Saturday, April 3, 2010

April: In & Around Libertyville

Five Guys

As of this morning (Saturday 4/3) there are only 37 more days until the new Five Guys Hamburger restaurant is expected to open in Libertyville! (Not that I'm counting or anything....) I think the addition of Five Guys to the Village is a great sign of how strong our local restaurant scene has become. Now, we just need to work on getting a Chick-Fil-A (and maybe a Waffle House too!).

Libertyville's Co-Operative Nursery Fundraiser - Passport To Libertyville

Libertyville Co-operative Nursery School is offering a "Passport to Libertyville" coupon book. For $20 each, this book will deliver savings and offers from over 50 local Libertyville business, restaurants and services.

Books are available at: Allure Designs, Full DisClothesure, How Impressive!, Parkview Gourmet, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Sunset Foods, 730 North Optometry, Cafe Pyrenees, and 545 North.

More info:

Ike Reilly - New Album / Lollapalooza / Shooter Jennings

LHS Grad and resident local Rock Star Ike Reilly has a new album - Hard Luck Stories. The album is now out on store shelves - available at Best Buy, Amazon or on Ike's website - (or most anywhere else that sells music). I was out in Virgina Beach earlier this week and took the album with me for a listen - and I'm glad I did. Every track was solid - my favorite is #6 - Good Work. The video for the song Good Work features a backdrop that will be very familiar to most LHS grads - the video was filmed earlier this year at the Brainerd Building. I'll let you know as soon as it's available for viewing.

Ike has been out on the road promoting his new album - locally, he'll have an upcoming show in Chicago on April 29th - Ike will be playing the Lincoln Theatre along with Shooter Jennings (Waylon's kid). Tickets are now on sale - HERE.

Finally, I was happy to read this morning on the website that Ike will be playing this year's Lollapalooza Festival in Grant Park. The three day music fest runs August 6th - 8th. Three day passes can be purchased - HERE.

BTW - If you're interested in Chicago TV or Radio news, is a great source of news and information. The website has established itself as THE source for breaking radio and TV related news for Chicago. It also has a Libertyville connection - The site is run by a former longtime Libertyville business owner who is still a member of the GLMV Chamber of Commerce!

Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society Monthly Meeting

The next Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society meeting will be held on Monday, April 12th at 7:30pm. The meetings are held at 7:30pm at the Libertyville Township offices @ 359 Merrill Court. All of the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society meetings are open to the public and are free to attend!

The April Meeting will feature Northern Lake County's involvement in the Underground Railroad at their next monthly membership meeting. Some estimates show that by 1850, over 100,000 slaves had escaped to freedom using the network of secret routes and safe houses. Some of the Underground Railroad routes made their way through Lake County, with known stops in Waukegan, Gurnee and Milburn. The Waukegan Historical Society's Museum Supervisor, Ty Rohrer will talk about Lake County's involvement in the Underground Railroad, some of the know safe houses and known hero abolitionists who helped the slaves make their way to freedom.

Who: Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society Meeting:
When: Monday, April 12th, 2010 7:30pm
Where: Libertyville Township Offices – 359 Merrill Court

Tony Esposito Autograph Session - Benefit for the United Way of Lake County

Now, I know this isn't Libertyville - but it's close enough (and pretty cool!) Chicago Blackhawks legendary goalie Tony Esposito will be signing autographs at the Flatlanders Pub in Lincolnshire on April 13th - 6:30p-8p. Autographs are only $35 / $50 per autograph for jersey or stick.

Pre-order your tickets - 847-913-0177

Pucks, photos, jerseys, mini-helmets, & sticks will be available for purchase at the signing event.

This event is sponsored by Auction Merchandise Source - AMS is the group that provided autographed items for the Brainerd Community Center fundraiser at Mickey Finn's last fall.

Bart Shore's Time Warp Radio

Finally - I wanted to mention a great podcast recorded and produced by my fellow WBBM-AM traffic reporter, Bart Shore. This morning's All-Request edition of Time Warp Radio features songs by The Shadows of Knight, the Lovin' Spoonful and my request - Sam and Dave! Bart also gives a great plug for our "We Need A Chick-Fil-A in Libertyville" cause - thanks Bart!

You can listen and download Bart's Time Warp Radio podcasts -

Time Warp Radio is also on facebook - HERE.