Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Brainerd Concert Event

Don't forget to get your tickets for tomorrow night's concert event at Austin's!

What: Brainerd Community Center “Making Brainerd Real” Concert Event
Who: Friends of the Brainerd Community Center!
When: Saturday, May 29, 2010 Doors open at 7:30pm
Where: Austin’s Saloon and Eatery – Fuel Room, 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville

The show gets underway at 8pm with Jonathan Weppler, then the headlining act is Dave Seabaugh and his Orchestra. Tickets are $50 each - if you haven't bought any, let me know ( If you live in the Libertyville area, I'd be more than happy to bring them to you. Also, if you can't make the event, you can still show your support by purchasing a ticket or two! If you're worried about missing the Blackhawks game - don't worry, they're going to win anyway - so come on out to the concert then head home and watch the highlights of the game :)

There was some good press this past week on the Brainerd Center:

Mick Zawislak had a great write-up earlier this week in the Daily Herald - here's a link to the story:

John Roszkowski also did a great job featuring the Brainerd Center for the Libertyville Review - here's a link to his story:,libertyville-brainerd-052010-s1.article

More info:

Libertyville Historic Preservation Ordnance

Last week, the Libertyville Historic Preservation Committee held a hearing on the idea of a historic preservation ordnance for the village - about a hand full of people were there for the meeting.

One of the issues the committee is looking at is whether or not an ordnance should cover just commercial or both commercial and residential structures. I feel that a law protecting both should be in place. One of the most valuble assets our village has is it's history - something needs to be in place to protect the buildings and homes that make the charater of Libertyville so unique and wonderful.

Here is a great write-up of the meeting by the News-Sun's Ed Collins:,5_1_WA25_LIBPRESERV_S1-100525.article

Libertyville Memorial Day Parade - Monday, May 31st!

The annual Libertyville Memorial Day Parade will begin Monday at 9:30am, leaving from the Metra Station, up Milwaukee Avenue to Cook Park. A Memorial Day Ceremony will start at around 9:45am in Cook Park. After a short ceremony, everyone will walk to Lakeside Cemetery for a Veterans' Memorial.

Here's me and my grandmother at last year's Memorial Day parade!

Lake Minear Opening Weekend!

One of our local treasures opens to the public this weekend. Lake Minear Beach's opening weekend starts tomorrow - the beach will be open on weekdays beginning on June 7th. More information, including membership info is available on their website:

FYI - Today (May 28th) is a Furlough Day for Village Employees

From an e-mail from the Village:
All non-union employees will be on furlough on May 28 and June 25, 2010. The Libertyville Sports Complex will be open with employees taking alternate furlough days. Emergency services will not be affected.