Articles filed under Avon Township

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  • Lindenhurst Early Childhood Center hosts annual Gift of Giving event Dec 16, 2014 4:20 PM
    About 180 children at the Lindenhurst Early Childhood Center are hard at work this week making 400 hand-packed care boxes filled with food and toiletries. The boxes will be donated to various local charities and food pantries as part of the center’s annual Gift of Giving program.

  • Lawsuit charges layoffs based on political support in Avon Township Assessor’s Office Oct 31, 2014 8:03 PM
    A lawsuit has been filed in federal court charging Avon Township Assessor Chris Dittman diiscriminated and retaliated against a former employee who did not politically support him. The suit says Ditton refused to lay off less experienced political supporters after being told there wasn't enough money to pay alll full-time employees the entire year.

  • Yingling messed up township finances Oct 19, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Round Lake Beach letter to the editor: I am very disappointed with the financial crisis that Avon Township is enduring. As many people know, I was Avon Township road commissioner for many years, and I am proud of the services we provided our constituents. What happened to destroy this great history of superb service?

  • Avon Twp. supervisor: Residents upset since assessor's office closed Oct 14, 2014 9:57 PM
    Avon Township Supervisor Lisa Rusch says township employees have had to cope with frustrated residents since a budget dispute led to the closure of the assessor's office last month.

  • Editorial: Another squabble in which taxpayers lose Oct 2, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald says squabbles only make officials look childish and it's taxpayers who lose.

  • Avon Township assessor says work continues despite closed office Sep 29, 2014 4:29 PM
    The office is closed but Avon Township Assessor Chris Ditton says he has been on duty without a staff and working on pending appeals. “People aren’t being denied any service. Absolutely not,” Ditton said Monday. The unusual situation spotlights a continuing rift between Ditton and township officials, who he says forced his hand by cutting his budget.

  • Avon Twp. assessor closes office, remains out of reach Sep 27, 2014 7:40 AM
    A budget dispute has resulted in the closure of the Avon Township assessor's office, and visitors and callers are being directed to the Lake County assessor's office. Township Supervisor Lisa Rusch, once an ally of Assessor Christopher Ditton, has alerted other public entities as she reviews options. "It's a mess," said Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, township attorney.

  • Touch a truck: Sep 24, 2014 10:37 PM
    Avon Township will present its fifth annual Touch-a-Truck event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Avon Township Center, 433 E. Washington St., Round Lake Park.

  • Thanks for response to food drive May 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    An Avon Township letter to the editor: The Avon Community Food Pantry would like to publicly thank the residents of the Round Lake and Grayslake area and the men and women of the U.S. Post office for donating and collecting over 10,000 pounds of food during the National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

  • Avon Township assessor sues supervisor, trustees May 19, 2014 7:35 PM
    Avon Township Assessor Christopher Ditton contends in a federal lawsuit that political retribution by other elected officials is the reason he must operate with a reduced budget for 2014-15. "It’s a sad day in Avon Township when it comes to this,” Ditton told the Daily Herald on Monday. “I feel the board is more concerned with politics than the people they represent.”

  • Mental health services to relocate to Libertyville Apr 5, 2014 8:00 AM
    The Lake County health department is moving its adult mental health program from its longtime home in Round Lake Park to a renovated facility in unincorporated Libertyville where it will be combined with primary care service.

  • Grayslake Central’s food drive collects 50,000 pounds Dec 6, 2013 3:13 PM
    More than 50,000 pounds of food was collected for Grayslake Central High School’s 21st Annual Food Drive. On Friday, students from the student council and the public service practicum teamed up to organize and box the items, forming human food chains in the process. “Our students take a tremendous amount of pride in knowing that they are part of the biggest student-organized food drive in Lake County,” teacher Dustin Chierico said.

  • Grayslake library holiday spirit: Nov 21, 2013 4:12 PM
    The Grayslake Area Public Library is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and the Avon Township Food Pantry to bring holiday spirit to those in need in the community, library officials said in a news release.

  • Avon Township’s tentative budget available Apr 15, 2013 4:23 PM
    Avon Township's tentative budget and appropriation ordinance for the fiscal year beginning March 1 is on file and available for public inspection at the township office, 433 E. Washington St., Round Lake Park.

  • Two-night candidate event: Mar 18, 2013 5:16 PM
    The League of Women Voters of Lake County and the Round Lake Area Public Library are hosting a two-night candidate event at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20 at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, off Hook Drive west of Route 83.

  • Avon Twp. rival calls residency into question Mar 5, 2013 12:02 AM
    Avon Township board members are questioning whether a colleague has a primary residence in Chicago and has been improperly receiving more than one homeowner’s exemption for property tax purposes. Trustee Douglas Raul Williams was the subject of Monday night’s special board session. Supervisor Lisa Rusch, who faces Williams in the April 9 election, raised several questions and voiced concerns at the meeting that Williams did not attend.

  • Bob Flanary: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:09 PM
    Candidate information for Bob Flanary, running for Avon Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • Lisa DeLaMar: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:09 PM
    Candidate information for Lisa DeLaMar, running for Avon Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • James de Nomie: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:09 PM
    Candidate information for James de Nomie, running for Avon Township Highway Commissioner (4-year Term)

  • Thomas Brust: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:09 PM
    Candidate information for Thomas Brust, running for Avon Township Highway Commissioner (4-year Term)

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