Thursday, May 14, 2009

MainStreet Liberyville's Historic House Walk - THIS SATURDAY!

This sounds like fun - Mainstreet's Libertville Historic House Walk!

Tour booklets will be available for sale in Cook Park starting at 10am for a donation of only $5 - the weather forcast calls for temps in the mid-60's with any rain clearing up before the event starts.

Historic House Walk 10am – 2pm
See some of Libertyville’s favorite architectural gems. Pick up your tour booklet in Cook Park

Also - Mark you calendar for: (from the Mainstreet website)

5/20 Car Fun on 21 6pm – 9pm

Enjoy live bands and shiny machines on Church Street between Milwaukee and Brainerd.

More information is available on the Mainstreet Libertyville website.

New Libertyville Township Supervisor

Tonight is set to be outgoing Libertyville Township Supervisor Betty Ann Moore's last meeting following her decision last fall not to run for re-election this spring. Moore will turn over duties of Township Supervisor to current Township Trustee Kathleen O'Connor. O'Connor ran unopposed in the Spring election.

Moore also serves as the Democrat's precinct committeeman in Precinct 180. (I serve as the Republican committeeman for the same area - She also is on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Toll Authority - serving as an appointed member by former Governor, and future TV star, Rod R. Blagojevich.

I wish the township elections would have had more interest. The only contested race was for Township Highway Commissioner - Current Township Highway Commissioner has an outstanding track record of leadership and financial responsibility, and was the person least needing a challenge. The members of the Township Board needed to be in the spotlight for approving Supervisor Moore's desires for massive pay increases for several elected officials, including the position of Township Supervisor. The board passed the increases with very little serious discussion or interest. The Libertyville Township government is in dire need of oversight - the township meetings are rarely attended, with almost no interest by the media. It would be a great move on the Township Board's part to broadcast the meetings through Comcast, or least YouTube. I look to incoming newbie to the board, Trustee-elect Rick Mittelman (who ran unsuccessfully for Township Supervisor four years ago) to bring some fresh ideas and a more challenging and aggressive attitude to the board.

There is a story HERE in today's Daily Herald.

New Blog

Well, I've finally decided to get going on a project I've wanted to try for months - a blog highlighting news and events in my hometown of Libertyville! I plan to update the blog two or three times a week - please check back on a regular basis for updates! Also - I'd love to hear your feedback!