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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
May 23, ,2018
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Gilmer Road to Close for Culvert Replacement, June 7-July 6
The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Gilmer Road, from Midlothian Road to Diamond Lake Road, to through traffic starting Thursday, June 7 at 6 a.m. and will reopen the afternoon of Friday, July 6. The closure is necessary to replace a culvert south of Sequoia Road. Local traffic will have access to Sequoia Road from the north and access to Darlington Drive from the south.

Detour Route: Midlothian Road to IL Route 60/83 to Diamond Lake Road.
Memorial Day Events
The Mundelein Memorial Day Parade , will step off at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 at the Metra station. The parade continues down Division Street to Pershing Avenue and concludes at Memorial Park.

The Wauconda Memorial Day Parade will step off at 10 am on Memorial Day, May 28. The parade travels along Main Street where families line the street hours before the parade begins to watch what has become one of the largest parades in Northern Illinois. 

Would You Like To Help Sort Food?
The National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive was on Saturday, May 12. This is the food we received and we need help sorting on Tuesday, June 5 at 9:00 am in the lower level of the township office. Questions? Call 847 223-2847.
Summer Free Days at the Museums
If you have little ones, you should be aware of
Newspaper Article You May Have Missed
Beware of Grandparent Scam
In January 2018, two Mundelein elderly residents (90/91) fell victim to “Grandparent Scam” where they were defrauded of $4,000.00 in gift cards and $86,000.00 in cash within a one week period.
Mundelein Officer Reyes recognized the devastating affect this loss could have on these subjects and moved swiftly to gather as much information as he could about the offenders along with contacting the victims’ financial institution to begin the process of trying to track the distribution of the funds. Officer Reyes also contacted Investigator Poynor. Investigator Poynor was able to track the funds to a bank account of a subject living in New York. Investigator Poynor contacted NYPD, and was able to freeze the funds before they disappeared forever. Investigator Poynor conducted a very thorough investigation which identified several suspects in a multi-state financial crime ring that has accounted for millions of dollars of loss to victims throughout the US. Investigator Poynor was able to use the information he gathered to link these crimes and pass them onto a Federal Agency for further investigation and future charges.

Although they will probably not see charges here at a local level due to the complexity of the case, the victims were able to receive full reimbursement of the $86,000.00 in cash.

The family recently contacted Investigator Poynor and advised him that one of the elderly victims’ health took a turn for the worse and had to be put into a care facility. The family advised the placement into the facility would not have been possible had they not gotten the $86,000.00 back.
Mural Project Call For Artists
Due to additional interest, the MAC is extending the deadline for mural proposals until Monday, May 28th at 5:00 p.m! 

Please visit  for the full guidelines, and contact or (847) 949-3289 if you have any questions.
Thank You Fremont Sixth Graders

The past weeks were busy at Fremont Township! 86 Fremont sixth graders planted 500 native flowers and grasses and 37 trees and shrubs, as part of our ComEd Openlands Grant Project to support pollinators. Under the guidance of two master gardeners and a bumble expert, the kids learned how to correctly plant transplants and spread leaf mulch. Under supervision of teachers, they installed 3 informational signs and a bug hotel they built at school. With help of a master gardener, they planted a pollinator garden with plants choosen by them.
Summer Lunch Program
If you would like to volunteer to help provide free healthy lunches for kids in need, visit
Kirk Players Presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Kirk Players are thrilled to present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, the raucous, fun-filled 2013 Tony Award-winning comedy. The show will be performed at Mundelein High School Theatre on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 @ 2pm.  
Smoothie and Salad Nutrition
Smoothie and Salad Nutrition is a Wellness Program sponsored by Advocate Hospitals at Ivanhoe Congregational Church. It will be held on Tuesday, June 19 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the church located at 21078 W Route 176 in Mundelein. Please enter the church through the back door.
Join an Advocate Nutritionist for a fun-filled hour learning to make delicious smoothies and award-winning salads. Bring all your nutrition questions; take home new knowledge & recipes! This is a free program. Call 847-566-5204 to register.
Diapers Size 5 and 6 and Pullups Needed

Many of you ask how you can help? We are still in need of size 5 and 6 diapers and pullups in any size.
Rules of the Road Review Class
Rules of the Road Review Course Friday, July 13 from 10 am til noon
The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers – especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver's license. The review course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam.  Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 to register. It is free.
Upcoming Events at Fremont Township
A Matter of Balance - Do you have concerns about falling? Would you like to learn more about how to reduce the fear of falling? You are eligible if you are 60 or older, ambulatory, or concerned about falling. This eight week workshop begins Thursday July 12 from 10 am til noon at Fremont Township. Call Kari Pohar to register at 847 740-6708.

Rules of the Road Review Course Friday, July 13 from 10 am til noon
The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers – especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver's license. The review course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam.   Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 to register. It is free.

Shredding Event, Saturday, July 21
9-11am or until the truck is full.
This is a free event sponsored by State Representative Nick Sauer and State Senator Dan McConchie.Remove all binder clips, booklet binders, or paper clips. Staples are acceptable. Up to 2 large banker box size worth of shredding per vehicle (not individual in vehicle). All those participating in the event are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item to the Fremont Township Food Pantry.

Electronic Recycling and Shredding - September 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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
Access to Transportation
Eligible residents of Fremont Township have access to two Pace Dial a Ride services.

Donate Diapers to 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.
Electronic Recycling Opportunities
Prairieland Disposal and Recycling
21N988 Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, IL 
Monday - Friday ​8:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Saturday ​8:00 am to NOON​
​Closed on Legal Holidays
No cost for Lake County residents
​Businesses are prohibited
​(excluding misc. cords and cables)

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
Also Accepting:
​Clothing & Textiles, Shoes,
​Mixed Paper, Cardboard,
​Plastic Containers, Glass Bottles & Jars,
​Steel Cans, Food Scraps 
Grant Township: Road District Facility
26535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Excluding Holidays
No cost to Lake County residents
​Business are prohibited
​​(excluding misc. cords and cables)

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
Also Accepting:
​Clothing and Textiles, Shoes,
Polystyrene Foam: Cup, Containers &
​Packaging, Fluorescent Light Bulbs 
Click here for directions to any of these locations.
Recycle Bedding, Shoes, Eye Glasses, Hearing Aids, Flags Textiles and Yarn at Fremont Township
We accept eyeglasses, hearing aids and yarn
 No Pillows!!!!!!
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, bring them to Fremont Township to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.

Bring your American Flag to Fremont Township to ensure it is disposed of properly.

Did you know 85 percent of clothing ends up in the landfill? Bring your new, gently used, and used clothing to be reused or recycled.

Use our textile bin in our parking lot.  Click here for a list of acceptable items.

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Next Board Meeting-
Thursday May 31 at 6:45 pm