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     Diana O'Kelly

February 27, 2015


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Public Hearing Wednesday March 4
Sorry for the second email today, but I received notice of a public hearing scheduled for  March 4, 2015 at the Village of Mundelein regarding property on Route 83 across from Longmeadow Estates and I wanted to make sure you were aware of the meeting.

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Internship and Job Openings at Lake County
The internship application deadlines are fast approaching at Lake County.  Some are due March 1.  If you have college age children in these majors who are looking for internship and paid summer work, have them apply immediately.
For a complete list of Lake County job openings click here.

Internship for the Lake County State's Attorney
Seasonal Finance and Safety Intern
Beach Sampler
Water Quality Field Technician
Civil Engineer Interns

To apply for jobs for the Forest Preserve click here
March at the Regent Center in Mundelein
Residents 55 and older should check out the events at the Mundelein Regent Center.  In March they have an AARP driving class, and classes include line dancing, excercise, ballroom dancing, cards and more.  For the March schedule
click here
Mundelein Farmers Market has Moved 
The Mundelein Framer's Market has negotiated the lease of a new location. This summer the Farmer's Market will be located on north end of Santa Maria Church parking lot on highway 45 between Crystal and Courtland. There will be a limited number of 20' x 20' spaces available. The hours will be 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Fridays from June 19 to October 9 with no market on July 3 and Septemeber 4. There is no electrical capacity at this location but they will allow small generators if needed. There will be a porta-a-potty on site which will be handicapped accessible. When the church is not using the south end of the parking lot there will be 60 paved parking spaces for vendor and customer parking. The updated application and rules will be on the website by March 2.
for more information click here

Join MHS Superintendent for Coffee 

During the next three months, Dr. Kevin Myers, Mundelein High School superintendent, will be available to share coffee and conversation with members of the District 120 community.  Residents are invited to stop by and speak with the Mundelein High School leader and share thoughts, ideas and a cup of coffee. The dates and locations will be:

Wednesday, March 11, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Omega Restaurant in Mundelein; Thursday, April 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the superintendent's office at MHS; and Wednesday, May 6, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at McDonald's at Route 83 and Midlothian.

Cheer and Football Registration Open

Early bird cheer and football registration is open.Open and girls Kindergarten through 8th grade.Register before April 15th you'll save $50.

NEW FOR THIS SEASON - Football players who register early will be given opportunity to pick their uniform numbers (not 100% guaranteed).


2015 Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic Schedule

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. For the dates and locations of the clinics click here 

If you are on a well have you tested your water?

Do you have a private well?
Between March 2 and 12, 2015, the Health Department is offering a reduced rate for well water testing for private well owners. During this time, the normal $16.00 analysis fee for testing for bacteria and nitrates will be reduced to $10.00. Sterile test bottles and sampling instructions are available at Fremont Township. If you are picking up a test bottle call us at 847 223-2847 before you come to make sure we haven't run out.

The Health Department will have an  Open House  on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Lake County Central Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester Road in Libertyville.
Experts will be on hand to answer questions about wells, why well water may have a funny taste or smell, where well water comes from and where it goes and what tests are necessary to ensure that it is safe to drink.  Other health professionals will also be present to provide information on food safety, septic systems, solid waste disposal, lakes and laboratory services.
Community Events
Residents 55 and older should check out the events at the Mundelein Regent Center.  In March they have an AARP driving class, and classes include line dancing, excercise, ballroom dancing, cards and more.  For the March schedule
click here

Coffee with the Mayor of Mundelein March 7, 2015 9 a.m.- 10 a.m.
Omega Restaurant 10 East Maple Street, Mundelein. Join Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz for a cup of coffee and conversation. Stop by...enjoy a cup of coffee and pastries 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 not necessary! Just stop in to chat.


Libertyville-Mundelein Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago (LMCA) Contact Number: 847-367-4713
Thursday, March 12, 2015  Reservation Period: February 12th to March 5th
Members of the Libertyville-Mundelein Community Associates of the

Art Institute will experience a day of Ukrainian culture and cuisine on

Chicago's West Side. They begin with a guided tour of St. Nicholas Cathedral, built in 1915, with its thirteen domes, golden chandelier, and brilliant frescoes. Next on the agenda is the SS. Volodymyr and Ohla Church with its icons and famous mosaic. Lunch will be served at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, followed by a visit to the Ukrainian National Museum.  


Fremont Library offers  The Ghost of Mary Surratt: "I Was Innocent"
Date:  3/18/2015 from  7:00 PM to 8:00 pm
Historical dramatist Lynn Rymarz portrays Mary Surratt, the first woman to be executed by the government for her alleged role in the conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Hear about her life as a loving mother, widow, and landlord, and of her involvement with John Wilkes Booth. She proclaimed her innocence until the very end: "I should not have died on July 7, 1865. I was innocent."   Click here to register 


KIrk Players will present Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersy Lily 

March 27th and 28th at 7:30pm, March 28th and 29th at 2:00pm at the Mundelein High School Auditorium, 1350 W. Hawley Street, Mundelein, IL

Tickets are available at the door, online at, or by calling the  box office at 847-521-6192.  Approximate run time 100 minutes.


Mundelein High School AP Government students will be hosting a candidate forum for Mundelein Village Trustee Candidates on March 31st in the MHS Theater at 7pm. Open to the public. 


Dakotah's Indoor Farmers Market is open every Saturday through March from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 631 N. Midlothian Ave. in Mundelein. Enjoy shopping with many local food artisans at this indoor location! Sweet and savory pies, fresh fish, soup, honey, jams, pickles, sauces, salsas, fresh flowers, baked goods, and so much more! There is something new every week. 

Grand Dominion Home and Business Expo

The Lakeside Lodge at Grand Dominion

3555 Grand Dominion Circle, Mundelein, IL

Saturday April 11, 2015 from 8:30 am to 2 pm 


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Fremont Township Representatives


Bill Grinnell,
Highway Commissioner

Ed Sullivan Jr.

Christina McCann

Chic Martin
Connie Shanahan
Jeri Atleson
Tami Forman

Next Board Meeting
March  9, 2015

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Diana O'Kelly

Fremont Township Supervisor