Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Come out to Century Park in Vernon Hills Thursday for a great lunch and support the upcoming "Walk to End Alzheimer's."
The Village of Vernon Hills will host its 8th annual charity luncheon to raise funds for the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 in Century Park. For a $5 donation, guests can enjoy a burger, brat or hot dog plus chips and a drink. Entertainment will be blues/jazz/folk music by Gus Stag. The 2013 "Walk to End Alzheimer's," sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, will be held at Independence Grove in Libertyville on Oct. 5. Proceeds from Thursday's charity lunch will support the team from the Village of Vernon Hills.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The village and the Vernon Hills Park District officials vote on agreement this week, the Daily Herald reports.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A deal between Vernon Hills and the Vernon Hills Park District to keep the Central Lake YMCA building open is close to being completed, the Daily Herald reports. Vernon Hills officials this week voted on the financial agreement with the park district for it to purchase the YMCA building for $2 million, the newspaper reports. The park district is expected to vote on the same agreement at its meeting scheduled today, Nov. 15, the Daily Herald reports. The village and the park district have been working together to purchase the YMCA building, located at 700 Lakeview Parkway from the Lake County Family YMCA.
Monday, October 29, 2012
The three groups reached an agreement "in principle," with the sale closing by Jan. 1, 2013.
It appears that the Central Lake YMCA facility will be saved. In a press release issued Monday evening, Vernon Hills Park District Executive Director Jeff Fougerousse revealed that "the village of Vernon Hills and the Vernon Hills Park District have reached an agreement in principle with the Lake County Family YMCA to purchase the Central Lake YMCA, located at 700 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills." "It's very good news," said Park Board President David Doerhoefer. The Lake County Family YMCA, which operates facilities in Waukegan and Vernon Hills, announced Sept. 28 that it will permanently close the doors of both facilities at the end of this month. The reason for the Oct. 31 closure, as stated in a press released on the Lake County Family …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Central Lake YMCA in Vernon Hills is set to close Oct. 31.
The Village of Vernon Hills and the Vernon Hills Park District boards agreed late Thursday night to continue negotiating with the Lake County Family YMCA on the possible purchase of the organization's Vernon Hills facility. After about two and a half hours of closed session discussions, the village and park district boards both voted unanimously to "collectively … continue to negotiate in good faith with the YMCA and their bank," said Mayor Roger Byrne. Hal Katz, interim CEO for the Lake County Family YMCA, said he will now relay this latest information to his board and the bank in an attempt to reach an agreement. "We know time is running short and we need to keep things moving at a quick pace," said Katz. "Time's getting so critical." …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Village of Vernon Hills would purchase the facility with reserve funds, and the Vernon Hills Park District would operate the facility.
The Village of Vernon Hills and the Vernon Hills Park District are drafting a joint letter of intent that includes an offer of $1.4 million for the Central Lake YMCA facility. Hal Katz, interim CEO for the Lake County Family YMCA, said he will take the joint letter of intent to the YMCA board for consideration. Should the YMCA board find the offer acceptable, the offer will be presented to the bank the YMCA is working with for possible approval. "The next couple of days are critical," said Katz. "It gets more critical as we get closer to Oct. 31." The Lake County Family YMCA, which operates facilities in Waukegan and Vernon Hills, announced Sept. 28 that it will permanently close the doors of both facilities at the end of this month. The …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Residents who spoke at a special board meeting Oct. 22 are supportive of the move.
Vernon Hills resident Mark Alexander can be counted among those who would like to see the village and the Vernon Hills Park District save the Central Lake YMCA. "I'd like to see it happen," said Alexander. A member of the Central Lake Y for the past 10 years, Alexander spoke out in favor of saving the facility at a special park district meeting Oct. 22. "I'm for the village and park district being involved," Alexander told the board. "I think there are some issues with the YMCA; it's not perfect. But I like it and it's convenient and reasonably-priced. It's been a real asset." Vernon Hills resident Greg Scharf echoed those sentiments. He has been a member of the YMCA for the past three or four years and said he and his wife use the …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The Central Lake YMCA is set to close Oct. 31.
The Lake County Family YMCA, Vernon Hills Village Board and the Vernon Hills Park District Board have agreed to work together to try to find a way to help the Central Lake YMCA, which is set to close at the end of this month. At a special meeting of the village committee-of-the-whole and park district commissioners Oct. 4, Mayor Roger Byrne proposed holding some two-on-two meetings to discuss options for helping the Central Lake YMCA, located at 700 Lakeview Pkwy. It was a suggestion that was met favorably by both trustees and park district commissioners. "I'm very, very fond of the Y. My granddaughter went through your daycare. She learned to swim there," said Trustee James Schultz. "From my seat, from my elected position, I want to keep …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The second annual event will feature six rib vendors, performance by Los Lonely Boys.
Parents, are you looking to get away from the kids for a night? The Vernon Hills Park District will hold its second Little Bear Ribfest Aug. 24 and 25 in Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway. The two evenings will feature live music, beverages and, of course, ribs. "It's a night to call a sitter and have mom and dad come out," said event organizer Marty Walsh. "I think people will enjoy the entertainment." Walsh said while Ribfest is open to families, there won't be any child-specific activities like carnival rides. He said the park district put together Ribfest as a result of some community surveys that revealed that while there are plenty of activities for families, there aren't as many events tailored specifically to adults. "It's one of…