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  • 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.

  • Cindy Kessler: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:20 PM
    Candidate information for Cindy Kessler, running for Vernon Hills Park Board (6-year Terms)

  • Sullivan fitness rooms moving Jan 28, 2013 5:26 PM
    The cardio and weight training rooms at the Vernon Hills Park District's Sullivan Community Center will close permanently on Saturday, Feb. 2, with the equipment being moved to the new Lakeview Fitness Center, the former YMCA, at 700 Lakeview Parkway.

  • Century Park ice rink to open Jan 3, 2013 3:55 PM
    The basketball and volleyball courts in Century Park North north of Route 60 and west of Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills have been transformed into an ice rink that will open Saturday, Jan. 5 and will be lighted until 9 p.m. daily.

  • Waukegan Y to close Monday Dec 29, 2012 10:12 AM
    Lake County Family YMCA will close its two branch facilities in Vernon Hills and Waukegan on Monday, Dec. 31, due to financial difficulties. While the Vernon Hills branch will remain open as the Lakeside Fitness Center owned and operated by the Vernon Hills Park District, the Waukegan one was unable to find a savior.

  • Vernon Hills Park District in homestretch of YMCA purchase Dec 6, 2012 4:42 PM
    The due dilligence date for the Vernon Hills Park District's pending purchase of the Central Lake YMCA has been extended as equipment leases, utility arrangments and other items are settled. Meanwhile, the district is making plans to replenish members and day care users, who have left since an announced closing by the YMCA. The facility has remained open as negotiations on the $2 million sale continue.

  • Park district votes to buy Y: Nov 16, 2012 6:00 PM
    The $2 million purchase of the Central Lake YMCA by the Vernon Hills Park District is nearly complete with the 5-0 approval Thursday by the park board of a purchase agreement for the building and property at 700 Lakeview Parkway.

  • Toys for Tots drop off Nov 15, 2012 3:41 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District's Sullivan and Laschen Community Centers are drop-off sites for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

  • Editorial: Vernon Hills and a collaboration that saved services Nov 9, 2012 8:58 AM
    The village and park boards in Vernon Hills saw an opportunity to work together and the result should be a win for the community. That kind of governmental cooperation is needed more often, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Town meeting on Vernon Hills YMCA Nov 4, 2012 4:05 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District will host a town-hall meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Central Lake YMCA, 700 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills.

  • Village, park district offer $1.4 million as fast track solution to keep Vernon Hills YMCA open Oct 24, 2012 12:06 PM
    Vernon Hills village and park district officials have offered $1.4 million to buy the Central Lake YMCA in Vernon Hills. The fast track "expression of interest" is intended as a measure to keep the facility open beyond a previously announced closing date of Oct. 31. The Lake County Family YMCA, which also operates a facility in Waukegan, says it faces a $6 million debt and annual operating loss of $800,000.

  • Sale of Central Lake YMCA in Vernon Hills pondered as answer for financial woes Oct 18, 2012 3:39 PM
    A potential rescue of the Central Lake YMCA in Vernon Hills is being forged in an evolving deal that could result in the sale of the facility and land. Details are in flux as the village and Vernon Hills Park District collaborate on a possible solution to keep the doors open beyond an announced Oct. 31 closing due to financial difficulties. "Things are going 1,000 miles an hour," said Jeff Fougerousse, executive director of the park district. "We need to do our due diligence before we put something before the Y and their board."

  • YMCA topic of special meeting: Oct 2, 2012 6:44 PM
    The Vernon Hills village board and Vernon Hills Park District board of commissioners will hold a special joint session at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 to discuss the announced closing of the Lake County Family YMCA.

  • Take a brewery tour in Milwaukee: Sep 21, 2012 5:25 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District is hosting a day trip to the Miller/Coors Brewery plus dinner from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

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