News You Can Use

     Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor

October 30, 2015
I am sorry this newsletter is so long!  Happy Halloween!
New Scam with Chip Technology Credit Cards
Recently, banks and credit card companies have been issuing new cards with embedded chip technology to help protect consumers, however scammers are taking advantage of the unknowns of these new cards. Scammers have been contacting consumers posing as banks and asking for personal and bank information to "set up" or "update" their account.

Be suspicious of these kinds of unsolicited emails or calls. If someone asks for this information, do not provide it, and call your bank at a legitimate number to check on your account. Also, scammers can make emails look real. Instead of clicking on links from an email, go directly to their website to log in instead.
Please pass this information along to family and friends not on facebook.

Click here for a reminder of other scams.

Gilmer Road at Midlothian Public Hearing on Wednesday
The date for the public meeting for the Gilmer Road at Midlothian Road Improvement Project  has been set for Wednesday, November 4 from 5 to 7 pm at the Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center at 94 Midlothian Road in Hawthorn Woods.
Household Chemical Waste Collection in Mundelein
The final Household Chemical Collection Event for the year is in Mundelein on November 7, 2015 from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm. at the Metra Train Station, 205 N. Archer.

Items you can bring to a collection include: CFL bulbs, unwanted prescription, over-the-counter medicines and supplements (people and pet), household cleaners, gasoline, garden chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints (NO LATEX) and varnishes, as well as other household chemicals. For a more detailed list visit SWALCO's HCW Website at:

Electronic Recyling Drop off
Need to get rid of your electronic recycling? Click here to find the closest drop off location.
Click here to find out "How do I recycle this ?"
Mundelein Police Department Warns you to Lock your Cars
 Lock your vehicle every time you leave it unattended and take your valuables with you.  Hide your valuables in your trunk, under the seats, in the glove box, or other compartments within the vehicle. Ideally, take your property with you.
Keep it. Personal responsibility is the best prevention to safeguard personal property and to prevent becoming a victim. When you park your car, remove cell phones, cameras, laptop computers, briefcases, backpacks, wallets and purses. Do not leave gift wrapped packages or other valuable items lying on the seat. Lock all your valuables in the trunk or glove compartment before you reach your destination or take them inside with you. If your car is burglarized, even if nothing of substance is taken, be sure to make a police report.
Trick or Treat Hours in Lake County

Have you used this helpful website
2015 Lake County Community Trick-or-Treat Hours
Here are the hours, per the individual cities websites or offices, for Trick-or-Treating. With Halloween being on a weekend this year, all hours are on Saturday, October 31 and are subject to change.
Antioch 4:00- 7:00 p.m.
Bannockburn 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Barrington 3:00 -7:00 p.m.
Beach Park 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Buffalo Grove 2:00 -7:00 p.m.
Deer Park 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Deerfield 3:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Fox Lake 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fox River Grove 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Glencoe 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Grandwood Park 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Grant Township 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Green Oaks 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Grayslake 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Gurnee 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hainesville 3:30-7:00 p.m.
Hawthorn Woods 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Highwood 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Highland Park 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Ingleside 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Kildeer 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lake Bluff 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Lake Forest 4:00 -8:00 p.m.
Lake Villa 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Lake Zurich 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Libertyville 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lincolnshire 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lindenhurst 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Mundelein 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
North Barrington 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Park City 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Round Lake 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Round Lake Beach 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Round Lake Heights 1:00  - 5:00 p.m.
Round Lake Park 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Vernon Hills 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wadsworth 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wauconda 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Waukegan 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wildwood 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Winthrop Harbor 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Volo 4:00 - 7: 00 p.m.
Zion 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Remember to Turn Back Your Clock
At 2:00 AM CDT, on Sunday morning, it becomes 1:00 AM, CST - giving you another hour of sleep.
Here's a brief history of Daylight Saving Time, courtesy of "The Old Farmer's Almanac:"

Credit for Daylight Saving Time belongs to Benjamin Franklin, who first suggested the idea in 1784. The idea was revived in 1907, when William Willett, an Englishman, proposed a similar system in the pamphlet "The Waste of Daylight."

The Germans were the first to officially adopt the light-extending system in 1915 as a fuel-saving measure during World War I. The British switched one year later, and the United States followed in 1918, when Congress passed the Standard Time Act, which established our time zones. This experiment lasted only until 1920, when the law was repealed due to opposition from dairy farmers (cows don't pay attention to clocks).

During World War II, Daylight Saving Time was imposed once again (this time year-round) to save fuel. Since then, Daylight Saving Time has been used on and off, with different start and end dates. Currently, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday of March and ends at 2:00 A.M. on the first Sunday in November.

Fremont Cert Team Reminds you of Safety Tips
Put smoke alarms on every floor of your home, including every bedroom and the hallway outside of each sleeping area;
  • Test smoke alarms monthly;
  • Change the smoke alarm battery at least once per year;
  • Replace smoke alarms that are more than ten years old; and
  • Develop a home fire escape plan so that everyone knows two ways out and knows a safe place to meet. Practice your plan twice per year.

  • Adopt a Sailor for Thanksgiving
    Each Thanksgiving, local families have the opportunity to adopt Sailors from Great Lakes and welcome theminto their homes for the holiday. 

    Families may request 2, 3 or 4 Sailors and must reside within 50 miles of the base. Families will pick up the students at the base on Thanksgiving morning and return them in the evening. Applications must be in by October 31.
    Click here for application 
    Peterson and Alleghany Road Updates

    Alleghany Road:
    Both sides of the southernmost half mile of Alleghany Road will be opened when they place the permanent striping. This will move the Alleghany Road portion into Stage 3 where completing the medians is the main focus. During this stage, motorists can expect one open lane in each direction until the medians are finished or weather forces a shutdown of work.  

    Peterson Road: 
    Peterson Road will be transitioning into Stage 3 next week. This will put all traffic on the outermost lanes so that the medians can be graded. The plan is to complete all the main work and median work that can be done this year, (grading and permanent seed) so all that is left to do next year is put in the perennial plants and place the final striping.

    Winter Plans: 
    When they shut down for the winter, they will have all lanes open. This will help relieve winter commutes and assist in snow plowing operations. Next spring they will need to close down lanes to finish the medians, but that should be minimal closures and they will give notice prior to resuming work.

    Bike Path/Sidewalk: 
    The bike path and sidewalk will be completed this year. However, until the permanent signals are up and running, they cannot complete the ADA ramps.  

    50 and Over and Looking for things to do?
    There is so much to do at the Mundelein Regent Center.  Click here for the November calendar. 
    Adopt a Family or Senior for Christmas
    If you would like to adopt a family or senior for Christmas, please call Nancy at 847 223-2847.  If you know Fremont Township residents in need, please refer them to us. 
    Dessert Extravaganza for Show Choir
    I am looking forward to  emceeing the Spotlight Concert/Dessert Extravaganza set for Nov. 7. The Mundelein High School show choirs will host their annual Spotlight Concert and Dessert Extravaganza Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium. The event will raise funds to cover travel expenses and entry fees for the many competitions the choirs take part in throughout the year.

    The three show choirs will perform at the concert to include many of their competition pieces for this year. Those show choirs include Mundelein Sound, a mixed choir; Mundelein Lights, an all-female group; and SoundFX, an all-male group. They are accompanied by the MHS Noise Band.

    The dessert extravaganza will be held in the main gym immediately following the concert. To receive the special pre-show pricing,  purchase tickets on the choir webpage here.  

    Boys Basketball Team Hosts Tournament
    3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at Mundelein High School
    The Boys Basketball Team at MHS will be hosting a 3 on 3 Tournament on Saturday, November 7 in the Main Gym.  The cost is $10 per player, with a maximum of 4 players per team.  Girls and boys will play in the same age divisions.  Check in times for registration are as follows: 
    Grades 4-8: 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    JV Division (Freshman and Sophomores): 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Varsity Division (Juniors, Seniors and Adults): 1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
    If possible, please e-mail Coach Corey Knigge at: and let him know your team name, players names and which division you plan to compete in for the tournament.  Player fees will be collected at registration.  You can also register your team on the day of the 3 on 3 Tourney.  Hope to see you on November 7th!
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    Not too Late to Hike Lake County Forest Preserves
    I love this program!!!! Venture out to preserves you haven't been to.

    Complete just seven of the 12 designated hikes between August 15 and November 30 and you'll earn a free commemorative shield for your walking stick. Each year features new trails and a colorful new shield. 

    Click here for more information
    Fremont Township Highway Department Building
    If you drive out by our offices you will see our new building going up for the Fremont Township Highway Department.  They haven't had any improvements since 1979 and we are excited to get the trucks into this new building before winter. Next year the roof on the existing building will be painted and the roof will be repaired.

     Many of our residents use our driveway to access Route 60 and we will open that driveway access to you as soon as we can.


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    Food Pantry Needs
    Many of you ask what you can do to help.  Our food pantry is in need of toiletries and cleaning supplies. We also need women's extra large pull-ups, small/medium mens pull-ups and shield guards and size 6 kids diapers. 
    Recycle Sheets, Blankets, Towels, for the Dogs
    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.
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    Diana O'Kelly

    Fremont Township Supervisor    


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