Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Bring in the Season
The 2019 Vernon Hills Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony will be held at the Vernon Hills Golf Course located at 291 Evergreen Drive on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

Help bring the holiday season in by assisting Mayor Roger Byrne flip the switch to the holiday tree. Bring the family, the neighbors, and the kids out for hot chocolate, cookies, and cider. With the assistance of the Countryside Fire District, Santa has been able to clear his calendar in order to attend this event. See you there.

CLC News

Register for Free Youth Robotics Competition
Looking for a fun, affordable way to introduce 8th- to 12th-grade students to STEM fields such as engineering and computer science? Sign up now for the first-ever Lake County Robotics Competition, scheduled for next spring at the College of Lake County’s Grayslake Campus. Teams register for the free event on a first-come, first-served basis online at
Leading up to the Lake County Robotics Competition on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, student teams design robots that help the environment by improving recycling and waste disposal. CLC’s engineering department will help teams build and test their robots during Maker Week Build Days on Saturdays once a month December through April. Teams also can prepare for the competition by participating in a mid-winter scrimmage on Tuesday, Feb. 18.   

“With support from the Holly Kim Foundation and the CLC Engineering Transfer department, the competition’s free admission makes it a very attractive bargain,” said Rob Twardock, CLC engineering department chair and an event organizer. “In formal robotics competitions held around the country, it costs at least $5,000 for only one team to compete. By eliminating the entry fee, we are giving an opportunity to many students who normally can’t participate due to the high cost and time commitment. And with free loaner kits available to eligible schools on a first-come, first-serve basis, the startup cost for a team to compete is minimal.”  
For more information on the competition, preparation and loaner kits, contact Twardock at  

Saturday with St. Nick
Sat., Dec. 7
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church & Preschool
595 N. Deerpath Drive, VH
 Songs, crafts, snacks and St. Nick!
Great for photos!
Free event - all are welcome!

Vernon Hills Police Support Toys For Tots

From now until December 9, 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.
Donations can be dropped off at the following drop box locations:

  • Vernon Hills Police Department, 740 Lakeview Parkway, 24 hours-a-day  
  • Vernon Hills Village Hall, 290 Evergreen Drive, Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Vernon Hills Public Works, 490 Greenleaf Drive, Mon – Fri, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm 

“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


Zoning Board of Appeals Vacancy Announcement

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) consists of seven members. Members are appointed by the Village President and confirmed by the Board of Trustees. Terms are five years.

The ZBA is scheduled to meet at 7:00PM on the third Thursday of every month if petitions of variances are pending. Generally, the ZBA meets five to seven times annually.

The powers and duties of the ZBA are specified in the Vernon Hills Zoning Ordinance and Illinois State Statues. The ZBA holds public hearings and makes recommendations to the Village Board on decisions and determinations made by Building Commissioner (Zoning Administrator) in the interpretation and enforcement of the Village Zoning, Development and Sign Ordinances.

Residents wishing to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals are encouraged to send a letter of interest that outlines their qualifications to the attention of:
Mark Fleischhauer, Village Manager


Garage Sale Central

361 ASHWOOD CT (Westwood)
Fri Nov 22 (9-2) & Sat Nov 23 (9-3)
Everything in Really Good to Excellent Condition
Barbie House with Pool
Kids golf club set, Airwalk scooter.
Games - BRAND NEW SCRABBLE GAME, Books, Puzzles & Art Set.
Frozen Full Sheets Sets (Flannel & Cotton) Disney Princess Full Sheet Sets (Flannel & Cotton)
Frozen Blanket & Dora Blanket
Large selection of girls toys/baby toys (Barbie, Disney princess, Ever-After High Dolls, Strawberry Shortcake, American Girl Doll Accessories, Fur Real Friend GOGO, My Little Pony, PetShop)
Queen Quilt & Blankets
Wooden Wall Quilt Holder & Floor Duvet/Quilt Holder
Large selection of women, mens & girls/teen clothing/winter coats and accessories/boots, girls dresses, Mens & Womes Leather Jacket.
Womens Leather Wallets & Purses.
Wrapping paper/gift bags. Some Holiday Items.
Misc household items, Keurig Coffee Maker, like NEW Microwave, Power tools, Furniture (Couch, Loveseat, Coffee table, Armoire Entertainment Center), 36" TV, Black 32" Entertainment Center, Bedroom Set (2 Dressers with mirror) Scentsy products. Dart Board
VINTAGE ITEMS ie: wall pictures (PINK PANTHER VELVET PICTURE), cassette radio programs, vinyl albums, John Wayne VHS collections, & Diecast collectible Cars 1:18. Household Items.
Adult Books - Clive Cussler


Your American Legion Post 1247 will be hosting Bingo at the Vernon Hills Municipal Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive, on the first Thursday of every month. Put December 5th on your calendar now!

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