See What the Adult Learning Center Can Do For You!

On the morning of Friday, May 15th your Cook Memorial Library will be closed for staff training. The main purpose of this training is to help provide you with an excellent experience when using the library. This spring the Library’s board passed a strategic plan. Part of this plan stresses the library’s desire to help its…

The Beginnings of the Condell Memorial Hospital

Despite its close proximity to Chicago, Libertyville had retained its small town charm and has a close-knit community. It’s only fitting that the first hospital built in Libertyville was put together by the donations of its citizens. During its early history, the city of Libertyville never had a hospital. Town doctors were capable and provided…

The ‘Lost’ Churches of Libertyville

In the early 20th century, between the years of 1904 and 1927, Libertyville saw three of its churches destroyed by fire. In a relatively small, yet growing village, the loss of a church is a huge blow to the community.  The people proved to be tough and in most cases the buildings were insured and…

The Great Rondout Train Robbery – Part Two

A crew of six men had set out and successfully stopped the train running the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul Line on the night of June 12, 1924. Consisting of a well coordinated strategy, some stolen cars and some inside information everything had been going according to plan. Using the railroad staff as labor, the thieves…