Volume 1 |January 8, 2019
Kathleen M. O'Connor
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Open Space Updates:

Herbicide Training for Volunteers
Libertyville Township will be hosting a Volunteer Herbicide Training on
Saturday, January 12, 2019 in lieu of the regularly scheduled workday. This training will certify participants to apply specific herbicides to invasive plants for the purpose of ecological restoration only on Libertyville Township Open Space properties during volunteer workdays held throughout the year. The training will cover labels, safety, and application techniques among much else. This certification is only valid for one year so anyone who has already taken it must recertify. The training will take place on Saturday, January 12th at the Libertyville Township meeting room located at 359 Merrill Court, Libertyville from 9 to 11 a.m. Click HERE for a location map.
This training is free but advance registration is required. Please contact Jon Happ at jhapp@libertyvilletownship.us or Damon Cederberg at dcederberg@libertyvilletownship.us to register or if you have any questions. 

Volunteer Appreciation Event

Following the training, Libertyville Township extends an invitation to volunteers who have participated in a Libertyville Township workday in 2018 to join us at a catered volunteer appreciation lunch from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Please RSVP to Jon Happ at jhapp@libertyvilletownship.us or Damon Cederberg at dcederberg@libertyvilletownship.us so that we know how many of our distinguished volunteers to expect!

December Workday Recap

December’s workday took place on a sunny but chilly 20° morning at Oak Openings. Under the direction of Workday Leader Dave Eubanks, three hearty volunteers put in a total of nine hours removing invasive brush from the banks of Bull’s Brook. One quarter acre was cleared of brush and along the way Dave worked with volunteers on ID skills for invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle. The Open Space staff sends a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who made this day (and year) a success!
The next regularly scheduled Volunteer Workday is on February 9 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 and can be found by clicking HERE .

January Township Board Meetings
will be held on the 10th and the 24th at 7 p.m.
Libertyville Township will be closed on January 21 in observance of
Reverend Martin Luther King's Birthday
New Illinois Laws for 2019

More than 250 new laws  have gone into effect in Illinois as of Jan. 1. This includes a new requirement for children to sit in a rear-facing car seat, background checks for ride operators, and expanded stalking laws to include messages via social media. View the complete list of new laws
Safety Tip: Don’t Crowd the Plow

Every year we ask drivers to remember to stay back when approaching a snow plow. This is for your safety, and the safety of our snow plow drivers. When visibility is low, and roads are potentially slippery, it is crucial to SLOW DOWN and STAY BACK! Watch now
Make an Impact on Lake County Homelessness
Volunteer for the annual Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count on Jan. 30, 2019. Each year, the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless holds the Point-in-Time Homeless Count where volunteers search across Lake County to interview and offer assistance to unsheltered people experiencing homelessness. The data gathered helps coordinate services for people experiencing homelessness and allows organizations to track progress toward the goal of ending homelessness. Apply to volunteer.
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: