Local News from Avon Supervisor Lisa Rusch
  August 10, 2016
Zika Virus Information

From the desk of:

Avon Township
Highway Commissioner
Bob Kula
Recently I attended a meeting on Mosquito's in Lake County. 

Thank you to the Lake County Health Department for a very in-depth, informative meeting.  

Be assured that Avon Township is doing their part in trying to control the mosquito population by placing Natular XRT larvicide tablets in all of our storm basins throughout our road system.  This kills the larva.  We also partner with Clarke to Spray the adult mosquito.

Below is a summary of what was discussed.   The link links to Avon Township's Homepage where the complete presentation is listed.

  Mosquito Species

•~25-30 species in Lake County
•Most common: •Aedes vexans – floodwater mosquito
•A.  cinereus, A. japonicus
  House Mosquito ( Culex pipiens )

  • - —Mosquito to bird
  • —Dusk/Night biting
  • —West Nile Virus
— Zika virus is enveloped and has a non-segmented, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA genome —Discovered in the Zika forest in Uganda in 1947 and is common in Africa and Asia, it did not begin spreading widely in the Western Hemisphere until May 2015, when an outbreak occurred in Brazil —Vertebrate hosts of the virus were primarily monkeys
  —West Nile Virus is a single-stranded RNA flavivirus species —West Nile Virus (WNV) was first isolated in a woman in the West Nile district of Uganda in 1937. It was identified in birds (crows and columbiformes) in Nile delta region in 1953. —In 1999 a WNV circulating in Israel and Tunisia was imported to New York producing a large and dramatic outbreak that spread throughout the continental United States of America (USA) in the following years.  —Now widely established from Canada to Venezuela. —Found in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America and West Asia. 
Avon Township Assessments have arrived...
From the desk of Avon Township Assessor Chris Ditton

2016 assessment notices have been sent out for Avon Township.

Remember, if you have any questions regarding your assessment, now is the time to ask.

LAST DATE to appeal will be September 6, 2016.

If you have questions please call the assessor's office at 847-546-1446 or 847-546-2146

Diaper Program needs your help...


Avon Township currently provides 79 residents with up to 30 diapers per month as part of our partnership with the Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County.   They rely completely on donations.  Recently, we were told that donations for diapers is low.  

At this time, with this news, we are not signing up any new residents.


Are you a company that sells diapers, but can't sell broken or opened boxes?

Are you an individual who no longer needs the use of diapers in their home?

If you can answer yes, please consider donating your remaining diapers to the DBP of Lake County.  

Does your company take up collections to help their community?  The Diaper Bank Partnership has many partners throughout Lake County that they provide diapers.  Consider a cash donation or a diaper collection.

For more information on donating you can call the President of the Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County - Stephanie Maioriello at 847-526-2631 or you can always call Lupe at 847-546-1446 x 301

Another way to help out is if you shop Amazon.com through their AmazonSmile program.  click AmazonSmile  to have 0.5% of your Amazon purchase price go directly to the Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County
AARP Smart Driver Course
Sign up today at the Regent Center, 1200 Regent Drive, Mundelein, Il  847 566-4790

The classes are on September 7 and 8 from 9:00 am til 1:00 pm and you must attend both classes.  

$15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members .
Back to School Information...
First Day of School:

Grayslake District 46  -   August 24, 2016  First day for grades 1-8
Grayslake District 46  -  August 25, 2016  First day for Kindergarten
Grayslake District 127 -   August 15, 2016

Round Lake Area School District 116  August 22, 2016 (Early Release Day)
(all schools)
School Bus Information
The beginning of the school year is quickly approaching.  In Illinois, the law for Approaching, Overtaking, and Passing a School Bus is included in the Illinois Vehicle Code under 625 ILCS 5/11-1414. The law requires a driver to stop before meeting or overtaking a school bus stopped for the purpose of loading or unloading students. The stop is required if the school bus is displaying visual signals and the driver should not proceed until the visuals signals cease, the school bus resumes motion, or the school bus driver signals the vehicle to proceed. A limited exception to this rule applies on 4 or more lane highways that have a least 2 lanes of traffic in opposite directions. On these roads, a driver need not stop if the driver is traveling in the opposite direction of the school bus. If a driver is traveling in the same direction as the school bus, the driver still must stop. The Illinois Secretary of State will suspend the driver’s license of anyone convicted of the violating this law for a period of three months. In addition, a minimum $150 fine for a first offense. A second or subsequent conviction of this offense within five years of the first conviction will result in a one-year driver’s license suspension and a minimum mandatory $500 fine.

A traffic ticket for improperly passing a stopped school bus is serious not only because a conviction will trigger a fine and the automatic suspension of a driver’s license, but also because judges are not permitted to grant court supervision for this violation
Need School Supplies:    Please contact your school. 
You are growing like a weed...
Do you need service hours?  
Community Service volunteer hours?
Looking for some fun in the sun?

Avon Township is looking for individuals, or groups to pull weeds on their property - if you can help please call 847-546-1446

Pet Vaccination Clinics
Did you know that The Lake County Health Department offers Low-Cost Pet Clinics:

Low-cost pet vaccination clinics provide a convenient and affordable way to keep pets up to date with their shots and rabies tags. Pets are taken on a first come first served basis. All animals brought to a clinic must be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers.  Only cash  will be accepted on site. For more information, call 847-377-4700.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
September 10
9 a.m. - Noon
Grayslake Police Department
10 South Seymour

October 1
9 a.m. - Noon
Beach Park Public Works
40185 Glendale
Beach Park
For Spayed/neutered Pets
  • One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $20
  • One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $25
  • Distemper complete only: $10
  • Microchip: $15

For Pets Not Spayed/Neutered
  • One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $60
  • One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $65
  • Distemper complex only: $10
  • Microchip: $15
Delicious Food at AMAZINGLY Delicious Prices !

Have you heard of Top Box Foods EXPRESS?  

Have you tried Top Box Foods EXPRESS - Affordable food for ALL?

It is great food at great prices!

Anybody can purchase it!  
There is no income requirement, just a need to want to eat good food and pay affordable prices.

Below is an example of what they have for the month of August
News From Supervisor Lisa Rusch
Hello!  Welcome to Avon Township!
We hope you are having a great week!

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Thank you,

Lisa Rusch, Supervisor

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You are always invited to our Avon Township Meetings.  
They are held on the 2nd Monday of the Month.

Next Month's meeting will be held on September 12 at 7:00