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Mundelein is a village in Lake County, Illinois, in the United States. It is approximately thirty-five miles northwest from Chicago.  In July 1918, Archbishop George Mundelein (later Cardinal) of Chicago purchased the property formerly owned by Sheldon’s school. For about $10 million (1918 dollars), construction of St. Mary’s of the Lake Seminary began in 1921. This seminary is still in operation, and is the largest in the United States.

On December 10, 1924, the Village Board held a special meeting with representatives from the Soo Line Railroad, who requested that the board change the village’s name to Mundelein (for the cardinal). The board voted to make the change and asked the Illinois Secretary of State to make the name change. They received permission in April 1925, and the Village Board passed an ordinance changing the village’s name to Mundelein. Cardinal Mundelein donated the village its first new fire truck, a 1925 Stoughton. The fire truck was officially turned over to the village at a ceremony held at the St. Mary of the Lake Seminary on July 17, 1925. The current Village Hall, with a few additions, is the same structure today that was built in 1929.

Mundelein Community Connection, a non-profit, downtown promotional organization, which is supported by, and works closely with, the Village staff, provides a variety of exciting community events throughout the year including a Craft Beer Festival, Farmers Market, Car Cruise Nights, Summer Concerts in the Park, “One World” Cultural Festival, Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Santa’s Cottage.

The award-winning Mundelein Park and Recreation District provides park and recreational services, second to none.  33 neighborhood parks are conveniently located throughout the Village to serve thousands of residents year round.  The jewels of the park system include: Barefoot Bay Water Park, Steeplechase Golf Course, Parkview Health and Fitness Center, the Mundelein Senior Center, Diamond Lake Beach, Community Park, bicycle trails with access to a beautiful county forest preserve system, and the Fort Hill Heritage Museum.


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N/A Lincoln School Preschool - Preschool Public
N/A Diamond Lake Elementary School Preschool - 2Nd Grade Public
N/A Fairhaven School Preschool - 12th Grade Public
N/A Lincoln Early Childhood Center Preschool - Preschool Public
4 Fremont Intermediate School 3Rd Grade - 5th Grade Public
2 Mechanics Grove Elementary School 3Rd Grade - 5th Grade Public
N/A Washington Elementary School Kindergarten - 2Nd Grade Public
2 West Oak Intermediate School 3Rd Grade - 5th Grade Public
N/A Fremont Elementary School Kindergarten - 2Nd Grade Public
2 West Oak Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
3 Carl Sandburg Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 Fremont Jr High/Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A South School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 Mundelein Cons High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A St Mary Of The Annunciation School Preschool - 5th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Carmel Catholic High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Libertyville Montessori Preschool - 1St Grade Private/Charter
N/A Mundelein Montessori School Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/A Montessori And Music Center Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Kindercare Learning - Mundelein Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
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