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Mundelein group to develop options for old village hall

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  • A committee will form to help decide the fate of Mundelein's old village hall.

       A committee will form to help decide the fate of Mundelein's old village hall.
    Russell Lissau | Staff Photographer

 
 

Now that Mundelein's new village hall has opened, a six-member committee will form to help decide the fate of the former hall on Hawley Street.

The village board approved the group's creation Monday. Officials will start taking applications this week.

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The committee, will gather ideas from the public about the future of the site through surveys, email or other media. It also will compile historic information about the building and get an estimated cost for remodeling and modernizing the building.

Eventually, the panel will make a recommendation to the village board.

"I would expect a report in the six- to 12-month range," Village Administrator John Lobaito told the Daily Herald in an email.

Trustee Robin Meier will lead the group.

Officials want the other five members to represent specific professions or demographics. They're looking for:

• A Mundelein resident with a background in historic preservation.

• An architect, preferably one who lives in Mundelein.

• A Mundelein resident who's lived in town for at least 20 years.

• A Mundelein resident who's lived in town for less than five years.

• A commercial contractor, preferably one who lives or works in the village.

"The ordinance provides for people with a variety of skill sets," Lobaito said.

The new, $10 million village hall at 300 Plaza Circle opened to the public Monday.

The old building, at 440 E. Hawley St., had served as the village's headquarters since 1929. The police and fire departments once operated out of the Alpine-style structure, too.

If you're interested in joining the committee, you can get an application from Cynthia Peart by calling (847) 949-3225 or sending an email to cpeart@mundelein.org.

Completed applications can be emailed to Peart or mailed to her at village hall, 300 Plaza Circle, Mundelein, Illinois, 60060.

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