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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor

April 17, 2024

Ruse Burglary Warning

Every year I get calls about ruse burglaries in our area.

A ruse burglary is when someone uses a distraction to lure homeowners outside their residence while others enter the house to steal valuable items, such as cash and jewelry.

Burglars lure homeowners outside the residence with many tricks, such as schemes for landscaping services or claims of being subcontracted by local government.


Please tell your neighbors, family, and friends about these scams. Never hesitate to call your local law-enforcement if you see suspicious activity or a suspicious vehicle in your neighborhood.

  • Only let people inside your home if they have a prescheduled appointment.

  • If a person claims to be with a local government agency, ask them for the identification, and call the government office to verify the individual.

  • Do not leave your home with an unscheduled visitor.

  • Inform your relatives and neighbors (especially the elderly) on ruse burglaries.

  • Immediately call 911 to report any suspicious activity.

Lock Your Car Doors

Every year there are many reports in our neighborhoods of theft out of cars parked on the street and in driveways. Please make sure you take your valuables out of your car and lock your car doors. Your garage door opener gives people access to your home.

When visiting the Forest Preserves, Ranger police are strongly urging preserve visitors to lock car doors, close windows, and keep personal property out of plain view, take it with you, or leave it at home.

It takes less than a minute to break a car window, unlock the door and remove items left inside. Often there are no witnesses to these offenses because of the ease and speed. These larcenies can be prevented with a little foresight and planning. If visitors see suspicious persons, vehicles, or activities, they should call 847-549-5200 immediately. 

The simple act of placing valuables in the trunk of your car and out of plain view before you arrive at your destination can significantly reduce the likelihood of being a victim of auto burglary. A laptop, cell phone, GPS, wallet, purse, or even a cup holder full of change can tempt a would-be thief. You may believe that leaving these items on the floorboard or under the seat and covering over them will keep them safe, but instead it just broadcasts that you may be concealing something of value in your car.

Brush Chipping Dates

If you live in unincorporated Fremont Township on a township road, click here find your street and click on it. The date will pop up.

AARP Defensive Driving Class

The AARP Defensive Driving Course will be held on Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday May 8 from 9:00 am til 1:00 pm in the lower level of our building. Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 to register. You must attend both classes. $20 for AARP members $25 for all others.

Mundelein High School Presents Guys and Dolls

Mundelein Athletics Mulch Extravaganza

Meat Raffle to Benefit the All Inclusive Playground

 Mundelein Parks Foundation is hosting a meat raffle fundraiser on Sunday, April 28, to raise funds for the Inclusive Space Project and recreational scholarships. The raffle will be held at Crossroads Restaurant and Bar at 1021 IL-83 in Mundelein from 1– 5 pm.

The afternoon of fun includes live music, a 50/50 raffle, and three bags of meat will be raffled every 20 minutes. 

Household Chemical Waste Collection Event

The first Swalco HCW Mobile event for 2024 is planned for Saturday, May 18th, from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM, at the Mundelein Train Station Parking Lot (205 N. Archer Ave.).  You need an appointment.

Click here to schedule your appointment now!

Passport Event at Fremont Township

Our annual Passport Event offered by Lake County Circuit Clerk, Erin Cartwright Weinstein is scheduled for Saturday, June 15 from 9:00 am til 1:30 pm.

If you have the paperwork filled out prior to your appointment, it may save time. Click here for the information and to print the documents.

Shred Event at Fremont Township

We have scheduled a document shredding event for Saturday, June 22 from 8:30 am til 11:30 am. You will enter through the highway department at 22376 Erhart Road.

You may bring the equivalent of 3 boxes to shred. Staples and paper clips are fine. We will not accept any binders or hanging file folders or electronic items because they catch on fire in the truck.

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.

Pop your trunk and we will take the items. Do not leave your car.

We will not accept any binders or hanging file folders or electronic items because they catch on fire in the truck. If the truck fills up before 11:30, the event will be over.

We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your patience.

Recycle Bedding, Shoes, Flags and Eyeglasses in our Shed

Recycle bedding and items for the dogs, (leashes, collars, toys, pet food etc.), shoes, yarn, American flags, eyeglasses and hearing aids in the shed in our front parking lot.

We still have our textile bin next to the shed.

 What can I put in the textile bin?

Have You Signed Up for Energy Assistance?

Do you or friends or family qualify for this?  Please check the income guidelines.

If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, call Nancy at 847 223-2847.

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

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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, May 13, at 6:30 pm

Important Links

Illinois 60/83 Study

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 

 Lake County 

 Fremont Township 

 Fremont Library