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     Diana O'Kelly

  Township Supervisor

August  15, 2016

Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes
August is the peak month for West Nile virus. The disease can be transmitted by mosquitoes, and is again present this summer in Lake County. The Lake County Health Department reminds you to follow the "Four D's" to help reduce your risks.

Drain - Once a week, dump or remove containers that hold water.
Cover buckets and rain barrels, and drain unused swimming pools.
Dress - Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants.
Dawn and Dusk - Stay indoors during the early evening and morning.
Defend - Use insect repellents. Always read label directions. The most effective
repellents contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
Reapplication may be necessary.

What About Zika virus?
The mosquitoes that transmit Zika have not been found in Lake County.
However, residents traveling to areas where Zika is present should take

For more information, please contact the Lake County Health Department at
847-377-8030, or visit
Watch this short video from the Lake County Health Department
Grand Dominion Car Show- August 21 -Don't Miss it!

Over 60 Grand Dominion Car Show volunteers are busy preparing for their event that benefits the Fremont Township Food Pantry. 

Save the Date!  The 2016 Grand Dominion Car Show is set for Sunday, Aug. 21.  This year’s show features a special display of one-of-a-kind, rare and exotic cars.  Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Fremont Township Food Pantry.  Raffles for great prizes from local businesses too!  Watch for more information about the show, open free to the public. You are guaranteed a great time!

Where Do I Drop Off Electronic Recycling?
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
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
Items Accepted
  • Cable Receivers
  • Cameras
  • CD Players
  • Computers (including tablets)
  • Computer Drives
  • Cords and Cables
  • Digital Converter Boxes
  • Digital Video Disc Players
  • Digital Video Disc Recorders
  • Electronic Keyboards
  • Electronic Mice
  • Facsimile Machines
  • Holiday Lights
  • Mainframes
  • Modems

  • Monitors
  • PDA Organizers
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • Printers
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Shredders
  • Small Scale Servers
  • Stereos
  • Tablets
  • Telephones
  • Televisions
  • Video Cassette Recorders
  • Video Game Consoles 

For more recycling information go to
County Clerk Urging Vote By Mail

The County Clerk is already encouraging folks to vote by mail to help control crowds at polling places in the November election.  If you sign up to receive a ballot by mail, the ballots will begin being mailed on September 29. Early voting in your area will begin on October 24.

Am I registered to vote? How do I r equest a ballot by mail? What is on my ballot? Where do I vote?  Click here and enter your information.

Snowbird Program
Registered voters who seasonally vacation outside their precinct can automatically receive a printed request for ballot by mail. Join the program using our online  Fillable Enrollment Form (PDF)  which can be printed, signed and mailed to us.

Student Program
Available to students away at school, this program simplifies voting for students who are  registered to vote  and request the ballot at their school address. Enrollment is valid for two years and each summer our office confirms the student address at school for the coming year. Complete the  Enrollment Form (PDF)  which can be printed, signed and mailed to our office.

Permanent Voting by Mail Program
This program is intended to simplify voting for voters who wish to receive an application for ballot to the address indicated and for the elections specified. Use the  Fillable Enrollment Form (PDF)  which can be printed, signed and mailed to our office. Enrolling helps our office gauge the number of voters who choose to vote by mail and, therefore, reduce increased printing costs from the three voting methods.  This is not a one-time request form, but a program enrollment.  You must be a registered voter in Lake County, Illinois to participate. Enrollment in the program remains in effect until you provide notification to cancel or your voter registration becomes inactive.

Questions?  Email them at  or call them at  847-377-2314
Block Schedule or Bell Schedule at MHS?

Mundelein High School to host community meetings concerning Bell Schedule recommendation .   Mundelein High School officials will host two evening meetings in August, open to all community members, to address an upcoming decision concerning the bell schedule.  The meetings will be held Wednesday, Aug. 17 and Wednesday, Aug. 31 beginning at 6 p.m. in the MHS cafeteria.

The District is considering an alternative daily schedule to replace the current 4X4 Block Schedule that has been in place since 1996. A committee made up of staff and administration has been studying various schedules for over a year. 
Affordable Pet Vaccination Clinic

Low-cost pet vaccination clinics provide a convenient and affordable way to keep pets up to date with their shots and rabies tags. Pets are taken on a first come first served basis. All animals brought to a clinic must be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers. Only cash will be accepted on site. For more information, call 847-377-4700. 

September 10
9 a.m. - Noon
Grayslake Police Department
10 South Seymour
October 1
9 a.m. - Noon
Beach Park Public Works
40185 Glendale
Beach Park
For Spayed/neutered Pets
  • One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $20
  • One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $25
  • Distemper complete only: $10
  • Microchip: $15

For Pets Not Spayed/Neutered
  • One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $60
  • One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $65
  • Distemper complex only: $10
  • Microchip: $15

Free Museum Admission at Lake County Discovery Museum through August
Enjoy free museum admission through August at the Lake County Discovery Museum. On September 1, the Museum will close its doors at Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda, pack up its collections and move to Libertyville.  A grand opening is anticipated in late 2017.  Click here for more information.
Pace Bus Options in Fremont Township

Fremont Township residents 60 and older or disabled, now have more options offered by Pace Dial a Ride.   Click here for the Ride Lake County Central Brochure. This will take you curb to curb, anywhere in Fremont, Libertyville and Shields Townships.

You still have the opportunity to get to anywhere in Avon, Antioch, Lake Villa, Wauconda, Grant and Fremont Townships on Pace as well.   Click here for the Ride Lake County West Brochure.  

These programs are curb to curb 5 days a week. 

The cost is $3.00 each way for trips under 10 miles for disabled and/or senior 
and $6.00 each way for trips over 10 miles 

To make a reservation and to register, just call 1-800-201-6446 24 hours in advance.  

Passengers may make reservations 7 days in advance for work, medical appointments and College of Lake County trips. If you cancel you must provide at least 2 hours notice.

Reading Tips for Parents of 4 to 7 year olds

A presentation of early literacy and reading tips for parents of children ages 4-7 (pre-K - Kindergarten) at the Fremont Library. Learn how to select books to help get your child started reading and identify problem areas and assist them on their journey to life-long learning. Frustration-free methods to challenge and motivate readers will also be discussed. Click here to register

Countryside Lake Garage Sale

Countryside Community Garage Sale
August 20 and 21 9am to 4pm

Mundelein Concert in the Park

August 21* - Comstock Lode Band (Country Rock) 

The Comstock Lode Country Rock Band is taking the greater Chicago area by storm. Formed approximately 5 years ago by singer songwriter/guitarist Greg Wright, Greg has assembled perhaps one of the finest/tightest country groups in the area. With minimal instrumentation (just rhythm guitar; lead guitar; bass; drums and strong vocals (with tight harmonies), their sound is so accurate to the cover songs they play that fans say “it’s many times better than the original".

Come to Kracklauer Park from  2-3:30 p.m. For more information please call 949-3200.

Grand Dominion Garage Sale August 26 and 27
Railroad Safety Presentation

Fremont Cert will have a presentation on Rail Safety on September 13 at the Fremont Library.  Don't miss this one and if you have teenage drivers, you should think about bringing them also. 

Rail Safety: “See Tracks? Think Train”

Each year in Illinois, 80 people die on and around railroad tracks and property. In observance of Illinois Rail Safety Week, Sept. 11-17, the Community Emergency Response Team of Fremont Township will host Chip Pew, state coordinator for Illinois Operation Lifesaver, an education program designed to reduce the number of crashes, deaths, and injuries at highway-rail intersections. Attendees will receive an emergency kit item.

Future Presentations at Fremont Township

The Lake County States Attorney's Office will have a presentation on Scamming and Fraud on 9/13/2016 at 10 am.

The Lake County Clerk's Office will have a presentation on Illinois voter law, voting by mail, etc. on 9/20/16 at 10 am. 

AARP Defensive Driving Class
The AARP 55 Defensive Driving Class is scheduled for Ocotober 20 and 21st from 9 am til 1:00 pm. at the Fremont Township Office.  Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 to register.  This class fills up fast.
$15.00 for AARP Members $20.00 for non AARP members
Help Grow our Email Newsletter
We have lots of new people moving into Fremont Township.  If you have a new neighbor, I would love for you to tell them about our email newsletter.
If you are looking for old email newsletters you can find the archive on our website at
Recycle Bedding for Local Animal Shelters
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, please consider bringing them to Fremont Township at 22385 Route 60, Mundelein to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.  You can drop them off in the bin on our 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.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.

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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 
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Chic Martin
Connie Shanahan
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