On this first day of October (Can you believe it's already October!? Where did September go?) We have a special announcement: Beginning today, our digital newsletter, Our Town Lockport Review will be distributed on Mondays (instead of Fridays). We hope that this updated schedule will allow us to better review the previous week and look ahead to the upcoming week.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS). The test, originally planned for September 20, was postponed until the backup date on October 3, due to the ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. 

The national test will be held this Wednesday, October 3 beginning at 1:18 p.m. CST. Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes. The test will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless provider participates in WEA, should be capable of receiving the test message. 

The test message will have a header that reads "Presidential Alert" and text that says: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."

This is the fourth EAS nationwide test and first national WEA test. This is information was provided from FEMA's site. More detail is available on the IPAWS National Test page. 
The Safe Passage Program: Police Giving Addicts Hope Through the Tools for Recovery was created to help heroin and opiate addicts get into recovery. If you need help, or know someone who needs help with addiction, you just need to be willing to come to the Lockport police station, at 1212 Farrell Road, and ask for it. The Lockport Police Department can also be reached by phone at (815) 838-2131. 

Through the program, staff is here to help with guidance in the first and hardest step to recovery—day one. The police department has partnered with area treatment facilities to ensure that patients are not judged by their addition, insurance ability, or criminal history, but rather their willingness to receive the care and treatment they deserve—not in days or weeks, but immediately. 
Mainstreet invites you to their Third Annual Lobster Fest this Saturday, October 6 for a fresh lobster dinner, libations, music, and art. Tickets can be purchased on Mainstreet's site at under "Upcoming Events". 

Seating times are at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 each and include one drink. Proceeds will be donated to the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery. 
The Lockport Police Department would like to remind residents to lock your car to prevent break ins. Last month, Lockport and nearby suburbs reported experiencing an increase in burglaries to unlocked motor vehicles parked near residences. This crime can be easily prevented by locking vehicle doors.
City of Lockport 
 222 E. 9th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 838-0549

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