1938 Libertyville Floods

For many years, Libertyville’s biggest problem was probably flooding. Natural bodies of water such as lakes and rivers are often fun or picturesque.  However when the conditions were right they could quickly turn into a terrifying site, enveloping roads, businesses and homes. The Libertyville area is known to have approximately 50 floods, ranging from minor…

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…