Volume 1 | February 5, 2021
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Kathleen M. O'Connor
Supervisor

From The Supervisor's Office

We are sad to announce the resignation of Trustee David Nield from the Libertyville Township Board. We are grateful for the 7 years of service Trustee David Nield provided to the residents of Libertyville Township! We wish him well on his move to a new home outside of Libertyville Township.
We are excited to announce Cathleen Dohrn’s appointment as Trustee to fill the vacancy.  

About Cathleen Dohrn, PhD
 
Dr. Dohrn is an accomplished business executive with over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. She has held strategic leadership roles at Abbott (AbbVie), TAP, Takeda, Baxter, and has been the VP of Scientific Affairs at Continuum Clinical in Northbrook since 2016. She received her BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Chicago, focusing on Biopsychology and Psychopharmacology. After completing a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Neuroanatomy at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis-St. Paul, she joined the pharmaceutical industry. 
 
Dr. Dohrn moved with her family to Libertyville Township (Village of Green Oaks) almost 20 years ago. They have found the township to be very supportive, with excellent schools and opportunities to grow in the community. Both of her sons followed in their father’s footsteps to achieve their Eagle Scout rank through Libertyville Scout Troop 71, completing projects that were meaningful to them while giving back to our community through their service. Dr. Dohrn accepted the opportunity to join the Township Board to give back. She feels she has benefited from the work of those who have served before and hopes to continue to grow our Township.
Libertyville Township February 11, 2021 Board Meeting

Libertyville Township February 11, 2021 Board Meeting
Feb 11, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 842 3822 0988
Passcode: 709255

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Meeting ID: 842 3822 0988
Passcode: 709255
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Zoom Budget Counseling Class

Libertyville Township partners with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois to provide our residents with a variety of financial literacy programs. Anyone who is interested in this month's class is welcome to register!

You are invited to join in on a Libertyville Township/CCCS Workshop 
Developing Sound Financial Skills
When: Feb 8, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Food Pantry Update

The food pantry continues to operate on Tuesdays from
10 am - 3 pm for any Libertyville Township resident in financial need and provides proof of residency. If an individual is not a registered user of the food pantry, they will be asked to provide a photo id and a copy of a current utility bill as proof of residency. Once the current situation improves, additional documentation may be required. The bagged food will be distributed via drive thru. Residents will remain in the car and Township staff will load the food items. 

The food pantry is in need of ramen noodles, rice, and adult diapers-women's size M.

Monetary donations can be made out to the Libertyville Township Gift Fund.

Food and/or monetary donations will be accepted during the regular business hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Cold Weather Advisory
Lake County Passage

Know before you go! Check Lake County PASSAGE for real-time, local traffic information. Through PASSAGE you can also sign up for email traffic alertstwitter alerts, and smartphone apps. Another feature that can be helpful when winter weather strikes is the ability to view camera images from intersections.
Rt. 137 Open Space Property Tree Removal Project
 
Libertyville Township has contracted with Clean Cut Tree Service, Inc. to remove approximately 23 trees that are either learning towards homes, overhanging yards, and/or dying. There are three trees that will only receive a pruning. The trees identified for removal have been marked. The work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
 
The contractor will work Monday – Friday; 7:00 am – 3:00 pm. Libertyville Township staff and an ISA Certified Arborist will be onsite to supervise the project. If you have any questions, please call Damon Cederberg, Project Manager, at 847.362.9760 or Kathleen O’Connor at 847.816.6800.
Job Center Workshops


February 16, 2021, 1:00 PM @ Virtual Workshop
Are you seeking a job or changing careers? Regardless of your job title or field, you have a personal brand. Learn how to customize your resume and other written tools to help you land a great job!


February 23, 2021, 1:00 PM @ online
Virtual interviews are becoming a staple of the candidate recruiting process. Learn the necessary tips and tricks to successfully interview online and land your next job!
News From the Highway Commissioner

Snow Removal Operations

The Libertyville Township Highway Department plows approximately 28 miles of unincorporated Libertyville Township roads, including centerline roads, cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets. The Illinois Department of Transportation plows state roads, including Routes 45, 21 (Milwaukee Avenue), 43 (Waukegan Road), 176 (Park Avenue), 60 (Townline Road) and 120 (Belvidere Road). The Lake County Division of Transportation maintains county roads, including Butterfield Road, Winchester Road and St. Mary’s Road.
Plowing generally begins when snow is more than one-inch deep and freezing temperatures indicate that the snow will not melt.
  • Please do not shovel or blow snow back into the street after it has been plowed and salted. Snow that is deposited on the street can refreeze and cause hazardous conditions for you or your neighbors
  • When it starts to snow, park your vehicle off the street. This protects it from being plowed in. It also prevents receiving a ticket and being towed
  • Check that your mailbox and post are in good repair and that they are behind the curb, not leaning out over the street.
  • If there is a fire hydrant in front of your home, clear the snow around it. It is there for your protection and that of your neighbors.
  • Please remove portable basketball hoops from the right-of-way. The Township is not responsible for damages that occur during snow removal operations.
  • Please place garbage and recycling bins on the apron of the driveway. These bins are not to be placed on the roadway as they become hazards for plow drivers.
Rockland Road Project Receives Award
Civiltech is honored that the Rockland Road Improvement Project has been awarded the APWA Chicago Metro Lake Branch Project of the Year, Transportation, $5M to $25M. The project was nominated by the Village of Libertyville, Illinois and Libertyville Township Road District.
Through collaboration and coordination, the Village of Libertyville and the Libertyville Township Road District teamed up to undertake a substantial and critical corridor improvement. Working together, they reconstructed 1.4 miles of Rockland Road between IL Route 21 (Milwaukee Avenue) and St. Mary’s Road. The Des Plaines River lies at the approximate midpoint of the project, with the Village jurisdiction to the west and the Township jurisdiction to the east. With the separate jurisdictions, the project was divided into two contracts. However, it was coordinated and managed as one project.
The project, the Village, and the Township will be recognized at a forthcoming virtual awards ceremony. Also, the project is being forwarded to the Chicago Metro Chapter for consideration for the Chapter Award.
Must be completed and postmarked no later than March 1, 2021.
Household Chemical Waste Event
(you'll need appointments for these two!)

Saturday, February 13th, 2021
Saturday, February 27th, 2021

PLEASE NOTE** Both January Events are scheduled on Saturdays. The routine weekday event, typically held on the fourth Monday of each month, is cancelled until further notice. This is a safety precaution that will help in minimizing potential exposure risks to SWALCO office staff due to the increase presence of outside contractor personnel in the facility that are required for those events.
 **Safety is crucial during your visit. Please Stay In Your Vehicle and Wear Masks**
 at our facility located at: 1311 N. Estes Street, Gurnee, IL 60031
APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED for Household Chemical Waste Events located at our Gurnee Facility to ensure safety & efficiency. Collections are for residential waste only. No business waste will be accepted. All SWALCO HCW Collection Events are FREE for Illinois residents ONLY.
Eviction Moratorium

Under Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-72, as amended by Executive Order 2020-74, eviction protections are now limited to specific households.

The AllVax Portal Is Open

Lake County Health Department is pleased to announce that the Lake County AllVax Portal is open. All Lake County residents can now register to be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine is available to them. Registering online is easy and secure—just visit AllVax.lakecohealth.org. You can also register over the phone by calling the Lake County Health Department at (847) 377-8130.

By entering basic information and answering a few screening questions on the portal, you will be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. You can register yourself and others on the portal. Once you are registered, you can also schedule your vaccination appointments through the Lake County clinics or facilities through the system when a vaccine is available to you. The portal also includes answers to frequently asked questions on COVID-19 vaccination
North Suburban Region 9 Returns to Phase 4

Effective February 3, North Suburban Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry Counties, has met the criteria set by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to move from Tier 1 mitigations to Phase 4 under the State’s Restore Illinois Plan. 

The Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County

The Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) promotes the welfare of honorably discharged veterans of military service and their families. The VAC acts as a central service office for all veteran organizations and has general oversight of the distribution of emergency assistance to military veterans and their families.
Types of Assistance
·        Assistance with rental and mortgage payments.
·        Utility payment assistance.
·        Emergency medical care is provided to any member of the veteran’s immediate family who qualifies. Medical care includes hospital payments, outpatient care provided by Lake County clinics, emergency dental, and vision care.
·        Job service assistance.
·        Food, clothing and other supplies at Midwest Veterans Closet.
·        Proper burial for indigent veterans.
For more information, please visit their website: https://www.lakecountyil.gov/758/Assistance-Programs, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lakecountyvac/ or call 847.377.3344.
How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering or Mask 

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these tips from the CDC. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face covering. 

  • Make sure you can breathe through it 
  • Wear it whenever going out in public 
  • Make sure it covers your nose and mouth 
  • Wash after using 
Lake County Coronavirus Data Hub:

Lake County Health Department & Community Health Center business guidance:

Anyone needing assistance finding food, shelter, rent or utility assistance, or other essential services can call 211 or TEXT their zip code to 898211 to speak with someone who can help 24/7. United Way of Lake County is also coordinating volunteers via its website:


The State of Illinois Coronavirus website: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus

Illinois Department of Public Health:http://www.dph.illinois.gov/

Lake County Health Department: www.lakecountyil.gov/coronavirus

Interested in donating blood: https://www.vitalant.org/ 
211 Is Here to Help

211 is a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral helpline connecting individuals & families in need with access to available health and human services. 

211 is Lake County's one-stop shop for help!

Lake County residents can connect to a wide range of services by phone or text, and an expert navigator will guide them to the help they need, regardless of the time of day, the language they speak, or where they live.

Ride Lake County Central

This curb-to-curb Pace bus service travels East in Lake County – any destinations located in Libertyville, Fremont Shields Townships, Village of Libertyville, Village of Mundelein, Vernon Hills Shopping Center, Metra Station (Lake Forest), Lake County Health Dept., Walmart Fountain Square, Grayslake Medical Offices, Doctors on Winchester Road, College of Lake County, Greenleaf Medical Offices. Call Pace at 1-800-201-6446 to register and schedule your rides.

Who are my legislators? To contact your legislator, click on the names below:
Township Officials


Supervisor

Clerk

Highway Commissioner

Assessor

Carol A. August, Trustee
Matthew Kovatch, Trustee
Terry A. White, Trustee
Cathleen Dohrn, Trustee
Township Contact Information


Office of the Supervisor
359 Merrill Court, Libertyville, IL 60048 
Phone: 847.816.6800
Fax:     847.816.0861
 
Office of the Highway Commissioner
343 Merrill Court 
Phone: 847.362.3350

Office of the Assessor
Phone: 847.362.5900


Office of the Clerk:
Phone:847.816.6872