News You Can Use
Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
June 23, 2017
Police Warn of Home Inspection Scam

The Hawthorn Woods Police Department has recently received multiple reports from residents regarding a new scam taking place in the area. In this scam, someone calls claiming to be a village employee from the Building Department. The scammer then offers to inspect the resident’s home post-storm for damage as a courtesy to them. The Hawthorn Woods Police Department warns residents not to make any appointments, and never let an unidentified person into your home. Your best defense is to hang up the phone.  All Hawthorn Woods village employees requesting to enter your property for inspection will have proper village issued identification and will be in a municipal vehicle.

If someone appears at your door claiming to be a Village employee, you can verify their credentials by calling Village Hall at (847) 438-5500. Always dial 911 in the event of an emergency.

Amnesty Week for Outstanding Fines and Costs for Traffic Violations

Drivers with outstanding fines and costs for traffic violations in Lake County, IL could be experiencing Christmas in July this summer. Lake County Officials announced that the Circuit Clerk’s Office and State Attorney’s Office will be joining together to have an amnesty week and they are calling it Operation Green Light. The initiative offers participants the opportunity to pay off any outstanding traffic tickets at their original cost.

Operation Green Light will be offered from from 8:30am to 5:00pm July 17 – 21, 2017. 


New Parade Route For Mundelein

Mundelein Parade organizers are still welcoming additional entries.  Contact Tami at 847-949-3200. Click here for the Mundelein Community Days Calendar.

The 2017 Mundelein Community Days Parade will take place on Sunday, July 2 at 2 p.m. on Division Street. This year, the parade route has been modified. The parade will form in the Metra parking lot, take Division Street west to California Avenue, turn north on California to Hawley Street, west on Hawley Street and end at Mundelein High School. More

Hawthorn Woods July 4 Parade

Tuesday, July 4 Celebrate America and our freedom with a march through town ending with a flag raising ceremony! The Fourth of July Parade kicks off on July 4th at 10 a.m.

Click here for details.

Farmers Market
The Mundelein Farmers Market will be held on Fridays from 3-7 p.m., June 16 through October 6, in the Santa Maria del Popolo Church parking lot on Highway Route 45. The MCC expects to have about 30-35 vendors each week, there will be a featured local business and non-profit group each week. Click here to see the vendors.

General Assistance For People in Crisis
Administering General Assistance is a key part of the Township’s duties mandated by law. Beyond that, there are other programs and organizations that we partner with to help our residents in crisis.  Our assistance is meant to provide temporary relief and helps until residents can become self-supporting or qualify for other forms of relief. When there is a need, perhaps because of a recent crisis or job loss, we urge residents to reach out to us. We want everyone to know we have a food pantry.
Call (847) 223-2847 and ask for Nancy.
Prescription Drug Card

Try this free prescription drug card to see if it saves you money. 

Click here to download your free prescription drug card.

Coast2CoastRx cardholders and their entire families can also benefit from the savings provided through our other discount programs:

  • Save up to 60% on dental care. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 50% on vision care. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 15% on hearing care. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 25% on veterinary services. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 70% on diabetic supplies. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save 50% to 80% on lab work. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save 50% to 80% on imaging. CLICK HERE for more information.

Transportation Options in Fremont Township
Access to Transportation
Eligible residents of Fremont Township have access to two Pace Dial a Ride services.

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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   
Free Hearing Screening
These events fill up quickly! 6 spots left!!!
June 29 Thursday from 10:00 am  – 3 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 Thursday, June 29 from 10:00 am til 3 pm at lower level of the Fremont Township Administrative Building.

Click here for the brochureTo make your reservation, call or email  Jeanne Pinkerton at  1-847-362-7500.

••FREE Hearing Screening!

••FREE Ear Canal Examination!

Blood Drive
The next Mundelein blood drive will be Saturday, July 1 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Mundelein Fire Station #1 on Midlothian.
Saddlebrook Craft Show

There is a craft show in Saddlebrook at the Lake Lodge from 9:00 am til 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 15.
Grand Dominion Singers Present Summer Concert

The Grand Dominion Singers invite everyone from the area to attend their Summer Concert at the Lakeside Lodge in Grand Dominion.  “Accentuate the Positive” will be presented on Friday, July 14 at 7:00 pm and again on Sunday, July 16 at 2:30 pm.  This year’s music will include numerous Hoagy Carmichael compositions, positive and uplifting songs, and other music from “Bye, Bye, Birdie”, “Chicago” and other musicals.   Tickets are available for $8 for adults and $5 for children up to 18.  Contact the Director, Martha Swan at 847-566-9945, for more information.  Doors open a half hour before the concert for first-come-first-served seating.   The Grand Dominion Singers are comprised of almost thirty voices from residents of Grand Dominion as well as members from around the Chicago suburbs.  Come and enjoy some wonderful summer music.
Lunch and Learn About Senior Scams
There are so many scams and crimes targeting our seniors now. Charity Scam, Spoofing Scams, Grand Parent Scams, Internet Safety and Ruse Burglaries will be discussed. Please consider joining us to learn about these crimes and how to protect yourself against them on Tuesday, July 18th at 12 pm in the lower level of our Fremont Township Office.  Lunch is provided and an $8 donation is requested. To attend, please call Kari Pohar at (847) 740-6708. Donations are encouraged, however, no senior will be denied to register for a program due to the inability to make a donation.
Renew Your License at Fremont Township
July 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

For your convenience, Fremont Township is hosting a Mobile Drivers License Renewal on July 19 with Secretary of State Jesse White's office.  In order to renew your license or State ID at this event, your license or ID must be expiring within one year of July 19, 2018. (July 18th birthdate is the latest) Seniors can get a state ID for free.

To find out the Acceptable ID click here.

August 20 is the Grand Dominion Car Show Benefiting the Fremont Township Food Pantry

Every year the wonderful volunteers at Grand Dominion, led by Bob Giles, host a car show to benefit the Fremont Township Food Pantry.  Mark your calendar for August 20 from 11 am til 3 pm.  This is a don't miss event! These volunteers are neighbors helping neighbors and this event is incredible!!!!
Fremont Township Food Pantry Accepts Ensure Too!
As you know, Fremont Township has a food pantry that is run by donations from our community.  We also have home bound seniors who we deliver to that are in need of ensure.  If you are no longer in need of ensure, we are happy to accept it.
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
Fremont Township has a Recycle O Rama scheduled for September 30.  If you need to dispose of electronics before then, below are the drop off locations. 
Grant Township: Road District Facility
26535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Excluding Holidays

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 
Cuba Township: Road District Facility
28070 W. Cuba Road, Barrington, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
​Excluding Holidays

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  
We Accept Your American Flags

To ensure your American Flag is disposed of properly, bring it to Fremont Township.
Recycle Bedding- But No Pillows
Recycle Bedding for the Dogs

No Pillows!!!!!!
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. 
Recycle Shoes, Eye Glasses, and Textiles and Yarn at Fremont Township

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 recycles shoes year round.  You will find a bin on our front porch.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.  

We also accept eyeglasses hearing aids and yarn.