Volume 1 October 1, 2020
Kathleen M. O'Connor
Supervisor
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Financial Health During COVID-19 Crisis Workshop
Libertyville Township is excited to partner with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois to provide information to assist people in managing their resources more effectively. A virtual workshop is scheduled for Monday, October 5th at 6:30 p.m. The topic is “Financial Health During COVID-19 Crisis”. The workshop is dedicated to informing participants of ways to protect their money as well as how to remain physically and emotionally healthy during the pandemic.

Topic: Financial Health During Covid-19
Time: Oct 5, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 951 7764 4611
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Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501c3 Illinois Corporation helping clients manage their money more effectively since 1982. We offer the following counseling services: credit/budget, credit repair, pre-purchase, mortgage default intervention, reverse mortgage and pre-rental counseling. Financial Literacy workshops are offered on a variety of topics relating to many of the above-mentioned services. Most services are offered at no cost to the client thanks to the generosity of community grant funding. We can be reached at 815-338-5757 or via email at info@illinoiscccs.org.
Libertyville Township October 8, 2020 Board Meeting

Libertyville Township October 8, 2020 Board Meeting
Oct 8, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Food Pantry Update

The food pantry will continue 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 tuna, ramen noodles and rice.

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.
Open Space News
JOIN US FOR AN OPEN SPACE VOLUNTEER WORK DAY!

On Saturday, October 10 - Oak Openings Nature Preserve from 9:00 a.m. to noon, we will hold a volunteer work day. No experience is necessary – we’ll show you what to do, and we’ll explain why it’s important. We’ll also provide gloves, goggles and hand tools (if needed), drinking water and snacks. .

We are a hardy bunch but workdays will not be held under the following conditions:
  •   Temperatures of 95 degrees or higher
  •   Lightning or extremely high winds.

Directions to Oak Openings Nature Preserve

Route 45, Grayslake, IL
On the east side of Route 45, one-half mile north of Casey Road.
Meet in the parking lot.

Youth Guidelines
Children 12 and older are welcome if accompanied by a supervising adult. High school students who enjoy working in the outdoors are welcome with parental permission. Releases will be available at the work day.

Questions?
Please contact us at 847.362.9760 or email   dcederberg@libertyvilletownship.us or jhapp@libertyvilletownship.us

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Natural Areas Assessment and Management Plan for the Rt. 45 Parcel

Libertyville Township has engaged Applied Ecological Services (AES) to conduct a Natural Resources Assessment followed by restoration planning of the Rt. 45 parcel. In 1997, AES conducted a preliminary assessment of the site. The assessment will include:
·        Review and assemble pertinent geographical and ecological information
·        GIS-based Site-Specific analytics
·        Field Assessment
·        Site Planning, Natural Resource Inventory and Management Plan
The work has started and is slated to be completed by December 1, 2020. The information will be a critical tool in short and long-term planning and in exploring grant opportunities.
News From the Highway Commissioner


The Road District contracted the replacement of a large diameter culvert pipe at the east end of Casey Road. This project included replacement of the existing 54” corrugated metal culvert pipe with a 72” concrete culvert pipe under, minor tree clearing, grading, pavement repair and other miscellaneous items.
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.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the expiration date for valid driver’s licenses held by Illinois drivers who are 75 years of age or older has been extended for a period of one year past the licenses’ current 2020 expiration date. As a result, drivers age 75 and older with a 2020 driver’s license expiration date do not need to visit a facility to renew their driver’s license until shortly before their birthday in 2021. 
 
Voting Information

  • Required ballot application available now on the November 2020 Vote By Mail page.
  • Ballots mailed 40 days before Election Day
  • Available to any registered voter
  • No need to qualify
  • Starts 40 days before Election Day only at the Lake County Clerk's office
  • Opens county-wide 15 days before Election Day
  • Use any site regardless of where you live in Lake County
  • Some locations offer evening and weekend hours
  • Grace Period Registration available
  • Polls are open 6 AM to 7 PM
  • Use assigned neighborhood site serving your address
  • Grace Period Registration available

Important dates

Sept. 24

First Day to Mail Ballots
Ballots will be mailed to your residence or alternate mailing address beginning
September 24, 2020.
                                                                                              
Oct. 29 

Last Day to Accept Ballot Applications
All ballot requests must be received (mailed, emailed, or personally delivered) in the
Lake County Clerk's Office by 5 PM. 
 
Nov. 3  

Election Day
Your voted ballot by mail must be hand delivered to the Lake County Clerk's office by
7 PM or postmarked no later than Election Day.
COVID-19 INFORMATION

Lake County Now In Phase 4 of Restore Illinois Plan 
On June 26,  Lake County entered Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan as part of the Northeast region. Under Phase 4, gatherings of 50 people or fewer are allowed with this limit subject to change, and face coverings continue to be required in all indoor public spaces and outdoors when maintaining six feet of social distancing is not possible.    
Under Phase 4, additional businesses may open subject to restrictions. Lake County Forward has developed guidelines to prepare businesses and employers to implement new safety guidelines and bring employees back to work. Learn more about the State of Illinois guidelines for businesses.
People at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19, including older people and those with a health condition that may make them vulnerable, are urged to stay in their residence and minimize in-person contact with others to the extent possible. 
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:

Please see the attached information: The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America


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/ 
Community-Based Testing Site Reopens in a New Location in Waukegan 
The COVID-19 drive-through testing site in Waukegan has opened in a new location at 102 W. Water Street. Testing is available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until the daily capacity of 750 tests is reached. The previous site at Northwestern Avenue in Waukegan is no longer being used for COVID-19 testing and will revert back to
an Illinois Vehicle Emissions Testing Program site. 
                          
Things to know before you go:   
  • Testing is free of charge, and available to anyone with or without symptoms. 
  • No appointment, insurance, or physician referral is needed.
  • Photo identification is required. 
  • Anyone in the vehicle who wants a test must be seated at a functioning
  • window.  
  • Once you enter the line in your vehicle, you will not be permitted to exit your car.  
  • For the safety of the testing personnel, walk-ups are not allowed. Individuals must arrive in a vehicle.  
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
David Nield, Trustee
Terry A. White, 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