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  • Changes coming to youths sports organization in Vernon Hills Jan 24, 2015 7:43 AM
    Issues with a long-standing youth athletic group in Vernon Hills apparently have shaken out with the announced formation of two new entities to run various sports programs. The change, effective Feb. 1, will result in a restructuring of how sports programs are managed and the elimination of the Vernon Hills Cougars Youth Athletic Association.

  • Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills to get more parking Jan 21, 2015 9:16 PM
    Aspen Drive Library patrons who’ve been frustated by an occasional shortage of available parking spots, rejoice: the lot is about to expand.

  • Plenty of cold-weather fun at Vernon Hills’ Winter Fest Jan 17, 2015 11:28 PM
    Sometimes, the best way to tackle winter is to enjoy it. That’s exactly what the Vernon Hills Park District did Saturday by hosting its annual Winter Fest.

  • Woman denies torching trash cans at three Vernon Hills parks Jan 7, 2015 1:39 PM
    A 28-year-old Vernon Hills woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to arson charges accusing her of starting a series of trash can fires in three Vernon Hills-area parks. Stephanie M. Wollar faces up to seven years in prison if found guilty on any of the seven counts of arson stemming from fires set in garbage cans at Deerpath, Augusta and Kelli Garvanian parks in the fall.

  • Vernon Hills woman set park fires to relieve stress, police say Nov 17, 2014 4:35 PM
    A 28-year old Vernon Hills woman has been charged with arson in connection with a series of fires in park trash can during the past three weeks. Stephanie M. Wollar was held Monday on $50,000 bail in the Lake County jail.

  • Suspicious fires damage trash cans at Vernon Hills parks Nov 12, 2014 4:28 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District is asking residents to be aware of suspicious activity in parks after a series of small fires the past three weeks destroyed trash receptacles. Polcie are investigating the fires, which took place in three parks since Oct. 22.

  • Vernon Hills Park District hosts its annual Pumpkin Launch Nov 1, 2014 3:35 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District continued a tradition of helping the community get rid of old pumpkins after Halloween Saturday. The annual Pumpkin Launch was held at the Century Park North sled hill. Pumpkins were rolled, smashed and launched.

  • Pumpkin launch in Vernon Hills Oct 30, 2014 5:59 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District is hosting a pumpkin launch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov 1, at the sled hill in Century Park North off Lakeview Drive north of Route 60.

  • Vernon Hills preparing for Vice President Joe Biden’s visit Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 6:49 PM
    The giggling toddlers and energetic dancers who normally would occupy Vernon Hills’ Sullivan Community Center on Wednesday will make way for a political rally featuring Vice President Joe Biden. Biden is coming to the center on Aspen Drive in the afternoon to stump for some fellow Democrats on the Nov. 4 ballot.

  • Biden coming to Vernon Hills next week to stump for Schneider Oct 15, 2014 2:13 PM
    Vice President Joe Biden will visit Vernon Hills next week to promote early voting and stump for U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider’s re-election bid. Biden will appear at the Sullivan Community Center on Oct. 22 with Schneider and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.

  • Day of Play in Vernon Hills: Sep 11, 2014 5:33 PM
    Worldwide Day of Play is a free, family event at Century Park North, north of Route 60 on Indianwood Drive in Vernon Hills, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

  • Get out and play: Sep 1, 2014 4:30 PM
    Day of Play, a free, family event encouraging families to get outdoors will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Century Park North on Indianwood Drive, Vernon Hills.

  • Little Bear Ribfest heats up Aug 22, 2014 8:43 PM
    First day of the Little Bear Ribfest on Friday, Aug 22 starting at 6 p.m. A two-day festival at Century Park featuring the area's best ribs, national headliners, and a whole lotta fun.

  • Playground improvements slated for two Vernon Hills parks Aug 18, 2014 4:43 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District will host meetings Saturday for residents at Stone Fence Farm and Augusta parks to present various options for playground replacement.

  • Summer book drive: Jul 14, 2014 5:01 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District’s Summer of Service day camp for students in grades 5-8 is hosting a book drive through July 21.

  • Book drive in Vernon Hills Jun 30, 2014 4:57 PM
    In partnership with the Summer of Service Day Camp and Bernie’s Book Bank, the Vernon Hills Park District will host a children’s book drive from July 7 to July 21.

  • Book drive in Vernon Hills Jun 29, 2014 4:22 PM
    In partnership with the Summer of Service Day Camp and Bernie’s Book Bank, the Vernon Hills Park District will host a children’s book drive from July 7 to July 21.

  • 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.

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