Vaccine guidelines / Christmas tree recycling / One less restaurant
facilities remain closed
facilities, except for the Police Department, 46 Raupp Boulevard, remain closed
to the public until further notice due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
services, including the issuance of building permits and plan reviews,
scheduling for inspections, bill payments, transfer stamps and other services
will be still available, but only at the Village Hall walk-up window, by
calling (847) 459-2500 or online at this link.
meetings for January will be held electronically.
No mandate for
Lake County businesses
County’s requirement that folks going to restaurants and health clubs show
proof of vaccine will stay in the Buffalo Grove portion of Cook County. However, the Village Board at its Jan. 3 meeting
opted to not include the Lake County portion of the village. Details are
available in the Daily
lists guidelines for Cook County facilities
in both Lake and Cook counties. the Buffalo Grove Park District is following
the Cook County vaccine requirement mandate only in its facilities and
programs in Cook County, which includes the Alcott Center, Emmerich Park,
Cooper Middle School, Longfellow School, and Kilmer School.
are exempt from proof of vaccination requirements:
Participants 18 years
of age or younger.
· Youth and adults participating in special recreation activities.
· Spectators of indoor sporting events, provided that no food or drink is being served, and that they remain masked at all times.
guidelines in effect at Indian Trails Library
In response to the heightened COVID-19 outbreak, the Indian Trails Public Library District has made the following adjustments to its operations. The library is pausing all in-person programming for the month of January. Please check the events calendar at itpld.org for program updates. If you signed up for an in-person program, you will receive an email with updates for that program.
Hours of operation for all
buildings remain the same. Check the hours at this
Operational adjustments include:
• Proof of
vaccination card with a photo ID is not required to enter the Main Library or
• Vending and coffee machines in the café area are out of order until further notice. Food and eating meals are not allowed in the Main Library or the Branch until further notice.
• Study rooms remain open for reservations and utilization by members. Masks are required while using the study rooms.
• The Middle Ground remains open.
• The ESL Lab will not open until ESL classes return to in-person sessions at a future date.
information is available by calling the main library at (847) 459-4100.
The Lake County
Forest Preserve District is holding Christmas tree drop offs, where tress will
be properly recycled. This service is available through Feb. 1.
are at the following forest preserves:
Grant Woods in Fox Lake
· Greenbelt in Waukegan
· Half Day in Vernon Hills
· Lake Wood in Wauconda
· Old School in Libertyville
· Ryerson wood in Deerfield
· Van Patten Woods in Wadsworth
Popular eatery shuts down
Countyline Tavern, which for six years had grown to be a popular Buffalo
Grove restaurant, unexpectedly announced it was closing last week. A spokesperson for owner Select Restaurants
in Cleveland told the Daily Herald in an email that "Due to the current
difficult business conditions, we have decided to close the Countyline Tavern
effective January 1, 2022. The spokesperson, Amy Simmerson, said the company
would "re-evaluate this decision at
a future date." She did not elaborate.
Countyline employee Korei Galow, said in a
social media post that the news was “heartbreaking.” She added that "what
made it special was the people that worked there throughout the years and the
customers that we had," she said. "The people that I have worked with
at Countyline over the past few years, we all became a family."
The Buffalo Creek
Reservoir expansion received the Regional Resilience Award from the Chicago
Metropolitan Agency for Planning for increasing the region's resilience to
flooding, while improving recreation opportunities. The project is estimated to
reduce future flood damages by more than $26 million. It also added 1.3 miles
of trails and seven new boardwalks, relocated existing trails out of
flood-prone areas, expanded public parking, and improved public access to the
existing Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve.
Grove Police Department issued 39 seat belt citations during the recent holiday
enforcement effort, which took place from December 17, 2021 to January 3, 2022.
During the enforcement period, Buffalo Grove Police also issued four distracted
driving citations, four speeding citations and four additional traffic
begins for Vernon Twp. summer camp
for Vernon Township summer camp is open for children who will be 4-7 years old
on or before Sept. 1, 2022. Camp will
take Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m.
dress themselves for swimming and must be toilet trained. Campers must also
bring their own lunch, water bottle, bathing suit, towel, sunscreen and rain
gear. Camp will take place outdoors.
are carefully screened high school and college students. Adult camp supervisors are always
monitors all guidance from the State of Illinois and Lake County Health
Department, and we will follow all IDPH guidelines.
additional information, click here.
Brad Schneider (D, IL-10) donated his 50,000 frequent flyer miles to programs
helping wounded service members and supporting global health and well-being.
donated 25,000 miles to the Hero Miles Program administered by the Fisher House
Foundation, which provides round-trip airline tickets to wounded, injured, and
ill service members and/or their families who are undergoing treatment at a
military or VA medical center.
donated 25,000 miles to the Miles for Global Health and Well-Being Program,
which supports national partners including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the
Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and Stand Up
to Cancer. Partnering organizations use the donated miles to help families and
children get to their destinations.
Need a reason
Need a break
from looking for COVID testing sites and kits?
Here are some options.
Houseplant Appreciation Day
· National Oysters Rockefeller Day
· Peculiar People Day
· Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day
· National Girl Hug Boy Day
Fabulous Wild Men Day
· National Marzipan Day
· National Take the Stairs Day
Rubber Ducky Day
· National Peach Melba Day
· Make Your Dream Come True Day
Up Your Pet Day
· National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
· Cesarean Section Day
· Take a Missionary to Lunch Day
· National Pothole Day
· National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day
· Appreciate a Dragon Day
· International Hot and Spicy Food Day
· National Nothing Day
For more information on these
festivities and to find others, go to nationaltoday.com
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