The Lake Bluff Letter - May 26, 2023

The Lake Bluff Letter - May 26, 2023



First Downtown Block Party

Saturday, May 27 starting at 5 pm




Memorial Day Observance

Monday, May 29 at 9 am

Gazebo on the Village Green

In Memory


‍‍It is with great sadness that we share with you Lake Bluff resident Zachary Thompson Porter passed away all too soon at the age of 20, on May 21, 2023 in Alaska. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, May 28, 2023 on Sunrise Beach in Lake Bluff.  Parking is limited so please consider walking or biking if you are able. There will be an accessible drop off point for elderly and people with disabilities at the top of the hill located at the intersection of E. Scranton Avenue and Sunrise Avenue.

2023 Farmers Market

‍The 2023 Lake Bluff Farmers Market, sponsored by Lake Forest Bank & Trust, starts on the Village Green on June 9th! The Market's 30th season includes 29 vendors so far.


New vendors this year include:

  • Deep River Roasters – Bagged ground and whole bean coffee
  • From the Flower Field – Locally grown fresh-cut flowers
  • Marek's Polish Foods – Pierogi, polish sausage, stuffed cabbage rolls, and balsamic vinegars





Village and Community Updates

Gas-Powered Leaf Blower Seasonal Ban. The Village's seasonal ban on the use of gas-powered leaf blowers is now in effect through September 30th. If you don't perform your own lawn maintenance, talk to your contractor about this new regulation.

Street Resurfacing Underway. Click here for a list of streets. All work will be substantially completed by the end of June.

StoryWalk® at Artesian Park. Take a walk through Lake Bluff’s beautiful Artesian Park and enjoy a story at the same time! For the month of June, the Lake Bluff Library is partnering with Lake Bluff School District 65 and the Lake Bluff Park District to bring you a StoryWalk® experience featuring Melia and Jo by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley. Click here for more information and to register for a virtual interview with the authors. 


Summer Reading Kickoff and Giant Bubble Show. The Lake Bluff Library's Summer Reading Club kickoff will start on June 3rd at 11:00 am and will include a Giant Bubble Show at 1:00 pm. Click here for more information.


Criterium Bike Race Volunteer Coordinator Needed. More information can be found here. Contact Marc Colbert at or 847-644-0277.


Volcano Mulching = Bad. Be sure to avoid piling mulch against tree trunks, as it can be damaging to trees.

NSWRD Construction

The Northshore Water Reclamation District (NSWRD) is constructing an underground sewage storage basin at Sunrise Beach; no construction will take place over Memorial Day Weekend. Over the next year there will be times of intense construction activity beginning with the delivery of materials and large equipment to and from the beach. More information about the project can be found at Email to sign up for project notifications.

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.


The Village Board and Committee-of-the-Whole meetings on May 22 were cancelled. The Business Advisory Ad Hoc Committee (BAC) meeting scheduled for March 31 is also cancelled.

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