Libertyville’s World War I Veterans

As we enter 2018, we look back one hundred years to the last year of World War I. We explored Libertyville during WWI in a previous post. Now, over the course of the next several months, we will profile some of the men with Libertyville connections who served during the Great War. Ernest H. Brown (1889-1965), a…

Libertyville During World War I

This past November, LHS senior Anna Burns delivered a presentation regarding Libertyville during WWI as part of the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society’s History Matters series. Anna spent numerous volunteer hours over the last year scanning through the local paper on microfilm looking for articles giving a glimpse at what life was like here in Libertyville and…

One-Man Town

A few years ago I came across a quote about Samuel Insull that struck me: “The town of Libertyville, Ill. was a one-man town, and Samuel Insull once a powerful utilities magnate, was the man. Now that he has been expatriated there is a gap in the community where he was once hailed as the…