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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
May 24, 2017
Our offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.
Local Memorial Day Events
American Legion, VFW and Village of Mundelein Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Parade starts from Village Hall – Monday May 29 at 10 a.m.  More Information
Wauconda Memorial Day Parade, Monday May 29 from 10:00 am til 1:00 pm.  For the first time ever, they have the Blues Brothers Police Car (aka “Blues mobile”) driving in the parade. If you would like your picture taken with the “Blues mobile” you can stop by the front of the Wauconda Police Department between 10:30-11:00am.
Unincorporated Residents Repairing or Replacing Driveway

If you live in unincorporated Fremont Township and are planning on repairing, replacing or installing a new driveway, you must contact the Fremont Township Highway Department at 847 223-2848.  The culvert needs to be inspected to ensure it meets requirements.
Kids Ride Free On Metra All Summer Long

Metra announced today that up to three children age 11 and under will be able to ride free with each adult starting this Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Click here for more information.

Soliciting in Unincorporated Lake County

Solicitors seeking door-to-door purchases or orders are required to comply with a County Board adopted ordinance when working in unincorporated Lake County. Each solicitor must:  

  • Appear in person and register annually with  the Lake County Building and Zoning office. Registration is free.
  • Work only between the hours of 11 am and 7 pm.
  • Carry his/her own Certificate of Registration bearing the sales person’s name, employer’s name, manufacturer’s name, type of business, and an embossed seal.
  • Observe “No Solicitation” signs.
  • Respect occupant’s request if asked to leave.

Residents should ask to see the vendor’s certificate and report any violations to the Lake County Sheriff’s office (847.549.5200) where fines and penalties can be enforced. This ordinance applies only to unincorporated Lake County and provides exemptions for religious groups, candidates, and minors under the age of eighteen who participate in fundraising activities. If you live within municipal or village borders, check with your local officials for your specific ordinances.

Recycling Event September 30

Fremont Township is hosting a huge recycling event on September 30 and will need volunteers to help.  The event will be from 9:00 am til noon.  If you are interested, please email me.
Help Sorting Food

If you would like to help sort the food we received from the Postal collection, please come to the lower level of our administrative offices on Thursday, June 8 at 9:30 am.  We appreciate your help!
Fremont Township Community Garden Tour

Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 am to11:00 am. Join garden manager Alicia Dodd on a tour of the garden and learn about the sustainably grown, organic produce it provides to the food pantry and low-income seniors. 

In late May and early June, turtles leave their aquatic habitats to lay their eggs in drier areas, often crossing roads. Use caution driving near wetlands and assisting turtles. If you move a turtle, place it on the side of the street where it was headed.
Sign Up For 5k Freedom Classic

Sign up for the Freedom Classic before May 31 and SAVE! This year the Classic will be held on Saturday July 1 at 8 am. Questions? Call registration at 847.388.5450. Sign up here
Lake County Municipal Auction

Police cars, trucks, furniture, and other surplus equipment from local municipalities and government agencies will be at the upcoming Lake County Municipal Auction! Below are just some the items that will be there. For a complete list, visit: Click here

When: Saturday, June 3 at 9 a.m.
Where: Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake

Lake County Has An App For Bike Paths

Explore Lake County's bike path and trail network using Lake County's app, Bike Lake County, a mobile application designed to run on any device. Click here
We Accept Your American Flags

To ensure your American Flag is disposed of properly, bring it to Fremont Township.
Finding A Lost Pension

I have encouraged you to check with the State of Illinois to see if they are holding your funds at   One of our Fremont residents found $12,000, and the last time I posted this I heard from Debbie in Mundelein that she found $700.00. I had money there as did 3 of our children, my sister and some of my friends.  Please check it to see if the state has your money. Let me know if you find money too!!!!

I just learned about a site that has unclaimed pensions.  I had never heard of this site before now, but there is a lot of money being held in unclaimed pensions.  Click here

Read More About Finding A Lost Pension

Dispose of Your Prescription Drugs

I recently spoke with a 21 year old recovering heroin addict who told me how he and his friends started taking drugs in the 7th grade by going in medicine cabinets and taking vicodin, oxycodone and other drugs.  Don't assume it can't happen to your children and grandchildren.  Have you checked your medicine cabinet lately and disposed of the prescriptions you don't use?   Please make it a priority to  go through your medicines and dispose of them.  Most of our police stations have drop off boxes for the drugs.  Please click here to find the location nearest you.
Kirk Players Presents - I Remember Mama

Kirk Players announces the final show of its 51st season, I Remember Mama.
The charming story shows how Mama, with help from her husband and Uncle Chris, brings up the children in their modest San Francisco home during the early years of the 20th century.  Mama’s sisters and Uncle Chris furnish a rich background for heartwarming comedy, while the doings of the children manage to keep everyone in pleasant turmoil.
The show can be seen at Mundelein High School Theatre on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 at 7:30pm.  Additional performances are offered on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 at 2:00pm. More Information

Meat Raffle To Benefit Fremont Township

We are so lucky to have such support from our community for the food pantry in Fremont Township. Last year we served over 1000 people.  Emils in Mundelein is hosting a meat raffle on June 11th and the proceeds will be donated to the Fremont Township Food Pantry. I hope to see you at this event!  Click here for more information This is a great way to support a local business and the Food Pantry!

Free Hearing Screening
These events fill up quickly!
June 29 Thursday from 10:00 am  – 3 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, June 29 from 10:00 am til 3 pm at lower level of the Fremont Township Administrative Building.

Click here for the brochureTo make your reservation, call or email  Jeanne Pinkerton at  1-847-362-7500.

••FREE Hearing Screening!

••FREE Ear Canal Examination!

Red, White and Brew- Grilling Techniques
Open to Seniors 60+ Watch as we demonstrate grilling techniques and sample some of the food.  A $5 donation is suggested.  RSVP to Kari Pohar at 847 740-6708. Donations are appreciated, but no senior will be denied to register for any event due to the inability to make a donation.
Lunch and Learn About Senior Scams
There are so many scams and crimes targeting our seniors now. Charity Scam, Spoofing Scams, Grand Parent Scams, Internet Safety and Ruse Burglaries will be discussed. Please consider joining us to learn about these crimes and how to protect yourself against them on Tuesday, July 18th at 12 pm in the lower level of our Fremont Township Office.  Lunch is provided and an $8 donation is requested. To attend, please call Kari Pohar at (847) 740-6708. Donations are encouraged, however, no senior will be denied to register for a program due to the inability to make a donation.
Mundelein Concerts In The Park Schedule

May 21 MHS Jazz Band
May 28 Anderlik & Church (Bluegrass, Blues, Acoustic Roots)
June 4 8 Miles South (Southern Rock)
June 11 FlashDrive (Rock, 70’s to Present)
June 18 Kaleidoscope Eyes (Beatles Tribute Band)
June 25 3 If By Air (Rock & Alternative)
June 30-July 3 Mundelein Community Days
July 11 Jazz Spectrum
July 16 DuPage Band (Motown, R&B, Blues)
July 23 Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band
July 30 Cadillac Groove (R&B, Classic Rock, Blues)
August 6 Samadhi Vibe (Funk, Soul, Blues)
August 13 Low-reen & the Lazy Dogs (Blues)
August 20 Mr. Myers (Caribbean Rock)

All concerts take place at Kracklauer Park from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
For more information please call 949-3200.

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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
Fremont Township has a Recycle O Rama scheduled for September 30.  If you need to dispose of electronics before then, below are the drop off locations. 
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
Also Accepting:
​Clothing & Textiles, Shoes,
​Mixed Paper, Cardboard,
​Plastic Containers, Glass Bottles & Jars,
​Steel Cans, Food Scraps 
Cuba Township: Road District Facility
28070 W. Cuba Road, Barrington, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
​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
Also Accepting:
​Clothing and Textiles, Shoes,
Polystyrene Foam: Cup, Containers &
​Packaging, Fluorescent Light Bulbs  
Recycle Bedding- But No Pillows
Recycle Bedding for the Dogs

No Pillows!!!!!!
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. 
Recycle Shoes, Eye Glasses, and Textiles at Fremont Township

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 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 and hearing aids. 

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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   
 Fremont Township Representatives


Bill Grinnell
Highway Commissioner

Ed Sullivan Jr.

Christina McCann  

Connie Shanahan
Jeri Atleson
Tami Forman
Keith Voss

Next Board Meeting-June 12 at 7 pm

Recycling Event, September 30