the following neighborhoods:

 Solfisburg Avenue 6:00-6:30 p.m.  Oak Grove Mobile Homes 6:00-6:30 p.m.
 Eastern Ave 6:30-7:00 p.m. Oakland/Jackson 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Loucks/Seventh 7:00-7:30 p.m. Spencer/Melrose 7:00-7:30 p.m.
Calhoun/Binder 7:30-8:00 p.m. Kingston/14th 7:30-8:00 p.m.
800 Hill Avenue Mobile Homes8:00-8:30 p.m. Kimberly/Royal 8:00-8:30 p.m.


 Cities and Village in Kane County, IL

Algonquin, Village of
Aurora, City of
Barrington Hills, Village of
Bartlett, Village of
Batavia, City of
Big Rock, Village of
Burlington, Village of
Campton Hills, Village of
Carpentersville, Village of
East Dundee, Village of
Elburn, Village of
Elgin, City of
Geneva, City of
Gilberts, Village of
Hampshire, Village of
Hoffman Estates, Village of
Huntley, Village of
Kaneville, Village of
Lily Lake, Village of
Maple Park, Village of
Montgomery, Village of
North Aurora, Village of
Pingree Grove, Village of
Sleepy Hollow, Village
South Elgin, Village of
St. Charles, City of
Sugar Grove, Village of
Virgil, Village of
Wayne, Village of
West Dundee, Village of














Have you registered yet? 8:00-8:30 pm Kimberly/Royal

National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 5th, neighborhoods throughout Montgomery are in-
vited to join forces with the Montgomery Police Department and local fire

protection districts for National Night Out based on this schedule:

Montgomery Fire Department

6:00-6:25 pm Brentwood/Victoria

6:35-7:05 pm Main/Jefferson

7:10-7:35 pm James/Martin

7:40-8:10 pm Lincoln/Hartway

8:15-8:45 pm Hickory Ridge/Maple


Oswego Fire Department

6:00-6:30 pm Briarcliff/Red Fox Run

6:40-7:10 pm Blackberry Trail Park

7:15-8:00 pm Lakewood Creek School

8:05-8:35 pm Troon/Prescott

Please come out and meet your local police and fire personnel and engage

with other members of our community!

Sugar Grove Fire Department

6:30-8:00 pm McDole School

Bristol-Kendall Fire Department

6:30-7:30 pm Gordon/Thomas

7:45-8:45 pm Concord/Hartfield

Aurora Township Fire Department

6:00-6:30 pm Oak Grove Mobile Park

6:30-7:00 pm Oakland/Jackson

7:00-7:30 pm Spencer/Melrose

7:30-8:00 pm Kingston/14th



Get Involved With National Night Out!

Police and City officials are asking that community groups and other organizations that are planning events for National Night Out on August 6, to contact Aurora Police with their plans so that officials can visit as many gatherings as possible.

Contact should be made with either Aurora Police Sgt. Bill Rowley at (630) 256-5325 orSgt. Jim Coursey at (630) 256-5124.

This year’s National Night Out marks the 30th anniversary of the annual event that encourages citizens to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights, and spend the evening getting to know their neighbors and demonstrate a united front against crime, drugs, and violence.  Each year, Aurora Police officers and City staff members visit local National Night Out events that range from small gatherings to large neighborhood block parties.

Over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide participated in National Night Out last year.

Location: Aurora, Illinois


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