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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
March 9, 2020
The Census Is Coming
Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail or by phone. Most areas of the country are likely to respond online, so most households will receive a letter asking you to go online to complete the census questionnaire.
What the Census Will Send In Mail
You Will Receive
On or Between
March 12-20

March 16-24

March 26- April 3

April 20-27
An invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census (some will receive paper questionnaires)

A reminder letter if you haven't responded

A reminder postcard

A final reminder postcard before they follow up in person
Message from Countryside Fire Department
Bathroom exhaust fan lint is a FIRE HAZARD! Recently a bathroom exhaust fan was involved in a residential structure fire within the Countryside Fire Protection District. However, these exhaust fan fires cause smoke and property damage in the thousands of dollars. In addition, residents could be displaced for months while repairs and restorations are completed.

Exhaust fans are found in most residences and many commercial properties to help prevent steamed up mirrors, damp walls, and fogged windows along with removing odors. However, they can also present a potential fire hazard if not cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. Fans, over time build up lint which can cause the motor to overheat and ignite the lint, plastic fan blades and the nearby combustible wood structure. The speed at which the lint builds up is a function of the amount of use and the amount of particulate in the air in which it operates.

These fans are not designed to last forever and many are original installs. Older exhaust fans are not thermally protected. Thermal protection causes the motor to shut off should they seize and overheat. This safety feature has been available since the late 1970’s, but was not widely used until the early 1990’s. If you have a bathroom exhaust fan in your home, clean it twice a year. If it starts to make noises or smells odd, it’s time to replace it.

The following photos demonstrate exhaust fans that need cleaning to prevent overheating and possible unintentional fire in your home. Practice Fire Safety Every Day!
I attended the Coronavirus update the Lake County Health Department hosted. They are reminding us all to clean, cover and contain. There is a hotline number for you listed below incase you have any questions.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Cover cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a COVID-19 hotline and email address to answer questions from the public:

For information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, click here
For additional information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, click here

Symptoms of COVID-19
Patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. 

If you have traveled to affected geographic areas in the past two weeks or have been exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 AND you have symptoms, please call your health care provider so they can make arrangements for you to be assessed.

Travel Information
The best way to prevent COVID-19 is to avoid exposure to the virus. Current  CDC travel recommendations  include avoiding all nonessential travel to China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea, practicing enhanced precautions when traveling to Japan, and practicing usual precautions when traveling to Hong Kong. 

Message from Assessor Joe Herchenbach
Senior Freeze 2020 Outreach Program
Property owners age 65 and older who have total household incomes of $65,000 or less are encouraged to apply for the Senior Citizen’s Assessment Freeze. This program may reduce your property tax bill by freezing the equalized assessed value of your property, which impacts the total tax you pay. It does NOT freeze your taxes, but it protects you from tax increases due to rising property values. Even if you have applied for and been granted the freeze exemption in prior years, you must renew your application annually.

All Lake County residents who have a Senior Homestead Exemption will receive a letter in the mail in mid-March with information about the program.

Who Should Apply
To apply for the senior freeze exemption, the applicant must:
Be 65 years or older
Have a total household income of $65,000 or less for 2019
Have owned and occupied the home on Jan. 1, 2019 and Jan. 1, 2020

You need to bring in a copy of your 2019 tax return handy, as well as your property PIN number. For your convenience you can file this at the Fremont Township Assessor's Office. Questions? 847 223-2846. Saddlebrook residents are not eligible for this.
Early Voting at Fremont Township Until March 14
Early Voting at Fremont Township will run from March 2 - March 14, Monday -Friday from 9:00 am -5:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am -2:00 pm. We are located at 22385 Route 60, Mundelein and early voting is around the back of our building in the lower level.

If you would like to order a ballot by mail or view your ballot, click here
Donate Your Monopoly Winner to Fremont Food Pantry
If you are playing Monopoly at Jewel and win items you won't use, the Fremont Township Food Pantry is happy to accept those items. Store Manager Bill Reckert at the Midlothian and 176 Jewel will have a box at the front of the store for your convenience starting Saturday. Thanks for thinking of us!!!!
Expungement Summit
The Coalition to Reduce Recidivism invites those who would like assistance in dealing with their legal history to attend this free event. Volunteer attorneys will be available for consultation as well as an employment assistance desk. Please call (847) 244-4900 or email for more information. Visit for more information about The Coalition to Reduce Recidivism.
Kirk Players Present The Jungle Book
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE! photo by Joe Shuman Photography

Join the adventure as The Kirk Players proudly present “The Jungle Book” by Joseph Robinette based on “The Mowgli Stories” by Rudyard Kipling.

All the wonderful animals of the magnificent jungle will keep you mesmerized Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29 at 2:00 p.m. Playing for one weekend only, this show is perfect for families of all ages! All performances are located at Mundelein High School auditorium. Tickets are available online at and at the door before performances.
Balance Class at Fremont Township Starting April 8
8 Week Fall Prevention Program- A Matter of Balance on Wednesdays from 10 am til noon, beginning April 8. Call Kari Pohar at 847 740-6708 to register.
You are eligible if you are 60 or older, ambulatory and concerned about falling.
Free Hearing and Otoscope Exam at Fremont Township
There are 4 spots left!!!

April 14 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Audibel Hearing Aid Center is offering a Free Hearing Screening and Otoscope Exam Event on Tuesday, April 14 from 10:00 am til 2 pm at lower level of the Fremont Township Administrative Building.
To make your reservation, call Angie at 1-847-362-7500.
Rules of the Road Review Class at Fremont Township
APRIL 16 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The State of Illinois will again be holding a Rules of the Road Class at Fremont Township. 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 Scheduled
Our Shredding Event is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 from 9:00 am til noon at the Fremont Township Administrative Office at 22385 Route 60, Mundelein.
AARP Rules of the Road
MAY 14 and May 15 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The AARP Defensive Driving Course will be held on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15 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.

The AARP Smart Driver Program has given drivers age 50 and over the skills and tools they need to drive today’s roads safely, so they can stay independent for many years to come. In fact 97% of those who take it change at least one driving behavior. You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course. Consult your insurance agent for details.
What Identification Do I Need For Real ID?
REAL ID goes into effect on October 1, 2020.
For Illinois residents who fly domestically, effective Oct. 1 2020 the federal government will require you to use a valid U.S. passport or obtain a REAL ID from the Illinois Secretary of State’s office.

To see what documents you need to apply for a REAL ID, visit the  REAL ID Interactive Checklist. Make sure you are prepared and be patient when visiting a Driver Services Facility.
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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 
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, March 9, at 6:30 pm