Volume 1 | October 12, 2021
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Kathleen M. O'Connor
Supervisor

From the Supervisor's Office

--Libertyville Township October 14, 2021 Board Meeting--

Libertyville Township Board Meeting
October 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
at the Township
359 Merrill Court, Libertyville
Food Pantry Update

The food pantry continues to operate 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. Once the current situation improves, additional documentation may be required. The bagged food will be distributed via drive thru. Residents will remain in the car and Township staff will load the food items.

The food pantry is in need of ramen noodles, rice, tuna, and coffee.

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.
Household Chemical Waste Events

Saturday, October 16th
Saturday, October 23rd
 
(you'll need an appointment for these!)
 
 **Safety is crucial during your visit. Please Stay In Your Vehicle**
 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.

Items you can bring to a collection include: CFL bulbs, unwanted prescription, over-the-counter medicines and supplements (people and pet), household cleaners, gasoline, garden chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints (NO LATEX) and varnishes, as well as other household chemicals. For a more detailed list visit SWALCO's HCW Website at: www.swalco.org
New Countywide Paratransit System Expected in 2022
A new borderless countywide paratransit service is getting closer to launching in Lake County. At its Sept. 14 meeting, the Lake County Board approved a resolution to work with Pace Suburban Bus on a new paratransit service known as Ride Lake County. Currently, several communities, townships and transit agencies offer paratransit options in Lake County, but all these services have different geographic boundaries, hours of service, rates, and more.
 
The proposed Ride Lake County service aims to provide one consistent service that individuals age 60+ and those with disabilities can use to get to work, grocery stores, medical appointments and more throughout Lake County. Existing paratransit services will remain in place until the new service is launched, which is expected in 2022.

Financial Assistance for Lake County Renters

Lake County renters who face financial hardship related to COVID-19 may apply for the new Lake County Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (FERA) Program, which provides help for individuals paying rent and/or utility bills. Income-eligible households may receive up to 12 months of past due rent and up to three months of assistance with future rent, but no more than 12 months of assistance total. Payments from the program will be made directly to landlords and/or utility companies.
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.lakecountyil.gov/758/Assistance-Programs,
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lakecountyvac/ or call 847.377.3344.
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.

Township Officials


Supervisor

Clerk

Highway Commissioner

Assessor

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 
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:
Phone:847.816.6872