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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Buffalo Grove Road Improvement Project

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We invite the community to provide feedback on potential improvements to Buffalo Grove Road from just north of Illinois Route 22 to US Route 45 in the Village of Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, and unincorporated Lake County. Use this site to provide input!

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

211 Lake County

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211 Lake County offers a variety of support, including those of an urgent nature.

Learn more or request confidential assistance, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week:

  • Visit Website: 211lakecounty.org
  • Call 211 – resources available in 150 languages
  • Text...
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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Now Accepting 2022-2023 Social Service Grant Applications

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The Village of Vernon Hills will be reviewing applications for social service grants for the 2022-2023 fiscal year, May 1 – April 30.

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

COVID Testing in Vernon Hills

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  • These local resources are provided as a courtesy, only; The Village is not endorsing any of these providers or the quality of their service
  • Please consider consulting your physician, and note that your physician's office will also have testing ava...
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Posted on: November 30, 2021

2022 Holiday Tree Pickup Schedule

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The Public Works Department will begin collecting Holiday trees at the curb on January 4, 2022, weather permitting. Please refer to the 2022 Pickup Schedule for the specific areas and subdivisions. Public Works will collect trees through January 10th. Aft...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Resources to Go "Green"

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As more Village residents are looking for ways to live "green" and reduce their carbon footprint, we provide a few resources:

Solar Panel Permits – The Village has developed a streamlined permit process for all residential permits – including the...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Reminder: Annual Garbage Rate Increase

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The Village negotiates a multi-year contract for residential waste hauling, with percentage increases built into the agreement. Per the contract, residents under the Village's Waste Management agreement should expect to see a small increase in th...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Shoveling Tips To Avoid Too Much Snow at the End of Your Driveway

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I just cleared my driveway/sidewalk and now there is snow pushed onto it again?

Unfortunately, pushing snow onto driveways and sidewalks is an unavoidable consequence of plowing. Plow operators do not intentionally push the snow on to your driveway/sidewal...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Reporting Mailbox Damage After A Snow Event

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During a snow event, it is possible that the force from the snow rolling off the blade of the snowplow may unintentionally cause damage to your mailbox and post; especially if your mailbox is in a weakened state going into the winter season. Therefore, we...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Award & Recognition Program

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Know of a Vernon Hills person who has gone above and beyond in their effort on behalf of the larger community? Consider nominating them for the Village Award and Recognition Program. Learn more on the Award & Recognition web article.

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Assistance - Utilities & More

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ComEd offers utility payment assistance through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as well as the Illinois Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP). LIHEAP benefits are available from September through May, while PIPP support i...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Panhandlers & Emergency Services

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Panhandlers & Emergency Services

The Village has experienced an uptick in individuals and groups approaching people in cars or in our shopping areas for money. In some cases, the requestors are working in organized groups. While we recognize the financ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Overnight Street Parking Reminder

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A friendly reminder that Village Ordinance prohibits parking on the street between 2 a.m and 6 a.m. The VHPD may give temporary permission to park overnight on the street due to visitors, driveway repair, etc. Please note that vehicles must otherwise be l...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Hawthorn Mall Partnership Moves Forward

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During the May 18 Village Board Meeting, Centennial Founder and Chief Executive Officer Steven Levin thanked the Board and community for partnering in the redevelopment of Hawthorn Mall. Mr. Levin presented the Board with several bricks from Sears (which ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Hawthorn Mall Redevelopment Agreement

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During the April 7 Committee of the Whole Meeting, Trustees reviewed the general plan for supporting not only the redevelopment of Hawthorn Mall, but also the many steps taken to support partner taxing bodies (especially Hawthorn schools) as well as legal...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Medical Sharps Disposal Now Available

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As part of the Village’s residential municipal waste contract, new services were obtained to include organics collection, electronics collection, and medical sharps collection.  Medical sharps collection will be available at Countryside Fire, 600...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

CodeRED - Lake County Public Works Emergency Notification System

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In addition to the Village's Blackboard Connect Reverse 911 Notification System, the Lake County Public Works Department also has an Emergency Notification System called CodeRED to notify the community in the event of emergency situations or critical comm...
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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Blackboard Connect - Reverse 911 Notification System

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The Vernon Hills Police Department has a great communications tool available to reach the community. It's called Blackboard Connect. It's a mass notification system that allows us to quickly reach anyone at any time in an emergency or other outreach situa...
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Posted on: February 4, 2021

211 Lake County

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What is 211 Lake County?

211 is the place with the answers you need to live well in Lake County, Illinois.

211 is Lake County’s free one-stop shop for help:

  • It’s a telephone helpline.
  • It’s a texting chatline.
  • And, it&...
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