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Diana O'Kelly, Township Supervisor
October 9, 2018
Early Voting At Fremont Township Starts October 22
Our phones are busy with people asking about early voting. I f you would like to vote early, Fremont Township is now an early voting location. We are located at 22385 Illinois Route 60, Mundelein. Please drive around back and enter in the lower level of our building. Early voting is from October 22 through November 3. The hours Monday - Friday from 9:00 am til 5:00 pm and 9:00 til 2:00 on Saturdays. To view your ballot or order a ballot by mail, click here and enter your information. Questions? Call the clerks office at 847 377-2410.
North Shore Camera Club Photos At Fremont Township
If you come to early vote, please take a look at the photos from local photographers. We are happy to display their beautiful artwork.
65 or Older? Apply For Your RTA Pass at Fremont Township
Seniors 65 and over may apply for the RTA Pass at Fremont Township. Taking the train downtown?  This will save you money and it is free. It takes 3 to 4 weeks to receive the pass in the mail. Bring in your Illinois driver's license or State ID and we will take your photo.
The RTA Reduced Fare Permit allows older adults, age 65 and older, and qualified people with disabilities and Medicare recipients to ride all RTA fixed-route services (regularly scheduled CTA, Metra and Pace buses or trains in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) at a reduced fare.
Energy Assistance Programs at Fremont Township
There are energy assistance programs available to those who meet certain financial guidelines. Click here to see the allowable income. Please pass this information along to those who are in the income guidelines.

LIHEAP -  Low Income Heating Assistance Program is an annual assistance program that helps with the high cost of winter heating. Appointments taken for Seniors and Disabled starting 10/01/18 and Everyone 12/1/18.

NICOR SHARING is an annual assistance program that helps with the high cost of winter heating. This program is for people that do not qualify for LIHEAP and have NICOR as their natural gas provider. Disabled Veterans may receive LIHEAP and NICOR Sharing.

NORTH SHORE GAS-SHARE-THE-WARMTH is an annual assistance program that helps with the high cost of winter heating. This program is for North Shore Gas and People’s Energy Customers. Must be at least $200 in arrears. 

Please call for Nancy @ 847.223.2847 for additional information on all programs.
Lake Forest Civic Orchestra Programs
Sunday Oct 14, 2018 • 4:00pm
John & Nancy Hughes Theater
Gorton Community Center
Co-Music Director Christopher Ramaekers conducts:
All the World’s a Stage
Dramatic music by Wagner, Gounod and Tschaikovsky
Rachel Wood joins the LFCO and sings operatic excerpts from Carmen, Faust, Samson & Dalila

Sunday Nov 11, 2018 • 4:00pm
John & Nancy Hughes Theater
Gorton Community Center
Co-Music Director Robert Nordling conducts:
A Salute to Veterans
Smith – Star Spangled Banner
Lowden – Armed Forces Salute, Erika Morrison, Soprano
Copland – Lincoln Portrait, Larry Garner, Narrator
Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 3 “Pastorale”, Erika Morrison, Soprano
Sousa – Stars and Stripes Forever

Fremont CERT Presents: Fundamentals of Search and Rescue
Join the Fremont CERT team and guest speaker to learn techniques used for search and rescue.
They will hold a Raffle for an Emergency Weather radio. Everyone in attendance receives an item for an in-home emergency supply bag.
Fremont Library Tuesday Oct 23rd - 7.00 to 8.00pm- Meeting Room A Upstairs
1170 N. Midlothian Rd, Mundelein, IL 60060
MHS Invites Veterans to Take Part In Veterans Day Event
Mundelein High School officials are inviting area veterans to take part in a solemn Veterans’ Day assembly to take place on Friday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. [the actual Veterans’ Day falls on a Sunday this year]. Last year the assembly drew more than 80 veterans to take part in the ceremony and to be honored. The registration deadline is Friday, Nov 2. Keynote speaker will be Brigadier General James Swanson, a 1967 MHS Distinguished Alum. Veterans may register for the event by using this link or by calling 847 949-2200.
Fall Artisan Fair at Prairie Crossing Charter School
Prairie Crossing is having their annual Fall Artisan Fair on Saturday, November 3 from 9 am til 3 pm. The are located at 1531 Jones Point Road, Grayslake. Items for sale include: Holiday Gifts and ornaments, seasonal decor, jewelry, lotion, soaps wood items, knit hats, scarves, toys, wildtree, wreaths, thirty-one, hostess gifts, dog treats and more!
AARP Smart Driver Program at the Regent Center
Check with your auto insurance agent to see if it is time to update your defensive driving skills. This could save you money!!!
This two day course costs only $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. November 7 and 8 at the Regent Center from 9 am til 1 pm. To register call 847 566-4790.
Native Landscaping to Encourage Pollinators
Native plants are good for Fremont Township!

Wild Ones is a national organization that promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Native plants benefit water quality, minimize erosion and support wildlife including pollinators.

To learn more, consider attending the Lake-to-Prairie Wild Ones 2018 Conference: POLLINATORS IN CRISIS: AN INTERVENTION USING NATIVE LANDSCAPING, Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, Round Lake Beach, IL.
Craft Show at Saddlebrook Farms
UPDATE: Portion of Old McHenry Road to Remain Partially Closed for Reconstruction and Intersection Improvements
Due to changes initiated by the contractor, the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be keeping the current detour route in place, instead of closing Old McHenry Road in both directions to through traffic, for the roadwork taking place on Old McHenry Road. The one block section of Old McHenry Road south of Robert Parker Coffin Road will remain limited to one-way southbound traffic only to Archer Road in downtown Long Grove. Downtown Long Grove businesses will remain open and easily accessible during this project.  For more information please visit the project website.
Detour Route: IL Route 22 to IL Route 83 to IL Route 53
Detour Route for Downtown Long Grove:  Local traffic will have access on Old McHenry Road from IL Route 22 and IL Route 53. Old McHenry Road will only accommodate one-way traffic southbound between Robert Parker Coffin Road and Archer Road. Northbound Old McHenry Road will be closed to all traffic from Archer Road to Robert Parker Coffin Road. The detour for northbound local traffic on Old McHenry Rd will be Archer Road north to Robert Parker Coffin Road.  
Illinois State Treasurer Returning Your Money To You
Got a Check in the Mail? It’s real. Cash it! The Illinois State Treasurer’s Office “Money Match” program is automatically returning lost money to qualifying Illinois residents without the need to file paperwork or initiate a claim. 

The new ‘Money Match’ program automatically will return lost money to Illinois residents without the usual need to gather paperwork or file a claim, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. The ‘Money Match’ program uses existing technology and state records to match unclaimed cash with qualifying Illinois taxpayers. The property must be $2,000 or less in cash with only one owner. The goal is to return more money, more quickly, and without the need of paper, to Illinois taxpayers.  More information
Referendum for Single Waste Hauler For Unincorporated Fremont Township Residents
At our July board meeting, the Fremont Board of Trustees voted to place a question on the November Ballot to allow the board to contract with a single waste hauler in unincorporated Fremont Township. If passed, this would apply only to residential areas.

The ballot question presented to voters would read as follows:

Shall the Township Board of Fremont Township, Lake County Illinois,                               
be authorized to exercise the powers of the “Township Refuse Collection 
and Disposal Act” as provided in Article 210 of the Township Code, 60 
ILCS 1/210-5,  et. seq ., to enter into a contract for the collection, disposal,                           
composting or recycling of garbage, refuse and ashes within the 
unincorporated area of the Township? 

If you know of residents or neighbors who may not receive our e-newsletter, please forward this to them and invite them to sign up. 

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
​(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
​​(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 
Click here for directions to any of these locations.
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.

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.

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Next Board Meeting-
Monday, November 5 at 7:00 pm