Daytripper: Lively Libertyville

A jewel of Lake County, Libertyville is a great example of an all-American town.   With a bustling main street lined with independent retailers and terrific restaurants, you’ll fill the day with food and flair. Here are some of our favorites.    Libertyville Sports Complex Start by dropping off the kids. At nearly 170,000 square […]

Making Less Feel Like More: Not So Big Showhouse

It’s the worst economy in 30 years. Home builders have fallen by the dozens. Foreclosures fail to recede. And yet, in downtown Libertyville, people are building their dream homes again. This time around, it’s a new kind of dream. Sarah Susanka, architect and author of nine best-selling books, is leading a movement to redefine the […]

Would You Tolerate a Wind Turbine Near Your Home?

We’re all in favor of green energy, but a group of citizens in Libertyville has filed a lawsuit to try to remove a wind turbine in the area. They say it’s very noisy and disruptive to their lives. For more information, check out the links below: Chicago Tribune, July 8 Chicago Tribune, July 6 Climate […]

Lake County Haven Open House: August 6

On Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake County Haven in Libertyville will open its doors to the community to introduce and educate local families about homelessness in Lake County. Attendees will be able to walk through the shelter and see where the women and children supported by Lake County Haven live […]

Haven for the Homeless

Amid the multi-million dollar houses that pepper the North Shore, it’s hard to remember that homelessness happens here.   But as Laura Sabino, executive director for The Lake County Haven, points out: Lake County has some of the wealthiest communities in the United States right next to some of the poorest. And that’s why a […]