Monday, May 13, 2013
Libertyville ranks 22nd according to Crain's tracking of household income in the zip codes of Metra train stations.
A look at income levels in suburban towns with Metra stops provides a glimpse at the disparity in wealth throughout the area, according to a map by Crain's Chicago Business Journal. Among all Chicago and suburban Metra stops, Libertyville ranked as the 22nd highest income with an average income of $109,416, according to Crain's. Libertyville residents are in the top 10 percent for highest incomes, according to Crain's. Neighboring Grayslake ranked as the 61st highest income with an average income of $86,825, while Vernon Hills ranked 50th with an average income of $90,325. The Metra station that ranked as number one was Kennilworth where the average income came in at $242,188, according to Crain's. Read more and find out how other area …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Some Libertyville business owners are saying continued delays in road construction are affecting their bottom line.
IDOT says road work north of downtown Libertyville has been delayed as a result of April's record-breaking rainfall, which led to flooding issues throughout the area, reported the Chicago Tribune. Local business owners are growing weary of construction delays, telling the Tribune it's affecting their sales. Related: April 2013, the Rainiest in 143 Years Video: Flooding in Libertyville April 2013 UPDATE: School, Road Closures Reported in Grayslake, Libertyville Due to Rain Classes to Resume Monday at LHS State of Emergency Declared in Lake County Libertyville Road Rehab Project to Start in Early April Is Your Street Included in Libertyville's 2014 Road Program?
Monday, April 22, 2013
The flooding endured by Libertyville residents was captured on video and posted to YouTube.
The Des Plaines River flooding in Libertyville was chronicled by several residents and news outlets and uploaded to YouTube.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Ruben Contreras, a former employee of Daybreak Farm Stables in Libertyville, is expected to be sentenced in June for the 2002 murder of his estranged wife.
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Monday, April 15
Former Libertyville resident Ruben Contreras, 51, was convicted April 12 of the May 2002 first-degree murder of his wife, Graciala, reported the Chicago Tribune. Authorities said Contreras, who worked and lived at Daybreak Farm Stables in Libertyville, was returning to the stables with his 2-year-old son and 34-year-old estranged wife when they got into a fight and he smothered her with his hands so no one would hear her screams and call police, reported the Tribune. After the murder, Contreras dumped his wife's body in a nearby forest preserve and later fled to Mexico. Contreras had in the Lake County jail without bond since he was extradited back to the United States in 2008, according to the Daily Herald. Sentencing is scheduled for …
Friday, March 29, 2013
In 2012, Libertyville homes sold for 1.5 percent less than they did in 2011, Chicago Magazine reports.
Home sale prices in Libertyville have dropped slightly, according to a recent Chicago Magazine article. The article profiled what homes cost in several suburbs and Chicago neighborhoods. Along with Libertyville, home sale prices are also down in neighboring Grayslake, Lake Zurich and Buffalo Grove, but up in Vernon Hills. The magazine’s data shows the median sale price for a Libertyville home in 2012 was $400,000, down 1.5 percent from 2011, and 20.8 percent since 2006. There were 308 home sales last year in Libertyville, with homes staying on the market an average of 169 days, the magazine reports. Most Chicagoland suburbs have experienced a decrease in home sale prices, making now a great time to buy, according to economists. Zillow …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Chamber business members can register by April 1 $200 for the multi-chamber 'Extreme Block Party' on April 27.
The GLMV Chamber is gearing up for its annual multi-chamber "Extreme Block Party" to be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Libertyville Sports Complex. The event will feautre hundreds of local vendors, live entertainment, raffles for prizes, food samples, a live reptile show, moonwalk, face painting and more.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Libertyville-Vernon Hills-based CATS youth swim program will hold tryouts for its spring/summer long-course season at Vernon Hills High School Monday, March 18.
Thursday, March 14
The spring/summer season for the CATS Aquatic youth swim program begins in April. Those who want to be on the team are invited to tryouts from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway. Tryouts will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis. Results of those who have made the team will be posted on the CATS Aquatic Team website on Wednesday, March 21. Tryouts will take place Monday at Vernon Hills High School from 6-8 p.m. Take Route 60 to the Lakeview Parkway stop light west of Hawthorn Mall and turn south. To be considered for the team: ■ Swimmers age 8-under must be able to swim 25 yards (one length of the pool) of freestyle with rotary breathing and 25 yards of backstroke. ■ Swimmers 9‐10 must be …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Find out what to expect for weather in the hours ahead.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Find out what to expect for weather in the hours ahead.
Weather.com provides an hourly update on the weather forecast for Libertyville.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Lake County has a cool new interactive mapping tool that allows you to easily look up and view maps of a community's boundaries, attractions, election precincts, park districts and much more.
Lake County has transformed its Online Mapping Application increasing transparency and providing users with easy access to maps, tax and property information, and other interactive features. Libertyville residents can easily view township boundaries, conservation features, school boundaries, library districts, special service areas, congressional districts and more. Anyone seeking to conduct business, or buy property in Lake County can analyze environmental features, assessment characteristics, transportation availability, or proximity to other services. Users can search and customize maps to include administrative boundaries, cities, water features, parks, landmarks, highways, buildings and more. Some of this information was available in…