Deerpath Pedestrian Bridge at Route 45

Deerpath Pedestrian Bridge at Rt. 45 will be under construction next week. The repair is to take place for a few days starting on October 16th.  During the last board replacement in the spring, some structural repairs were noted and will be taking place next week. If you use this bridge to get to the Metra Station, there are a few detours you may use (See Map Below). We appreciate your patience in the matter and will do our best to keep this interruption to a minimum.

Sign Up for Blackboard Connect Emergency 911 Call System

The Village of Vernon Hills uses a number our resources to keep people informed. Blackboard Connect is the Village’s reverse 911 emergency phone system used to notify people of extremely time-bound or urgent information — for instance an emergency road closure or a neighborhood utility problem.
Published telephone landlines are automatically included in the Blackboard Connect database. However if you do not have a published landline, your are urged to enroll any appropriate cellphone numbers for your household. Sign up by going to the Blackboard Connect webpage ( and creating an account using your email address. A physical address is also required, which allows messages to be routed to specific neighborhoods.

Learn more about other Village communication options on the Village’s “Notify Me” webpage – the link is found at the bottom of the Village website, The “Blackboard Connect” link is found at the top of the “Notify Me” list.

VHHS Band Festival

The 18th Annual VHHS Band Festival with the Hawthorn Middle Schools is on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the VHHS main gym. This year's festival features guest director Dr. Erica Neidlinger from DePaul University. Pieces performed in the concert include Majestia, Illumination, and Symphonic Dance #3 "Fiesta" and the concert concludes with over 350 high school and middle school students performing Kentucky 1800 and The Great Locomotive Chase together.
Tickets can be purchased online at $2 for students and $3 for adults or at the door for $4 for students and $5 for adults. If you buy your tickets online, be sure to have a copy of the receipt on your phone or printed out.
Stacey Kruczek is the Publicity Chairperson for Vernon Hills High School CAST - Cougar Arts Support Team

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