Wednesday, July 22, 2009

News & Notes Update July 22nd

A few items of note:

New Cook Library Board President:

As we reported last week - Aaron Lawlor had stepped from the Cook Memorial Library Board to take a seat on the County Board, leaving a vacancy on the library board. At last night's meeting, Cook Library Board veteran and a great example of dedication and leadership in the Libertyville community, Bonnie Quirke was named President of the library board. The board still has a trustee position open - there has been no word yet on who will fill that vacancy.

ROADWORK (& Headache) ALERT!!

Road construction has begun along Milwaukee Avenue between Route 137 and Church Street - this is part of an IDOT repaving project. The work is expected to start in the downtown area, working North as the project progresses. According to today's Daily Herald - the project is expected to last the next seven weeks.

Goose Dropping Tickets Are Available Online!

Your chance to win $35,000 is just a few clicks away! The Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club has tickets available online for their ever-popular Goose Dropping Contest! This year's top prize is $35,000, with a second place prize of $3,500 and 3rd - 5th place prizes of $1,000 each.

The 4th Annual Goose Dropping event will take place on Saturday August 22nd at the Libertyville Sports Complex. A full list of the day's activities is available at the website.


The signs have been up all over town for weeks promoting this weekend's Musical Summer Showcase 2009 at Austin's Saloon and Eatery. Unfortunately, I'll be out of town this weekend - but, from the reviews I've heard - this show is a must see!

The event features "the finest entertainers performing the best of Broadway in a cabaret style setting." The show's headliner is LHS grad, Ian Liberto, who is currently starring as Bobby in the Broadway touring company of A Chorus Line.

There will be two shows Saturday night, 6:30pm and 9pm - tickets are only $20 and are available here or at the door.

The show will help raise money for the Liberty Town Productions organization, a not-for-profit group dedicated to "Celebrating talent on life's stage."