The Village Voice
News from the Village of Vernon Hills
Oct. 29, 2019
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In This Issue of
the Village Voice

  • Trick Or Treat Time Moved to Saturday
  • Village Board Schedule
  • Nov. 5 Opt Out Vote
  • Tree/Menorah Lighting
  • Legion Bingo
  • Calendar
  • Thank you, Kim
  • Change Your Clock!

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Trick or Treat Hours

Saturday, Nov. 2

2 to 5 p.m.


Due to the forecast of inclement weather and anticipated accumulations of up to 3 inches of snow, the Village is concerned for the safety of children crossing streets when traffic conditions will be at their worst. Therefore, authorized hours for Trick-or-Treating will be moved from the traditional day of Halloween to Saturday, November 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the afternoon.

Stay safe, have fun, and be alert.  Remember to stay with your group, be extra careful when crossing the street, never enter a home or vehicle of a person not known to you, and have an adult check your treats before you eat them. 



Next Village Board Meetings:


  • Tues., November 5

  • Tues., November 19

  • Tues., December 10*

  • *There is only one meeting scheduled for December.
  • The full Meeting Schedule is available on the Meeting Schedules webpage. 
  • Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are held at Village Hall, 290 Evergreen Drive at Route 45 unless otherwise noted. 
  • Residents are encouraged to attend meetings, as well as view them on the Village YouTube Channel and on Cable Access. Agendas and minutes are posted online. 
  • Agendas are generally posted online by the Monday prior to each meeting. 

November 5 Agenda Expected to Include Marijuana Sales "Opt Out" Ordinance Vote

As reported in the last Village Voice eNews, during the October 15 Village Board Meeting, Trustees directed staff to prepare a Marijuana Sales "Opt Out" Ordinance. That Ordinance and related vote is expected to be included on the November 5 meeting agenda.  (Vernon Hills Village Board Meeting - 10/15/19)


Village Tree & Menorah Lighting Celebration

  • Saturday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive
Join your neighbors as the Village kicks off the holiday season with the Village Tree & Menorah Lighting Celebration on Saturday, November 30 starting at 4:30 p.m.  Stop by the Vernon Hills Golf Course clubhouse, 291 Evergreen Drive, for this annual tradition. Enjoy free hot chocolate, cookies and cider, and await the arrival of Santa Claus, courtesy of Countryside Fire. Then head outside with our Village Queens and Mayor Roger Byrne to count down and light up the night. Thank you to our Cultural Partners for sponsoring this free event.



American Legion Post 1247



Thursday, November 7 @ 6:30p
(First Thursday Nights All Winter)

At Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive
Refreshments/food available for purchase

Have fun! Try your luck! Support our Vets!



Aspen Library Closed – October 29 as staff relocates collections to prepare for completion of construction; Late open on October 30 and November 1 (Library Event)

Park District Halloween Glow Walk – October 29 at 6 p.m. at Century Park (Park District Event)

SWALCO Final Household Chemical Waste Collection of Season – Saturday, November 2, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mundelein Metra Station, 205. N. Archer Ave. No appointment necessary. (SWALCO event)

Cub Scout Pack 273 Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, November 2 from 8 a.m. to noon at Hawthorn Middle South, 600 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills

NEW Village Trick or Treat Time – Saturday, November 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. (Changed from Thursday, October 31 due to anticipated winter storm)

Daylight Saving Time Ends – Sunday, November 3 – Fall Back – Turn clocks back one hour, and change your smoke detector batteries, too

Park District Skate Park Community Meeting – November 7 at 6 p.m. at Sullivan Center (Park District Event)

Legion BINGO – Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive 

District 128 Foundation for Learning's The Big Event – November 8 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mickey Finn's, Libertyville (Foundation Event)

SRACLC Annual Holiday Tree Festival Fundraiser – November 9 at DoubleTree, Mundelein (

Cook Memorial Public Library's Grand Reopening of Aspen Drive Library – Morning of Saturday, November 23 – details TBA (Library Event)

Village Tree/Menorah Lighting – Saturday, Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m. at Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive (Tree/Menorah Lighting)

Legion BINGO – Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive 

Lions Club 24th Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa – Sunday, December 8 from 8 a.m. to noon at Libertyville High School Cafeteria, 708 West Park Avenue. $7 per person, 4 years and toner eat free. For information, contact Sara Meline at 847-380-5841.

Park District Water Wonderland – December 20 at 6 p.m. at Lakeview Fitness Center (Park District Event)

Park District New Year's Eve Family Party – December 31 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Sullivan Center (Park District Event)

Legion BINGO – Thursday, January 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive 

Lion's Club Village Blood Drive – January 18 at Sullivan Center

This celebratory cake was from Kim's first retirement celebration back in 2005. The good humor and love continue as he retires this week.

Thank You,

Kim Christenson!
The Vernon Hills Police Department, Village Trustees,
staff and the entire community join in wishing
VHPD's Kim Christenson a happy retirement –
for the second time. 
Thank you for your service.
Best wishes!


REMINDER: Change your clocks!

Set your clocks back an hour when
Daylight Saving Time ends on November 3


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