Mundelein board approves 10-acre annexation
Mundelein trustees have agreed to annex an undeveloped, 10-acre site near the town's northwest side.
The property at 30200 N. Midlothian Road adjoins about 7 acres at 19908 W. Winchester Road that the village annexed last year. Both sites are owned by Mundelein-area resident Dan Beelow.
The most recent annexation, which was approved without objection Monday night, allows Mundelein officials to control future redevelopment there.
Additionally, all 17 acres eventually could be donated to the village and either developed or used for recreational activities, Village Administrator John Lobaito said.
The entire site once was known as the Roppelt family farm.
A different portion of the old farm was annexed into Grayslake in 2014 and developed into a regional trucking terminal in 2016.
Mundelein officials and some residents unsuccessfully challenged the Saia Inc. terminal project, disputing the annexation and the zoning for the project. But a Lake County judge tossed the case, and that ruling has been upheld.
This may not be the end of annexations into Mundelein involving property owned by the Beelow family. Officials also are eyeing land on Route 60 northwest of the village limits, Lobaito said.
Beelow attended Monday's board meeting and solved a mystery for Trustee Kerston Russell: the meaning of HABDAB, the name of the limited liability corporation that formally owns the property.
Beelow said the letters are his kids' initials.