News You Can Use

     Diana O'Kelly

  Township Supervisor

February 9, 2017

Packages Stolen
The Vernon Hills Police Department is reporting packages being stolen from front porches of homes in several subdivisions. A package sitting on a front porch is too great a temptation for a thief. If at all possible, don't have packages delivered to your home unless someone will be there to receive them.  
Local Police Reporting Ruse Burglaries Again

This type of burglary deals with a person identifying himself or themselves as contractors needing to get into the house to check the water pressure, or something wrong with your house, etc... Once this person is allowed entry they take you to a portion of your house and shield your view allowing others to enter your house, quickly search your rooms for items such as money and jewelry then quickly leave. Once the ruse is complete they leave, then when you go to your rooms you will notice the rooms are ransacked and items missing.

Can You Hear Me And Grandparent Scam
Our office has received calls about the grandparent scam and this video explains how it is done and what to be aware of.  Click here

The latest scam is called the Can You Hear Me Scam.  Please watch this video to see how you can be easily scammed. Click here
Has This Been Forwarded To You?
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. Whether you want to apply your GI Bill benefits to college classes or an on-the-job training program, the  GI Bill Comparison Tool  will help you make the most of them.  You can also review  the program pamphlet.
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I know your lives are busy and you don't always get to read all of my newsletters.  Click here to make sure you read the last one.
Free Hearing Screening at Fremont Township
We had such a demand for this we are scheduling an additional date. Call now to schedule.

Free Hearing Screening and Otoscope Exam at Fremont Township
March 23rd Thursday from 10:00 am  – 2 pm

Audibel Hearing Aid Center in Libertyville, a leader in “Better Hearing Health” is pleased to offer a Free Hearing Screening and Otoscope Exam Event on Thursday, March 23 from 10:00 am til 2 pm at lower level of the Fremont Township Administrative Building.
Click here for the brochure

To make your reservation, call or email  Jeanne Pinkerton at  1-847-362-7500.

••FREE Hearing Screening!
••FREE Ear Canal Examination!
How to be a better Recycler
I have had requests to run this video again. View it to see if you are recycling everything in your home that you can.
Electronic Recycling Event Planned
Fremont Township will host an electronic recycling event on September 30. We will also be accepting eyeglasses, hearing aids, used flags, fire extinguishers, bikes, shoes and textiles.
Do Your Kids Know About Text a Tip?

What is Text-A-Tip?

Text-A-Tip is a 24/7 anonymous text-communication system for youth needing immediate mental health assistance for themselves or a friend. Members of the community can send a text message to a dedicated number and receive an immediate response from a licensed clinician while remaining completely anonymous. The anonymity makes it a comfortable place for students to share information and provides a safe outlet for voicing concerns about themselves and others.

Senior Citizen Tax Deferral Program

Senior citizens may defer part or all of their property taxes on their personal residence if they qualify for the Senior Citizen Tax Deferral program.  

Applications are available at the Lake County Treasurer’s Office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan, and must be notarized and submitted to the Treasurer’s Office by March 1. To learn more about the program, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at 847-377-2323, or visit the Treasurer’s Office website.

Transportation for Cancer Treatment

American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Transportation – Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need. If you or your loved one needs a ride to treatment, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 to be matched with a volunteer, or search online for programs in your area. Click here for more information.

Seed Library at Fremont Library


Fremont Library is starting a seed lending library, and is currently accepting donations of cleaned and dried seeds from open-pollinated or heirloom vegetables, flowers, herbs, or native plants. 

They can only accept seeds if you include the following information:
--who it was collected by
--year collected
--species and/or common name and variety

Put each variety in a separate envelope or zipper bag, so they can sort them for distribution. Donations can be left at the Readers Services desk on the 1st floor.

Seeds will be available for "check out" beginning in March.

Is Your Daughter Going Off To College?

This class will fill up quickly!

The Mundelein Police Department is hosting a FREE class for women 18 and over who are interested in learning various self-defense tactics. 17 year-old young women will be able to participate in the class with parental permission. Class will meet Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning July 12 and ending August 2 at the Mundelein Police Department, 221 North Lake Street.

Students should wear loose fitting workout clothes. The class requires some physical activity. SPACE IS LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS. Call 847-968-3770 to register. For class information call Officers Messina, Smith, or Wirth at 847-968-4600.

Community Events
Friends of the Fremont Library Used Book Sale
1170 N Midlothian, Mundelein

Saturday Feb. 11, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday   Feb. 12,   1:00pm –4:30pm

What is Going On At The Lake County Fairgrounds?
Lake County Illinois' gathering place for meetings, events, festivals, concerts, fun runs, weddings, trade shows, and so much more. Click here to see their schedule.  Upcoming events include the flea market and Beer Craft Festival.
Where Do I Dispose of Prescription Drugs?
Overdoses from prescription pain medications kill thousands of Americans every year, and more often than not, those drugs come from the family medicine cabinet.  In addition, many heroin users start out by misusing prescription drugs. 
Free Tax Preparation at the Fremont Library
Free AARP tax preparation services for seniors and those with low incomes at the Fremont Library.  Registration is required. Call 847-918-3225 to schedule an appointment.
Click here for the 2016 tax forms. Click here to file for free

Taxpayers who have moved should tell the US Postal Service, their employers and the IRS. To notify the IRS, mail IRS Form 8822 , Change of Address, to the address listed on the form’s instructions.

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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 
Electronic Recycling Drop Off Events
What items am I able to drop off?  Click here

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
26535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Excluding Holidays
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: 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
Recycle Your Towels and Bedding 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.  You may drop them in the bin on the front porch. This keeps them out of the landfill and puts them to good use.  

 Diaper Drive for 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 .

What Else Am I Able To  Recycle  at Fremont Township?

Fremont Township recycles shoes year round.  You will find a bin on our front porch.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.  

We also accept eyeglasses.
Use our  textile bin  in our parking lot. Click here for a list of acceptable items.
Prescription Drug Card
Fremont Township offers a free prescription drug card.  Click here to download your free card.  We also have the cards in our office.  Even if you have insurance, some people have found a bigger discount with this card on certain drugs. 

Cardholders and their entire families can also benefit from the savings provided through  other discount programs:

  • Save up to 60% on dental care. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 50% on vision care. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 15% on hearing care. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 25% on veterinary services. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 70% on diabetic supplies. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save 50% to 80% on lab work. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save 50% to 80% on imaging. CLICK HERE for more information
How Do I Contact My Legislators?
Contact Your Township Board 
   Fremont Township Representatives


Bill Grinnell
Highway Commissioner

Ed Sullivan Jr.

Christina McCann  

Chic Martin
Connie Shanahan
Jeri Atleson
Tami Forman

Next Board Meeting-March 13 at 7:00 pm

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