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     Diana O'Kelly

July 28, 2015
The Lake County Fair Starts Wednesday

87th Annual Lake County Fair Wednesday, July 29th to Sunday, August 2nd Wed, 7/29 - Friday, 7/31, 10 am to 10 pm

Sat., 8/1, 10 am - 11 pm, Sun., 8/2, 10 am -9 pm

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Fremont Cert on the Radio

The next CERT PRESENTS show will be on July 30, 2015 at 8:00pm on WRLR FM 98.3 and streaming online at


This months show will focus on the growing illegal drug and heroin abuse in the area, as well as misuse of prescription drugs and those efforts to stop it. The show will feature Susan McKnight the Substance Abuse Program Director of the Lake County Department of Public Health and Doug Eickhoff of Fremont Township CERT and a Senior Advocate of the Lake County Sheriff's Office. 


They will also be broadcasting live from the Lake County Fair on Saturday, August 1 from noon til 2 pm.   

Mundelein Park District Offers Class on Medicare Supplements
FRIDAY AUGUST 21, 2015 10:30am
Free and no obligation seminar. Learn how to  compare Medicare supplements side by side, how to pick the drug plan that is right for you and learn the different options to taking Medicare.
How to save the most money with the best choices
Presented by Allen Cohen, Medicare specialist
Need a Passport?
Vernon Township has specific hours you can apply for a passport.Passport Applications will be accepted Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Only from 9:00 am to 3 pm. The Passport Office will be closed August 17th to August 21.
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Have you looked at your assessment to see if it is correct?

The 2015 Fremont Township assessment notices were mailed and published in the Mundelein Review on July 16, 2015. This is a reminder that if you feel your property is incorrectly assessed, you should contact the assessors office with comparable information. The assessor's office sets the value of your property and the taxing bodies set the tax rates.  


 If you need help with the comparable information, the Lake County Assessor's Office is holding outreach sessions.  Click here for dates and times.  There are two classes available for you before you need to file your appeal. 


Before filing your appeal, contact the Fremont assessor's office with your evidence. They can be reached at 847 223-2846.  If you are not happy with the outcome of your meeting, the FINAL FILING DATE to appeal for Fremont Township properties will be August 17, 2015.


Please note that this is the only time you can appeal your assessment.  Many people call the assessor's office when the tax bill comes.  That is too late.  You must appeal the value of your home by August 17, 2015.


Learn how to evaluate your property tax assessment
Join Mundelein Village Trustee and Lake County Assessor Marty Paulson on Thursday, July 30 from 6pm to 8 pm at the Fremont Library.

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Bring Kids to Golf at Forest Preserve Courses
Through August 31, each full-paying adult golfer may bring up to two children ages 17 and younger for no additional charge to Brae Loch, Countryside 
or ThunderHawk golf courses. This promotion is valid anytime Monday through Friday and after 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 847-968-4295 for details.
Mundelein Farmers Market

The Mundelein Farmers Market is open through October 9th, Fridays from 3 to 7 pm. It is located on the north half of the Santa Maria Church parking lot on Highway 45, between Crystal and Courtland.  Vendors and residents who frequent the market are very pleased with the quality of the offerings and the participation. This year, the Farmers Market is located in the Santa Maria Del Popolo Parking Lot on Route 45. The new location is giving the market great exposure. In fact, several vendors have sold everything they brought! Each week, more and more people are discovering this community gem! Please make plans to stop by!
Mundelein's Concert in the Park to Feature Prairie Brass Band -Sunday July 26


The best things in life are indeed FREE! Come out on Sunday, July 26 to hear the Prairie Brass Band. The Prairie Brass Band uses traditional British brass band instrumentation: cornets instead of trumpets, tenor horns instead of french horns, both euphoniums and baritones, and E-flat and B-flat tubas, as well as percussion. The music for every instrument in the band is written in treble clef, except for the bass trombone.

The free concert will get underway at 5 p.m. at Kracklauer Park--126 North Seymour Avenue. Gather your friends, neighbors, and family and join in the summer fun!

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of great music in the park. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks to the park. Food also will be available for purchase from Taste of Paris and Tony's hot dogs. This special concert is proudly brought to you by the Village of Mundelein.

Great Music...Great Food...

Last Two Independence Grove Concerts of the Season
July 28 | Rico
Always a favorite at Independence Grove concerts, Rico's hypnotic blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms is influenced by the sound and spirit of Santana. Rico creates a fiery soulful sound through bass, congas, percussion, drums, timbales, keyboards, guitar and pure passion.

August 4 | R-Gang
Come out for one of the best Motown-era, R&B, funk and soul dance bands in the Chicago area. With a song list that includes music by The Temptations, Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke, Elvis, Prince and more, this concert is guaranteed to make Millennium Plaza a rockin', movin', soulful experience.


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School Supply and Diaper Needs
If you would like to donate school supply items, we are especially in need 4x6 index cards, graph paper, flash drives, highlighters, dry erase markers, and journal style composition books. Call Nancy with questions at 847 223-2847. Your donations go directly to Fremont Township residents.

We accept all diaper donations, but are especially in need of size 6 kids and size small/medium Adult pull-ups.

District 75 Pirate 5k Run/Walk and Kids' Scallywag Run
This is an untimed event to benefit  students' education by raising money for the District 75 PTO, which funds such programs as Clubs, athletics, technology in the classroom, and transportation services
Recycle Sheets, Blankets, Towels, Shoes, Eyeglasses
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, please consider bringing them to Fremont Township at 22385 Rt 60, Mundelein to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.  Please drop them in the bin on the front porch. This keeps them out of the landfill and puts them to good use.  

We also accept eye glasses and shoes to be recycled year round.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.
Interested in Playing Duplicate Bridge?

Play duplicate bridge at Fremont Township, 22385 Route 60 on

Monday mornings, 9:15.


Contact Barb Stone for more information, 847 566-0889


Car Show at Grand Dominion
Don't miss this car show on Sunday, August 16th from 11 am til 3 pm.  We really appreciate that they always collect food for our Fremont Pantry.  

Route 53 Information
I receive many questions about Route 53.  I wanted to let you know about a website that will probably address your questions.
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Diana O'Kelly

Fremont Township Supervisor    


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