Volume 1 February 4, 2020
Kathleen M. O'Connor
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Food Pantry News


Libertyville Township would like to express our gratitude for the overwhelming support the community has demonstrated for those in need. Throughout the year and especially around the holidays, the Township receives food and monetary donations from civic groups, churches, clubs, school groups, businesses and individuals to help families who are struggling. This incredible generosity allows the Township to provide support to those families through the food pantry and with financial assistance when needed. On behalf of Libertyville Township and the volunteers who support our efforts, thank you for your ongoing support and concern for your neighbors. It is an honor to serve on your behalf.
Spotlight On Open Space
January Workday Recap

On a snowy Saturday morning, eleven regular volunteers participated in a 2-hour training on safely applying herbicides to invasive weeds as part of the Open Space volunteer ecological restoration program. Township Staff, with the assistance of Dave Eubanks, presented a PowerPoint slide presentation covering the basics of safety, labels, application methods, and sites in order to certify the participants for dispensing herbicides on Libertyville Township Open Space property. This workshop was a huge success and the participants will be a great asset to the Township's volunteer program in 2020. Following the training, volunteers were recognized for their hard work and commitment to the Township’s Open Space.

The next regularly scheduled Volunteer Workday will take place this Saturday, February 8 from 9:00 a.m. - noon at Oak Openings.

An up-to-date list of dates and locations including directions is located on the Libertyville Township website which can be found by clicking HERE.
Senior Citizen Tax Deferral Program

The Senior Citizens Tax Deferral is a program that allows qualified senior citizens to defer part or all of the property taxes on their personal residence.
Please contact the Lake County Treasurer’s Office at 847-377-2323 for a Tax Deferral Application or if you have any questions.

News From the Highway Commissioner

Rockland Road Update

The winter shutdown for the E. Rockland Rd. construction project will end and construction will resume as of February 3, 2020. Lanes will be reduced to one-lane
eastbound only. 
Construction on Rockland Road between Milwaukee Ave. (IL Route 21) to St. Mary’s Road will resume as of February 3, 2020. The project does not include the section at the bridge over the Des Plaines River. 
The segment of Rockland Road between Milwaukee Avenue to the bridge is under the Village’s jurisdiction. The segment between the bridge and St. Mary’s Road is under the jurisdiction of the Libertyville Township Highway Department. The roadway reconstruction work is being completed in separate construction contracts, one for each segment. 
The Village’s segment (Milwaukee Avenue to the bridge) includes new storm sewers, water main replacements, sanitary sewer relocations and private utility work. 
It is anticipated that the roadway pavement reconstruction work for both segments will be completed in 2020. In order to complete the pavement reconstruction traffic will be shifted to one-way eastbound. Westbound traffic will be detoured via IL Route 176. Replacement of the bridge carrying Rockland Road over the Des Plaines River will be part of a future project. It is anticipated that the replacement of the bridge will occur no sooner than 2022.
Report Blocked Railroad Crossings 

If you drive regularly in Lake County, chances are you've had the frustrating experience of being blocked by a train that is moving slowly or stuck on the tracks altogether. Not only does it inconvenience motorists, but these delays can prevent first responders from getting where they need to go to provide help in a timely manner.  
Now, you can report delays at railroad crossings caused by trains through a new web portal developed by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The site asks users to provide specific information, including date, time, location and duration of delay so the FRA can better understand the scope of the problem. The FRA will share the information with stakeholders, using it to help facilitate local solutions to blocked crossing issues. 

2020 Vision for Your Business 

Join Holly Kim, Lake County Treasurer, and a panel of experts for a free economic development workshop discussing how to start or grow your business. 

Tuesday February 11th, 2020
English 9:00am-10:30am
Espanol 10:40am- 12:30pm

University Center
1 200 University Center Dr.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Register by emailing Anton Mathews at amathews@lakecountyil.gov or call 847-377-2043
The February Township Board Meetings will be
held on the
13th and 27th at 7 p.m.
Census Jobs Are Still Available  

The 2020 Census is around the corner, and it's vital that every person in Lake County is counted. You can be part of that  effort, and get paid for it! The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring census workers here in Lake County for a wide variety of full-time and part-time jobs.  There is a great need for all types of workers, from office/clerical to enumerators and supervisors. Bilingual speakers are especially needed.  
  • Hours are flexible  
  • Pay is excellent  
  • The work is important  
Due to exceptional need, non-citizens with language skills other than English are also invited to apply. The application is online and takes 30 minutes. Please consider applying or pass along to others who may be interested. Learn more and apply today at  2020census.gov/jobs , 1-855-JOB-2020
Get Ready to Vote in the March 17 Primary 

T he Illinois General Primary Election will be held March 17, 2020. Here are some important dates to be aware of to make sure you are ready to vote: 
Register to Vote No Later than March 1, 2020   
You can register to vote online, by mail or in person at any   Illinois Driver’s Services Facility  or at the County Clerk’s office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan. Different deadlines apply depending on how you register, but the latest you can register is March 1, 2020.   Click here for more information.  
Apply to Vote by Mail No Later than March 12, 2020   
To vote by mail, you must fill out a short application to request a ballot. Applications must be received by the County Clerk’s office no later than noon on March 12. They will then mail you a ballot, which must be postmarked or returned no later than Election Day.    

Early Voting Begins Feb. 6, 2020   
  • Feb. 6 to Feb. 28, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Lake County Clerk’s Office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan  
  • March 2 to March 16, 2020: Vote early at one of 16 early voting sites, regardless of where you live in Lake County. Many locations offer weekend and evening hours.  

Election Day Voting is March 17, 2020   
Visit the  County Clerk’s Primary Election web page  for additional information. 
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.

RTA Reduced Fare Pass Applications
New Applicants--

Seniors 65 and over may apply for the RTA Pass at Libertyville Township. Taking the train downtown? This will save you money and it is free. It takes 3 to 4 weeks to receive the pass in the mail. Bring in a 2x2 inch photo and your Illinois driver's license.
The RTA Reduced Fare Permit allows older adults, age 65 and older, and qualified people with disabilities and Medicare recipients to ride all RTA fixed-route services (regularly scheduled CTA, Metra and Pace buses or trains in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) at a reduced fare.

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



Highway Commissioner

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: