News You Can Use

     Diana O'Kelly

May 23, 2015

Memorial Day Parades

There are many parades for Memorial Day in Lake County.  

Click here for a full list


Mundelein Memorial Day Parade information  Click here

Round Lake Area Parade information              Click here

Wauconda Memorial Day Parade information  Click here


Lock Your Car Doors
Just a reminder to lock your car doors in your driveway. Every year we hear of people stealing things out of parked cars.  The Forest Preserve also warns you not to leave your purses in your car while enjoying the preserves.  They have had reports of broken car windows and theft.

Once endangered, bald eagles find nesting place in Lake County

Click here to read this article written by Sheryl Devore of the News Sun

Fremont Cert on the Radio

The next CERT PRESENTS show is on May 28, 2015 at 8:00pm on WRLR 98.3 fm and online with a webcam at 

The show will feature Mike Atkinson of FREMONT TOWNSHIP CERT discussing cyber security and how to prepare your data for an emergency. They will additionally present news items on railroad safety and feature an interview with Terry Cox who has participated in recovery efforts after a railroad incident in Buffalo Grove in 2009.

Consider Sharing your Native Plants

If you are splitting your native flowers consider sharing with the garden.
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 to coordinate drop-off.
Mundelein Craft Beer Festival

Mundelein Community Connections and Tighthead Brewing Company will host the 4th Annual Mundelein Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. Advance tickets will be $40 and day of the event tickets are $45. The festival will be held in the green space in front of the new Village Hall across from the Metra parking lot and Tighthead Brewing Company in Downtown Mundelein.


Tickets grant guests admission to the festival, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited samples from over 30 breweries and great live music. Food will be available for purchase from local restaurant vendors and food trucks. Designated driver tickets are available, as well. For a complete overview of the event please visit  www.tightheadbrewing.comor Click here for the event's Facebook page.  


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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:



Nippersink - Entrance parking lot, Round Lake                          Wed., June 3 

 9:00 AM

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 

Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic June 6 in Mundelein
for Seniors 55 and over

 You must be 55 or older to attend this clinic.

Low-cost pet vaccination clinics provide a convenient and affordable way to keep pets up to date with their shots and rabies tags. Pets are taken on a first come first served basis. All animals brought to a clinic must be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers. Only cash will be accepted on site. For more information, call: 847.377.4700.  

June 6 - 9 a.m. to noon
The Regent Center Vaccination Clinic 
for Seniors Only 

1200 Regent Drive, Mundelein
Nail trims available for a $5 donation



For spayed/neutered pets:

  • One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $10
  • One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $20
  • Distemper complex only: $10
  • Microchip, $15

For pets not spayed/neutered:

  • One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $50
  • One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $60
  • Distemper complex only: $10
  • Microchip: $15




Free Days at the Museums
May and June Free Days at Museums Click here
Relay for Life Event
Relay for Life Event on May 31, 2015 at Crossroads from 3 pm to 8 pm   Click here for more information 
Lake County Stallion Registration is open
Flag Football, Tackle Football and Cheer Registration is open for the Lake County Stallions.Click here for more information.

Household Chemical Waste Collection on June 6

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.

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

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