Village News

It’s hard to believe that Fall is here and that our Farmers’ Market is over. October 13 was our last market for 2017. On behalf of Lake Bluff’s Farmers’ Market Committee and our vendors, THANK YOU for your part in making the 2017 season a tremendous success.

We’re doing our best to make sure that 2018 is even better, especially as it is our 25th anniversary year! Would you take five minutes to answer a brief survey and help us improve? 

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Don't miss these fun events for you and your family!

  • Trunk or Treat – Hosted by the Lake Bluff Park District on Friday, October 20th. The event is free for kids 12 and under. For additional information visit http://lakebluffparks.org.
  • Children’s Halloween Party – Hosted by the Lake Bluff Public Library on Tuesday, October 24th. Click here for additional information.
  • Pumpkin Fest and Chase – Hosted by the Lake Bluff School District #65 PTO on Friday, October 27th (Pumpkin Fest) and Saturday, October 28th (PTO Pumpkin Chase 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run). Visit http://lb65.org or click here for additional race information.
  • Trick-or-Treat and Hot Dog Roast – Hosted by the Lake Bluff Police Department on Tuesday, October 31st. Trick-or-treaters are invited to stop by the Public Safety Building (45 E. Center Avenue) for the annual hot dog roast during trick-or-treat hours (4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.). Police Department personnel, with help from their families, will cook hot dogs, serve potato chips and refreshments, the hots dogs are limited so plan to come early. The Police Department would like to thank Target, Knauz Automotive, Heinen’s, Graffiti Grill and Two Paws Up Dog Training for their contributions to event!

The Village of Lake Bluff is accepting bids to complete renovations at the Lake Bluff Metra Station building and waiting platforms, including new roofs, masonry repair and tuckpointing, exterior painting, LED lighting upgrades (interior and exterior), bathroom improvements, and door repairs. The selected Contractor must substantially complete the work no later than June 15, 2018. Full bid documents are available from BHFX. On BHFXplanroom.com, select "Public Projects", then "Building Renovation Project."

Bid submittals may be directed to: Village of Lake Bluff, c/o Mike Croak, 40 E. Center Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044. 

A pre-bid meeting was held 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Station (600 N. Sheridan Rd.).

Addendums to the bid documents were issued after the pre-bid meeting and are available from BHFXplanroom.com.

Bids will be opened at 11:00 A.M. on October 24, 2017, by which time all bids must be received by the Village to be considered.

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On Thursday, October 19th, Lake County's Stormwater Management Commission is hosting a Floodproofing Expo and Workshop in Libertyville where residents can learn about various products, services, and solutions to minimize flood damage. Vendor exhibits and educational presentations will be held throughout the afternoon. For more information: (847) 377-7700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many families in the Houston Independent School District have been devastated by the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Lake Bluff's elementary and middle schools are collecting donations of new and unused clothing, shoes, underwear, socks, uniforms, school supplies, canned food, and bottled water that can help Houston students recover and prepare for the coming school year. Please, consider dropping off a contribution at either campus.

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On Wednesday, July 12, the Village of Lake Bluff experienced a significant rain storm that has been estimated as a 140-year storm by Lake County. The Village saw about 7 inches of rain in less than 10 hours. This resulted in flooded basements and the closure of many local streets such as Green Bay Road and highways including Route 176 and Route 41. Due to the scale and damage of the storm, the State of Illinois and Lake County declared an emergency. The Federal government may also declare the July 12 storm to be a natural disaster. This exceptional rain storm was followed by two other significant rain events occurring on July 20 and August 3. More flooding occurred in the Village due to the saturated ground and high intensity of rainfall, although it was not as damaging as the July 12 storm.