The Village Voice
News from the Village of Vernon Hills
August 6, 2019
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In This Issue of
the Village Voice

  • National Night Out
  • PW Open House
  • Board Meets Aug. 13
  • Back to School Dates
  • Little Bear Ribfest
  • New Biz
  • Farmers Market
  • Calendar
  • Vernon Hills Update

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National Night Out

Tuesday, August 6  •  4 to 8 p.m.

Hartmann Park on Oakwood Road

Free food!
Music, games and more!
Fun for the whole family!

Thank you to the many volunteers, sponsors and partner organizations who make this free event possible.

Check the VHPD Facebook page for updates
Check the NNO webpage for past photos

Please monitor the VHPD Facebook page for
cancellation due to bad weather – fingers crossed!


Public Works Open House

Wed., Aug 28  •  4 to 7p

Public Works Department, 490 Greenleaf Drive
You are cordially invited to the Vernon Hills Public Works Open House. The crew has lots of free fun ready for friends of all ages.

Climb in the big trucks. See how street signs are made. Learn about "Going Green" from SWALCO. Check out the Clarke helicopter. Enjoy a snack. Pick up lots of cool free stuff. And so much more! See you there!


Next Village Board Meetings:


  • Tuesday, August 13 (only one August meeting)

  • Tuesday, September 3

  • Tuesday, September 17

  • 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. 


Back to School Time

School is starting soon – check directly with your own school for updated information on registration needs, supply lists, orientation meetings and sports practice schedules. And remember – please take extra time and care when driving through our neighborhoods!

School Start Dates

Mundelein District 75 – Wednesday, August 14
Lincolnshire-Prairie View District 103 – Tuesday, August 20
Libertyville District 70 – Wednesday, August 21
Hawthorn District 73 – Thursday, August 22
Diamond Lake School District 76 – Thursday, September 5

Vernon Hills High School District 128 – Monday, August 12
Libertyville High School District 128 – Monday, August 12
Stevenson High School District 125 – Monday, August 12
Carmel Catholic High School – Monday, August 12 (Freshmen)
Mundelein High School District 120 – Tuesday, August 13



Here are a few of the new businesses/business owners receiving occupancy permits through Village Hall. Some may still be making preparations to open, but when they do, please consider supporting these and all Village businesses – they create jobs and sales tax, which supports Village services. (The Village of Vernon Hills collects no property tax.)


National Night Out – Tuesday, August 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hartmann Park (National Night Out)

Park District Farmers Market – Thursday, August 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. in Century Park (Farmers Market)

AAA Vernon Hills Car Care Plus Charity Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show benefiting Key to 73 Education Foundation – Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lowes parking lot on Milwaukee Avenue 

Park District Farmers Market – Thursday, August 15 from 3 to 7 p.m. in Century Park (Farmers Market)

Little Bear Ribfest – August 16 and 17 at Century Park (Park District Event)

Park District Movie in the Park – August 23 starting at 8 p.m. in Deerpath Park (Movie)

Public Works Open House – Wednesday, August 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. (Open House)

Motors on Milwaukee Cruise Night – Wednesday, August 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Hawthorn Mall Parking Lot; Weather dependent (Motors on Milwaukee)

LAST Park District Farmers Market – Thursday, August 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. in Century Park (Farmers Market)

Park District GO VH Evening Walk/Chalk the Walk – Thursday, August 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Deerpath Park (GO VH)

Chicago Cup Labor Day Soccer Showcase – August 30 through September 2 at Vernon Hills Athletic Complex (Chicago Cup)

15th Law Enforcement Expo at Gurnee Mills – September 7 and 8 (VHPD)

Worldwide Day of Play – September 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Century Park Pavilion (Park District Event)

GO Vernon Hills Glow Walk – September 24 at 7 p.m. in Grosse Pointe Park (Park District Event)

VH Fall Fest – Sept. 28 and 29 at Vernon Hills Metra Station (Fall Fest)

Trucks, Trunks & Treats – October 19 at 11 a.m. at Family Aquatic Center (Park District Event)

Park District Fall Fest – October 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sullivan Center (Park District Event)



Check out the August edition of the Vernon Hills Update Cable/Web Show. Topics include an interview with new Hawthorn District 73 Superintendent Dr. Peter Hannigan, a review of some important back-to-school road rules, a report on this year's mosquito efforts, a preview of the Public Works Open House, and a look back at this year's Summer Celebration. You can catch up on past Update Shows by visiting the Village YouTube channel.

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