News You Can Use
Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
January 23, 2019
Report An Outage To ComEd
You can report your electric outage online, including on your smart phone or tablet. If you prefer, call them 24/7 at 1-800-EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661)

You can quickly and easily report your outage via text message, mobile app or ComEd Facebook app. Online services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Listen To Lake County Radio Station For Emergency Information
Tune in to 1620 AM. Highway Advisory Radio 1620 AM communicates real time traffic information directly to Lake County motorists. Broadcast information includes location of delays due to crashes, construction and extreme traffic congestion to help motorists in planning their commute.
Did you know you can view camera images, and condition of roads at intersections through the the Lake County Division of Transportation Passage Page? Check  Lake County PASSAGE  for real-time, local traffic information. Through PASSAGE you can also sign up for   email traffic alerts ,   twitter alerts , and  smartphone apps .
In the Layer Options menu, choose "Cameras", then click on the camera image to see what is happening at the intersection you want to see. This can help you plan your route home. Throughout snow season you can also find information on  LCDOT's Facebook Page .
Things To Keep In Your Car
Are you prepared for an emergency? How many of these items do you have in your car?

1. Shovel and windshield scraper
2. Flashlight
3. Battery powered radio and extra batteries
4. Water and snack food 
5. First aid kit with pocket knife
6. Extra hats, socks, mittens, and blankets
7. Tow chain, rope, and booster cables
8. Road salt and sand
9. Necessary medications
10. Emergency flares
11. Cell Phone Charger
Rules of the Road Review Class March 1 from 10 am til noon
There are still spots available for this review course.
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. The class will be in our lower level of our Administrative Building on March 1 from 10 am til noon
Prepare For Emergencies By Taking CERT Class
The Fremont Township Cert Team is here to educate our residents on what to do in the case of an emergency.

Fremont CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is offering their great six-week annual training program that covers these important topics:
       Disaster Preparedness
       Fire Safety
       First Aid Skills
       Light Search & Rescue Operations
       Disaster Psychology
Taking this FREE class gives you crucial lifesaving information for you and your family—with an option to join Fremont CERT and help others as well. Our spring class at the Fremont Township office will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm, from February 13-March 20, 2019. For more information, please contact Judy Hammel at To register for this 6-week program, please complete
Have You Shoveled The Hydrant By Your House?
While the Countryside Fire Protection District works hard to prevent fires, when they do occur there is an important resource in your neighborhood that your firefighters rely on–FIRE HYDRANTS! To find out more and to adopt a fire hydrant, click here.

If you have a different fire department, they appreciate you keeping the hydrants clear in snow events too.
Are You Being Scammed?
Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts.

Financial scams also often go unreported or can be difficult to prosecute, so they’re considered a “low-risk” crime. However, they’re devastating to many older adults and can leave them in a very vulnerable position with little time to recoup their losses.

For Tips to protect yourself, click here.

There is another phone scam in our area involving callers claiming to be from Apple (caller ID often shows “Apple”) who tell our residents that their iCloud accounts have been compromised. Residents are then asked to purchase expensive gift cards at local retailers in order to solve the issue. Please be alert to these calls – the caller is not from Apple; this is a scam and is not a valid claim. If you receive such a call, please IGNORE THE CALL and do not fall victim to this scam by sending money or purchasing a gift card.

There have been many scams with medicare and if anything ever seems suspicious or uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to contact Medicare. They are there to help! You can visit  or contact them toll-free at 1-800-MEDICARE with any questions or concerns you may have.
Beware of Coyotes

Do not let your dogs out alone. Coyote breeding typically peaks in late February and early March, the gestation period averages 58 to 63 days. Male coyotes can become more aggressive during this time of year. To learn more click here.
Snowmobiling In The Forest Preserve
When conditions allow, snowmobile trails are open 6:30 am–11 pm, Sunday–Thursday, and 6:30 am–midnight, on Fridays and Saturdays. The following snowmobile trailer parking lots are open extended hours for snowmobilers. All other lots close at dusk.

  • Van Patten Woods Canoe Launch on Russell Road east of Route 41, for northern Des Plaines River Trail access.
  • Sedge Meadow main entrance on Wadsworth Road east of Route 41, for northern Des Plaines River Trail access.
  • Lakewood Forest Preserve Horse Trailer lot, located on the west end of Ivanhoe Road/Brown Road near Route 12.
How Do I Renew My Passport By Mail?
Renew Your Passport by mail Click here for the application.
Mundelein High School Retiree Event
Sign Up To Be An Election Judge
Workers are needed to process voters in your neighborhood Election Day voting site during the April 2nd election. Your pay is based on successfully completing a 3 hour in-person training class and your Election Day assignment.
Classes begin on January 22.
Contact theElection Judge Department for details on class times, locations, and availability or 847.377.2408.
Renew Your Driver's License or Get State ID at Fremont Township on April 5 from 10 am til 2 pm
DMV Mobile Event at Fremont Township April 5 from 10 am -2
Services provided at the mobile event include:
Renewal/Correction of Drivers License
New/Renewal/Correction of State ID
License Plate stickers
Motor Voter Registration with Renewal of DL/ID
Organ Donor Registration with Renewal DL/ID

Seniors 75 and over must go to the DMV because they need a road test

For your convenience, Fremont Township is hosting a Mobile Drivers License Renewal on April 5 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 April 5, 2018. (April 4, 2019 expiration date is the latest they will take.

Seniors over 65 can get a free lifetime State ID.  If you have moved and your address has changed you can get that changed here. You will need proof of your address.
Drivers who will be 75 years of age or older when their current drivers license expires are required to pass a road test to renew their license. That is not offered at this event. Anyone 75 or over must go to the DMV.

You will be issued a temporary license and the permanent will be mailed to you.

You may also renew your license plates at this event. Cash, Check and Charge are all accepted, but there is a fee for using a credit card.

Call 312 814-3676 with questions.
Free AARP Tax Preparation at the Fremont Library
Volunteer tax preparers from AARP will be available by appointment at Fremont Library to assist community members with their tax return. This service is free and available to anyone, and is specifically designed for people over 50. AARP will prepare and file the return with the IRS and the State of Illinois.
Appointments required; book in person at the Reference or Readers Services desk or over the phone by calling 847-918-3206 beginning January 7, 2019.
50 and Older Looking For Things To Do?
Mundelein Park & Recreation District offers a variety of programs exclusively for ages 50 and over. Programs are held at our Regent Center, a multi-purpose center serving the needs and interests of Mundelein and area residents. Regent Center membership offers a wide variety of programs and services including health/fitness options, trips and special events. You don't have to live in the park district to enjoy the programs.
Single Waste Hauler for Unincorporated Residents
The first Waste Hauler meeting will be on March 12 at 6:30 pm.
Join The Fremont Township Newsletter
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If you know of residents or neighbors who may not receive our e-newsletter, please forward this to them and invite them to sign up. 

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, February 4 at 6:30 pm