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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
December 10, 2019
Fremont Township Appoints New Highway Commissioner
As you know, our Highway Commissioner Bill Grinnell submitted his resignation effective 12/14/19. We thank him for over three decades of service to our residents. We completed the interviewing process and last night appointed his successor. Please join me in welcoming Alicia Dodd as our new Highway Commissioner on 12/15/19. She looks forward to a continued excellent working relationship with our residents.
Some New Laws for 2020
More than 250 new laws take effect in Illinois New Year’s Day
On Jan. 1, the new recreational cannabis law is just one of the scores of new laws that will take effect. In Illinois, more than 250 new laws take effect Jan. 1 that will affect parents, employers, drivers, students and those in the criminal justice system. Click here for more information
Lock Your Cars In Your Driveway
We continue to hear of residents cars being robbed in our neighborhoods. Just a reminder to lock your car.
Fremont Township Offers CERT Class
What is CERT?
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and train them in basic response skills. The training prepares community members to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders cannot be immediately available to help. CERT members also support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects within their community.  Meet new people in your community and make sure you are prepared for an emergency!

Fremont CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is offering their great six-week annual training program that covers these important topics:
       Disaster Preparedness
       Fire Safety
       First Aid Skills
       Light Search & Rescue Operations
       Disaster Psychology
       Terrorism
Taking this FREE class gives you crucial lifesaving information for you and your family—with an option to join Fremont CERT and help others as well. Our spring class at the Fremont Township office will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm, from January 28 to March 3, 2020.
                                                                                
If you would like to register for our comprehensive spring training or have any questions, please email us at: fremonttownshipcert@gmail.com or call Fremont Township at 847.223.2847.
Santa's Cottage Hours
Santa’s Cottage is one of Mundelein’s most cherished events in the eyes of children and their parents. Hosted by Mundelein Community Connection, a visit to Santa’s Cottage is a memorable experience year in and year out. Santa’s Cottage is located outside of the Mundelein Village Hall-300 Plaza Circle.

Bring your camera!
2019 Santa’s Cottage Schedule
December 14, Noon – 3 p.m.
December 21, Noon – 3 p.m.
Ben Brust To Be Inducted Into Boys Basketball Hall of Fame
Mundelein High School’s Athletic Department will induct 2010 graduate and University of Wisconsin basketball standout Ben Brust into the MHS Boys Basketball Hall of Fame at halftime of the Mundelein vs. Waukegan home basketball game Friday, Dec. 13. The game will begin at 7 p.m. He will also do his ESPN Radio Show live at MHS from 3 to 5 p.m. More
Friends Of Fremont Library Book Sale
Monthly sale of donated and/or withdrawn books, movies, audiobooks, and music CDs sponsored by the Friends & Foundation of Fremont Public Library District.
Saturday, December 14: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday, December 15: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Go to the 2nd floor of Fremont Library to view a special Holiday display from North Central 'O' Gaugers' model trains. Press some buttons and learn all about trains and model train enthusiasts.
Holiday Children’s Theatre in Lake County
Looking for things to do with the kids? Check out www.littlelakecounty.com.
Kirk Players Celebrates “Votes for Women”
Come celebrate the 100 th anniversary of the ratification of women’s right to vote by attending one of Kirk Players’ special events during the month of January 2020! 

In 1920 the ratification of the nineteenth amendment of the U.S. Constitution granted the right to vote to all U.S. citizens regardless of their sex. To honor this historic event, Kirk Players will present the popular suffrage play A Woman’s Influence by Gertrude Jennings. Written in 1909 during the height of the movement, the play explores the topic of conditions for women working in factories and the interesting relationships between men and women during the struggle. 

"Votes for Women Celebration” will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 2pm at Innovation Park - The Stage, 1950 Innovation Way, West Building in Libertyville. This event is an extended celebration and will include guest speakers and performers professional storyteller Paddy Lynn, Kirk Player performers Jon Matousek as Teddy Roosevelt and Amy Sharer as Susan B. Anthony, Writer/Poet Jayme Marsh, special speaker Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim, as well as the historical one-act play A Woman’s Influence . There will be refreshments, raffles and much more!

There are also two opportunities to preview this historic play: Fremont Public Library in Mundelein on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7pm, and the Dunn Museum in Libertyville on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 6:30pm.
Admission is free for all events, however, advance registration is required for the main event at Innovation Park and can be done on our website at www.kirkplayers.org , by calling 847-521-6192, or email us at tickets@kirkplayers.org.  
What Does the Food Pantry Need?
Many of you ask what you can do to help? We are in need of size 4 and 5 diapers.
Our food needs are spaghetti sauce, crackers, instant flavored oatmeal, applesauce, canned fruit, rice, sloppy joe Sauce, jelly, cereal and side dishes. We are also in need of toiletries- (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant) and cleaning supplies.
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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   
Transportation Options in Fremont Township
Access to Transportation
Eligible residents of Fremont Township have access to two Pace Dial a Ride services.

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
Prairieland Disposal and Recycling
21N988 Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, IL 
Monday - Friday ​8:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Saturday ​8:00 am to NOON​
​Closed on Legal Holidays
No cost for Lake County residents
​Businesses are prohibited
​LIMIT OF TEN ITEMS PER VISIT INCLUDING ONE TV
​(excluding misc. cords and cables)

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 
Grant Township: Road District Facility
26535 Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL
​Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
​Excluding Holidays
No cost to Lake County residents
​Business are prohibited
​LIMIT OF TEN ITEMS PER VISIT
​​(excluding misc. cords and cables)


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, Shoes, Eye Glasses, Hearing Aids, Flags Textiles and Yarn at Fremont Township
We accept eyeglasses, hearing aids and yarn
 No Pillows!!!!!!
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, bring them to Fremont Township to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.
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Bring your American Flag to Fremont Township to ensure it is disposed of properly.

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 Representatives

    
Supervisor

Highway Commissioner

Assessor

Clerk 

Trustees

Next Board Meeting-
Monday, January 13, at 6:30 pm