Volume 1 | May 24, 2022

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From the Supervisor's Office


Libertyville Township Board Meeting

May 24, 2022

7:00 pm at the Township

359 Merrill Court, Libertyville

Food Pantry News

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. 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, barbecue sauce, olive oil, decaf coffee, shampoo, razors and shaving cream.

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 a couple of hours and would like to help out, please call Liz at 847.816.5989

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On Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, we will hold a volunteer work day at the Donnelley Prairies and Oaks 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.


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.


Directions to Donnelley Prairies and Oaks Preserve


The site is located on Casey Road. Entrance to the site is the farm entrance/gate west of Almond and Casey Roads, on the South side of Casey Road.


Youth Guidelines

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  dcederberg@libertyvilletownship.us  or  jhapp@libertyvilletownship.us      


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E, J & E Railroad Crossing on Butterfield Road to Close for Repairs

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) was informed that the closure of the CN's Elgin, Joliet & Eastern railroad crossing on Butterfield Road, north of IL Route 60 has been delayed. The closure had been scheduled from May 23 - 27. LCDOT will provide an update when the new date for scheduled repairs is announced. 


Farmers' Market Guide

Summer is right around the corner and so are the local farmers’ markets! Click on the link to find out where you can find locally grown food!


Household Chemical Waste Event

(you'll need an appointment)

Saturday, May 28, 2022

 at our facility located at: 1311 N. Estes Street, Gurnee, IL 60031

 **Safety is crucial during your visit. Please Stay In Your Vehicle**

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.

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Waste Hauling  and Open Burn Information

For specific detailed questions about the waste hauling service (how to request a specific bin size, pricing, etc.), we would encourage residents to contact their respective waste hauler (see the attached vendor map above):

  • Groot Recycling & Services (north half of County): Call 847-693-2700, or email info@groot.com.
  • Lakeshore Recycling Systems (south half of County): Call 844-NEED-LRS (844-633-3577), or email service@lrsrecycles.com.

For more general information about the County’s waste hauling franchise program, residents should access the County’s waste hauling webpage link (Franchised Hauling Services web page), or contact staff at:


Landscape Waste Open Burning Regulatory Information

For any information about the County’s new open burning regulations, residents should access the County’s open burning webpage link (Open Burning web page), or contact staff at:


Election News

Request Your Vote by Mail Ballot for June 28 Primary

As we approach the June 28 General Primary Election, voters are encouraged to vote by mail and avoid lines during early voting or Election Day. Feel safe in the comfort of your own home and vote from there. You can now request a ballot online and then drop off your completed ballot at locations across the County. Visit the Lake County Clerk’s Office website to learn more about the June 28 election.

Early Voting Sites

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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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.

Township Officials



Highway Commissioner


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:
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