Village of McCullom Lake

March-April 2019 Newsletter


We hope everyone made it through the holidays in one piece, and I'm sure most of you are excited to end this winter March 20th! 

This newsletter is packed full of information so feel free to read it twice!
Feel free to also share newsletter information with all! We are more than happy to add more people to the newsletter list, just be sure to tell friends and family to subscribe to the newsletter via the Village Hall or email us at

Greetings McCullom Lakers,
We hope all that attended the ice fishing derby this year had a good time. 138 adults and children participated in Froggie's Annual Ice Fishing Derby, it made for a long day for the volunteers, BUT! it was well worth it because of the perfect turnout. 

Froggie's 23rd Annual event was certainly a success! Thank you to all that attended and stayed for lunch and the raffles. Also an extremely big thank you to our crew, we are looking forward to the 24 Annual next February! 
Check out the pictures from the event below!!  
The spring clean-up dates are set for March 23rd and 24th (if needed). There is a sign-up sheet at the Hall for anyone in the Village who needs assistance with spring clean up. 
We gather at 9 a.m. Saturday March 23rd to begin. A light lunch will be provided and drinks will be available. The spring landscape waste pick up by our garbage removal provider is March 26th so all the debris will be removed in a few days.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is always looking for volunteers to help with this project. If you're interested, there will be a sign up sheet at the Hall for you. -Froggie 
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is starting a new program to support our graduating high school students as well as adults returning to class. This program will be available beginning fall semester of 2019. Guidelines and application forms are available at the Hall for anyone interested.
We are very excited to be able to offer this new program to our residents. Questions? please contact Kathy Phillips at (815) 403-2725 or (847) 217-1934. -Froggie 
Officer/Author Dennis Durbin held a very special book signing at the Village Hall on 02/20/2019 for his newly published work.
The Easter Bunny will be making a return to our beach this year.....

The Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for April 14th at 1:00 P.M. SHARP. Come join us for some family fun, ages 12 and under are welcome to participate in the hunt.
Please don't be tardy, the hunt begins promptly at 1:00 P.M. and the eggs are generally scooped up within 3 minutes! -Froggie 
Join the 9th annual McHenry County Human Race!
The McHenry Human Race is a unique 5K family walk/run at MCC that supports volunteerism and local nonprofits!
Runners/walkers sign up to participate for their favorite charity, and part of their registration fee and any funds they choose to raise go to their selected organization.
Our Helping Hands chose their charity for the upcoming Human Race.
We'll be raising funds for NWCASA (North West Coalition Against Sexual Assault) to help sexual assault victims. 

If you're interested in participationg or volunteering you can visit,!

If you want to follow or visit the McCullom Lake Police Department feel free! Just click the badge down bellow to be directed right to the page!


Leaf Burning
Leaf burning is NOT permitted in the Village of McCullom Lake.  Violators will receive one warning, then will be ticketed for continued offenses.

Fireworks are not allowed in the Village of McCullom Lake. Violators will be ticketed.

Garbage Cans
Please remember not to place garbage containers out before 4:00 PM on Mondays before garbage removal, and to have them put away by 11:55 PM  after garbage has been picked up.  This ordinance will be police-enforced

Speed Limit
Please note that 20 mph is the speed limit on all village streets.  The McCullom Lake police strictly enforce this law for the safety of our residents.  In addition, a stop sign means a complete STOP!

Hall Rental 
Remember the Village Hall is available to rent wherever there are openings. Prices vary from being a village resident, or not. Other prices vary as well so if anyone is interested please stop at the Village Hall for more information!
You can also find information here,

Village hours
The Village Hall is staffed Monday-Friday, from 9-5. With the exception of Wednesdays, we have extended hours from
5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
If you still cannot make it to the village within those hours, and need to drop a payment or anything else off, feel free to drop it in our drop box, located right outside. (little black box) 


Share your special occasions with us! Whether it be a new baby, birthday, anniversary or a special announcement, we'll recognize your happy event! Sign up at the Village Hall or give us a call to get your event on our list.
Or Email us at

Happy Birthday to...

March 16th-Skip Coss

April 1st- Becky Fritz

April 4th-Rebecca Arendarczyk

April 7th-Donna Gates

April 15th-Mary Major

April 17th-Brianna Klein

April 21st-Mike Froggy Fritz

April 27th-Nancy Matthesius
The 2020 census is coming up, and jobs are available. For information please click on one of the links above to visit their Facebook, Twitter, or website.


Wednesdays-Helping hands of McCullom Lake
6-8 P.M. Village Hall

03/06-Neighbors Helping Neighbors
6:00 P.M. Village Hall

03/17-St. Patrick's Day
All day

03/21-Potluck dinner
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

03/23-03/24-Spring Clean-up

03/25- Sewer Payments Due

By 4:00 p.m.

03/25- District 15 And District 156, Spring break

03/26-Leaf Pick-up

04/03-Neighbors Helping Neighbors
6:00 P.M. Village Hall 

04/14- Easter Egg Hunt

1 p.m. SHARP

04/18-Potluck dinner
Starts at 6:30 p.m.

04/21-Easter Sunday
All day

04/25- Sewer Payments Due
By 4:00 p.m. 

Pot Luck Dinner
At the Village Hall of McCullom Lake 4811 W. Orchard Drive, McCullom Lake, IL 60050 815-385-2211, Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bring a generous dish to pass, tableware and a beverage


7:00 PM, Village Hall

7:00 PM, Village Hall

7:00 PM, Village Hall

7:00 PM, Village Hall

2019 Vehicle stickers and Motorcycle stickers are available now! Be sure to purchase them at the Village Hall. Stickers of the previous year expire 03/31/2019

Save The Date

Annual steak fry tickets are now available, the event will be held on May 4th 2019.....Call Froggie or Tom (phone numbers bellow) to get yours today. This is our largest fundraiser of the year that keeps Neighbors Helping Neighbors able to provide assistance to our residents. Watch the marquee for the info. 

If you need community service hours, call Froggie at (815) 341-1047 or Tom at (815) -236-0147 to make arrangements. 
Mike "Froggie" Fritz 

McHenry Township
General Website:

Recycling Event
McHenry Township Bldg.
 8-12 noon 
3rd Saturday of each month

Recycle your electronics,
brush piles, etc.
Call 815-385-3076 

McHenry County 
General website:

McHenry County Dept. of Health
General Website:

State Governor 
Governor J.B. Pritzker
100 West Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601-3220
Phone: 312-814-2121

State Senators,
Dick Durbin & Tammy Duckworth

230 S. Dearborn Street
Suite 3892
Chicago IL, 60604
Phone number:312-353-4952
Fax: 312-353-0150
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
State Representative Steven Reick
R-63rd District

1072 Lake Ave.
Woodstock, IL  60098

 With so many nonprofit organizations within McHenry County, finding help can be confusing. United Way 2-1-1 provides an easy way to access help with challenges.  Dialing 2-1-1 from any phone will connect you to a cell center that will direct you to the right social service agency or nonprofit organization. Trained specialists can help and offer information and referrals for services such as rent and utility assistance, food banks, affordable housing, child and elder care, financial counseling, job training and more.  2-1-1 is easy to remember, accessible to everyone, available 24/7/365 and is FREE!
Get connected with 2-1-1 to reach help, or visit  
United Way 2-1-1 can also be reached at
(309)827-4005 or (800)570-7284

There is an MC Ride station at the parking lot by the Village Hall.  If you need a ride, you can call 1-800-451-4599.  Service hours are Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Base fare is only $2.00 for the first 5 miles of your trip (add 25 cents per mile for each additional mile).  If you need more information, or have questions, stop by the Village office and pick up a brochure, or call 815-334-4985.

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