Thursday, January 7, 2010

Things To Do This Weekend:

MainStreet Libertyville First Friday:

First Friday on MainStreet 6 pm – 9 pm. It is a party in downtown Libertyville every "First Friday" of the month. You will find a surprise around every corner. It might be a jazz band, a balloon artist, a classical guitarist, hor d'oeuvres, an art exhibit, or any number of other things that will entertain and delight you. It's the entertaining way to shop! It's in downtown Libertyville every "First Friday" of the month from 6 pm to 9 pm! (This month's First Friday also lands on Elvis' 75th Birthday!)

Little Shop of Horrors at the Libertyville Civic Center:

A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!

Dates and Times:
1/8, 1/9, 1/14, 1/15, 1/16
6:30pm dinner & 8pm show

$40.00 per ticket

Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society Meeting - Monday
History of the Lake County Fair:

The January meeting will feature Dave De Young, President of the Lake County Fair Association. Mr De Young will take the Historical Society members and guests through the long history of the county fair, including an overview of the present - brand new - Grayslake facility. He'll also offer a peek at future plans for the fair.

Who: Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society Meeting:
When: Monday, January 11th, 2010 7:30pm
Where: Libertyville Township Offices – 359 Merrill Court, Libertyville, IL

Live Music:

Friday Night -
Mickey Finn's - Black Betty - 10pm
Austin's Saloon & Eatery - Chasin Mason - 8pm

Saturday Night -
Mickey Finn's - Your Villian My Hero - 10pm
Austin's Saloon & Eatery - Indika Reggae

Mayor Weppler - Trustee Proepper Share New Year's Outlook with the Libertyville Review

Libertyville's Mayor and one of the Village Trustees spent time answering questions for the Libertyville Review's Stephanie Kohl - below is part of Mayor Weppler and Trustee Proepper's responses. Click on the link to read the full story.

Mayor, trustee discuss goals for village in 2010

January 7, 2010

The Libertyville Village Board was asked to reflect on 2009 and look forward to 2010. Below are the responses the Review received:

What do you think have been the biggest accomplishments of the village in the past year?
Mayor Terry Weppler: The formation of an auto dealer's marketing group for the Libertyville auto dealers. By working together with the dealers the village is able to help promote sales in the village. The auto dealers are vital to the village of Libertyville, not only in the sales tax they generate, but also through the many programs sponsored by the dealers. They sponsor soccer teams, Little League teams and other community events. They recently completed a food drive that resulted in the delivery of numerous barrels of food to the Libertyville Township Food Pantry.

Trustee Nick Proepper: I feel that the biggest accomplishment of the village this year was the village staff and employees' positive reaction to the deteriorating revenue picture throughout the year. Our staff and employees have sacrificed much to maintain the services that make Libertyville a great place to live.

What New Year's resolutions do you have in relation to the village for the new year?
Weppler: I would like to continue to promote bringing new business to the village in all areas of the community including the downtown, South Milwaukee Ave., Route 176 corridor and Route 137 corridor. We have recently formed a marketing committee to help further promote the village. I would also like to organize the restaurants as we have the car dealers. Libertyville offers so many different types of food that we have something for everyone. We need to let people know that Libertyville is the place to go to eat out due to the array of restaurants which include numerous specialty restaurants not found in other communities.

There is more of the story available on the Libertyville Review's website - Here is a link to the story:,libertyville-resolutions-010710-s1.article