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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
June 8 ,2018
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Lock Your Cars When Visiting the Forest Preserves
The Forest Preserve is warning residents! 
Place valuables in the trunk of your car and out of plain view. A laptop, cell phone, GPS, wallet, purse, or even a cup holder full of change can tempt a would-be thief. You may believe that leaving these items on the floorboard or seat and covering over them will keep them safe, but instead it just broadcasts that you may be concealing something of value in your car.
When property is left unlocked or in plain view, it invites trouble. Report suspicious persons, vehicles, or activities immediately at 847-549-5200. More Information
50 and Over Looking For Things To Do?
Have you checked out the schedule at the Regent Center? Click here to see what they have to offer. You don't have to be in the Mundelein Park District to enjoy their programs.
Is The State Holding Your Money?
Last month I reminded you about the State of Illinois Unclaimed Money. I had a claim and received it in a week. Click here to see if they have your money. They have made the process so much easier now!!!!!! I didn't have to send in any paperwork. Let me know if you receive yours!!!!
Facts on the Opioid Crisis
We promote the proper disposal of prescription drugs and thought you might find these statistics of interest.

  • 154 people a day die from abusing opioids and or Heroin.
  • Last Year 62 people died that way in Lake County.
  • 1 in 20 people who abuse opioids end up as a Heroin addict.
  • Roughly 25% of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.
  • Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder.
  • An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to Heroin.
  • About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.
  • Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.
  • The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017. 
Through the efforts of the Lake County Health Department, the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force, the Lake County Opioid Initiative as well as 33 municipalities and the Lake County Sheriff , roughly 39,000 individual doses of scheduled drugs out of Lake County medicine cabinets in 2017.

  • In 2017, 13,068 total pounds were collected and disposed of by SWALCO.
  • In 2016, 10,928 total pounds.
  • That’s a 19% increase in collections.
Contact the Fremont Township Highway Department
If Fremont Township owns your roads and you are planning on putting in a new driveway, you must contact the Fremont Township Highway Department at 847 223-2848 so they can inspect the culvert.

You can not burn leaves or yard debris on Fremont Township roads or in the Fremont Township right of way.
Lake County Sheriff Are You Okay Program
Are You Okay?” is a personal wellness check they make by telephone to the homebound - living alone residents, at a pre-determined time each day. You may contact the   Community Services Team via email   or at 847-377-4211 and register by completing the packet:
Hawthorn Woods Summer in the Parks
Summer in the Parks Events Kick-Off on June 8th!
Enjoy sweet summer nights with good friends, great music, and more! The 2018 series of concerts, car shows, and movies begins n Friday, June 8th. These events are FREE to attend! More Information
Mundelein's 7th Annual Craft Beer festival Kicks Off Saturday
Mundelein Community Connection and Tighthead Brewing Company are proud to host the 7th Annual Mundelein Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event features some of the best craft breweries in the area and great, crowd pleasing entertainment. Advance tickets are $40 and day of the event tickets are $45. This popular festival will be held in the green space in front of the Mundelein Village Hall, 300 Plaza Circle, across from the Metra parking lot and Tighthead Brewing Company in Downtown Mundelein. More Information
Bike Rodeo
Ray’s Bike and Mower and Mundelein Community Connection are proud to once again host the FREE, 2018 Annual Bike Rodeo on June 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Ray’s Bike and Mower, located at 612 E. Hawley Street.

Mundelein families with young children are invited to participate in this fun and educational event, focusing on bicycle safety, bike-related activities, safe bike riding, biking in our great park system and throughout the beautiful Lake County trail system. Participants will learn how to properly fit a helmet, receive basic bike inspections, take a fire truck ride, get tips on family-safe bike rides, ride along a bicycle obstacle course, obtain copies of the Lake County trail system map, and talk with knowledgeable riders about biking in our community. More Information.
Mundelein Community Invited to Future Plans Presentation for Townline Road/Route 60 Corridor
The public is cordially invited to a Committee of the Whole meeting to hear the Urban Land Institute present the findings and recommendations from the Townline Road Technical Assistance Panel assessment of the Townline Road/Route 60 corridor that took place in April, 2018. The public presentation will take place on June 11, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mundelein Village Hall. More information
Farmers Market
The Mundelein Farmers Market will be held on Tuesdays, June 12 through October 16, in the Santa Maria del Popolo Church parking lot on Highway Route 45. From June 12th - September 18th the market will be open from 3:00PM - 7:00PM and from September 25th - October 16th it will be open from 3:00PM - 6:00PM.

Chamber Mixer at Double
Affordable Pet Vaccination Clinic
Grant Township Vaccination Clinic 
26725 West Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL 
(847) 740-2255
June 16
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Pets are taken on a first come first served basis. All animals brought to a clinic must be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers. Only cash will be accepted on site. For more information, call 847-377-4700.
Mundelein Community Days

The 2018 Mundelein Community Days celebration begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 and ends after the fireworks on Sunday, July 1.  Click here for the calendar of events.
Civil War Days at Lakewood Forest Preserve June 30 and July 1
The boom of cannons, the crack of rifles, the galloping of horse hooves welcomes you at the annual Civil War Days encampment. Wander the camps to see soldiers, civilians and tradesmen at work. Watch as union and confederate forces collide in battle. A large-scale battle can be viewed on both Saturday and Sunday. Visit the 1863 Summer Fair, meet President Lincoln and shop Civil War–era vendors. Kids enjoy period crafts, games and a scavenger hunt. More Information
Blood Drive -Tuesday July 3 from 1pm to 7 pm
To schedule an appointment contact Lifesource at   or 877-543-3768 and use code MN10. Walk-in's welcome
Cruisin with the Classics Car Show August 19
Mark Your Calendars
The largest annual fundraiser that supports our Fremont Township Food Pantry is the car show at Grand Dominion. Over 90 volunteers work each year on this event and the proceeds go to our food pantry and local neighbors in need. Don't miss this event-it is terrific.  For each non-perishable food item, school supply, or dollar (check or cash) you donate you will receive one ticket for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE...A $300 Visa Gift Card! The more you donate - the more chances you have to WIN!

This event is FREE of charge and fun for the whole family including: 
• Contests 
• Raffle Prizes
• DJ
• Children's Activities
• Food & Drink from Local Restaurants 
What Does The Food Pantry Need?
Many of you ask how you can help? We are in need of size 4T and 5T pullups for both girls and boys. We also need cleaning supplies and personal care items.
Still Spots Open for Rules of the Road Review Class
Rules of the Road Review Course Friday, July 13 from 10 am til noon
The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers – especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver's license. The review course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam.  Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 to register. It is free.
Upcoming Events at Fremont Township
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.

Rules of the Road Review Course Friday, July 13 from 10 am til noon
The Rules of the Road Review Course is designed to give drivers – especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver's license. The review course combines an explanation of the driving exam with a practice written exam.   Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 to register. It is free.

Shredding Event, Saturday, July 21
9-11am or until the truck is full.
This is a free event sponsored by State Representative Nick Sauer and State Senator Dan McConchie.Remove all binder clips, booklet binders, or paper clips. Staples are acceptable. Up to 2 large banker box size worth of shredding per vehicle (not individual in vehicle). All those participating in the event are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item to the Fremont Township Food Pantry.

Free Hearing Screening and Otoscope Exam
Tuesday July 24 @ 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 Tuesday, July 24 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 847-362-7500.

Electronic Recycling and Shredding - September 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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
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
​(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
​​(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, Flags 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-
Monday, June 11 at 7:00 pm