News You Can Use
Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
December 13, 2017
Sledding in Lake County
Check out this extensive list the kids at heart at Little Lake County have compiled over the years of where to go sledding in Lake County. Click here
View Camera Images From Major Intersections
Did you know that you can look in on the road conditions from your computer or mobile device before you hit the roads? You have access to the Lake County PASSAGE cameras which means you can look at real-time snapshots from major intersections. Go to , turn on camera images in “Layer Options” at the top right, find intersections along your route, and check road conditions in each direction.

If you are a Facebook user, have you liked the Lake County Division of Transportation Facebook page? I find it helpful! Click here
Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program
Did you know one of the duties of our office is to help our low income residents obtain heating assistance. Last year our office processed 120 Liheap applications. If you are aware of Fremont residents who meet the income guidelines, please have them contact our office. Call Nancy at 847 223-2847
Household Size

Maximum Gross Monthly Income

Lock Your Car
Local police departments are reminding residents when parking outside to remove the valuables in your car, lock your vehicle and don't leave the keys/fob inside. By leaving your car unlocked you may be giving access to your home with your garage door opener.
Salvation Army Kettle
Fremont Township partners with Salvation Army to help residents in need. 

If Salvation Army is one of your charities, if you donate online to this kettle fund,  100% of funds go to Mundelein area residents who come in to Fremont Township for help.These funds assist in times of crisis with rent, utilities, prescriptions, and work related expenses.

Forest Preserve Safety Alerts and Tips
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 are crimes of opportunity and can be prevented with a little foresight and planning. 

  • Keep vehicle windows closed and doors locked at all times.
  • Activate your car alarm.
  • Always remove your ignition keys.
  • Never leave your vehicle running.
  • Before entering your vehicle, scan the surrounding area, and always check the interior and the floor and rear seat areas.
  • Prior to arriving at your destination, lock valuables in the trunk or glove box, hide them completely out of sight, or take them with you. A wallet or purse hidden under a newspaper or floor mat does not fool a criminal.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t broadcast your movements when hiding valuables.
  • Larcenies are crimes of opportunity. When property is left unlocked or in plain view, it invites trouble.

You can assist our Lake County Forest Preserves Police Department by reporting suspicious persons, vehicles, or activities immediately at 847-549-5200. 
Lake County Sheriff's Vacation House Watch
The Lake County Sheriff's Office offers a "Vacation House Watch" for residents of their patrol areas. In Fremont Township, that would be the unincorporated areas. If you are planning to go out of town and would like to take advantage of this program, please call their Dispatch Center a few hours prior to leaving. The calltaker will ask you a series of questions, including emergency contact information. 847-549-5200.

If you live within village limits, please call your local police department.
Com Ed Scam
ComEd has seen an increase in reports of individuals calling ComEd customers and falsely claiming their electric service will be disconnected unless payment is made. These impersonators instruct customers to buy a prepaid credit card and call back to a different phone number with the personal identification number (PIN) or other personal information. They also use a tactic called “spoofing” to manipulate the Caller ID displayed phone number so that it appears as a ComEd number.

ComEd representatives will never call you to ask you for cash or request that you purchase a prepaid credit card to make a payment on your bill.

In the past some ComEd scammers have asked for immediate payment with a charge card. Whichever tactic is used, DON'T FALL FOR IT! 

Don't let the threat of a power interruption in cold weather make you vulnerable. If you have concerns about the status of your account, call ComEd’s Customer Service line at 1-800-334-7661(1-800-EDISON1).
Pre-Payments for the 2017 Tax Year
Did you know that 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.
Questions? Call 847 377-2323
Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Nearly 38 million fire extinguishers manufactured by Kidde and sold between 1973 and 2017 are part of a nationwide recall. You should check your home, vehicles and water craft today to see whether your fire extinguishers are included. There have been nearly 400 reports of affected models failing to activate in a fire emergency, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. More information.
Where Do I Recycle Plastic Bags?
Blood Drive
Saturday December 16, 2017 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mundelein Fire Department #1
1000 N.Midlothian Road, Mundelein
To schedule an appointment contact Lifesource at or
877-543-3768 and use code MN10. Walkins welcome.
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.
Enjoy the Forest Preserve Trails in the Evening
With small solar lights to guide the way, hikers, skiers and snowshoers can get some evening exercise along the 1.3-mile fitness trail at   Old School Forest Preserve   in Libertyville, and along a 1.65-mile hilly section of the Millennium Trail adjacent to the  Winter Sports Area at Lakewood Forest Preserve  i n Wauconda.

View Maps of Solar Lit Trails
Though regular preserve hours are 6:30 am to sunset, the illuminated trails and adjacent parking lots will remain open after sunset until 9 pm, daily, from Sunday, November 5, 2017 through Sunday, March 11, 2018. Bicycle and equestrian traffic is not permitted on the lighted trails after sunset. Dogs are allowed but must be leashed. 
To access the lighted trails, park at   Lakewood's Winter Sports Area   located on the east side of Fairfield Road just south of Route 176, or at  Old School's main entrance lot   located on the east side of St. Mary's Road just south of Route 176.  Lake County Forest Preserve Rangers   regularly patrol the areas.
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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   
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 
We Accept Your American Flags
To ensure your American Flag is disposed of properly, bring it to Fremont Township.
Recycle Bedding- But No Pillows
Recycle Bedding for the Dogs

No Pillows!!!!!!
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. 
Recycle Shoes, Eye Glasses, and Textiles and Yarn at Fremont Township

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.


We also accept eyeglasses, hearing aids, eclipse glasses and yarn. 
 Fremont Township Representatives


Highway Commissioner




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