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Advise calling on weekends as weddings may be taking place.(630)257-2972

POSTPONED: September 22, 2015 General Members Meeting

PLEASE HELP to Stop Lemont Land Grab

This Tuesday, October 6, the Cook County Board is meeting to discuss the proposed land grab put forth by Palos Park and Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison. 

It’s important that we have a strong showing so that the Commissioners realize that “We Oppose” the annexation of Forest Preserve that circumvents Local Control. 

Please consider attending the meeting on Tuesday October 6 at 9 a.m. 

Buses will be leaving from Lemont Township Community Center parking lot located at 16300 Alba Street at 7 a.m.  Please email to confirm your space on the bus.

Meeting location – Cook County Building, 118 North Clark Street, Board Room, Chicago. 

  • To Learn More About The Issue With Palos Park Go Here
  • Get Talking Points On The Issue
  • Petition to Stop Annexation
  • BUT ALSO Write, Phone, and Email Cook County Commissioners to Let Them Know:
    • We Are Not Asleep At The Switch
    • We Care About What Happens To Lemont
  • By Blitzing Them With Letters, Phone Calls, and Emails, We Will Get Their Attention
  • Fight For What You Believe In And Lemont - Be Proactive!!!

Heritage Quarries Walk
October 17, 2015 at 8 a.m.
starts at the Gazebo on the I&M Canal (Map)

Trail walk around all the quarries, about 3 miles with historical interpretation by tour guides from the society. Cost is $5 per person, cash only. Life members go for free.

Rain date is October 21, 2015.

Fright Nite
October 27, 2015 - Doors open at 6:30pm.
at the Museum - 306 Lemont St - Lemont, IL

Performances start at 7pm. Admission Charge. Popcorn & soda, water sold.

Ghost Writers Contest - Stir up those creative juices and write a scary ghost story - you could win $25 and also tell the story at a live performance on "Fright Nite."

Deadline for stories to be submitted October 15, 2015.

New Pictures from the 2015 Chicago Architechural Tour

Thanks to Susan for taking these pictures. Click Here.

Crosstown Raffle Drawing Was Held June 24th

Winner Mr. & Mrs. Zolecki - have fun at the old ball parks!!

Gas Card Raffle Winner Rick Homerding

Thanks to all of you who purchased the tickets - we appreciate it & better luck next year


for helping us on tag days by either volunteering or giving donations at the stores - also to CHIPAIN'S & JEWEL for allowing us to be at your stores.


These are a few of the people who helped.


Thank all of you for coming out to speak or show support at the Public Hearing against the demolition of Old St. Patrick's Grade School This is only the beginning but we were heard

Please email your village officials and let them know how you feel about losing this landmark. It appears that if some one wants to get rid of a historic building in town they just let it rot until they declare it unrepairable. Let them know how you feel about this. All building should be kept up to minimal building code standards so this doesn't happen.

"Save Lemont's Old Saint Pat's School" Facebook Page

Keepataw Days

We are pleased to announce that on Sunday, September 6, at 2pm. the traditional Keepataw Parade will be held. The effort of "Project Lemont" and the citizens of Lemont helped to bring back this tradition and we are grateful to all who helped and look forward to this special part of our history again in our lives.

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