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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor

May 15, 2024

Household Chemical Waste Collection Event May 18

You need an appointment! Dispose hard-to-dispose items such as aerosol products, fluorescent light bulbs, fertilizer and more at the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County's first mobile household chemical waste collection Saturday, May 18 in Mundelein.

The first Swalco HCW Mobile event for 2024 is planned for Saturday, May 18th, from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM, at the Mundelein Train Station Parking Lot (205 N. Archer Ave.). 

Click here to schedule your appointment now!

What will they accept?

Public Meeting for Fairfield Road Planning Study

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is hosting a public meeting from 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at the Rolek Community Center, 814 Hart Road, Round Lake, to provide preliminary details on the Fairfield Road Planning Study. This is the first public involvement activity for the study. Everyone is invited to attend!

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the Fairfield Road corridor from Oakwood Drive in Round Lake Beach to Gilmer Road in Wauconda for potential roadway, intersection and non-motorized improvements. 

View the location map and more information about the meeting below.

About the Meeting

Attendees will be able to see firsthand the goals and objectives for the study and learn about the existing conditions along the corridor. The meeting will be conducted in an open house format, so you may attend any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Exhibits will be on display and project team members will be available to discuss the study and answer questions.

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Time: 5 - 7 p.m. 

Location: Rolek Community Center, 814 Hart Road, Round Lake, IL 60073

This meeting will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Anyone needing special assistance should contact Scott Manning at 317-558-4941 at least five days prior to the meeting.

LCDOT encourages the public to provide feedback on the project. Public comments can be made in writing during the meeting. From May 16 – June 16, public comments can be sent by email and through the online comment form at to be included in the public record.

The Pickleball Courts Are Open at Behm Park

Thank you for your patience. Enjoy the courts again!

Do You Know About Ride Lake County?

Seniors and people with disabilities (including temporary disability) can utilize Ride Lake County to get to where they need to go, 6am - 6pm, seven days a week (with the exception of certain holidays) for $2 - $10 per trip. Ride Lake County is a reservation-based program with rides scheduled in advance.

Vehicles provide curb-to-curb service from the rider’s desired pick-up and drop-off destinations, and all vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Ride Lake County is a shared-ride service, so vehicles may make stops for other passengers.Ride Lake County has provided over 39,000 trips in 2023 alone, and over 56,000 since its inception in May 2022. Give it a try!

Watch this video to learn how to use Ride Lake County

Passport Event at Fremont Township

Our annual Passport Event offered by Lake County Circuit Clerk, Erin Cartwright Weinstein is scheduled for Saturday, June 15 from 9:00 am til 1:30 pm.

If you have the paperwork filled out prior to your appointment, it may save time. Click here for the information and to print the documents.

55 and Over and Looking for Things to Do?

Check out the Mundelein Park District Events. Click here to read their May Newsletter.

Shred Event at Fremont Township

We have scheduled a document shredding event for Saturday, June 22 from 8:30 am til 11:30 am. You will enter through the highway department at 22376 Erhart Road.

You may bring the equivalent of 3 boxes to shred. Staples and paper clips are fine. We will not accept any binders or hanging file folders or electronic items because they catch on fire in the truck.

The most efficient way is to place your items in a paper grocery bag. No plastic bags. To keep the line moving, you will not be able to exit your car and watch the shredding.

This shredding event is for documents only. Please recycle your coupons, magazines and junk mail with your weekly recycling. They will not be accepted.

Pop your trunk and we will take the items. Do not leave your car.

We will not accept any binders or hanging file folders or electronic items because they catch on fire in the truck. If the truck fills up before 11:30, the event will be over.

We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your patience.

Lakewood Forest Preserve Improvements

Lakewood in Wauconda, the county’s largest forest preserve spanning 2,835 acres, is undergoing a transformation that includes a new 1.6-mile paved loop trail, a floating fishing pier, overlooks, new and reconstructed interior roads, a Children’s Nature Play area and more. Details:

Please note: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗼𝘁 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝗜𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗵𝗼𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟱.

First Installment of Property Taxes Due June 5

The Mundelein banks accepting your property tax payment are:

Old National Bank

1500 Allanson Road

(847) 949-2400

Mundelein Community Bank

1110 W Maple Ave.

(847 837-1110

Mundelein Community Bank

169 N Lake St.

(847) 643-0001

Consumers Credit Union

1210 S Lake St.

(877) 275-2228

Payment Information

While looking at your tax bill, please make sure you are receiving the below exemptions if you qualify for them. They do lower your tax bill.


This exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of your property by $8000.00. To receive this exemption, you must:

  • Have lived on the property on or before January 1st of the tax year.
  • The Township Assessor’s office initiates this exemption.


  • This exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of your property by $8000.00, and may be claimed in addition to the General Homestead Exemption. To receive this exemption, you must:
  • Have lived on the property on or before January 1st of the tax year.
  • Have reached age 65 during the tax year.
  • If you are over 65 and not receiving this please call to see what documentation you need to bring in.

Call the Assessor's office at 847 223-2846 if you have further questions.

Kirk Players Presents Arsenic and Old Lace

Step into the world of classic comedy and mystery with the Kirk Players' production of "Arsenic and Old Lace"!

Prepare to be captivated by the tale of the eccentric Brewster family, where nothing is quite as it seems. With its mix of humor, suspense, and unforgettable characters, this timeless play promises an evening of entertainment like no other.

Join us for TWO WEEKENDS filled with laughter and intrigue. Grab your tickets NOW, and we'll see you there!

Fri, Jun 14th, 2024 at 7:30 pm

Sat, Jun 15th, 2024 at 7:30 pm

Sun, Jun 16th, 2024 at 2:00 pm

Fri, Jun 21st, 2024 at 7:30 pm

Sat, Jun 22nd, 2024 at 7:30 pm

Sun, Jun 23rd, 2024 at 2:00 pm

Click here to purchase tickets.

Recycle Bedding, Shoes, Flags and Eyeglasses in our Shed

Recycle bedding and items for the dogs, (leashes, collars, toys, pet food etc.), shoes, yarn, American flags, eyeglasses and hearing aids in the shed in our front parking lot.

We still have our textile bin next to the shed.

 What can I put in the textile bin?

Email Us With Your Comments For Our Board of Trustees

If you have comments for our board, and can't make our meetings, please email Chris McCann at with your comments.

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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  

Fremont Township Representatives


Diana O'Kelly


Alicia Dodd

Highway Commissioner

Joe Herchenbach


Christina McCann 



Connie Shanahan

Jeri Atleson

Keith Voss

Nick Dollenmaier

Next Board Meeting, June 10, at 6:30 pm

Important Links

Illinois 60/83 Study

Report Blocked Railroad Crossing

Pace Options in Fremont Township

State of Illinois Unclaimed Money

Lake County Crimestoppers 

Village of Grayslake 

Village of Hawthorn Woods 

Village of Mundelein 

Village of Round Lake

Village of Round Lake Park

Village of Wauconda 

 Lake County 

 Fremont Township 

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