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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Safety in the Streets


As summer brings all of us outside, we encourage everyone to be extra careful in our streets and on our sidewalks and bike paths. While our neighborhoods are extremely safe, playing in the streets is dangerous, especially for young children who are diffic...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Welcome, Kevin Timony!


Please join us in welcoming Kevin Timony to the Village of Vernon Hills!  

Kevin, alongside his wife and children, was sworn in at last night's Village Board Meeting as the 7th Village Manager in Vernon Hills history.   ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Buffalo Grove Road Bridge Work

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The Lake County Division of Transportation will be performing maintenance work on the Buffalo Grove Road bridge over Indian Creek within the Villages of Buffalo Grove and Vernon Hills. The work entails removing the existing bridge railings, galvanizing an...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Be Weather Aware – Sign Up for Blackboard Connect

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Dangerous weather can occur at any time of the year. The Village urges you to take action so you are informed and prepared.

Sign Up for Emergency Messages from Blackboard Connect:

One way to stay informed about important Village news is to sign up for the B...

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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


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


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


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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