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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
December 20, 2019
Because of the generosity of our community with their donations at the register and Bill Reckert, Store Manager at Jewel, we received over 100 dinners for local families this holiday season. Thank you to all who donated at the register! Thank you to everyone that adopted a family or senior and also to those who donated food, items or who made a financial contribution to the Fremont Township Food Pantry. Your support makes sure our residents are remembered. This program only works because of your concern for others.
20 New Laws to Know in Illinois
Courtesy of WTTW
On Jan, 1, 2020, more than 250 new laws take effect in Illinois, ranging from  legalized recreational marijuana  to a ban on  animal-tested cosmetics  to educating students about  consent  and  safeguarding genetic information .
The Fremont Township Office Will Be Closed
Fremont Township will be closed on December 24th and 25th.
Happy Holidays to all!
What Does The Food Pantry Need?
Many of you ask what you can do to help? We are in need of size 3, 4 and 5 diapers.
Our food needs are crackers, taco shells and seasoning, applesauce, canned fruit, rice, sloppy joe Sauce, jelly, We are also in need of toiletries- (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant) and cleaning supplies.
50 and Older Looking for Things to Do?
There are lots of things to do at the Regent Center. Click here for the January schedule.
Volunteer to Sort Food
We will be sorting food on Friday, December 27 at 10 am in our lower level at 22385 Route 60. We welcome volunteers.
Where Do I Recycle Christmas Lights in Mundelein?
Holiday lights can be conveniently recycled for no charge at the following Village of Mundelein facilities:
- Village Hall 300 Plaza Circle
- Public Works Facility #1 440 East Crystal St.
- Fire Station #1 1000 N. Midlothian Road
- Fire Station #2 1300 S. Lake Street
Only the light strands themselves will be taken; bulbs do not have to be removed from the strands. However, light strands connected to wreaths, garlands, or other material cannot be taken. Residents dropping lights off at Village Hall are limited to two 25-foot strands or equivalent length. If you have any questions or bulk drop-offs, please contact the Public Works and Engineering office at (847) 949-3270.
Recycle Your Christmas Tree at the Forest Preserve
Don’t send your Christmas tree to the landfill, drop it off at the Forest Preserve for recycling.
Donated trees are chipped and used for trails and landscaping at forest preserves throughout Lake County.
Bring your tree to a drop-off site at one of the following forest preserves, open daily from 6:30 am to sunset:
  • Grant Woods in Fox Lake—drop trees off at Monaville Road entrance, second parking lot.
  • Greenbelt in Waukegan—drop trees off next to maintenance facility.
  • Half Day in Vernon Hills—drop trees off next to maintenance facility.
  • Heron Creek in Long Grove—drop trees off at Shelter A.
  • Lakewood in Wauconda—drop trees off along Forest Preserve Drive.
  • Old School in Libertyville—drop trees off near main entrance.
  • Ryerson Woods in Deerfield—drop trees off at the end of main entrance road.
  • Van Patten Woods in Wadsworth—drop trees off just past the Shelter A parking area.
Drop-offs accepted at the marked sites only between December 26 and February 1.
Only undecorated, real Christmas trees can be accepted; no yard waste. Commercial drop-offs are prohibited.​
Fremont Township Offers CERT Class
What is CERT?
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and train them in basic response skills. The training prepares community members to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders cannot be immediately available to help. CERT members also support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects within their community.  Meet new people in your community and make sure you are prepared for 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 Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm, from January 28 to March 3, 2020.
If you would like to register for our comprehensive spring training or have any questions, please email us at: or call Fremont Township at 847.223.2847.
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.
Order Your Ballot By Mail
Lake County registered voters are now able to submit an application to receive their ballot by mail in the March 2020 Primary Election. Students away at school, traveling snowbirds, and those who will be out of town on Election Day may have their ballot mailed to an alternate temporary address.
Complete the short, required application form and return it to the Lake County Clerk’s office before noon on Thursday, March 12.
Applications are available by:
• Visiting ,
• Calling 847-377-2406, or
• Emailing your name, date of birth and address to .
Pending state certification of the candidates, ballots will be printed and mailed beginning February 6.
Take an Evening Hike Forest Preserve
With small solar lights to guide the way, hikers, skiers and snowshoers can get some evening exercise along the 1.3-mile fitness trail at  Old School Forest Preserve  in Libertyville, and along a 1.65-mile hilly section of the Millennium Trail adjacent to the  Winter Sports Area at Lakewood Forest Preserve  in Wauconda.
Though regular preserve hours are 6:30 am to sunset, the illuminated trails and adjacent parking lots will remain open after sunset until 9 pm, daily, from Sunday, November 3, 2019, through Sunday, March 8, 2020. Bicycle and equestrian traffic is not permitted on the lighted trails after sunset. Dogs are allowed but must be leashed. 
To access the lighted trails, park at  Lakewood's Winter Sports Area  located on the east side of Fairfield Road just south of Route 176, or at  Old School's main entrance lot  located on the east side of St. Mary's Road just south of Route 176.  Lake County Forest Preserve Rangers  regularly patrol the areas.
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Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season.

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.

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Next Board Meeting-
Monday, January 13, at 6:30 pm