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     Diana O'Kelly

  Township Supervisor

January 5, 2017

Medicare and Social Security Scam Calls in Our Area

Under this scam, a con artist calls you posing as Medicare, Social Security, or an insurance company representative. The caller generally claims that new Medicare, Social Security, or supplemental insurance benefits cards are being issued or that your file must be updated. The scam artist will then ask you to provide or verify your personal or financial information.

Never provide this sort of private information to an unknown person over the phone, as disclosure of this information can lead to identity theft and unauthorized withdrawals from your financial accounts. Additional information on scams is available here

Remember, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Social Security Administration will not call you to update your information or give you a new card.

If someone who calls you asks for your personal information, do not provide it.

Township and County Scholarships Available for High School Seniors
Illinois high school seniors who will continue their education in-state may apply for Township of Illinois scholarships.  Please mail your completed application, postmarked no later than March 1, 2017 to: Township Officials of Illinois Attn.: Scholarship Committee 3217 Northfield Drive Springfield, Illinois 62702   Click here for the application.

2017 Illinois Counties Scholarship Applications Available!The ICA Scholarship application process has begun. Applications must be completed online by midnight on April 28, 2017. Click here for more information.  Click here for the application

Apple ITune Scam
Now the scammers are targeting people with ITune accounts.

The iTunes Store will  never  ask you to provide personal information or sensitive account information (such as passwords or credit card numbers) via email.

Email messages that contain attachments or links to non-Apple websites are from sources other than Apple, although they may appear to be from the iTunes Store. Most often, these attachments are malicious and should not be opened. You should never enter your Apple account information on any non-Apple website. Apple websites that require Account information have, such as, or (with the exception being

Click here for more information

CLC Dental Hygiene Clinic offers $15 cleanings in Downtown Waukegan
Great Info in the Daily Herald
For Lake County residents who lack dental insurance, the College of Lake County Dental Hygiene Clinic in downtown Waukegan provides free screening appointments and complete dental hygiene services for just $15. Services are provided by CLC students training to be dental hygienists and are supervised by instructors, who are licensed dental hygienists, faculty members and a dentist.

Click here for more information
Do The Transportation Options in Lake County Meet Your Needs?
Provide Input on Lake County's Transportation Needs!
Lake County is looking for feedback about travel needs.  If you don't drive - can you get to work or school?  Can you access the places you need to? The study will review the available services, identify gaps in service relative to community needs, and recommend improvements. Additional information can be found on LCDOT’s website: Click here .

You will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback and comments about travel needs in Lake County.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017                      11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2006 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach
Tuesday, January 17, 2017                      3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Waukegan Township Park Place Senior Center, 414 South Lewis Avenue, Waukegan, IL
Wednesday, January 18, 2017               2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Libertyville Township Office, 359 Merrill Court, Libertyville, IL
Thursday, January 19, 2017                    9 a.m. -11 a.m.
Wauconda Township Office, 505 West Bonner Road, Wauconda, IL

The meetings will be accessible to persons with a disability. Anyone in need of special assistance and planning to attend should contact the Lake County Division of Transportation in writing, or by e-mail by January 10, 2017.

If you have any questions or need additional info rmation, please contact Ashley Lucas, Project Manager, at or (847) 377-7400.
Free Hearing Tests at Fremont Township February 9
Free Hearing Screening and Otoscope Exam
Thursday from 10:00 am  – 1 pm

Audibel Hearing Aid Center in Libertyville, a leader in “Better Hearing Health” is pleased to offer a Free Hearing Screening and Otoscope Exam Event on Thursday February 9 from 10:00 am til 1 pm at lower level of the Fremont Township Administrative Building.

Hearing Loss is the 3rd most common condition in older Americans. A Local Hearing Instrument Specialist from Audibel Hearing Aid Center, Libertyville, will be on site performing Hearing Screenings and Otoscope Exams.
With your appointment, you’ll receive:

••FREE Hearing Screening!
••FREE Ear Canal Examination!

To make your reservation, call or email  Jeanne Pinkerton at  1-847-362-7500 .
Thank You For Participating
The Fremont Township holiday programs for our less fortunate residents were extremely successful this year.  We were able to distribute 68 holiday dinners, assist 174 residents with gifts and see happy faces on 89 seniors because of our adopt a senior program.  Thank you to those who were so thoughtful and giving.  We feel blessed to have such a caring community that made the spirit of Christmas happen in Fremont Township.
Do You Have Yarn You Won't Use?

If you have yarn you won't use, we will gladly accept it for people who make hats, scarves, mittens and baby blankets for those in need.  Just drop it at our office.
50 and Over and Looking For Things To Do?
The Mundelein Regent Center has a lot of fun things scheduled and you don't have to live in the Mundelein Park District to participate.  Click here for their schedule!

Their next trip will be to the Macy’s Spring Flower Show & Lunch at the Walnut Room
on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
Remember the DMV Has Moved

Just a reminder the DMV facility has relocated to 951 S. Rand Road in Lake Zurich effective Wednesday, January 4, 2017.    There is also a DMV Facility in Waukegan at  617 S. Green Bay Road. Click here for hours and information.
Community Events
Friends of Fremont Library Used Book Sale
1170 N Midlothian, Mundelein, IL
Saturday Jan. 14 10:00 - 4:30
Sunday   Jan. 15   1:00 4:30
The NORTH CENTRAL O GAUGERS Model Railroad Club, Inc. will also be running their Model trains from 10:00-4:00 on Sat. Jan. 14. The kids(young and old) will have fun watching all the different trains.
Mundelein Show Choir Concert and Dessert Extravaganza
Don't miss the annual fundraiser for the Mundelein Show Choirs on January 20 at 6:30 pm.  They are selling raffle tickets for Hamilton Tickets.

Click here for more information
Fremont Cert Wants You To Be Prepared For Emergencies
Meet new people and learn important safety skills.

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

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.

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.
Where Do I Dispose of Prescription Drugs?
Overdoses from prescription pain medications kill thousands of Americans every year, and more often than not, those drugs come from the family medicine cabinet.  In addition, many heroin users start out by misusing prescription drugs. 
Do You Need the IRS Tax Form?
Click here for the 2016 tax forms. Click here to file for free

Taxpayers who have moved should tell the US Postal Service, their employers and the IRS. To notify the IRS, mail IRS Form 8822 , Change of Address, to the address listed on the form’s instructions. For taxpayers who purchase health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace , they should also notify the Marketplace when they move out of the area covered by their current Marketplace plan.

For name changes due to marriage or divorce, notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) so the new name will match IRS and SSA records. Also notify the SSA if a dependent’s name changed.  A mismatch between the name shown on your tax return and the SSA records can cause problems in the processing of your return and may even delay your refund.

ElderCARE Can Drive You To Your Medical Appointment
ElderCARE is an organization that provides services to adults over 65
  • Transportation to Medical Appointments
  • Shopping
  • Home Visits....

For more information call 847-406-4683 or visit their website at:

Their trained volunteers will pick you up and wait with you at the doctor's office.  They will go shopping for you and come by for a friendly visit.  ElderCARE is also looking for volunteers to drive residents.

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 Am I Able To  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, boots, hats, scarves and gloves.  If you have new or used items 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 .

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
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Diana O'Kelly
Fremont Township Supervisor 
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Chic Martin
Connie Shanahan
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