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Biking

Mundelein Biking Opportunities

Lake County has one of the finest bike trail systems in the state. Mundelein is conveniently located at the center of the Lake County trail system. The North Shore and Millennium trails join in Mundelein and provide easy accessibility east to the Libertyville Township trails and the Des Plaines River trail. To the west riders can take the Millennium trail to Wauconda, or connect with the Grand Illinois trail and journey across the state. This section provides links to the wonderful trail system at our doorstep, links to the Metra system, and suggested street rides around town.

View Mundelein bike paths by using the Interactive Village Maps App found at the bottom of the webpage. Simply click on the link, click the Layers tab in the top right hand corner, select Mundelein on the drop-down box, and then select bike routes. The map shows some easy rides through the town on different Village streets to a number of parks. Be sure to also check out these biking safety tips.

Lake County Forest Preserve Trails

Lake County has over 168 miles of bike path in the many forest preserves. There are 32 different areas in which to bike through, offering relaxing and scenic routes including the Ray Lake Forest Preserve which is located just outside western Mundelein. Please click on the link below to see the different locations in Lake County.

Trail Maps

Grand Illinois Trail

The Illinois Grand Bike Trail is a trail that was created in the 1990s to connect a network of various bike trails. The trail traverses the entire width of the nortern part of the state. From Mundelein, a biker traveling east could go all the way to Lake Shore Drive and Navy Pier. Going West, a biker could travel to the Quad Cities and other Mississippi towns.

To view information and maps for the entire trail please click here http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/recreation/greenwaysandtrails/pages/grandill...

Metra allows bike riders to bring their bike on board within certain time frames. Specific details on their policies can be viewed here. For those who do not want to bring their bike on board, but would like to ride to the station, both the Mundelein and Vernon Hills Metra stations provide plenty of space to lock up your bike on a bike rack.

Mundelein Bike and Accesories Stores and Repair Shops:

BOATING

Diamond Lake Boat Landing (Permits available from Mundelein Park District)

Fertilizer Restrictions

Phosphorus Fertilizer Ordinance

In a united effort to protect Mundelein’s water quality and the environment in area lakes and streams, the Mundelein Board of Trustees voted to pass an ordinance regulating the use of fertilizers containing phosphorous within Mundelein at the September 14, 2015 Village Board meeting. Under the new ordinance, any fertilizer—whether liquid, granular, or solid—may not contain any amount of phosphorous or other compound containing phosphorous except the naturally occurring phosphorous in natural or organic fertilizing products such as yard waste or compost. The ordinance also stipulates that fertilizer cannot be applied to impervious surfaces, areas within drainage ditches, waterways or within 20 feet thereof, or any delineated wetland.

The term “fertilizer” applies to any substance containing nitrogen, phosphorous, or potassium or any other recognized plant nutrient or compound which is used for it plant nutrient content. Fertilizer does not include the following natural products: agricultural limestone, sea solids, or unprocessed manure. Under the new ordinance banning phosphorous use in fertilizers, a few exemptions apply. Specifically, lawn repair products and turf and lawn areas for which soil tests confirm that the phosphorous content is below the median phosphorous levels for typical area soils.

The prohibited use of fertilizers containing phosphorous also does not apply to flower beds and vegetable gardens and establishing newly seeded, sodded, sprigged or plugged turf/lawn areas. Further, golf courses and any farming or agricultural business are exempt from this ban provided the use of fertilizers is related to the growth of a product or maintenance of growing fields. However the ordinance specifies that appropriate steps must be taken to integrate the fertilizer into the soil where it is immobilized and generally protected from loss by storm water runoff.

While Mundelein businesses and residents are still permitted to sell fertilizers containing phosphorus if they choose to do so, to adhere to the regulations outlined in the new ordinance, they are required to post signs with the following message:

“PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, WITH CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS, THE VILLAGE OF MUNDELEIN PROHIBITS THE APPLICATION OF FERTILIZER CONTAINING PHOSPHORUS WITHIN THE VILLAGE. PRIOR TO APPLYING ANY FERTILIZER CONTAINING PHOSPHORUS WITHIN THE VILLAGE, PLEASE CAREFULLY READ VILLAGE OF MUNDELEIN ORDINANCE NO. 15-09-47 EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2015. THE ORDINANCE MAY BE FOUND ON THE VILLAGE’S WEBSITE AT: WWW.MUNDELEIN.ORG.”

GARAGE/YARD SALES

Garage Sale Basics

GARBAGE & RECYCLING

The Village of Mundelein has an exclusive residential solid waste collection and recycling agreement with Groot Industries, Inc. for all single family residences and duplexes.

Under this agreement, residents are provided a 95-gallon cart for garbage collection and a 65-gallon cart for recycling. Garbage, landscape waste and recycling will be picked up once a week. Landscape waste is collected from April 1 to November 30.

While electronic materials are not permitted in landfills, Groot now collects electronic waste at the curb at no additional charge. Residents wishing to recycle such items should call Groot to schedule a date and time for collection.

Different trucks collect the three types of materials—garbage, landscape waste, and recyclables. The solid waste contract provides five collection options: unlimited collection, limited collection, senior unlimited collection, senior limited collection, or pay by the bag collection. The details of each option are noted below. Refuse and recycling carts should be placed four feet apart at the curbside to facilitate automatic collection. Automatic collection allows faster service, which helps to keep collection costs down. Loose material in excess of one cubic yard will not be collected until the customer is provided a cost estimate from Groot.

Residents may choose from the following garbage collection service options:

  • Unlimited Standard Refuse Service ($21.60/month) : Unlimited collection includes weekly collection of garbage in a 95 gallon cart, plus loose items less than 1 cubic yard and 1 bulk item not over 50 lbs, and weekly collection of Recyclable Materials in a 65-gallon cart weekly collection of Recyclable Materials in a 65-gallon cart.
  • NEW! Limited Refuse Service ($17.75/month): This option enables customers to choose a 65-gallon garbage container instead of a 95-gallon container. The program includes one bulk item (50 pound maximum) per week for collection and weekly collection of recyclable materials in a 65-gallon or 95 gallon cart included in the price. To select the larger recycling cart, free of charge, call Groot Industries at 800-244-1977. If you choose to return to the small recycling cart and return the large garbage cart there will be a $25.00 service charge applied.
  • NEW! Senior Limited Program ($15.98/month): This option lets senior customers choose a 35-gallon cart for refuse only and does not allow for bulk item collection. Additional refuse found outside the cart will require one prepaid refuse sticker to be affixed to each container or bag not to exceed 33 gallons
  • Pay-Per-Bag with Recycling ($2.55 per tag, $7.55/month for recycling) : Residents only pay for monthly recycling, and one tag would be required for each container of waste. Containers must be in plastic bags up to 33 gallon capacity or metal/plastic cans up to 33 gallon capacity and not over 50 pounds. Bulk items will be collected for an additional charge.

To choose any of these programs, contact Groot Industries at 800-244-1977. For more comprehensive garbage and recycling information, please click here.

GOLF COURSES

HEALTH & FITNESS

MOSQUITO CONTROL

As the weather gets warmer every year, inevitably, mosquitoes come out and join us for some summer fun. To help combat these pesky bugs the Village contracts with Clarke Environmental, Inc. for mosquito control. Much of the control activity is focused on "pre-hatch" treatment, killing the mosquito larvae before they hatch. These activities include treating wetlands breeding areas, using public and private catch basin applications, relocating mosquito fish, and monitoring mosquito levels.

In the event that breeding conditions overwhelm the treatment controls, the Village may order a Village-wide ULV spraying to control and the adult mosquito population. If you would like to be notified in advance of a scheduled ULV treatment, or would like to have the spray turned off in front of your house, please call the Clarke Mosquito Hotline. If you think you may have a mosquito breeding area on your property, please contact the hotline at 1-800-942-2555.

www.clarke.com

MUSEUMS

Fort Hill Heritage Museum
601 Noel Drive
http://www.mundeleinparks.org/parks-facilities/Fort-Hill-Heritage-Museum...

Lake County Discovery Museum
http://www.lcfpd.org/discovery_museum/

NUISANCE ANIMALS

The Mundelein Police Department has a limited number of wildlife traps that are available to residents of the Village for nuisance animals such as raccoons, opossums, and skunks. If residents wishes to rent a trap, they can call the Mundelein Police Department’s non-emergency number for assistance. After speaking with a Police Department representative about obtaining a trap and being approved, they can come into the station at their convenience to sign for the trap (acknowledging that they are taking the trap home). A representative at the Police Department will show residents how to, not only set up the trap if needed, but also provided them with a sheet as to the bait that will catch the nuisance animal they are having a problem with.

After residents set up the trap and catch an animal, they may call the Police Department’s non-emergency number again to notify dispatch that they have an animal in the trap and the Village’s Community Service Officers will be dispatched to their house to assist them. Officers will take care of the animal and then return the trap to them for further use. At the end of the seven-day rental period, the trap must be returned to the Mundelein Police Department in good working condition and rinsed out of any left-over bait/feces to avoid fees. There is usually is a waiting list during the fall, summer and spring periods due to the high number of requests and only a limited number of traps available.

If you have any other questions, please contact the Mundelein Police Department through their non-emergency number at (847) 968-4600.

PACE

Pace buses that travel along a fixed route allow for bikers to store their bike on the bike rack attached to the bus or to carry the bike on the bus if is foldable. There are no fees associated with using the bike racks or carrying it on the bus. However, each bus is only capable of carrying two bikes on the rack.

For more information on Pace policies on bikes click here https://www.pacebus.com/sub/bus_system/bicycle_racks.asp

SENIOR SERVICES

Catholic Charities Lake County Senior Services provides supportive services to all Lake County residents who are 60 and over. Services include:

  • Information & Assistance & Outreach: To identify and connect seniors to available services.
  • Senior Health Assistance Program: To help seniors navigate the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
  • Options Counseling: To assist in long term care choices.
  • Medical Transportation: To provide access to medical appointments.
  • Home Delivered Meals and Congregate Meals Programs: Enabling seniors to access proper nutrition.
  • Community Care Program: Providing homemaking services such as; housecleaning, meal prep, bathing, shopping, Emergency Home Response Systems, and Adult Day Services.
  • Choices for Care: Assesses needs, reviews options, develops a plan of care and provides information on nursing home care.
  • The Community Connections Program (CCG): Provides various Educational, Recreational, Health Screenings, and Fall Prevention Workshops.

Contact Information

Lake County Senior Services
116 North Lincoln Avenue
Round Lake, Illinois 60073
Phone: (847) 546-5733
Fax: (847) 546-7114
Email: infocclcss@catholiccharities.net

SWIMMING

Barefoot Bay Aquatic Center
1461 N. Midlothian Rd.
847-566-1790

Diamond Lake Beach
1016 Diamond Lake Road
847-566-0650

Parkview Health & Fitness Indoor Pool
1401 N. Midlothian Road
847-566-0650 (ext. 32)

THEATER

Kirk Players Community Theater Group
http://www.kirkplayers.com

UTILITIES

Comcast

For customer service support from Comcast, a resident may call (866) 594-1234 or visit them online.

AT&T

For customer service support, a resident can view all helplines on their website. Residents can also call 611 or 888-611-4466 for AT&T repair. You will hear an automated male voice and then you will hear an automated female voice in Spanish. Immediately after the female voice stops dial 00. If for some reason this action does not take you to a live ATT representative, please listen to the following 7 automated prompts and select the most appropriate one for your specific need or you can wait until the prompts are complete and dial 0. These actions will connect you to a live AT&T representative and allow you to care for AT&T items that need to be repaired. There is also a store located at 3034 W. Il Route 60 in Mundelein. The store can be reached at (847) 970-9650.

ComEd & Dynegy Energy

The Village of Mundelein signed an electricity aggregation contract in July 2016 with Dynegy Energy Services. While ComEd will continue to deliver electricity to Mundelein residents, Dynegy Energy Services will supply it.

  • ComEd:

    For general customer service inquiries, or to report a power outage, Mundelein residents can call 1-800-Edison-1 (1-800-334-7661).

    Below is a link to more information about ComEd, as well as their frequently asked questions:

    ComEd Support & FAQ

  • Dynegy Energy Services:

    For residential customer care, please call 844-351-7691, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CST) or e-mail them at DESCustCare@Dynegy.com.

    Below is a link to more information about Dynegy Energy Services, as well as how the electricity aggregation program effects Mundelein residents:

    Dynegy Energy Services & Mundelein

Northshore Gas & Nicor Gas

Mundelein’s residents receive their gas services from either North Shore Gas or Nicor Gas. This is dependent upon where in the Village residents live. Those east of Midlothian Road receive their gas services from North Shore Gas, and those west of Midlothian Road receive their gas services from Nicor Gas. Below is a link to a map illustrating this division:

Mundelein Gas Services Map

  • North Shore Gas:

    For customer service inquiries, Mundelein residents can contact Northshore Gas at 866-556-6004, Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    For gas emergencies, Mundelein Residents can call 866-556-6005 at any time.

    Below is a link to the North Shore Gas website for more information:

    North Shore Gas Website

  • Nicor Gas:

    For customer service inquiries, Mundelein residents can contact Nicor Gas at 1-888-NICOR4U (1-888-642-6748), 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    For gas emergencies, Mundelein residents can call 1-888-NICOR4U (1-888-642-6748) at any time.

    Below is a link to the Nicor Gas website for more information:

    Nicor Gas Website

Water Conservation

In a community effort to conserve water, the Village implements a lawn sprinkling restriction from May-September. Watering is permitted between 5-10 a.m. or 6-11 p.m. East of Route 45 on even calendar days and west of Route 45 on odd calendar days. Outdoor water use is allowed through a hose with a shut-off nozzle throughout the restriction season. Newly planted landscaping may be watered at any time on the day of installation. Thereafter, newly planted landscaping may be watered on any day, but only during the permitted hours for up to three weeks from date of planting.