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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
January 4, 2019
Rules of the Road Review Class March 1 from 10 am til noon
Rules of the Road Review Course offered by Secretary of State Jesse White 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.
DMV Mobile Event at Fremont Township April 5 from 10 am -2
Services provided at the mobile event include:
Renewal/Correction of Drivers License
New/Renewal/Correction of State ID
License Plate stickers
Motor Voter Registration with Renewal of DL/ID
Organ Donor Registration with Renewal DL/ID

Seniors 75 and over must go to the DMV because they need a road test

For your convenience, Fremont Township is hosting a Mobile Drivers License Renewal on April 5 with Secretary of State Jesse White's office. In order to renew your license or State ID at this event, your license or ID must be expiring within one year of April 5, 2018. (April 4th birthdate is the latest)

Seniors over 65 can get a free lifetime State ID.  If you have moved and your address has changed you can get that changed here. You will need proof of your address.
Drivers who will be 75 years of age or older when their current drivers license expires are required to pass a road test to renew their license. That is not offered at this event. Anyone 75 or over must go to the DMV.

You will be issued a temporary license and the permanent will be mailed to you.

You may also renew your license plates at this event. Cash, Check and Charge are all accepted, but there is a fee for using a credit card.

Call 312 814-3676 with questions.
Homeowners Turning 65- Save Money on Your Tax Bill
Fremont Township Assessor Joe Herchenbach asked that I remind those turning 65 who are homeowners to make sure you apply for the senior homestead exemption at the assessor's office. Questions? Call 847 223-2846. This does not apply to Saddlebrook Farms residents. Not sure if you have filed? Please call them.
Free AARP Tax Preparation at the Fremont Library
Volunteer tax preparers from AARP will be available by appointment at Fremont Library to assist community members with their tax return. This service is free and available to anyone, and is specifically designed for people over 50. AARP will prepare and file the return with the IRS and the State of Illinois.
Appointments required; book in person at the Reference or Readers Services desk or over the phone by calling 847-918-3206 beginning January 7, 2019.
50 and Older Looking For Things To Do?
Mundelein Park & Recreation District offers a variety of programs exclusively for ages 50 and over. Programs are held at our Regent Center, a multi-purpose center serving the needs and interests of Mundelein and area residents. Regent Center membership offers a wide variety of programs and services including health/fitness options, trips and special events. You don't have to live in the park district to enjoy the programs.
IRS Forms
Looking for forms to file your taxes? Click here.
Coffee With Mundelein Mayor Lentz and Trustee Bill Rekus
Join Mayor Steve Lentz and Trustee Bill Rekus for a cup of coffee and conversation on Saturday, January 5 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Taste of Paris Restaurant, 161 North Seymour Avenue. Stop by...enjoy a cup of coffee and get an update on Village happenings. Reservations are not necessary and this is an opportunity to ask questions one-on-one and share your thoughts and ideas.
Friends of Fremont Library Used Book Sale
Saturday, January 12: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday, January 13: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Monthly sale of donated and withdrawn books, movies, audiobooks, and music CDs .

Saturday, January 12: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Go to the 2nd floor to view the North Central 'O' Gaugers' model trains.   Any questions call: 847-918-3247.    
Preschool and Daycare Fair at Fremont Library
Saturday, January 12 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fremont Library is hosting a meet-and-greet morning featuring area preschool and daycare providers. 
Blood Drive
The next drive at Mundelein Fire Station #1, 1000 N. Midlothian is Saturday January 19, 2019 from 9 to 3pm. 
Free Dinner and Entertainment for Seniors at Mundelein High
If you are a senior citizen who resides in the Mundelein High School District, you are cordially invited to participate in our very successful Super Seniors Activities program.

Attend dinner events, school plays, music concerts, and art shows. Several times throughout the school year you will have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary dinner served by MHS students and to attend an MHS activity.


Reservations are made by calling 847-949-2200 ext. 1399 and leaving the name, address and phone number of each senior citizen who is attending. You may only sign up for one event at a time and you must reserve no later than one week prior to the event. We start taking reservations approximately four weeks before each event.

Please note that you must reside in the Mundelein High School District #120 to attend.
Mundelein Residents Looking to Get Involved
Mundelein residents who are interested in getting more involved with their community are encouraged to consider submitting an application for the Village of Mundelein’s 2019 Commission openings. More Information
TOI will award seven $1,500 scholarships in 2019
Each year, since 1989, the Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship Fund has awarded funds to graduating high school seniors to continue their education at Illinois colleges/universities. 
To be eligible, you must meet all of the following criteria:
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.)
Must submit a 500-word essay on The Role of Township Government in Today’s Society and in the Future that will include information gained from an interview with an elected township official.
Must submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, local officials or business people.
Must submit an official high school transcript.
Must submit a cover letter and completed application form.
Must plan to enroll at an Illinois school as a full-time undergraduate student. 
Make an Impact on Lake County Homelessness
Volunteer for the annual Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count on Jan. 30, 2019. Each year, the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless holds the Point-in-Time Homeless Count where volunteers search across Lake County to interview and offer assistance to unsheltered people experiencing homelessness. The data gathered helps coordinate services for people experiencing homelessness and allows organizations to track progress toward the goal of ending homelessness. Apply to volunteer. 
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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 14 at 6:30 pm