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  • JOE LEWNARD/, 2010 The Easter bunny visits with children at Wauconda Park District’s annual egg hunt at Cook Park in Wauconda.

    Egg-ceptional weekend: Egg hunts, candy and Mr. Bunny at Lake County events Mar 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  The grass football field at Vernon Hills High School will be replaced with artificial turf, Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 announced this week.

    District 128 board inks deal for turf funding at Vernon Hills HighMar 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    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 12:00 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 12:00 AM
    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.

  • The Vernon Hills High School football stadium opened in 2002. A community group is raising money to replace the grass with a longer-lasting artificial material.

    Deal close for artificial turf funding at Vernon Hills High Jan 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 officials are close to inking a deal that would bring artificial turf to the Vernon Hills High School football field. The Vernon Hills Park District board has approved an intergovernmental agreement with the District 128 board that calls for the park district to donate $100,000 to the project.

  • The Deerpath Center at 8 Greenvale Road has been sold by the Vernon Hills Park District for $95,000. The structure, originally built as a model home for the Deerpath subdivision, will be converted back into a residence.

    Vernon Hills Park District sells one of its original facilities Dec 28, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Vernon Hills Park District's to-do list got shorter last week with the sale of one of its original facilities — a onetime model home that, decades after it was built, finally will lodge a resident. The district last week closed on the sale of the Deerpath Center for $95,000.

  • Vernon Hills park meeting Dec 14, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Vernon Hills Park District board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, to discuss the year-end strategic plan update.

  • Free throw shoot for turkey: Nov 14, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Vernon Hills Park District is hosting its annual basketball free throw shooting contest on Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.

  • Videos outline soccer goal dangers Nov 8, 2011 12:00 AM
    Three public service announcement videos about the danger of unsecured soccer goals have been released by the Chicago law firm Corboy and Demetrio. The videos, made for television and the Internet, were released in partnership with Anchored for Safety, a nonprofit group started by the family of 6-year-old Zachary Tran of Vernon Hills, who died in 2003 when an unsecured soccer goal fell on him.

  • Sports and entertainment will bring big turnout to Vernon Hills Nov 2, 2011 12:00 AM
    Vernon Hills officials expect a full house next summer with softball and lacrosse tournaments as well as the annual Summer Celebration festival scheduled for the same week in July.

  • Day of play in Vernon Hills: Sep 22, 2011 12:00 AM
    Worldwide Day of Play is a free, family event encouraging families to get outdoors. In Vernon Hills, the event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Deerpath Park, near the Warrington Road entrance.

  •  The Vernon Hills Park District will host the inaugural Little Bear Ribfest Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27, in Century Park.

    Get your taste buds ready for Vernon Hills Ribfest Aug 19, 2011 12:00 AM
    The inaugural Little Bear Ribfest will showcase legendary down-home Chicago blues and award-winning ribs in Vernon Hills. The community event will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in Century Park on Lakeview Parkway, north of Route 60.

  • Free CPR program: Aug 9, 2011 12:00 AM
    Countryside Fire District and the Vernon Hills Park District have partnered to provide “CPR in the Park” a free program from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13

  • Century Park in Vernon Hills holds grand opening Aug 5, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Vernon Hills Park District will host a summer “park chat” and the grand opening celebration of the newly developed Century Park North, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9.

  • Electronics recycling in Vernon Hills Jul 21, 2011 12:00 AM
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  • Lydia Runyan, 8, keeps hydrated during the Lake County Forest Preserve District's Eco Adventurers Day Camp on Tuesday at Van Patten Woods near Wadsworth. Below, Elizabeth Klann, 7, douses Rebecca Runyan, 6, in a game of "Drip, Drip, Drench."

    Lake County pools, shade key to staying cool Jul 20, 2011 12:00 AM
    At summer camps across Lake County, water seems to be the key for beating the scorching heat and humidity this week. Kids are drinking it, splashing it, spraying it and - of course - swimming in it at public and private camps throughout the region.

  •  Up close with the emerald ash borer.

    Gurnee trying to save trees hit by emerald ash borer Jun 17, 2011 12:00 AM
    Gurnee’s village forester on Friday resumed leading crews in injecting chemicals into some public parkway trees in an effort to protect them from the deadly emerald ash borer for at least two years.

  • Volunteers sought for VH derby May 27, 2011 12:00 AM
    Volunteers are being sought to work at the Jim & Helen Heier Annual Fishing Derby & BBQ, Sunday, June 26, at Big Bear Lake, Century Park in Vernon Hills. Seventy five veterans from the VA hospital will be guests from about 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Vernon Hills Park District considers property sale May 25, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Deerpath Center's usefulness has run its course and the Vernon Hills Park District is considering putting it up for sale.

  • Shiran Kaushik, left, bowls to the batsman Sandeep Bhardwaj as wicket keeper Raj Kosgi observes during a demonstration last year by the Vernon Hills Cricket Club Hawks. The team plays Sunday for the first time on its home field at Century Park.

    Vernon Hills cricket to play first game on home field May 21, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Vernon Hills Cricket Club Hawks’ match scheduled for Sunday in Century Park will mark the arrival of a new sport on the local scene.

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