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     Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor

March 17, 2016
How did  Fremont Township Vote? 
We had a great turn out in the election on Tuesday and I thought you might be interested in seeing how our community voted.  Click here to see the presidential results in Fremont Township.

If you are interested in other races in Lake County Click here.

Curious where those precincts are?  Click here for the precinct map of Fremont Township.
Hawley Road Project Update
Hawley Street work continues. The contractor is currently installing sanitary service connections between Prairie Ave. and US 45. These connections will tie into the new sewer that was installed last fall, so please be prepared for daily lane closures. This should last about two more weeks.

All this work is in preparation leading up to the road closure planned to start on April 18. This is when the construction of the new pavement will begin and traffic will be restricted to westbound only along Hawley Street.
Be on the lookout for more information on the closure and associated detour in the coming month.

Contact  Mark S. Molnar, PE, Alfred Benesch & Company, directly ( at 224-475-0329 if you have any specific questions. They do have a project website which is

Real Questions from Real People
What is going in where Brothers Ribs was?
O'Reilly Auto Parts will be opening by late spring.

Is there a new restaurant opening on Park?
Tina G's will be opening a new restaurant at 8 Park Street.  They have received
permits and are under construction.  Tina G is the wife of Phil Gilardi who owns
Philly G's and Tavern on 60.

What is the development on Hawley?
Fairhaven Crossing is under construction at 407 E Hawley Street.  This is a 40 unit apartment complex.

Are there any new tenants in the old Walgreen Plaza?
Hawley Lake Plaza at Lake and Hawley is under renovation with a new facade and parking lot.  I will let you know if I find out there are new tenants.
Have a Safe St. Patrick's Day 

Widely celebrated across the country, St. Patrick's Day is one of the deadliest holidays due to the number of drunk drivers on the road. Drunk driving kills more than 10,000 people each year in our country, and every single one of those deaths is preventable. To this end, the Mundelein Police Department announced it will be conducting special patrols this St. Patrick's Day to crack down on drunk drivers.

"The Mundelein Police Department will be on patrol this St. Patrick's Day, so make sure you obey the law," said Police Chief Eric J. Guenther. "Don't drink and drive, and don't let your friends do it either."

"Before celebrating St. Patrick's Day this year, decide whether you'll drink or you'll drive," Chief Guenther continued. "If you choose to drink, designate a sober, reliable driver to get you home safely from the party. If you're planning on driving, don't drink. The last thing you want is to ride to jail with a cop."

In addition to looking for drunk drivers, the Mundelein Police Department will be stepping up seat belt enforcement, particularly at night when seat belt usage rates are lowest.
Chief Guenther added: "Always designate a sober driver and don't let friends drive drunk are just two simple steps to help avoid a tragic crash or a drunk driving arrest."

Other important tips include:
If you are hosting a St. Patrick's Day party:
* Remember, you can be held liable and prosecuted if someone you serve is involved in a drunk driving crash;
* Make sure all of your guests designate a sober driver in advance or help arrange ride-sharing with other sober drivers;
* Serve lots of food and include lots of non-alcoholic beverages at the party;
* Keep the phone numbers for local cab companies handy and take the keys away from anyone who is thinking of driving drunk.

If you are attending a St. Patrick's Day party:
* Designate a sober driver before the party begins and give that person your car keys;
* If you do not have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home, call a cab, sober friend or family member to pick you up or just stay where you are and sleep it off until you are sober;
* Never let a friend leave your sight if you think they are about to drive while drunk;
* Always buckle up - it is your best defense against a drunk driver.

Pedestrians are at risk, too. If you are walking, keep an eye out for cars. Even a sober driver is a risk if you are drinking and walking. Designated drivers: Be alert for impaired walkers who may not obey street signs.

The St. Patrick's Day crackdown campaign, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," is funded by federal traffic safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

AARP Defensive Driving Class
Fremont Township will offer the AARP Defensive Driving Class on May 12 and 13 from 9 am til 1 pm.  You must attend both days.  Call 847 223-2847 to register.  AARP members $15.00  All others $20.00 
Remember to Purchase Your Fishing License
Where do I get my fishing license from? Click here
Del Webb Expo

An original comedy, "The Dumpster Mystery" will be presented at Santa Maria del Popolo's Parish Center on at 7:30 p.m. on April 15, 16 and a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 17. Tickets are $10/person and can be purchased at the door or by calling 847.949.8300. The center is located at 115 N. Lincoln in Mundelein. It is handicap accessible.
The writer, Sue Mrotek, is a resident of Mundelein for more than 30 years and has had shows produced here and in Chicago.
Pace Dial a Ride Expansion of Service
Fremont Township residents now have more options offered by Pace Dial a Ride.   Click here for the Ride Lake County Central Brochure. This will take you curb to curb, anywhere in Fremont, Libertyville and Shields Townships.

You still have the opportunity to get to anywhere in Avon, Antioch, Lake Villa, Wauconda, Grant and Fremont Townships on Pace as well.   Click here for the Ride Lake County West Brochure.
These programs are now curb to curb 5 days a week.

The cost is $3.00 each way for trips under 10 miles for disabled and/or senior
and $6.00 each way for trips over 10 miles

To make a reservation and to register, just call 1-800-201-6446 24 hours in advance. 

Passengers may make reservations 7 days in advance for work, medical appointments and College of Lake County trips. If you cancel you must provide at least 2 hours notice.

Community Room Available for Groups
Fremont Township residents looking for a location for their community group to meet should contact our office at 847 223-2847.  
Annual Town Meeting
Our Annual Town Meeting is on April 12 at 7:00 pm.

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Fremont Township Food Pantry
Fremont Township operates a food pantry.  If you are aware of Fremont residents in need, please refer them to our office.

Our pantry accepts monetary, food and non-perishable donations from local residents and businesses.  

Donations can also be made to the Fremont Township Community Garden. The Garden provides fresh produce to our low income seniors and food pantry clients.  We appreciate the generosity of our community.  

We are currently in need of toiletries and cleaning supplies.
Recycle Sheets, Blankets, Towels, for the Dogs
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, please consider bringing them to Fremont Township at 22385 Rt 60, Mundelein to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.  Please drop them in the bin on the front porch. This keeps them out of the landfill and puts them to good use.  

We also accept eye glasses and shoes to be recycled year round.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.
Donate to our Diaper Bank
Fremont Township is a member of the Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County.  This service can provide 30 diapers / month (adult and child) to residents in need. If you know of Fremont Township residents in need, please have them call our office at 847 223-2847 for more information.
We also accept diaper donations.  We are in need of sizes childrens size 3,4,5 and 6, and Women's XL pullups and Men's L pullups.
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Diana O'Kelly

Fremont Township Supervisor    


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