October Connections Around Cook County


OctoberOctober around Cook County is a time when communities come together in various ways to help support residents and keep connections strong. As the leaves continue to fall and cooler temperatures become the norm, we begin to look forward to the holiday season. Listed below are just a few of the events happening around the area next month with family, safety, and support in mind.

Get the month started right with the Hometown Hoedown Fall Fest in Rolling Meadows on October 6th. This family-friendly community festival celebrates all that’s wonderful about the fall and hometown fun along the lines of a good, old-fashioned country fair. Head over to Kimball Hill Park for an afternoon of live country music, dancing cowboys, horse-drawn hayrides, a cowboy cook-off, and much more. Check out the Rolling Meadows Community Events website, scroll down to find the Hoedown Fest and click for more info.

October 6th is also a day where residents can shred old documents or shed old electronics. Head to the with up to 6 paper bags worth of shredding or go to the Palatine Lions Club in Palatine Township and drop off outdated electronics. Both collection events are offered to local residents providing a great service to make discarding items safe and easy. Just be sure to review the websites for details of what you can and can’t drop off.

fireThe start of October includes National Fire Safety Week. End this week of fire safety reviews with a community get-together at the Rolling Meadows Fire Department’s Open House. Rain or shine on October 13th, there will be demonstrations, kid’s activities, free food, and much more. This is a great time to get your questions answered about home fire safety and introduce your kids to the brave men and women who fight fires and help keep the town safe.

Caring for our communities means caring about everyone and giving support to those in need. As we head into the holiday season, Palatine Township has a great community tradition which is set to get underway. Starting October 12th, you can adopt a family for Thanksgiving to help give everyone a special meal. Donation baskets of food are also sought after. When everyone helps, everyone wins. 

One last fun thing to mention-it wouldn’t be October without some sort of Halloween fun. There are haunted houses and attractions to check out across Cook County. Make your plans and mark your calendar for a spooky good time with the one-stop site, Illinois Haunted Houses, where you can find all the happenings around the county and more.

 I hope you and your family have a fun and safe time whatever you do during the month of October. Autumn is a wonderful time to be in Cook County. Whether you are buying or selling a home, you want it to be a stress-free and easy process. Work with a local, experienced Realtor® so you can buy or sell with confidence. The Driscoll Properties Team is ready to put our expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website, DriscollProperty.com, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533-6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams.