Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Staff estimates 45 percent of Libertyville's streets need repair.
Libertyville Village trustees approved the sale of two municipal bonds Tuesday night that will provide initial first year funding for a $20 million major roads and sewers improvement project over the next five years. The road bond program was approved by voters at the March 20 primary election. Work will get underway early in 2013. Finance Director Patricia Wesolowski said one bond was a general obligation bond in the amount of $5 million allocated only for local road repairs. Speer Financial had sold it earlier in the day at an interest rate of 2.02 percent. Trustees were pleased with the daily interest rate fix. A second alternate general obligation bond in the amount of $4.2 million was also sold Tuesday at an interest rate of 2.11 …
Monday, June 11, 2012
What's coming up this week in Libertyville?
Looking for something to do this week? Why not brush up on your photography skills at the Cook Park Library, or attend some of the fun events at Libertyville Days?
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Village warns residents of scams.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The village is warning residents of scammers dressed up as ComEd workers, according to the village's website. ComEd reports scammers used a variety of tactics to lure customers into handing over money and/or letting them inside their home. Customers have reported losing as much as $7,000 from scammers. In many cases, the thieves identified themselves as a worker from the local utility company. Thieves have worn clothing to dress the part, such as a hard hat, items bearing a utility company logo, or a generic orange safety vest. In some instances, the culprits executed the scam in plain clothes. If you have any questions or concerns, call the Police Department at 847 362-8310.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Village board voted against local business owner's request to change village code.
A local business owner’s request to fly an oversize flag in Libertyville was denied at a recent village board meeting. Roch Tranel, president of The Tranel Financial Group, 1509 N. Milwaukee Ave., has approached the board several times requesting the village raise its 45-foot tall flagpole limitation in business districts. Trustees Todd Gaines, Jay Justice and Richard Moras voted for Tranel’s request. Trustees Drew Cullum, Nick Proepper and Mayor-pro-tem Donna Johnson voted against changing the ordinance to allow for the 70-foot flagpole as requested by Tranel. Four positive votes were required to pass the text amendment request. “At this point I’m going to stand firm on and I feel best about supporting the 45-foot flagpole. I’ve heard the…
Monday, February 21, 2011
Emergency services will not be affected.
Village offices, except emergency fire, police and the Libertyville Sports Complex, will be closed for furlough on Feb. 21, 2011. Emergency services will not be affected.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Newly minted Rep. Dold answers citizens' questions. Some people came with personal requests while others worried about larger government issues.
On Saturday, the approximately 40 Libertyville residents who came to question Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and hear his answers at Libertyville’s Village Hall left knowing their Congressman intends to work for them. People came with questions about government waste, government regulation, the layoffs at Abbott Laboratories, bipartisanship and the country’s debt ceiling. The Congressman, who was sworn into office Jan. 5, answered them all as well as reporting on his first month in Washington. Tina Arpino of Libertyville, arrived with her neighbor, Patriciz Apgar, to hear what their Congressman had to say about taxes and health care reform. "[The Health Care Reform Act] really is a disaster and the tax increase is wrong,” said Arpino …