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     Diana O'Kelly

  Township Supervisor

March 9, 2017

Daylight Savings Time Sunday, March 12
Daylight Savings Time Is Back!!

Don't forget to turn your clocks AHEAD one hour this weekend! Daylight savings Time begins on Sunday, March 12!  
We lose an hour of sleep, but we will enjoy the longer days! This is also a perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and clean the vent in your dryer.

Emergency Notification
Have you signed up for emergency notifications in your community?
Village of Mundelein Click here 
Village of Wauconda Click here
Village of Grayslake  Click here
Village of Round Lake Park Click here
Village of Hawthorn Woods Click here
Village of Round Lake Click here

Saddlebrook Farm residents should sign up for Round Lake Parks notification.

Just a Reminder -The DMV moved to Lake Zurich
Our office continues to  receive calls regarding the DMV closing.  You may not be aware the DMV in Libertyville closed.  The new Lake Zurich facility is now open at 951 S. Rand Road. (By Binny's) Please visit the Lake Zurich Facility Finder page for available services and hours of operation.  
How Much Were My Property Taxes Last Year?
It is tax time and if you are looking for the amount you paid in property taxes in order to file your income taxes click here.
Can You Hear Me Scam in Fremont Township
Last month I warned you about the Can You Hear Me Scam.  Those calls are now in Fremont Township.  Please watch this video and be aware.  There is a short advertisement before the video begins. Click here to view it.
College Scholarship Opportunity
The Friends of Volo Bog is offering an Entering College scholarship and a Continuing College scholarship for $1,000 each to outstanding students interested in pursuing an environmental career. Applications can be found on the following websites and
Early Voting Begins March 20
Click here to order a ballot by mail.  Ballots will be mailed on March 20 for those wanting to vote by mail. Early voting also begins on March 20.

The county clerks office will not have the ballots available for you to view on-line until around March 20, but you are welcome to call Stacy at 847 377-2314 with questions.  To see a list of all candidates filed in Lake County click here , for referendum click here.
Mundies Undies Collection for Pads
When it comes to clothing donations, one of the greatest needs and most overlooked items in homeless shelters is underwear. We often take for granted the quiet dignity one gets from having clean underwear. 

Mundies Undies is a drive for new unopened packs of underwear and is sponsored by the Mundelein Church of the Nazarene and the Mundelein Police Department. They have drop off bins at their locations and you may also drop underwear donations at Fremont Township. The donations will go to PADS and The Midwest Veterans Closet. Click here for more information.

Time To Sign the Kids Up For Soccer
Food Pantry Needs
Many of you ask about our food pantry needs  We are currently low on mayonnaise, cereal, pancake mix and syrup, sloppy joe mix, taco shells, and side dishes.
Substance Abuse Program
“A Way Out” is a Lake County, Illinois Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion pilot program, designed to fast-track users to substance abuse programs and services. This program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at participating police departments across Lake County and ensures no criminal charges will be sought for those that may be in possession of narcotics or paraphernalia, as long as assistance is sought out by the prospective program participant. Please watch the video below.
Fremont Library Used Book Sale and Model Trains
Friends of the Fremont Public Library Used Book Sale
1170 N Midlothian, Mundelein
Saturday, March 11 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday,   March 12 from   1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

The North Central O Gaugers Model Railroad Club will also be at the Fremont Library  running their model trains on both days.  The theme will be circus trains and there will be 3 model circus builders on display. 
Questions?  Call 847 918-3247.
Green Living Fair
Green Living Fair – 2017 The 2017 Green Living Fair will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St. in Libertyville, IL. Admission is FREE! Click here for more information

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about earth-healthy daily routines from the 40+ exhibitors featuring local environmental groups, businesses and youth clubs.  There will also be continuous 30 minute Speaker Forums addressing today’s environmental challenges. No Goods or Services will be sold directly at the fair.

Recycling opportunities include bikes, bike parts, Styrofoam blocks, CDs, DVDs, eyeglasses, Christmas lights, hearing aids, cell phones, gym shoes wine corks, and rechargeable and small sealed lead-acid batteries. For more information contact:
 Citizens Fire Academy Class
Mundelein Fire Department will  host the spring 2017 Citizens’ Fire Academy class starting on March 27, 2017. The nine-week class is held on Monday nights. Citizens will gain first-hand knowledge of the training required to become a firefighter. The Citizens’ Fire Academy includes hands-on experience with the fire hose, self-contained breathing apparatus, search and rescue, CPR and fire extinguisher training. The class provides a thorough overview of a firefighter’s job. For more information and to request an application, please call 847-949-3260 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5:p.m. Applications and inquires must be returned by March 20, 2017.
Kirk Players Stages The Lions, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Kirk Players will present its spring production, the C.S. Lewis enchanting classic, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, adapted by Joseph Robinette, on Friday, March 31 @7pm at Mundelein High School Theatre. The group will offer additional performances of the popular children’s story about Narnia, the land beyond the wardrobe, on Saturday, April 1 at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday, April 2 @ 2pm.
AARP Defensive Driving Course at Fremont Township

We still have spots open.  The AARP Defensive Driving Course will be held on May 11 and May 12 from 9:00 am til 1:00 pm. You must attend both days.  Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 to register. $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non AARP members.

Lunch and Learn -Common Crimes That Target Seniors

There are so many scams and crimes targeting our seniors now. Charity Scam, Spoofing Scams, Grand Parent Scams, Internet Safety and Ruse Burglaries will be discussed. Please consider joining us to learn about these crimes and how to protect yourself against them on Tuesday, July 18th at 12 pm in the lower level of our Fremont Township Office.  Lunch is provided and an $8 donation is requested. To attend, please call Kari Pohar at (847) 740-6708.

The Gift of Music
Forty-year Fremont Township resident Mary Ann Beatty, and her sister, international opera star Joanna Porackova, will soon be giving the Chicago-area performances of their concert series "TOGETHER AT LAST--Sisters in Life, Sisters in Song":
  • Friday, April 21, 7:00 p.m., St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 22333 W. Erhart Road, Mundelein, IL
  • Sunday, April 23, 2:00 p.m., The Church of the Holy Spirit, (Episcopal),  400 E. Westminster, Lake Forest, IL
These concerts in Chicago, Boston, New York and northern Indiana, mark the first time that these two women have ever sung together as adults.  Music will include beloved duets, arias, and songs from the Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary Periods of Music.  Mark your calendars now and join the sisters in their celebration of the gift of music.
Community Room Available at Fremont Township

Bridge meets on Mondays, but our community room is available for Fremont Township  groups to meet.  We have ten card tables and chairs, so if you want canasta, mahjong, pinochle or other games offered, you bring the people and we will provide the space.  Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 for availability. Our room is used heavily by the scouts and homeowner groups after school and evenings, but we want you to feel welcome to use it for your groups. 

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If you need to contact me, please call the office at 847 223-2847 or my cell at 847 833-1019.
Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor 
Transportation Options in Fremont Township
Eligible residents of Fremont Township  have access to two Pace Dial a Ride services. To register and make a reservation, call 1-800-201-6446.

Click here to see your transportation options and eligibility requirements

You will find the eligibility information in the brochures.
How To Recycle More!
View the video below to see if you are recycling everything in your home that you can.
Electronic Recycling Drop Off Events
What items am I able to drop off?  Click here

Cuba Township: Road District Facility
28070 W. Cuba Road, Barrington, IL
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
Excluding Holidays

Grant Township: Road District Facility
26535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Excluding Holidays
Grayslake Public Works Facility
585 Berry Avenue, Grayslake, IL
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to NOON
Excluding Holidays

Highland Park: Recycling Center
1180 Half Day Road, Highland Park, IL
Every Tuesday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
1st Saturday of the month 7:00 am to 1:00 pm  Excluding Holidays
What Am I Able To Recycle at Fremont Township?
Pillows are not accepted!

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.  You may drop them in the bin on the front porch. This keeps them out of the landfill and puts them to good use.  


Fremont Township recycles shoes year round.  You will find a bin on our front porch.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.  

We also accept eyeglasses.
Use our  textile bin in our parking lot. Click here for a list of acceptable items.
 Diaper Drive for Fremont Township
We accept diaper donations for children and adults. If you have diapers you are no longer in need of, please consider donating them to Fremont Township. We do accept open bags.

If you are aware of Fremont Township residents  in need of diapers,( children or adult)  please have them contact our office at 847 223-2847 .

Contact Your Township Board 
   Fremont Township Representatives


Bill Grinnell
Highway Commissioner

Ed Sullivan Jr.

Christina McCann  

Chic Martin
Connie Shanahan
Jeri Atleson
Tami Forman

Next Board Meeting-March 13 7:00 pm
Annual Town Hall Meeting-April 11 7:00 pm

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