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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
February 21, 2018
Now You Can See What Your Ballot Will Look Like

Early Voting at Fremont Township Highway Department is from March 5 until March 17. They are located at 22376 Erhart Road, Mundelein.
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 Vote By Mail
The Clerk's office must receive your completed application by noon on Thursday, Mar. 15.


Questions? Call 847 377-2406.
Kicking Yourself Because You Didn't Register To Vote?
Voter registration closed on February 20th, but grace period registration is available now at the Lake County Clerk's office, 18 N County St. Waukegan. In-person early voting at the Clerk’s office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday, March 2nd at the Lake County Clerk’s Office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan.
A voter who registers or changes address during this grace period must vote at the time of registration. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Beginning 15 days before Election Day, grace registration is available at any Early Voting Site. Grace registration is also available at your assigned Election Day voting site serving your current address. You can register and vote on election day.
Message From The Sheriff Regarding Ruse Burglaries
The weather is warming up, increasing the opportunity for ruse burglaries. Ruse burglaries are committed by offenders generally travelling in pairs. One offender uses a ‘ruse’ to distract the victim, while the other offender enters the home to search for and steal cash, jewelry and other items.
Offenders use many storylines including:
• Offering to repair gutters, fences or tree trimming and landscaping 
• Blacktop, seal-coating, or driveway repair 
• Inquiries about the homeowner’s water supply or water pressure
• Informing the homeowner there is an electrical problem outside of the home
• Repairing unilock pavers
• False statements about problems with the neighbor’s house
• Questions about homeowner’s property lines
• Inquiries about homes for sale in the neighborhood
Safety tips:
• Do not allow anyone in your home unless you know them personally or it is a scheduled appointment. 
• If a solicitor comes to your residence, take notice of the vehicle they are driving (make, model, color, type) and their attire and physical characteristics.
• If you choose to speak with a solicitor or utility worker, never leave your front door unlocked or unattended. 
• A legitimate utility or government worker will never object if you ask for ID.
• You may verify with the utility company or local government agency if the individual was sent to your residence.
• Share these tips with family, friends, neighbors and colleagues.
If you feel you were the victim of a ruse burglary or if you witnessed suspicious vehicles and/or subjects approaching elderly neighbors, please call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200 to report these incidents.
Call 911 if the incident is in progress. Please be ready to provide the offender’s vehicle description and a license plate number.
Mundelein Senior Water Rates
Mundelein residents 65 and older who live within the Village of Mundelein may qualify for a discounted water rate. Questions? Call 847 949-3245. Click here for the application.
Senior Citizen Tax Deferal Program
Senior citizens may defer part or all of their property taxes on their personal residence if they qualify for the Senior Citizen Tax Deferral program. Your application will be filled out by the Lake County Treasurer's Office using the information you provide. All applications must be submitted by March 1.
·      Applicants must be 65 years old or older as of June 1 of the tax year claimed.
·      Total household income must be $55,000 or less.
·      This is a State loan with a 6% simple interest rate per year.
Low Income Energy Heating Assistance
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  with questions or to set up an appointment.
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Maximum Gross Monthly Income

$1508.00
$2030.00
$2553.00
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$4643.00
Tax Help and Forms
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 are required . Please 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

If you feel you need to report a tax scam click here.

Looking for tax forms- click here.

How much was your property tax bill? click here
Upcoming Events at Fremont Township
Duplicate Bridge at Fremont Township on Monday mornings. Contact Joe Connelly at 847 271-1666. This is ACBL sanctioned so you can earn points.

Cert Training - 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.  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. Application

Free Hearing and Otoscope Exam- Thursday, March 1 from 10:00 am til 2:00 pm
More Information Call Jeanne Pinkerton at 847-362-7500 for an appointment.

Early Voting - March 5 until March 17 at the Fremont Highway Department. 22376 Erhart Road, Mundelein.
Monday – Friday open from 9:00 am til 5:00 pm
Saturday open from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
To see all early voting locations, dates and hours click here

Passport Event- Apply for or renew your passport at Fremont Township Saturday, March 10 from 9:00 am til 2:00 pm. More information.

Secretary of State Mobile DMV Event - The Mobile DMV will be at Fremont Township on April 13, 2018 from 10:00 am til 2:00 pm. More information.

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 Thursday May 3 at 10 am. Click here for more information. Call Kari Pohar to register at 847 740-6708.

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.

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.

Electronic Recycling and Shredding - September 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
What Is Going On At The Lake County Fairgrounds?
Lake County Beer Festival, Boat Show, Antique Flea Market and More. Click here for their schedule.


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
Prairieland Disposal and Recycling
21N988 Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, IL 
Monday - Friday ​8:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Saturday ​8:00 am to NOON​
​Closed on Legal Holidays
No cost for Lake County residents
​Businesses are prohibited
​LIMIT OF TEN ITEMS PER VISIT INCLUDING ONE TV
​(excluding misc. cords and cables)

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 
Grant Township: Road District Facility
26535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Excluding Holidays
No cost to Lake County residents
​Business are prohibited
​LIMIT OF TEN ITEMS PER VISIT
​​(excluding misc. cords and cables)


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 
Click here for directions to any of these locations.
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.
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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

    
Supervisor

Highway Commissioner

Assessor

Clerk 

Trustees

Next Board Meeting-March 5, at 7 pm