Volume 1 | October 27, 2023
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Kathleen M. O'Connor
From the Supervisor's Office
Libertyville Township Board Meeting
November 14, 2023
7:00 pm at the Township
359 Merrill Court, Libertyville
Food Pantry News
The food pantry operates on Tuesdays from 10 am - 3 pm for any Libertyville Township resident in financial need and provides proof of residency. If an individual is not a registered user of the food pantry, they will be asked to provide a photo ID and a copy of a current utility bill as proof of residency. The bagged food will be distributed via drive thru. Residents will remain in the car and Township staff will load the food items.
We are currently in need of ramen noodles, ground coffee, canned spaghetti, stew or ravioli, canned tuna, liquid dish soap, baby wipes, and toilet paper.
Monetary donations can be made out to the Libertyville Township Gift Fund.
Food and/or monetary donations will be accepted during the regular business hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Interested in volunteering?
The food pantry is looking for help unloading food deliveries on Monday and/or Wednesday mornings.
If you have an hour or two and would like to help out, please call Liz at 847.816.5989
Neighbor to Neighbor Community 5K!
On Sunday, October 15th, The Lake County Haven, Libertyville Township, and Youth and Family Counseling co-hosted a community 5K at Independence Grove. Over 100 walkers and runners spent a beautiful fall morning showing their support and raising funds for those most in need in our community. Highlights of the morning included words of appreciation by Mayor Donna Johnson for the services provided by Village’s Police and Fire Departments, music by Emil James, and the appearance of Disney characters for the enjoyment of all!
The morning was a chance to learn about the services the three organizations provide, volunteer opportunities, and an increased awareness of the need in our community. A big thank you to all who attended. We hope it becomes an annual event.
JOIN US FOR AN OPEN SPACE VOLUNTEER WORK DAY!
On Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, we will hold a volunteer work day at the Liberty Prairie Nature Preserve. No experience is necessary – we’ll show you what to do, and we’ll explain why it’s important. We’ll also provide gloves, goggles and hand tools (if needed), drinking water and snacks.
Wear layers of clothes that can get dirty. We strongly recommend blue jeans, sturdy boots, and three layers on top. We’ve learned that fleece jackets are just a magnet for sticky seeds and are best left in the car. We’ve also learned that if we’re cold we’re miserable, so we always recommend an extra layer of warmth – better to have it and not need it than the other way around.
We are a hardy bunch but workdays will not be held under the following conditions:
- Temperatures of 95 degrees or higher
- Lightning or extremely high winds.
- Deep, heavy snow
- Temperatures or wind chills of 10 degrees or lower
Directions to Liberty Prairie Nature Preserve
18295 W. Casey Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.
Located on the south side of Casey Road, one mile west of Milwaukee Avenue (Route 21).
Turn into the driveway and park/meet where the driveway crosses the trail. This is a private driveway. Parking is only permitted on volunteer work days.
Children 12 and older are welcome if accompanied by a supervising adult. High school students who enjoy working in the outdoors are welcome with parental permission. Releases will be available at the work day.
Please contact us at 847.362.9760 or email email@example.com
I see smoke. Where is the fire?
We want to bring to your attention an important practice that takes place in open space properties within Libertyville Township. This practice, known as prescribed burns or controlled burns, is conducted by township staff, volunteers, and contractors to manage and maintain the land. During these burns residents may see five or more people dressed in green and yellow working with multiple pieces of equipment including ATVs, side by side ATVs, or utility vehicles. Prescribed burns require a team effort and strict safety protocols. The team uses radio communication to maintain a safe and controlled operation. Once an area has been burned it becomes a safe zone and will not burn again that day.
Prescribed burns are typically conducted in two seasons, spring and fall, within different management units such as prairies, woodlands, and savannas The purpose of prescribed burns is to control invasive plants, reduce insect populations, reduce the build up of dead vegetation, and stimulate the growth of native prairie vegetation. The practice is highly effective and has been supported by research in promoting healthy ecosystems.
We hope that this information helps you understand the importance of and benefits from prescribed burns. If you have and questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the township staff.
Trick or Treat Hours
Libertyville Tuesday, October 31 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Mundelein Tuesday, October 31 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Vernon Hills Tuesday, October 31 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.
The Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County
The Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) promotes the welfare of honorably discharged veterans of military service and their families. The VAC acts as a central service office for all veteran organizations and has general oversight of the distribution of emergency assistance to military veterans and their families.
Types of Assistance
· Assistance with rental and mortgage payments.
· Utility payment assistance.
· Emergency medical care is provided to any member of the veteran’s immediate family who qualifies. Medical care includes hospital payments, outpatient care provided by Lake County clinics, emergency dental, and vision care.
· Job service assistance.
· Food, clothing and other supplies at Midwest Veterans Closet.
· Proper burial for indigent veterans.
For more information, please visit their website: https://www.vaclc.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lakecountyvac/ or call 847.377.3344.
Ride Lake County
Ride Lake County is a borderless countywide paratransit service that provides seniors age 60+ and people with disabilities transportation to any area of Lake County for work, shopping, medical appointments and more.
As a dial-a-ride program, vehicles do not travel in a fixed route each day. Riders schedule their trips in advance and the vehicles provide curb-to-curb service from the rider's desired pick-up and drop-off destinations. Ride Lake County is a shared-ride service, so vehicles may make stops for other passengers.
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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.
Carol A. August, Trustee
Matthew Kovatch, Trustee
Terry A. White, Trustee
Cathleen Dohrn, Trustee
Township Contact Information
Office of the Supervisor
359 Merrill Court, Libertyville, IL 60048
Office of the Highway Commissioner
343 Merrill Court
Office of the Assessor
Office of the Clerk: