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     Diana O'Kelly

April 29, 2015
Peterson Road and Alleghany Road, Public Information Meeting May 14


The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will host a Public Information Meeting for the reconstruction of Peterson Road and the resurfacing of Alleghany Road in the Village of Grayslake and Fremont Township. The purpose of the meeting is to present the roadway improvement plans to the public and show the project schedule. The meeting will be conducted in an informal, open-house format. Exhibits will be on display and representatives from LCDOT and the project team will be there to provide information and answer questions. 

Date: May 14
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Location: Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake

Local Area Road Projects
You can go to the Fremont Township website to see updates on local road projects.  Click here

Peterson Road Project Update Click here
Rollins Gateway Project Update Click here
Paving of 5 miles of 176 Click here for Daily Herald Article
Paper Shredding Only Event
State Rep Ed Sullivan is sponsoring a paper shredding only event on Saturday, May 16 from 9 am to noon at the Fremont Township Administrative Offices.
Click here for more information
Consider sharing your native plants
We are looking for donations of native flowering plants for the Fremont Township Community Garden.  Our  garden would like to do its part to support the native pollinators that are an integral part of our food web.  Native plants provide food and shelter for these insects, while  helping produce food for us.  If you have extra native plants, such as echinacea, yellow coneflower, bergamot, boneset, blazing star, compass flower, little bluestem or prairie dropseed, please consider sharing with our community garden!  Contact Alicia at adodd67@comcast.nettto coordinate drop-off.  
50 and over programs at the Mundelein Regent Center
Looking for events in your community?  Check out the May Calendar for the Mundelein Regent Center.   Click here 
Where does the food from the Post Office Drive Go?
The 23rd annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive is on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The Fremont Township Food Pantry receives food from the Mundelein Post Office from this drive.  We appreciate all that you donate.
Mundelein Farmers Market

Mundelein Farmer's Market still has a few slots at its new location on Highway 45 in Mundelein across from Kracklauer Park. The daily traffic count at this location is 28,000 vehicles. The market will have fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats, eggs, fish, shrimp, mushrooms, food vendors and sharpening services. The market will run from June 19 till October 9 from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Application and rules are available at Emails can be sent to Contact number for the market manager, Gary Gunther, is 847-867-6628.

Mundelein Village Events
Wondering what events are happening in the Mundelein area?  There is a Village Events in Mundelein Facebook page.  Click here 
Would you like to donate items to our food pantry?
We have seen an uptick in users in our food pantry. We are especially in need of peanut butter, grape jelly, instant mashed potatoes and canned fruit.  We also appreciate cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, detergent, soap etc.


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Community Events
Mundelein Community Events Calendar Click here

The Mundelein High School Theater Department will be performing Shrek on April 30, May 1, 2 and 3.  
Get your tickets early. 
Phone Reservations - call (847) 949-2200 x1407 to reserve tickets.  Tickets can be picked up and paid for at the Box Office prior to the performance.

AP Art Show/Reception April 30 at Mundelein High School

An Advanced Placement [AP] Art Show/Reception will take place in the Mundelein High School Cafeteria Thursday, April 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The free exhibit will showcase work from this year's AP students, including a variety of media such as drawing, painting, digital media, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media.

On May 4th, 2015 the Boys Volleyball Program is hosting a Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation match -vs- Vernon Hills High School in the Main Gym about 5:30 pm. They will have a 50/50 raffle that night and will be selling the Bear Necessities Bears for a $20 donation or more. Donations to enter are $3 Kids $5 Adults in place of selling t shirts. They are playing in this benefit in Memory of Ian Turkula a 2013 Graduate, who lost his fight to Brain Cancer in January 2014. Please, help the Volleyball Program Help Fight Cancer and Find a Cure by coming to the match MONDAY May 4th and giving a donation in Support of Ian's life and the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation who supported him and his family during his battle with Cancer. You can make a donation at the bookstore at any time up to the Event. Donations are tax deductable and checks should be made out to the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.




There are many programs and classes at the Fremont Library  Click here
to see their calendar.

Lake County Stallions Mulch Sale

Fri. May1st, Sat. May 2nd, Sun. May 3rd

Single bags: (2 cubic feet each)Natural/Premium $3.50 Brown, Dark Walnut or Red $4.00  Click here for more information

Village of Mundelein Homesteading will have a Seed Swap
on Saturday May 2 from 9 til noon at the Fremont Township Administrative Office ,22385 Route 60, Mundelein. Bring along your seed collection, some extra envelopes, and get ready to diversify this year's garden! Here's an opportunity to share what you don't need and get new varieties to try yourself! They will also be giving tours of the Fremont Township Garden.

Mulch, Plant and Herbs Sale at Mundelein High School:

The Mundelein High School Boys and Girls Basketball programs will be having their annual Mulch Madness sale the first two weekends in May in the west parking lot at Mundelein High School. This year, they will also be selling compost, plants (tomato, peppers, eggplant, cucumber, etc.) and herbs (thyme, oregano, basil, cilantro, etc.) at their event.  Mulch will be available in 4 colors (natural, brown, dark brown and red) and will offer free local delivery with the purchase of 6 or more bags. If you prefer to have mulch delivered in bulk, they will be offering that option through 83 Landscape Inc. Black mulch will also be available through bulk orders only. Hours for the sale are: Friday, May 1st and 8th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. , Saturday, May 2nd and 9th from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 3rd and 10th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


Check out the summer camps at Mundelein High School  Click here

Children's Health and Safety Fair on Saturday May 9 from 10 am to 1 pm at the  Grayslake Outpatient Center, 1475 East Belvidere Road Grayslake, Illinois

(Route 120, just west of Route 45) Enter at Pavilion C on the west side of the building.847-535-8800  Click here for more info


Relay for Life Event at Crossroads on May 31.  Click here

Recycle Sheets, Blankets, Towels and Shoes
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, please consider bringing them to Fremont Township at 22385 Rt 60, Mundelein to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.  Please drop them in the bin on the front porch. This keeps them out of the landfill and puts them to good use.  

We also accept eye glasses and shoes to be recycled year round.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.

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Diana O'Kelly

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