Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Look Ahead!

I just got back in town after spending a few days out on the West Coast - the trip was great! (Anytime I get to enjoy an In & Out Burger, life is good! We really need one in Libertyville!) Anyway, I am a little behind in updating some upcoming events. This is a busy week in and around Libertyville - here are a few highlights of what's going on:

The Lake County Fair kicked off another week of summer fun yesterday - marking a new year in a new location. The Fair has moved closer to Libertyville, near Peterson Road and Midlothian, in Grayslake. In addition to beer sales, this year's fair also features more well-known music entertainment, including Blake Shelton performing on Saturday night.

Mickey Finn's Backlot Brew Fest!

One of the "must attend" events of summertime in Libertyville is the Mickey Finn's Backlot Brewfest! Festivities kick off Thursday night, with most of the outdoor festivities taking place Friday and Saturday night. The food and atmosphere is very conducive to a great time! On Friday night you'll be able to catch hula and Polynesian fire dancers - that sounds like fun! They'll also be live entertainment all weekend too! Oh, did I mention the beer tent? Find out more information on the website.

Farmer's Market & Out to Lunch!

Also, don't forget the weekly Mainstreet Libertyville events going on this week! The weekly Libertyville's Farmer's Market is tomorrow from 7am - 1pm. I'll be there early for crepes and coffee!! Out to Supper with the Village Band at 7:30pm Thursday night in Cook Park. And, of course - Friday's Out to Lunch event runs from 11am - 2pm. Also, in other MainStreet news - tickets for this year's Street Dance and now starting to go on sale! Make sure you mark your calendar for Saturday, September 26th!

America's Most Wanted Fugitive Caught In Libertyville!

A 38-year-old Wisconsin man featured on a recent episode of America's Most Wanted was arrested yesterday, after he was found living near downtown Libertyville!

According to the AMW website, Ray Cooper was wanted for the sexual abuse of a young girl in Columbia County, Wisconsin. Columbia County is a bit north of Madison. Someone called the America's Most Wanted tip line and said Cooper was living in Libertyville, in an apartment that had recently suffered fire damage. After a short search, Libertyville Police found that Cooper was living in an apartment on Grant Court, under his own name!