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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor

September 9, 2022

Fremont Township Recycle-O-Rama  and Shredding Event 2022

Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, September 24 from 9 am til noon. The shred truck will be here til noon unless it fills up sooner.

We have been preparing for our annual Recycle-O-Rama and Shredding Event on Saturday, September 24. We have added a few items to what we are accepting this year.

We will now accept smoke detectors,CO detectors, automotive batteries, pill botlles and sports equipment in addition to all the items below.  

You may bring the equivalent of 3 boxes to shred. Staples and paper clips are fine. The most efficient way is to place your items in a paper grocery bag. No plastic bags! To keep the line moving, you will not be able to exit your car and watch the shredding.

This shredding event is for documents only. Please recycle your coupons, magazines and junk mail with your weekly recycling. They will not be accepted.

You will enter off of Erhart and drive to the shredding truck. Pop your trunk and we will take the items. Do not leave your car.

They will not accept any binders or hanging file folders or electronic items because they catch on fire in the truck.

We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your patience.

Midlothian Gilmer Road Project

For the latest updates on the Gilmer Midlothian Project, please go to

Time to Sign Up For Energy Assistance Programs

It is time to sign up for Li-Heap. Please check the income guidelines to see if you qualify.

If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, call Nancy at 847 223-2847. Liheap may have recently applied a credit to your account.  That credit does not replace this program.  Please call Nancy to schedule an appointment to apply for this program. 

If you are a Nicor client, they have increased the income eligibility level. Please check the chart below to see if you qualify. Call Nancy for an appointment if you meet the guidelines.

Ride Lake County  Pace Bus Service

Ride Lake County is a borderless countywide paratransit service that provides seniors age 60+ and people with disabilities transportation to any area of Lake County for work, shopping, medical appointments and more. 

As a reservation-based program, vehicles do not travel on a fixed route each day. Riders schedule their trips in advance and the vehicles provide curb-to-curb service from the rider's desired pick-up and drop-off destinations. Ride Lake County is a shared-ride service, so vehicles may make stops for other passengers. 

Click here for more information

Click here for the brochure

Save the Pipes! Don't Flush the Wipes

Did you know products that are labeled "flushable" can lead to clogs, costly repairs to the sewer infrastructure and can negatively impact the sewer systems around your home and neighborhood? 

Just because a product is marked 'flushable' does not mean that it can be flushed because they do not degrade like toilet paper and can end up clogging pipes. Only toilet paper and human waste should be flushed. All other products should be properly disposed. 

Mundelein Art Fair September 10-11

The 11th Mundelein Arts Festival will be held on September 10-11 at Kracklauer Park. Admire the unique blend of talented fine artists, music, food, and fun each day from 10 am to 5 pm. This juried show features nearly 44 top-notch artists, displaying beautiful paintings, photography, pottery, wood furnishings, jewelry, fiber, and other handmade items. Plan to spend the day shopping, enjoying live music from local musicians and tasty food available for purchase. Admission and parking are free.

Old Number One Free Concert- September 18

As a thank you to the community for the support of Mundelein's Old Number one Fire Truck, there will be a free concert at Kracklauer Park on Sunday, September 18th from 2-4 pm.  

Performances from Chicago Metropolitan Brass Ensemble with their 11 members, Grand Dominion Singers, and also the Prairie Sky Folk Group will be enjoyed.

Preparing for Floods and Stormwater 

The Fremont Community Emergency Response Team and experts from Stormwater Management will discuss the importance of flood preparedness and stormwater management in Lake County on Monday, September 19 at 7:00 pm at the Fremont Library. Please join them to learn more about CERT. Refreshments will be served and there are raffle prizes.

Lake County Forest Preserve Hike Lake County Program

The annual Hike Lake County program is underway. The initiative provides a way to get a dose of wellness while walking in a beautiful preserve.

Complete seven of 12 designated walks before November 30 and you'll earn a free commemorative shield for your walking stick or a zipper pull. Each year features different trails and a colorful new shield or zipper pull. Bicycling or horseback riding do not count toward the program. Dogs on leash are welcome to join where permitted. At each selected preserve, look for Hike Lake County logo signs at the preserve entrance and trailhead to get you on the right route. 

Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. With suicide being the 12th leading cause of death in the United States, it is important to end the stigma surrounding this topic. Having suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, or background. Visit the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) for more information and resources.  

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call or text 988, or visit our Crisis Care Program page for more resources. 


In July, the number 988 was introduced as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The previous Lifeline number (800-273-8255) will continue to be available along with 988.  

Oktoberfest 2022 in Island Lake

Car Show to Benefit Special Needs Children

Interested In A Blood Drive at Fremont Township?

We are trying to gauge if there is any interest in Fremont Township hosting a blood drive.

Red Cross requires an interest of at least 40 donors in order to schedule an event.So far we only have 11 people interested.   If you would be interested in donating at our location on a weekday during working hours, please email Joe Herchenbach at

Swalco Fall Compost Giveaway

Grand Dominion Craft Show-Crafters Still Needed

Just a few crafters still needed to fill this show! Contact Julie McFarlin, Lifestyle Director at 847-566-2403 if you are interested.

Sign Up For Our Cert Classes

Are you prepared for the unexpected?

Is the safety of your family a priority to you?

Do you have a preparedness plan for your family?

Do you know where your gas shut off is or how to turn off the electricity to your home?

These and other safety questions are answered in the emergency preparedness class being offered by Fremont Cert.

Questions? Call Lou Bruno at 847 471-0156 or email Judy at

The dates of the classes are

October 7 6 to 9 pm

October 8 8 am til 5 pm

October 9 8 am til 5 pm 

October 15 10 am til 3 pm

Lake Forest Civic Orchestra

The LFCO 22-23 season opens with musical depictions of legends and fairytales. Anatoli Liadov’s Trilogy of tone poems depict fantastical characters from Russian folklore.

More Information for the October 9 performance.

50 and Over and Looking For Things to Do?

Check out the September schedule at the Mundelein Park District.

Click here for their new schedule.  They have some new programs and fun trips scheduled.

Your Donations Go To Local Rescues

The local animal shelters are in need of sheets, towels, small throw rugs and blankets. There is a bin on our front porch at 22385 Route 60, Mundelein, if you have any old bedding you would like to donate. No pillows! The donations get distributed to shelters. We also accept leashes, collars, toys, pet food etc.

Recycle Items at Fremont Township

Our shoe bin is also on our front porch and we are accepting shoes to be recycled and reused. Please tie or rubberband the shoes together when you drop them off.

We accept yarn in our office.

We accept eyeglasses and hearing aids in our office.

We accept American Flags in our office.

The textile bin is also open and is located in our parking lot. Click here to see what we accept.

Email Us With Your Comments For Our Board of Trustees

If you have comments for our board, and can't make our meetings, please email Chris McCann at with your comments.

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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  

Fremont Township Representatives


Diana O'Kelly


Alicia Dodd

Highway Commissioner

Joe Herchenbach


Christina McCann 



Connie Shanahan

Jeri Atleson

Keith Voss

Nick Dollenmaier

Next Board Meeting, September 12 at 6:30 pm

Important Links

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Report Blocked Railroad Crossing

Pace Options in Fremont Township

State of Illinois Unclaimed Money

Lake County Crimestoppers 

Village of Grayslake 

Village of Hawthorn Woods 

Village of Mundelein 

Village of Round Lake

Village of Round Lake Park

Village of Wauconda 

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