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     Diana O'Kelly

June 30, 2015

Closing the Gap on the Des Plaines River Trail
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



Some New Email Addresses at Fremont Township
Some of our emails have changed at Fremont Township.
 If you need to reach our Highway Commissioner, Bill Grinnell, email him at
 If you need to reach our clerk Christina McCann, email her at
If you need to reach our caseworker Nancy, email her at
Mega Realty Interested in Developing Three Acres in Downtown Mundelein's Plaza Circle Development
The Village of Mundelein and Mega Realty have entered into preliminary discussions to develop approximately 3 acres in the Village Hall Plaza Circle development. Under the proposed plan, Mega Realty plans to develop 27,000 square feet of commercial space on the first floor coupled with 130 residential rental units above the commercial space. The mixed-use six-story proposed building will include below grade parking and surface parking. A Term Sheet has been initiated on the project and this is the necessary first step in formalizing an Agreement with the developer.

Click here for more information
Farmers Markets are Open
Mundelein Farmers Market is now open.  Click here for information
Mundelein Community Days and Hawthorn Woods Schedule
Click here to view the schedule for the Mundelein Community Day Events

Click here to view Hawthorn Woods Schedule
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


Blood Drive - July 3

Mundelein Fire Department Blood Drive

July 3, 2015

1:00 - 7:00 p.m.

1000 N. Midlothian Drive Mundelein


Farewell and Good Luck to John Neubauer
Any show choir alumni, parents or community members interested in saying goodbye to long time show choir director John Neubauer, the reception is scheduled for Friday, July 10 from 5pm to 7 pm in the cafeteria.
5k Run/Walk


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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. 
50 or Over?  Check out the Regent Center

Two changes at The Regent Center this week:

Wednesday Bingo will be held in Room A

Thursday Golden Hours has been postponed until July 9

( July Golden Hours will meet 7/9 & 7/16)

Click here to see the July schedule.  This was for both June and July.

Free Habitat Walks for Seniors in the Forest Preserve

The Forest Preserves presents a walking series for seniors, focusing on the various habitats in the county. The intent is not only to showcase a variety of habitats found in Lake County, but to also introduce participants to many different preserves. Habitat Walks for Seniors,  are guided by a Naturalist and are paced to the group's ability. Generally held the first Wednesday of every month, Habitat Walks for Seniors begin at 9:00 AM.  


FREE Habitat Walks for Seniors are being offered at these preserves in 2015:


Heron Creek - Shelter B, Long Grove                                        Wed., July 1 

9:00 AM

Lyons Woods, Waukegan                                                           Wed., August 5

 9:00 AM

Lakewood - Winter Sports Area, Wauconda                               Wed., Sept 2 

9:00 AM

Van Patten Woods - Shelter A, Wadsworth                                 Wed., Oct 7

9:00 AM

Hastings Lake - Playground parking lot, Lake Villa                     Wed., Nov 4


9:00 AM


Check Status of Independence Grove Activities 


Marina Click here 


Swimming Schedule Click here 


Independence Grove Concert Series Click here 

What to do on July 4th?
2015 Family Guide to July 4th Click here
Closing the Gap on the Des Plaines River Trail
You avid cyclist will love this!!!!
Construction has started on the final section of theDes Plaines River Trail that extends just south of Riverside Drive and north of Estonian Lane in Lincolnshire. Completion is expected later this fall. The 8-foot-wide paved trail will run about 1,600 feet long and close the gap between the existing northern and southern sections of the trail.  During construction, southbound trail users can still access the Lincolnshire trail to Milwaukee Avenue. South of the project, the trail will be closed at Estonian Lane. The trail access point at the rear parking lot of the former Cubby Bear property also will be closed until the project is complete. Check the website for updates.
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!
I was on vacation so if I have forgotten to add anything, please let me know!!!

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Diana O'Kelly

Fremont Township Supervisor    


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 Connie Shanahan
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