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     Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor

May 12, 2016
Walgreens Scam
Local  police departments are hearing from residents regarding calls they received from alleged Walgreen's stores. The calls come from several area codes, some include area-code 402. While the call looks legitimate from your caller id, it is really coming from a different number. The scammer is trying to get your personal information so they can steal your identity.

The caller will say something like "This is Walgreen's Pharmacy, we are attempting to verify information for a pending prescription.." If the potential victim continues on the call they will attempt to ask for driver's license information, social security information, insurance information and any other personal identifiers. This is known as a phishing scam, so they can obtain personal information for identity theft or insurance fraud purposes.

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How do I protect myself?
Pickleball Courts are Open at Behm Park

Enjoy our three pickleball courts at Behm Park which  is located at 22222 W. Behm Park Ln. (1/2 mile east of Route 60 at Peterson Road) The park is open from sunrise to sunset. Amenities include three pickleball courts, a 1.7 mile walking trail with fitness stations, a playground with an adaptable swing  and a restroom facility.

Shoe Recycling at Fremont Township
Thank you to everyone who recycled their shoes with Fremont Township.  This collection season we recycled over 1100 pair of shoes. Last year we recycled over 1300 pair. The bin is on the front porch at our administrative offices at 22385 Route 60 and you can drop them at your convenience. The shoes are collected by Swalco every April and reused or recycled. 
US Post Office Food Drive Goes to Fremont Township

Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive - the largest one-day food drive in the nation.
To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

Would you like to help sort food for our pantry?
We will be sorting the food we receive from the US Post Office food drive on Tuesday, May 17th at 9 am.  If you would like to help, we would love to have you.  Just come to the basement in the back of our building at 22385 Route 60.
What Not To Flush!!!
Did you know.....
that when flushed down the toilet or poured down your sink or floor drain certain products may damage the sewer pipes in your home and yard, the sewer system in your neighborhood, pumps and treatment  facilities, and the environment

These items should never be flushed...

Dispose of in the trash
Wet/dry cleaning cloths (Swiffer, etc) 
Any plastics (bags, gloves, condoms) 
Sanitary napkins and tampons 
Antibacterial wipes (Lysol, etc )
Cooking oil, fat and grease
Diapers and diaper wipes 
Cloth, rags and string 
Laundry dryer sheets 

Use a chemical waste disposal program
Pharmaceutical drugs Over-the-counter medicines 
Household cleaning chemicals 
Hygiene or personal care products 
Fuels, motor oil and antifreeze 
Paints and paint thinners 
Perfumes and cosmetics
Lawn care chemicals 

Paper Shredding Opportunities
Gather your sensitive documents and bring them to the bank, between 9 a.m. and noon, to be shredded for free!* All paper collected is 100% broken down and recycled. No electronic recycling will be accepted. See participating locations below.

Wauconda Community Bank | 495 W. Liberty St.,Wauconda

Libertyville Bank & Trust | 1200 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

Click here for more information

Where Do I Dispose of Prescription Drugs?
Opiate use has been escalating among young people and the pills in your own medicine cabinet may be the gateway to heroin. Addicts admit to taking Oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet, etc out of the medicine cabinets of family members and say this is their path to heroin.
Please take a moment to check your medicine cabinets and dispose of unused drugs properly. Never flush them!!!  You can easily dispose of them at the Mundelein Police Department  lobby in the collection box. Click here to see other drop off locations. 

Electronic Drop Off Locations thru end of 2016
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
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 the month 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Excluding Holidays
Waukegan: Public Works Facility
1700 McAree Road, Waukegan, IL
Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Excluding Holidays

Household Chemical Waste Collection Event
The next 2016 Mobile Household Chemical Waste Collection event is scheduled at the Vernon Hills Metra Train Station on Route 45.
Saturday, May 21st, 2016 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.  For more information

Village to Host 21st Annual A-May-Zing Mundelein Annual Day of Caring
It truly "takes a village" to keep Mundelein at its best and all residents are invited to participate in Mundelein's 21st Annual A-MAY-ZING Mundelein's Day of Caring on Saturday May 21, 2016 spearheaded by the Village of Mundelein and the Mundelein Police Department.

Last year, A-May-Zing Mundelein had 158 residents volunteer for the initiative including families, scout troops, churches, local organizations and businesses. These volunteers completed spring clean-up projects at 38 locations (a total of 95 projects) throughout the Village that ranged from yard work, window washing, household chores, home safety inspections, and small outdoor repairs. A-May-Zing Mundelein would welcome the use of rakes, trimmers, garden tools, and garden gloves for the volunteers.

Residents in need of assistance with their spring clean-up projects should call 847-968-3770 to register. Project suggestions for common areas within the community are also welcome! Please visit for more information regarding A-May-Zing Mundelein.

They are currently seeking volunteers for this year's A-May-Zing Mundelein. Registration and a continental breakfast will be at the Mundelein Police Department, 221 N. Lake Street from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Volunteers should plan on working through late morning or early afternoon. Any residents, local organizations, or businesses that wish to volunteer or donate supplies should call the Mundelein Police Department at 847-968-3770.

Senior Homestead Exemption
Please mention this to friends!
If you are 65 or older and a homeowner, have you filed for your senior homestead exemption?  We see people all the time who haven't filed for this and it will save you money on your property tax bill. 

This exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of your property by $5,000.00, 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.
To apply for the exemption you need to visit the Fremont Township Assessor's office. If you have questions, please call our assessor's office at 847 223-2846.
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Local Events
Friends of Fremont Library Used Book Sale
1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein, Il. 60060
Saturday May 14, 10:00 - 4:30
Sunday May 15, 1:00 - 4:30
Any questions call: 847-918-3247

Public Information Meeting
The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will hold the second Public Information Meeting for potential roadway improvements to the intersection of Fremont Center Road and IL Route 60 on Wednesday, May 18 
from 5 to 7 p.m at the Fremont Intermediate School Gym, 28754 N. Fremont Center Road, 

The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting and open house public meeting concerning the proposed improvements of Illinois Route 83 from 132 to 120 and 137 from Route 83 east of US 45 in Lake County on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Round lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach, IL. 

The Wauconda Fire District will be hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, May 26th.  The Blood Drive will be at Fire Station #1 at 109 West Liberty Street in Wauconda from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Walk-ins for the Blood Drive are welcome but appointments are appreciated.  Call Lori at the Fire Department  (847) 526-2821 to schedule your appointment.
Cub Scout Information night will be May 23rd at 7pm in the Fremont Elementary cafeteria.  It's for anyone going into 1st grade next year and above. 

Seussical the Musical Jr.
Kirk Players, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is excited to present its first children's musical, Seussical the Musical Jr.  The delightfully charming show about family and friendship will open on Friday, June 3 at 7:00 pm, followed by performances at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday, June 4, and 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 5.  All performances will be in the air-conditioned Mundelein High School auditorium.  More information is available by visiting or calling 847-521-6192. Get a Seusscial sneak-peak of the show at the Barnes and Noble Bookfair on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30pm at the Deer Park Barnes and Noble.  It's free and there will be show tickets given away that night, too!

Thank you for taking the time to read this edition of News You Can Use.  I hope you find this information helpful.  Please continue to ask questions and suggest topics for my e-newsletter. 

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Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor    

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