Volume 1 August 13, 2019
Kathleen M. O'Connor
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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 Ramen noodles, paper towels, toilet paper and aluminum foil.
Preventing Measles in Lake County

Measles is one of the most contagious viruses. A person can spread the virus before they even show signs of illness.
Measles causes a high fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and rash. It can also lead to very serious illnesses such as pneumonia, swelling of the brain, seizures, or even death.
The best way to prevent measles infection is to get the MMR vaccine as soon as possible!

Coyote Warning

The Lake County Forest Preserve District has closed a section of the Old School Forest Preserve rail to people walking their dogs by until further notice. There have been reports of coyotes following dogs on the trail, possibly due to a nearby den.

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

Become A Corrections Officer

The Lake County Sheriff's Office is now hiring Corrections Officers. Take pride in serving your community, enjoy working in a team environment, receive training to further a successful career path, and receive great benefits while working for Lake County's largest law enforcement agency.

Downtown Metra Station Officially Open
Metra joined with Libertyville and Lake County officials on July 26, 2019 to dedicate the newly renovated station facility at Metra’s Libertyville Station on the Milwaukee District North Line. The $1.3 million project includes a complete renovation of the 1,464-square-foot depot structure and the addition of ADA-accessible restroom facilities. In addition to upgrades to the station’s interior, the renovations included a complete redo of the building’s roofline to create a vaulted ceiling and the upgrade of the exterior features with decorative stone work and other architectural elements.
The project was funded with federal capital dollars obtained by Metra for station improvements and with Libertyville commuter parking lot funds only. RM Swanson Architects of Lake Forest designed the project and Libertyville based Efraim Carlson and Sons was the contractor.  
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 .
SWALCO Event in August

Household Chemical Waste Event
(you'll need an appointment)

Monday, August 26th, 2019

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.
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: