News You Can Use

     Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor

February 5, 2016
Lake County Board Initiatives
Watch this video to learn more about Route 53, the 911 consolidation efforts and more!


How do I request a ballot by mail or confirm I am registered to vote?
If you would like to request a ballot by mail, find your polling place, confirm that you are registered to vote, print a copy of your Voter's Certificate of Registration Card or see a sample ballot, click LakeVoterPower.info and enter the requested information.  Due to objections filed, the sample ballot may not be available yet.

You can register to vote at our office.
Learn Life Saving Skills
The Fremont Cert Team gets rave reviews on these classes. You don't have to join the team. Cert wants you to be prepared.

A free six-week training course on emergency preparedness will run on Wednesday evenings from 7-10pm, February 17 through March 23.  Sessions will be held at the Fremont Township Center.  Topics include disaster preparedness, fire safety, first aid skills, light search and rescue, disaster psychology and terrorism, and information on our local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). 

To register for this six-week program and learn lifesaving skills, please email team member Judy Hammel at 
 
Tball to 12 year old sign up 
Mundelein Baseball and Softball Association welcomes new players to their baseball and softball teams. Girls and boys ages 5 to 12 are invited to register for the upcoming season now.
Frequently asked questions
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Check your Street Address
Can you see your address from the street?  If you can't, police and fire can't either.  Please check and paint or replace them.  Seconds save lives.
When do I need to take my car for an emission test and when is my vehicle sticker expiring?
The State of Illinois is no longer mailing Vehicle emissions testing reminders.   To find out when you need to have your emissions tested, call 847 758-3400. Press #3 and they will ask you for your license plate number.

You won't be able to get your vehicle sticker if you are not compliant with the emissions test.  For those of you who wait til the last minute to purchase the sticker, I wanted you to know that you could be out of compliance with the emission test and not know it.  No more big yellow mailer to remind you!

Want to be reminded by email that your vehicle sticker is expiring? The state no longer sends notices by mail.
Paperless License Plates Renewal Notices is the convenient and secure way for Illinois motorists to go green and receive their notice by e-mail. To receive your license plates renewal by e-mail, click here and enter your 
Registration ID and PIN located your current registration card. If you do not have a renewal notice or a current registration card, please call the Public Inquiry Division at 800-252-8980 to obtain your Registration ID and PIN number.

By not mailing the plate renewal, the State of Illinois is saving $450,000 a month. The down side is that people are getting tickets because they forget!
AARP SMART DRIVER PROGRAM
The Regent Center at 1200 Regent Drive, Mundelein
Call to register at 847-566-4790
March 15 and 16 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
After finishing the two-day course you'll receive a certificate of completion that can be presented to your insurance agent for a possible reduction in your auto insurance premiums.The course costs only $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Checks payable to AARP.
FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH AARP TAX-AIDE PROGRAM
The AARP Tax-Aide program provides free federal and state income tax preparation to low and moderate income residents across the US. 

 AARP Tax Aide counselors are volunteers who are trained each year on state and federal tax regulations, and are certified by the IRS to provide free tax preparation services.  From Feb 1 through April 18, these volunteers can be found at community centers and libraries which provide space and act as sponsors for the program.  The IRS provides software and E-Filing services.

Although the program is sponsored by AARP and has a particular focus on preparing taxes for those ages 60 and older, you do not have to be an AARP member or any particular age to use the service.  There is no limit on size of income, although there are out of scope limitations on complex return situations for which volunteers have not been trained.

There are two nearby library locations which serve Fremont Township residents with free tax preparation through the program:
                                                                                                     
Both locations take appointments.  You will need to bring your Social Security Card and Photo Identification, a copy of your last year's tax return, all tax-related forms received such as W2's, 1099R's for pensions or annuities, Social Security 1099 and 1099 forms for interest and dividends.  Also, bring any other tax related forms which will help the counselor to accurately prepare your return.  Married couples must both be present when return is prepared unless attending spouse has power of attorney for the other spouse.

Call them to make an appointment!

Fremont Library-Mundelein     Mon, Fri          9:30 am to 1:30 pm
1170 N Midlothian   Tel 847-918-3225            Appointment Only
 
Grayslake Library-Grayslake   Wed                 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
100 Library Lane     Tel 847-223-5313            Appointment Only

Health Department Offers Reduced Water Testing Rates The Lake County 
For those of you on wells, the Health Department/Community Health Center will offer reduced water testing rates in observance of National Ground Water Awareness Week.  Between March 7 and 18, 2016, the Department is offering a reduced rate for well water testing for private well owners.  During this time, the normal $18.00 analysis fee for testing for bacteria and nitrates will be reduced to $12.00.  Sterile test bottles and sampling instructions are available at Fremont Township.  Call 847 223-2847 before you come to make sure we still have them in stock. 
Tax Forms and Tax Scams
The Internal Revenue Service today issued a filing season alert warning taxpayers to watch out for identity theft at tax time and highlighted the crime as the first scam in the agency's "Dirty Dozen" series. Click here for more information. 
Over 50 and looking for things to do?
Mundelein Park District has plenty to do!!!
Click here for the February happenings.
Active Adult 50 + activities
Mundelein Park District Adult Fitness Programs
Other Adult Programs
Thank you for supporting the food pantry
We thank Holcomb Hollow and The General Area Store at 18 E Park, for promoting and supporting the Fremont Township Food Pantry through the sale of the candles and essential oil roll on.  


Receive emergency information
If you live in the Village of Wauconda or the Wauconda Fire District, have you signed up to receive local emergency information? www.WaucondaAlerts.com

Mundelein residents can sign up to receive  emergency information at 
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Things To Do
Thursday, February 25 at 7 pm- Fremont Cert presents Till Help Arrives-at the Grayslake Library
Come find out how individual preparedness, planning, and survival skills during the immediate aftermath of an emergency or disaster are essential measures in coping and make you an important asset to your family, neighbors, and other members of your community.  What you do after calling 911 until the police, ambulance or fire truck arrives will have a critical impact on the quality of your survival and your ability to help others safely and effectively. 

CERT PRESENTS on WRLR (98.3FM) hasexpanded to two nights per month on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 7-8pm.

Lake County's Adult Prom: One Night in Paris, lets you celebrate with a purpose raising funds for Mundelein's first public art honoring the men and women of law enforcement. 
WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 7:00pm to midnight
WHERE: The Loaded Buffalo 2061 West Maple Avenue, Mundelein
For more information checkout our Facebook Event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1628721840722330/ 
 

Duplicate Bridge at Fremont Township
Play duplicate bridge at Fremont Township, 22385 Route 60 on
Monday mornings, 9:15.  Contact Barb Stone for more information, 847 566-0889  st1b@yahoo.comThis is an ACBL sanctioned game, you can earn ACBL points.


 

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Recycle Sheets, Blankets, Towels, for the Dogs
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, please consider bringing them to Fremont Township at 22385 Rt 60, Mundelein to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.  Please drop them in the bin on the 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 year round.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.
Fremont Township Food Pantry
Fremont Township operates a food pantry.  If you are aware of Fremont residents in need, please refer them to our office.  Our pantry accepts monetary, food and non-perishable donations from local residents.  Donations can also be made to the Fremont Township Community Garden. The Garden provides fresh produce to our low income seniors and food pantry clients.  We appreciate the generosity of our community.  

We are currently in need of toiletries and cleaning supplies.
Diaper Bank
Fremont Township is a member of the Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County.  This service can provide 30 diapers / month (adult and child) to residents in need. If you know of Fremont Township residents in need, please have them call our office at 847 223-2847 for more information.
We also accept diaper donations.  
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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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
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Supervisor

Bill Grinnell
Highway Commissioner

 Ed Sullivan Jr.
Assessor

Christina McCann 
Clerk 

Trustees
 Chic Martin
 Connie Shanahan
 Jeri Atleson
Tami Forman

Next Board Meeting- Monday, February 8 at 7:00 pm

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Lost Pets in Lake County 

 

Village of Mundelein 

 

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