News You Can Use

     Diana O'Kelly

  Township Supervisor

December 12. 2016

See Road Conditions From Your Computer
Did you know that you can look in on the road conditions from your computer or mobile device before you hit the roads? You have access to the Lake County PASSAG E cameras which means you can look at real-time snapshots from major intersections.
• Go to
• In "Layer Options" at top right, turn on camera images
• Find the intersections along your route
• Check the conditions from each direction

24 Hour Hotline for People in Crisis
Through the Health Department's Crisis Care Program, counselors are available 24 hours a day to speak to people in crisis by phone. The number is: 847-377-8088. You do not have to give your name when you call. They can help guide you through difficult times, manage stress, anxiety and depression, and cope with longer-term difficulties.  For more information, visit the program's web page .
Help For Substance Abusers
Individuals who struggle with substance abuse are able to get directed quickly to treatment through a pilot program launched by the Lake County Opioid Initiative called “A Way Out. The program is be offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at participating police departments across Lake County. Individuals who possess narcotics or paraphernalia, enter a participating police department and tell an officer they are requesting help will avoid criminal charges as long as the participant seeks assistance.

 “A Way Out” is a Lake County, Illinois Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion pilot program, designed to fast-track users to substance abuse programs and services. This program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at participating police departments.
Prescription Drug Card
Fremont Township offers a free prescription drug card.  Click here to download your free card.  We also have the cards in our office.  Even if you have insurance, some people have found a bigger discount with this card on certain drugs. 

Cardholders and their entire families can also benefit from the savings provided through  other discount programs:

  • Save up to 60% on dental care. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 50% on vision care. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 15% on hearing care. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 25% on veterinary services. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save up to 70% on diabetic supplies. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save 50% to 80% on lab work. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Save 50% to 80% on imaging. CLICK HERE for more information
Fremont Cert Wants You To Be Prepared For Emergencies
Are you prepared for the unexpected? Is the safety of your family a priority for you?  Do you have a preparedness kit for your family? Do you know where your gas shut off is or how to turn off the electricity to your home? These and other safety questions are answered in the CERT class being offered by Fremont Township. Learn about disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operations, and more. 

A free six-week training course on emergency preparedness will run on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, February 15 through March 22.  Sessions will be held at the Fremont Township Center.  To register for this six-week program and learn lifesaving skills, please email team member Judy Hammel at  

We have gotten great reviews from our community!

Fremont Cert is on the radio on Thursday Nights at 7:00 pm WRLR 98.3fm the Voice of Lake County.

The next Public Information session is on February 6, 2017 at 7:00pm in conjunction with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary at the Fremont  Library at 7:00pm.  
Lake County Telephone Town Hall Meeting
Residents often ask – what does the County do? The Lake County Board invests in 300 miles of county roads that local residents traverse every day, funds public safety and judicial agencies that work 24/7 to keep families safe, and supports healthcare programs that contribute to the health and well-being of all residents and communities. 

Share your ideas for a better Lake County by participating in the first-ever Telephone
Town Hall meeting December 13 at 7 p.m. with  Aaron Lawlor - Lake County Board Chairman ! As the county board gets ready to update its strategic plan next year, they want to know what is important to you. During the Telephone Town Hall, they will discuss their current priorities and you will be able to share your thoughts and ideas to make our county even better! Sign up to receive a call:

I signed up, I hope you do too!!
Deadline to Sign Up for Obamacare
Don’t miss the Dec 15 deadline for Jan 1 coverage!

Time is running out! You only have until December 15, 2016 to sign up for or update your current Marketplace health insurance plan, so it’ll take effect January 1, 2017.  

Buy Forest Preserve Permits Online

Annual permits for Dog ParksHorse Trail UseModel Aircraft Field, and more went on sale Monday, December 5 at 8 am.

2017 annual permits are good from time of purchase through the end of the calendar year (December 31, 2017). Revenue from permit sales is used to fund maintenance of the Dog Parks and other special use areas. 

Permits can be purchased online, by phone at 847-367-6640, in person at the General Offices in Libertyville and the Operations and Public Safety Facility in Lindenhurst, or by mail or fax.

Snowmobile Safety Class for Children 12 to 16 Years Old at the Lake County Forest Preserve
Who Must Take The Course?

On October 2, 1975, a State law was passed that requires persons at least twelve years of age and less than sixteen years of age may operate a snowmobile only if:

they have in possession a valid Snowmobile Safety Education Certificate of Competency issued by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Division of Education; or they are accompanied on the snowmobile by a parent or guardian or person at least sixteen years of age designated by a parent or guardian.

This program is primarily designed to train young people between the ages of 12 and 16. 

Persons 12 and over completing the minimum eight hours of instruction and successfully completing the final examination will receive a State of Illinois Certificate of Competency.

Visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources online for more information about Snowmobile Safety Education.

FREE. Registration required. Click here to register or call  847-968-3404. Click here for more information.

Please Don't Park on the Streets During Snow Events
Fremont Township Highway Commissioner Bill Grinnell is reminding you to avoid parking on the street during snow events to allow the plows to get through.

Fremont Township maintains over 40 miles of road including the roads in Countryside Lake, Fremont Manor, Sylvan Lake, West Shore Park, Oak Terrace, Barnswallow, Pond Shore, Summerhill Estates, Ivanhoe Road, Erhart Road, Chardon Road, Milton Road, The Woods of Ivanhoe and more!
Purchase Cookbook Honoring Teacher At MHS
All of the teaching unit recipes and all of the personal favorite recipes of Mundelein High School Foods teacher, Jerri Craven, have been placed into a cookbook which is being sold to fund a scholarship in Craven’s name. The beloved teacher died unexpectedly in September.

Following her death, countless students and alumni commented on Facebook that they still make many of the dishes that Craven taught them in her classes. They also said that they wish they had saved the other recipes. With those comments, the idea was born to have a collection of both the coursework recipes and also many of the favorites that the students learned during the courses.
50 and Over and Looking For Things To Do?
The Mundelein Regent Center is offering a new Health and Fitness class, a trip to the Macy's Spring Flower Show, Book Clubs and More!! You don't have to be a resident to join in on the fun. Click here for their December Calendar.
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.
Holiday Concert at Mundelein High School
Mundelein High School’s bands and choirs will join together for a Holiday Concert on Tuesday, December 13, at 7 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium. Admission is free. A highlight of the show will feature the Honors Wind Ensemble and the entire choral department singing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus to conclude the concert.
Mundelein Fire Department Holiday Community Blood Drive
1000 N Midlothian Drive, Mundelein
Saturday, December 17 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm
For an appointment contact ; Select Donate Blood; Choose Make an appointment; search by Group Code:  MN10.  Walk ins are welcome!


Please bring ID with you on the day of the blood drive. Proper ID is required to donate blood. A LifeSource or military ID, driver’s license, or employee badge with picture and full name are all approved forms of ID. Birth certificate along with a picture ID that includes the donor full name will also be accepted.

Cookie Decorating Class on December 19 at the Fremont Library for K-2 and Third thru 6th graders.  Click here for more information and to sign up.
How To Recycle Better
I encourage you and your family to watch this video for information on recycling in your home. Learn more about recycling and all the things you can recycle in Lake County.  Let me know what you think of the video.  Click on the video below
Where Can I Recycle Christmas Lights?
The Village of Mundelein is again offering to recycle Christmas Tree Lights.  The  lights can be conveniently recycled for no charge at the following Village facilities:

- Village Hall 300 Plaza Circle
- Public Works Facility #1 440 East Crystal St.
- Fire Station #1 1000 N. Midlothian Road
- Police Station 221 N. Lake Street

Only the light strands themselves will be taken; bulbs do not have to be removed from the strands. However, light strands connected to wreaths, garlands, or other material cannot be taken.   

Where Can I Recycle My Christmas Tree?

Don’t send your Christmas tree to the landfill, drop it off with the Forest Preserve for recycling.

Donated trees are chipped and used for trails and landscaping at forest preserves throughout Lake County.

Bring your tree to a drop-off site at one of the following forest preserves, open daily from 6:30 am to sunset:

  • Grant Woods in Fox Lake—drop trees off at Monaville Road entrance, second parking lot.
  • Greenbelt in Waukegan—drop trees off next to maintenance facility.
  • Half Day in Vernon Hills—drop trees off next to maintenance facility.
  • Heron Creek in Long Grove—drop trees off at Shelter A.
  • Lakewood in Wauconda—drop trees off along Forest Preserve Drive.
  • Old School in Libertyville—drop trees off near main entrance.
  • Ryerson Woods in Deerfield—drop trees off at the end of main entrance road.
  • Van Patten Woods in Wadsworth—drop trees off by the Shelter A parking area.

Drop-offs accepted at the marked sites only between December 26 and February 1.

Only undecorated, real Christmas trees can be accepted; no yard waste. Commercial drop-offs are prohibited.

Electronic Recycling Drop Off Events
What items am I able to drop off?  Click here
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
26535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Excluding Holidays
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: 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
Recycle Your Towels and Bedding 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.  You may drop them in the bin on the front porch. This keeps them out of the landfill and puts them to good use.  

What Else Can I Recycle  at Fremont Township?

Fremont Township recycles shoes year round.  You will find a bin on our front porch.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.  

We also accept eyeglasses.
Use our  textile bin  in our parking lot. Click here for a list of acceptable items.
Coat  and Diaper Drive for Fremont Township

It is not too late to donate coats.  If you have new or used coats that you would like to donate to local residents in need, we would appreciate you thinking of 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 .

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Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor 
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Bill Grinnell
Highway Commissioner

Ed Sullivan Jr.

Christina McCann  

Chic Martin
Connie Shanahan
Jeri Atleson
Tami Forman

Next Board Meeting-December 12 at 5:00 pm

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