Libertyville is located in south central Lake County, Illinois, approximately 37 miles from Chicago and seven miles west of Lake Michigan. According to the 2010 census, Libertyville’s population was about 20,315. The village is bounded by Saint Mary’s Road to the east, Midlothian Road on the west, Route 137 to the north and Hollister Drive to the south.
The Des Plaines River forms much of the eastern boundary of the village. Other bodies of water include Butler Lake and Minear Lake. Libertyville's main street is Milwaukee Avenue, also known as Illinois 21. The village can be reached by car via Interstate 94, the Edens Expressway or the Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 294). Chicago’s downtown Loop is 45 minutes away by car.
Libertyville is also served by Metra, which maintains a rail station on the northern edge of downtown off Milwaukee Avenue. This train runs from Union Station in Chicago to Fox Lake. Another Metra line stops at the Libertyville station at Prairie Crossing, near the boundary of Libertyville and Grayslake. This line runs from Union Station to Antioch.
The racial makeup of the village was 92 percent Caucasian in the 2010 census. Five percent of the village’s population was Asian and 1 percent was African American. About 1 percent were classified as belonging to other races or to two or more races. Three percent of the population was Latino.
Libertyville has four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school – Libertyville High School. In 2010 the Chicago Tribune Illinois School Report Card ranked Libertyville High School the ninth best public high school in Illinois. LHS has also been consistently recognized by Newsweek magazine in its annual "America's Best High Schools" list.
In 2007, Libertyville was named the 52nd best place to live in the U.S. by CNN Money Magazine. Also, in 2013, CNN Travel named Libertyville as one of America's best small town comebacks.
The land that is now Libertyville was once the property of the Illinois River Potowatomi Indians. In August 1829 the tribe sold much of this land to the U.S. government for $12,000 cash, an additional $12,000 in goods, plus an annual delivery of 50 barrels of salt.
Libertyville's downtown was destroyed by fire in 1895. After the fire, the village board decreed that only brick was to be used for reconstruction. The National Trust for Historic Preservation later gave Libertyville a Great American Main Street Award, calling the downtown "a place with its own sense of self, where people still stroll the streets on a Saturday night, and where the tailor, the hometown bakery, and the vacuum cleaner repair shop are shoulder to shoulder with gourmet coffee vendors and a microbrewery.” From 1970 until 2013, Libertyville had the distinction of being the only site in the United States in which a European monarch was buried. The monarch was Peter II of Yugoslavia. On Jan. 22, 2013, Peter II's remains were repatriated back to Serbia.
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