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  • 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.

  • Down-home blues featured at Ribfest Aug 18, 2012 10:55 AM
    Down-home Chicago blues and award-winning ribs highlight the Little Bear Ribfest Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, at Century Park in Vernon Hills.

  • Summer Splash in Vernon Hills Aug 1, 2012 2:56 PM
    Vernon Hills resident are invited to the annual Summer Splash from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at the Vernon Hills Park District's Family Aquatic Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. Poolside games, music, kids carnival games, food and other family activities, including duck races, are featured. Ducks are $1 in advance or six for $5.

  • Pool attendance — and revenue — up during heat wave Jul 10, 2012 4:38 PM
    Public swimming pools were a popular place for people trying to stay cool in Lake County during last week's heat wave, a Daily Herald survey showed. Attendance figures at some pools were up dramatically for the first week of July, compared to the same period in 2011.

  • Planting volunteers sought: Jun 5, 2012 5:28 PM
    Volunteers of every age are needed by the Vernon Hills Park District from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9 at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.

  • Park planting volunteers sought Jun 4, 2012 5:02 PM
    Volunteers of every age are needed by the Vernon Hills Park District from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9 at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.

  • Park chat in Vernon Hills Jun 3, 2012 6:37 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District is hosting its first "Park Chat" of the season from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at Cynthia Peterson Park, 200 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills.

  • Fly a kite this weekend Apr 24, 2012 5:43 PM
    The annual Loop the Lakes 5K run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Century Park boat dock shelter, Route 60 at Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills and is followed at 11 a.m. by a free family kite fly.

  • Egg-ceptional weekend: Egg hunts, candy and Mr. Bunny at Lake County events Mar 27, 2012 2:26 PM
    Brightly colored eggs, candy and a visit from the Easter bunny will be found in a host of community celebrations scheduled for this weekend throughout Lake County.

  • District 128 board inks deal for turf funding at Vernon Hills High Mar 23, 2012 6:43 PM
    School officials and a volunteer group have secured the financial backing needed to equip Vernon Hills High Schools football field with artificial turf. The final piece of the roughly $800,000 puzzle came from the Vernon Hills Park District, which has pledged $100,000 toward the project in exchange for reserved time on the field.

  • Child care contract extended at Hawthorn Feb 15, 2012 5:30 AM
    As it continues to examine space needs for the future, Vernon Hills-based Hawthorn District 73 will stick with its long term provider for child care service for residents and employees. Continuity as a new superintendent takes over July 1 was cited in the decision to extend the contract with the Afterschool Club for three years.

  • Strict policy on smoking, tobacco use in Grandwood Park Jan 25, 2012 6:04 PM
    A small park district in unincorporated Lake County near Gurnee has become completely tobacco- and smoke-free. Grandwood Park Park District’s policy, enacted through a board vote Jan. 11, applies to all property and vehicles.

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