The Lake Bluff Letter - June 9, 2023

The Lake Bluff Letter - June 9, 2023

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Village and Community Updates


June Downtown Block Party

Saturday, June 10 (starting at 5 pm)


GO Color 5K Run/3K Walk

Saturday, June 17 (starting at 9 am)

Click Here to Register & Learn More


Artists on the Bluff Summer Arts Festival

Weekend of June 17 and 18 (10 am to 4 pm)

On the Village Green

Breakfast with the Mayors. Join Lake Bluff Village President Regis Charlot and Lake Forest Mayor Stanford "Randy" Tack for an overview of the latest information about each community. Click here for more information.


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.


Dude, Where's My Car🚗? The annual Lake Bluff History Museum Auto Show will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. on June 24 in historic downtown Lake Bluff, showcasing beautifully maintained cars from the early 1900s to 1980s. Learn more here.


CROYA News. Click here for the link to CROYA's June Newsletter and here for a printable Summer Calendar of Events. CROYA’s Battle of the Bands is tonight (Friday, June 9) from 7-10 pm at Lake Forest High School- click here to purchase $5 tickets.


What Book are You Bringing to the Beach? The Lake Bluff Library's Summer Reading Club is officially underway for all ages. Click here for more information and to sign up.


June is Pride MonthThe Lake Bluff Public Library uplifts voices and stories written by, for, and about LGBTQIA+ communities. Visit the Library's Pride page for booklists and programming information.


Were You Aware? The 46th Annual Lake Bluff Fireman’s Ball will take place on Monday, July 3. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

Sad News

‍‍Lake Bluff Police Officer Jeff Jacoby passed away in a boating accident on June 6 in Iron County, Wisconsin where he was fishing with friends. He is survived by his wife and their two college-aged children. Officer Jacoby was hired by the Village of Lake Bluff in 2020 and had 30+ years of law enforcement experience with the Villages of Lisle and Des Plaines. Although his time with the Village of Lake Bluff was relatively brief, he made an immediate impact on the Department and was very well liked by all that worked and interacted with him; he was quick to share his experience and extensive training with fellow officers and received letters of appreciation by the Village and others for his fine work—and he did these things with his special humor and wit. Officer Jacoby will be missed greatly.

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.


Recent Architecture Board of Review (ABR) meeting (June 6, 7 p.m.). The ABR approved:

  • Exterior changes at the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency Pumping Station (700 E Blodgett Avenue).
  • A new wall sign for Forest North Dental (101 Waukegan Road).


Upcoming Village Board meeting (Monday, June 12, 2023, 7 p.m.). The Village Board will consider:

  • Accepting the Treasurer's Annual Police Pension Fund Report and the 2023 Farmers Market Report.
  • Waiving permit fees for the Lake Bluff School District.
  • Comprehensive Fee Schedule amendment.
  • Approving variances for floor area and impervious surface (525 E. Center Avenue).
  • BYOB liquor license for Half and Half Pizza (77 E. Scraton Avenue).
  • Professional Service Agreement with Interdev, LLC for IT and security services.
  • Purchasing a replacement pedestrian bridge (Glen Avenue Footbridge).


Upcoming Historic Preservation Comission (HPC) meeting (Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 7 p.m.). The HPC will:

  • Initiate a Demolition Review for 201 Moffett Road.
  • Begin planning for a Historic Preservation Program Seminar.

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