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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor

September 27, 2022

Change Your Address Online With the Secretary of State

By law, motorists must notify the Illinois Secretary of State's office within 10 days when their address or name changes 


Your driver's license/State ID card file and your vehicle registration file can be updated by visiting a Secretary of State facility, or by submitting your change of address online.  Click here to change your address online.

Help Signing Up for Medicare and Medicare Part D

Fremont Township offers a free service to Fremont Township residents only to help sign up for Medicare and Medicare Part D. Each year you should be evaluating which prescription plan best suits your needs based on the medications you are on.


We have found that many people never evaluate their prescription drug care plan. You should be looking at this every year. Our residents have found comfort in having help to make sure they are in the right program.


We are taking appointments from October 17 through December 5. Changes made to your Prescription Drug plan will take effect on January 1, 2023.


If you would like to make an appointment with the Ship Counselor, please call Nancy at 847 223-2847. 


You will need to have an online account with Medicare and a list of your current prescriptions before making an appointment, as you will need them when you speak with the Ship Counselor.


If you need help creating on-line access, let Nancy know when you call.


If you are turning 65 and need help signing up for Medicare, the counselor can also help you with that.

Are You Registered to Vote?

Online voter registration is available until October 23, 2022. Click here to register to vote.

Early Voting at Fremont Township Starts 10/24/22

This year early voting runs from 10/24/22 through 11/06/22 at Fremont Township and is open 7 days a week. We are located at 22385 Illinois Route 60. Voting is at the back of our building in the lower level.


10/24/22-10/30/22.  Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

                 Saturday      9:00 am to 2:00 pm

                 Sunday      10:00 am to 4:00 pm


10/31/22-11/6/22   Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

                 Saturday      9:00 am to 4:00 pm

                 Sunday    9:00 am to 4:00 pm


If you need to vote before October 24, you are able to vote at the Lake County Main Courthouse Lobby (September 29 – October 21) 18 N. County St., Waukegan, 847-377-2410 Mon – Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What Does the Food Pantry Need?

So many of you call to inquire about our needs for the food pantry. 

We are thankful for all of your donations, but we are especially in need of jelly, taco shells, crackers, coffee and tea, juice, canned fruit, flour and sugar.

How Do I Dispose of Household Chemical Waste?

Swalco has a monthly drop off.  To sign up click here.  Their facility is located at: 1311 N. Estes St., Gurnee, IL. 60031


Go to www.swalco.org for recycling information.

Free Compost

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, University of Illinois Extension Lake County with the Master Gardeners will give away free compost to Lake County residents from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at the University of Illinois Extension in Grayslake. Learn more

Where Can I Find a Shred and Recycle Event?

If you missed our shred and recycling event, there is one on October 1 in Riverwoods from 9 am til noon.  Click here to find out what they are accepting.

Message From Highway Commissioner Alicia Dodd

We continue to offer brush chipping and storm damage cleanup for Fremont Township properties along Township roads. Please see our brush chipping policy as well as a map of roads we maintain. **Just a reminder that this is a service meant to help homeowners doing fall pruning and clean- up**—this is not for cleaning up after landscapers and tree companies or for lot clearing.

Brush Chipping Dates:

  • 10/11/22 - Countryside and Steeplechase.
  • 10/17/22 - Oak Terrace, West Shore Park, West Shoreland, Taylor Lake Court.
  • 10/24/22 - Sylvan Lake
  • 10/31/22 - Summerhill, Lake Fairfield Estates, Pond Shore, Barnswallow,
  • North Hills, Blackhawk, and areas not specified above. 

ECO-Corner By Jenn Cameron

The active presence of hawks is a positive indicator of the overall health of the Lake County ecosystem! Hawks are diurnal as they are active during the day vs. nocturnal like owls who are active at night. The dining habits of hawks are an important way Mother Nature provides a check-and-balance on the population of reptiles, insects, other birds, and mammals like mice, chipmunks, squirrels, and rabbits. Hawks are also a federally protected species under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  Here are a few general descriptions to help you identify which of the common Northern Illinois hawks have you enraptured:

 

Red-tailed Hawk: larger body; lighter breast with brown streaking marks; head and top feathering is brownish; short tail shows rust "red" coloring when fanned out; courtship and mating pair perform aerial maneuvers high in the sky. 

 

Cooper's Hawk: mid-size body; lighter breast with brown streaking marks; head and top feathering is brownish; longer tail with horizontal bands and rounded tip; breeds and hunts in suburban and urban habitats.

 

Sharp-shinned Hawk: smaller, more slender body; tan breast with white streaking marks; head and top feathering is slate grey; longer tail with horizontal bands and squared or slightly notched tip; has very long middle toes and large eyes.


Hawks are mostly quiet, secretive, and perch very still while waiting and watching ... Grab your binoculars!

 

http://www.illinoisraptorcenter.org/redtail.html


https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/education/Pages/WABCoopersHawk.aspx


https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/sharp-shinned-hawk

Ride Lake County  Pace Bus Service

Ride Lake County is a borderless countywide paratransit service that provides seniors age 60+ and people with disabilities transportation to any area of Lake County for work, shopping, medical appointments and more. 


As a reservation-based program, vehicles do not travel on a fixed route each day. Riders schedule their trips in advance and the vehicles provide curb-to-curb service from the rider's desired pick-up and drop-off destinations. Ride Lake County is a shared-ride service, so vehicles may make stops for other passengers. 


Click here for more information


Click here for the brochure

Are My Oak Trees in Trouble or Not?

Join the Wild Ones at the Fremont Library to learn more.  Learn to identify, monitor, and manage oak pests and diseases such as two-lined chestnut borer, bur oak blight, oak wilt and more. (In person/online)


To register or learn more, click here.

Grand Dominion Craft Show

50 and Over and Looking For Things to Do?

Check out the schedule at the Mundelein Park District.

Click here for their schedule They have some new programs and fun trips scheduled.

Your Donations Go To Local Rescues

The local animal shelters are in need of sheets, towels, small throw rugs and blankets. There is a bin on our front porch at 22385 Route 60, Mundelein, if you have any old bedding you would like to donate. No pillows! The donations get distributed to shelters. We also accept leashes, collars, toys, pet food etc.

Recycle Items at Fremont Township

Our shoe bin is also on our front porch and we are accepting shoes to be recycled and reused. Please tie or rubberband the shoes together when you drop them off.


We accept yarn in our office.


We accept eyeglasses and hearing aids in our office.


We accept American Flags in our office.


The textile bin is also open and is located in our parking lot. Click here to see what we accept.

Email Us With Your Comments For Our Board of Trustees

If you have comments for our board, and can't make our meetings, please email Chris McCann at clerk@fremonttownship.com with your comments.

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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  

Fremont Township Representatives


    

Diana O'Kelly

Supervisor


Alicia Dodd

Highway Commissioner


Joe Herchenbach

Assessor


Christina McCann 

Clerk 


Trustees

Connie Shanahan

Jeri Atleson

Keith Voss

Nick Dollenmaier



Next Board Meeting, October 10. 2022 at 6:30 pm

Important Links



Illinois 60/83 Study


Report Blocked Railroad Crossing



Pace Options in Fremont Township


State of Illinois Unclaimed Money


Lake County Crimestoppers 


Village of Grayslake 

Village of Hawthorn Woods 

Village of Mundelein 

Village of Round Lake

Village of Round Lake Park

Village of Wauconda 

 Lake County 

 Fremont Township 

 Fremont Library 

 Swalco