News You Can Use

     Diana O'Kelly

July 10, 2015

Closing the Gap on the Des Plaines River Trail
Is your drivers license expiring?

Reminder of the Public Hearing concerning the SAIA Freight Trucking Terminal. The meeting will take place on July 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. Grayslake Village Center-10 South Seymour Avenue in Grayslake. Go to for information from the Village of Mundelein.


Route 53 Information
I receive many questions about Route 53.  I wanted to let you know about a website that will probably address your questions.
Assessment Notices for Fremont Homeowners  

The 2015 assessment notices will be in the mail next week for Fremont Township . All properties in Fremont  Township will also be published in the Mundelein Review on July 16, 2015. This is a reminder that if you feel your property is incorrectly assessed, you should contact the assessors office with comparable information. The assessor's office sets the value of your property and the taxing bodies set the tax rates.  


 If you need help with the comparable information, the Lake County Assessor's Office is holding outreach sessions.  Click here for dates and times.  There are two classes available for you before you need to file your appeal. 


Before filing your appeal, contact the Fremont assessor's office with your evidence. They can be reached at 847 223-2846.  If you are not happy with the outcome of your meeting, the FINAL FILING DATE to appeal for Fremont Township properties will be August 17, 2015.


Please note that this is the only time you can appeal your assessment.  Many people call the assessor's office when the tax bill comes.  That is too late.  You must appeal the value of your home by August 17, 2015.

Hawley Street Construction Information
This summer, the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will begin reconstructing Hawley Street between Midlothian Road and Seymour Avenue. When complete, Hawley will have a center turn lane, new multi-use path, and improved water main, sanitary and storm sewers. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2016. If you would like to keep informed on the Hawley Street project, the county has provided a website
Rosatti's Coming to Vacant Applebee's Location

Rosati's of Mundelein Sports Pub

The popular Rosati's Pizza franchise will soon be opening its new Sports Pub concept restaurant in the Mundelein Crossings Shopping Center at 3110 W. Rt. Illinois 60. Family owned since 1964, Rosati's Pizza is the second largest local chain of restaurants in the Chicago metropolitan area, with nearly 150 locations nationwide. The chain centers its business around the thin-crust variety of Chicago-style pizza. The new sports pub concept, which differs from the usual Rosati's format, is anticipated to open in Fall 2015 in the former Applebee's location.

New Restaurant Coming to Mundelein
Mundelein residents and seasoned restaurateurs, Tina and Phil Gilardi, recently announced plans to open a new restaurant in Downtown Mundelein. The proposed restaurant would be located at the northeast corner of Route 45 and Park Street under the name "Tina G's" a spinoff of the popular "Philly G's" restaurant in Vernon Hills. The husband and wife team also own and operate Mundelein's Tavern on 60-a restaurant and sports bar located at 330 Townline Road.
Is your drivers license expiring?
With the turmoil in Springfield with the budget, I asked if the drivers license facilities might close? Nobody could answer.   Just a warning that it might be a good idea not to wait til the last minute to renew! 
Route 176 at Metra Railroad Closure
The Illinois Department of Transportation has notified the Village of Libertyville that the Metra railroad crossing on Route 176 in Green Oaks will be closed beginning on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 9:00 AM through Friday, July 24th, 2015 at 7:00 AM for the repairs at the grade crossing. 

The posted detour route for eastbound traffic on IL Route 176 (Rockland Road) is to proceed northbound on St. Mary's Road, eastbound on IL Route 137 and southbound on IL Route 43 back to IL Route 176 (Rockland Road). The posted detour route for westbound traffic on IL Route 176 (Rockland Road) is to proceed northbound on IL Route 43, westbound on IL Route 137 and southbound on St. Mary's Road back to IL Route 176 (Rockland Road). 

Press Release
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

Used Book Sale July 11 and July 12
Friends of Fremont Public Library will be having their Used Book Sale at the Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road on Saturday from 10:00 am til 4:30 pm and on Sunday from 1:00 til 4:30 pm.

The North Central O'Gaughers Model Railroad Club, Inc. will also be running model trains from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Questions call 847-918-3247.
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.  

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!

Thank you for taking the time to read this edition of News You Can Use.  I hope you find this information helpful.  Please continue to ask questions and suggest topics for my e-newsletter.  If you are a Facebook user, please like the Fremont Township Facebook page.

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Diana O'Kelly

Fremont Township Supervisor    


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