News You Can Use

     Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor

December 23, 2015
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year.
New Laws for 2016
Over 200 new laws go into effect on January 1, 2016. These new laws cover areas such as public safety, consumer protection and government transparency.

To view a summary of the new laws, as posted by Fox 32 News Chicago , click here. Also, the Senate President's Office has provided a comprehensive list of each law passed during the Spring Legislative Session and its effective date. To view the comprehensive list, click here  .

Where Do I Recycle my Electronics?
Grayslake  Public Works Facility, Recycling Center
585 Berry Ave., Grayslake, IL
Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Also accepts: Cardboard, mixed paper, household containers, shoes, clothing and textiles
Click here for other drop off locations
Recycle Your Tree at the Forest Preserve

Don't send your Christmas tree to the landfill, drop it off with the Forest Preserve for recycling.

Donated trees are chipped and used for trails and landscaping at forest preserves throughout Lake County.

Bring your tree to a drop-off site at one of the following forest preserves, open daily from 6:30 am to sunset:

Grant Woods in Fox Lake-drop trees off at Monaville Road entrance, second parking lot.
Greenbelt in Waukegan-drop trees off next to maintenance facility.

Half Day in Vernon Hills-drop trees off next to maintenance facility.

Heron Creek in Long Grove-drop trees off at Shelter A.

Lakewood in Wauconda-drop trees off along Forest Preserve Drive.

Old School in Libertyville-drop trees off near main entrance.

Ryerson Woods in Deerfield-drop trees off at the end of main entrance road.

Van Patten Woods in Wadsworth-drop trees off by the Shelter A parking area.

Drop-offs accepted at the marked sites only between December 26 and February 1.  Only undecorated, real Christmas trees can be accepted; no yard waste. Commercial drop-offs are prohibited.

Sign Up For Cert Classes
On Monday, January 25, 2016, Fremont CERT will be doing a presentation at the Fremont Public Library in Mundelein on Preparing Your Pets for A Disaster. Information will include the handling of pets in disaster related emergencies, such as fire, floods, and tornados, and an update on the efforts of the local CERT's to provide shelters for your pets. As always they will have an item for everyone's emergency kit, a grand raffle of an emergency weather radio, and the famous CERT cake.  The presentation starts at 7:00pm.  Please register through the Fremont Library. Register here
A six-week training course on emergency preparedness will run on Wednesday evenings from 7-10pm, February 17 through March 23.  Sessions will be held at the Fremont Township Center.  Topics include disaster preparedness, fire safety, first aid skills, light search and rescue, disaster psychology and terrorism, and information on our local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).  To register for this six-week program and learn lifesaving skills, please email team member Judy Hammel at
Help Sort Food

If you are available Tuesday, December 29 at 10 am, we would love to have you help us sort the food from the donations from our community. Just come to Fremont Township, 22385 Route 60, around back in the lower level.
We live in a wonderful community!
Thank you to the schools, churches, residents, businesses and community groups for the donations to our food pantry, and thank you to those who donated meals and Christmas gifts for Fremont Township families in need.  Due to your generosity, we were also able to remember 92 senior citizens thru our adopt a senior program. As I send this newsletter to you, residents continue to bring in donations.

50 or over? Check out the January programs at the Regent Center in Mundelein.  Click here It is also time to renew your membership.  Membership Form

Duplicate Bridge at Fremont Township
Play duplicate bridge at Fremont Township, 22385 Route 60 on
Monday mornings, 9:15.  Contact Barb Stone for more information, 847 566-0889  st1b@yahoo.comThis is an ACBL sanctioned game, you can earn ACBL points.


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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    


Fremont Township Representatives
       Important Links

Bill Grinnell
Highway Commissioner

 Ed Sullivan Jr.

Christina McCann 

 Chic Martin
 Connie Shanahan
 Jeri Atleson
Tami Forman

Next Board Meeting- Monday, January 11 at 7:00 pm

Lake County Crimestoppers 


Lost Pets in Lake County 


Village of Mundelein 


Village of Wauconda 


Village of Hawthorn Woods 


Lake County 


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