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     Diana O'Kelly

  Township Supervisor

September 8, 2016

Real Question from Real People

Where can I recycle foam products?

The Village of Highland Park now has foam recycling. Stop by 1180 Half Day Road from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday or on the 1st Saturday of the month to recycle foam. Click here for more information

Fremont Township Boundary
Fremont Township is 35.80 square miles and 22,909.92 acres.  The 2010 census had the population at  32,326 residents. Parts of eight municipalities including Mundelein, Hawthorn Woods, Wauconda, Grayslake, Libertyville, Long Grove, Round Lake and Round Lake Park are in Fremont Township. The Lake County Forest Preserve owns 17.87% of the land in Fremont,   43.04%  is within a village and 56.96 is unincorporated.  

Apply for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
If you are aware of Fremont residents who meet this criteria, please pass this information along.

September 1st marks the beginning of the LIHEAP, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  LIHEAP is a State and Federal program administered by the Community Action Partnership of Lake County.  It is an income based program that helps individuals from low income households pay gas and electric bills during the colder months of the year.   

To qualify, the 30 day house old income limits are:

                                    Family Size                                                                30 Day Income
If your family is larger, please contact our office for the income guidelines.  The service is provided on a first come first serve basis.  It continues through March or until funding is depleted.  To apply for LIHEAP, please call Nancy  at 847 223-2847 to schedule an appointment.  

             You will need to bring
  • Social Security cards for all individuals in the home
  • 30 day proof of income for all individuals in the home
  • Your most recent electric and gas bill.
How Do I Get My Ballot Mailed To Me????

If you sign up to receive a ballot by mail, the ballots will begin being mailed on September 29. Early voting  will begin on October 24.

Am I registered to vote? How do I r equest a ballot by mail? What is on my ballot? Where do I vote?  Click here and enter your information.

Snowbird Program
Registered voters who seasonally vacation outside their precinct can automatically receive a printed request for ballot by mail. Join the program using our online  Fillable Enrollment Form (PDF)  which can be printed, signed and mailed to us.

Student Program
Available to students away at school, this program simplifies voting for students who are  registered to vote  and request the ballot at their school address. Enrollment is valid for two years and each summer our office confirms the student address at school for the coming year. Complete the  Enrollment Form (PDF)  which can be printed, signed and mailed to our office.

Permanent Voting by Mail Program
This program is intended to simplify voting for voters who wish to receive an application for ballot to the address indicated and for the elections specified. Use the  Fillable Enrollment Form (PDF)  which can be printed, signed and mailed to our office. Enrolling helps our office gauge the number of voters who choose to vote by mail and, therefore, reduce increased printing costs from the three voting methods.  This is not a one-time request form, but a program enrollment.  You must be a registered voter in Lake County, Illinois to participate. Enrollment in the program remains in effect until you provide notification to cancel or your voter registration becomes inactive.

Questions?  Email them at  or call them at  847-377-2314
Repaving Your Driveway? Call Fremont Highway

Fremont Township Highway Commissioner, Bill Grinnell is reminding unincorporated Fremont Township residents having their driveways repaved, they must contact the Fremont Highway Department first for a driveway culvert inspection prior to any work being done.  Please call the highway department at 847 223-2848.

Mundelein High School Super Senior Program
Some of you have asked when the Super Senior Program starts this year.  If you are a senior citizen who resides in the Mundelein High School District, you are welcome to participate in the Super Seniors Activities program.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Dinner at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria followed by the fall play.

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Dinner at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria followed by the winter play.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Dinner at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria followed by the spring musical.

Reservations are made by calling 847-949-2200 ext. 1266 and leaving the name, address and phone number of each senior citizen who is attending. You may only sign up for one event at a time and you must reserve no later than one week prior to the event. They start taking reservations approximately four weeks before each event.
The Polar Express Train Ride
A Fun Event for the Kids!!!
Popular dates are already filling up, so don't wait! Value Pricing on designated weekdays will save a family of four $22! Reserve your seats now.

Click here to see the availability
School Board Vacancy

Mundelein Consolidated High School District 120 Board of Education is accepting resumes to fill a vacancy resulting from the resignation of Patrick Browne. 

The individual selected will serve on the School Board from the date of appointment to April 18, 2017. 

A candidate for the position must: 
a) be a citizen of the United States, 
b) be of the age 18 years or over, 
c) a resident of the State of Illinois and the Mundelein School District #120 for at least one year, and 
d) shall be a registered voter, as provided by the general election law. 

The letter of interest and resume must be addressed to Board President Ms. Joanne Anderson at the office of the Superintendent of Mundelein High School, 1350 W. Hawley St., and must be received in that office no later than Friday, September 9th by 4:00 pm. The Board will notify the applicant of the procedure to be followed. 

Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Upcoming Classes and Presentations
Over 50?  Things to do at the Regent Center
The Mundelein Park District Regent Center has many classes and things to do for those 50 and over.  Click here for their September Calendar.
Mundelein High School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 10, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Several school officials, local dignitaries, representatives from Legat Architects and IHC Builders along with a state and US representative will offer brief remarks. Student-lead tours of the new facilities will continue through 11 a.m. The public is welcome to attend.
Mundelein Citizens' Police Academy
Learn  more about the Mundelein Police Department and how it operates by  participating in Mundelein’s Citizens’  Police Academy on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. Classes will run every Wednesday for 10 weeks, For more information on the upcoming academy, please call Officer Dan Schmidt or Officer Sarah Ruffolo at 847-968-4600.
  Fremont Cert Presentation on Railway Safety
 The Community Emergency Response Team of Fremont Township will host Chip Pew, state coordinator for Illinois Operation Lifesaver, an education program designed to reduce the number of crashes, deaths, and injuries at highway-rail intersections. Attendees will receive an emergency kit item.  This event is at the Fremont Library.  Click here to register
Play Duplicate Bridge
Play Duplicate Bridge at Fremont Township on Monday mornings. Contact Joe Connelly at 847 271-1666. This is ACBL sanctioned so you can earn points.
                                            Fraud and Scam Presentation
The Lake County States Attorney’s Office will have a presentation on Scamming and Fraud on 9/13/2016 at 10 am in the lower level of the Fremont Township Office. No reservation necessary.

Voter Law and Voting By Mail Presentation
The Lake County Clerk’s Office will have a presentation on Illinois voter law, voting by mail, etc. on 9/20/16 at 10 am in the lower level of the Fremont Township Office. No reservation necessary.
                 Defensive Driving Class                      
The AARP 55 Defensive Driving Class is scheduled for Ocotober 20 and 21st from 9 am til 1:00 pm. at the Fremont Township Office.  Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 to register.  This class fills up fast. $15.00 for AARP Members  $20.00 for non AARP members
Emergency Planning for Pets
Have you thought about your pet in an emergency?
Planning ahead can mean all the difference during an emergency when seconds matter. Here are some tips to make sure you have plan for your PETS during an emergency situation

More Information
Non Emergency Number for Police and Fire in Fremont Township
847 918-6151
847 986-2949
847 438-2349
847 549-5200
847 949-3260
847 968-4600
847 546-6001
847 270-9111
847 546-7275
847 526-2821
847 526-2421
Diaper Donations Appreciated
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.
Fremont Township belongs to a diaper bank and we would love your help in supporting it.  If you order from Amazon,please consider shopping through their  AmazonSmile .   If you do, 0.5% of your Amazon purchase price go directly to the Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County. 
Where Do I Drop Off Electronic Recycling?
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: Firearms Training Center
1180 Half Day Road, Highland Park, IL
Every Tuesday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
1st Saturday of month 7:00 am-- 1:00 pm  Excluding Holidays
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
2535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Excluding Holidays
Items Accepted
  • Cable Receivers
  • Cameras
  • CD Players
  • Computers (including tablets)
  • Computer Drives
  • Cords and Cables
  • Digital Converter Boxes
  • Digital Video Disc Players
  • Digital Video Disc Recorders
  • Electronic Keyboards
  • Electronic Mice
  • Facsimile Machines
  • Holiday Lights
  • Mainframes
  • Modems

  • Monitors
  • PDA Organizers
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • Printers
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Shredders
  • Small Scale Servers
  • Stereos
  • Tablets
  • Telephones
  • Televisions
  • Video Cassette Recorders
  • Video Game Consoles 

For more recycling information go to
Election Judges Needed for November Election
The County Clerk’s office is in need of Election Judges for the upcoming Presidential election!  If you wish to serve as an election judge in Lake County, complete the Election Judge Application. Any questions? You can also call 847-377-2408, Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM.
Help Grow our Email Newsletter
We have lots of new people moving into Fremont Township.  If you have a new neighbor, I would love for you to tell them about our email newsletter.
If you are looking for old email newsletters you can find the archive on our website at
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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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 
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    Fremont Township Representatives


Bill Grinnell
Highway Commissioner

Ed Sullivan Jr.

Christina McCann  

Chic Martin
Connie Shanahan
Jeri Atleson
Tami Forman

Next Board Meeting-September 12  at 7:00 pm

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