News You Can Use
Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
February 7, 2020
As you know, Fremont Township has been negotiating for a single waste hauler for unincorporated Fremont Township. The Township Board approved the contract on February 5 th and it will go into effect April 1, 2020. 

By March 1, Groot will be notifying you by mail with details of what to do next.

If you currently have Groot as your waste hauler, things will continue as they currently are for you and your bill will be changed to reflect the new rates. Please make sure if you are 65 or older you are receiving the Senior discount. The brochure will tell you how to contact Groot and to ensure the savings.

If you currently have a different waste hauler, please be aware their ability to service residential waste in Fremont Township ends March 31. The only exceptions to this are for manure pick up. The Estates of Ivanhoe and the Woods of Ivanhoe currently have a single waste hauler and were excluded from this contract as well.

Groot will be delivering recycling and garbage bins, to those that need them from Groot, between March 23 and March 31. Each household will have the opportunity to change from unlimited to limited service or vice versa one time within the first 30 days at no cost. The unlimited cans will be delivered, so if you want to change to the smaller bin, please make sure you call Groot at 847-693-2700 to change prior to them delivering before March 23 so they deliver initially what you want. You are allowed to change your size of carts within the first 30 days to avoid a change fee of $35.00.

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Paper Shredding Event Scheduled

With our new waste hauler agreement, Groot will provide one free paper shredding event. It is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 from 9 am until noon at the Fremont Township Administrative Office at 22385 Illinois Route 60.

Get Your Senior Homestead Exemption
If you have turned 65 and own a home in Fremont Township that is your primary residence, please make sure you apply for your senior homestead exemption to save money on your property taxes. Call our assessor Joe Herchenbach's office if you have questions at 847 223-2846 This does not apply to Saddlebrook residences.
Register to Vote On-Line
Election Day is March 17. If you need to register to vote you can do it on-line.

If you would like to order a ballot by mail or view your ballot, click here
Free Hearing and Otoscope Exam at Fremont Township

April 14 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Audibel Hearing Aid Center is offering a Free Hearing Screening and Otoscope Exam Event on Tuesday, April 14 from 10:00 am til 2 pm at lower level of the Fremont Township Administrative Building.
To make your reservation, call Angie at 1-847-362-7500.
Rules of the Road Review Class at Fremont Township
APRIL 16 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The State of Illinois will again be holding a Rules of the Road Class at Fremont Township. 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.
TOI Will Award Seven $2,000 Scholarships in 2020
Must be a graduating Illinois high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

Must be a U.S. citizen and resident of Illinois. Must plan to attend a university/college in Illinois.

Must have a history of extracurricular activities that demonstrates a willingness to accept leadership responsibilities (student government, club officer, etc.) or a commitment to civic responsibility, social consciousness and a willingness to serve the community (community service projects, volunteer activities with local service agencies or charitable institutions, etc.)
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.
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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


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Next Board Meeting-
Wednesday, February 5 at 6:30 pm
Monday, February 10, at 6:30 pm