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Wednesday March 1, 2017
Contact  Phyllis Weiss


Register today for this year's Walk/Run for Stroke, to be held May 6, 2017!

Winthrop Harbor is pleased to once again be the host location for the 5th annual Walk/Run for Stroke event. This 1 Mile Fun Walk, 5k Walk/Run and 10k Run is a family oriented event featuring a beautiful, timed and USATF certified course through Winthrop Harbor and North Point Marina.

Sponsoring the event is the Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other (SSEEO) not-for-profit organization. SSEO provides advocacy, support, education and resources for stroke survivors and their families. All proceeds from the Walk/Run for Stroke event go to support these important efforts.

More information and online registration is available now at
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Contact  Debra Melesio, Utility Billing Clerk, 847-872-3846 ext. 1013

The Village of Winthrop Harbor provides municipal water and sewer services, with the Dept. of Administration office being responsible for billing and collection of fees for these services. The utility bills are mailed out on the first business day of each month, and payments are due by the 20th day after the mailing date.

The village is divided into three billing Sections. Utility bills are mailed out as follows -

Section 1: FEB, MAY, AUG, NOV
Section 2: MAR, JUN, SEP, DEC
Section 3: JAN, APR, JUL, OCT

If your account number begins with 01, you are in Section 1. If your account number begins with 02, you are in Section 2, and if your account number begins with 03, you are in Section 3.

For further information and details, please visit and click the "Village Clerk & Admin" link, and then "Utilities". Utility bills may be paid online from that page, or in person during business hours at Village Hall, or after hours via the dropbox outside the South Village Hall entrance.

Contact  Scott Fuller / Recreation Dept.

Looking for a way to stay in shape without having to be outside? The Schlader Recreation Center will be open for walking 8am – 10am Monday – Friday. The gymnasium is available for all who wish to participate, and there is no charge.

Are you a stay at home parent with small children, and looking for another way to get a little exercise? Monday – Friday 10AM – 11AM the gymnasium at the Schlader Rec. Center will be open to those of you who have toddlers/children at home, and would have to bring them with to participate in the open walking session. This will continue through the winter. Please keep in mind, everyone participating will have kid with them, and each adult will be responsible for their own kid(s). There will be a few items available for kids to play with in the middle of the gym, but each person may want to bring a couple items for your child to keep busy with. The Recreation staff is not responsible for keeping an eye on any children present.

7:00 PM
Contact  Winthrop Harbor LIONS Club
FACILITIESSchlader Rec. Center

The Winthrop Harbor LIONS Club provides BINGO every Wednesday at the Schlader Recreation Center. In addition to BINGO, the Lions offers pull-tabs, Bonanza, Tic-Tac-Toe and the Lions Special.

BINGO is open to the public. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., at which time Pull-Tab games are sold. Regular BINGO begins at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments are available. The Lions look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Thursday March 2, 2017
Friday March 3, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Contact  Scott Fuller 847-746-3505

Tae-Kwon-Do classes will be held at the Community Center on 7th Street on Monday and Friday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00pm. The first class will be on Friday, Sept. 9th. Participants will be divided based on their belt levels, and the classes are offered to anyone age 5 years and older.

Session 1 will be Sept./Oct./Nov.
Session 2 will be Dec./Jan./Feb.
Session 3 will be Mar./Apr./May

Fees are $75 for each 3-month session for the first person, and $30 per session for each immediate family member. You may sign up for the classes at Village Hall from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday, or at the Schlader Recreation Center. For questions please call Scott Fuller at 847-746-3505.

Saturday March 4, 2017
Contact  Scott Fuller


Looking for something fun and exciting to do on the weekends? Why not come out and watch as the stars of tomorrow take the floor! The season for Youth Basketball will begin the weekend of Jan. 7th and 8th, and will continue every weekend (excluding Feb. 25th/26th) at the Schlader Recreation Center until March 12th. First through fourth grades play from 9am to 2pm on Saturdays, while the fifth through eighth grades play 1pm to 5pm on Sundays.

The Recreation Department would like to thank all of the coaches and assistant coaches who dedicate their time to make this league a great experience for all. We would also like to thank our sponsors who graciously give back to the youth of the community. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

Sunday March 5, 2017
Contact  Scott Fuller

Registration Ends at 11:59 p.m. on March 5, 2017.


As 2017 kicks off, so does Winthrop Harbor’s baseball/softball registration. This year’s sign-ups will be from Jan. 16th through March 5th. Registration forms will be available at Village Hall and also at the Schlader Recreation Center. You may also turn in sheets on Saturdays, 9am-2pm, or Sundays, 1pm-5pm, at the Schlader Recreation Center as the basketball season continues. NEW: Beginning Jan. 16th online registration with on-line payment acceptance will be available at in the Recreation Department section.

Evaluations will take place on Saturday, March 18th for boys, and Sunday March 19th for girls. Anyone wanting to sign a child up after March 5th will go straight to a waiting list and will only have a chance to play if another child decides to leave the league, or if there is still room on a team. Registrations after Mar. 5th will incur a $25 late fee.
Tee Ball starts out at age 5 for boys and girls, and the oldest age groups will be 18 for girls and 14 for boys.

For information on this year’s fees, or to get involved as a coach, sponsor or umpire, please call (847) 746-3505. Practices begin early-April and run at most twice a week. Games will begin early-May, with games being played on weeknights with Saturdays used as makeup days. The season will run until mid-July.

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Monday March 6, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday March 7, 2017
7:00 PM
Contact  Village Clerk Julie Rittenhouse - 847-872-3846 ext. 1010
FACILITIESCouncil Chambers

The Winthrop Harbor Board of Trustees holds its regular meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. The public is invited to all meetings. Agendas are posted in the lobby of the Municipal building, and on-line at

Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 830 Sheridan Road in Winthrop Harbor. For further information, please contact Village Hall at 847-872-3846.

Wednesday March 8, 2017
6:00 PM
Contact  Community Development Director Pat DiPersio

The Winthrop Harbor Economic Development Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Conference Room of Winthrop Harbor Emergency Management Agency (EMA), 1617 7th Street.

7:00 PM
Thursday March 9, 2017
Friday March 10, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Contact  Scott Fuller
FACILITIESSchlader Rec. Center


The dances are open to any 5th – 8th grade student who lives in the Village of Winthrop Harbor. All students must show their North Prairie school ID, or any students attending alternative schools, including home schooled, must obtain a photo dance ID from the Recreation Dept. The first ID issued is at no charge to the child, however any additional ID’s needed will be charged $5.

As always, the normal school dress code is enforced, and once a child enters the dance, they will not be allowed to leave until 10pm or a parent comes to the door to pick them up. Admission is $3 at the door, and pop and pizza is available to purchase. If you would like to chaperon at any dance, please call or e-mail the Recreation Department in advance.

Saturday March 11, 2017
Sunday March 12, 2017
Monday March 13, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM
Contact  Recreation Director Scott Fuller
FACILITIESSchlader Rec. Center

The Winthrop Harbor Recreation Board meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Schlader Recreation Center.

Tuesday March 14, 2017
7:00 PM
Contact  Pat DiPersio
FACILITIESCouncil Chambers

The Winthrop Harbor Planning & Zoning Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.

Wednesday March 15, 2017
7:00 PM
Thursday March 16, 2017
Friday March 17, 2017
Contact  Demonstration User
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact  Scott Fuller
FACILITIESSchlader Rec. Center

On these Fridays the Recreation Board opens the Schlader Recreation Center to host Gym Nights for K-4th grade students who live in Winthrop Harbor. Activities scheduled for the evenings include music, various board and card games, open gym. basketball, riding scooters, and refreshments (for purchase). Admission is $3 at the door, and no child who enters the building will be allowed to leave before 9pm unless that child’s parent comes to the door to pick them up. We ask that ALL parents come inside the building at 9pm to pick up their child. Call the Recreation Dept. with questions at 847-746-3505.

Saturday March 18, 2017
Contact  Scott Fuller

The mandatory player evaluations for this year's Youth Baseball/Softball program will be conducted on this weekend. Click on the attached document to see the specific date/time for each age-group. Note that evaluations are not required for Tee-Ball participants.
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Contact  Debbie Leable (Cornerstone Realty Group)
FACILITIESCommunity Center

Candidates for elected positions of Winthrop Harbor Mayor, Trustees (3) and Village Clerk are invited to participate in these monthly forums, to include "meet & greet" time from 9:00am to 9:30am, and "question & answer" time from 9:30am to 10:30am. A total of four forums will be held, one each month until the election on April 4, 2017. The forums will be held at the Winthrop Harbor Community Center on 7th Street.

The forums are sponsored by Cornerstone Realty Group to assist local residents in making an informed decision for the future of Winthrop Harbor. Each forum is being video recorded and posted online for those who could not attend to view afterwards. Visit to view this and the previous forums at your convenience. Thank you to George Foster of Northpoint Digital Solutions for contributing his time to produce these recordings.

Get involved - get informed!

Forum dates:

9:00 AM
Contact  Chief Justin Stried

Why do you need to learn CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, performed properly and promptly can help victims survive until the ambulance personnel trained in advanced medical techniques arrive on the scene. Almost two thirds of deaths from heart attacks occur before the victim reaches a hospital. Many of these deaths can be prevented if victims received prompt help.

Should you make the commitment to learn CPR...

Perhaps a loved one suffers from heart disease. Maybe your job handles medical emergencies. No matter what your reason, it is important to realize that just knowing how to properly perform CPR will make you a more useful member of your community. Brain death occurs within 4-6 minutes after the heart stops beating. Speed in starting CPR and calling 911 is the key to helping save lives.

Which courses do we offer?

FREE for Winthrop Harbor residents, and at a nominal fee for non-residents, we offer the following courses throughout the year;

-Basic CPR / AED - Learn CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

-CPR / AED / First-Aid - Learn CPR, how to use an AED and basic First-Aid techniques.

-Healthcare Provider CPR - This course is tailored to those employed in some medical field (fee applies to residents & non-residents for this course only)

Click the attached document for the schedule of upcoming training courses, including dates and fee information.

How to sign up…

Call or stop by the fire station during normal business hours (847-872-5957). Or email Assistant Chief Alicia McCoy ( or Administrative Assistant Donna Kauppi ( for more information and they will discuss which course option is best for your needs.

Sign up today to save a life!
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Sunday March 19, 2017
Monday March 20, 2017
312-814-1405 -

From March 20-31, 2017 the Illinois State Geological Survey in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Coastal Management Program will conduct a helicopter-based geophysical survey of sand deposits (along the Lake Michigan shoreline) from Kenosha, WI to Chicago, IL.

- Sand deposit survey is needed for scientific research.

- The surveys present no risks to humans, animals, or infrastructure.

Please view the attached two documents for full details.
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM
Contact  Chris Engdahl
FACILITIESSchlader Rec. Center

The Winthrop Harbor Cub Scout Pack 67 meets at 7pm at the Schlader Recreation Center. Contact Chris Engdahl at 847-785-9663 or for more information.

Tuesday March 21, 2017
1:00 PM
Contact  Jerry Larson - 847-746-6567
FACILITIESCommunity Center

The Winthrop Harbor AARP Chapter 871 meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Time is 1pm at the Community Center.
New members are always welcome. Refreshments are served.

6:00 PM
Contact  Carol Gludbrandsen, Cyber Crimes Analyst


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Westfield School Gymnasium, Winthrop Harbor

Please join us in learning about keeping our children safe while they explore the internet! We are excited to invite you to a conversation about social media safety with Cyber Crimes analyst, Carol Gudbransen.

Students now have the world at their fingertips, which is very exciting, but can also be very scary. Carol will help us to navigate how we can protect our children and teach our children to be global citizens.

We are inviting parents of all ages. Information presented will be relevant for all parents.


PRESENTATION BY: Carol Gudbrandsen, Cyber Crimes Analyst
Lake County State's Attorney's Office, Cyber Division

- How to keep your student safe on the internet
- Safety from child predators
- Traps you need to be aware of to protect your child

- Can your child be a victim or an offender?
- Steps to take to prevent it

- What apps should I watch for?
- Does my child have child pornography on their cell phone?
- Can your child be breaking the law without knowing it?
- How widespread is it?
- Talks you should have with your kids


7:00 PM
Wednesday March 22, 2017
7:00 PM
Thursday March 23, 2017
Friday March 24, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday March 25, 2017
Sunday March 26, 2017
Monday March 27, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday March 28, 2017
Wednesday March 29, 2017
7:00 PM
Thursday March 30, 2017
Friday March 31, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LegendBoard or Committee Meeting Fire Department Holiday Outside Organization Recreation Dept. Activity Recreation Dept. Event Utility Billing