Since 2013, the Village of Round Lake held a separate Business and Homeowners Association Summit that provided general Village information to those that attended. To improve participation, the Village decided to combine both meetings inviting business owners and residents for a Community Outreach Event. Village Officials will share information regarding department activities, housing, and community events, along with other Village-wide topics of interest. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 29 th at 6:00 pm in the Community Room at the Police/Public Works facility 751 W. Townline Road.

Throughout the Village I see residents decorating their homes. A little pride and a small effort makes a community great! Thank you all for your decorations. The Downtown Beautification Committee (Danette Kohlmeyer and Anne MacGillis) deserve a thank you for decorations at the Clock Tower, War Memorial along with all the corn stalks and orange ribbons Downtown. 
I f you have any comments, questions or ideas you would like to see included in the e-newsletter, please email me at  dmacgillis@eroundlake.com.


                      Sincerely, 
                                                  Mayor Dan MacGillis
 
Sign up for the Holiday Decorating Contest
It's time for the Village's Holiday Decorating Contest. The deadline to sign up is Friday December 15th at 5:00 pm. 

To sign up, please complete the  sign up form  or contact the Village Hall at (847) 546-5400.

1st place winner and runner up will receive a sign to be placed in their yard. The 1st place winner will be presented with a plaque at the second Village Board meeting in January. Good Luck! 
Unclaimed Property
Every year the Village of Round Lake as with other entities in Illinois report unclaimed property to the Illinois Treasurer’s Office. The Village’s report is due annually on or by November 1st. Unclaimed property consists of accounts and other financial instruments, held at corporations and other entities that have gone dormant for a specified period of time based on property type. Common types of unclaimed property include checking and savings accounts, uncashed wage and payroll checks, utility deposits, customer deposits, accounts payable, credit balances, and refund checks.   

To check for unclaimed property go to  https://icash.illinoistreasurer.gov/
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Please join us for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony held at the Village Hall on Friday, December 8th starting at 5:00 pm. Caroling with the Village Elementary School Choir will start at 6:00 pm. The bright lights will help guide Santa in to take pictures and listen to what children want for Christmas. 

Invite your family and friends for hot chocolate, cookies, hayrides, caroling, and a visit from Santa!
Wilson Rd. at Nippersink Road Project
Lake County Division of Transportation announced plans are being prepared for a new traffic signal to be installed at the intersection of Wilson Road and Nippersink Road. Motorists can expect to see pre-stage work such as tree removal, erosion control measures, retaining wall preparation and utility relocations happening in 2017. Most of the work to widen the roadway to make way for the new turn lanes and traffic signals will begin in 2018. The project is expected to take a full construction season to complete.
Have a Question or Comment?
I f you have a question, concern, or comment for Village staff, you can e-mail your message using the Request Center .  Whether it is to change a street light in your neighborhood or to report a concern, use this handy form for quicker processing of your request. 
2018 Snow Removal & Ice Control Plan
During a snow or ice event Public Works is tasked with making our streets reasonably safe for residents. This responsibility includes providing snow and ice removal for 55 centerline miles of streets, including 71 cul-de-sacs and dead ends. For more information regarding the Village Snow and Ice Removal Plan, visit:  Snow Plan 2017-2018.
Round Lake Police Department Involvement in Multi-Agency Task Forces
The Round Lake Police Department has been actively involved in several different Organizations that provide the Village with highly trained and experienced police investigators along with the equipment necessary to complete their tasks. The Police Departments participation with these groups provides a significant cost savings by sharing with other departments and provides the necessary resources the Village alone could not provide. A few of the groups the Police Department holds membership with are:

Lake County Major Crash Accident Team (MCAT)
MCAT’s mission is to assist member police departments in the investigation of very serious vehicle crashes. The members of the team include law enforcement officers from throughout the county who are certified to reconstruct and investigate accidents.   

Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS)
NIPAS is the professionally Trained SWAT Team for Northeastern Illinois, and NIPAS also has a Mobile Field Force which can bring personnel and equipment to a jurisdiction during times of civil unrest. When called into service, NIPAS has the tools and manpower that is necessary to safely address any emergency situation. Round Lake’s Chief Gillette is a current Trustee member of the NIPAS Board of Directors.

Lake County Major Crime Task Force
The Lake County Major Crime Task Force exists to provide member jurisdictions with highly trained investigators and a familiar highly structured methodology to investigate complex major crimes such as homicides. This task force can provide valuable assistant in large groups or small depending upon the assistance needed and the type of crime under investigation.
Lost Pets! Please help us!
Please remember to check with the Police Department if you or someone that you know has lost a pet. We may have it. 

Each year dozens of Cats and Dogs are turned over to the Lake County Animal Control Agency because they went unclaimed. The Police Departments primary goal is to safely reunite a family pet with its family owners. Therefore, we usually don’t charge a fee or issue a citation for a wandering pet. We also try to post one or two photographs of the animals we find on the Police Department Facebook page , Please check our page often, who knows? You may see your neighbors’ prized poodle there!   
Additional News & Updates
Congratulations!
Mayor Dan MacGillis and Village Clerk Debbie Perlini recognized the following employees for their years of service:

15 Years of Service  
Mark Kilarski, Public Works Superintendent

10 Years of Service  
Robert Bell, Sergeant

Congratulations and thank you for your service and dedication!
EYES UP, DEVICES DOWN is this year’s theme for the Metra Safety Poster contest. For the 12th straight year, Metra has asked students K-12 to illustrate safe behaviors near railroad tracks and rail crossings. Electronic devices and social media are ever present in our lives and the inappropriate use of these tools near railroad tracks is extremely dangerous. For more information visit www.metracontest.com and bring this award to a Round Lake Student.
Nothing gets you and the family in the holiday spirit better than free family fun and festivities. Join the Round Lake Area Park District on December 2nd from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm for ice sculptures by Art Below Zero, kids games, Little Elves workshop, sleigh rides, the RLAPD Community Band, Toys-for-Tots drop off, Neighborhood Festival of Lights, Pictures with Santa and so much more! Go to  www.rlapd.org  for more information. 
The Village Hall will be closed Thursday, November 23rd, through Sunday, November 26th, in observance of Thanksgiving. The Board and Staff wish you a happy holiday.
Village Officials Dan MacGillis, Mayor
 Debbie Perlini, Village Clerk
Trustees
Charlie Foy, Henry Frye Jr., Russell Kraly,
Don Newby, Sanjay Patel, Jake Mandelman