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     Diana O'Kelly

  Township Supervisor

August  25, 2016

When Will Jewel Open at the Old Dominick's
A representative from Jewel gave the opening date for the new store on 176 as early November at the Village of Mundelein Liquor Control Commission meeting. 
Thank You to Grand Dominion Residents
Thank you to the Grand Dominion Community for hosting their annual car show which benefits the Fremont Township Food Pantry.  Thank you to our businesses who donated to the event, all of the car owners who brought their cars, and the volunteers and public for making the event such a success.  The car show was great, the weather was perfect and a good time was had by all.  Bob Giles delivered the cash, check and gift card donations totaling $4500 to our office.  All food and donations will go directly to families in need in Fremont Township.
County Clerk Carla Wyckoff Wants You to Be an Election Judge
If you wish to serve as an election judge in Lake County, complete the Election Judge Application. Any questions? You can also call 847-377-2408, Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM.
Cob Building 101 - Volunteers Needed

Monday, Aug 29th 5-7pm
Tuesday, Aug 30th 5-7pm
Location: Fremont Township Community Garden

This summer, a group of volunteers has been busy building the framework for a unique playhouse in the Fremont Community Garden!

The 8x8 structure is built from cedar by Wauconda resident, Mark Knigge.  The floor and walls are made by garden volunteers Charlotte and Alicia from urbanite, which is a fancy name for recycled concrete. The remainder of the walls will be filled in with cob, a material made from mixing clay, sand and straw.

This Monday, Aug 29th, from 5-7pm, and Tuesday, Aug 30th from 5-7 pm, the Fremont Township Garden will be hosting a Cob Making Class led by Pete Poli.  Pete will teach us about the materials and the process of mixing and building with cob.  Class is free, although donations are appreciated as a thank you for Pete sharing his time and expertise with us!

We will take the knowledge gained from the classes and have cob making sessions throughout the fall!  This is a fun activity for people of all ages and would be a great team building idea for community groups for adults and kids. Contact Alicia at 847-757-6249 or to be a part of this building process! 

Grand Dominion Garage Sale August 26 and 27
Blood Drive
Mundelein blood drive Labor Day weekend - Saturday September 3 from 9-3. Come out and share the gift of life. 9 am to 3 pm at the Mundelein Fire Department at 1000 Midlothian Road.
Mundelein Police Academy
Residents interested in learning more about the Mundelein Police Department and how it operates are invited to participate in Mundelein’s Citizens’ and Senior Citizens’ combined Police Academy on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  Classes will run every Wednesday for 10 weeks, culminating with a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  Classes will take place at the Mundelein Police Department, 221 North Lake Street, Mundelein, IL 60060. 
For more information on the upcoming academy, please call Officer Dan Schmidt or Officer Sarah Ruffolo at 847-968-4600.   To apply for the academy, please contact Jenni House at 847-968-3770. 
Mundelein Arts Festival
Enjoy art, music and more at Mundelein Arts Festival
The sixth annual Mundelein Fine Arts Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 and 11 at Kracklauer Park in downtown Mundelein. The event will feature artists, local musicians and food. Artwork by select students from Mundelein High School will also be highlighted. Details

Fremont Cert Team Recognized Nationally
Congratulations to the Fremont Cert Team for being recognized by FEMA for their WRLR radio program.

September 10- Shepard's of The Lake Health and Wellness Fair  
September 13-Fremont Library Public Information session- Railroad Safety- 7:00pm to 8:15pm.Click here to register
October 9- Countryside Fire Department Open House - 8:00am to 12:00pm  
October 16-Grayslake FPD- Open House- 7:00am to 12:00pm.
Help for Veterans
To learn about some resources available for veterans check out this  brochure , which details the assistance the Lake County Veterans Assistance Commission provides, the Veterans Treatment and Assistance Court, how to request a military service discharge record, and more.
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 the month 7:00 am to 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
Affordable Pet Vaccination Clinic

Low-cost pet vaccination clinics provide a convenient and affordable way to keep pets up to date with their shots and rabies tags. Pets are taken on a first come first served basis. All animals brought to a clinic must be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers. Only cash will be accepted on site. For more information, call 847-377-4700. 

September 10
9 a.m. - Noon
Grayslake Police Department
10 South Seymour
October 1
9 a.m. - Noon
Beach Park Public Works
40185 Glendale
Beach Park
For Spayed/neutered Pets
  • One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $20
  • One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $25
  • Distemper complete only: $10
  • Microchip: $15

For Pets Not Spayed/Neutered
  • One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $60
  • One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $65
  • Distemper complex only: $10
  • Microchip: $15

Indian Guide and Indian Princess Registration
Indian Guides and Indian Princesses click here
Pace Bus Options in Fremont Township

Fremont Township residents 60 and older or disabled, now have more options offered by Pace Dial a Ride.  Click here for the Ride Lake County Central Brochure. This will take you curb to curb, anywhere in Fremont, Libertyville and Shields Townships.

You still have the opportunity to get to anywhere in Avon, Antioch, Lake Villa, Wauconda, Grant and Fremont Townships on Pace as well.   Click here for the Ride Lake County West Brochure.  

These programs are curb to curb 5 days a week. 

The cost is $3.00 each way for trips under 10 miles for disabled and/or senior 
and $6.00 each way for trips over 10 miles 

To make a reservation and to register, just call 1-800-201-6446 24 hours in advance.  

Passengers may make reservations 7 days in advance for work, medical appointments and College of Lake County trips. If you cancel you must provide at least 2 hours notice.

Future Presentations at Fremont Township

The Lake County States Attorney's Office will have a presentation on Scamming and Fraud on 9/13/2016 at 10 am.

The Lake County Clerk's Office will have a presentation on Illinois voter law, voting by mail, etc. on 9/20/16 at 10 am. 

AARP Defensive Driving Class
The AARP 55 Defensive Driving Class is scheduled for Ocotober 20 and 21st from 9 am til 1:00 pm. at the Fremont Township Office.  Call Nancy at 847 223-2847 to register.  This class fills up fast.
$15.00 for AARP Members $20.00 for non AARP members
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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.  

We also accept eye glasses and shoes to be recycled.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.

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Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor 
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