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Cheap gas

With many staying inside, gas prices have been about as low as I can remember. 5/4/20, Meijer, Round Lake Beach

Cheap gas
Essential workers

Unfortunately my father had to be hospitalized at Condell Hospital for a few days with a non-COVID 19 related condition. Many thanks to the nurses, ...

Essential workers
Humorous Reminder

Ace Hardware on Peterson Road in Libertyville gives their customers a chuckle, as well as a reminder to wear a mask while shopping. I asked, the ape ...

Humorous Reminder
Empty Mall

While driving through Vernon Hills, I was struck by the emptiness of the Hawthorn Mall lot. After weeks of Covid 19 awareness, it was still eerie ...

Empty Mall
Home haircuts

With barbershops and beauty salons closed, hair started to get shaggy. My husband invested in hair clippers and took on the job of family barber. My ...

Home haircuts
Going on a Rock Hunt

Decorated rocks with motivational sayings have started popping up in my neighborhood with the majority of them appearing on Prairie Avenue. It is fun ...

Going on a Rock Hunt
Adler Park School Teacher Parade

April 16, 2020 Adler Park School teachers stood along side the road behind the school and waved to students and parents driving in the parade route.

Adler Park School Teacher Parade
Adler Park School Teacher Parade

April 16th 2020 Adler Park

Adler Park School Teacher Parade
Milwaukee Ave- North

3-26-2020

Milwaukee Ave- North
Down Town Libertyville

3-27-2020

Down Town Libertyville
Libertyville

3-28-2020

Libertyville
View from Parking garage

3-31-2020

View from Parking garage
Cook Mansion

4-01-2020

Cook Mansion
Playgrounds are closed

All Libertyville playgrounds are “closed until further notice.” March 31, 2020

Playgrounds are closed
Walking around Big Bear Lake looking at the Birds

Cormorants and Mergansers migrating through Lake County.

Walking around Big Bear Lake looking at the Birds
Rainbow of hope

March 26, 2020, Painted by my 3 year old grandson.

Rainbow of hope
Students Spread the Message that Hawthorn Cares

In April, students and teachers at Hawthorn School District 73 came together to spread the message that “Hawthorn Cares.” They drew posters and hung ...

Students Spread the Message that Hawthorn Cares
Menards Entry Sign Prohibiting Entry for kids under age 16

April 7, 2020 - 2700 Lake Cook Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047 Menards home improvement store institutes temporary policy to prohibit entry of children ...

Menards Entry Sign Prohibiting Entry for kids under age 16
Neighbor Made Masks

A kind neighbor in my Libertyville neighborhood made cute, but very much needed masks for us. How thoughtful! I don’t leave home without it. April 7, ...

Neighbor Made Masks
Waiting in Line

Monday, April 6, 2020. Waiting in line to enter Trader Joe's. Only so many people were allowed in the store at one time. Once someone left through ...

Waiting in Line
No traffic

Oak Spring Road on Sunday, April 5, 2020, 3:30pm.

No traffic
Downtown Libertyville Looking South

Saturday, April 4, 2020. 11:30pm. As a restaurant worker in Libertyville this picture of a ghost town sums it up

Downtown Libertyville Looking South
Downtown Libertyville Looking North

Saturday, April 4, 2020. 11:30pm. As a restaurant worker in Libertyville this picture of a ghost town sums it up.

Downtown Libertyville Looking North
Trattoria Pomigliano - empty lot

Taken on Friday, April 3, at 8:30 PM. Trattoria Pomigliano in the 200 block of Cook Street. The parking lot -- and the restaurant is empty -- ...

Trattoria Pomigliano - empty lot
First Friday and Pizzeria deVille

Taken on Friday, April 3, at 8:30 PM, in front of Pizzeria deVille. Ordinarily on a "First Friday" night, the streets would be lined with parked cars ...

First Friday and Pizzeria deVille
Deliveries

Foyer of apartment building in 200 block of Cook Street. Taken at 6 PM on Friday, April 3. During the pandemic, people avoided going to stores in ...

Deliveries
Reaching out to family, while maintaining social distancing

Taken on Friday, April 3, in the 200 block of Church Street. During the pandemic, we were aware of the importance of keeping the elderly safe from ...

Reaching out to family, while maintaining social distancing
Cook Library Parking Lot Empty on Friday evening

This picture was taken at 5:20PM on Friday, April 3. Ordinarily on a Friday evening, 40 minutes before closing, the Library parking lot would have ...

Cook Library Parking Lot Empty on Friday evening
Mariano’s seating area closed

April 2, 2020

Mariano’s seating area closed
New measures Target is taking to keep people healthy

Social distancing recommendations include how we shop. Stores are taking extra precautions for their shoppers and employees. April 2, 2020.

New measures Target is taking to keep people healthy
Purchase limit signs at Target.

April 2, 2020. Stores trying to keep up with product demand are having to put limits on certain purchases.

Purchase limit signs at Target.
Closed playground

I went out for groceries on March 30th and noticed that the playground in my neighborhood was cordoned off by caution tape. It wasn't there when we ...

Closed playground
Social Distancing

Friday, March 27, 2020. Social distancing requires being creative. Friday night virtual get-togethers are becoming the norm. This past Friday we ...

Social Distancing
Streaming Content- Author James Dean

March 19th. Morton house. As daycares and non essential workplaces closed to help prevent the spread of the virus, many public figures started to ...

Streaming Content- Author James Dean
Supermarket-Sam's Club

Bread shelves at Sam's Club in Gurnee.

Supermarket-Sam's Club
Supermarket-Sams' Club

Meat counter at Sam's Club in Gurnee. Taken 3/13.

Supermarket-Sams' Club
Trying to get flour and yeast for bread

This is the baking aisle at the grocery store. No flour. No yeast.

Trying to get flour and yeast for bread
Neighborly Support

Uplifting messages are appearing on driveways up and down East Sunnyside Avenue. March 25, 2020.

Neighborly Support
Claire's chalk drawings

March 25 Claire gets out her sidewalk chalk for the first time in 10 years

Claire's chalk drawings
Libertyville Independent (Libertyville, Lake County, Ill.: W.J. Smith), 2 Aug 1923

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Libertyville Independent (Libertyville, Lake County, Ill.: W.J. Smith), 2 Aug 1923

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