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     Diana O'Kelly

  Township Supervisor

June 20, 2016

Get Veteran Designation on Drivers License By Mail

To receive the “VETERAN” designation on your driver’s license/ID card, veterans must obtain official certification from the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. You can do so by one of two means.  Visit one of the IDVA offices throughout the state and provide a copy of your DD-214 or Certification of Military Service (NA Form 13038) or complete the process by mail. 

To obtain the certification by mail, veterans must complete a Consent to Release of Information (Click Here for Document) and send it along with their DD-214/NAF 13038 and a legible copy of their driver’s license/ID card to the local veteran service officer.  Requests may also be Faxed to (217) 782-4161 or mailed to the below address:    

                      Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs

                      PO Box 19432 (Attn: DL Cert) 

                      833 S. Spring St     

                      Springfield, IL 62794-9432

The IDVA will certify the discharge document and mail it back to you.  After the necessary certification is obtained from the IDVA, you may apply for a new, renewal or updated driver’s license or ID card at any Secretary of State Driver Service’s facility.

The designation will be no additional cost for first-time driver’s license applicants and driver’s license renewals. If you choose to add the designation before your renewal date, you may obtain an updated driver’s license for $5 and an updated ID card for $10. Veterans over the age of 65 can obtain an updated state ID card at no cost.

Click here for more information

Job Fairs
Walgreens Job Fair, June 23, 2016 noon til 3:00 pm.
345 N Lake Street, Mundelein

Veterans invited to attend Federal Application Friday
Veterans are invited to attend “Federal Application Friday” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 24 at the Job Center of Lake County, 1 N. Genessee St., Waukegan. This workshop will explain how to obtain federal employment from start to finish including an opportunity to apply for jobs with USA Jobs. Reservations are required.  Learn more  about the workshop.

Job Fair for All
Meet with dozens of employers, get resume help and more at the Round Lake Area Job Fair! The fair will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 29 at Magee Middle School, 500 N. Cedar Lake Road, Round Lake. More info
Signs of Alzheimer's Class
Signs of Alzheimer's Class at Fremont Township 6/21 from 11 am til 1 pm
The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes attend this training to learn the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Please RSVP to 847 933-2413.
Adult and Children Diapers
If you have diapers or depends that you no longer need, Fremont Township does accept them. Call Nancy at 847 223-2847. We are especially in need of size 6.
Hardship Blood Drive
A hardship blood drive is scheduled for Friday July 1st from 1-7pm at Mundelein Fire Station #1.  Give the gift of life before heading over to community days! Donors will receive a limited edition patriotic t-shirt and for each donation a $1 will be donated to Operation Support Our Troops! 
Yoga Chair Yoga For Seniors
Yoga Chair Yoga for Seniors Beginning July 27th.  This one hour class will meet weekly at Fremont Township for 8 weeks.  If you have questions or would like to register, call Kari Pohar at 847 740-6708. 
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Volunteers Welcome in our Garden, Earn Your Service Hours
If you drive by our administrative office, you will see the Volunteer run Fremont Township Community Garden.

Our Garden provides produce to our food pantry clients and low income seniors.  It is a treasured site of community activity where residents are invited to get involved, whether as a garden volunteer, with a community service project, or simply to enjoy and make use of the garden as a get away from the hustle and bustle. 

We welcome new volunteers!  To learn more go to or to their Facebook page at  Fremont Township Community Garden.  

Paper Shredding

The paper shredding event  is scheduled for July 30th from 9 am til 11 am at our Administrative Offices.  

Ivanhoe Estates Special Service Area
Ivanhoe Estates Special Service Area  June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Lake County Board will be holding a public hearing on a special service area for the Ivanhoe Estates subdivision in the lower level of the Fremont Township Administrative Building.
Local Events

Wauconda Fest, June 23 to June 26  More Information

Long Grove Summer Fest, June 24-26 More Information

Mundelein Community Days, July 1 to July 4 More Information

Wauconda Concert Series 

Mundelein Concert Series

Hawthorn Woods Concert Series

Long Grove Concert Series

Independence Grove Concert Series

Boy Scout Rummage Sale
Troop 198 Rummage Sale- Wednesday, June 22 til Saturday June 25, 2016
St Andrews Church, 10 S Lake St., Mundelein, IL

When is the Lake County Fair?

88th Annual Lake County Fair is Wednesday  Jul 27, 2016 10:00 am til Sunday, July 31, 2016  Click here

Garden Walk

A FREE garden walk will be hosted by the Gardeners of Central Lake County on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The self-guided walk will showcase five interesting and varied specialty gardens located in Mundelein. 

Highlights of the gardens include: interesting groupings of native perennials, wide assortment of trees and shrubs including unusual varieties, monarch way station and native rain garden, Japanese inspired gardens, shade gardens, creative spaces highlighting garden art, sunny perennials planted on a steep lake bluff and many more garden gems. Tour the gardens at your own leisure. 

Maps and directions for the walk will be available at Cook Memorial Library at 413 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville; Fremont Library at 1170 N. Midlothian Road in Mundelein, and Aspen Library Vernon Hills, mid-June as well as on the website:

Questions? Please contact Cindy at  [email protected] or 847-772-2186.

Notarize Your Documents at Fremont Township
Need a Notary?  Our office will notarize your documents free of charge.
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Recycle Bedding for Local Animal Shelters
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.  This keeps them out of the landfill and puts them to good use.  

We also accept eye glasses and shoes to be recycled.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.

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Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor 

Contact Your Township Board 
    Fremont Township Representatives

Bill Grinnell
Highway Commissioner

Ed Sullivan Jr.

Christina McCann  

Chic Martin
Connie Shanahan
Jeri Atleson
Tami Forman

Next Board Meeting-July 6 at 7:00 pm
Shredding Event- July 30 from 9 am til 11 am
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