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     Diana O'Kelly

  Township Supervisor

September 20, 2016

Jewel is Hiring
Jewel is expected to open in November and the store manager called me to let me know they are still in need of employees.  The job fairs are Thursday and Saturday this week at 1501 S Lake Street, Mundelein.
Real Questions from Real People
What is going on with Rosatti's?  They are still remodeling and plan to open this year. They have not yet completed their liquor application. 

What is the construction in front of Home Depot?  Those are medical offices.

When will we see signs of Panera Bread?  Panera bread is expected to begin demolishing the old Pizza Hut building this month.
Public Open House Tonight

Residents-Property Owners-Businesses-Students-Organizations-Visitors
September 20, 2016-6:30-8 p.m.
Mundelein Village Hall-300 Plaza Circle

They are seeking YOUR input! Please join them for an Open House for the Downtown North Implementation Plan. The plan is under development to address topics and issues for the Downtown North area. Click here for more information

What is on my Ballot???

Am I registered to vote? How do I r equest a ballot by mail? What is on my ballot? Where do I vote?  Click here and enter your information.

If you need to register to vote, our clerk Chris McCann or I can help you.  Call the office at 847 223-2847.

Fremont Township Has a Textile Bin

For your convenience we now have a textile bin at Fremont Township.  Please drop off new or used clothing and textile donations of all kinds. The bin is in our parking lot at 22385 Route 60. These items will be reused, repurposed, or recycled. 

Pillows, cushions, and rugs cannot be accepted.

Please watch this 3:38 minute video that reminds us of all we can recycle in Lake County.

Food Scrap Recycling
In 2010 the Lake County Board approved a resolution to establish the 60% Recycling Task Force to realistically achieve a goal of a 60% recycle rate by 2020. In order to achieve this goal organics will need to be diverted out of the landfills through backyard or community composting. Watch and learn the do’s and don’ts of food scrap composting and what your options are for disposing of the food scraps.
Recycle Bedding for Local Animal Shelters

If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, please consider bringing them to Fremont Township at 22385 Route 60, Mundelein to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.  You can drop them off in the bin on our front porch.  This keeps them out of the landfill and puts them to good use.  

Shoe Recycling
We have recycled over 3000 pair of shoes since we started collecting shoes.  There is a bin on our front porch at 22385 Route 60. We also accept eyeglasses in our lobby.

Paper Shredding Event in Gurnee
Residential shredding, eyeglasses, hearing aids, mobile phones, children's books, clothing/textiles and shoes. 

September 24, 2016 from  9:00 AM - noon
Hunt Club Park Community Center
920 Hunt Club Road, Gurnee, Il
Contact:  847-548-5631

Where Do I Drop Off Electronic Recycling?
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

Highland Park: Firearms Training Center
1180 Half Day Road, Highland Park, IL
Every Tuesday 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
1st Saturday of month 7:00 am-- 1:00 pm  Excluding Holidays
Cuba Township: Road District Facility
28070 W. Cuba Road, Barrington, IL
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
Excluding Holidays

Grant Township: Road District Facility
2535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Excluding Holidays
Items Accepted
  • Cable Receivers
  • Cameras
  • CD Players
  • Computers (including tablets)
  • Computer Drives
  • Cords and Cables
  • Digital Converter Boxes
  • Digital Video Disc Players
  • Digital Video Disc Recorders
  • Electronic Keyboards
  • Electronic Mice
  • Facsimile Machines
  • Holiday Lights
  • Mainframes
  • Modems

  • Monitors
  • PDA Organizers
  • Portable Digital Music Players
  • Printers
  • Satellite Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Shredders
  • Small Scale Servers
  • Stereos
  • Tablets
  • Telephones
  • Televisions
  • Video Cassette Recorders
  • Video Game Consoles 

For more recycling information go to
Underwater on Your Mortgage?

Still Underwater on Your Mortgage? Worried about Foreclosure? Learn about New Options for Illinois Homeowners November 9, 6:30-7:30pm, at Round Lake Beach Civic Center  

Two new forgivable loan assistance programs can help homeowners stabilize their mortgage once and for all. I-Refi provides up to $50,000 to eliminate negative equity caused by the economic downturn, while the Hardest Hit Fund offers up to $35,000 to homeowners working toward regaining employment and financial stability. 

The Village of Round Lake Beach is teaming up with Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County (a not-for-profit organization) to explain how the programs work, who is eligible, and how to apply. Participating lenders and housing counselors will be on hand to answer your questions. The program is free of charge and open to all Illinois homeowners. Please contact Lisa Pugliese with questions or to register at 847-201-9186 or

Local Events
Play Duplicate Bridge at Fremont Township on Monday mornings. Contact Joe Connelly at 847 271-1666. This is ACBL sanctioned so you can earn points.

The Ambria Neighborhood is hosting a Garage Sale Thursday, 9/22 thru Saturday 9/24 from 10am to 4pm.

Arts Center Gala benefiting Northern Lakes Arts Collective, October 7 Click here for more information

Lake Forest Civic Orchestra, Bohemian Rhapsodies, October 22 at 2 pm  More

Mundelein CERT  is offering a 20-hour CERT  training program on October 21 (6 – 10 PM), October 22 (8 AM – 4 PM) and October 23 (8 AM – 4 PM) at Mundelein Fire Station 1, 1000 N. Midlothian Road. Enrollment and materials are free of charge and open to individuals 18 years of age or older, or those 16 and 17 years old with a signed permission slip and waiver from their parents. Upon completion of the course, participants will be invited to join the Mundelein CERT  team, althoug h doing so is not a requirement. Apply online at  or by contacting the Fire Station (847-949-3260). 

Crop Hunger Walk to benefit local food pantries. The Barrington Area CROP Walk is an annual community hunger education fund raiser.  This year, the Walk takes place throughout the village of Barrington, beginning at  120 N. Ela Street, Barrington, on Sunday, October 16.  Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the Walk will begin at 1:00.

Forest Preserve Events
The  Lake County Discovery Museum  is proud to present the 24th annual Farm Heritage Festival at  Lakewood Forest Preserve  on September 24 and 25, 2016. Co-sponsored by the  Lake County Farm Heritage Association , the Farm Heritage Festival features hundreds of tractors, cars, engines and other farm machinery. Daily highlights include a tractor parade, sheep herding and threshing demonstrations, live music, wagon and barrel train rides, traditional crafts, rope making, a petting zoo, and much more. Demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages.  More Information
Join official raptor counters as they scan the skies and share their tips for identification. Last year, more than 3,000 raptors of 17 different species were identified. Help spot migrating raptors, and visit bird education stations set up along the trails to learn about raptor adaptations, the amazing world of woodpeckers, and waterfowl identification on Lake Michigan. 

Hawkwatching in mid-October allows for the viewer to witness the largest amount of diversity of species with a backdrop of beautiful fall colors. The species, at their peak migration during this time, include sharp-shinned hawk and merlin, with red-tailed hawk and other large buteos. More Information

Complete just seven of the hikes between August 15 and November 30, and you'll earn a commemorative shield for your walking stick or a zipper pull (while supplies last). Use the  Travel Log  to record each hike. Every hiker needs their own. Bicycling or horseback riding do not count toward the program.

Let your canine companion join in the fun and complete the hikes with you. Record their name on your Travel Log and your dog will receive a commemorative dog tag (up to three dogs). You can even purchase an optional Hike Lake County dog collar to hang it on.

To receive your free dog tag, zipper pull or commemorative shield for your walking stick (while supplies last), submit your Travel Log online, bring it to any Hike Lake County Center, or mail it with a self-addressed stamped envelope to Lake County Forest Preserves, 1899 West Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL 60048 by January 31, 2017. More Information

Diaper Donations Appreciated
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.
Fremont Township belongs to a diaper bank and we would love your help in supporting it.  If you order from Amazon,please consider shopping through their  AmazonSmile .   If you do, 0.5% of your Amazon purchase price go directly to the Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County. 
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Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor 
Fremont Township Boundary

Fremont Township is 35.80 square miles and 22,909.92 acres.  The 2010 census had the population at  32,326 residents. Parts of eight municipalities including Mundelein, Hawthorn Woods, Wauconda, Grayslake, Libertyville, Long Grove, Round Lake and Round Lake Park are in Fremont Township. The Lake County Forest Preserve owns 17.87% of the land in Fremont,   43.04%  is within a village and 56.96 is unincorporated.      
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    Fremont Township Representatives


Bill Grinnell
Highway Commissioner

Ed Sullivan Jr.

Christina McCann  

Chic Martin
Connie Shanahan
Jeri Atleson
Tami Forman

Next Board Meeting-October 5 at 7:00 pm

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