Mundelein is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States and a northern suburb of Chicago. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 31,064. It is approximately thirty-five miles northwest of Chicago.
Incorporated in 1909, the Village of Mundelein boasts a long and rich history. It has grown from a small farming community to a vibrant township and business center in the heart of Lake County Illinois. Now home to nearly 32,000 residents, Mundelein was first inhabited by the Potowatami Indians. As early as 1650, these native Americans were trading with the French fur traders. Nearly two centuries later, the first settlers moved into the area now known as Mundelein. The first known settler was Peter Shaddle, who built a log cabin on what is now the grounds of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in 1835.*
*Cited from Wikipedia and www.mundelein.org