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     Diana O'Kelly

July 7, 2015

Closing the Gap on the Des Plaines River Trail
Reminder!!!  Hawley Street Construction Open House


Hawley Street Construction Open House, July 9

The purpose of the meeting is to present the construction schedule and staging plan associated with the proposed work.  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 present to provide information and answer questions.

Date:                     Thursday, July 9, 2015

Time:                     5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location:              Carl Sandburg Middle School

                                855 W. Hawley Street

                                Mundelein, IL 60060



Civil War Days July 11 and 12 

Civil War Days Comes July 11 and 12
The boom of cannons, the crack of rifles, the galloping of horse hooves welcomes you at the annual Civil War Days encampment, Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12 at Lakewood Forest Preservein Wauconda. Wander the camps to see soldiers, civilians and tradesmen at work. Watch as union and confederate forces collide in battle. Visit the 1863 Summer Fair, meet President Lincoln and shop Civil War era vendors. Kids enjoy period crafts, games and a scavenger hunt. Visit details. Buy your ticket online, or download a coupon for $1 off admission. Ticket price includes parking and admission to the Lake County Discovery Museum

Civil War Comes Home

Household Chemical Waste Public Drop Off

SWALCO Holds Next Free Household Chemical Waste Event
The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County will hold its next household chemical waste event Saturday, July 11 and again July 27 at its facility, 1311 N. Estes St., Gurnee. Appointments are required for these events to ensure safety and efficiency. Collections are for residential waste only. No business waste will be accepted. These collections are free for Illinois residents only. Click here to schedule an appointment 


Deerfield HCW Collection, July 18 click here


Recycling Questions?

Lake County Fair

87th Annual Lake County Fair

Wednesday, July 29th through Sunday, August 2nd

Wed, 7/29 - Friday, 7/31, 10 am to 10 pm

Sat., 8/1, 10 am - 11 pm

Sun., 8/2, 10 am -9 pm

Click here for more information
Car Show at Grand Dominion
Don't miss this car show on Sunday, August 16th from 11 am til 3 pm.  We really appreciate that they always collect food for our Fremont Pantry.  

Park on Park tonight July 8 downtown Mundelein

Roadside Safety Reminders


Road construction can cause delays, but don't try to hurry through a work zone. Even if workers aren't on site, work zone speed limits are in place AT ALL TIMES by state law. This is for the safety of drivers as well as the workers. Work zones have changing conditions, shifting or narrowing lanes, equipment and other potential hazards to motorists that are going too fast or not paying attention. On average, there are more than 4,300 work zone motor vehicle crashes annually in Illinois, with more than 1,000 resulting in injuries.   LCDOT workers share a few safety tips and ask for your help to make sure everyone gets home safely at the end of the day.

Road Safety in Work Zones
Road Safety in Work Zones



Coffee with Mayor Lentz

Join Mayor Lentz and Trustee Rekus for a cup of coffee and conversation on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Omega Restaurant, 10 East Maple Street. Stop by...enjoy a cup of coffee and get an update on Village happenings. Plus, this is an opportunity to ask questions about what's new in Mundelein or share your thoughts and ideas. Reservations are not necessary! Just stop in to chat. Mayor Steve Lentz and the Village Board are dedicated to serving Mundelein residents and they strive to maintain open lines of communication with everyone.

Interested in Playing Duplicate Bridge?

Play duplicate bridge at Fremont Township, 22385 Route 60 on

Monday mornings, 9:15.


Contact Barb Stone for more information,

847 566-0889



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Mundelein Summer Concerts
The Village of Mundelein summer concerts from 5 pm to 6:30 pm at the Kracklauer Park gazebo stage. Click here to see the schedule. 
Check Status of Independence Grove Activities

Marina Click here 


Swimming Schedule Click here 


Independence Grove Concert Series Click here 

MHS Football Fundraiser 

The MHS Mustang Football players are selling the cards at an incredible price of only 3/$20.00! Each card has different businesses on them, and they can be used every day (except where noted), and are good until July, 2016! This is a great way to not only support the football team, but the Mundelein community as well!

Don't have a favorite player to buy a card from? No worries, look for football players to sell cards during the afternoon/evening and weekends at: The Ace Hardware Store, the 3 Walgreen locations, O Salon (by Super Target), Buffalo Wild Wings, Wings-Stop, and Quick-Pics.

You can find a complete listing of the businesses and the discounts at

Recycle Sheets, Blankets, Towels, Shoes, Eyeglasses
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. Thanks to our residents, we recycled 1240 pairs of shoes in the last twelve months!

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Diana O'Kelly

Fremont Township Supervisor    


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