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     Diana O'Kelly

August 25, 2015


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Thank you to  the Grand Dominion Car Show Volunteers, the community and the businesses who donated and made the Car Show such a success.  The event raised over $1800.00 and 4 trucks of food for our food pantry. 

Thank you also to the Chaverot Hadassah from Grand Dominion and The Young at Heart from Saddlebrook for the school supply and back pack donations.  We helped a record number of children this year due to your generosity.

Thank you to our generous donors who purchased meat from the fair and donated it to our pantry. 

If you are aware of people in Fremont Township in need of our food pantry, please have them contact us at 847 223-2847.

Second Installment Due September 3
Payments can be made:
  • In person at the Lake County Treasurer's Office, 18 N. County Street by cash, check (payable to County Collector) or with credit card (Master Card, Visa & Visa Debit, Discover). An added fee of 2.15% is charged to each credit card transaction and $3.95 for Visa Debit. 
  • On-line payments can be made with credit cards.  An added fee of 2.35% is charged to each credit card transaction; this fee is added and collected by a third party credit card processing company.  This fee will be shown separately from your tax amount on your credit card statement.  Absolutely no additional funds are provided to any taxing district from these transactions.  When using this option, please make sure your line of credit covers the tax payment amount as well as the additional fee.
  • E-check online cost is $1.00 per transaction, maximum of $50,000.00, including fee.
  • By phone with Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Phone # 1.877.690.3729, Jurisdiction code # 7021 will be needed to complete transaction.
  • Automatic withdrawal from checking or saving account, application must be completed and received by the treasurer's office 14 days prior to the 1st installment.
  • Payments can be made at most Lake County local banks. Banks will accept payments from the day the bills are released through the 2nd installment due date.
  • Two drop box locations are open 24 hours a day for your convenience. The boxes are open from the day the bills go in the mail through the 2nd installment due date.
  • E-banking: Those that pay their bills through their local bank's website should be aware that these payments do take additional time to be received and posted.  It is extremely important that you add your Property Index Number to that record so the payment can be properly posted.
Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica coming to Lake County
The Moving Wall is a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC and is coming to the Round Lake Area September 3rd through 7th!
Click here for more information

Location: Home Depot (Corner of Rt 83 & Hook Drive - Round Lake Beach, IL) 

Time to circulate petitions to run for office
Beginning August 24, established political party Lake County candidates wishing to appear on the March 2016 General Primary Election ballot may download petition packets from  or visit the Clerk's office for paper copies until November 30, 2015. Circulation period begins Tuesday, Sept. 1 and ends on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015.

Lake County offices to be nominated in the primary include Circuit Clerk, Coroner, Recorder, State's Attorney, County Board Members Districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, and 21, and North Shore Water Reclamation Districts 1, 2, and 4. Precinct Committeemen for the two major political parties will be elected at the General Primary Election.

Petitions may be filed in-person by the candidate, a candidate representative, or by mail beginning Monday, Nov. 23 through Monday, Nov. 30 with the Lake County Clerk during normal office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Those wanting to run for State Rep or Senator  

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AARP Defensive Driving and September Schedule for Regent Center
If you want to sign up for the AARP Smart Driver Class Call Mary Yoho at 847 566-4790 at the Regent Center in Mundelein.  The classes are September 8 and 9 from 9 am til 1 pm.  You must attend both classes.  AARP Members pay $15 and Non AARP pay $20.
The AARP Smart Driver Program has given drivers age 50 and over the skills and tools they need to drive today's roads safely, so they can stay independent for many years to come. In fact 97% of those who take it change at least one driving behavior.  You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course.  Consult your insurance agent for details. Participants must attend class both days.  Registration is required at The Regent Center.

  Click here for the September schedule for 50 and older at the Regent Center.
Grayslake 3rd Hot Air Balloon Event
 Saturday, August 29 for the Color ALOFT Hot Air Balloon Festival beginning at 4 PM in Central Park. This is a picnic - bring your own food and blanket/chairs. They will not have food vendors this year. 

Event Location  Central Park

Parking is available at Grayslake Central High School, Grayslake Middle School, Grayslake Aquatic Center, and Grayslake Library.

Musical entertainment, Civil War Era baseball game, children's activities, storytelling, business booths.

All times are approximate and weather dependent!!

Overdose Awareness Event in Mundelein
Raise your awareness of addiction and overdose deaths by attending this International Overdose Awareness Day event from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 30 in Mundelein. There will be guest speakers and informational booths that focus on awareness and prevention. Participants also can receive free Naloxone training. 
Recycle Sheets, Blankets, Towels, for the Dogs
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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Duplicate Bridge at Fremont Township
Play duplicate bridge at Fremont Township, 22385 Route 60 on
Monday mornings, 9:15.  Contact Barb Stone for more information, 847 566-0889

Grand Dominion Garage Sale  
August 28 and 29th
Friday - 9am -4pm
Saturday 8am - noon
Maps provided and signs throughout each neighborhood
Mustangs Mums Sale:
The Boys Basketball Team at Mundelein High School will be selling 8" Mums in the West parking lot of the high school for $10 each.  MHS is located at 1350 W. Hawley Street in Mundelein.  Mums will be offered in the following colors (while supplies last): Red, White, Purple, Yellow, Lavender, Orange/Bronze.  
Saturday, August 29: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 30: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 5: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 6: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

1st Annual MHS Ed. Foundation Scholarship Scramble - 9/10
  Proceeds from this event support the MHS Community Education and Alumni Foundation and enable us to provide scholarships and classroom grants benefiting all students and teachers of MHS. Click here for more info

5th Annual Mundelein Arts Fest
Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, 2015   enjoy a juried art festival that will showcase the talents of 45 fine artists    The two-day event will be held from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, 2015  and will feature top-notch artists, local musicians and tasty food.
Click here for more info

Libertyville-Mundelein Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Reservation Period: August 27-September 10     Call 847-367-4713
Hidden Treasures of Milwaukee
Visit the Grohmann Museum collection comprising more than 1000 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present.After lunch at the Lake Park Bistro, the group will tour the Basilica of f St. Joseph, patterned after St. Peter's in Rome.
Grand Dominion is accepting applications from crafters for its annual craft show on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event is open to original hand-made crafts from Grand Dominion residents and non-residents.  An application and information is available by calling 847-566-2403 or visiting Grand Dominion Lodge at 3555 Grand Dominion Circle, Mundelein.  Registration deadline is Sept. 18.  Non-resident crafters must submit photos of their crafts.

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Diana O'Kelly

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