The Lake Bluff Letter - July 8, 2022

The Lake Bluff Letter - July 8, 2022

Highland Park Tragedy

Our community continues to mourn the seven lives lost and those injured on July 4 in Highland Park. Lake Bluff's first responders were among the first on scene and have continued to assist in the investigation since. We are thankful for our faith institutions, businesses, and residents that have supported our neighbors in Highland Park this week and that will continue to do so throughout the coming weeks and months.


The City of Highland Park has published a list of upcoming memorial services and mental health resources at If you are considering a financial donation, the Highland Park Community Foundation has established a Shooting Response Fund.

Village and Community Updates

BLUFFINIA POSTPONED. The start of the Bluffinia concert series has been delayed one week to Sunday, July 17 out of respect for the tragedy in Highland Park.


SIDEWALK SALE. The Chamber of Commerce annual Sidewalk Sale will occur Thursday, July 14 through Saturday, July 16.


THAT'S THE SPIRIT. The new Elmer Vliet Community Service Award honors those who exemplify the spirit of "community above self." Make a nomination by August 1, 2022.


SURVEY SAYS... The Lake Bluff Library is currently administering a patron satisfaction survey. Take a few minutes and let your voice be heard.


VOLUNTEERS WANTED. The Lake Bluff Criterium needs volunteers. Click here for more information.


WATER QUALITY. The Village's 2021 Water Quality Report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water.

Board and Committee Actions

For more information, visit the Village's meeting packets and videos page. Agendas and meeting materials are typically available the Friday before a meeting; videos within a week after the meeting; and minutes after they are approved at the next meeting of the public body. Not all meetings are recorded on video. Click here for details on how to participate remotely.

There were no public meetings the week of July 4.


Upcoming Village Board Meeting (Monday, July 11, 7 p.m.). The Village Board will consider:

  • An update on capital improvements.
  • Honoring the public service of Deputy Fire Chief Steve Willard (45 years of service) and Village Forester Bob Hertel (retiring after 25 years of service).
  • Approving the replacement of two police vehicles.
  • Amending the Village Administrator's employment agreement.
  • Designating 500 E. North Ave. as a historic landmark and granting variations to allow for the modification of the building's second floor.
  • Residential variations for a pergola at 305 E. Scranton Ave.

The Architectural Board of Review meeting rescheduled for Tuesday, July 12 is cancelled.


The Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 13 is cancelled.

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