Libertyville’s Motel: The Hitch Inn Post

During the 1950s vacations by automobile were the hot trend. Motels, offering free parking right by the door of your room so that moving luggage in and out was easier, popped up across the country, dotting roadsides in rural areas and on the outskirts of cities. As traveling by automobile grew increasingly popular, motels became a common sight. In 1958 Libertyville…

The Horrible Winter of 1936

Eighty years ago, northern Illinois experienced a period of bitter winter weather. For about a month, from January 22 until the end of February 1936, Lake County experienced heavy snow fall, freezing temperatures, and terrible winds. During this time the country was also in the grips of the Great Depression. Funds for equipment to manage these conditions were hard to…