News You Can Use

     Diana O'Kelly

August 2, 2015
Hawley Street Road Project
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New State ID Option for Military Veterans

Public Act 97-0739 allows veterans who have received an Honorable or General under Honorable Conditions discharge to pursue the veteran's designation on their driver's license or ID card. The veteran's designation will help ensure military veterans living in Illinois receive the services and benefits for which they are entitled, including healthcare, education and employment assistance.

To obtain a veteran designation on your Driver's License or State ID card you must:

  • Be an honorably discharged U.S. Veteran.
  • Take your DD-214 or Certification of Military Service (NA Form 13038) to your local Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs' Office to have a certification stamp placed on your DD-214 or Form 13038.
  • Bring the certified DD-214 or Form 13038 to any Secretary of State Facility to obtain the "Veteran" designation on your Driver's License or State ID card.

If the veteran designation is added during the renewal of your Driver's License or State ID card, there is no additional cost. If a veteran chooses to add the designation before their scheduled renewal date, they may obtain an updated Driver's License for $5.00 and an updated State ID card for $10.00. Veterans over the age of 65 can obtain an updated State ID card at no cost.


To request a certified copy of your DD214, contact the Lake County Recorder's Office at (847) 377-2575 (if you filed yours with them) or contact the Lake County Veteran's Assistance Commission at (847) 377-3344.



Have you looked at your assessment to see if it is correct?

This is a reminder that if you feel your property is incorrectly assessed, you should contact the assessors office with comparable information. The assessor's office sets the value of your property and the taxing bodies set the tax rates.  


Please note that this is the only time you can appeal your assessment.  Many people call the assessor's office when the tax bill comes.  That is too late.  You must appeal the value of your home by August 17, 2015.


If you are from Fremont Township and need help with the comparable information, the Lake County Assessor's Office is holding an outreach session on Tuesday, August 11th at 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 the College of Lake County Southlake Educational Center, 1120 S. Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills or call the Lake County Assessor Office at 847 377-2050 to meet with them in Waukegan.  


Before filing your appeal, contact the Fremont assessor's office with your evidence. They can be reached at 847 223-2846.  If you are not happy with the outcome of your meeting, the FINAL FILING DATE to appeal for Fremont Township properties will be August 17, 2015.


Click here for outreach session schedule 

Pickleball is coming soon
The fencing is being installed this week and the court will be painted soon.  I will let you know when the court is ready for play.
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Village of Mundelein Board of Trustees to Consider Zoning Annexation of Graham Gas Station Property
Our office received questions regarding the annexation of the Graham property so I called the Village of Mundelein Administrator to see if I could get answers to some of the questions.  He sent this information to me.

Village of Mundelein Board of Trustees to Consider Zoning Annexation of

Graham Gas Station Property


The Mundelein Planning and Zoning Commission recently conducted a public hearing on the proposed zoning annexation of the Graham gas station at the corner of Route 60/83 and Midlothian Rd.    


 Village staff has outlined some basic facts:


Proposed Graham Annexation


  •       The property awaiting proposed annexation is currently located in unincorporated Lake County.  The owner has petitioned Mundelein to annex into the corporate boundary of Mundelein because he wants to have access to/benefit from Village services including: water, Police and Fire.


  •       The Village's portion of West Hawthorne Boulevard right-of-way is planned to be vacated.   This will eliminate the possibility of Hawthorne Blvd. being extended to Midlothian Road.  


  •       The parking lot is not being expanded.  Language has been added to the Annexation Agreement that requires the owner to obtain Village Board approval for any future expansion of the parking lot.   


  •       West Trinity Drive will not close.  Access to Route 83 from West Trinity Dr. will remain open.  


  •       The business owner plans to apply to the State of Illinois for a video gaming license.  Video Gaming is permitted in Mundelein and requires no additional approvals from the Mundelein Village Board.  If the State approves a license, the owner may install up to five (5) video machines.   


  •       Currently, the store sells beer, wine, and hard liquor.  If annexed to Mundelein, the proposed liquor license amendments would limit the sale of alcohol to beer and wine.   


  •       Interior/Exterior building remodeling is being proposed as part of the annexation.   There is no proposal to expand the existing building or add gasoline/diesel pumps as part of the Annexation.        


  •       A truck stop is not being approved as part of the annexation.  


  •       The proposed annexation is tentatively planned to be considered by the Village Board on August 24, 2015. 


If you have any further questions regarding this issue, please send an email to  



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Garage Sales
Ambria Garage Sale
August 6, 7 and 8 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Grand Dominion Garage Sale 

August 28 and 29th

Friday - 9am -4pm

Saturday 8am - noon

Maps provided and signs throughout each neighborhood


Fremont Library Used Book Sale

The Friends of Fremont Public Library, 1170 North Midlothian Road, will host a Used Book Sale on August 8 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on August 9 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Over 7000 items available; all sorted into categories. New items added daily! Also, on Saturday August 8 the North Central O Gaugers Model Railroad Club, Inc. will run their model trains from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The kids (young and old alike) will enjoy watching all the different trains. Join in the fun! Questions? Please call 847-918-3247.
Park on Park
The August 12 Park on Park Cruise Night in Mundelein. The cruise night specializes in pre-1977 vehicles only. By limiting attendants to classic cars, the event draws some of the finest vehicles in the area. They offer an organized event that has something for owners and spectators alike.There is also a food drive and the proceeds will come to the Fremont Township Food Pantry.  We thank you for donating!
Click here for more information
Car Show at Grand Dominion
Don't miss this car show on Sunday, August 16th from 11 am til 3 pm.  We really appreciate that they always collect food for our Fremont Pantry.  

District 75 Pirate 5k Run/Walk and Kids' Scallywag Run
This is an untimed event to benefit  students' education by raising money for the District 75 PTO, which funds such programs as Clubs, athletics, technology in the classroom, and transportation services
Which Medicare Supplement do you choose?
On Friday, August 21 at 10:30am the Mundelein Park District Regent Center is sponsoring a class to help you choose the Medicare supplement best for you.
Free and no obligation seminar. Learn how to  compare Medicare supplements side by side, how to pick the drug plan that is right for you and learn the different options to taking Medicare.
How to save the most money with the best choices
Presented by Allen Cohen, Medicare specialist
You can reach the Regent Center at 847-566-4790
Need a Passport?
Vernon Township has specific hours you can apply for a passport.Passport Applications will be accepted Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Only from 9:00 am to 3 pm. The Passport Office will be closed August 17th to August 21.
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Mundelein Farmers Market

The Mundelein Farmers Market is open through October 9th, Fridays from 3 to 7 pm. It is located on the north half of the Santa Maria Church parking lot on Highway 45, between Crystal and Courtland.  Vendors and residents who frequent the market are very pleased with the quality of the offerings and the participation. This year, the Farmers Market is located in the Santa Maria Del Popolo Parking Lot on Route 45. The new location is giving the market great exposure. In fact, several vendors have sold everything they brought! Each week, more and more people are discovering this community gem! Please make plans to stop by!
School Supply and Diaper Needs
If you would like to donate school supply items, we are especially in need 4x6 index cards, graph paper, flash drives, highlighters, dry erase markers, and journal style composition books. Call Nancy with questions at 847 223-2847. Your donations go directly to Fremont Township residents.

We accept all diaper donations, but are especially in need of size 6 kids and size small/medium Adult pull-ups.

Recycle Sheets, Blankets, Towels, Shoes, Eyeglasses
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.
Interested in Playing Duplicate Bridge?

Play duplicate bridge at Fremont Township, 22385 Route 60 on

Monday mornings, 9:15.


Contact Barb Stone for more information, 847 566-0889


Route 53 Information
I receive many questions about Route 53.  I wanted to let you know about a website that will probably address your questions.
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Diana O'Kelly

Fremont Township Supervisor    


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