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     Diana O'Kelly

  Township Supervisor

June 14, 2016

Household Chemical Waste Collection Event
There will be a  Household Chemical Waste Collection event on Saturday, June 18 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm at Lake Zurich High School, 300 Church Street, Lake Zurich. HCW products include, but are not limited to, cleaning products, oil based paints/varnishes, flammable liquids, automotive products, garden chemicals, personal care products, and medications. When disposed of improperly (pouring them down the drain, disposing in the garbage)  these products can contaminate the groundwater and harm the environment
Another Road Closure on Route 60
The Route 60 at Cedar Lake Project is completed and open just in time for the f ull Closure on Illinois 60 between Belvidere Road and Wilson Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that a full closure will take place on Illinois 60 between Belvidere Road (Illinois 120) and Wilson Road, in unincorporated Lake County, beginning, weather permitting, Monday, June 20. The closure is necessary to repair a drainage structure under Illinois 60.

Beginning Monday, Illinois 60 will be closed in both directions between Belvidere Road and Wilson Road until Friday, June 24. To access eastbound Illinois 60, a posted detour will direct traffic east on Belvidere Road and south on Wilson Road to Illinois 60. Traffic travelling westbound on Illinois 60 should take the reverse route.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Click here to find details on other construction projects in IDOT’s District 1. Updates on the impacts to traffic are available at

Be Aware 
Our office received a call from a Fremont Township resident regarding a ruse attempted on her family.  A driver in a white pick up truck approached the resident and acted as if he knew the homeowner.  He then said there was a dispute about the property line and asked the gentleman to get his wife out of the house to look at the property line with him.  The homeowner knew the fence was on the property line, there was no dispute over it and this was an attempt to distract him.  These ruse burglaries are common.  While most of us are aware of the IRS and Microsoft scams, new scams keep coming. Click here to see other scams. 
Do Not Call Registry

The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.

Where Can I Get a Passport?
To apply for a passport, you can go to Vernon Township.  As of May 1, 2016 they no longer issue renewal applications and recommend you do that yourself. 

To renew an adult  passport, visit and download form DS-82 along with the instructions.


Your Most Recent U.S. Passport:

  • Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application;
  • Was issued when you were age 16 or older;
  • Was issued within the last 15 years; and
  • Was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change with original or certified copy of your marriage certificate or the government-issued document evidencing your legal name change.

Click here for more information

Mail the renewal application yourself- You do not need to go to an acceptance facility!

If you have any further questions please call the township at (847) 634-4600.

Congratulations Mundelein Mustang Baseball Team and Carmel Softball Team
What an exciting year for baseball and softball in Mundelein.   Congratulations to the Mundelein Boys Baseball Team for their 2nd place finish in the State and to the Carmel Girls Softball Team on their 4th place finish!
Mundelein Police Officer Named Illinois Juvenile Officer of the Year

Congratulations to Police Officer Rick Witt. The Illinois Juvenile Officers Association recently selected Mundelein Police Officer Rick Witt, as the Illinois Juvenile Officer of the Year

Mundelein Farmers Market to Open on Friday

The Mundelein Farmers Market, organized by Mundelein Community Connection, kicks off the 2015 market season on Friday, June 19, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and continues through October 9. Vendors offer delicious farm fresh fruits and vegetables; fresh baked breads and pastries, flowers and plants; snow cones, lemonade and hotdogs! The Mundelein Farmers Market is at their new location, Santa Maria Lot, at the corner of Crystal and Lake Street (Route 45).

Looking for farmers markets in other towns?  Click here 

Fremont Cert Team on the Radio
The Radio Show this Thursday, June 16th at 7:00 pm  will feature members of Team Rubicon. They are an organization of Military Veterans who provide assistance to Emergency Service Providers and disaster relief.  You can listen at FM Radio  WRLR 98.3.
Garden Walk

A FREE garden walk will be hosted by the Gardeners of Central Lake County on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The self-guided walk will showcase five interesting and varied specialty gardens located in Mundelein. 

Highlights of the gardens include: interesting groupings of native perennials, wide assortment of trees and shrubs including unusual varieties, monarch way station and native rain garden, Japanese inspired gardens, shade gardens, creative spaces highlighting garden art, sunny perennials planted on a steep lake bluff and many more garden gems. Tour the gardens at your own leisure. 

Maps and directions for the walk will be available at Cook Memorial Library at 413 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville; Fremont Library at 1170 N. Midlothian Road in Mundelein, and Aspen Library Vernon Hills, mid-June as well as on the website:

Questions? Please contact Cindy at or 847-772-2186.

Help for Substance Abusers
Individuals who struggle with substance abuse will be able to get directed quickly to treatment through a pilot program launched by the Lake County Opioid Initiative called “A Way Out. The program will be offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at participating police departments across Lake County. Individuals who possess narcotics or paraphernalia, enter a participating police department and tell an officer they are requesting help will avoid criminal charges as long as the participant seeks assistance.

“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. .
Click here to view the video explaining this program.
Notarize Your Documents at Fremont Township
Need a Notary?  Our office will notarize your documents free of charge.
Volunteers Welcome in our Garden
If you drive by our administrative office, you will see the Fremont Township Community Garden, which is run by volunteers.

Our Garden is a multi-functional garden space that provides produce to our food pantry clients and low income seniors and provides opportunities for enjoyment and learning. It is a treasured site of community activity where residents are invited to get involved, whether as a garden volunteer, with a community service project, or simply to enjoy and make use of the garden as a get away from the hustle and bustle. The site already features a shed build by the Mundelein High School Shop Class, a rain barrel, functional up-cycled artworks, bird houses contributed by the girl scouts and a bug hotel, beehive and birdbath as part of an Eagle Scout Project.

We welcome new volunteers!  To learn more go to or to their Facebook page at  Fremont Township Community Garden.  

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Adult and Children Diapers
If you have diapers or depends that you no longer need, Fremont Township does accept them. Call Nancy at 847 223-2847. We are especially in need of size 6.
Donation to our Food Pantry
A generous donation of $500 was made to our food pantry in memory of Steven Daskausas.  If you know neighbors in need of our food pantry, please have them call our office at 847 223-2847.
Local Events
The MHS Mustang Football Players will once again be selling community discount cards from June 27th through July 23rd.  The discount card will feature 55 local businesses, with discount savings totaling over $500.00!  Each discount card is only $20.00 and can be used every day (except where noted) until July 31, 2017.   Click here for a complete listing of businesses and discounts.  

The Mundelein Soccer Club  will be holding Supplemental tryouts at Fremont on Friday June 17th and Friday June 24th from 6:30 to 8pm.

Here are the age groups and location:

U9 Boys at Fremont (Both days)

U10 Boys at Fremont (Both days)

U11 Boys at Fremont (Both days)

U12 Boys at Fremont (Both days)

U13 Boys at Fremont on June 17th, then Behm Park on June 24th)

U14 Boys at Fremont on June 17th, then Behm Park on June 24th)

Click here for more information

Recycle Bedding for Local Animal Shelters
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, please consider bringing them to Fremont Township at 22385 Route 60, Mundelein to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.  You can drop them off in the bin on our 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.  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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