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     Diana O'Kelly

May 13, 2015

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 at 22385 Route 60, Mundelein.
Click here for more information
Pickleball is coming to Behm Park
The Fremont Township Board approved the contracts for the pickleball courts at their May meeting.
Drop Off Household Chemical Waste on Saturday
 Household Chemical Waste Collection on Saturday, May 16 from 8:00 am til 2:30 pm. at the Vernon Hills Train Station. Click here for more information

If Saturday doesn't work for you, the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County will hold a household chemical waste collection May 26 at its facility, 1311 N. Estes Street Gurnee. Appointments are required to ensure safety and efficiency. Only residential waste can be brought to the collection, which is free to Illinois residents. Schedule an appointment

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County is hosting a household chemical waste collection event on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Wauconda High School, 555 North Main Street.

How do I dispose of Electronic Recycling?
Where do I dispose of my electronics?

There are Six drop off sites that collect electronics through SWALCO's recycling program in  2015.  Please visit the SWALCO website @ for more information.  The SWALCO website will be regularly updated to reflect any additional program details. There is still no cost for residents to drop off electronics at these Lake County locations. The locations and hours of operation are set by the host of the collection site and any questions regarding their procedures should be made to them. These collections are open only on the specified dates and residents will be politely turned away if visiting at an unscheduled time.

Click here for the drop off locations
65 Year Old Homeowners-Are you receiving you Senior Homestead Exemption?
We all just received our property tax bills that are due on June 3 and September 3.  If you are a homeowner and over 65 you should be receiving a senior exemption. This exemption results in hundreds of dollars of savings.  Please check your tax bill to make sure you are receiving the exemption.  If you have questions, please call the Fremont assessor at 847 223-2846. If you live outside Fremont township, please call your local assessor.

I am seeing people in there 70's who never filed!!!!
Reminder Public Meeting Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Lake County Division of Transportation 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 fromLCDOT and the project team will be there to provide information and answer questions.

Date:               Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time:               5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location:         Lake County Fairgrounds
                       1060 East Peterson Road, Grayslake

There was an article in the Daily Herald regarding the project.

Grayslake Annexation Hearing May 19
The Village of Grayslake regarding a Public Hearing they are having regarding the annexation of the property west of the SAIA property at Midlothian and Winchester.  Village officials said this is the annexation of the rest of the Roppelt farm property.  The meeting is at 6:55 pm on May 19 at the Village Hall.
Thank You!
Thank you to all who donated to the Mundelein Post Office Food Drive and thank you to our volunteers who helped sort the food!
 Broadway in Chicago
Back by popular demand.  The Mundelein High School Show Choir Director has tickets available to see two shows in Chicago.  The price of each ticket with bus transportation to the show and back is only $35.00.

On Your Feet  July 1st  2 p.m. show

Broadway Bound, On Your Feet  follows the life and career of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, two Cuban immigrants who rose to global prominence whilst never losing sight of their cultural heritage or their love for each other.


Pippin  July 30th 2 p.m. show

PIPPIN is Broadway's high-flying, death-defying hit musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, PIPPIN will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as "an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza" (NY1), it's unlike anything Broadway has ever seen! Come experience PIPPIN, one young man's journey to be extraordinary. 

Leaves MHS Parking Lot at 11:40 a.m. and returns immediately following show<
Contact John Neubauer  at to reserve your ticket.

 Things to do at the Forest Preserve

 The Lake County Forest Preserve offers free guided bird walks at different preserves.throughout the month of May.  Click here for times, dates and locations.

Forest Fitness-If you don't like walking by yourself, join this group as they briskly walk the trails of your forest preserves!

A new preserve is walked each week by this group of outdoor enthusiasts.

FREE. No registration required. Schedule for May, Schedule for June 

 For updates outside of normal business hours, call 847-968-3113.


Check Status of Independence Grove Activities 


Marina Click here 


Swimming Schedule Click here 


Independence Grove Concert Series Click here 

Free Days at the Museums
May and June Free Days at Museums Click here
Boy Scout Merit Badge

Boy Scout Merit Badge Training - May 16


The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT), and the Lake County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) will be hosting a traffic safety class for local boy scouts on May 16. Through this class, scouts will learn how to be safe out on the roads while earning a Traffic Safety Merit Badge.

Date: May 16, 2015

Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Location: Lake County Division of Transportation, 
600 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville

Professionals in the field will be volunteering throughout the day to run workshops and hands-on training opportunities. Topics will include:

·         Laws

·         Road Design

·         Planning

·         Highway signs and lines

·         Safety and maintenance

There is a $5 fee to cover the cost of lunch. To register for the class, email Mike Dobosiewicz.




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Summer Events for Kids


The students will learn several songs with appropriate choreography while focusing largely on proper vocal technique. The students will have fun and enjoy making music with friends old and new!
Students will rehearse and learn from 9 a.m. - noon each day

Who can attend?
Your student need not be coming to Mundelein High School for their post middle school education. Just be excited to sing and dance! Enrollment will be limited to 50 students.

Free Concert:
Participants will present a free concert for friends and parents at Mundelein High School Auditorium at 6:30 
PM on Friday, June 19th.  Click here for more information 

MHS musicians to present The Evening of Jazz

Mundelein High School jazz musicians will perform The Evening of Jazz Saturday, May 16, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Main Gym. The event will feature all four of the jazz groups including the Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Workshop and Jazz Lab Band. The free concert will also include a silent auction and raffle made possible by the Band Boosters and area businesses. Food and drink will also be available.  


Kirk Players Offer Free Summer workshops  on Monday nights June 15th through July 27th. If you are interested drop them a noteat  Their summer workshops for children and adults are, and have always been, FREE!

Any child ages 5 to 14 who is interested in exploring the stage is invited to join them or a 7-week children's theatre workshop. Led by experienced Kirk Players, their workshop provides young actors with an opportunity to perform while giving them the ability to apply theatre techniques that can be used to enrich their everyday life. They will organize classes by age groups and these classes are still free of charge. Younger children play theatre games that use their highly developed sense of imagination and start them on the way to enjoying theatre. They learn listening skills, practice following directions and develop respect for others and their ideas. Older actors will be using scripted material to learn to develop characterization, think on their feet, improve focus and vocal projection and learn how to use stage directions.

For our adults workshop, they are asking students to bring their own material to work on - Paddy Lynn will explain more the first time they meet.  For your reference, here is a summary of the details for both programs:




WHO Children ages 5 through 14

Mondays, June 15 through July 27 

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Mundelein High School, 1350 W. Hawley, Mundelein, IL 60060

For the first class, please meet in the Auditorium and take a seat in the audience




WHO 15 and up

Mondays, June 15 through July 27 

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm


Carmel High School, 1 Carmel Parkway, Mundelein, IL 60060


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!
Car Show Scheduled at Grand Dominion

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Diana O'Kelly

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