Welcome To Our New Web Site

Welcome to the Village of Lakemoor Parks & Recreation Website. Our mission is to provide residents and visitors with clean, green, safe, and accessible open space park land throughout the Village. The Village operates neighborhood and community parks. Facilities at developed local parks vary from site to site, and include combinations of, athletic fields, picnic areas and shelters, sitting areas and play equipment. Our number one priority is satisfying and serving the recreational needs of our residents and visitors to our parks. With this in mind, every employee of our Village works hard every day to accomplish these goals. We value your input regardless of the message; good or bad. If you have any suggestions on how we can do a better job of providing these services and programs please contact us at Village Hall (815) 385-1117 or email villagehall@lakemoor.net.

Would you like the opportunity to advertise your business on this webpage? This webpage gets many views throughout the week and for a modest annual fee you can have your business logo listed along with a link to your website. This is a wonderful opportunity for your business to get additional exposure as well as help defer some of the costs to our park programs and events. If interested please contact John Guenther at 815-385-1117 or at jguenther@lakemoor.net. If you like to register and pay directly on line please click on this LINK. Sponsorship costs are $200 for a year, $100 for 6 months, and $50 for 3 months.

The Parks and Recreation Department is constantly looking for ways to improve and enhance the events that we currently provide. Your input and feedback is very important to us in determining what events we will continue to provide as well as events that we can possibly have in the future. Please take a brief moment to fill out the survey and let us know how we are doing and how we can perhaps better serve you in the future. Please click here for the survey.


ATTENTION LAKEMOOR RESIDENTS

The Village of Lakemoor and the Lakemoor Walgreens have teamed up to offer the residents of Lakemoor the opportunity to purchase an emergency weather alert radio at a reduced price. This radio normally sells for $35.99, but for our residents the cost would only be $29.99.

All you need to do is stop by the Village Hall and show proof of residency, pick up a voucher, then take it to the Lakemoor Walgreens and purchase your radio. It’s that simple.

One of the most important things that you can have as part of your emergency safety kit is a weather radio. The National Weather Service provides the forecasts and severe weather alerts that you hear on it. With an all hazards weather radio, you not only get the latest severe weather information, but it lets you know about environmental and public safety emergencies like amber alerts and chemical spills. A great reason to have one of these radios is the battery backup. That means if severe weather strikes and the power goes out, it may be the only way for you to find out the latest weather information. Another great thing about this particular radio is that you can program it for just the county you live in or the county you live in plus all of the surrounding counties.


Lakemoor  Events


Halloween “Trunk & Treat”

On October 25th we will be having a Trunk and Treat at Heritage Park. The event will start at 5:00 and last until 6:30. We are looking for people to come with their cars decorated in their most creative Halloween décor they can think of. The kids will then be coming by each car for some candy. We encourage everyone to dress up in costume themselves. After the Trunk and Treat we will be showing 2 movies in the park. The first movie will be Monsters University and the second movie will be Casper. We will be providing Hot Cider and Candy Apples courtesy of the Parks and Recreation committee.  Trophies will be awarded to the best decorated car and the best costume for kids and adults. Other items will be available for purchase at the concession stand as well.

The River East Library will be providing activities during the 5:00 to 6:30 time period.

Please try and participate as the entire evening will be a lot of fun. Here is a LINK to sign up for the Trunk and Treat.


 

Halloween Message from the Lakemoor Police Department


 KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE

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The Lakemoor Police Department encourages safety and supervision during the annual Trick-or-Treat season. It is especially important for parents to adhere to a few safety rules for their children when they are trick-or-treating.

• Know your treaters’ route

• Take a flashlight

• Be sure costumes, shoes, and treat bags are safe.

• Remind kids not to enter strangers’ homes or cars.

• Set rules about not eating treats until kids get home. Be sure to inspect all treats before allowing kids to eat them.

• Candy that has been opened should be thrown away. Any homemade treats or fruit should be inspected closely.

• Remember drivers have a hard time seeing people, especially at dusk.

• Never cross the street from between parked cars.

• Watch open flames from jack-o-lanterns as they can catch costumes and long wigs on fire.

• Make sure that fake knives, swords, and guns are made from cardboard or other flexible materials to avoid accidental injury or worse, have them mistaken for the real thing!


 

MAKING YOUR HOME SAFE FOR TRICK OR TREATERS

 It is also important to ensure that your home is safe and accessible to trick-or-treaters. As adults there are some very simple things we can do to make the evening safe everyone.

• Turn on your porch light.

• Move lit jack-o-lanterns off the porch where kids get bunched up if they are trick-or-treating in groups.

• Remove objects from your yard that might present a hazard.  

• Drive slowly all evening-you never know what creature may suddenly cross your path.

• Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police.


 

MOTORISTS

Exercise extreme caution when driving a vehicle. Be on the alert for excited youngsters, whose vision may be obscured by masks, darting out into traffic.


 

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION

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Before you allow your child to knock on any door, become better informed. Check the Illinois Sex Offender Registry website at http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor.


 

EXTRA POLICE PATROLS FOR OCTOBER 31

The Lakemoor Police Department will have extra Police Officers on duty patrolling the neighborhoods on Halloween.

 

Lakemoor Police Contact Information

Administration: (815) 385-4111

Non-Emergency (847) 526-2421

Emergency 911

  


 

 Chicago Wolves Hockey Game – Sign ups are now open

Sign ups will end on November 28 so please sign up soon

The date will be January 17, 2015. Please complete the registration form CLICK HERE if you are interested in going.  The cost per ticket would be $30.00 and that includes your ticket, round trip transportation to the game, Hot Dog and Soda voucher, free Wolves hat, and our group being recognized on the Wolves communication screen. I hope to hear from you soon. The Wolves will be playing the Rockford IceHogs (the Chicago Blackhawks AHL affiliate ) so the game will be packed and we should see a great game. The bus will be leaving the village hall at 5:00pm and returning after the game is over. The seating would be in the Section 109. There will be a limited number of seats available so please register soon so I can get an idea as to how many will be going. Payments can be made online or you can pay at the village hall. Checks should be made payable to the Village of Lakemoor 28874 Rte. 120 Unit C&D Lakemoor, IL 60051


Lakemoor Trick or Treating will be held on October 31st between the hours of 4:00pm and 8:00pm


Toys 4 Tots Drive

The Village of Lakemoor will be having a “Toys for Tots” drive this year. The U.S. Marine Corp. is seeking new unwrapped toys that can be collected or dropped off and given to families that are in need and cannot afford to provide their children with any Christmas presents. We are also seeking any financial assistance that you could provide so they can purchase toys for these children. Your toy and / or financial donation can make this a truly special Christmas for those less fortunate.

If you are able to make a monetary donation, please let us know before December 1st. As always your donation is fully tax deductible.

We will be having drop boxes at designated locations throughout the village so there will be one close by you. Here are the drop off sites:

Walgreens, River East Library, Police Dept., Public Works, Village Hall

If you have any questions, please contact us at the village hall at (815) 385-1117.

Also if you or someone you know is in need of a toy this year, here is a LINK to request a toy from the Marines website.


You Pick’em

This next year we are trying something new for the Movies in the Park. In 2015 you will decide on the movies that will be shown. There will be 6 movies altogether and you can follow the link below to make your selections.

 The 6 movies with the most votes will be the scheduled movies.

There are a few guidelines that you must follow. The movies have to be rated G or PG. They cannot be movies that we have shown before. Please click on this LINK to access the selection page. ( Maximum of 6 selections ).

Please submit your selections by December 31, 2014 to be counted. I will be adding additional movies as soon as I receive the 2015 catalog from our vendor.


  Ongoing Community Events


Library Activities and Events

Don’t forget that the local libraries have events and activities ongoing throughout the year. Here are some links to the local libraries:

McHenry Library    Wauconda Library   Fox Lake Library

River East Library    Round Lake Library    Johnsburg Library

Check them out. You won’t be disappointed.


Get to know the River East Library

The River East Public Library, located at the corner of Lily Lake Road and Route 120 is the closest library to Lakemoor, in fact we’re right next door! Lakemoor actually has three library districts within the Village, River East, Fox Lake, and Wauconda Public Libraries. The most important thing to know is once you get your card from your “home” library, you can use it at any one of them. In fact, you can use any Illinois Library Card at River East. Your home library can be determined by your tax bill. It will list which library your taxes support. If you have trouble locating your information, you can always give us a call at 815-385-6303. We realize we are much closer than your home library for most of you and we welcome you. Please stop in so we can help with your entertainment, school, research, technology, and programming needs.

River East is located at 813 W. IL Route 120 and at http://www.rivereastlibrary.org. Hours are M-TH 10am to 7pm Fri-Sat 10am to 5pm.


Help Support the River East Public Library

The River East Public Library is in need of your help. Drop off donations are always welcome including monetary donations, books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and audiobooks and can be made either at the library or at the Village Hall. Please make checks payable to the River East Public Library 813 W. IL Rte. 120, McHenry, IL 60051. Thank you very much in advance for your interest in helping support this worthwhile cause. 


River East Library On Going Events

Thursday Afternoon Story Time   1:00pm

Fall Session — September 11 to October 30

Holiday Session — November 6—20 and December 4—18

McHenry County Whovians Meeting   7pm Last Tuesday of each month.

Teen Club * NEW*   Third Wednesday of each month at 6pm.

Books and Biscuits Book Club 10am Second Wednesday of each month.

Society of Page Turners Book Club 7pm   Third Tuesday of each month.

Fox Point Book Club 10am Fourth Thursday of each month.

Matt Kenseth Race Winner Giveaways—each week following a win by Matt in the Nascar Sprint Series. Sprint Cup Chase ends November 16th.

October Events

October 23   Teen Bullying Program   7pm

October 24   10:00 to Noon   Pumpkin Painting

November Events

November 1—December 13 Community Food drive

November 4     ELECTION DAY

Illinois family Reading Night   November 20

November 20   Staff In-service   Library opens at 2 pm

HAPPY THANKSGIVING November 27

             Library closed November 27 and 28

December Events

December 13   Food Drive Ends

December 24 and 25     MERRY CHRISTMAS   Library closed

December 26     1:30   After Christmas Tree Party

December 26 through January 3 Library Hours   12 to 5

 


Fall activities in Lake County

Please click on this LINK to see the activities that Lake County has to offer this fall. Also here is a LINK to the Lake County Forest Preserve District website calendar. Check it out!!!. Sign up for free e-newsletters to learn about activities, events, programs and offers.


    Fall activities in McHenry County

Please click on this LINK to see the activities that McHenry County has to offer this fall. Here is a LINK to the McHenry County Conservation website calendar. Check it out!!!


October Events


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Encourage the women in your life to get checked and also donate or participate in the various fundraising events this month.


Fox Lake EvenTures – October 1 to 31

Here are some Events and Activities in the Fox Lake Area for October. Please click on this LINK for more information.


More ways to Maximize your iPhone and iPad – October 22

Come to the Wauconda Library and join Richard Kong. Bring your devise to this interactive class and be ready to share one of your favorite apps. Call 847-526-6225 for more info.


Small Discoveries – A Happy Halloween – October 22

Come on by the Lake County Discovery Museum between 10 – 11am and have some big fun for your little ones ages 2-5. Costumes encouraged. For more information please click HERE.


Jelly Beans & Waterslides Trip – October 23

Ages 7-12 can take advantage of a day when there is NO SCHOOL to go on this trip to the Jelly Belly Factory followed by a stop at Timber Ridge indoor water park. Chaperones provided. Cost is $40 per person. Departure and return at the Municipal Center.


Spooky Radio Show – October 25

Come to the Fox Lake Library and hear the Lake County Radio Players perform a classic Arch Oboler horror script and then leave you laughing with the comedy of Life of Riley. The event will be from 2pm and ending at 3pm.


Trick or Treat Main Street – October 26

This event will be held on Sunday October 26 from 3pm to 6pm in Wauconda on Main St. Pet costume contest at 3:30pm, pumpkin carving contest ( Drop off already carved pumpkin at the Village Hall by 3pm). Judging begins at 3pm and the winners announced at 5:45pm. For more information please click HERE.


CROCtoberfest – October 26

During this fun-filled event for all ages, you can meet live crocodilians, including Bubba the world famous American Alligator who will be on hand until 2pm. The event is on Sunday October 26 from 10am to 4pm at the Wildlife Discovery Center 1401 Middlefork Dr. Lake Forest, IL 60045. For more info please click HERE.


GhostLand Society – October 30

Paranormal investigators from the GhostLand Society will share their experiences ghost hunting in Northern Illinois. Time is 7 to 8pm. More info please click HERE.


November Events


Jackie’s Magic Show – November 1

Come on out to Warren Township High School between 5:45pm and 10:00pm for the magic show. Bring a non-perishable food items for the hungry of Lake County and receive free admission to the show. Not only does Jackie’s dad perform, but there will be other performers. There will also be raffle prizes. Please click HERE for more information.


Mundelein’s 7th Annual Pumpkin Drop – November 2

Come on out to Keith Mione Community Park between 12:30pm and 1:30pm for the Pumpkin Drop. Pre-registration is encouraged. For complete information please click HERE.


Open House – November 15

The club demonstrates what the hobby of model railroading offers a family or an individual. The club operates an HO scale permanent operating model railroad, in a 30 by 60 foot room occupying over 1,500 square feet.  The layout reflects a theme of railroading in the 1950-1970’s. Although the layout is now 42 years old it is uses the latest digital technology to operate and simulate railroad activity. In addition there is a scavenger hunt for the kids to see if they can spot wolves, buffalo,people fishing, and other unique features on the layout.

 Individuals bringing a staple item for the Wauconda Food pantry will receive a free raffle ticket. For more information please click HERE.


Wauconda Township Historical Society – November 16

Part 3 of our Fall Series kicks off on Sunday, November 16th at 2PM as we welcome Laurel Mellien of Headstones & History. Laurel will present “The Art of Civil War Commemoration” which explains the origins and symbolic meanings of the icons found on headstones and monuments commemorating the Civil War. We look forward to meeting many of you and your families in October and November. Each presentation lasts approximately 45minutes, light refreshments will be served.   A tour of the newly renovated Cook House will also be offered at the end of each of the presentations.

*A $5 donation is requested for the program and tour.