A local family is moving forward with plans to open an indoor skating rink with synthetic ice at Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills. Village trustees marveled at the technology during a Tuesday night committee meeting and voted unanimously to slate the permits for approval during their Oct. 3 board meeting. Compared to its neighbors, Vernon Hills is often referenced as a corporate-heavy economy. Alena and Kevin Jotkus said they don’t mind being among the few small businesses in town.
Libertyville’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Catholic Bishop of Chicago is scheduled for an Oct. 5 hearing, meanwhile both sides still appear willing to talk about the future of the 40 acres of open land along Butterfield Road where a proposed 148-house subdivision was denied permits earlier this year. The village’s latest move was filed in court Aug. 4, several weeks after paperwork was submitted requesting a jury trial.
Years after teaming up to trap skunks on public property, the village of Vernon Hills and the Vernon Hills Park District are taking their efforts onto private property by offering a reimbursement program for residents. Residents in the Deerpath neighborhood created a Facebook page called “Deerpath Neighbors Skunkapolooza” that maps skunk sightings and offers tips. The growing interest prompted a discussion at the Sept. 7 Village Board meeting and a Sept. 12 policy.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Democrats and/or Republicans.
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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