News You Can Use
Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
December 20, 2017
New Illinois Laws That Take Effect January 1st, 2018
Wonder what the Illinois State Legislators were up to in 2017? Click here for a list of the new laws in Illinois for 2018.
Thank You For Your Generosity
Thank you to all who are rounding up at the Jewel in Mundelein. So far we have received 88 ham dinners and 12 turkey dinners to distribute to our residents for Christmas. We appreciate the support the Township and Food Pantry receives from Jewel.

Thank you to the churches and families that dropped off Christmas meals.

Thank you also to everyone who adopted a family or senior for the holidays. You have made a difference in the lives of your neighbors.

Thank you to all who donated food to our food pantry this holiday season. This food helps sustain neighbors in need.

I see first hand what a wonderful, concerned and caring community we live in and appreciate the support we receive to help our residents in need.

Have a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends.

Pre Pay Your Property Taxes For Tax Benefit
Did you know the Lake County Treasurers Office is accepting pre-payments for the 2017 tax year until  Dec. 29 ? This could benefit you when filing your 2017 income taxes. Before pre-paying, they recommend talking with an income tax professional. 
Requirements/General Information
  • The amount can be no more than the present year taxes.
  • Checks can be brought or mailed to the Lake County Treasurer's Office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan. 
  • Pre-payments must be in the Treasurer's Office no later than Dec. 29. Postmark not accepted. 
  • Make checks payable to the Lake County Treasurer.
  • Note the Pin number on your check.
  • Indicate Pre-Payment on your check. 
Note : Refunds will be given only if the taxes are less than the pre-paid amount.
More Information Questions? Call 847 377-2323

Looking for what you paid last year? Click here
Volunteers Needed For Homeless Count
Every year, volunteers participate in a Point-In-Time Homeless Count to search for, interview, and offer assistance to unsheltered people experiencing homelessness in Lake County. Lake County needs volunteers to help document the need in our communities and serve as the “boots on the ground” to connect individuals with the resources they need. In addition to helping people on the spot, the information gathered during this event is vital to understanding where resources should be focused, and evaluating current and potential future programs. Volunteers will be assigned to a team with an experienced team captain. Each team is responsible for a designated area, and will be given detailed information about specific locations to search.
Fed Ex Scam
Fraudulent Email Alert
Fed Ex has received reports of fraudulent emails with the subject line "FedEx: Delivery Problems Notification." These emails can contain links which,  when clicked , will connect the user to a site which then  infects their computer .

These links can point to any number of infected websites all over the globe. Some of these sites may look like, while others do not.

If you receive a message matching the description below, do not open the email or click on the hyperlink. Delete the email immediately or forward it to .
FedEx does not send  unsolicited  emails to customers requesting information regarding packages, invoices, account numbers, passwords or personal information. More Info
Tree Recycling
Mundelein’s Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program will take place January 3 through January 31, 2018. Groot Disposal will collect Christmas trees for recycling on your normal recycling collection day. Please follow these simple instructions:

You may also recycle your tree at the Forest Preserve. Drop-offs accepted at the marked sites only between December 26 and February 1.
Only undecorated, real Christmas trees can be accepted; no yard waste. Commercial drop-offs are prohibited.
  • Grant Woods in Fox Lake—drop trees off at Monaville Road entrance, second parking lot.
  • Greenbelt in Waukegan—drop trees off next to maintenance facility.
  • Half Day in Vernon Hills—drop trees off next to maintenance facility.
  • Heron Creek in Long Grove—drop trees off at Shelter A.
  • Lakewood in Wauconda—drop trees off along Forest Preserve Drive.
  • Old School in Libertyville—drop trees off near main entrance.
  • Ryerson Woods in Deerfield—drop trees off at the end of main entrance road.
  • Van Patten Woods in Wadsworth—drop trees off just past the Shelter A parking area.
Recycle Christmas Lights In Mundelein
Recycle your holiday lights between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.,through January 31, 2018.  Click here for more info

Holiday Lights Recycling Locations:
Village Hall, 300 Plaza Circle
Public Works Facility #1, 440 E. Crystal Street
Fire Station #1, 1000 N. Midlothian Road
Fire Station #2, 1300 S. Lake Street
Fremont Cert Training
A free training course on emergency preparedness will run on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, February 14 through March 21. Sessions will be held at the Fremont Township Center. To register for this program and learn lifesaving skills, please email team member Judy Hammel at

Are you prepared for the unexpected? Is the safety of your family a priority for you? Do you have a preparedness kit 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 CERT class being offered by Fremont Township. 

Fremont Cert is on the radio on Thursday Nights at 7:00 pm WRLR 98.3fm the Voice of Lake County.
Do You Have Unclaimed Funds Held By The State?
The Illinois State Treasurer is holding $2.5 billion in unclaimed funds for Illinois residents. The State holds these lost funds until they are claimed by either the original owner or their heirs. Property is returned at no cost with the proper identification.   Find out if you have unclaimed funds.
Crisis Care and Mental Health Assistance
December is a busy time of year and can often bring about stress and other challenging emotions or situations, especially for those impacted by addiction and those who have lost someone to a substance-related passing. Be aware of these programs that can help your loved ones in a time of need.
Crisis Call Center
Speak anonymously to a counselor 24 hours a day and get help by contacting the crisis call center at 847-377-8088. Information and referrals to Lake County Health Department programs are available.
Text-A-Tip is a 24/7 anonymous text-communication system for youth needing immediate mental health assistance for themselves or a friend. Download the Lake County Help app, available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Within the app, select the 24-7 Text-A-Tip hotline where you will send a message to a dedicated number and receive an immediate response from a licensed clinician while remaining anonymous.  

“A Way Out”
Individuals who struggle with substance use disorders can get directed quickly to treatment through a pilot program called “A Way Out." The program is offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at participating police departments in Lake County. In the event that an individual seeking help may possess narcotics or paraphernalia when entering a participating police department, they will not be charged and any drugs on their person will be destroyed.
Homeowners Turning 65 Are Eligible for Property Tax Exemption
If you are a homeowner and have turned 65, do you have the senior homestead exemption? We see people who are entitled to this exemption but have not filed. (This is not for Saddlebrook owners)

To apply for the exemption you need to visit the Fremont Township Assessor's office. You will need to bring a copy of the deed to the property and proof of age when you apply. If the property is held in trust, you will also need a copy of the trust agreement indicating the beneficiary and signature page. If you have questions, please call our office at 847 223-2846.

Don't know where your deed is? You can get a copy of your deed, or other recorded paperwork, from Mary Ellen Vanderventer Lake County Recorder of Deeds office for $1 per page, or for no fee if you are a Senior Citizen or US Veteran! Call 847 377-2575.
Property Check
Homeowners in Lake County can use a service to fight against identity theft and mortgage fraud called "Property Check." This 24/7 service is free to use and allows residents to sign up on the Recorder's website to receive an email and/or text message, alerting them whenever a document has been recorded against a specific name or property address.  Click here to sign up.
Free Hearing Screening and Otoscope Exam
Free Hearing Screening and Otoscope Exam
Thursday January 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 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, January 4 from 10:00 am til 2 pm at lower level of the Fremont Township Administrative Building.

To make your reservation, call or email Jeanne Pinkerton at 1-847-362-7500.
As this year comes to a close I want to thank you for allowing me to share news with you every month and for providing me with information and news for our community. I hope you have found the information helpful.

If you know of residents or neighbors who may not receive our e-newsletter, please forward this to them and invite them to sign up. 

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   
Transportation Options in Fremont Township
Access to Transportation
Eligible residents of Fremont Township have access to two Pace Dial a Ride services.

Donate Diapers to 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.
Electronic Recycling Opportunities
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
Also Accepting:
​Clothing & Textiles, Shoes,
​Mixed Paper, Cardboard,
​Plastic Containers, Glass Bottles & Jars,
​Steel Cans, Food Scraps 
Cuba Township: Road District Facility
28070 W. Cuba Road, Barrington, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
​Exclu ding 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
Also Accepting:
​Clothing and Textiles, Shoes,
Polystyrene Foam: Cup, Containers &
​Packaging, Fluorescent Light Bulbs 
Recycle Bedding, Shoes, Eye Glasses, Hearing Aids, Textiles and Yarn at Fremont Township
We accept eyeglasses, hearing aids and yarn
 No Pillows!!!!!!
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, bring them to Fremont Township to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.

Bring your American Flag to Fremont Township to ensure it is disposed of properly.

Did you know 85 percent of clothing ends up in the landfill? Bring your new, gently used, and used clothing to be reused or recycled.

Use our textile bin in our parking lot.  Click here for a list of acceptable items.

 Fremont Township Representatives


Highway Commissioner




Next Board Meeting-January 8, at 7 pm
Offices Closed December 25, 26, 31 and January 1.