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  • Progress, next steps expected for library, park plans in Vernon Hills May 28, 2014 6:18 PM
    Officials at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills want to expand parking onto village-owned land to the south. However, the Vernon Hills Park District, which has facilities and vacant land in the area, wants a decision to be delayed until it receives word of a state grant that could affect its plans for the area.

  • Park district to make early payment on YMCA loan May 13, 2014 4:22 PM
    Developer contributions from a new residential project under way on Route 45 will allow the Vernon Hills Park District to make an early payment on a $2 million loan from the village. The loan allowed the district to buy the former YMCA building and turn it into a fitness center.

  • Open house for new parks maintenance facility May 12, 2014 12:41 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District Board of Commissioners is inviting the public to an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 17, at the new park maintenance facility in Century Park North, 1400 Indianwood Drive.

  • Tree, bench donation program: Apr 8, 2014 7:14 PM
    Vernon Hills residents can honor a special person or commemorate a birthday or anniversary by donating a tree or bench in a park.

  • Tree, bench donation program: Apr 5, 2014 1:01 AM
    Vernon Hills residents can honor a special person or commemorate a birthday or anniversary by donating a tree or bench in a park.

  • Vernon Hills Park District seeks grant for expansion Mar 4, 2014 5:16 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District is applying for a state grant to to help build a gym and expand the pool at the Lakeview Fitness Center, the former Central Lake YMCA. "It's a different facility than it used to be," said park board President David Doerhoefer.

  • Vernon Hills may seek exception to smoking ban for summer festival Jan 22, 2014 6:02 PM
    Vernon Hills trustees are expected to seek an exception to a recently enacted smoking ban for its Summer Celebration event this summer in Century Park. The village would suggest creating a special smoking area.

  • Winter Fest in Vernon Hills Jan 18, 2014 5:19 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District hosted its Winter Fest on Saturday at Century Park North. An ice sculpting show, dog sled demonstrations and ice skating were all part of this free family event.

  • Winter Fest in Vernon Hills: Jan 14, 2014 5:13 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District is hosting a Winter Fest event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Century Park North, 1001 Lakeview Parkway

  • Century Park becomes winter wonderland Jan 3, 2014 5:37 AM
    People sled down the hill at Century Park in Vernon Hills on Thursday after two days of falling snow produced almost 17 inches of snow. “We have been digging out for two days,” Vernon Hills resident Michele Whelan said. “This is a wonderful sled hill, and the boys are having a great time.”

  • Editorial: Local progress in lung cancer awareness Nov 27, 2013 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the Vernon Hills Park District board and the Chicago City Council both are taking positive steps to combat smoking and secondhand smoke during Lung Cancer Awareness Month .

  • Smoking ban extended to all Vernon Hills Park District facilities Nov 22, 2013 4:59 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District has banned the use of tobacco products within 15 feet of all district property, including parks and playgrounds. "Our mission statement is about health and wellness," said David Doerhoefer, park board president. First offenders will be warned.

  • Old Vernon Hills YMCA to show new look Saturday Nov 7, 2013 5:33 AM
    About this time last year, discussions about the imminent demise of the YMCA in Vernon Hills were fast and furious after the organization, citing substantial deficits, announced it would close the facility. The village stepped in with a $2 million low interest loan to the Vernon Hills Park District to acquire the property and building. “We all knew it was the right thing to do to keep the facility open,” said Jeff Fougerousse, park district executive director.

  • Pumpkin launch in Vernon Hills Nov 4, 2013 11:20 AM
    Grab your gourds for a pumpkin launch at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the sled hill on the north end of Century Park, north of Route 60 off Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills.

  • Grand opening of former YMCA Oct 28, 2013 4:09 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District hosts a grand opening of the Lakeview Fitness Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. The event will be at the facility, which is the former YMCA, 700 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills.

  • Trapper hired to thin the skunk population in Vernon Hills Sep 24, 2013 1:55 PM
    Vernon Hills and the Vernon Hills Park District have joined to hire a trapper to thin the skunk population. Officials say there have been enough calls of issues with skunks that they felt the need to thin the population. "People have called and said, 'I can't even walk my dog,' " said Jeff Fougerousse, executive director of the park district.

  • Public interests in Vernon Hills converge on Aspen Drive Sep 8, 2013 9:00 AM
    What should happen with some small but strategically located properties along Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills will be the topic of discussion for local public bodies that each have a stake in the sites’ futures. Officials from the village, Vernon Hills Park District, Cook Memorial Public Library District and Hawthorn Elementary District 73 will meet this week to discuss their interests in the land.

  • Park chat in Vernon Hills: May 28, 2013 5:24 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District staff is reaching out to residents in the district’s neighborhood parks this summer with staff and park board commissioners available to chat with resident on selected evening throughout the summer. The season’s first “park chat” is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at Torrey Pines Park, 520 Torrey Pines Way, Vernon Hills.

  • Volunteers sought for planting: May 17, 2013 4:35 PM
    Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 30 in Grosse Pointe Park, 900 Grosse Pointe Boulevard, Vernon Hills, to take part in a community planting project.

  • Vernon Hills board overrules plan commission, gives go ahed for maintenance building May 11, 2013 8:22 AM
    The Vernon Hills Park District will proceed with plans for a $2.5 million maintenance facility on village-owned property on the north end of Century Park, the largest in its system. The village board gave its informal approval but directed that neighbors be consulted on landscaping and screening details before a final vote is taken.

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