What Would You Improve in Libertyville in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Libertyville, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Libertyville to make it an even better place to live?

What is on your wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

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Gary and Nancy Devroy January 02, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Turn the SE corner of 176 and Milwaukee Ave into green space with fountain, benches and a cool sculpture. Fund raise the money and people would support it.
Ana Draa January 02, 2013 at 04:51 PM
If I could change/improve one thing...keep Bolander Park on Winchester a wonderful green space, practice field rather than see another office building or warehouse go up. It was sad to see the for sale sign go up.
Brian L. January 02, 2013 at 06:01 PM
Oh no...I haven't been by there lately. It's already for sale? What a bummer. I've been playing roller hockey there in the summers for almost 14 years. It's the only lit rink...and one of the few rinks near here. Way to take away something fun for residents to do in Libertyville.
John January 02, 2013 at 06:46 PM
John Lower property taxes for senior citizens 62 + years of age to encourage them to retain their homes in the town !
Patrick Scheibler January 02, 2013 at 08:37 PM
I would support the Devroys idea above about the corner of Milwaukee and 176. I would also love the Village to stand behind SOMETHING regarding the Brainerd Building that would benefit the community in a cultural/civic capacity. The old Post Office is a nice start but falls well short of what a community such as this is starved for!
Ana Draa January 02, 2013 at 08:57 PM
Yes Brian, the sign is up. It's such a shame, not only the rink, but the field as well. I understand them moving the parks office to the sports center and selling that building, that makes perfect sense, but the rink and field are heavily used, makes no sense.
Mike and Nancy Roach January 02, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Divert more semi traffic off Milwaukee. There is nothing worse than a big truck going by in the middle of a band concert or a Friday "Picnic in the Park". Those who live on St. Mary's Rd. wouldn't like it, but that would be a better route for the big rigs. Save Brainerd and the land around it!!!
Brian L. January 02, 2013 at 10:00 PM
I agree with Brainerd. It'd be great to see it as a valid community center (another spot for concerts and picnics perhaps?) instead of another parking lot. I also like the thought of a fountain or something visually aesthetic at 176 and 21, although isn't that privately owned which would require us to by it first? And I will reiterate one more time about Bolander park. I know we have other places here for recreation, but being a hockey player with a new son, it would be nice to see that rink exist so I don't have to make a short day trip to play outdoor hockey with him. I know it's probably higher on my list because I grew up playing there, but do we really need another strip mall that will have businesses come and go? Why couldn't they have marketed the park better as an extension to all the fields nearby. Work in an outdoor hockey program into the park district with classes to create revenue. Oh well. Too little too late I guess.


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