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Campton Hills looks forward to hoisting American flag at village hall

Campton Hills Village President Harry Blecker
Campton Hills Village President Harry Blecker

CAMPTON HILLS – As Campton Hills enters 2018, Village President Harry Blecker said residents can look forward to a few big events.

“We’re going to be raising our flagpole,” Blecker said. “It’s going to be in front of village hall.”

The village hall has been there for eight years, but without the flag, Blecker said.

“We’re finally getting around to doing it,” Blecker said.

The village was incorporated in 2007.

Officials will be putting up an American flag in late January or early February.

So far, it will be a solo flag. Blecker said officials have not decided whether to add the state of Illinois flag or the POW/MIA flag.

Another event the village is looking forward to is the opening of the Balmoral Restaurant, 40W099 Route 64, Campton Hills, Blecker said.

“It’s a big event for us,” Blecker said. “It’s supposed to be a real unique restaurant.”

Also a first for the village is the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award, Blecker said.

“The Community Relations Committee put it together,” Blecker said.

The award will be presented at the beginning of the regular Village Board meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 16, which is at the Campton Township Community Center, 5N082 Old Lafox Road, Campton Hills.

The presentation will be followed by refreshments.

The nominee is a village resident or business that directly supports Campton Hills with a continuing history of voluntary service that has made a significant, positive difference in the quality of life in the village, according to the requirements for nomination.

Some roads will be paved in 2018, but Blecker said officials won’t know how many or which ones until they look at the budget.

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