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     Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor

April 14, 2016
Cell Tower Public Hearing in Mundelein
There will be a public hearing on Wednesday, April 20 at the Mundelein Village Hall at 7 pm to hear the request for a special use permit and variation of setback for a cell tower at The Chapel, 1966 W Hawley, Mundelein.  
Reminder!! Vernon Hills Recycle-O-Rama on Saturday
There will be a recylcle-o-rama event including electronics and paper shredding on Saturday, April 16 from 9 am til 1 pm at the Vernon Hills Metra Station. As of now, the recycling opportunities for electronics will end on May 1.  This is a great incentive to get rid of the old computers, tv's etc. The metra is located at 75 E Route 45, Vernon Hills. More info
Paper Shredding Events
All events are  between 9 a.m. and noon, to be shredded for free! 3 box limit. More Information

Libertyville Bank & Trust | 201 E. Hurlburt Court

Mundelein Community Bank | 1110 W. Maple Ave.

Independence Grove 2016 Concert Schedule

If you haven't had a chance to see the concerts at Independence Grove, you should try it this year. 

The Events in the Plaza outdoor concerts are held Tuesdays, 7:30 pm, mid-June through early August at  Independence Grove Forest Preserve. There will be no concert the week of July 4. There are no rain dates.
Schedule Tours in Washington DC
If you are planning a visit to Washington, DC, contact the office of Senator Kirk or Senator Durbin for assistance scheduling tours. Please keep in mind that tickets are very limited and are intended for Illinois residents only. Additionally, please note that requests should be submitted at least 3 to 5 months before your visit to D.C. Timely notice will increase your chances of booking advanced tours. .
Medicare and Social Security Work Shops at the Library
Fremont Library is offering workshops on Understanding Medicare, 10 Steps to a Smarter Tax Return, Long Term Care Planning and Strategies to Maximize your Social Security Income.


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Honor our Veterans on Memorial Day
Celebrating more than 60 years, the Wauconda Memorial Day Parade travels along Main Street where families line the street hours before the parade begins. The parade ends at Memorial Park where there is an American Legion ceremony honoring the veterans. Click here for more information.
This is the Daily Herald Readers Choice Best Memorial Day Parade. 

The American Legion Post #867 and the Village of Mundelein cordially invites all men and women who are veterans and reside in the Mundelein area to participate in the 2016 Memorial Day Parade and celebration. The parade will take place on Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m. Parade participants will gather at the Mundelein Metra Station, 205 North Archer Avenue, and will conclude at Memorial Park. Click here for more information.

Reminder!!! Hawley Street Detour on Monday, April 18
On April 18, 2016 at 7 a.m., only westbound traffic will be allowed on Hawley Street between Midlothian and Chicago Avenue.
Food Pantry and Garden
Fremont Township operates a food pantry and we also have the Fremont Township Community Garden that provides fresh produce to our low income seniors and food pantry recipients.  Volunteering has started at the garden.  
If you would like to help, they are there from 9 til noon on Tuesdays and Sundays, but if that time doesn't work for you, there is always a list of things to do.  The garden has a website now. and a facebook page.  Come out and meet new friends.

On Friday April 29, Jays Quick Pick at Midlothian and 176  will be donating a portion of his sales to our pantry.  Please stop by and support our pantry. 
Local Events
Attend  The Fremont Public Library Foundation and the Mundelein-Vernon Hills Rotary Club Foundation Trivia fundraiser on April 16,  to support the library's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives and the Rotary's academic scholarship fund. 
Any additional questions? Please contact Scott Davis at 847-566-8702. 
Mustang Football Fans! The MHS Mustang Football Team  annual Lift-a-Thon Fundraiser is being held on Saturday, April 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm at Mundelein HS . Players will be competing to lift the most weight possible in three different categories, while collecting pledges from family and friends. All funds raised at this event will be used to send our players to a football summer camp at Carthage University.

Sip and Shop at the Doubletree Hotel April 27 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.
Mundelein High School Musical
Senior citizens who reside in the Mundelein High School District are invited to participate in the Super Seniors Activities program. There is no cost to you. On Thursday, April 28, 2016, enjoy dinner at 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria followed by the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. The AP Art Show will also be in the Cafeteria. 
Reservations are made by calling 847-949-2200 ext. 1266 and leaving the name, address and phone number of each senior citizen who is attending.They are currently taking reservations for the event. 
International Migratory Bird Days - Spread Your;for Bird Conservation! 12 - 4 pm each daySaturday, April 30 at McHenry Dam Sunday, May 1 at Volo Bog State Natural Area Featuring Guest Speaker Doug Stotz of The Field Museum!
Get your "Passport Stamped" at our Games & Activities to win prizes!
Drawing each day at 3:30 pm for FREE Binoculars from Eagle Optics - valued at $200.00 each! This year they honor the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty - a landmark agreement between the U.S. and Canada (and later Mexico) that protects our shared migratory birds.  

2016 Rain Barrel, Compost Bins & Native Plant Sale
Annual One-Day-Only Rain Barrels and Compost Bins Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Independence Grove Forest Preserve.  . Lake County Stormwater Management Commission is also hosting their popular Native Plants Sale on Saturday and Sunday, May 7 & 8 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, just in time for Mother's Day!
You can find all the action at the Independence Grove Forest Preserve (North Bay Pavilion) in Libertyville.
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 What is Going on at the Regent Center? 
The Mundelein Park District Regent Center has lots to do!
Click here for the April Calendar.
Events at the Lake County Fairgrounds
What events are scheduled at the Lake County Fairgrounds? Click here 
Affordable Pet Vaccination Clinics Offered in April
From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 23, the program is partnering with the Vernon Hills Police Department for a clinic at the Vernon Hills Public Works Building, 490 Greenleaf Drive, in Vernon Hills. 

For Pets Spayed/Neutered
One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $20.00
One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $25.00
Distemper complex only: $10.00
Microchip: $15.00

For Pets Not Spayed/Neutered
One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $60.00
One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $65.00
Distemper complex only: $10.00
Microchip: $15.00

Pets will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. All animals brought to the clinic must be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers. Only cash will be accepted on site. Proof of spay/neuter may be required.
Pace Dial a Ride Expansion of Service
Watch this video and help us spread the word.

Ride Lake County Central Service is a new curb-to-curb dial-a-ride service, for eligible residents, in the central Lake County Townships of Fremont, Shields, and Libertyville, and the Villages of Mundelein and Libertyville. The Ride Lake County Central is a new program which takes an exciting step toward Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee's (LCCTSC) goal to create a borderless transportation service in the county and builds off of existing township, village, county and Pace partnerships.

Fremont Township residents now have more options offered by Pace Dial a Ride.   Click here for the Ride Lake County Central Brochure. This will take you curb to curb, anywhere in Fremont, Libertyville and Shields Townships.

You still have the opportunity to get to anywhere in Avon, Antioch, Lake Villa, Wauconda, Grant and Fremont Townships on Pace as well.   Click here for the Ride Lake County West Brochure.
These programs are now curb to curb 5 days a week.

The cost is $3.00 each way for trips under 10 miles for disabled and/or senior
and $6.00 each way for trips over 10 miles

To make a reservation and to register, just call 1-800-201-6446 24 hours in advance. 

Passengers may make reservations 7 days in advance for work, medical appointments and College of Lake County trips. If you cancel you must provide at least 2 hours notice.

Community Room Available for Groups
Fremont Township residents looking for a location for their community group to meet should contact our office at 847 223-2847. The room is available Tuesday through Friday during the day. No cost to Fremont Township residents.

Play Duplicate Bridge at Fremont Township on Monday mornings. Contact Barb Stone at 847 566-0889. This is ACBL sanctioned so you can earn points.
Donate to our Diaper Bank
Fremont Township is a member of the Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County.  This service can provide 30 diapers / month (adult and child) to residents in need. If you know of Fremont Township residents in need, please have them call our office at 847 223-2847 for more information.

We also accept diaper donations.  We are in need of  childrens size  6,  Women's XL pullups and Men's L pullups.
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Diana O'Kelly

Fremont Township Supervisor    


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