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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
January 10, 2020
Head-ups from Highway Commissioner Alicia Dodd
We are anticipating some potentially very hazardous driving conditions starting early Saturday morning through Sunday morning. As the rainfall tonight switches to freezing rain, our roads could become very slick very quickly. Forecasts range from rainfall to significant icing possible and switching to heavy, wet snow and gusting winds. We will have our full crew ready to go to tackle the storm, but we urge you to minimize travel plans as much as possible. If Fremont Highway plows your roads,please do not park along the streets, for your safety as well as our drivers! When driving in the proximity of snowplows, please give our drivers lots of space to do their work, especially in times with ice and reduced visibility. Thank you!! Safe travels to all!
Another Social Security Scam- Beware
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2020
 
The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public that telephone scammers may send faked documents by email to convince victims to comply with their demands. The Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has received reports of victims who received emails with attached letters and reports that appeared to be from Social Security or Social Security OIG. The letters may use official letterhead and government “jargon” to convince victims they are legitimate; they may also contain misspellings and grammar mistakes. 
This is the latest variation on Social Security phone scams, which continue to be widespread throughout the United States. Using robocalls or live callers, fraudsters pretend to be government employees and claim there is identity theft or another problem with one’s Social Security number, account, or benefits. They may threaten arrest or other legal action, or may offer to increase benefits, protect assets, or resolve identity theft. They often demand payment via retail gift card, cash, wire transfer, internet currency such as Bitcoin, or pre-paid debit card.
Inspector General Ennis urges continued vigilance against all types of phone scams no matter what “proof” callers may offer. As we continue to increase public awareness of phone scams, criminals will come up with new ways to convince people of their legitimacy. Social Security will never:
  • threaten you with arrest or other legal action unless you immediately pay a fine or fee; 
  • promise a benefit increase or other assistance in exchange for payment;
  • require payment by retail gift card, cash, wire transfer, internet currency, or prepaid debit card; or
  • send official letters or reports containing personally identifiable information via email.
If there is ever a problem with your Social Security number or record, in most cases Social Security will mail you a letter. If you do need to submit payments to Social Security, the agency will send a letter with instructions and payment options. You should never pay a government fee or fine using retail gift cards, cash, internet currency, wire transfers, or pre-paid debit cards. The scammers ask for payment this way because it is very difficult to trace and recover. 
If you receive a call or email that you believe to be suspicious, about a problem with your Social Security number or account, hang up or do not respond. We encourage the public to report Social Security phone scams using our dedicated online form, at  https://oig.ssa.gov . Please share this information with your friends and family, to help spread awareness about phone scams. 
For more information, please visit  https://oig.ssa.gov/scam . Members of the press may make inquiries to Social Security OIG at (410) 965-2671.
AARP Tax Preparation Help at Fremont Library
AARP Tax Preparation will be available from February 6 through April 10 at the Fremont Library. To schedule an appointment call 847 566-8702. Registration starts January 13.
Eligibility for License Plates and Ride Free Transit Card Updated
The Department of Aging has informed us effective 1/1/2020, the income limit eligibility for the License Plate discount and/or the Ride Free Transit Card has increased.
To qualify for the discount and/or ride free transit card, your total income last year must be less than
  • $33,562 for a 1 person household (yourself only); or
  • $44,533 for a 2 person household (yourself and your spouse, or yourself and one Qualified Additional Resident); or
  • $55,500 for a 3 person household (yourself, your spouse and one Qualified Additional Resident, or yourself and two Qualified Additional Residents).
If you have questions or need help applying for either of these programs, please call Nancy at 847 223-2847.
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.
They are also having these events
Police Breakfast
Wednesday, January 29 at 11am
The Regent Center has teamed up with the Mundelein Police Department to speak with our group about a relevant topic in our community. Panera bagels will be provided. Please RSVP to the Regent Center so enough refreshments can be provided.
 
Trip to Four Winds Casino
Monday, March 23 from 9am-6pm
Join us as we spend the day in New Buffalo, MI at the beautiful Four Winds Casino. Registration includes $15 instant slot credit and $10 food credit to be used at the buffet, Timbers Fast Food & Deli, Silver Birch Market, or Hard Rock Café. You must bring a valid photo ID on this trip to present at the casino. Registration deadline is March 16.
Members $45
Non-Members $54
 
Patrick and the Saints of the Emerald Isle
Tuesday, March 10 at noon
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Regent Center! Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Listen as Patrick tells the talks of his life as well as other Irish saints. This event includes a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner catered by Emil’s of Mundelein. Register at the Regent Center by March 6.
Members $10
Non-Members $12
  
Questions? Call Marissa Moravec
Recreation Supervisor, Mundelein Park & Recreation District
847.388.5427|
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
       Terrorism
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: fremonttownshipcert@gmail.com or call Fremont Township at 847.223.2847.
2020 Museum Free Days
Foglia YMCA to offer Safe Cyber Choices forum Jan. 25
All area parents and children are encouraged to attend Safe Cyber Choices…an interactive forum to help protect our youth now and into the future at the Foglia YMCA, 1025 N. Old McHenry RD, Lake Zurich on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Foglia YMCA Board of Directors will bring two industry leaders together to explore and facilitate an engaging discussion about keeping kids safe as they navigate through social media and the internet.
The presentation is geared toward 9-14 year-olds, providing specific tools to help keep them safe and secure throughout the cyber word, protecting their reputations and identifying sex trafficking practices they may be exposed to. Tips will be given about how to avoid those types of lures.
The program is FREE, open to all area residents, with online registration available at www.fogliaymca.org. Space will be limited so early registration is encouraged.
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 for 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  www.LakeVoterPower.info ,
• Calling 847-377-2406, or
• Emailing your name, date of birth and address to VotingbyMail@lakecountyil.gov .
Pending state certification of the candidates, ballots will be printed and mailed beginning February 6.
Fremont PTO Casino Night Fundraiser
Mundelein’s Kirk Players Invites Residents to Celebrate
“Votes for Women”
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of women’s right to vote by attending one of the Kirk Players’ special events during this month, January 2020!

In 1920, the ratification of the nineteenth amendment of the U.S. Constitution granted the right to vote to all U.S. citizens regardless of their sex.

To honor this historic event, Kirk Players will present the popular suffrage play, “A Woman’s Influence” by Gertrude Jennings. Written in 1909 during the height of the movement, the play explores the topic of conditions for women working in factories and the interesting relationships between men and women during the struggle.

The Kirk Players main event, “Votes for Women Celebration” will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Innovation Park - The Stage, 1950 Innovation Way, West Building in Libertyville.

There are also two other opportunities to preview this historic play: Fremont Public Library in Mundelein on Wednesday, January 22 at 7 p.m., and the Dunn Museum in Libertyville on Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is free for all events, however, advance registration is required for the main event at Innovation Park via the website at  www.kirkplayers.org , by calling 847-521-6192, or email at  tickets@kirkplayers.org .
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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
​LIMIT OF TEN ITEMS PER VISIT INCLUDING ONE TV
​(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
​LIMIT OF TEN ITEMS PER VISIT
​​(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.
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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

    
Supervisor

Highway Commissioner

Assessor

Clerk 

Trustees

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