Volume 1 | August 3, 2022

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From the Supervisor's Office


Libertyville Township Board Meeting

August 16, 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 corned beef hash, rice, ramen noodles, and olive oil.

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.

Attention Gardeners!!

Do you have an abundance of produce in your garden?  The Township can always use fresh produce for the food pantry!  

No garden? No problem! You can always pick up some extra fruits and veggies at the grocery store to donate!

Interested in volunteering? 

The food pantry is looking for help unloading food deliveries on Monday and/or Wednesday mornings, and help with food distribution on Tuesdays. If you have an hour or two and would like to help out, please call Liz at 847.816.5989

Did you miss the last newsletter? Click here to view!



On Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, we will hold a volunteer work day at the Oak Openings 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.


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 Oak Openings Nature Preserve

Route 45, Grayslake, IL

On the east side of Route 45, one-half mile north of Casey Road.

Meet in the parking lot.

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      

Congratulations to Jim Moran for his recent reappointment to the Libertyville Fire Protection District! We are grateful for your service.

Did you know.....

That the Bluegill is the Illinois State Fish?

The bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) was elected the State Fish in 1986 by Illinois schoolchildren. Its name refers to the bright blue gill covers found on many males of this species. People sometimes call it “bream” or “brim.”

Bluegills can grow up to 12 inches (30 cm) long and about 4 1/2 pounds (2.0 kg).

Bluegill usually hide around and inside old tree stumps in swamps and other underwater structures, and can live in either deep or very shallow water. Bluegills also like to find shelter among aquatic plants and in the shade of trees along banks, and will often move from one to the other depending on the time of day or season.

Illinois Driver's License Expiration Date Extended

Illinois driver’s licenses, instruction permits and identification cards that have an expiration date between January 1, 2020 and December 1, 2022 have been extended until December 1, 2022. Commercial driver’s licenses and commercial learner’s permits are excluded from this extension.

Restricted Driving Permits that expire between December 1, 2021 and December 1, 2022 will be extended to December 1, 2022.


Schedule an Appointment at the DMV

Customers who wish to schedule an appointment at one of the select Driver Services facilities requiring appointments are able to make appointments on line. Click here for more information

Butterfield Rd to Close for Repairs at Canadian National Railroad Crossing

Vernon Hills, IL - The Canadian National (CN) Railroad has informed the Lake County Division of Transportation that it will close the CN’s Elgin, Joliet & Eastern railroad crossing on Butterfield Road, north of IL Route 60 for repairs. The closure of the railroad crossing will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1 and end late in the afternoon on Friday, Aug. 5.

Detour Route: IL Route 60, to US Route 45, to IL Route 176. Local traffic will be allowed from IL Route 60 to the railroad crossing and from IL Route 176 to the railroad crossing. The railroad crossing will be closed to all traffic.

Dial 988 To Access Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Starting on July 16, dialing 988 will be available to everyone across the United States. 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The current Lifeline number (800-273-8255) will continue to be available even after 988 is available. For information, visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website

Household Chemical Waste Event

(you'll need appointments for these!)

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Saturday, August 27, 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.

Click here to schedule an appointment

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 waste hauler.

  • 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:



Farmers' Market Guide

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


Independence Grove Concert Series

Music lovers, dance lovers and outdoor lovers, get ready for award-winning performers playing under the stars at the annual Concerts in the Plaza music series. Nine concerts will be held at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville, 7:30 pm Tuesdays, June 21 through August 16. The concerts take place at the preserve's outdoor Millennia Plaza overlooking a 115-acre lake.


A bonus concert in neighboring North Chicago is scheduled at the outdoor amphitheater at Greenbelt Cultural Center on June 23.

From Beatles tributes to the blues, from rock and bluegrass to swing and jazz, there’s something for just about any music taste in this season's entertainment schedule.

Click here for their lineup.

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. 

Click here for Brochure

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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