The Amazing, Ever-Growing Libertyville, part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of local history librarians Sonia Schoenfield’s and Jenny Barry’s presentation about the growth of Libertyville presented to the third grade at Copeland Manor School this past May.Do you ride your bike on the railroad tracks? We do!The 1920s proved to be another time of big population growth for Libertyville. One…

Milwaukee Avenue Through the Years

    While scrolling through some microfilmed issues of old newspapers at the library, we happened upon this charming 1927 article extolling the “progress” of enhanced transportation down Milwaukee Avenue.   “One thing that is foremost in the minds of most all people in Libertyvilleis the vast change that has come about in the last…