Volume 1 January 7, 2020
Kathleen M. O'Connor
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Spotlight On Open Space
Herbicide Training for Volunteers – NEW DATE!

Libertyville Township will hold a Volunteer Herbicide Training on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in lieu of the regularly scheduled workday on January 11th which is cancelled. 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 25th 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 Damon Cederberg at dcederberg@libertyvilletownship.us or Jon Happ at jhapp@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 2019 to join us at a catered volunteer appreciation lunch from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Please RSVP to Damon Cederberg at dcederberg@libertyvilletownship.us or Jon Happ at jhapp@libertyvilletownship.us so that we know how many of our distinguished volunteers to expect!
New Year, New Laws in Illinois

Did you know that more than 250 new laws took effect in Illinois on January 1, 2020?

Household Chemical Waste Event
(you'll need appointments for these two!)

Saturday, January 11th, 2020
Monday, January 27th, 2020
S walco 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.
Veterans Assistance Commission Meetings

The VAC Commissioners meetings for 2020 will be held on the following dates:

March 18, 2020
May 20, 2020
September 16, 2020
November 18, 2020

At the Gurnee American Legion Post (749 Milwaukee Ave).
All meetings will be held at 10:30 am. Visitors are welcome to attend.
Libertyville Township will be closed on January 20
in honor of
Dr. Martin Luther King
News From the Highway Commissioner

Snow Removal Operations

The Libertyville Township Highway Department plows approximately 28 miles of unincorporated Libertyville Township roads, including centerline roads, cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets. The Illinois Department of Transportation plows state roads, including Routes 45, 21 (Milwaukee Avenue), 43 (Waukegan Road), 176 (Park Avenue), 60 (Townline Road) and 120 (Belvidere Road). The Lake County Division of Transportation maintains county roads, including Butterfield Road, Winchester Road and St. Mary’s Road.
Plowing generally begins when snow is more than one-inch deep and freezing temperatures indicate that the snow will not melt.
  • Please do not shovel or blow snow back into the street after it has been plowed and salted. Snow that is deposited on the street can refreeze and cause hazardous conditions for you or your neighbors
  • When it starts to snow, park your vehicle off the street. This protects it from being plowed in. It also prevents receiving a ticket and being towed
  • Check that your mailbox and post are in good repair and that they are behind the curb, not leaning out over the street.
  • If there is a fire hydrant in front of your home, clear the snow around it. It is there for your protection and that of your neighbors.
  • Please remove portable basketball hoops from the right-of-way. The Township is not responsible for damages that occur during snow removal operations.
  • Please place garbage and recycling bins on the apron of the driveway. These bins are not to be placed on the roadway as they become hazards for plow drivers.
March 17, 2020 General Primary Election News
Candidate List
View the list of candidates who have filed nomination papers for the March election. We will update the list as needed.
Are You Ready?
Make sure you are ready to vote in the March election. If you are a registered voter, you can confirm that your voter registration record is up to date with your current name and physical Lake County street address by logging on to LakeVoterPower.info .
If you need to update your record or register for the first time, visit our Voter Registration web page  for qualifying requirements and in-person, online, or by mail registration options.
Vote by Mail Begins December 18
Beginning Wednesday, December 18, Lake County registered voters can submit the required application to request a ballot by mail for the March election.
Severe winter weather could prevent you from going to your voting site on Election Day. Any registered voter can vote by mail, including students away at school, traveling snowbirds, and those who be out of town on Election Day. This option allows any registered voter to receive and mark a ballot from the comfort of his or her own home or have a ballot sent to a temporary alternate address.
It's simple to vote by mail. Complete the short, required application form and return it to the Lake County Clerk’s office before noon on Thursday, March 12.
Online or paper applications are available by:
·      Logging onto LakeVoterPower.info ,
·      Calling 847-377-2406, or
·      Emailing your name, date of birth, and address to VotingbyMail@lakecountyil.gov .
Your completed application must arrive at the Lake County Clerk’s office before noon on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Pending state certification of the candidates, ballots will be printed and mailed beginning February 6. You only have to walk as far as your mailbox for your ballot and vote from the comfort of your own couch. Mail your voted ballot back to the Lake County Clerk’s office with a postmark no later than Election Day, March 17. You can track the Lake County Clerk’s receipt of your ballot at LakeVoterPower.info using the “Track My Ballot” feature.

The January Township Board Meeting will be
held on the 23rd at 7 p.m.

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: