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     Diana O'Kelly

April 22, 2015
Message from Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther
With spring upon us and summer around the corner we would like to make the community aware of possible frauds and scam that are commonly seen. Please be aware of some common home repair frauds such as roof repair, chimney repair, and driveway resurfacing. During these scams the offenders will usually present themselves as legitimate contractors and will wear uniforms or safety vests to look the part. Always ask for identification and don't employ or accept services from anyone who knocks on your door or comes around soliciting you. Imposters also frequently represent themselves as utility workers, village workers or contractors and may even have laminated identification badges. Always check for identification and feel free to contact the police as honest, legitimate contractors will have no problem waiting for the police to verify who they are. Also don't let them in your house and don't let them lure you out of your house. This is a common method criminals will use to get their accomplices in your house to take your valuables without your knowledge. If in doubt, ask them to wait outside and lock your door while you call the utility company or police to verify who they are.

After these crimes occur, many people fail to report them. Reasons given for not reporting them include embarrassment and self-doubt. The people who commit these crimes count on victims not reporting them. Often times these criminals are caught because of neighbors and family members looking out for each other. If you do become a victim or suspect a family member or neighbor has been a victim please report it to the police immediately.
Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics in Vernon Hills and Mundelein

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.


April 25 - 9 a.m. to noon
Vernon Hills Police Department Vaccination Clinic
Vernon Hills Public Works Building
490 Greenleaf Drive, Vernon Hills 


June 6 - 9 a.m. to noon
The Regent Center Vaccination Clinic for Seniors Only
(Seniors age 55 and older receive free rabies inoculations for their pets)
1200 Regent Drive, Mundelein

For price and more locations click here

Dispose of Household Chemical Waste
The next Household Chemical Waste collection event is in Round Lake Beach 
on Saturday, April 25, 2015.  Click here for more information

Accepted Items
  • All aerosol products (spray paint, hair spray, etc.) 
  • Motor oil, antifreeze, gas, brake fluid, etc. 
  • Asbestos containing products 
  • Batteries: Lithium, NI-CAD, Metal Hydride Batteries (NO ALKALINE) 
  • Drain cleaners, household cleaners, metal polishes 
  • Driveway sealers, deck sealers and cleaners, paint removers 
  • Fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide, insecticide 
  • Compact fluorescent lamps and tubes 
  • Solvents: Mineral spirits, kerosene, thinners, sealers 
  • Mercury (thermometers, thermostats, etc.) 
  • Oil-based paints, stains, varnishes, sealers 
  • Pool chemicals 
  • Personal care products: Cosmetics, shampoos, nail polish, etc. 
  • Medications: Over-the-counter and prescription (people and pet
What do I do with latex paint? Click here
Electronic Recycling
Lake County residents recycled over 4.8 million pounds of old and unwanted electronics last year! Recycle your electronic items such as televisions, monitors, computers and printers at a recycling drop off location.
Do you know where to  dispose of your electronics recycling?  Click here
Safety Forum on Technology and Pornography
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. To address increases in the sexual exploitation of youth, the Lake County Sheriff's Office is hosting a public safety forum titled, "Technology and Pornography - Keeping Youth Safe" from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 24 at the College of Lake County's C-005 Auditorium in Grayslake. The forum is structured to help parents and professionals who work with kids understand the increasing risks in cyberspace. The forum is free.  Register

Workshop on Maintenance of detention ponds, wetlands and natural areas
A free workshop for associations and property owners who are responsible for maintaining detention ponds, wetlands, and natural areas is planned for Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the College of Lake County, Wing C-19351 W. Washington Street in Grayslake. Sponsored by the College of Lake County and the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, the workshop will address of number of topics including: why stormwater drainage systems are required, common subdivision best management practices, signs of failing stormwater structures, and others. For more information, please click here
Would you like to donate items to our food pantry?
We have seen an uptick in users in our food pantry. We are especially in need of peanut butter, grape jelly, instant mashed potatoes and canned fruit.  We also appreciate cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, detergent, soap...


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Community Events
There are many programs and classes at the Fremont Library  Click here
to see their calendar.

Lake County Stallions Mulch Sale

Fri. May1st, Sat. May 2nd, Sun. May 3rd

Single bags: (2 cubic feet each)Natural/Premium $3.50 Brown, Dark Walnut or Red $4.00  Click here for more information

Village of Mundelein Homesteading will have a Seed Swap
on Saturday May 2 from 9 til noon at the Fremont Township Administrative Office,22385 Route 60, Mundelein. Bring along your seed collection, some extra envelopes, and get ready to diversify this year's garden! Here's an opportunity to share what you don't need and get new varieties to try yourself! They will also be giving tours of the Fremont Township Garden.

Mulch, Plant and Herbs Sale at Mundelein High School:

The Mundelein High School Boys and Girls Basketball programs will be having their annual Mulch Madness sale the first two weekends in May in the west parking lot at Mundelein High School. This year, they will also be selling compost, plants (tomato, peppers, eggplant, cucumber, etc.) and herbs (thyme, oregano, basil, cilantro, etc.) at their event.  Mulch will be available in 4 colors (natural, brown, dark brown and red) and will offer free local delivery with the purchase of 6 or more bags. If you prefer to have mulch delivered in bulk, they will be offering that option through 83 Landscape Inc. Black mulch will also be available through bulk orders only. Hours for the sale are: Friday, May 1st and 8th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. , Saturday, May 2nd and 9th from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 3rd and 10th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


The Mundelein High School Theater Department will be performing Shrek on April 30, May 1, 2 and 3.  Get your tickets early.  Phone Reservations  - call (847) 949-2200 x1407 to reserve tickets.  Tickets can be picked up and paid for at the Box Office prior to the performance.

Check out the summer camps at Mundelein High School  Click here

Children's Health and Safety Fair on Saturday May 9 from 10 am to 1 pm at the  Grayslake Outpatient Center, 1475 East Belvidere Road Grayslake, Illinois

(Route 120, just west of Route 45) Enter at Pavilion C on the west side of the building.847-535-8800  Click here for more info

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.
Recycle Sheets, Blankets, Towels and Shoes
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.

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Diana O'Kelly

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