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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
May 10, 2018
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Letter Carrier Food Drive May 12
Letter Carrier Food Drive
This is an important food drive for our food pantry. To donate, just place a box or can of unexpired non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on Saturday, May 12. We also accept toiletries, diapers, toilet paper and more! Much of the Food collected in Mundelein comes to the Fremont Township
Food Pantry.
Native Plant, Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale
Purchase native flowers and woody plants, a rain barrel or compost bin, and learn about eco-friendly practices to benefit your home, pocketbook and the community at the Native Plant, Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at  Independence Grove  in Libertyville. On Saturday only, rain barrel and compost bins will be available for sale from the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County.  Learn more.
Used Book Sale At Fremont Library

Friends of Fremont Public Library
1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein, Il.
Saturday May 12, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday May 13, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Someone's Treasure Community Closet
West Oak Middle School at 500 Acorn Lane, Mundelein operates Someone's Treasure Community Closet. This is open to all, you don't have to live in their school district.
The closet provides those in need with resources including clothing, cleaning supplies, hygiene products and knick knacks. It is free to all. Contact Tracy Zeman at with questions.
I f you know residents who could benefit from this, please let them know they are welcome the 2nd Saturday of each month 
May 12 * June 9 * July 14 * August 11
Schwerman Road Resurfacing Project
Schwerman Road is planned to be resurfaced from Fairfield Road to Gilmer Road starting May 14, 2018. The scope of the project includes ribbon, curb and shoulder replacement where needed, the full removal and replacement of the asphalt for the entire length of the project and pavement markings. Traffic will be open in both directions with a flagger directing traffic through the area being worked on. The resurfacing of the road is expected to be completed in July.

This project is occurring as a result of Hawthorn Woods’ application for federal grant assistance. At the Village’s request, Hawthorn Woods and Fremont Township worked together to request the reclassification of Schwerman Road to a Federal Aid Urban Route, which allows the Village and Township to request federal funding, up to 80% of construction and construction engineering. The Village and Township were successful in the reclassification, as well as securing the funding for the project. The Village is receiving over $300,000 in federal funding for the Village’s portion of this improvement.
Please contact the Village’s Public Works Department at 847.540.5227 with any questions or concerns regarding this project.
Act FAST Stroke Education
Act FAST Stroke Education is a Wellness Ministry Program sponsored by Advocate Hospitals and Ivanhoe Congregational Church, United Church of Christ. It will be held on Tuesday, May 15 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at the church located at 21078 W Route 176 in Mundelein. Please enter the church through the back door.
Stop by to learn the causes, risk factors and types of strokes along with preventative measures and more. This is a free program. Call 847-566-5204 to register.
Household Chemical Waste Collection Event
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Vernon Hills Metra Train Station from 8:00 am til 2:30 pm.
Where Can I Pay My Property Taxes?
Would you like to pay your taxes in person at a bank near you?
Click  here  to find banks in your area that accept tax payments. Be sure to bring an original or duplicate tax bill, a check with your current address, ten digit PIN number, and make sure it's signed and dated!
Fremont School Helping at Fremont Township
We are excited to partner with the sixth graders at Fremont School. Read this article to learn more
Mundelein Farmers Market
The 2018 Mundelein Farmers Market will take place on Tuesdays from 3-7 pm., from June 12 through October 16. PLEASE TAKE NOTE of the new day for the market. The Mundelein Farmers Market will be held in the Santa Maria del Popolo Church parking lot on Highway 45 - between Courtland and Crystal Streets. Market organizers are pleased to announce that 34 vendors have signed up to participate in Mundelein’s 2018 Farmers Market. More Information
Local Concerts
Lake County Forest Preserve Summer Concert Series
Music lovers, dance lovers, outdoor lovers, get ready for award-winning performers playing under the stars at the annual  Events in the Plaza music series . Eight concerts will be held at  Independence Grove Forest Preserve  in Libertyville, 7:30 pm, Tuesdays, June 12 through August 7. No concert on July 3. No rain dates.  2018 Schedule

The Mundelein Community Days committee and Mundelein Park District are again featuring Concerts in the Park. The first concert is Sunday May 27th at 5 PM in Kracklauer Park featuring the Mundelein High School Jazz ensemble. its free, its fun and a great
way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Have You Signed Up for the Mundelein Parade?
Lake County Forest Preserve Summer Concert Series

The Mundelein parade is Sunday July 1 at 2PM  Click here for the application.
The parade will form in the Mundelein Metra Station parking lot. The parade will run west on Division Street from the Metra lot to California Avenue, north to Hawley Street, then west to Mundelein High School. The reviewing stand will be set-up on the southeast corner of Lincoln and Division. 
Route 53 Now Called Tri County Access Project
If you are looking for information on Route 53, click here for the new website.
Diapers Size 5 and 6 and Pullups Needed

Many of you ask how you can help? We are still in need of size 5 and 6 diapers and pullups in any size.
Rules of the Road Review Class
Rules of the Road Review Course Friday, July 13 from 10 am til noon
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.
Upcoming Events at Fremont Township
Free Hearing and Otoscope Exam - Tuesday, May 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Audibel Hearing Aid Center in Libertyville, a leader in “Better Hearing Health” is pleased to offer a Free Hearing Screening and Otoscope Exam Event on Tuesday, March 15 from 10:00 am til 2 pm at lower level of the Fremont Township Administrative Building.
To make your reservation, call or email Jeanne Pinkerton at (847) 362-7500.

A Matter of Balance - Do you have concerns about falling? Would you like to learn more about how to reduce the fear of falling? You are eligible if you are 60 or older, ambulatory, or concerned about falling. This eight week workshop begins Thursday July 12 from 10 am til noon at Fremont Township. Call Kari Pohar to register at 847 740-6708.

Rules of the Road Review Course Friday, July 13 from 10 am til noon
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.

Shredding Event, Saturday, July 21
9-11am or until the truck is full.
This is a free event sponsored by State Representative Nick Sauer and State Senator Dan McConchie.Remove all binder clips, booklet binders, or paper clips. Staples are acceptable. Up to 2 large banker box size worth of shredding per vehicle (not individual in vehicle). All those participating in the event are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item to the Fremont Township Food Pantry.

Electronic Recycling and Shredding - September 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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
​(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 
Click here for directions to any of these locations.
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 May 14, at 7:00 pm
Thursday May 31 at 6:45 pm