Volume 1 August 27, 2019
Kathleen M. O'Connor
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Spotlight On Open Space
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

The next regularly scheduled Volunteer Workday is on Saturday, September 14 - Liberty Prairie.  A current list of dates and locations including site directions can be found on the Libertyville Township website – Click Here
Food Pantry Needs

The Libertyville Township food pantry is in need of corned beef hash, canned salmon, sardines and barbecue sauce.

The September Township Board Meetings will be on
the 12th and 26th at 7 p.m.

I llinois School Bus Laws
The law states on two lane roadways, when a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing and the stop arm extended, drivers in both directions must stop. This law also applies to public and private parking lots.
When it comes to roadways that have four or more lanes which permit at least two lanes of traffic to travel in the opposite direction, drivers must stop when proceeding in the same direction as the bus when its red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended. Drivers going in the opposite direction do not have to stop, but should exercise caution and watch out for students entering or leaving the bus.
Low-Cost Pet Vaccination & Microchip Clinics for Lake County Pet Owners

The Lake County Health Department is offering its final low-cost pet vaccination and microchip clinics of 2019. Keep your pets up-to-date with shots, rabies tags, and microchips.
The next clinic will be held at the Grayslake Police Department on September 7 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Village of Grayslake Building-10 South Seymour Avenue.
Scam Alert

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced an increase in reports of Lake County residents becoming victims of computer-based scams. Beware of scammers who are impersonating computer repair company employees claiming they “accidentally” deposited money into your account and then asking you to repay them in gift cards.
Veterans Are Invited to Join Next Veterans History Project

Veterans who served in any capacity from WWII to the present, as well as people who worked as civilian defense workers supporting war efforts, are invited and encouraged to register to be interviewed on Nov. 11 as part of the next Veterans History Project.
Those who sign up will be interviewed by volunteers and have their oral histories recorded by official court reporters who will produce written verbatim transcripts. The typed transcripts will be archived at the Library of Congress, making accessible the personal accounts of American veterans so that future generations may hear directly from the soldiers. A copy will also be provided to the veteran. Learn more.
Lake County Veterans Assistance Commission Meetings
The VAC Commissioners meetings for 2019 will be held on the following dates:
September 18, November 20 at the Gurnee American Legion Post (749 Milwaukee Ave) 
All meetings will be held at 10:30 am. Visitors are welcome to attend .
Milwaukee Avenue Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation started pavement repairs along Milwaukee Avenue (Illinois 21/U.S. 45) in Cook and Lake counties, which will require intermittent daytime lane closures. The work is expected to be complete by the end of October. Find out more.

Fremont Center Road to Close for Culvert Replacement

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Fremont Center Road, from Gilmer Road to Illinois Route 60 to through traffic starting Tuesday, July 30 at 5 a.m. and will be closed for 21 days. The closure is necessary for a culvert replacement at Squaw Creek.
Detour Route: Gilmer Rd to Illinois Route 176 to Schank Avenue to Illinois Route 60. Local traffic will have access from Illinois Route 60 south to the Fremont School campuses and from Gilmer Road north to the local businesses. The road will be closed to all through traffic at Squaw Creek.
Rockland Road STP Project

Rockland Road between Milwaukee Ave. (IL Route 21) to St. Mary’s Road is planned for roadway reconstruction beginning this summer. Work will be completed in two phases. The project will 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 proposed roadway reconstruction work will be completed in separate construction contracts, one for each segment. 
For the Village’s segment (Milwaukee Avenue to the bridge), construction is anticipated to begin this summer with underground utility improvements, which will include new storm sewers, water main replacements, sanitary sewer relocations and private utility work. Traffic will be shifted one-way eastbound during this time. Westbound traffic will be detoured via IL Route 176. Construction will shut down for the winter and two-way traffic will be temporarily restored.
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.

For additional information and updates regarding the project visit the
project website https://rockland-road-recon.com/  and Township website at  http://www.libertyvilletownship.us
Election Judges Wanted!
  • Pay is based on your Election Day assignment.
  • Jobs available in and outside the voting sites.
  • Only Lake County registered voters may apply.
  • English/Spanish speaking applicants encouraged.
  • Required training is free and begins in Fall 2019.

To apply or get more information:
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: