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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
January 16, 2018
DMV Coming to Fremont Township April 13, 2018
The Mobile DMV will be at Fremont Township on April 13, 2018.
Services provided at the mobile event include:
Renewal/Correction of Drivers License
New/Renewal/Correction of State ID
License Plate stickers
Motor Voter Registration with Renewal of DL/ID
Organ Donor Registration with Renewal DL/ID
Seniors over 65 can get a free lifetime State ID. If you have moved and your address has changed you can get that changed here. You will need proof of your address.

Seniors 75 and over must go to the DMV to renew because they need a road test

Questions? Call 312 814-3676
Apply for Township Of Illinois Scholarship
There are seven $1500.00 scholarships available. Illinois high school seniors who will continue their education in-state may apply for Township of Illinois scholarships. Please mail your completed application, postmarked no later than March 1, 2018 to: Township Officials of Illinois Attn.: Scholarship Committee 3217 Northfield Drive Springfield, Illinois 62702

Seed Swap at Fremont Library
Attention all gardeners!
Do you save seed from your vegetable, herb, and flower garden every year? Want to share the bounty with your neighbors, and try out some of their favorites? Come to the first annual seed swap at the Fremont Library. Bring your open-pollinated or heirloom seeds (no hybrids, since they don't breed true!) to trade. 

Make sure each one is labeled with who collected it, the year it was collected, and the genus and species or common name, and the variety (if known). 

They will collect donations for the second season of the Fremont Public Library Seed Library at the end of the event, if you care to donate some of what remains.
Small envelopes will be available for sharers, if you bring your seeds in bulk packages.
Blood Drive
The next Mundelein Blood Committee drive will be held on Saturday January 27 from 9 to 3pm at Mundelein Fire Station #1 (1000 N. Midlothian). To schedule an appointment contact Lifesource at   or 877-543-3768 and use code MN10.
WALK INS ALSO WELCOME! Your gift can help save a life!
Help With Tax Return at Fremont Library
Volunteer tax preparers from AARP will be available by appointment at the Fremont Library to assist community members with their tax return.

This service is free and available to anyone, and is specifically designed for people over 50. AARP will prepare and file the return with the IRS and the state of Illinois.

Appointments required; book in person at the Reference or Readers Services desk or over the phone by calling 847-918-3206.Appointments are available on Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings from February 1 - April 13. For other AARP Tax Aide locations,   visit the AARP website

Kirk Players Present Orwell's 1984
FREE dramatic staged reading of George Orwell's 1984 !

Kirk Players is partnering with the New Lakeside Recreation Center at 900 S Lake Street
in Mundelein on February 1 and 2 at 7:30 pm. This is free and open to the community!
To get tickets email or call 847 521-6192.
AARP Defensive Driving Class at Fremont Township
The AARP Defensive Driving Course will be held on Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday May 9 from 9:00 am til 1:00 pm. Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 to register.
$15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non AARP members.
You must attend both classes.
Radon Gas Testing Kits Available Through the
Lake County Health Department
January is National Radon Action Month. The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is urging residents to test the radon levels in their homes and apartments during the winter months, when indoor radon levels are at their highest.

“Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, claiming the lives of an estimated 21,000 Americans each year,” said Mark Pfister, the Health Department’s Executive Director. “Testing for radon is easy, inexpensive, and the only way to know if your family is at risk of radon exposure.”

The Health Department offers short-term testing kits for $10.00. The cost includes return postage, laboratory analysis and interpretation by Health Department staff. Test kits are also available from area hardware and building supply stores.

If test results reveal elevated levels of radon in your home, contact a radon professional to evaluate and fix the problem.

For more information and to request a short-term testing kit, contact the Health Department at: (847) 377-8020 or visit
Adopt a Fire Hydrant
Countryside Fire District is looking for families to adopt a fire hydrant in their district. Just select the closest fire hydrant near your home and keep all snow and debris clear in case they need it in an emergency. Give them a call and they will issue the official "Adopt a Fire Hydrant" Certificate for your family. 847 367-5511.
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Heads Up! Early Voting Location Change
County Clerk Carla Wyckoff called to see if Fremont Township could accommodate early voting. The only place we have available is Highway Commissioner Bill Grinnell's office. Bill agreed to move everything out of his office to provide a place for early voters. The Highway Department is located at 22376 Erhart Road, across from St. Mary's Church. (through our driveway in the back)

Early Voting at Fremont Township is from March 5 until March 17
Monday – Friday open from 9:00 am til 5:00 pm
Saturday open from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed on Sunday

To see all early voting locations, dates and hours click here.

To Vote By Mail
Clerk's office must receive your completed application by noon on Thursday, Mar. 15. First day to mail a ballot is Feb. 8.

Questions? Call 847 377-2406.
Lake County To Host Public Transportation Meeting
This is your chance to give input on public transportation in Lake County.

Lake County will provide an overview of the existing conditions and recommendations for service implementation. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback and comments to help shape public transportation in Lake County. Questions? Call Ashley Lucas at 847 377-7538 or email her at .
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Barrington Park District
235 Lions Drive
Barrington, Illinois 60010
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Warren Township Senior Center
17801 West Washington Street
Gurnee, Illinois 60031
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center
2007 North Civic Center Way
Round Lake Beach, Illinois 60073
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Highland Park Police Department
1677 Old Deerfield Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Fremont Cert Training
All are welcome to attend this 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.
Free Hearing Screening at Fremont Township
Free Hearing Screening and Otoscope Exam
Thursday March 1 @ 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, March 1 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.
Passport Event at Fremont Township Saturday, March 10
9:00 am til 2:00 pm
This was so popular last year we are doing it again.You will need a Check or Money Order for the State and cash or credit card for the county processing fee and photos!

The Lake County Circuit Clerk’s Office Mobile Passport Team will be at Fremont Township for your convenience.

Apply for a passport or renew your passport, they can even take your picture!
What do you need to bring? Documents must be signed at the event.

Upcoming Class for Seniors 60 and Over at Fremont Township
Diabetes 101 - Lunch and learn about diabetes basics, presented by Advocate Condell.
Wednesday, April 25th at noon. 22385 Route 60 around back in the lower level.
$6 donation Call Kari Pohar to register at 847 740-6708.

Yoga Chair Yoga- Benefits of yoga include balance, strength, flexibility and protection from injury. This one hour class will meet for eight weeks beginning Wednesday, May 3 at 1 pm. Click here for more information. Call Kari Pohar to register at 847 740-6708.

A Matter of Balance - Do you have concerns about falling? Would you like to learn more about how to reduce the fear of falling? You are eligible if you are 60 or older, ambulatory, or concerned about falling. This eight week workshop begins Thursday July 12 from 10 am til noon at Fremont Township. Call Kari Pohar to register at 847 740-6708.

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-February 12, at 7 pm
Offices Closed