Vernon Hills American Legion Post 1247 will be hosting BINGO at the Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive on the first Thursday of the month. The next event will be Thursday December 6th beginning at 6PM.  Proceeds go to support programs sponsored by the Post, such as the Wounded Warrior Project among others. A cash bar along with food is available from the Vernon Hills Golf Course Grill.

T 4 T

Vernon Hills Police Support Toys For Tots 

From now until December 10, the Vernon Hills Police Department will again be a drop-off location for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.  Last year, we collected enough toys to fill fifteen boxes.  We’d like to repeat that again this year – or beat it. 
All kinds of toys can be donated.  Some ideas for older children include sporting equipment/bags/balls, books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gift sets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.

The Toys for Tots program accepts new, unwrapped items.  Realistic looking weapons or gifts with food will not be accepted.  If donated, such items will NOT be distributed.
Naturally, the Police Department drop-off box at 740 Lakeview Parkway is available 24 hours-a-day.  However, the Vernon Hills Village Hall and the Vernon Hills Public Works facility are also drop-off locations.  Visit for the hours these additional boxes are accessible.

“We hope everyone joins us in making the holidays happy for children who might otherwise receive nothing,” said Patrick L. Kreis, Chief of Police.   "It would be great if we had to empty the box every single day.”
Anyone with questions should call the Vernon Hills Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at (847) 247-4889


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.


Annual VHHS Choir Fall Concert

Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the VHHS Auditorium
 On Thursday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the VHHS Auditorium, the Choirs will present their annual Fall Concert. The performance will feature a wide range of cultures and languages, from the Venezuelan "gaita" La Paloma, to the Greek folksong Samiotissa, to an excellent arrangement of the well-known Israeli tune Zum Gali, to a rousing male choir Italian song called Viva Tutti. All choir students will combine to sing a German, Renaissance tune, entitled Ich Will Den Hernn Loben Allezeit. Tickets are $3.00/$2.00 at the door.
Stacey Kruczek is the Publicity Chairperson for Vernon Hills High School CAST - Cougar Arts Support Team.

Powered by CivicSend - A product of CivicPlus